Fri.Nov 16, 2018

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

What is it that today’s modern learners need to thrive? How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology?

Teaching responsibility and preparing students for the real world: 20 alternatives to homework

Ditch That Textbook

Homework is a hot button topic. It ignites strong emotions and there are people firmly planted on both sides of the fence. Many educators claim that homework teaches students responsibility and prepares them for the real world. But does it really? Are there more meaningful ways that we can teach these skills in school? In a […]. DitchBook Twitter chat Homework alternative homework assignments alternatives to homework ditching homework homework

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century

TeachThought - Learn better.

8 Needs For Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century by Terry Heick We recently offered a definition of project-based learning and looked at keys to designing Project-Based Learning.

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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Larry Ferlazzo

BiljaST / Pixabay. Five years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention.

5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

Editing Videos for Involuntary Curiosity: 3 Chemistry Examples


Often times a powerful video can simultaneously engage AND demotivate students by "inducing" curiosity, while also explaining the content that underlies the phenomena

Three Videos About Thanksgiving

Larry Ferlazzo

annca / Pixabay. Here are three new videos I’m adding to an already massive The Best Sites To Teach and Learn About Thanksgiving list, which also includes many resources sharing Native American perspectives

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New Simon’s Cat Video On Thanksgiving Is Great For ELLs

Larry Ferlazzo

OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay. This new Simon’s Cat video would be great to show English Language Learners and then ask them to share what they saw. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Teach and Learn About Thanksgiving.

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Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion


If you do a Google image search for “classroom,” you’ll mostly see one familiar scene: rows or groups of desks , with a spot at the front of the room for the teacher.

Video: “Day to Day Life in a Rohingya Refugee Camp”

Larry Ferlazzo

12019 / Pixabay. I’m adding this new Voice of America video to The Best Resources For Learning About The Rohingya Refugee Crisis

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5 Levels of Difficulty Videos: Alternative Assessment Inspiration

Cycles of Learning

Recently I stumbled upon a series of videos called "5 Levels of Difficulty".

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Today’s universities and colleges face many challenges ranging from reconciling financial pressures, to ensuring student success, to managing complicated workforce dynamics. One thing they all have in common: Their head of HR must align the HR function to best support the institution as it navigates this current landscape.

“Effective Ways Students Can Teach Their Classmates”

Larry Ferlazzo

Effective Ways Students Can Teach Their Classmates is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. In it, Bobson Wong, Adeyemi Stembridge, Jennifer Davis Bowman, Starr Sackstein, Kathy Dyer, and Rachelle Dene Poth share ideas on how students can teach their classmates.

13 Edtech Tools Every Teacher and Student Should Know About


Original Article Source: [link]. Today the importance of educational technology goes beyond the use of instructional aids because of the ubiquity and usefulness of technology in everyday life.

My Most Popular Tweets Of The Month

Larry Ferlazzo

PhotoMIX-Company / Pixabay. I used to post weekly collections of my best tweets, and used Storify to bring them together. Unfortunately, Storify went under. Fortunately, however, Wakelet was a new tool that was able to import all of a person’s Storifys.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the series I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. That series isn’t going to be much of one this year… And frankly, this Friday thing is going to be paused for the duration of Teaching Machines book-writing, starting quite soon. So enjoy all this educational doom while you can.). National) Education Politics.

A Look Back: “Guest Post From Lorin W. Anderson, Co-Author Of The Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy”

Larry Ferlazzo

This blog has gained many new readers over the past year. Because of that, I thought it might be worth sharing a daily “A Look Back” where I share a best post from the past twelve years. You can also see all of my choices for “Best” posts here.

Some of The Best Android Apps for Sudents with Special Needs

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Below is a collection of some good Android apps curated specifically for students with special needs. The apps cover different areas including dyslexia, autism, and visual impairment. We have more

Thoughtful Response To Hate In Schools

Larry Ferlazzo

Earlier this week, I posted about the rise of hate crimes in the United States (see Depressing Statistic Of The Day: Hate Crimes In U.S. Increase By 17 Percent ). Slate has just published a thoughtful reflection on hate in schools, and what might be effective responses to it.

What does Creativity Look Like in Todays Classrooms? A Reflection from the @ISTE Creative Constructor


In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we broadcast LIVE from the 2018 ISTE Creative Constructor Lab and discuss the topics of Creativity and Collaboration in today's classrooms. The post What does Creativity Look Like in Todays Classrooms?

Pins Of The Week

Larry Ferlazzo

I’m fairly active on Pinterest and, in fact, have curated 15,000 resources there that I haven’t shared on this blog.

#CelebrateWithDE Thanksgiving

Discovery Education

One of Thanksgiving’s great traditions is storytelling, whether recounting family lore around the dinner table or sharing historical accounts of the earliest celebrations of the holiday. Thanksgiving is a great time to encourage your students to focus on the role of stories in our lives. We hope you and your students have much to be thankful for this year! Featured Resources. Content Collection: Thanksgiving. Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources. Give thanks—for Thanksgiving!

Here Is A List (With Links) Of All My Regular Weekly Features

Larry Ferlazzo

I publish lots of posts and resources, including several weekly series. I thought readers might find it useful for me to list those weekly features, along with links to past and future ones. Here they are: Weekly posts at my Education Week Teacher advice column.

Startup Founder Finds New Focus in Mission of Social-Emotional Learning Company

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

After Move This World founder Sara LaHayne became bogged down in the administrative aspects of management, she took time to find a renewed emphasis on her company's message of self care for teachers and students.

Happy Thanksgiving Week to All!

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’m taking next week off. I’ll be preparing for my daughter’s holiday visit from her home in DC and my son who’s visiting virtually from Okinawa Japan. I am so excited to see both of them! I’ll be back November 26th.

A Helpful Google Resource to Teach Kids about Digital Citizenship

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After featuring this free resource to help teachers better integrate the ethos of digital citizenship in their instruction, we are sharing with you this equally important resource more

What Do East Coast Coding Bootcamps Think About Amazon HQ2?


After a long build up, Amazon announced this week that the company will open its new headquarters in the New York City and Washington, D.C. metro areas. Colleges and universities were a part of cities’ pitch to the e-commerce giant, the idea being these places could feed Amazon’s hungry talent pipeline, which will bring around 25,000 new employees to each region. Virginia Tech even announced this week plans to build a $1 billion tech campus near Amazon’s Arlington, Va.-based based headquarters.