Wed.Nov 07, 2018

The best way to learn – video textbooks!


At Clutch Prep we call ourselves “the video version of textbooks”. Make no mistake however, we truly offer so much more.

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Expand Technology Integration and Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

Recent international studies in adult competencies indicate that six in 10 U.S. adults ages 18–65—around 118 million—perform at or below the lowest proficiency levels in problem solving in technology rich environments ( National Center for Education Statistics, 2016 ).

Your Network: Make it Bigger to Make Your School District Stronger

Education Elements

For many, being an innovator conjures a vision of being the one out in front, alone, and it can certainly feel that way at times. All at once it seems like a big adventure and a scary proposition with uncertain rewards, but known risks.

Making 360º Media: A Conversation about Immersive Storytelling and Media Literacy

Digital Promise

For the past 20 years, Will Cavada has supported students at Mount Pleasant High School in San Jose, California, as they tell their stories.

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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.

How do I help my students use iPads? Teaching students to troubleshoot and use iPads effectively

The CoolCatTeacher

Pana Asavavatana on Episode 388 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Pana Asavavatana won the ISTE Kay Bitter Award for 2018 as a top technology using kindergarten teacher.

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Your Network: Make it Bigger to Make Your District Stronger

Education Elements

For many, being an innovator conjures a vision of being the one out in front, alone, and it can certainly feel that way at times. All at once it seems like a big adventure and a scary proposition with uncertain rewards, but known risks.

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Talk the Talk: Communications Planning for Innovation in Education - A Webinar

Education Elements

As we work with schools and policy-makers to successfully implement student-centered learning models, we often hear concerns around building community support.

13 Brilliant Outcomes Of Project-Based Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

13 Brilliant Outcomes Of Project-Based Learning by Terry Heick Project-based learning isn’t a ‘trend’ any more than mobile devices are a trend. Mobile devices–smartphones, for example–simply provide a (physical) framework to host hardware (e.g.,

The Third Week Of November Is Geography Awareness Week – Here Are Forty Related “Best” Lists!

Larry Ferlazzo

OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay.

Immigrant students find hope in soccer, but some states won’t let them play

The Hechinger Report

Carlos Chirinos-Padilla has dreamed of playing soccer since he was little. But his neighborhood in Honduras was too dangerous, he said. Boys squared off in street matches, but he never joined a real team. The first time he slipped on his Cohen uniform, he said, “was a feeling único,” one-of-a-kind.

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.

Video: “World’s oldest cave paintings from 40,000 years ago discovered in Indonesia”

Larry Ferlazzo

janeb13 / Pixabay. I’m adding this new video (it may look like there’s nothing there, but click on it and it will play) from The Telegraph to The Best Sites For Learning About Prehistoric Cave Paintings : social studies video

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One state uses data about job needs to help decide what colleges should teach

The Hechinger Report

Students in a nursing class at Missoula College in Montana. Data show that nursing is among the highest-demand professions in the state. Photo: Kristine T. Paulsen for The Hechinger Report. MISSOULA, Mont. —

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What The Election Results May Mean For Education

Larry Ferlazzo

OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay. Yesterday’s election will have a huge impact on education throughout the United States.

Link External Page to a Specific Google Doc Section


 I have been dying to learn how to link specific topic headings within my external class website directly to specific portions within Google Document that contains information about those specific sections

How schools can tackle student stress and anxiety?


Education is the key to sustainable economic development and developing an effective workforce.

Three Accessible Ways To Search For & Find My “Best” Lists

Larry Ferlazzo

(Note: I am going to publish this same post once each month to remind older readers and inform newer ones about how to access my “Best” lists). As regular readers know, I have about 2,000 categorized and regularly updated “Best” lists. You can find all of them in broad categories here.

Review: NetApp AFF A700s Integrates District Data Center and Cloud Storage

EdTech Magazine

Review: NetApp AFF A700s Integrates District Data Center and Cloud Storage. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:35. All K–12 school districts — even small ones, which still support hundreds of users — have big storage needs.

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Ed Tech Digest

Larry Ferlazzo

Five years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

OPINION: ‘Remaining silent is a political act’

The Hechinger Report

. Pipe bombs. People murdered because of their skin color or religion. The possible end of federal protections for transgender people. These recent horrific events may have occurred outside school walls, but the associated trauma and fear are spilling into our classrooms.

A Look Back: “Here’s How My Students Taught Their Classmates A Social Studies Unit – Handouts Included”

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.

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District Leaders Navigate Student Data Privacy Laws to Champion for Students



The Virtual Media Literacy Fair "Booths" Are Open Today 3 - 5 pm US-EST | Posters!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is the "live booth" portion of the Media Literacy Fair that has been going on this week, part of Media Literacy Week. From 3:00 - 5:00 pm US-EST you can join live video rooms to chat with representatives of the 23 different organizations that are participating today.

Great Tool Introduces Teens to Coding


Vidcode aims to get teen girls excited about coding by emphasizing creativity and social media culture and expression

“How Should Schools Handle Student Dress Codes?”

Larry Ferlazzo

How Should Schools Handle Student Dress Codes? is the new question-of-the-week at my Education Week Teacher column. Feel free to leave responses in the comment sections there or here… Ed Week Teacher

Tech & Learning Leadership Summit @ Phoenix


Phoenix, AZ

Gimkit – Mix Things up with a Great New Review Game

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

Everyone Loves Review Games You can never have too many options for review games. Mixing things up keeps things fresh. I’m happy to add another tool to my Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, Flippity rotation.

What's New in Google - October 2018


Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from October 2018, and see great ideas and resources

MIND Celebrates Massachusetts STEM Week With Families

MIND Research Institute

October 22-26, 2018 marked the first annual Massachusetts STEM Week , and MIND Research Institute was proud to celebrate the occasion with some of our ST Math partner schools in Beverly, Burlington, and Lawrence, Massachusetts.


The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 139 Exploring False Dichotomies In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 139 Exploring False Dichotomies In Education Drew Perkins talks with Michael B.

Why I LOVE Econ Essentials

Discovery Education

Guest blog by Jacqueline Prester, Teacher, Mansfield High School. For several years, I have enjoyed using the Econ Essentials modules to deliver high-quality economics curriculum in the Entrepreneurship class I teach at Mansfield High School.

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Promote Book Talk with Online Literature Circles


Jeremy Hyler found Harvey Daniels' classic Literature Circles inspiring, but was left wondering how he could get his seventh graders to continue discussing books outside of class with the energy of book club members. Here's how he took circles online with digital tools.

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6 resources for National STEAM Day

eSchool News

Smart is the new cool, and that’s the message behind this year’s National STEAM Day on November 8. The impending STEAM worker shortage is no secret, and districts are working hard to ensure their students have early and frequent exposure to STEAM learning.

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2018

Larry Ferlazzo

I do an annual “Word of the Year” feature, sharing the choices from various organizations around the world. Only a few have been chosen so far, but the pace will pick up over the next few weeks and I’ll be adding links to this post.


Scheduling for Students First is Essential to Boosting Achievement for All

It’s an often-told story: the new principal comes to a school, opens the supply closet, and sees tons of notepads (or pencils or toner). When she looks at the supply order and asks why even more are being purchased despite the surplus, the reply is, “it’s the same order we make every year.”

Here Is An Excellent Web Tool for Creating Class Newspapers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over the last few years, we have reviewed a number of interesting web tools and applications teachers and students can use to create digital magazines and newspapers. In today’s post we are more

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