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Encouraging Creative Writing With Bookcreator


Today education technology is on its peak and will continue to evolve as we leverage technology solutions in every aspect of our lives. Education is no exception. There are a ton of useful edtech solutions available for both teachers and students to take advantage of.

STUDENT VOICE: It shouldn’t take a tragedy to spark youth activism

The Hechinger Report

May 25, 2018 — Coral Springs, Florida — Student activist and Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg demonstrates with other sudents in a parking lot. Photo: Storms Media Group/SMG via ZUMA Wire.

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5 Strategies to Create a Culture of Accountability for Growth

A Principal's Reflections

In a world where ideas are a dime a dozen and shared openly on social media, it is incumbent upon all of us to critically reflect and determine if it is, in fact, a sound strategy.

Three New Resources About The World’s Different Cultures

Larry Ferlazzo

qimono / Pixabay. Here are three new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures : It’s Not Just You: 2017 Was Rough for Humanity, Study Finds is from The NY Times. social studies

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.

Tech and Teaching Recap from Across the Web, w/e 09-15-18


Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week in the wrap. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Resources For Having Students Write Math Autobiographies – Contribute More

Larry Ferlazzo

PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay. I’m planning to have students in my Long-Term English Language Learner support class to write their math autobiographies, and put a out a call on Twitter for suggested resources. Feel free to add more in the comments.

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SEL Weekly Update

Larry Ferlazzo

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other related “Best” lists. You might also be interested in The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2018 – So Far.

5 ways to simplify prep for substitutes

The Cornerstone Blog

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast, I’ll share 5 ways to make life easier for your substitute and you during an absence, and let you know where to find ready-to-use sub plans that are engaging and rigorous.

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Video: “The History of Mexico”

Larry Ferlazzo

Walkerssk / Pixabay. Today’s is Mexico’s Independence Day! See The Best Resources For Learning About Mexico’s Independence Day for more info. I’m adding this video to Best Sites For Learning About Mexico, Central & South America : social studies video

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Freebie & Ideas For Parent-Teacher Conference Success

The Innovative Educator

Parent-teacher conferences provide a way for staff and families to better to connect to support students. They can also be stressful for all parties involved. Parents and teachers may be nervous about what the other will say to them about the child.

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.

Sept. 27th Is “World Tourism Day” – Here Are Related Resources

Larry Ferlazzo

veerasantinithi / Pixabay. The United Nations has declared September 27th to be World Tourism Day. You might be interested in The Best Sites Showing The Most Popular Tourist Destinations In The World

How Many Ways Can You Write 27 + 8?

Teacher Tech

How Many Ways Can You Write 27 + 8? Rule, after you find the solution whatever way you want, you have to do it another way. Too often we focus on algorithm procedures rather than number sense or place value. In an age where you can ask the universe “Ok Google” and the answers come […]. The post How Many Ways Can You Write 27 + 8? appeared first on Teacher Tech. Google Math Slides G Suite google math slides

Best List Of The Week: U.S. History

Larry Ferlazzo

This is the fifty-ninth post in a series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years. You can see all those lists here. There are others there that are certainly U.S. History -related, including Wars In History.

5 Helpful Google Drive Extensions for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

After we have seen how to use Google Drive to collaborate work among various participants, we are sharing with you this collection of handy Chrome extensions to use with your Google Drive. You more

Guest Post: What Is Going On With IB Examiners?

Larry Ferlazzo

Editor’s Note: As regular readers know, I have been teaching IB Theory of Knowledge classes for years and blogging about it (see “Best” Lists Of The Week: Theory Of Knowledge Teaching Resources ).

The Great Learning Management System Debate: Featuring Canvas, Schoology and Google Classroom


Learn what to look for when searching for a Learning Management System for your school district this year! The post The Great Learning Management System Debate: Featuring Canvas, Schoology and Google Classroom appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network

“‘We Need to Face our own Discomfort’ About Discussing Racism”

Larry Ferlazzo

‘We Need to Face our own Discomfort’ About Discussing Racism is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column (which happens to be the five-hundredth post there!). In it, Marian Dingle, Sydney Chaffee, Raquel Rios, Rinard Pugh and Dr. Kimberly N.

3 Great Ideas for Your Elementary Makerspace that will be a HIT with Young Students!


In my Makerspace, I get to work with grades PreK-6. This means that each week I am prepping for a wide range of abilities and interests, and I work hard to make sure my youngest makers get lessons that are just as amazing as my most mature students.

Fall CUE Speaker Showcase: Genevieve Morgan


I don’t think Socrates ever imagined students could have the wealth of information our students have at their finger tips. Although, I do believe he would have embraced technology as a conduit of turning that information into wisdom.

Reading Responses That Reach the ‘Real Student’


Using the Reading Response strategy, Marilyn Pryle writes, class time becomes a time of meaningful discovery. Students do not passively ingest information but actively create ideas through their own thinking, writing and discussion. Teachers facilitate, clarify and celebrate. Articles Reading Responses ELA strategies marilyn pryle reading responses reading strategies Reading with Presence student engagement student voice writing writing strategies

Explore the World of MarTech

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

"MarTech (short for marketing technology) refers to marketing initiatives that use new technologies to power their campaigns and efforts. It is a fast-growing industry with upward growth more