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10 things every teacher needs to know about grammar

Every teacher needs to know about grammar, and every teacher needs to know how to teach it.<p>To us, that view should not be controversial. However, the …

Linguistics

This Book From the 1930s Can Teach You to Create a Genuinely Happy Life

This obscure author already understood the lessons of modern happiness science decades ago.<p>What is the most common regret that pains people facing the end of their lives? According to a hospice nurse who was written about her experiences providing end-of-life care, the most common regret of the …

Happiness

Each year the government asks 10 simple questions to test the public's knowledge of science. Can you correctly answer them all?

Every two years, the National Science Foundation is required to tell the president how the US is doing in regard to science and engineering.<p>"As economies worldwide grow increasingly knowledge-intensive and interdependent, capacity for innovation becomes ever more critical," the NSF says in its …

Markets

The Explosion Geologists Feared From Hawaii's Volcano Has Just Happened

Ash shot up in the sky higher than Everest.<p>Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano erupted explosively early Thursday, tossing boulders hundreds of feet and sending …

Geology

The 10 Best Americana Albums Of All Time

Before we recommend the 10 best Americana albums of all time, maybe we should define the term. In our mind, <b>Americana</b> is more a spirit than a sound – …

Free Tools Students Can Use to Produce Animated Videos

Creating an animated video can be a great extension to many writing projects. Students can use video creation tools to animate short stories that …

A Spreadsheet Can Do That?

Think a spreadsheet can only be used to analyze data and create charts and graphs? Think again. Explore different ways a spreadsheet can be used for …

What Does It Mean to Be a Successful Teacher? A Conversation With John Hattie

11:45<p>Teaching is about engaging students in a passion for learning and working collaboratively with colleagues, explains John Hattie in a discussion …

Three apps teachers should use in 2017

<b>1. The Google Expeditions app</b><p>Thanks to free 360-degree view apps and cheap headsets, I reckon VR in the classroom will become more common over the …

Watch how quickly humans are changing the planet in these animations of NASA satellite images

From rising sea levels to an increase in wildfires.<p>A new website, EarthTime, aims to shows how humans have dramatically changed the planet — such as how glaciers are melting and where refugees are migrating — through time-lapse satellite photos.<p>The site’s interactive maps use images taken by NASA …

100 classic books all secondary pupils should read: the DfE's definitive list

Erica Wagner, author and literary critic, has read 50. Mick Connell, director of the National Association for the Teaching of English has read 34. …

Top 101 Motivational Quotes

Timeless inspirational quotes to supercharge enthusiasm and motivation.<p>Here are 101 quotes to help motivate you to take on new challenges, overcome roadblocks, and live the life you want to live:<p>"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, …

The Teacher’s Ultimate Guide to Printing on Sticky Notes

Custom sticky notes in the classroom? That might sound difficult to pull off. What could you even use them for? It might even sound expensive.<p>Believe …

Teaching

A teacher set up a dictatorship to teach her students about 1984. The kids fought back.

And the rest of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects.<p>Welcome to the weekly Vox book link roundup, a curated collection of the internet’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here’s the best the web has to offer for the week of February 18, 2018.<p>Mariana Lin, the woman who …

See a single atom in this magnificent photograph

See the tiny dot in the center of the photo above? That's a single strontium atom, visible to the naked eye. University of Oxford quantum physicist …

University of Oxford

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

Photograph courtesy MaxPixel. Public domain<p>Confession: I was a late tech adopter.<p>I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on …

Divers Found The World's Largest Underwater Cave, And It's Full of Maya Secrets

The photos are spectacular.<p>After 10 months of intensive exploration, scientists in Mexico have discovered the world's largest flooded cave system – …

Twitch

Raspberry Pi Hardware Guide | Raspberry Pi Learning Resources

Begin by placing your SD card into the SD card slot on the Raspberry Pi. It will only fit one way.<p>Next, plug your keyboard and mouse into the USB …

The Best Videos For Learning Why It’s Important To Study Geography

It’s getting close to semester finals and in my ELL Geography class, I usually have this read this short piece, 9 Reasons to Study Geography, from …

On Stephen Hawking's birthday, 5 things to know about the legendary physicist

Happy birthday, Stephen Hawking.<p>On Monday, the world-renowned physicist turned 76 years old. His work on theoretical physics has earned him countless honors, and has made him a key voice in understanding our universe.<p>Here are five things to know about Hawking's life and career.<p>1. He was diagnosed …

The extraordinary life of Nikola Tesla, a virgin inventor who spoke 8 languages

Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts:<p>Spoke eight languages<br>• Produced the first motor that ran on AC current<br>• Developed the underlying technology for wireless communication over long distances<br>• Held …

How Did The Matter In Our Universe Arise From Nothing?

When you look out at the vastness of the Universe, at the planets, stars, galaxies, and all there is out there, one obvious question screams for an explanation: why is there something instead of nothing? The problem gets even worse when you consider the laws of physics governing our Universe, which …

Physics

Exploring the Planets With an Amateur Telescope

If you're a new telescope owner, the whole sky is your playground. But if you're a beginner, you may want to start by looking for planets. The …

Astronomy

Daily Inspiration — Life is older than we are

- Advertisement -<p>Life is much older than the Earth, older than the solar system, probably older than the Milky Way galaxy. We are only the latest …

The Best Ideas For Helping Students Connect Lessons To Their Interests & The World

Relevance is a key component of developing intrinsic motivation (see my Edutopia post, Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves).<p>Assisting …

Teaching

Duolingo podcasts are a casual way to learn a new language

Duolingo is moving beyond gamifying language learning and into podcasts. The first season focuses on simple-to-understand Spanish-language stories. But they aren't fiction. The first episode is about a boy who loves soccer (football to the rest of the world) and his local Mexican team getting …

Language Learning

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Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their lifetime, recommended by …