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Students Thwarted In Plot To Kill Their Fourth Grade Teacher Using Hand Sanitizer

A school board member and concerned parents caught wind of an alleged plot by students to kill their fourth grade teacher for being mean. The alleged …

Terrific Timeline Creation Tool for Students (Works on Chromebooks Too)

January, 2015 <i><br>Timeline,</i> as its name indicate, is a very good tool from Read Write Think that you can use to create web based timelines. The tool is …

NEW- Grade Students' Assignments using A Camera

January 8, 2015<br>Here is another good app for grading which I learned today from Cool cat teacher. Gradecam is an app that allows teachers to easily …

What Schools Could Use Instead Of Standardized Tests

Close your eyes for a minute and daydream about a world without bubble tests.<p>Education Week recently reported that some Republican Senate aides are doing more than dreaming — they're drafting a bill that would eliminate the federal mandate on standardized testing.<p>Annual tests for every child in …

12 Companies Transforming Education To Watch Next Year

Education technology, known as EdTech, is taking by storm schools, students and the process of learning across the globe. Tech companies from Silicon Valley to Tel Aviv have begun providing solutions to problems ranging from cost efficiency of schools to adaptive learning and global access of high …

Cracking the Sitcom Code

After signing up to write a script for Croatian television, I learned that virtually all TV comedies, from Seinfeld to South Park, follow a simple formula.<p>As happens to so many of us, I was asked to write a sitcom for Croatian television. I’m an American ex-pat living in Slovenia, and I know next …

Why Kids Won't Quit Technology

Even though they admit their devices distract them from class. Now, some educators are incorporating the digital tools into their teaching.<p>Smartphones, iPads, TVs, computers, videogames. Technology is omnipresent, especially for young students. They just can’t get enough; one 2013 study found that …

The home security device that's always listening

For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?<p>A new …

School Districts Are Really Bad At Buying Technology

A new report finds a "problem" in how school districts work with education technology companies.<p>School districts that spend billions of dollars every year on the latest educational technology are using antiquated buying processes that shut out teachers and leave tech companies frustrated, according …

4 Steps for A Better Integration of Technology in Teaching

November 14, 2014<br>In an earlier post we shared here a few months ago, we talked about the differences between technology use and technology …

Over 100 Free Audio Books for Early Readers

November, 2014 <i><br>Unite for Literacy i</i>s a great website I discovered through Mattbgomz. The site features over 100 audio books for early readers. You can …

Interesting Poster Featuring 6 Presentation Skills You Should Know about

November 10, 2014<br>Creating and delivering successful presentations is a skill that requires some serious practice and learning. In the course of our …

Here's What North America Would Look Like On Other Planets

You may think you have a good sense of exactly how big Earth is compared to the other planets in our solar system. But clever new illustrations by John Brady, founder of the website Astronomy Central, put the size of our planet in perspective in the starkest way possible.<p><b>(Story continues below</b> …

A Sad Day for Girls, Women and Human Rights

This is a sad day for human rights and especially for female children.<p>Today Boko Haram gleefully announced that the 200 schoolgirls they kidnapped months ago have been "converted" to Islam and "married off." One should read this as it is truly meant... they have been tortured and raped... their …

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How Much Are Good Grades Worth? One Massive Chart Purports to Have the Answers.

From time immemorial, teachers and parents have been telling young students to study up, get good grades and reap the rewards of hard work later.<p>But how much exactly are good grades worth?<p>Using data from a variety of sources, including the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the team …