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13 Google Chrome hacks that will boost your productivity

While there are many websites out there that can suck your time, there are also web extensions and programs people have created to help you focus. With them, you can limit the amount of time you waste on social media, quickly find the site you're looking for, and even improve your writing so you …

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

Literature

Here's how the US's involvement in the Korean War started 68 years ago

On the night of June 30, 1950, Lt. Col. Charles B. Smith was asleep in his quarters at Camp Woods near Kumamoto, Japan, when he received a phone call.<p>"The lid has blown off. Get on your clothes and report to the CP," his commanding officer told him. This began the deployment of Task Force Smith, …

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Close Reading: 5 Questions to Help Students Analyze Complex Texts

June 27, 2015<br>Close reading is a key literacy practice highlighted in the Common Core State Standards. It is a skill that empowers students to …

12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources

<b>12 Timeless Project-Based Learning Resources</b><p>by <b>Shannon Dauphin</b><p>Project-based learning is becoming increasingly popular as teachers look for a way to …

Sample Project: Lost! | Project Based Learning

<b>What is it?</b> In this scenario, students and their group members are stranded and isolated from the rest of the world. It is their mission to create a …

Insights- A New Educational Tool for Creating Paperless Interactive Lessons

June 25, 2015<br>The popular educational app TinyTap has recently released a new tool called Insights. This is basically a data management tool to help …

How the Korean War Started

Though the Korean War started on this day 65 years ago—June 25, 1950—when North Korean tanks crossed the 38th parallel, the boundary with South …

Undo Send- An Excellent Gmail Feature for Teachers

June, 2015<br>‘Undo Send’ is one of the excellent features we previously featured in Top Gmail Features for Teachers. Undo Send allows you to cancel a …

GOP’s fear of a black America: The long, racist history which explains Dylann Roof and stains the so-called “party of Lincoln”

<b>Abraham Lincoln, Rand Paul, Lee Atwater (AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>Dylann Roof’s assault was the latest salvo in the racial struggle we have fought since 1865: Who owns America?<p>Heather Cox Richardson<p>June 21, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>Dylann Roof’s murder of nine people worshipping at Charleston’s Emanuel African …

Black Voters

Classics for the people – why we should all learn from the ancient Greeks

Photograph: Alamy<p>Erechtheion, an ancient greek temple in Athens.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/18/1434645426145/8b31809e-f42d-49db-a1bc-f4b224658737-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Erechtheion, an ancient greek temple in …

Cambridge University

This Week in World War I, June 21-27, 1915

<i>Painting by Denis Dighton: British Hussars of Viviene's Brigade at Waterloo</i><p><b>Waterloo and the Road to World War I</b><p>Two hundred years ago this month, on June 18, 1815, on the field of Waterloo, in what is now Belgium, a French army under the command of the former Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was …

The Morning Routine That Enables Me to Keep Writing Novels

As a novelist who continues to be a practitioner of the art of fiction in the last years of my eighth decade, I have been asked repeatedly how one can avoid the memory blocks that so often plague older people.<p>Memory is the key to novel writing. Preserving a career in novel writing into one's …

Superweapon of the Ancient World: A History of Chariots - Part I

The chariot is often associated with the ancient Egyptian civilization. It became a prominent weapon of war during the New Kingdom. In fact, it is …

How Churchill Led Britain To Victory In The Second World War

photographs<p>Words as <i>weapons</i><p>photographs<p>In the dark early days of the Second World War Churchill had few real weapons. He attacked with words instead. …

Educator-recommended Tools to Help Enhance Your Visuals

June 17, 2015<br>Sometimes a good visual has a way of capturing one's attention. This can be important in a room full of varied attention spans. Here are …

A Day In The Life Of A Munitions Worker

Of all the roles women took on during the First World War their work in munitions factories was probably the most vital. Without the bullets and …

3 Good Text to Speech Tools for Struggling Readers

June 16, 2015<br>We have received a few requests over the last couple of weeks to share our recommendations for text to speech tools designed …

Text-To-Speech

What is the Magna Carta? Our guide for kids

Illustration: Doris Ettlinger<p>Eileen Cameron: my story is based on a fictional character called Rupert, but it’s about real events that took place 800 years …

Human Rights

The 4,000-Year-Old Sumerian Love Poem and the Sacred Ritual of Marriage

<i>'Bridegroom, dear to my heart; goodly is your beauty, honeysweet; lion, dear to my heart'.</i> These are the passionate words of a lover to a king, from …

The 7 Popular Google Docs Tools for Teachers

June 15, 2015<br>Below is a list of some popular Google Docs add-ons for teachers and educators. These extensions are geared towards enhancing your …

Audio Projects for Digital Learners: 30+ Resources

<b>Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers!</b><i>“Radio is the most intimate and socially personal medium in the world.” – Harry von Zell</i>One of the …

Education Technology

12 Free Add-Ons That Take Docs and Sheets to the Next Level - BetterCloud Monitor

The Ultimate to Google Drive<p><i>If you work in IT, learn how BetterCloud’s Unified SaaS Management platform can help you manage G Suite and other</i> …

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

Keep Andrew Jackson on the $20

Critics of the current $20 bill forget the president who made American democracy democratic.<p>He was a slave owner, hostile to the forces of abolitionism that were rising in America. He imposed a cruel policy of Indian removal, forcing the tribes of the Southeast across a brutal march to the Oklahoma …

Iconic War Images Shown for First Time in Vietnam

A Teacher’s Guide to Using PowerPoint

Different people learn differently. That’s always been true, but only in recent years have teachers had access the tools that allow them to really …

Education Technology

Some Good Resources for Kids Summer Learning

We’ve gathered resources on different topics so that you can share it with your students and help spark their interest in something new, from STEM …

Charter Schools 101: The basics behind a hot education topic

Rocketship Southside Community Prep, an independent charter school overseen by the City of Milwaukee, entered the local charter school scene in 2013. …