Chad Farrell

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Blades not Bullets: the Battle of Culloden

For two centuries, British historiography has defined Jacobitism as ‘primitive’: first, it was demeaned because of the very real threat it posed to …

History

The 10 Best Vietnam War Documentaries

Winter Soldier (1972)<p>Winter Soldier is one of the first major documentaries about the Vietnam War, and was made before the war ended. It chronicles …

Vietnam

Replacing Research Papers and PowerPoint Presentations with Student Websites

Michael Kiefer is an Instructional Technology Specialist who coaches teachers in designing learning experiences that leverage technology and foster …

Education Technology

You Can Now Watch 550,000 (Yes, That’s Right, 550,000!) Historical Videos Newly Uploaded To YouTube

YouTube’s Historical Footage Expands, Both Serious and Silly is the headline of a New York Times story about the Associated Press and British …

YouTube

5 Ways Teachers Can Introduce Entrepreneurship Skills In Their Classrooms

When I taught elementary and middle school, I made it a priority to ensure my students were able to connect the information they were learning in class with the real-world. At the time, teaching in this manner was not widely accepted. However, I knew that if my students couldn’t take what they …

Teaching

Five Easy Ways to Integrate Debate Into Your Classroom

If you’re looking for ways to increase engagement in your classes, while getting your students writing, and increasing the amount of time they spend …

Teaching

Martin Luther King's death tore America apart. We still can't reckon with African American demands for justice

Because Martin Luther King Jr. now stands as an exalted hero of American history, we tend to assume that his assassination 50 years ago was experienced as a national tragedy. Yet in the days and weeks after his death on April 4, 1968, Americans not only mourned and grieved but also seethed and …

Black History

Revisiting One of King's Final and Most Haunting Sermons

Delivered two months before he died, “The Drum Major Instinct” saw the preacher give his own eulogy.<p>“The Drum Major Instinct” is one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s finest sermons and perhaps his most haunting. He delivered it exactly two months before his assassination, on February 4, 1968, at …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Student Motivation, Engagement, and Achievement

<b>Why is this component important?</b> Becoming skilled readers, writers, speakers, listeners, and thinkers requires ample opportunity for practice, …

Pedagogy

John W. Jones: The Runaway Slave Who Buried Nearly 3000 Confederate Soldiers

John W. Jones was as close to a sinless man as you could find—with the exception of the time he lied to his mother.<p>It was a late June evening in 1844 …

Great Depression

Educators on Flipboard Starter Pack

If you are just getting started on Flipboard, or want to learn more about using Flipboard in the classroom, this post is for you. Discover how to create a magazine, find your tribe, and use Flipboard in school. Enjoy!<p><b>1. MagMaking 101: How to Make a Magazine for your Class</b><p>Creating Flipboard …

Advanced Speed Ramping in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Typically, when it comes to speed ramping, a lot of folks tend to simply separate a clip into multiple pieces and adjust the speed settings of each …

Graphics

1,000,000 People Died during the Korean War. This Is the Forgotten Story of How It Started.

It might not be as cut and dry as you think. The Korean War is variously estimated to have claimed between 1.2 and three million lives, most of them …

North Korea

Fall of the Western Roman Empire

To many historians, the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century CE has always been viewed as the end of the ancient world and the onset …

17 Little-Known Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Using Google in the Classroom

Here’s a slightly Orwellian way to check whether your students may have plagiarized part of their essays: the Chrome extension Draftback, which plays …

Education Technology

Pump Up the Color of Drab Photos with These 3 Easy Photoshop Techniques (VIDEO)

Whether you’re shooting indoors or out, photographs with drab colors can result from improper exposure settings, a dull, overcast day, and a variety …

Why Teachers And Students Should Blog: 18 Benefits of Educational Blogging

This post unpacks 18 reasons why teachers and students should have a blog. I summarise them all in a PDF poster which you're welcome to use in your …

Teaching

The protein-packed brownie recipe you can totally eat for breakfast

There are some moments in life (weekend movie marathons, celebrating after you cleaned your entire apartment, waking up with a random chocolate …

20 Alexa games to keep your kids busy

Whether you're trying to educate your kids through games or keep them busy while you cook dinner, here are 20 games you can play with Alexa.<p>While the Alexa speakers spread around your house are great for keeping you on task, controlling your smart home and ordering pizza when you don't have time to …

Kids

Generating Effective Questions

• Seeking out evidence: “What makes you think that _____?”<br>• Explaining: “What are some of the causes that led to _____?”<br>• Relating concepts, ideas, and …

Shot Lists and Script Lining: How to Prepare Your Screenplay Before a Shoot

You've finished your script. Now what?Turning a screenplay into a reference tool for production is no small task. It requires going through every …

Framing

What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building

Parents, teachers, politicians and researchers tirelessly warn today's youths about the unforgiving job market that awaits them. If they want to succeed in tomorrow's economy, they can't just coast through school. They have to soak up precious knowledge like a sponge. But even as adulthood …

To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, …

The 25 Principles for Adult Behavior: John Perry Barlow (R.I.P.) Creates a List of Wise Rules to Live By

<i>Image by the European Graduate School, via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>The most successful outlaws live by a code, and in many ways John Perry Barlow, founder …

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Colorize B&W Portrait Photos for Natural-Looking Results (VIDEO)

The task of colorizing B&W photos has becoming increasingly popular, and far easier to accomplish, thanks to the sophisticated software that’s …

21 Epigrams Every Man Should Live By | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Ryan Holiday.</i><p>As long as man has been alive, he has been collecting little sayings about how to live. We …

Martin Luther King Jr. on the problem with ‘so-called educated people’

Here, as I have published before to mark the federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., are some of his writings related to the purpose of education and the U.S. government’s efforts toward educating its citizens. You will see that King was prescient on a lot of things, including the dangers …

Education

Ten Photoshop tips in under ten minutes to help you improve any photo

What I like about Photoshop is that there often several ways to get the result you want. Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid shares some of his favorite …

Tutorials

How to Make Stop Motion Videos

Stop motion is actually a really easy thing that everyone could integrate into their videos. Here, Rob starts out with a broad overview of where you …

Stop Motion