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This Camp Cookset Will Turn You Into A Backcountry Gourmet

Putting together a complete set of cookware for our backcountry excursions can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. Finding all of the pots, pans, …

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

You just experienced dyslexia for one minute. During that minute, the passage slowed you down and forced you to pronounce words that didn't seem to …

A Simple Tool to Create Stunning Video Animations for Your Class

September 19, 2015<br>Biteable is a web-based tool that allows you to create beautiful explainer videos to share with your students. Explainer videos are …

5 Helpful Resources to Get You Started Teaching with iPad

September 11, 2015<br>Last week we shared with you ‘ Evaluating Apps for the Classroom’ a free interactive guide from Apple Education to help you make …

Infographic Maker Guide: 20 Cool Infographic Creator Tools That Will Turn You Into A Designer

Imagine you are an infographic maker god who can take 1,000 words and help people digest that information in only a few seconds.<p>An infographic, put …

33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom

I came across a great blog post the other day – <i>Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think</i> – that told the firsthand account of a teacher, Steven …

Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning

Technology is an immense tool that can transform the way students learn. One of my favourite quotes which demonstrates this comes from Steve</i> …

ClassDojo Introduces Groups...More to Come

Last week I had a conversation with ClassDojo's head of marketing, Manoj Lamba, about some of the new features they're rolling out before most …

Professional Development Tools Created by Teachers for Teachers

Get a variety of PD resources here, from podcasts to screencasts to articles and more.<p>Listen to a vast network of education podcasts from notable …

How to teach … fossils

Capture the imagination of would-be palaeontologists with these lesson ideas, which include clay modelling and writing fossil hunter journals<p>A lump of ancient rock was cracked open earlier this month to reveal something quite unexpected – the fossilised remains of the oldest known relative of …

Paleontology

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard - review

'Red Queen is an incredible start to an electrifying new series, managing to merge the two worlds of fantasy power and gripping action into one powerful gust of awesomeness which is taking the world of YA by storm'<p>Every couple of months in the vast and wonderful kingdoms of Booktube and …

Books

The Best Free Online Rubric Makers

Grading assignments can be one of the most tedious parts of teaching, but there are ways you can make it easier. Rubrics improve your efficiency and …

Pedagogy

50 Great EdTech Tools for Teachers and Educators

April, 2015<br>Looking for some powerful EdTech tools to try out in your class or probably use for your professional development? This Symbaloo web mix …

Ten Websites to Help Students Connect with Books

Teachers might see the Internet as the enemy of old-fashioned books, but the two entities can actually compliment each other nicely. Websites devoted …

Books

Why Are So Many People Snobby About Fantasy Fiction?

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 04.11.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Kazuo …

Which modern day children's books will become classics?

We’ve had the BBC’s best children’s books of all time and not a single one was published after 1968, so what are the future classics, books written in the last 20 years that people will still be reading in 50 or even 100 years time? Join in our discussion to predict the future classics!<p>Many of you …

Books

11 Secrets to Writing an Effective Character Description

The characters in our stories, songs, poems, and essays <i>embody</i> our writing. They are our words made flesh. Sometimes they even speak for us, carrying …

Dow Jones

Some Amazing TED Talks on How to Be A Leader

<b>1- How great leaders inspire action by Simon Sinek</b><p>“Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a …

12 Must-Read Books on Education for 2015

Few things are more satisfying than finally getting your hands on a book you’ve been meaning to read. In 2015, you’re going to want to make room in …

Teaching

Waterstones children's book prize 2015 – shortlist announced!

Newsflash: the super-sleuths are coming to town as authors including Louise O’Neill, Robin Stevens, Steve Antony and Sally Green battle for this year’s prize. Deerstalkers and magnifying glasses at the ready – can you work out who’s going to win?<p>Nearly 20 new and up-coming children’s authors are …

Books

The eight best young adult books – and why grownups should read them, too

YA fiction has become a fixture at the top of the bestseller lists. Children’s literature expert Daniel Hahn recommends eight novels that adults also should read<p>What do my chosen books have in common? Well, in each case, some­body at some point has decided they are “young adult” books. As often as …

Books

Different Solutions

http://diply.com/publisher/different-solutions<p>website<p>Diply

The Best Teachers Don't Do What They're Told

<b>The Best Teachers Don’t Do What They’re Told</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>When I became a teacher, I wanted to be like Robin Williams in Dead Poet Society, bringing …

World Book Day 2015: what to wear

Great costume ideas here for World Book Day on 5 March. Share your best costumes and how you made them by emailing childrens.books@theguardian.com– we’ll add them to this gallery (and the best costume idea will win £50 in National Book Tokens)<p>Also find step-by-step ingredients guides on how to …

Books

93 Extremely Bad Business Writing Habits to Break

Simplify your writing by removing unnecessary words and phrases. We use weak, wordy sentences because we are lazy. It is easier to use the clichés …

Creative Writing

Top 10 children's books on death and bereavement

From Michael Rosen’s Sad Book to Patrick Ness’s A Monster Calls, Holly Webb, author of A Tiger Tale, shares the most touching books that help us talk and think about loss of a loved one<p>These are such amazing books, and I feel so strongly about them all. Writing this list has made realise that what …

Books

All in One Stove

Introduction: All in One Stove<p>I would like to publicly admit I am a charter member of ASBA – Alcohol Stove Builders Anonymous. I got addicted years …

Dining Rooms

The Only Knot You Need to Know.

Introduction: The Only Knot You Need to Know.<p>First Prize in the<br>Paracord Challenge<p>View Contest<p>If you only learn one knot make it the marlin spike …

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom

January 21, 2015<br>Google Classroom is definitely one of the best platforms out there for enhancing teachers workflow. It provides a set of powerful …