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27 Healthy Versions Of Your Kids' Favorite Foods

You're not lying about the vegetables in these recipes. You're just withholding information.

Healthy Eating

FOMO sending teens loco

Dubbed FOMO, teenagers are particularly at risk of stressing out that they’re not having enough fun due to the fact they’re constantly checking on …

Go wild and create crazy video mashups with Spun

Who doesn’t love checking out silly video mashups from time to time? With the app called Spun you can easily create your own mashups with a variety …

Here Is A Good Tool for Creating Interactive Maps

November 6, 2015<br>Mapme is an interesting web tool that allows you to create interactive maps to share with others. You can add as much content to your …

10 Things Students Can Do With Google Keep

At the end of October Google added a drawing option to Google Keep. The drawing tool in Google Keep offers a large variety of line colors and …

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2015

As regular readers know, I’ve begun posting my mid-year “The Best….” lists. There are nearly 1,500 regularly updated lists now. You can see them all …

iRubric Is An Excellent Tool for Creating Rubrics and Gradebooks

November 10, 2015 <br>iRubric is a powerful tool for creating educational rubrics. You can either design a new rubric from scratch or use existing rubric …

As Kids Go Online, New Tools For Parents To Spy

Before age 1 (ONE!), nearly <i>half</i> of kids play games or watch videos on a mobile device. That's according to one recent study of families with young children published in the journal <i>Pediatrics</i>. By the time they're teens, nearly three-quarters have their own smartphone or access to one.<p>As just about …

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes You Need In Your Life

It's the best of both worlds.<p>You can cook just about anything in a slow cooker. This all-purpose kitchen appliance can whip up something appropriate for any type of meal: think meaty stews and savory sides, fiber-packed oatmeals and breakfasts that are prepared overnight and even chocolatey baked …

We Fed Our Kids Some Of Pinterest’s Most Popular Recipes And This Is What Happened

Three families, nine recipes, and more than a few Pinterest fails.<p>As the dad and two moms behind BuzzFeed Parents, we are on Pinterest just about every day — but like most people who love Pinterest, we look at these awe-inspiring recipes a whole lot more than we actually make them. While our …

Lazy Lasagna Recipe From the Trim Healthy Mamas

The Trim Healthy Mamas share their philosophy and a recipe for quick, easy, and healthy lasagna.<p>With 15 children between them, sisters Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison know a thing or two about the challenges of staying svelte as moms. Three years ago, after numerous fad diets and and years of …

5 Apps That Are Better Than A Personal Trainer

Tech geekery and fitness have historically gone together like socks and sandals: they just don't. But conventional wisdom no longer applies now that we've all got devices in our pockets.<p><i>By: Joe Oliveto</i><p>Tech geekery and fitness have historically gone together like socks and sandals: they just …

Apps

19 Unpredictable Pumpkin Pie Recipes to Make This Fall

It’s fall, people — which means we are about to be inundated with all things pumpkin. From our Instagram feeds to the never-ending line at Starbucks, that big orange fruit (yes, fruit!) is everywhere. So when you are asked to bring a pumpkin dessert to the next party/brunch/shindig on your …

Dessert

Have You Tried Voice Typing In Google Docs? - It's Easy to Use

A bunch of new features were added to Google Apps this week. The latest one that I have tried is voice typing in Google Docs. In the past there were …

4 Significant Apps for Social Studies Teachers

September 5, 2015<br>Below are four free educational iPad apps we want to bring to your attention. While they can be used across different content areas, …

Back to School with ThingLink ePortfolios

As a longtime educator and instructional tech coach, I have embraced ePortfolios as a valuable tool for documenting learning over time, …

6 New EdTech Tools for Teachers

August 16, 2015<br>Educational Web Tools is a section we created in this blog a year ago where we periodically feature new releases in the world of …

100+ Free Web Tools for Teachers

<b>100 Useful Websites</b><p><b>Make/Create</b><p><b>Aviary</b> – online photo editing tool www.aviary.com<p><b>BBC Film Network</b> – showcasing new British filmmaking …

Another Great Tool for Creating Buzzfeed-style Quizzes

August, 2015<br>Riddle has recently rolled out some new features that should be especially useful for the upcoming school year. For those of you not yet …

Education Technology

Free Teacher-tested Tools to Try in Your Class

'The Free Music Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free and legal MP3 downloads. It's directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform …

Office Mix- An Excellent Free Tool for Creating Interactive Flipped Lessons

August 14, 2015<br>After we have seen how to easily create educational posters using PowerPoint, today we are sharing with you another free handy tool …

The Only Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe You Will Ever Need

Muffins in the morning — yes, please! Blueberry, cranberry, and bran <b>muffins are a delicious morning treat</b>, but if you need <b>a muffin to sweeten up the</b> …

Breakfast

Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

A Great Interactive Periodic Table for Science and Physics Teachers

August 10, 2015<br>Chemio is an excellent app that provides students with the most necessary chemical references in one neat interactive periodic table. …

Some Great Lesson Plan Tools for Teachers

Pick a tasteful color palette here to give your materials a creative polish.<p>Find images, videos, audio, docs, and other digital materials with the …

Some Very Good YouTube Documentary Channels for Teachers

August 3, 2015<br>YouTube is one of the best platforms for accessing free educational content. There are now a multitude of channels created by teachers …

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your College-Application Essays

Photo credit<p>As a professional application-essay coach, I regularly encounter students with<p>well-intentioned but misguided strategies for their college-application essays. And how students approach this task often determines acceptance or rejection. So here are The 7 Biggest No-No's to bypass when …

A Handy Tool for Turning PowerPoint Presentations into Interactive Lessons

August 3, 2015<br>Office Mix is an excellent PowerPoint add-in that allows teachers to create engaging and interactive presentations using multimedia …

20 Really Amazing Websites For Free Online Education

Internet is full of resources, when the topic is education, the resources on the internet are unlimited. There are many high quality websites which …

Online Education

Paper Towns author John Green: 'I didn't know who Cara Delevingne was... but she gets Margo better than I do'

John Green speaks to The Telegraph about the film adaptation of his latest bestselling novel, and why in spite of his 2.6 million YouTube subscribers, he is still a terrible video editor<p>The morning I met John Green, in one of an extensive suite of rooms at Claridge’s in London, he was tired, …