E Thompson

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8 Epic European Summer Road Trips

With summer quickly approaching, there is no better time to think about your next vacation! And instead of just settling on one spot, why not jump in …

A neon-fueled road trip along Route 66's most iconic spots

Route 66, and its 2,500 miles, is known affectionately as "The Mother Road." It's the quintessential cross-country road trip experience. From Chicago …

Kentucky's Bourbon Trail Sees Double Digit Tourism Bump in 2014

Tourism is booming along with production at Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries.<p>Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail — featuring such venerable brands as Jim …

Whiskey

This researcher asked kids what's wrong with U.S. schools. Here are their ideas.

This is not news: America does pretty badly when it goes up against other countries academically.<p>This is true even if we take it one state at a</b> …

5 Best Wines Under $10

Great wine doesn't have to be expensive. Our top picks priced at $10 or less are perfect for wine lovers on a budget -- or those who just love a good deal. From California Cabernet Sauvignon to an aromatic white wine from Portugal, these bottles are rich in flavor yet low in cost, so you can spend …

For New Federal Law, We Should Be Asking Why and How We Test, Not Just How Often

For more than a decade, the Congress has been unable to reauthorize the increasingly unpopular No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), passed in 2002 in an act of unity after the trauma of 9/11. The bill set noble goals for educational improvement and equity. However, its methods led to criticism of …

Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

“We’ve got this, it’s easy,” they said. “Can we move on?”<p>I looked at the other students and asked, “Do you have this?”<p>They nodded their heads …

Education Technology

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 …

We’re educating our kids all wrong: The progressive argument against standardized-test mania

<b>(AP/Patrick Semansky)</b><p>Backlash against overtesting, “accountability” and Common Core is right on. Here’s how we empower teachers and kids<p>Tom Little • Katherine Ellison<p>March 28, 2015 2:45pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Loving Learning: How Progressive Education Can Save America’s Schools”<p><b>Failing grades for</b> …

Education

STEAM Art Lessons

from Tricia Fuglestad's elementary art room<p>Science*Technology* Engineering*Art*Math<p>This list of ART and technology rich STEAM lessons will continue …

Education Technology

Free Apps to Showcase Students Learning in Math

Students Show their Learning<p>There are a lot of apps to showcase student learning. Below is a list of free apps and sites that students can use to …

Using iPads to Plan in Kindergarten

<i>Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. -Paul J. …

Teaching

Enhance Early Understanding of Shape with iPad and Padlet

<b>Shape Hunting around School.</b><p>This adult led activity happens in so many foundation classes, and I have led shape walks many times. During these walks, …

Playing with Measurement

This past week my class has been playing with measurement and since I have a third of my class for a second year I wanted to make sure they were …

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

2015's Most Anticipated Hotel Openings

Nothing sparks the desire to travel like an exciting new place to stay, whether it's a cutting-edge property in a familiar destination or a jaw-dropping resort somewhere you've never been before. This year, travelers have a lot to look forward to all around the world, from Morocco to Indonesia to …