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You Must Read These Five Books That Will Totally Transform Your Classroom!

Over the summer, I was gifted four books for my birthday and I purchased one audio book in the beginning of the school year. You won't believe what …

Teaching

The Author Of "Captain Underpants" On Why Kids Should Question Authority

Dav Pilkey talked to BuzzFeed about his latest graphic novel, why he loves writing children's books, and the importance of addressing mental health in literature.<p>Almost two decades ago, author and illustrator Dav Pilkey introduced the world to a character who’s now one of children's literature's …

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads

Four years after Apple introduced its popular tablet, many districts are switching to laptops.<p>For an entire school year Hillsborough, New Jersey, educators undertook an experiment, asking: Is the iPad really the best device for interactive learning?<p>It’s a question that has been on many minds since …

20 Interactive Whiteboard Resources for Teachers

Posted on Jul 19, 2009 | 10 comments<p>Interactive whiteboards are a great way for teachers to engage classrooms in learning. These tools are also cost …

Must Watch TED Talks on The Power of Reading Books

August, 2015<br>Books hold a deep magic, an empowering spell that once cracked open could illuminate the entire universe of the self. Books are semiotic …

This is your child's brain on reading

<b>(CNN) —</b> When parents read to their children the difference shows in children's behavior and academic performance. And according to a new study, the difference also shows in their brain activity.<p>Researchers looked at children ages 3 to 5 who underwent brain scans called functional magnetic resonance …

Books

Science Proves Reading To Kids Really Does Change Their Brains

Pediatricians often recommend parents routinely read aloud to their young children.<p>Now, for the first time, researchers have hard evidence that doing so activates the parts of preschoolers' brains that help with mental imagery and understanding narrative -- both of which are key for the development …

The Brain

6 Small-But-Perfect Caribbean Islands You Need to See

Want to find an island somewhere between ruggedly undiscovered and overrun by tourists? Not into roughing it in a tent but still want to be far, far away from the maddening crowds?<p>Hopper rounded up six perfectly sized Caribbean islands, where tourists are relatively few but there's still plenty to …

Caribbean

Great Interactive Guides to Help Use Twitter in Your Teaching

August 2, 2015<br>Thinking about integrating the microblogging platform Twitter in your instructional methodology? These handy short guides are a great …

Jillian Michaels Workout: How to Get Sculpted Abs Fast

Exercise 1 Side Plank with Alternating Leg Raise<p>Get into a side plank with your hand directly under your shoulder and your bottom leg slightly in front of your top leg, then slowly kick your bottom leg forward as far as you can. Tap the toes of your bottom foot with your top hand, then repeat with …

10 Formative Assessments Tech Tools to Put to the Test in 2015

Students require constant feedback in order to be actively engaged and strive towards growth while learning new concepts. Technology, as an …

Education Technology

What Does the Research Say on Professional Development, Anyway?

<b>By Dina Hasiotis</b><p>We know that by consistently helping teachers reach their full potential in the classroom, we could put millions of students on the path to success. And as we shared previously, conventional wisdom is that we all already know how to help teachers improve. But do we really?<p>Over the …

Pedagogy

5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting

<b>How–And Why–We Flipped Our Teacher Staff Meetings</b>by <b>Amy Arbogash</b><i>Staff Meeting.</i>There are often no more dreaded words in a teacher’s vocabulary than …

Pedagogy

The 6 Most Popular Google Docs Templates for Teachers

July 23, 2015<br>In today’s post we are sharing with you a set of handy document templates created and provided for free download by the folks in Google …

Hold tight, gang. A shiny new version of this site is coming soon. New content, new look, new everything.<p>Stay frosty,<p>Mike

Improving Reading by Playing With Words: Four Classroom Activities

At the International Literacy Association conference here, renowned reading expert Timothy Rasinski shared some of his favorite ways for developing …

Teaching

Mac Shortcuts Cheat Sheet for Teachers

July 17, 2015<br>After posting about Google Drive shortcut cheat sheet, we got an email from one of our readers asking about Mac shortcuts. There is …

Google Drive

3 Important Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know About

July 17, 2015<br>Over the last 10 days, Google released some important updates to Google Drive which we are re-sharing with you below in case you missed …

10 Unexpected U.S. Wine Trails

<b>Trail:</b> Grand Valley<p><b>Number of Wineries:</b> 18<p><b>Distance:</b> 55 miles<p><b>Description:</b> Colorado’s grape-growing regions range in elevation from 4,000 to 7,000 feet …

Wineries

Business News, India Stock Market, Personal Finance, IPO, Financial News Headlines

US President Donald Trump on Thursday once again denounced the 'repressive regimes' of Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and North Korea.<p>Twitter made money for …

17 Places You Have To See Before You Die

Retro trailer accommodations and Oregon wines? It's a vintage vacation

You can enjoy a vintage Oregon wine inside a vintage, cozy, trailer.<p>The Willamette Valley’s most unusual accommodations just may be the Vintages Trailer Resort, which has recently added three new but retro trailers.<p>The collection, which you’ll find in Dayton, about 35 miles southwest of Portland, …

11 Of America's Best Small Towns, Perfect For A Long Weekend Trip

Whether you've got an extra vacation day to spare or not, summer is ALWAYS a good excuse for a long weekend trip. Life moves a little slower, food tastes a little sweeter and everything is just a bit simpler than in the place you left behind.<p>Luckily enough, America is chock-full of cool small towns …

National Parks

I Heart My City: Erin’s Madrid

More than eight years ago, a 15-minute conversation in a <b>Madrid</b> bar changed <b>Erin Ridley’s</b> life forever. The San Francisco, California, native took a chance on love and the gamble paid off. Now she’s living in the Spanish capital with her Madrileño husband and their toddling baby boy.<p>Always ready to …

8 French Cities You Must Visit Before You Die

La vie en rose.

France

13 amazing NYC happy hours that go late

Along with free parties and boozy slushies, one of the best things that bars in NYC offer is the daily, weekday happy hour. With the amount most New …