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57 Funny Jokes for Kids (And Adults Who Like Dumb Jokes)

You can never have too many knee-slappers in your repertoire of bad puns.<p>Question: A pun, a riddle, and a knock-knock joke walk into a, umm, room …

Jokes

WWII destroyer remains found off the coast of Alaska

<b>(CNN) —</b> After 75 years, researchers have discovered the stern of a World War II destroyer off the coast of Alaska and presumably, the final resting place of 70 crew members who were never found after the vessel was hit by a Japanese mine.<p>Project Recover, a team funded by the National Oceanic and …

Rowing

10 ways to make good Google Classroom assignments better

If you’ve used Google Classroom for long (or even if you’re just beginning to use it), you’re likely to see that there’s not …

Education Technology

Vaping may damage immune system and lead to lung disease, study suggests

Vaping speeds up the death of lung cells by 50 fold and could trigger lung diseases in later life, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists at the University of Birmingham found that the vapour inhaled from e-cigarettes damages immune cells, preventing them from clearing out harmful bacteria.<p>The researchers …

Public Health

Common words that came from the Vikings

Probably you’ve never studied Conversational Viking, let alone claimed to speak it.However, the language of the Vikings, Old Norse, has influenced …

Public Relations

How to access free and legal copies of English and American classic literature online

Add up all the textbooks and calculators that students need to buy and September can be rough for American parents and their children. While schools require purchases of the latest textbook editions each year, parents can acquire some books that never go out of date—and cost nearly nothing.<p>Many of …

Literature

Trove of more than 1,000 personal letters kept by last German empress found hidden in palace safe

A previously unknown trove of more than 1,000 private letters of the last German Empress have been discovered in a hidden compartment at the Kaiser’s palace in Potsdam.<p>They include personal letters to Empress Augusta Victoria from her relative, Queen Victoria of England.<p>Augusta Victoria, Queen of …

Remembrance Day

Gerry Adams to publish 'peace process cookery book'

<b>Many politicians publish books during their careers, but Gerry Adams has gone one step further - by announcing he is to publish a cookery book.</b><p>It is expected to be printed before Christmas and will be called The Negotiators' Cook Book, he said.<p>The former Sinn Féin leader said it would contain …

Cooking

Three Tips for Planning the First Day

I love the first day of school, and the whole beginning of the year, for that matter. I find the freshness, the sense of possibility, the coming …

Teaching

LeBron’s rebuttal to Trump is next-level athlete activism against racism

Defiance in any form is the acceptable form of protest in the world of social media<p>Those of us in the so-called mainstream media work in a tricky …

Donald Trump

19 Reading Response Questions That Work With Most Texts

<b>19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Though I’ve been busy with TeachThought for the last four years, my original …

Writing

“Crio” Is Going To Become A Favorite Online Tool Of Many Teachers

I have previously blogged about SAS Curriculum Pathways many times (forty times, in fact).<p>I use it in all my classes and, particularly, in my Social …

Education Technology

New- Plagiarism Check Is Now Integrated with Google Classroom

Google Classroom is a commonly used way to organize classes and submissions, since it is an easy and effective tool to manage educational process. …

Education Technology

What the 16th-century shipwreck found on the Kent coast can tell us about trade in Tudor England

The recent discovery of a well preserved early modern shipwreck in the mudflats of Tankerton Beach near Whitstable, Kent, is a highly significant …

Archaeology

Russian Ship Sunk In 1905 Discovered, Said To Have $130 Billion in Gold Aboard

Just four days ago, the Shinil Group exploration company announced that on July 15 it had discovered a Russian armored cruiser ship, the <i>Dmitri Donskoi</i>, that sank off the coast of South Korea in 1905. Further reports disclosed that the ship, found nearby Ulleungdo Island, could hold as much as $130 …

Archaeology

Russian warship ‘carrying £100 billion in gold’ discovered off South Korea

A South Korean salvage team has discovered the wreck of a Russian warship that was sunk in a naval battle 113 years ago and is believed to still contain a trove of gold bullion and coins worth 150 trillion won, or £100 billion.<p>The Russian Imperial Navy cruiser Dmitrii Donskoi was discovered at a …

South Korea

The Remains Of An ‘Incredible’ Tudor Shipwreck From The 16th Century Have Been Discovered In Kent

The site of the shipwreck has now been officially designated as a protected site as it is the only medieval wreck to have survived in the southeast …

The legacy of the Romanovs: how is the last Russian royal family remembered in Russia?

On 17 July 1918, in the wake of the Russian Revolution of 1917, the last Russian royal family – the Romanovs – were brutally murdered by Bolshevik …

10 Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #SchoolCulture This Year

Recently, I tweeted out an older post titled, “10 Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #ClassroomCulture This Year”, where I share some simple ideas on …

Avoid These 10 Student Loan Forgiveness Mistakes

It’s no secret that student loan forgiveness is a hot topic.<p>When it comes to Public Service Loan Forgiveness, in particular, the requirements can be tricky.<p>That’s why it’s critical to ensure you know the details and are not headed down the wrong path.<p>Here are the 10 most common public service loan …

10 medieval dates you need to know

Don't know the battle of Bosworth from the battle of Bannockburn? Confused between Magna Carta and Domesday Book? We've got you covered. Here we …

Use Drama to Explore Literature and Develop Deep Understanding of Craft

Too often literature is left to the flatness of the page. Letting the words languish as they lay there, eyes giving only a cursory glance.<p>There is …

Bess of Hardwick: schemer, social climber, scourge of Elizabeth I

Tracy Borman on the astonishing rise of Bess of Hardwick<p><i>This article was first published in the August 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine</i><p>On 4 …

Rare Coin Sheds Light on Doomed Jewish Rebels

A rare bronze coin, minted in 69-70 CE during the Jewish Revolt, was unearthed in a drainage ditch that runs underneath Rehov Haggai.<p>This past week …

Low-level disruption: 6 ways to stop the rot

The following could be mind-bogglingly obvious to many readers but I present here strategies I’ve used over the years to combat that most frustrating …

Titanic Artifacts Caught in International Tug-of-War

British museums face off against private investors to "bring the Titanic home."<p>Since a bitterly cold evening in April 1912, the RMS <i>Titanic</i> has rested …

7 forgotten monarchs

The likes of Henry VIII, Queen Victoria and Elizabeth I immediately spring to mind when we think of past monarchs. But a number of other royals have, …

'I’ve always hated the term 'the UK'. I find it an insult to me as an Irish person'

So will you have a little think about that cute little teddy bear island that you call home and think of what those little letters really imply, …

Response: Ways to Use Tech to Differentiate Instruction

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>The new question-of-the-week is:<p><i>What are ways technology can assist teachers apply differentiated</i> …

The King and the Catholics by Antonia Fraser review – the emancipation 1829

Fraser is excellent on Ireland. She writes beautifully, and she includes just the right amount of smut<p>Antonia Fraser’s last history book was about the “perilous question” of parliamentary reform in 1832. <i>The King and the Catholics</i> takes on the “abominable question” of Catholic emancipation three …