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The Americans series finale’s greatest secrets, explained by its showrunners

“We weren’t interested in the answer. We didn’t want to know. What interested us was the question.”<p><i>The Americans</i> has ended. After six seasons of betrayals and double crosses and moving conversations about marriage, the FX drama — one of the very best TV shows of the decade (and, okay, sure all …

TV

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Excel tricks everyone should know

Lifehacker AU is never one to shy away from doling out handy Microsoft Excel spreadsheet tips.<p>Chances are you’ve had to deal in spreadsheets for as …

3 Good YouTube Channels for Science Teachers

Here are three oldie but goodie YouTube channels for science teachers and students. You can use them to access and find a wide variety of educational …

Education Technology

3 Excellent Google Drive Screen Recorders for Teachers

Here are 3 excellent tools you can use to record your screen and share your screencasts with others. The great thing about these tools is that they …

5 Important Google Drive Collaborative Features Teachers Should Know about

Google Drive is in a continuous flux in terms of the functionalities and built-in features it offers to its users. A great deal of these features are …

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

3 Simple Steps to Mastering Any New Subject, According to a Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist

Learn anything faster using the Feynman Technique.<p>As we get older, learning something new becomes more complex, tedious, and time-consuming than …

Research every teacher should know: setting expectations

<b>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students, but academic studies of this kind aren’t always easy to access or to translate into the realities of classroom practice. This series seeks to redress that by taking a selection of studies and</b> …

Pedagogy

Promoting Empathy in Middle School

Two Projects<p>Last year, students with and without disabilities collaborated on two unified projects. Abigail Mojica, a special education teacher, …

10 best plant apps and flower identification apps for Android

Nature fans don’t have a ton of uses for mobile. After all, mobile phones can’t plant crops, weed gardens, or go on hikes for you. They can be very useful, though. Namely, they’re helpful for identifying plants, tips and tricks on how to grow stuff better, and general information about plants, …

Apps

Everything You Need To Know Before Watching ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 3

USA Network’s dystopian hacker drama <i>Mr. Robot</i> was one of the most pleasant surprises on television in 2015, and while the second season didn’t quite match the the first, it remains one of the most compelling shows out there. It’s also one of the most complicated, with a large cast of characters all …

Data Visualization: The Best Infographic Tools For 2017

Infographics have become an increasingly popular data visualization toolwhich enable users to quickly give an overview of pretty much any topic. They rely on using images to accompany bite-sized pieces of information, in keeping with the theory that our brains are better at storing and recalling …

‘The constant battle between being the teacher I want to be and being the teacher I have to be’

What keeps me awake at night? Exhaustion, stress, anxiety, deliberation. It’s difficult to step off the treadmill that is teaching.<p>The endless and …

Teaching

How to move out of the day-by-day lesson planning trap and think big picture

Are you spending countless hours on lesson planning, yet still feel like you don’t know what you’re doing from day to day?Are you prepping ahead of …

Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring

Do you really believe that watching a lecturer read hundreds of PowerPoint slides is making you smarter?<p>I asked this of a class of 105 computer …

5 total participation techniques to make every student an active learner

Persida and William Himmele are a husband-and-wife teacher team who have conducted over 500 presentations around the world and coauthored the book …

20 Good YouTube Math Channels for Teachers

August 27, 2017 Math learning and teaching can be so much fun especially when done through the right strategies. One of these strategies is through …

The real reason middle-aged men in Lycra dominate cycling (it's not a mid-life crisis)

The British cycling boom of the last decade has brought a new creature onto the UK’s roads. They can be spotted in both town and country but they’re …

Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

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5 Questions to Ask Your Students To Start the School Year

Schools are about more than learning; they are about experience(s). They help shape us in our present and future and those experiences stick with us …

From "EduSpeak" to a Language of Pedagogy

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to conduct a workshop for EdTechTeacher on <i>Leading Innovation in the Classroom</i>. Before beginning to prepare for the …

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“Quiz Game Master” Is A Nice Tool For Creating Online Learning Games

Quiz Game Master lets you easily many different types of learning games for students to play. You can see a list of all the different types on the …

Lesson Plan Ideas: Engage Students & Improve Writing Skills

[Free Sheets] 9 Lesson Plan Ideas for Educators<p>Educators are faced with an increasing challenge of engaging students. How can teachers effectively …

New Study On Cellphones Helpful To Teachers Everywhere

Earlier this year I posted Here Are Two Activities I’ll Be Doing With My ELL Students The Day We Come Back From Break, which I included a lesson I …

12 Curriculum Planning Tips For Any Grade Level Or Content Area

The post 12 Curriculum Planning Tips For Any Grade Level Or Content Area appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Terry Heick General Veteran Teacher

The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction

<b>The Ultimate List: 50 Strategies For Differentiated Instruction</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Differentiation is a simple idea that’s less simple to …

7 Unique eLearning Sites to Learn Something Different

Dear Mr. Google, how can you find me something newThe post 7 Unique eLearning Sites to Learn Something Different appeared first on iamwire.

27 Borderline Genius Ideas For Anyone Who Camps With Their Car

Where are *you* gonna go?<p>“Car camping" just means there are roads that let you drive your car directly up to your campsite — instead of, say, parking further away and hiking to it. Some car campers sleep in their cars, some prefer to set up tents. Some sites even have communal bathrooms with …

7 Twitter Tips for Teachers

Reading Time: 5 minutes.Are you a teacher using Twitter? As a first blog on our new .co.uk domain, I thought it was best