Jeanna Wagner

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The Everyday Impact of Math

Covering the full history of math is a daunting task as the subject itself, it seems. But one thing’s for sure about humans is that they have the …

10 Engaging Digital Education Sites For Any Social Studies Classroom

<b>By Michael Gorman, @mjgormans</b><p>If you have performed a recent search you may have found there is a countless number of social studies resources on the …

One Humongous List of Free Online Education Games for Social Studies

In 2012 I created a list of free online music education games that spread like wildfire. It was then that I realized the need for a list of free …

A lot of science isn’t groundbreaking, and that’s a good thing

“Published papers that make a novel connection are rare but more highly rewarded,” said Jacob Foster, a UCLA sociologist and co-author of the paper, …

How A Special Ed Teacher's Simple Idea Is Making A Big Difference

These students get an A+.<p>Here's proof that an idea doesn't have to be complicated to go a long way. Just ask special education teacher Sadie Guthrie.<p>A video from SoulPancake puts the spotlight on Guthrie, a special education teacher at Lawton Alternative School in San Francisco, for its Class Act …

Alumnus Uses Blog And Videos To Spread Awareness For Special Needs Children

Penn State graduate Chris Ulmer has taught the same special needs students at Keystone Academy in Jacksonville, Florida for the past three years, and …

The skills employers are looking for

If you've heard talk about a "skills gap" in the labor force lately, it was likely in reference to the short supply of potential employees with the …

NASA Solar Probe Will Touch The Sun

In untold ways, humanity remains as clueless about our own star as it was a generation ago. But that should change soon after the projected July 2018 launch of NASA’s Solar Probe Plus (SPP) — a $1.5 billion spacecraft that will travel closer to its surface than any previous man-made object.<p>Nearly …

How Challenging Is That Online Text?

I grab a lot of texts online to use with students. I often wonder, “How challenging is this text? Will my students have trouble reading this text?” …

The One Quality All Successful People Have In Common

Think about the people you know who are successful in their personal and professional lives. Were they born destined for success? How do they make reaching goals that most would consider completely unfeasible seem so easy?<p>It’s not fate. Instead, they all have one thing in common: resilience. The …

Create a Hanging Indent in Google Docs

Visible Ruler<p>Make sure the Google Docs ruler is visible.<p>Click “View” and make sure “Show Ruler” is checked. If it isn’t, click on it, and the ruler …

Manually Hack In Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or Audio Out Onto the Raspberry Pi Zero

As cool as it is, the Raspberry Pi Zero makes some sacrifices to get so small. Namely, it doesn’t have many outputs. But a few intrepid Raspberry Pi …

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The Digital Writing Process

Now, with nearly 20 years of middle and high school teaching behind me, I still respect the writing process approach and its benefits. I also …

To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering

When Bran Ferren was just 9, his parents took him to see the Pantheon in Rome — and it changed everything. In that moment, he began to understand how …

Is Expired Food Safe to Eat? - Consumer Reports

For every dollar Americans spend on food, they chuck about 10 cents’ worth into the trash. That doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up fast—to the …

How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

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The 20 Occupations With The Strongest Growth This Year

Job seekers hunting for healthcare positions–or considering going back to school to change industries–will find a lot of good new on this list.<p>To determine the occupations with the strongest growth this year, SimplyHired reviewed the year over year change in job postings in each occupational …

4’33” (Four Minutes and Thirty-Three Seconds): What Our Brains Need

Throughout this school year, I have been fascinated with memory, especially after reading <i>Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning</i>. All …