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Apple gives free app development curriculum to schools

Course work will teach app design to community college students interested in the app economy.<p>Apple has created a free app development curriculum for high school and community college students interested in careers in the fast-growing app economy.<p>The curriculum, called "App Development with Swift," …

Apps

15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students Teaching Literary Elements

15 More Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements<p>I recently wrote about thirteen of my favorite short stories to …

How to Master Microsoft Office Word

Microsoft Word is easily the biggest, most popular word processing program available, but it does a lot more than just edit text and TPS reports. If …

Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

The New Psychology of Success (2000), Dweck developed a continuum upon which people can be placed, based upon their understandings about where …

Pedagogy

Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School

column | Learning Strategies<p>Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School<p>By Kerry Gallagher (Columnist) and Kyle Pace     Mar 9, …

The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

John Irving, the author of The Cider House Rules, begins with his last sentence:<p>I write the last line, and then I write the line before that. I find …

Teaching

Here's what the world would look like if countries were scaled based on their population

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is out with its "Transforming World Atlas" research note, which examines global economic trends through a series of …

"Homework in primary school has an effect of zero" (J. Hattie)

“Homework in primary school has an effect of around zero”, says Professor John Hattie. But what does really work in education, schools and classrooms …

4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

So if this year’s National Poetry Month inspires you to give daily poetry a go in your classroom, maybe even just for the month, consider these four …

A School-Wide Culture of Reading

The Benefits of Reading a Book Series<p>Photo credit: Edutopia<p>Walter Bracken didn't always have a culture of reading. A lot of their kids weren’t …

Teaching

For Us, Every Day is Digital Learning Day!

Today is Digital Learning Day! To mark the occasion, let me take you through a quick walkthrough of the halls of Wamogo Regional Middle/High School …

12 Awesome Edtech Apps

Tips:<p>Play each Kahoot! set more than once, randomizing the order of questions and answers. This helps students practice and learn.<br>• Let students create …

What Quality Education Should Teach You, According to a Harvard Scientist

Harvard’s great biologist/psychologist <b>Steven Pinker</b> is one of my favorites, even though I’m just starting to get into his work.<p>What makes him great …

9 Google Resources to Support Reading

The doubling of knowledge will happen every twelve hours, according to IBM, because of the “internet of things” and the ease in which we have the …

Teacher Uses LEGOs To Explain Math To Schoolchildren

As if LEGOs weren’t enough of an awesome childhood toy, one teacher has found another awesome educational/developmental use for this super-toy – as a …

Beginning and Ending Class Like a Pro with Brian Sztabnik

<i>Every Classroom Matters episode 203</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterThe four minutes beginning and …

Teaching

"Study Less, Study Smart": The Best Ways to Retain More in Less Time

When you're learning new material, it can be overwhelming when you think about how much time you need to truly understand it all. This studying …

The Best Ways to Retain The Information You Study

Whether you’re studying for an exam or learning on your own, you want to do more than just re-read your material to absorb it. This video offers four …

3 Steps to Becoming a Coding Teacher

Note: grade levels are generalized suggestions.<p>2. Prepare Yourself and Your Classroom<p>Notice how I included resources above for adults to learn …

Brain Labs: A Place to Enliven Learning

What Is a Brain Lab? What Is Its Purpose?<p>Every school or classroom should have a student- and teacher-created brain lab with these goals:<p>Enhancing …

Poetry Analysis - Like a Pro!

I LOVE POETRY! I love to read it, write it, and teach it, and above all, I want my students to love it too! In order for them to love it, however, …

Education Research Highlights From 2015

1. Well-Designed Classrooms Boost Student Learning<p>A classroom's physical learning space makes a difference in how well students learn. In this study …

This great map lets you explore the history of migration for every single country

<b>Amid all the recent clamour, arguments and figures regarding the refugee crisis and the wider, separate topic of immigration, it sometimes can be</b> …

Learn how to memorise anything with this easy visual trick

Have trouble remembering your mum’s birthday? Need to prepare for an exam with pages and pages of formulae? Joshua Foer, journalist and ex-US ‘memory …

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

Watch: 80 years of everyday sexism in just two minutes

<b>"Don't be so bossy."</b><p>"How much did you have to drink that night?"<p>"Don't be so dramatic."<p>"Your biological clock is ticking."<p>"You must have been …

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How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

4 Mind Tricks You Can Use to Improve Your Focus

The game of tennis is a mental gauntlet, and performance psychologists have made a science out of converting anger into positive mental focus. In …

Self-help

How to Sell Yourself in 30 Seconds

Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Peter Stackpole—The LIFE …