Lisa Swank-Davis

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Mindfulness in the Classroom: A How-To Guide

Complete Coverage<p>—Image by Paul Downey/Flickr Creative Commons<p>Focus. Awareness. Resilience. Curiosity. Reflection. All are elements of thriving …

Education Technology

Attention, Addiction, and Technology

Recently, I've noticed the growing popularity of the mindfulness movement. Mindful gardening, mindful eating (I've written on that subject myself), mindful driving (the bumper stickers are everywhere) and even mindful loving -- the subject seems to be all the rage, and I have to say, I find it …

Mindfulness

Candy Corn, Seriously?!: US Map Of Each State's Favorite Halloween Candy

Note: Full-res version HERE in case you want to lick it and try to taste the rainbow.<p>This is the U.S. Map Of Each State's Favorite Halloween Candy …

Decorations

This researcher asked kids what's wrong with U.S. schools. Here are their ideas.

This is not news: America does pretty badly when it goes up against other countries academically.<p>This is true even if we take it one state at a</b> …

Students

Secret Teacher: school leaders quickly forget how tough teaching is

I thought that returning to the classroom after leadership would give me a better work-life balance. Then I remembered how hard teachers have it<p>More from the Secret Teacher<p>I have recently completed a quest. This quest took several years and led me from the panic-stricken landscape of the …

Teaching

This Simple Survey Could Help Close The Achievement Gap

Teachers, do you want your students to perform better in school?<p>Then take the survey below, have your students take the survey and compare the answers you have in common.<p>(Full survey can be found here.)<p>A recent study from Harvard University researchers found that a simple survey could help students …

Education

Bibblio- A Powerful Search Engine for Teachers and Students

October , 2015<br>Bibblio is a wonderful search platform that allows you to search for and access a wealth of educational content neatly organized in …

Education Technology

4 Great Google Docs Add-ons to Help Students with Their Writing

October 13, 2015<br>Today we spent sometime going through Google Docs add-ons store and selected for you the titles below. These are particularly ideal …

Education Technology

12 Life Changing Buddhist Quotes

You’ve seen statues of him, symbols of the great Buddha all over. We know people pray to him, rub his belly, worship and adore him but who is he and …

Spirituality

Neuroscientists Suggest These 5 Easy Ways To Create Genuine Happiness In Your Life

Scientific studies on how to improve mood and increase feelings of happiness have proliferated in recent years, thanks in part to the positive …

10 Online GIS degree and GIS Certificate programs

1) Udemy Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialization<p>Since its launch in 2012 by two Stanford University Computer Science professors, Coursera …

YA Novels Hitting Shelves Between October - December 2015

Ready to have your to-be-read list explode with more young adult fiction? I’ve broken down this year’s new releases by the quarter in which they’re …

Books

The technology of talk: How we can reclaim conversation

Many of my daily conversations don't involve eye contact. My roommate texts me from a neighboring bedroom. My boss sends me an instant message from a …

Digital Age

Guide offers collaborative learning insight

Mimio’s new guide, Collaborate to the Core! 2, is a follow-up to its 2013 instructional resourceA new resource aims to share tips on how to establish …

Education Technology

6 Handy Chromebook Apps for Social Studies Teachers

October 6, 2015<br>Chromebook is a versatile gadget with a huge potential in education. Several school districts and classrooms have been using them over …

Education Technology

7 Great Easy to Use Tools for Student Assessment and Grading

Teachers need to know what their students know in order to help them understand what they don’t know.<p>AdvertisementWhy this Ad?<p>Luckily, many …

Education Technology

Here's how US classrooms compare to schools in 30 countries around the world

With the right teacher, any classroom - be it a boat in Brazil or a park in Pakistan - can change a child's life.<p>World Teachers' Day, a UNESCO initiative highlighting the work of educators teaching children amid intimidation and poverty, is coming up on October 5.<p>Thanks to international efforts, …

Education

Here Is A Handy Tool Students Can Use to Create Short Books in Class

October 1, 2015<br>Empowering students with a voice in class means, among other things, providing them with an outlet where they can document, create, …

Education Technology

Use Zeemaps with Your Students to Create Interactive Maps

September , 2015<br>Zeemaps is another good website to use with students to create, publish and share interactive maps. Zeemaps allows you to visualize …

Infographics

T is for Timelines - Innovation: Education

Timeline tools for transformative learning<p>Timeline tools can serve two important purposes: concrete help with project planning (for PLPs, 1:1 …

A Vision for Every Student: Exploration-Based Learning

<i>Kelly McGrath</i><p>As infants, we instinctively learn through active exploration from the moment we unleash our first wail as the nurses poke and prod our …

Education Technology

Finding the Lit in Dystopian Literature

Greenlight Bookstore recently hosted a panel discussion titled “Book(less) Dystopias and Linguistic Armageddons.” The three featured authors—Alena …

Books

Geo-Literacy Projects Build Students' Understanding of Our Complex World

Maps and More<p>The ability to organize, visualize, and analyze information that relates to local and global issues is critical preparation for living …

Education Technology

Why Americans can’t write

<i>Natalie Wexler chairs the board of trustees for the Writing Revolution.</i><p>It’s no secret that many Americans are lousy writers. Just ask any college professor or employer, including those at prestigious institutions. With the advent of e-mail, writing ability has become more important than ever, and …

Teaching

OECD: Technology in Schools Associated with Lower Test Scores

No state has invested so much in technology as Florida. Jeb Bush has made educational technology his signature issue, and his Foundation for …

An Easy to Use Tool to Create Interactive Videos for Your Class

September 25, 2015 <br>Zaption is a web tool and mobile app that enables you to create interactive video lessons. You can use videos from YouTube or …

8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers

September 25, 2015 <br>In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that …