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Not to Be Missed: 12 Must-Read, Unputdownable 2016 Books for Moms

Another glorious reading year is coming to a wrap. While 2016 may have been challenging in many respects, thankfully it was a wonderful literary year …

Secret Teacher: I love teaching, but I'm tired of feeling like a failure

When I began teaching 18 years ago, I poured everything I had into it. I started at a tough inner-city Manchester school. I ran after-school football and film clubs, and produced Shakespeare plays with 8- to 11-year-olds. I was glad to be observed 10 times in a gruelling five-day Ofsted visit (it …

Mental Health

How the Five Major Religions Spread

Thanks to my colleague Mary Shoukat for this great (and short) video showing the spreading of the major religions.

The 40 Best Websites to Score Free Stuff Online

View Gallery<p>40 photos<p>gpointstudio / Shutterstock.com<p>The familiar adage, "Nothing in life is free," is officially debunked. Rather than wasting time …

25 Ways to Double Your Paycheck in 1 Month

View Gallery<p>25 photos<p>RyanJLane / iStock.com<p>Begging the boss for a raise isn't the only way to increase your earnings. You can also boost your annual …

10 Best Strategies for Students to Save Money Studying Abroad

Student LoanStudentLoanSBMon, 19 Mar 2018 04:00:05 PDThttp://onecentatatime.com/?p=12542<p>As a parent, it is your dream and hopes that you will be …

New SAT, New Problems

The questions, particularly those in the math sections, could put certain students at a disadvantage.<p>In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.<p>In his speech, Coleman …

Education

Helping Students Develop Visual Literacy

A MiddleWeb Blog<p>Teachers immerse our students in many forms of text. Books, poems, play scripts. Words, words, words. Yet more and more, the literacy …

Teaching

Turning Best Practices into Daily Practices by Anne M. Beninghof

<b>Turning Best Practices into Daily Practices: Simple Strategies for the Busy Teacher</b> <b><br>By Anne M. Beninghof</b><br>(Crystal Springs Books, 2010 – Learn</i> …

An Essential Strategy in Developing Close Readers

<i>This post is adapted from Sarah Tantillo’s forthcoming book, Literacy and the Common Core: Recipes for Action (Jossey-Bass, 2014). Sarah is also the</i> …

Comment on Prezi in PowerPoint? It’s called pptPlex! by google

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Dropbox Organization Tips for Teachers and the Paperless Classroom

Serious gaming: a case study with the AIC Conflict Simulation

Five close reading strategies to support the Common Core

I walked in to my first college class, Political Science 101, eager to learn. For my inaugural college assignment, my professor asked the class to …

Close reading resources to support the Common Core

"Close reading" is the new buzzword in education, especially in Language Arts and Social Studies classes. Last summer I wrote a post called "Five …

A Task Timer to Use Offline or Online

Task Timer is a free Chrome app that you can use to time multiple tasks or events at the same time. The app works online and or offline in the Chrome …

QuizBean - Quickly Create and Distribute Online Quizzes

QuizBean (formerly known as QuizPoo) is nice platform for creating simple image-based quizzes that your students can complete online. The service …

Kahoot - Create Quizzes and Surveys Your Students Can Answer on Any Device

Kahoot is a new service for delivering online quizzes and surveys to your students. The premise of Kahoot is similar to that of Socrative and Infuse …

Studying Through Text Messages

Here's a fun challenge to give to students and most adults; try to wait ten minutes before looking at your phone when you hear your text message …

Create Assignment Portfolios in eduClipper

eduClipper, the popular bookmarking tool for teachers and students, has another feature for teachers. Teachers can now use eduClipper to create …

Otter - Create a Simple Page for Distributing and Collecting Assignments

Otter is a new service that makes it easy to create simple webpages on which you can distribute information and collect assignments from students. …

Quiz Socket - A Simple Feedback Tool for Teachers and Students

Quiz Socket is a new tool developed for the purpose of enabling teachers to quickly gather feedback from students. Quiz Socket enables students to …

Canva - Create Beautiful Slides, Posters, and Infographics

Canva is a new service that makes it easy to create beautiful slides, flyers, posters, infographics, and photo collages. Creating these graphics on …

By Request - Life on Minimum Wage - An Economics Lesson

Over the last few weeks I have received a lot requests to share the Google Document for my economics lesson Life on Minimum Wage.<p>The purpose of Life …

Tapped Out: How Will Cities Secure Their Water Future?

Wildlife<p>Half of all cities with populations >100,000 are located in water basins in which more than half of available water supplies are being depleted during some portion of the year.<p>Today, global demands for food, energy, and shelter are putting unprecedented pressure on the resources of the …

National Geographic, Korea, and the 38th Parallel

How a National Geographic map helped divide Korea<p><b>Sixty years ago North and South Korea ended the "Korean Conflict" by agreeing to the Armistice Agreement for the Restoration of the South Korean State. The agreement—a cease-fire, not a peace treaty—called for the Korean peninsula to be divided by a</b> …

New source of water discovered in Kenya