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100 Things To Be Grateful For

Thankfulness isn't just for Thanksgiving.<p>We take stock of the monumental moments -- that promotion at work, spending another holiday with our loved ones -- but what about the tiny treasures?<p>There's something to be said for the rare moments throughout the day that make you smile. Research shows …

Watch A Rare, Hilarious Kurt Vonnegut Lecture

"What everybody is well advised to do is to not write about your own life."<p>In a newly discovered lecture given by Kurt Vonnegut in 1970, the author kicks off his talk with a joke that’d make more sense in a stand up routine:<p>"I left Indianapolis following puberty [...] I learned to walk around …

13 Must Read Books on Teaching Writing

November 1 , 2015<br>The ability to write clearly and coherently is an essential skill for students in any given content area. According to Daniels et …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities

Why Micronutrient Deficiency Is a Macro-Problem

When we think about food, most of us are mulling over what nutritionists call macronutrients: proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates—respectively, the prime constituents of T-bone steak, butter, and spaghetti. What with close to a billion people in the world suffering from hunger, macronutrients are …

Middle School Reading Lists 100 Years Ago vs. Today

There’s a delightful and true saying, often attributed to Joseph Sobran, that in a hundred years, we’ve gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high …

8 Secrets to Better Grilled Vegetables

Up your grilled veggie game.<p>This summer, think outside the usual trio of zucchini, peppers and eggplant, and try grilling vegetables you would …

Breakdown of the fastest spaceships in the history of science fiction

But what about compared to spaceships in other sci-fi universes?<p>This awesome Fat Wallet graphic has the answer. It ranks spaceships featured in popular sci-fi stories from slowest to fastest.<p>It's divided between ships that are slower than the speed of light and ships that are faster than the speed …

70 Practical Things Every Teacher Should Know

<b>Dear David: Here Are 70 Practical Things Every Teacher Should Know</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>Recently I found out that my best friend is in school to become a …

A New Google Docs Feature Ideal for Collaborative Writing in Class

September 5, 2015<br>One of the best features that mark Google Docs as a powerful collaborative writing platform is the ‘revision history’. Using …

4 Significant Apps for Social Studies Teachers

September 5, 2015<br>Below are four free educational iPad apps we want to bring to your attention. While they can be used across different content areas, …

Two High School Students Created A Game That Literally Breaks Down Stereotypes

Who run the world? Girls who code.<p>"When thinking of a problem to address with our game, the first thing that came to us was the lack of diversity in media. At the same time, though, we didn't want the game to be too serious," Shazmin told BuzzFeed News. "We thought it would be funny if we took …

Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

Resources by Topic:<p>Creating Social Media Guidelines<p>Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, …

Social Media

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

So what can you do to more explicitly teach adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information?<p>Dimensions of Critical Evaluation<p>First, …

How to Use Prezi to Create Visual Lessons

Using Prezi, you can create a visual classroom without succumbing to death by PowerPoint. Its interactive features, zooming display, and creative …

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

Dec 24, 2015 - geo.itunes.apple.com - 17224<p>Get the official YouTube app for iPhone and iPad. See what the world is watching – from the hottest music …

Education Technology

Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians (L.A. Teachers Too!)

When your budget is low on dollars, you need to become creative when it comes to everything in your school library. Since we have a computer lab in …

Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

Yet computers, helpful as they are, can be a distraction. So how do you incorporate smartphones into the teaching process without compromising the …

8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

<b>Myth #1: Teachers Are the Most Important Influence on a Child’s Education</b><p>Of course teachers are extremely important. Good teachers make a significant …

Education

Take Virtual Tours Into Different Museums and Exhibitions Using Google Cultural Institute

May 10, 2015 <br>Google Cultural Institute is a great resource with huge educational potential. We have already reviewed it when it was first launched a …

Education Technology

Kevin's Meandering Mind | Using Google Slides for Interactive Stories

I almost ran out of time for Interactive Fiction with this year’s classes but then found a way into this very different kind of writing and reading. …

Audio Projects for Digital Learners: 30+ Resources

<b>Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers!</b><i>“Radio is the most intimate and socially personal medium in the world.” – Harry von Zell</i>One of the …

Exploding Myths About Learning Through Gaming

<i>Part of our series of conversations with leading teachers, writers and activists on education issues.</i><p>If you had to pick the most promising — and possibly most overhyped — education trends of the last few years, right up there with the online college courses known as MOOCs would almost certainly …

30+ tools for diverse learners

New discoveries about the workings of the learning brain have converged with advancements in educational technology to finally make possible the …

Education Technology

7 proven strategies that WILL help you engage your students...

<b>1. Don't just care...really care!</b> <br>It is so easy to get wrapped up in our own little worlds, but we have got to remember that whatever is going on in …

A Short Guide to Mobile Blogging Apps for Students and Teachers

One of the blogging activities that I often suggest in my workshops is having students record and share on-the-spot observations during field trips. …

10 Good Apps & Sites for Creative Writing Projects

Developing fiction stories comes easily to some students. For others it can be a struggle to come up with ideas for fiction stories. The apps and …

5 Video Games to Boost Learning

Teachers, nowadays, have shifted away from traditional modes of teaching with classrooms, huge bags of books, notebooks and jotting down of notes, …