Samantha Semlitz

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Twelve ways to make yourself a Gmail genius

Transfer money, search more accurately, or engage with your appliances: tips and tricks to enhance and customise the world’s most popular webmail service<p>Want to see more of your inbox at a glance? Click the cog-wheel at the upper right of the Gmail web interface, then select “compact” to reduce the …

Gmail

EduTech: The best iOS apps for keeping track of assignments, due dates, and more

<i>EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments</i> …

Apps

Make this the summer of the fitness vacation: Here are 3 great getaways

You've had it. Enough of traffic on the 405, the wait list for a seat at SoulCycle, the lines at Trader Joe's. Grab a group of friends and haul out: It's time to start thinking about summer vacation, so why not make it a fitness reboot?<p>These three fitness destinations are easy drives, all about 100 …

How Adults Can Encourage Kids To Be Original Thinkers

When I first read <i>Originals</i> I couldn't help but take notes. What I jotted down was essentially a to-do list for how I could be more creative, how I could think up and then communicate new ideas.<p>But the book — written by Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania …

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They want kids to be robots: Meet the new education craze designed to distract you from overtesting

<b>(NI QIN via iStock)</b><p>“Reformers” talk about mindfulness as if it’s an answer, not just another way to sneak corporate culture in schools<p>David Forbes<p>November 8, 2015 4:59pm (UTC)<p>From inner-city classrooms to wealthy boarding schools the mindfulness juggernaut has hit education. A recent Atlantic …

Inside the school where punishment is banned

Despite its 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted, Kilgarth School in Birkenhead is now adopting a radical new approach to discipline. Joseph Lee finds out why<p>The boys all arrive in taxis, but it’s a rare touch of luxury in a school surrounded by deprivation. If you attend Kilgarth School in Birkenhead, …

Handouts- A Great App for Creating, Collecting and Grading Assignments Paperlessly

July 22, 2015<br>Handouts is a great educational app to use in your iPad classroom for scheduling and managing assignments paperlessly. As a teacher, you …

Here Is A Handy Tool for Creating Rubrics to Use in Class

July 19, 2015<br>ForAllRubrics is another cool web tool for easily creating rubrics, checklists, and badges. The site provides a wide variety of …

Education Technology

Flip Your Classroom with These Teacher-tested Tools

July 16 , 2015<br>Looking for more resources to help you flip your classroom? Here are a set of teacher-tested tools that can aid in video capture and …

Teachers to be trained to recognize dyslexia after new law goes into effect on July 1

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 26, 2015)-- A new law that will help teachers assist dyslexic students goes into effect next week. Starting July 1, dyslexia …

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Reading, Writing, Required Silence: How Meditation Is Changing Schools And Students

<i>Quiet Time at Brooklyn Urban Garden School.</i><p>On a Wednesday afternoon in early May, after a full day of studying the Byzantine Empire and sitting through lessons on annotation and critical reading, the sixth-graders in Zsazita Walker’s social studies and language arts class were, expectedly, acting …

5 Great Apps Students Can Use to Demonstrate Their Learning

May 24, 2015<br>Below are some of the best iPad apps students can use to demonstrate their learning across different subjects. Apple has recently …

Education Technology

Teachers Starter Kit for Creating Interactive eBooks Using iBooks Author

May 21, 2015<br>iBook Author is an awesome free app that allows users to easily create stunning multi-touch textbooks for iPad. It provides all the tools …