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The 50 Best Books for 11- and 12-Year-Olds

Eleven and twelve is a time of big change for kids, both emotionally and physically. Which is why reading coming-of-age books becomes very relevant …

Customized email newsletters for every kid with Google Forms

Classroom newsletters are kind of hit and miss. If you’re sending photocopies of them home in students’ backpacks, I’ll bet your success rate is less …

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Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists

Eminent academics from worlds of neuroscience, education and psychology voice concerns over popularity of method<p>Teaching children according to their individual “learning style” does not achieve better results and should be ditched by schools in favour of evidence-based practice, according to …

Education

Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to <b>leave comments in the margin</b>. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students …

These brothers built a mine-sweeping drone

To clear land mines without casualties<p>Brothers Massoud and Mahmud Hassani grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan, knowing that one wrong step could end their lives. “When we walked to school, we had a special path to follow—otherwise we would end up in a minefield,” Massoud says. Mines are cheap to …

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Why don’t more schools focus on public speaking? Discuss

Pupils who learn to speak confidently do better in life. Now a new campaign aims to help schools<p>It’s Monday morning and the start of a year 7 English class at Highbury Grove school, a large comprehensive in north London. The students have been played the soundtrack to a film and hands are creeping …

Teaching

Six Simple Tips For Designing Stunning Infographics

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Infographics remain one of the best forms of visual content in the digital world today. They catch the eye and they can publicize a great deal of …

How One Season of Football Affects a Child’s Brain

Research is mounting that concussions have devastating impacts on professional football players in the NFL—and the symptoms don’t happen overnight. …

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My Favorite Things and Recommended Resources

Pinterest<p>My Favorite Things and Recommended Resources! I get a lot of questions about the resources I use, and recommendations for certain tasks. So …

Take a step inside the classroom of tomorrow

When you cast your mind back to the days of school, you probably think of dusty textbooks, graffiti and chewing gum, lessons that were both boring …

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EdTech Apps and the Future of Education

> EdTech Apps and the Future of Education<p>Views14646<p>The intersection between technological innovations like mobile apps and websites get a ridiculous …

New school initiative backs tech-ready librarians

Media specialist Samantha Edwards wants noise in her library—and she hears it.<p>Last fall, Edwards, the librarian at Fogelsville Elementary School in …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Two Good Ways to Create Custom Word Clouds

Word cloud generators provide students with a nice way to visualize the most frequently used words in a passage of text. There are plenty of word …

Education Technology

Automate Google Sheets: An Introduction to Google Apps Script

Google has built some of the most effective productivity tools on the planet. With Gmail, Hangouts, Chrome, Docs, Sheets, and more, odds are you use …

95 Awesome Social Media Facts You Should Not Ignore

It’s only been 10 years but it feels like a lifetime.<p>Twitter has been around for a decade. I joined in 2008 and had no clue about what to do with it …

Social Media

Book Creator is coming to the web

Since it’s launch in 2011, Book Creator for iPad has gone on to become one of the best-selling Education apps on the App Store, with over 30 million …

App Store

9 Things That Successful Schools Have in Common

Do you want to have a successful school? Are you looking to work for a successful school system? Check out this blog to learn the nine …

Bill Gates and 20 Million More Smart Folks Use This Learning Platform--Should You?

Some 20 million people turn to it for 10,000 free, self-paced courses from companies such as Pixar.<p>Ever felt held back because you didn't have the chance to learn at your own pace? Welcome to my high school algebra class. It was years before I had the mental discipline, or maybe the patience, to …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Create Image-based Quizzes on Formative

Formative is an excellent tool for gathering feedback from students. Through Formative you can collect students’ responses to multiple choice, short …

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