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6 of the Most Essential but Underused Camera Features

If you are just getting started in photography, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find these six often overlooked features in the menu of your DSLR. …

Compensation

Homework is making our kids miserable: Why the classroom staple is a colossal waste of time

Research suggests it offers little to no benefit to elementary school students. Now parents are a taking a stand<p>Jordan Rosenfeld<p>March 13, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>We tend to think of homework as a necessary part of learning, a practice that teaches children …

Teaching

Narcissistic kid? Blame the parents, study says

Parents who believe their kids are better, more special, and deserve more than other kids can pass that point of view on to their children, creating young narcissists who feel superior to others, and entitled to privileges, according to a new study.<p>"Loving your child is healthy and good, but …

Los Angeles

What would happen if an elementary school abolished homework? This.

Citing the lack of evidence that homework does much if anything to improve academic performance in elementary grades, a principal in Manhattan notified parents that there would be no more after-school assignments for the public school's students.<p>And then came the rebellion—not from teachers, but …

Los Angeles

How to Use Spot Metering & AE Lock on a Digital Camera

As a photographer, the chances of being familiar with the terms spot metering and AE lock are relatively great. They are common features on most DSLR …

BirdBrain Uses Tech To Close The Classroom Literacy Gap

As I drove a carload of high school students to school this morning, the conversation in the vehicle turned to technology and in particular its role in providing positive outcomes for the world. The conversation had its genesis in one excitable student who was obsessing over the release of a new …

You Can Now Create and Publish Educational Textbooks Using Kindle Textbook Creator

February, 2015<br>Amazon has recently released Kindle Textbook Creator to enable educators to create and publish textbooks and other educational content …

30 Things To Remember To Help You Become Successful In 2015

Bruce Harpham<p>Bruce Harpham is a Project Management Professional and Founder and CEO of Project Management Hacks. Read full profile<p>A single …

Why educational games should strive to challenge, not entertain

Video games have a place in the classroom.<p>When used for education, they can reach students in a way traditional methods cannot — think hands-on experience or repeated trial and error. But though the impulse might be to make games "fun," there's more to be gained in making them less entertaining, …

The Best 4 Whiteboard Apps for Teachers

February 13, 2015<br>Looking for some interactive whiteboard apps to use in your class? The titles below are among the best you can find out there. These …

Five 'Minecraft' Books To Explain Obsession And Inspire Education

While video-games like Minecraft develop all kinds of skills, parents can sometimes want a distraction from the screens. These five books not only get Minecraft addicts reading, but create a context in which parents and children can discuss the game.<p>Kids love talking about their favourite hobby but …

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

<b>Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom</b><p>The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s …

Teacher depression may affect child learning

The more depressive symptoms third grade teachers had in a new study, the less progress in math their struggling students made during the school year.<p>This was only an exploratory study of 27 teachers and it’s too soon to be treating depressed teachers as a problem that needs to be fixed, said the …

Mental Health

Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education ‘Story’

Thom Markham sees an opportunity for teachers to tell stories about themselves and their profession to give more voice to what's important to them.<br>[[ …

Markham

25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

Critical thinking is the engine of learning.<p>Within this complex process or so many other relevant themes that contribute to learning: creativity, …

Critical Thinking

5 Tips for Getting Fresh Ideas for Macro Photography

Are you seeking some inspiration for getting creative with some new macro photographs? Perhaps you’ve grown tired of taking close-ups of typical …

Macro Photography

How to Photograph the Moon (Part 1)

Ever since I’ve owned a camera I’ve wanted to take photos of the night sky. When I first got a DSLR camera 5 or so years ago I thought getting decent …