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5 Google Drive Extensions for Teachers

After we have seen how to use Google Drive to collaborate work among various participants, we are sharing with you this collection of handy Chrome …

Software

5 Important Google Drive Collaborative Features Teachers Should Know about

Google Drive is in a continuous flux in terms of the functionalities and built-in features it offers to its users. A great deal of these features are …

Education Technology

Coral reefs at risk of dissolving as oceans get more acidic: study

The report said it was “unknown if the whole reef will erode once the sediments become net dissolving” and whether reefs “will experience …

Climate Change

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced …

Language Learning

Low-Sodium Spicy Orange Chicken That's Better Than Take-Out

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)<p>Calories 400<p>Fat 8g<p>Carbs 47g<p>Protein 34g<p>Nutrition Facts<p>Servings: 2<p>Amount per serving<p>Calories<p>400<p>% Daily Value*<p><b>Total …

Nutrition

How to transform your teenager from a reluctant reader to avid bookworm in five steps

What do you do when your child has reached adolescence and suddenly shudders at the thought of reading for pleasure?<p>Is there anything a parent can do?<p>…

Books

Lose 11 Pounds in a Week on This Prebiotic Soup Diet That's Good for Gut Bacteria

Over the past decade, “good bacteria” have emerged as the darlings of the weight-loss world. Again and again, top doctors and nutritionists have …

Nutrition

5 Tips for How to Read Faster Without Losing Comprehension

Remember the 1996 John Travolta movie <i>Phenomenon?</i> No? Well, that’s okay – neither do I. But I remember the trailer, in which Travolta gets zapped by …

John Travolta

Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with a variety of schools and districts in the role of a coach. Most of this work is focused on …

Pedagogy

This Is the Most Popular Cauliflower Recipe on Pinterest

I can't get enough of cauliflower. I love roasting it and adding it to fresh salads, turning it into velvety soups, and transforming it into "rice" …

Healthy Eating

Want to Learn Almost Anything in 5 Minutes and Remember It Forever? Here's How

Y Combinator's Michael Nielsen uses a grade school tool to powerfully enhance his learning and retention skills.<p>If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you: Try flashcards. Nielsen is a …

Learning

16 Google Sheets Templates for Almost Every Classroom

Flippity is a great service that provides easy-to-follow Google Sheets templates. Recently, Flippity added a new template that you can use to build …

Education Technology

Curiosity Rover Finds Sesame Seed-Sized 'Crystals' That Suggest Water

But the question remains, what kind of water?<p>NASA’s Curiosity Rover, which has been exploring the Red Planet since 2012, found new crystal-like …

Mars Rover

Bizarre blue sea creatures wash up on Sydney beaches

Mysterious blue sea creatures with wings like a dragon have amazed beach-goers after washing up in their hundreds in Sydney.<p>Experts warned people not …

Zoology

Science Says This Is the Simplest Way to Remember More of What You Read

Hit pause. Reflect on the content. Excel. Repeat.<p>Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates' favorite book or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily …

Productivity

A Triumphant First Launch for Elon Musk's Giant Rocket

SpaceX’s 27-engine Falcon Heavy successfully blasted off from Florida with a cherry-red Tesla convertible in tow.<p><i>Updated on February 6 at 7:29 p.m. ET</i><p>CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Seven years ago, the Falcon Heavy was a model rocket, sitting on a table in a conference room in Washington, D.C., in front of …

Falcon Heavy

This Sample Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan Will Help You Live Longer

The Mediterranean diet has consistently been lauded as one of the healthiest diets, with a long list of proven health benefits and a reputation for …

Nutrition

Here’s What to Snack on If You’re Trying to Slim Down, According to a Nutritionist

Tired of eating almonds and Greek yogurt (over and over and over)? I hear you. When you're trying to shed pounds, it's easy to fall into a healthy …

Nutrition

Teach Your Kids About the Super Blue Blood Moon of Jan. 31 with These Activities

Early in the morning on Jan. 31, roughly half of Earth will be treated to a total lunar eclipse. As the moon moves through Earth's shadow, it will …

Astronomy

For the first time in 152 years, a supermoon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse will coincide

On Jan. 31, it doesn’t matter what you’re doing—you owe it to yourself to gaze at the darkened sky.<p>In the early morning hours of the Western Hemisphere and the evening in the Eastern, you will be treated to both a visible supermoon—what we call a full moon at its closest orbital point to Earth—and …

Astronomy

10 Breathtaking Accommodations in National Parks

You don’t have to travel internationally to get enviously stunning destination photos: The national parks of America are one of the most incredible places to spend a vacation. You get to disconnect, explore nature, and often still get the amenities you’re used to. Whether you’re traveling solo or …

National Parks

10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

Photograph courtesy MaxPixel. Public domain<p>Confession: I was a late tech adopter.<p>I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on …

Education Technology

The Best Times to Visit New Zealand for Every Type of Trip

Whether you want to hike, sun on the beach, or sip wine (or all three) take note before planning your trip to New Zealand.<p>New Zealand is a dream …

New Zealand

Two Astronauts, Two Cosmonauts Prepping for Spacewalks Next Week – Space Station

One spacewalk down, two more to go before next weekend. A U.S. and a Japanese astronaut will go on the next spacewalk Jan. 29 followed by two …

Space Science

Watch 1st spacewalk of 2018 on Tuesday

On January 23, a pair of NASA astronauts will perform the 1st spacewalk of 2018. Live TV coverage starts at 10:30 UTC (5:30 a.m. EST). The spacewalk …

Only one road in the world leads from Russia to North Korea — and you can take a trip down it on Google Maps

North Korea is arguably the most secretive nation in the world.<p>It shares long borders with China to its north, and also with South Korea. But the third, and by far the shortest, frontier is an 11-mile stretch of land it shares with Russia.<p>Unlike the Chinese border, the Russian one has allowed …

North Korea

Start a Happiness Jar Now to Have a Year's Worth of Memories to Look Back On

Rather than ending the year wondering what you did for the past 12 months, keep track of your best memories with a simple DIY. All you need is a …

Crafting

The Best Videos For Learning Why It’s Important To Study Geography

It’s getting close to semester finals and in my ELL Geography class, I usually have this read this short piece, 9 Reasons to Study Geography, from …

Vast, Thick Ice Sheets Have Been Found Buried All Over Mars

Water on demand!<p>The slope rises as high as London's Big Ben tower. Beneath its ruddy layer of dirt is a sheet of ice 300 feet (90 metres) thick that …