Shirlene Adams

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5 Awesome Google Docs Add-Ons

When you think about what Google is doing with their cloud services, it might be one of the most exciting things in technology, and it has a dramatic …

Education Technology

Ditching Your Classroom Reward System

In the first system I tried, my 3rd and 4th grade students received a certain number of points a day, but they lost a point if they made a choice …

Deakin study develops new digital technology resource for teachers

Deakin University researchers have developed a new resource for teachers to better understand how their students are using technology outside the …

It Was America’s First English Colony. Then It Was Gone.

Magazine<p>Two decades before Jamestown, settlers arrived in what is now North Carolina. What happened to them is a mystery, but there are some clues.<p><b>From the English</b> ship <i>Hopewell</i> anchored off the coast of what is now North Carolina, Governor John White watched with elation as a column of smoke rose …

15 common math questions from the SATs everyone gets wrong

The SAT doesn't just test how good you are at math, reading, and writing — it tests how good you are at taking the SAT.<p>Preparing for the math section of the test requires lots of practice and memorization of some formulas, but it's also important to know how to recognize trick questions, sift …

Mathematics

Why we need to bring back the silent teacher in primary maths

The room is silent. I slowly draw up the equations on the board. I utter not a word while doing so. And then I turn to my class, still not talking, …

Want to Increase Your Happiness This Year? Science Says 1 Rare Habit Truly Stands Out

Research suggests that companies and individuals committed to living out this principle will see a happier workplace and an improved bottom line.<p>Positive psychology has got me hooked. This explosive field's body of research is telling us that if we desire a life of happiness, and if we truly want …

How Pirates Of The Caribbean Hijacked America's Metric System

If the United States were more like the rest of the world, a McDonald's Quarter Pounder might be known as the McDonald's 113-Grammer, John Henry's 9-pound hammer would be 4.08 kilograms, and any 800-pound gorillas in the room would likely weigh 362 kilos.<p>One reason this country never adopted the …

Thomas Jefferson

FREE December Writing Prompts for Kindergarten to Second Grade

<b>FREE December Writing Prompts for Kindergarten to Second Grade</b><p>Writing is an important skills for all students. This packet offers three types of …

Kindergarten Kids LOVE Math Riddles!

Hello, Teaching Friends!<br>Even the wiggliest kindergartener will be all ears for these math riddles! Your little math learners will love to solve these …

Monet: A Brilliant Perspective

<i>Claude Monet changed the way people see the world -even when he could no longer see it himself.</i><p>As the sun rose over Giverny, France, a gardener …

Art

How Weehawken elementary students are learning math -- and having fun while doing it

Weehawken elementary students may be having more fun learning math than one might imagine.<p>Third- through sixth-graders at the Weehawken School …

Top 5 Misconceptions About Evolution And Why They're Wrong

Most science lovers are used to defending the evidence when the subject of evolution comes up. But even the most enthusiastic of us can get tired of …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

How my school takes the stress off teachers

My school has found ways to reduce the workload burden on teachers – while also helping us become more effective in the classroom<p>We all know that stress is a problem in teaching, with workloads and other pressures affecting the health of many across the UK. But I’ve experienced a variety of …

Teaching

Here's What a 'Kindness Curriculum' Looks Like

Scientists want to make kindness as integral to the curriculum as reading or math.<p>Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Healthy …

How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

When Mitch Resnick was growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, he and his little brother were always making up new games. For example, he says, "In the basement, throw a tennis ball so it goes between the pipes in the ceiling for two points, and bounces off the pipe for one point."<p>His parents …

Makerspaces

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Mathematics

This is why that stupid way to multiply isn't so stupid after all

High school math teacher Joe Howard wrote to me about his latest video. He said:<p>A recent video has been circulating of a 4th grade teacher showing a …

High School

Science: If You Want Your Kids to Succeed, Teach Them These Skills

Our kids are not learning the essential skills they need to succeed, says new research.<p>Today I was at my kids' school for the annual parent-teacher conferences. Since my kids are at school during the day, and I'm at work --and given the few scraps of information they tend to share with me about …

Why Are We Still Assigning Homework? #IMMOOC

I went to a workshop recently and we got assigned “pre-work”, which is just another way to say homework for adults. Right before the workshop started …

When Students Won’t Stop Talking

Listen to my interview with Michael Linsin (transcript):<p>Sponsored by Write About and Peergrade<p><b>In my first few years of teaching, student talking was</b> …

Teaching

This Teacher’s Optional, Flexible Homework Policy Is EVERYTHING

Like many parents out there, I hate homework I have some very mixed feeling about homework. I have seen the research suggesting that homework in …

Apps to Help Teachers Hit the Ground Running

As the new school year approaches, explore a selection of digital tools recommended by teacher educator Curtis Chandler that can help you streamline …

Teaching

3 Rules for the Perfect Nap

Coffee to combat your daily slump and fatigue? No more... the "2016" caffeine shot at work is... sleep! A number of high profile companies such as Google, Zappos, Cisco and Proctor & Gamble have started to offer their employees an alternative to coffee with their nap pods at work (and The …

'Gene drive' breakthrough creates weaponized mosquito extinction strain - ExtremeTech

‘Gene drive’ breakthrough creates weaponized mosquito extinction strain<p>By on April 14, 2016 at 2:10 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

We are torturers and murderers: America’s first casualty of war is the Constitution

<b>(Reuters/Jim Young/Yuri Gripas/AP/Charles Dharapak/photo montage by Salon)</b><p>W dispensed with the Eighth Amendment; Obama with the Fifth and Fourteenth. Through it all, Congress has been MIA<p>Andrew J. Bacevich<p>April 6, 2016 8:15am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Let’s face it: in …

Persian Wars

The Persian Wars refers to the conflict between Greece and Persia in the 5th century BCE which involved two invasions by the latter in 490 and 480 …