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Amphibious caravan is the new luxury camping

Can’t decide between sailing or camping?<p>German inventor Daniel Straub has the solution for you: his amphibious Sealander is a compact camping trailer that converts into an electric power boat. Just back it into the water, and take off. Equipped with a small electric propeller engine, it can reach a …

These Are The Foods We'd Lose If Honeybees Die Off

Honeybees are responsible for about a third of all the food we eat.<p>They arrive in the morning, having traveled miles to work all day. They move from one workstation to the next to gather supplies for their commute back to the office and repeat the trip 40 times a day. The newest staff members often …

5 Top Trends in Education Technology 2015

Why the industry is primed for big things this year<p>Pressure continues to increase on education budgets around the globe. Yet despite this fact, the education sector is continuing to increase its investment in technology related to learning. Ed tech funding jumped 55 percent in 2014 with no signs of …

Education Technology

[Photo] Dwight Eisenhower and other officers inspecting the remains of a German attempt to destroy the remains of dead Jewish prisoners at Ohrdruf Concentration Camp, Gotha, Germany, 12 Apr 1945

Caption<p>Dwight Eisenhower and other officers inspecting the remains of a German attempt to destroy the remains of dead Jewish prisoners at Ohrdruf …

7 Apps for Helping Others

Drawing Together!<p>Drawing Together! is very cool app that lets users of any age wirelessly connect their iPad screens. Students can then work on the …

Apps

10 Google Slides activities to add awesome to classes

Now Is The Best Time To Visit Europe. Here's Where To Go.

If continents were dogs, Europe would win Best in Show. The landmass is a seemingly perfect combination of pristine beaches, charming villages, historic cities and stunning nature. There's so much to see that planning a trip can be overwhelming... mostly because it's overwhelmingly expensive.<p>But …

How rationing in World War 2 democratised the British table - and made us all healthier

75 years since the introduction of rationing in Britain, with obesity at record levels, we should remember the heroes who convinced us to live on meatless pies and grey bread<p>Can you imagine making meals each week for each member of your family, with only a single egg in its shell, half a pound of …

A–Z of the First World War

How much do you really know about the First World War? In a new bite-sized A-Z guide, the Imperial War Museum reveals a number of surprising facts, …

8 of the best history fiction books of 2014

<i>BBC History Magazine</i>’s regular fiction reviewer, Nick Rennison, offers a guide to eight of the best history fiction books of the year: eight eras, …

Exitticket: Individualized Instruction for Students

When it comes to crafting individualized instruction for your students, ExitTicket tops the class. Tested against other apps in its category, this …

Obama seeks authority from Congress for Islamic State war

President Barack Obama wants Congress to clearly legitimize the bombing war he launched six months ago in Iraq and Syria against Islamic State.<p>It will be the first such "war vote" Congress has taken in 13 years, since it approved George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq.<p>Mr. Obama initially claimed he …

The End of the Cold War

Today, the Cold War's end is finally in sight. Begun almost immediately after World War II, the Cold War was the defining issue in American foreign policy right up to 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union. One final legacy remained for another quarter-century <i>after</i> the Berlin Wall came down, …

A Very Good Plagiarism Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Educators

Today as I was sifting through some of graphics created by the Visual Communication Guy, I come across this interesting visual on plagiarism. This …

Sainsbury’s Christmas truce advert ‘confuses understanding’ of the First World War

It has fiercely divided public opinion, being branded ‘dangerous and disrespectful’ by the <i>Guardian</i>, and hailed by others as a beautiful tribute to …

The 80 greatest moments in the last 80 years: The people and events that shaped our world

Agree or disagree, scratching your head at a few of the names or delighted to see some unsung heroes, it’s undeniably a list that is as diverse in …

6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills

21st Century Learning<p>Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.<p>A …

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Well, it's that time of year again for my favorite and most robust list on the top 100 Sites/Apps of the year. As w/ the previous year's list, more …