Barb MacEachern

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How to Create a Social Media Content Calendar: Tips and Templates

Close your eyes and picture this: it’s May 3, end of day, all the designers have gone home and suddenly it hits you: tomorrow is Star Wars Day—May …

Social Media

Snapchat for Business: The Ultimate Marketing Guide

October 11, 2017<p>Share<p>If you’re not familiar with Snapchat—the social network with more than 150 million users—here’s what you need to know: a person …

Are You Ready? Here Are The Top 10 Skills For The Future

As big disruptive shifts hit the workplace we all get taken out of our comfort zones. Whereas once we felt in control, the stakes are evolving rapidly and our ability to adapt is falling behind. If we consider the recent gallup poll results that indicates that only a mere 30% of the workforce is …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

STEAM Field Note Campaign

<i>Note: This article refers to Graphite, the former name of this website.</i><p>This month, we're highlighting apps, games, and websites that support science, …

Where Passions Come Alive

Posted on February 8, 2016 Posted in Blog, Genius Hour<p>Want to start Genius Hour in your classroom but not sure where and how to begin? Already …

Three Powerful Google Drive tools for Teachers

February 11, 2014<br>One of the best things I like about Google Drive is the ability to integrate third party applications to enhance the performance of …

A Miraculous “Accident of Physics”: Carl Zimmer Explains How Feathers Evolved, Animated

Charles Darwin devoted nearly three chapters of his famed treatise <i>Descent of Man</i> to feathers — one of the most miraculous products of evolution. In his book <b>Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle</b> (<i>public library</i>), conservation biologist <b>Thor Hanson</b> marvels that “nothing competes with feathers …

Bypassing the Textbook: Video Games Transform Social Studies Curriculum

A few games developed in the last three or four years are actually based on historical moments -- a social studies teacher’s dream, Mummert says. One …

Head-mounted cameras capture falcons' killer strategy – video

Footage from cameras strapped to falcons' heads and backs reveals how they close in on crows without alerting them. Rather than head straight for the prey, the falcons keep the birds in a fixed position to one side. The strategy exploits an effect called 'motion camouflage' where the predator does …

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

Apps

Now Teachers Encourage Computer Games in Class

Games like "Angry Birds" and "Guild Wars 2" are used to teach physics, writing and more.<p>At a private school in Houston, eighth-graders slingshot angry red birds across a video screen for a lesson on Newton's law of motion. High-school students in Los Angeles create the "Zombie Apocalypse" computer …

PC Gaming

Top Ten Learning Games For Kids

Top 10 Learning Games for Kids<p>(If you are confused about what all the Core Drive #s are about in this post, make sure you check out the Gamification …

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Below are all 16 Habits of Mind, each with a tip, strategy or resource to understand and begin implementation in your classroom.<p>The habits themselves …

Can Digital Games Boost Students' Test Scores?

Another way to explain it: "For a student sitting in the median who doesn’t have a game, his or her learning achievement would have increased by 12 …

Linking Real-World Science to Schools

—Aaron Doering/Learning Technologies Media Lab<p>Cultural institutions, researchers, and “makers” are using technology to expand their connections with …

Two Roads to Innovation

I have been really trying to study the notion of “innovation” and how we create an innovative culture. From what I am seeing, two make an innovative …

Roads