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10 Different Lighting Effects Using Just One Softbox

When you start out as a photographer, you probably don’t have a lot of equipment or money, so you need to come up with unique ways of using what you …

10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

October , 2015<br>As life-long learners, teachers are continuously learning to improve their teaching practice and expand their knowledge base. …

KQED

One of the best ways for frustrated parents, students and teachers to convince school leaders that it’s time for a reboot is with amazing student …

Instructables Offers Tons of Educational Do-it-yourself Projects to Use in Class with Students

September 27, 2015<br>Instructables is an educational website and mobile app where you can have access to a treasure trove of instructional videos and …

Education Technology

8 Things you Need to Know About Blended Learning

<b>What is Blended Learning ?</b><p>The term Blended Learning in higher education was defined for the first time in its true sense as a learning system in the</i> …

Education Technology

MinecraftEdu Teaches Students Through Virtual World-Building

A New York City school teacher has crafted a version of <i>Minecraft</i> for schools called <i>MinecraftEdu</i>. Given the sandbox indie game’s simple premise — a …

Teaching Your Kid to Read? Let Her Play Minecraft

The first time linguist and game studies theorist James Gee played a video game, he failed many times over. But instead of giving up, he merrily …

TED Talks

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz<p>Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the …

Social Media

The 10 books teachers want your child to read

When it comes to what teachers think schoolchildren should read, the classics continue to dominate the reading list for primary school children.<p>Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tops a list of must-read novels, selected by 500 teachers for the National Association for the Teaching of …

This No-Gym Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

Choose Your Own Adventure: Machu Picchu

When I decided to visit <b>Machu Picchu</b>, I was so focused on getting to Peru that I kept delaying another important decision: Which route would I take to access the sacred site?<p>Should I walk along the well-worn paths of the Inca Trail? What about following in the footsteps of <i>chaski</i> messengers on the …

30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom (infographic)

I make no apologies for making this an iPad focused post. So many of the schools that I work with have iPads both for students and for educators. The …

Apps

10 Mac Tips Every Teacher Should Know about

July 9, 2015<br>Mac is an incredible piece of gadgetry and an ideal companion for teachers. It has tons of features and functionalities that can make …

The 50 Best Free Workout Resources You Can Find Online

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>makeyourbodywork.com</i><p>Do your days fly by? Is it difficult to make time for a trip to the gym?<p>You're in the right place.<p>These are the 50 best resources for free online workouts that make is easy for you to exercise at home. Whether you have just a few minutes for a quick core …

Weight Loss

Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015

Technology Evolves Quickly!<p>When I started teaching in 2004, I used any/all available technology. I had an overhead projector and a CD player. Then I …

Education Technology

Google Classroom Gets a Share Button and More New Features

This week Google Classroom received updates that teachers and administrators should note.<p>A new "share to Google Classroom" button is starting to …

9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle

The use of word clouds in the classroom is a powerful way to really get through to visual learners. The details about the following nine word cloud …

Why & How to Green Screen in class

<b>This is my new must-have for all classrooms!</b><p>Finding interesting ways to <b>evaluate, reflect and report on work</b> and projects can be tricky. Many students …

Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom

Minecraft in Education portal aims to get educators sharing tips on how Mojang’s popular game can be used to teach children<p>Millions of children are already playing Minecraft at home, whether on computers, consoles or mobile devices. Now the game’s parent company Microsoft wants to encourage more …

Education Technology

Google Classroom Gets a Share Button and More New Features

This week Google Classroom received updates that teachers and administrators should note.<p>A new "share to Google Classroom" button is starting to …

7 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

June 29, 2015<br>In this month's 'New Educational Web Tools' series, we are sharing with you this selection of interesting web tools we have been …

5 Google Apps that Help Teachers Differentiate Instruction

By Ben DykhouseLearning technology coach Ben Dykhouse shares the apps that help all of his students achieve more in the classroom.

Google Apps

Good Parenting Skills: 7 Research-Backed Ways to Raise Kids Right

<b>I’ve posted about the research behind happy families and solid marriages, but what does science say about good parenting skills?</b><p>Po Bronson and Ashley …

Parenting

7 Apps for Student Creators

There are a handful of dynamic iPad apps that can turn your students into creators. This doesn't happen magically when they launch the apps. Combined …

Google Expands Its Educational Platform “Classroom” With A New API, Share Button For Websites

Google Classroom, the company’s educational initiative that launched last year to allow teachers and students to communicate and collaborate with each other using Google tools and services, has today received a number of new features, the most notable being a new Classroom API for admins, and a …

Education Technology

11 Chrome Extensions Every Smart Teacher Loves To Use

Although Google Chrome is the second most popular browser (first being Mozilla) used all over the world, some people are still unaware of its …

Top tips for teachers on engaging parents in learning

From having parents come in to speak about their jobs to sending postcards home, education experts share advice on parental engagement<p>Schools take a variety of creative approaches to involve parents in their child’s learning, from parent-student cooking classes to sending tweets about lesson …

Teaching

Some of The Best Educational Mac Apps for Students

June 23, 2015<br>For students using Macs in their studies, the collection below embeds some excellent apps that can help you do way more with your Macs. …