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12 Unlikely Steps to Outrageous Productivity | Inc.com

It's proven that a detailed to-do list will improve productivity for most people. A typical task list, however, is usually missing some important activities.<p>I call these little lists the secret sauce to outrageous productivity. Let me know how they work for you!<p>1. Do something you don't like.<p>How …

Productivity

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

As a new teacher I remember getting into my classroom for the first time. I set up the space like classrooms I had seen before and enjoyed; I got my …

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps

Evernote<p>Evernote is a multiplatform app, but you cannot edit simultaneously. It's compatible with the Livescribe Smartpen, which uses a tiny camera …

Education Technology

How to Increase Parental Engagement in Urban Education, Part 2

<b>Guest Blogger: Dr. Anthony L. Moore</b><p><i>In Part 1 of his two-part blog, Dr. Moore identified the posture of heart educators should have when addressing</i> …

What To Drink Now: Game Day Cocktails

Sunday game day requires fun cocktails even if all you are watching during the game are the commercials. Here are a few ideas to mix up this weekend …

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

Cooking

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Here Comes The Sun

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

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Six Ways Teachers Can Help Parents Integrate 1-to-1 at Home

If there’s new technology going home with your students this year, it’s likely that you, the teacher, are not the only one worrying about it. You’re …

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to transform their classrooms this …

Study Finds That Tablets Increase Homework Completion by 29%

column |<p>Study Finds That Tablets Increase Homework Completion by 29%<p>Jan 9, 2014<p><b>TACTICAL MEASURES:</b> Points to the tablet world! Project Tomorrow and …

Best History Websites and Resources

Inventive lessons and activities integrate Asian history, art, and more<p><b>Bottom Line:</b> It offers an in-depth look at Asia’s influence on art and history …

Great Online Communities for Kids

Safe social-publishing platform with amazing badge system<p><b>Bottom Line:</b> Super-safe, engaging platform for teachers to support sharing of student …

11 EdTech Bloggers To Follow in 2014

Looking for new ideas for how to use technology in your classroom in 2014? Looking for colleagues to inspire your practice? Ideas to help integrate …

8 iPad Professional Development Opportunities All 1-to-1 Educators Should Consider

You’re in the midst of a 1-to-1 iPad implementation, and you’re eager to learn best practices from others who have gone before you. Where do you turn?<p>…

Frugal Foodies: 5 Tips for Getting Groceries for Less

Frugal foodies believe that eating cheap can be cool, delicious and totally doable. There are ways to save money on groceries even if you have a …

31 iPad Apps For A Smoother-Running Classroom

Jan 26, 2014 by Peter Lakeman - itunes.apple.com - 3031<p>An all-in-one tool that consists of:<p>Fully fledged grade book, configurable, with custom …

What Students Remember Most About Teachers

Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall,<p>I saw you as you rushed passed me in the lunch room. <i>Urgent</i>. In a hurry to catch a bite before the final bell would …

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic …

Bell Ringer Exercises

Journaling<p>Education <i>über</i>-blogger Vicki Davis writes 20 things she is thankful for in a joy journal, citing research studies indicating that this …

Teaching

20 Wonderful Online Museums and Sites for Virtual Field Trips to Use in Class

January 27, 2014<br>Yesterday when I was working on the list of iPad apps that teachers can use with their students to make virtual field trips, it …

Tell Your Story on Digital Learning Day 2016

Where to Find More Information<p>Visit the Digital Learning Video Gallery on the website for the Alliance for Excellent Education to view real-life, …

Education Technology

Teaching Writing to English Language Learners

An English as a second language student will need extra guidance and encouragement to write. Depending on the various stages of English acquisition …

27 Ways To Respond When Students Don't Pay Attention

<b>27 Ways To Respond When Students Don’t Pay Attention</b><p>Our initial reaction when seeing the following infographic from Mia MacMeekin was to think about …

Using Football Science to Tackle STEM Education

Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Concussions?<p>We discovered that a woodpecker pecks about 12,000 times a day at an incredible 20 times a second. So why don't …

Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really.

<i>UPDATE: Cool. This post was nominated and made the shortlist for Most Influential Post of 2012 by edublog. I’m really honored!</i><p>What if the earth moves …

Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future

<b>San Antonio</b> --<p>Texas has seen the future of the public library, and it looks a lot like an Apple Store: Rows of glossy iMacs beckon; iPads mounted on a tangerine-colored bar invite readers; and hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card.<p>Even the librarians …

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