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SAMR Model Simply Explained for Teachers

For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is one of our popular visuals on SAMR model we shared a few weeks ago. As we have stated elsewhere, …

Education Technology

Free Tools Students Can Use to Produce Animated Videos

Creating an animated video can be a great extension to many writing projects. Students can use video creation tools to animate short stories that …

Developing 21st Century Skills: Information Literacy

The 21st century skill of information literacy is one that students must master to be able to seek, access, and apply facts from all sources to guide …

What Does It Mean to Be a Successful Teacher? A Conversation With John Hattie

11:45<p>Teaching is about engaging students in a passion for learning and working collaboratively with colleagues, explains John Hattie in a discussion …

Ten things every educator should be able to do with their iPad

When I reflect back to early versions of iOS and the workarounds that teachers and students used to have to jump through hoops to complete through …

Education Technology

This Unlikely Ultramarathoner Is Fueled by Science, Obsession, and a Love of the Struggle

Winning a 155-mile race is about more than speed.<p>On a spring day in 2010, Zandy Mangold lay sprawled beneath the rear lift gate of a 4x4, the only shade he could find in this stretch of the outback. As his head throbbed, he fought back bouts of nausea. He pressed his shoulders flat against the …

Running

Six Good Digital Storytelling Tools In One Place

For the last four or five years I have been telling people about Timeline JS whenever they seek suggestions for multimedia timeline tools. It’s a …

Education Technology

Organisers aim to break fundraising world record for 12th consecutive year as forecasters say race could be hottest ever<p>Organisers of the London Marathon are hoping to break participation and fundraising records, despite predictions that Sunday’s race could be one of the hottest ever.<p>Weather …

Marathons

How Kathrine Switzer overcame sporting misogyny to become the first woman to run a marathon

The thousands of spectators who line marathon routes are famous for screaming encouragement, but it has not always been that way.<p>“One guy shouted at me, ‘you should be back in the kitchen making dinner for your husband’.”<p>It is one of many moments that Kathrine Switzer recounts as she talks about …

Marathons

Sarah Sellers: the nurse who stunned the world at the Boston Marathon

The story was so good it seemed impossible to imagine. A 26-year-old woman with no sponsors or agents, who had run only one marathon in her life, finished second in Monday’s Boston Marathon, one of the world’s most prestigious road races. And no sooner had she crossed the finish line did the …

Marathons

10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

Photograph courtesy MaxPixel. Public domain<p>Confession: I was a late tech adopter.<p>I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on …

Mountain and marathon championship runner Andrew Davies knows how to mix things up – he educates us on how training on uneven terrain can boost your performance on the road<p>In June last year, Welsh athlete Andrew Davies was part of a five-strong British team at the world long-distance mountain …

Marathons

Essential Digital Literacy Skills for the 21st Century Worker Infographic

Essential Digital Literacy Skills for the 21st Century Worker InfographicMany experts tell us that modern workers must acquire these 21st-century …

Episode 5 - LEADing Lights with Aidan McCarthy

<i>This episode is a very special one, and that’s because it’s the first in a three-part LEADing Lights series. LEADing Lights is a digital</i> …

The New Rules of Marathon Nutrition

<i>Use these six cutting-edge tips to avoid the dreaded wall the next time you tackle 26.2.</i><p>When Meb Keflezighi and Ryan Hall reached the 23-mile mark of …

5 Intelligent Sites to Boost Your Brain

Even though the internet is largely populated by cat videos and memes, it also has some intelligent stuff. But you need to know where to find it, if …

10 of the Most Versatile Digital Age Skills We Can Teach Our Learners

<i>In the past, we’ve talked about the critical 21st-century skills students need and why. But what about other digital age skills?</i><p>There are so many …

New to Office 365 in June—classroom experiences in Microsoft Teams and more - Office Blogs

<i>Today’s post was written by Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president for the Office team.</i><p>At the International Society for Technology in Education …

So you are teaching coding… how and what next?

<i>Jon Roberts is a Digital Technology and Innovation teacher at Helena College, Glen Forrest Campus in Western Australia. He is interested in teaching</i> …

Learn how to use Swift to write apps: Apple makes Swift training free via iBooks

The app economy is a huge business, and app development is in high demand. For students wanting to learn how to write apps, Apple has good news for …

15 Fantastic Virtual Reality in Education Resources

This week I had the chance to lead a virtual reality lesson with a group of second graders. It was absolutely amazing to see the students spinning …

Five Things Every Audio Pro Should Know How to Do

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Education Technology

How (and Why) to Add Extra Interval Reps | Runner's World

A few years ago, a team of researchers combed through four decades of training studies to determine the most effective type of interval workout. The sweet spot for boosting aerobic fitness, they determined, was repeats that lasted three to five minutes each. So it was a surprise when the leader of …

Marathons

This Is The Right Way To Recover From A Marathon

Similar to training, recovery from the marathon is as much an art form as it is science. Our unique physiologies determine how we each will recover …

What World Records Teach About Marathon Pacing

For starters, banking time early on almost never works.<p>On Sunday, Dennis Kimetto lowered the marathon world record to 2:02:57. While many runners will marvel that they can’t run a 5K at his average pace of 14:34, or even one mile at his 4:41 average, there is one area where we can run like Kimetto: …

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge came within 26 seconds of running’s holy grail<p>On his website you can learn many things about Andrew Jones, professor of applied physiology at the University of Exeter. You can read that he is the author of more than 220 research articles, chiefly to do with human endurance, …

Marathons

So Close! Kipchoge Runs a 2:00:25 in the Breaking2 Attempt

The 32-year-old Kenyan ran a blistering 4:36 pace, but the two-hour wall still stands.<p>After three years of planning, Nike's goal of staging a sub-2-hour marathon is still just that—an audacious aspiration. But Eliud Kipchoge, a 32-year-old Kenayn, ran 26.2 miles faster than anybody in history, …

After a Near Sub-2 Marathon, What’s Next?

Processing the aftermath of an unexpectedly transcendent run.<p>This is going to take a little while to process.<p>Eliud Kipchoge’s eye-popping 2:00:25 marathon on Saturday morning in Italy fell just short of the two-hour goal he was aiming for, but far exceeded the expectations of most observers. Only …

Nike’s Breaking2 initiative was a crazy physical achievement and a brilliant marketing campaign

Nike’s Breaking2 initiative didn’t quite reach its goal of breaking the two-hour marathon mark, but that hasn’t stopped the company from crowing about the results.<p>Nike has been working with three runners, Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese, to break the two-hour threshold. It wasn’t …