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Math - 4th Grade, Common Core Printables - Printable Worksheets at I4C

Welcome to our Common Core Printables Section for 4th Grade Math!<p>Look for a rapidly growing variety of thousands of online practice sets tied to the …

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Kurt Vonnegut Reveals “Why My Dog Is Not a Humanist” in His Humanist of the Year Award Speech (1992)

<i>Note: Vonnegut starts talking at around the 3:40 mark.</i><p>This is humanism, as explained by biochemist, science fiction author and former president of …

Algeria’s Lyes Salem: ‘Humanism Distinguishes Us From the God Crazy Folk’

In the first of a short series of articles in <i>Variety</i>’s UniFrance Rendez-vous Dailies on directors and French productions pushing the boundaries of …

Take Comfort in Moral Bankruptcy

If you want an example of the moral bankruptcy and the abdication of moral responsibility of fundamentalist Christianity you'd be hard pressed to …

Blended Learning - what is it, pros/cons, tips and resources

Blended Learning Classroom<p>Introduction<p>The blended classroom is designed to meet the individual needs of student by allowing teachers to personalize …

New law would ignore test failures and award belated high school diplomas to 8,000

The Georgia General Assembly is about to change the lives of 8,000 people never able to graduate high school because they failed part of the Georgia …

State science exams for 3 grades axed in spring testing

In the latest drama over school testing in Illinois, the longtime state science exams for fourth-, seventh- and 11th-graders have been cut from the lineup of spring exams — even though they're required by federal law.<p>The tests covering everything from matter and energy to Earth and space have …

A Really, Really Cool Website For Students Who Think They Hate Math

The best resource for a student that thinks they hate math is a great teacher.<p>But what about the best resource for that teacher? Beyond an active …

Teacher Tip- Use Google Forms to Instantly See students Feedback

February 5, 2015<br>Today I am sharing with you a handy Google Sheets tip to use on the forms you share with students. This tip allow you to receive a …

Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought?

<b>Are You Teaching Content, Or Teaching Thought?</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Thinking is troublesome.<p>For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done</i> …

‘Computers in Our Lives’, A 1980 Educational Film About the Exciting Roles Computers Play at Work and Home

YouTube vintage news reel enthusiast ponyryder uploaded the 1980 education film “Computers in Our Lives,” which cheerfully extols the virtues of …

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

Nov 02, 2012 - dipity.com - 1138<p>Want to get a beautifully simply visualization of data over time? It’s easy to use Dipity to create certain types of …

Scott Walker Deletes The Values Of Truth And Service From University Mission

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has come under fire this week not only for proposing a controversial and unprecedented $300 million cut to the …

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Teaching pupils that genies are real can work magic in the classroom

I’ve been lying to children for six years. It began small – a tale of talking cats here, a ruse about astronauts there – but things escalated and thousands of children have now been exposed to my wanton fictions. I should be clear: I’m a good liar (in the moral sense) and advocate Vonnegut’s …

What is the role of informal science education in supporting the vision for K-12 science education?

Why It Matters To You<p><b>Teachers</b> should make educational plans that intentionally make use of out-of-school learning experiences in support of STEM …

Gifted and Talented Programs Dumb Down Our Students

In America, we place great value on natural talent. We idolize the sheer genius of Albert Einstein and the creative brilliance of Steve Jobs—framing …

80 plus ideas for using iPad in the classroom #appaday

I have been fortunate to be working on Jersey all this week with teachers on their use of technology alongside ‘Aspire 2 Be’; Simon Pridham, Martyn …

What Should We Tell the Kids About Climate Change?

In Wyoming last year and in South Carolina in 2012, legislators banned public schools from implementing national teaching standards that treat …

New eBook: “MIXing it Up – Using Microsoft Office Mix to Improve Learning

Enhance the understanding of the benefits of ICT and technology across the curriculum including literacy, numeracy, technology, personal, social and …

Kansas Just Going To Go Ahead And Arrest Teachers For Teaching Now

Kudos to Kansas for pulling quite the sleight of hand. Instead of another story about its slashed and burned debacle of a state government, the …

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States weigh turning education funds over to parents

A radical new idea is catching fire across the country.<p>A radical new concept in school choice will come up for vote in at least a half-dozen states from Virginia to Oklahoma in the coming months, as lawmakers consider giving hundreds of thousands of parents the freedom to design a custom education …

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.<p>Like many 11-year-olds in Texas, Ethan had to build a model of the Alamo as a school project. Often, students make their dioramas out of paper mache or popsicle sticks, but Ethan’s teacher gave him …

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Robot kit series - STEM / DIY educational programmable electronic robot kit

Lamp Hack: How to Make Any Lamp Cordless

There’s a common problem in interior design that no one talks about. It’s all very hush-hush, you see. It’s the problem of the <i>lamp cord</i>. (Yeah, I …

DIY: Modern Concrete Fire Pit

<i>Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with</i> …

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DIY Bluetooth Door Lock - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Want to make your own Bluetooth Door Lock? Just yank out the stock electronics and toss in some custom electronics along with some code (that you can …

6 Easy DIY Photography Projects That Make for Great Holiday Gifts

Want to make a photography gift this holiday season instead of buying one? The video above offers 6 fun ideas for easy DIY photo gifts you can try …

Photographer Upgrades His $1 Dollar Store Camera with DIY Features and Fixes

The “Special Moments” camera is a cheap plastic 35mm camera that you can pick up at certain dollar stores for just a buck.<p>Photography enthusiast …