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10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

Transforming teaching practices is a long, slow road. But increasingly schools and teachers experiencing success are sharing their ideas online and …

Teaching

How To Be A Visionary Leader Without Being Arrogant

Leadership advice about finding your “vision” isn’t too hard to come by. But most of it is pretty egocentric.<p>Leadership advice about finding your “vision” isn’t too hard to come by. The thing is, most of it is pretty egocentric. Vision is too often understood as belonging to an individual leader, …

The Coach and the Evaluator - Educational Leadership

Such conferences reflect the unfortunate blurring of the line between evaluation and professional development in schools. On the one hand, evaluation …

Some Very Good Websites for Music Teachers

October 7, 2015<br>Below is a compilation of some very good resources for music teachers. It contains tons of music lessons, lesson plans, tutorials, …

A Simple Tool to Create Stunning Video Animations for Your Class

September 19, 2015<br>Biteable is a web-based tool that allows you to create beautiful explainer videos to share with your students. Explainer videos are …

Education Technology

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, …

10 Educational Web Tools That Support Inquiry-based Learning

September , 2015<br>As a learning strategy, inquiry-based learning is all about learners constructing their own understanding and knowledge through …

9 Liberties Lost Since 9/11

<b>Carey Wedler</b> <b><br>September 11, 2015</b><p><b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b> <b>Op-ed</b><b>)</b> Today and every year, “<i>NEVER FORGET</i>” echoes through the neighborhoods, cities, and Facebook statuses …

Surveillance

5 Common Teaching Practices I’m Kicking to the Curb

<b>Listen to an Extended Version of this Post in a Podcast:</b><p><b>So many of us teach the way we were taught.</b> We may not even realize we’re doing it. And that …

Teaching

Google Released An Amazing Speech to Text Feature in Google Docs

September 4, 2015<br>Voice Typing is another interesting new feature Google released a few day ago. Google Docs’ users can now type with their voice. You …

80+ Google Forms for the Classroom – The Curious Creative

<b>Google Forms is a great tool for the classroom and this post from 2008 has always proven popular on my blog. I hope you continue to be inspired by</b> …

5 Advanced Workout Finishers to Burn Fat

You all loved my first 5 finishers to burn fat, and I'm sure they are working great, helping you shed those extra few pounds and get the most out of …

10 Excellent Google Drive Apps Teachers Should Try This School Year

August 28, 2015<br>Here is another back-to-school goodie for teachers. This is basically a selection of some of the best educational Google Drive apps to …

10 Tips to Make Engaging Presentations in Google Drive

August 26, 2015<br>Google Slides is a powerful application that allows you to create, edit and share presentations. There are a wide variety of …

21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom

<b>21 Grab-And-Go Teaching Tools For Your Classroom</b>by <b>Lynn Usrey</b>Every teacher wants to be able to make his or her classroom environment the optimum place …

Education Technology

17 Free Online Learning Sites that Provide High Quality Opportunities

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

15 Motivational Messages From Jeezy's Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101

Ten years ago, Jeezy was Young Jeezy and he was setting the rap world on fire.<p>The rapper - who unleashed his debut album <i>Let's Get It: Thug Motivation</i> …

4 Good iPad Apps for Seamlessly Managing Students Assignments

July 25, 2015<br>Below are three good iPad apps for teachers to use to create, distribute and share assignments with students. There are several other …

5 Motivational Videos To Help You Succeed In Life

I am not as successful as Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, but I am very proud of what I have achieved in the last couple of months.<p>In the last six months I …

Rachel Maddow: U.S. faces health care catastrophe if Supreme Court guts Obamacare

<b>(MSNBC)</b><p>An estimated six million people will lose their health coverage<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>June 10, 2015 1:05pm (UTC)<p>Currently, the Supreme Court is preparing to make a decision regarding the legality of a central aspect of the Affordable Care Act -- and President Obama is doing everything he can to make …

Health Care

Obama to Supreme Court: You wouldn’t dare kill Obamacare

President Obama uttered more than 3,600 words on the stage of Washington's Marriott Wardman Park ballroom on Tuesday, but his message could be summed up in three: You wouldn't dare.<p>He was speaking not to the hundreds of hospital administrators assembled for the Catholic Health Association's …

Health Care