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Bali is Surprisingly More Affordable than Ibiza this Year

Distance may make relationships harder, but apparently it can sometimes make vacationing easier. We know that sounds crazy, but trust us on this …

Shostakovich Symphony No. 1 Movement II. Allegro - Meno mosso - Allegro - Meno mosso

world war 1

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world war one

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How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Breakfast

Getting Inside Out: Making Inquiry

One of my student teaching mentors told me his secret. He said that as long as the question is framed right, the lesson will go well. Even though he …

Inquiry-Based Arts And Engineering Space Enriches Student Learning

Senior Marcelo Sosa Mena, left, and junior Keyur Patel work in Nedlam’s Workshop, in the basement of Malden High School, on March 9, 2015. (Robin …

Decoding Coding in the PYP

Is coding the new literacy for 21st Century Schools? If so, how can it enhance a transdisciplinary program of inquiry?<p>This past December I initiated …

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

How does a sunset work? We love to look at one, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth-graders to really think about it, to wonder and question.<p>So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of …

The Most Playful Libraries in the World

We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we’ve stumbled across some pretty …

Robin Hood

Three memoirs that prove libraries and books save lives

Your English teacher and your local librarian are as important in a crisis as a fireman or an ambulance driver.<p>That's the message to be found inside three recent American memoirs, each written by authors whose lives were saved by literature.<p>In these times of austerity and repeated threats of …

What does a school library look like in the digital age?

The concept of a school library in a digital age is challenging. With the capacity to download books onto a range of digital devices there is every possibility the library could look superfluous to youngsters growing up today. Why would you want to visit a room which is essentially about storage …

Illuminating Learning Communities Through School Libraries and Makerspaces Creating, Constructing, Collaborating, Contributing

Successfully reported this slideshow.<p>We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.<p>30,846 views<p>Share<br>• Like<br>• Download<br>• ...<p>Published on Apr 26, 2013<p>Carol at Carol 1 year ago<p>sloopjt 2 years ago<p>Sara Citrenbaum , …

Makerspaces

Top 10 Steps to a 21st Century Learning Commons

There are important elements that need to be considered when trying to create a 21st Century Learning Commons.<p>Learning Commons in 2014 truly need to …

Why is children's poetry so invisible?

Chrissie Gittins says it’s time to get confident about children’s poetry, children love it – so publishers, bookshops and libraries should stop hiding it and start celebrating<p>Tell us your favourite poets and poems by email childrens.books@theguardian.com or on Twitter @GdnChildrensBks – and we’ll …

Thirteen Reasons Why

• <b>Author:</b> Jay Asher<p><b>THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><p><b>**THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES**</b><br>“Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” —<i>Chicago Tribune</i><br>“A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” —<i>The New York Times</i><br>“<i>Thirteen Reasons Why</i> will leave …

Exploring Reggio: An Introduction

I’m thrilled to be starting a new bi-monthly series with some talented fellow-bloggers, about Reggio Emilia, a much-loved educational theory. Many …

Teaching Math to Preschoolers

Do you wonder what your preschooler should work on before going to kindergarten? This post is part of a series on how to successfully teach your …

Teaching

10 Creative Ways to Use Your iPad in the Classroom

If you’ve had an iPad (or several) in your classroom for any extended period of time, you’re probably familiar with the many practical ways this …

Education Technology

Just Released: TOP 50 Best Indie Books (AUGUST 2014) - Reader's Choice

Indie Author News' Readers have voted their <b>Favorite Indie Books AUGUST December 2014</b>.<p>Check Out the TOP 50 Indie Books (Click Here!) AUGUST December …

The best books of 2014: what are your favourites so far?

"Listicles" tend to produce extreme reactions, but they're a useful way to look back – and forward – to organise our thoughts, as well as a nice summer distraction, and at the Books desk we've decided to embrace them. Readers have been keen to identify the best films and albums of the year (so far) …

Best Books For Fall 2014

2014's beach days are numbered. Time to trade in your summery reads for the best new titles this fall has to offer. <i>Below are 27 forthcoming new books, fiction and non-, that we're itching to pick up:</i><p><b>Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer</b><p><i>Publishes September 2</i><p>The third and final installment in Vandermeer's …

Library Journal

Didn’t find what you were looking for? First, try this.<p>If you typed the URL directly, please make sure the spelling is correct.<p>If you clicked on a …

High Quality Educational Toys: Spielgaben

Do you like educational toys and learning manipulatives for kids? If so, be prepared to fall in love with Spielgaben! I consider myself pretty well …

Kids

Music lessons in early childhood may improve brain's performance

Music lessons in early childhood lead to changes in the brain that could improve its performance far into adulthood, researchers say.<p>Brain scans of young adults revealed that those who had formal musical training before the age of seven had thicker brain regions that deal with hearing and …

Susan Sontag and the LAUSD Library Crisis

In her essay Pilgrimage in <i>The New Yorker</i>, Susan Sontag recalled that when she went to North Hollywood High School she was an avid reader, and as a teenager in Los Angeles even met one of her literary idols, Thomas Mann. Reading transformed her into becoming one of the most famous literati of the …

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Math and Inquiry: The Importance of Letting Students Stumble

"How much of this hierarchy comes from the idea that they need to know A in order to do B," Isakowitz said. She’s constantly asking herself, “How can …

Home of the Connected Learning Alliance

How important is digital literacy in the classroom? When you consider that every ...<p>“You can’t shape the world if no one is engaging with you. And …