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IFTTT launches iPhone app: 'Mobile has always been in our plans'

Quietly, IFTTT has become an indispensable tool for a growing number of internet users, making connections between web services including Facebook, …

Letting children watch hours of TV improves academic ability, study claims

Allowing children to glue themselves to the TV for hours a day improves their academic abilities, a study has claimed.<p>Researchers at the University of London found that children who watched three or more hours a day were three months ahead of their peers who watched less than an hour a day, …

Fossilized Bigfoot Head Found, Utah Man Claims

A Utah man claims he found the fossilized head of Bigfoot, telling a local newspaper about his finding.<p>“I found a fossilized Bigfoot skull,” said …

Common Core: Evaluating The Credibility of Digital Sources

Students today are hyper-connected to information, but do they know how to research? Nope.<p>Anecdotally, I know from my own work with students that the …

60 Websites to Download Creative Commons Music for Free

One of the best things about internet is that you can find a lot of free creative resources on it. Like all other useful stuff, there is a <b>ton of</b> …

Soundtracks

20 Google Docs Secrets for busy teachers and students.

Scratch 2.0 : Programming for kids via a web browser

Posted on May 10, 2013 | 0 comments<p>I’m sure there can’t be many teachers who haven’t heard of Scratch, the free modular programming language for kids …

Good Read: How to Teach Students Better Online Research Skills

Improving web research tactics is a priority Sara Shaw, an elementary school teacher in Avon, Mass., realized she needed to teach online research …

5 Excellent Tools for Teachers to Use with Google Hangout

To add the apps mentioned below to your Google Hangout, follow these steps : Head over to your Google Hangout, hover your mouse over the dots as is …

Stress Relief For Kids: 5 Activities To Help Your Child Calm Down

Stress can be dangerous -- and adults aren't the only ones who feel its harmful effects.<p>As early as first grade, kids are able to identify what stress is and report feeling that they're under stress, according to Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of <i>The Mindful Child</i> and teacher of mindful awareness to …

Why Grades Should Reflect Mastery, Not Speed

Commentary<p>I am the principal in a grades 7-8 school, perhaps the last venue where we try to give kids second, and sometimes third, chances. This …

Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain, by Louis Cozolino

<i>In an excerpt from his new book, psychologist Louis Cozolino applies the lessons of social neuroscience to the classroom.</i><p>The human brain wasn’t …

The 2013 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs

If it takes a village to raise a child, how many people does it take to train an educator? It’s hard to say, but 50 helping hands seems like a good …

Digital Trends Shifting the Role of Teachers

Complete Coverage<p>—Emile Wamsteker for Education Week<p>Digital content shifts educators into coaching, guiding modes<p>Chris Merkert, a veteran teacher who …

How Technology Is Changing The Way Organizations Learn

People used to be valued for knowing a trade. Then came the industrial revolution and those skills became devalued. Machines took over physical labor and most people either did simple, repetitive tasks or managed those who did.<p>Now, we are entering a new industrial revolution and machines are …

Nasty toxin helps E. coli survive in water

<b>U. BUFFALO (US) —</b> Strains of <i>E. coli</i> that produce the Shiga toxin last longer in lake water. The toxin appears to help <i>E. coli</i> fend off predators.<p>“The …

What's Next For Gene Patenting?

We take a look at how yesterday's Supreme Court ruling affects risk testing for breast cancer. Plus, this isn't the last word for gene patenting.<p>The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday on a landmark genetics case, involving the company that previously offered the only test in the world for two major …

Speedy evolution may help sea urchins survive

<b>UC SANTA BARBARA (US) —</b> Rapid adaptation could be sea urchins’ primary weapon against acidification and climate change as the carbon content of the …

Scientists Go Medieval To Solve Ancient Leprosy Puzzle

Look through a series of 15th-century woodcuts, and you'll find that the leper is as much an icon of medieval art as the crown or the cross.<p>Leprosy was so common in Europe during the Middle Ages that it's estimated 1 in 30 people was infected with the bacteria. But by the turn of the 16th century, …