Andrew Shapiro

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How LGBT Teachers Deal With Intolerance Across The Country

Omar Currie, 25, said he built a good reputation while he taught at Efland Cheeks Elementary School.<p>“I spent time tutoring kids for free and test …

LGBTQI

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all …

Pedagogy

11 easy, healthy smoothie recipes to freshen up your breakfast for spring

Healthy? Check. Easy? Check. Portable? Check? Yup: Smoothies are pretty much ideal if you’re looking for a speedy, nutritious breakfast on the go. And then there’s their versatility. Once you spend a little time with your blender, you start to realize that there are just about endless smoothie …

Breakfast

24 Rare Historical Photos That Will Leave You Speechless

21. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara fishing in 1960.<p>Kizaz<p>Advertisement<p>22. The aftermath of D-Day as two boys watch from a tree while American soldiers …

Fidel Castro

Robert Downey Jr. Delivers a Bionic Arm to its Child Recipient

<b>YouTube Link</b><p>This video footage shows Robert Downey, Jr. present a bionic arm to a seven-year-old boy named Alex, born with a partially developed …

Robert Downey Jr.

Players leave court mid-game to confront bully of cheerleader with Down syndrome

A group of middle school basketball players walked off the court in the middle of a game when they heard bullying coming from the stands directed at cheerleader, Desiree Andrews, who has Down syndrome.<p>"We walked off the court and went to the bullies and told them to stop because that's not right to …

Down Syndrome

8th Graders Build Frozen-Themed Prosthetic Hand for a Little Girl

The Deer Creek Intermediate School in St. Francis, Wisconsin has a robotics team. Its equipment includes a 3D printer. The members learned about …

3D Printing

Today in human goodness: A diner paid to give this kind waiter a new smile

Working in food service is not easy, but sometimes a customer comes along who makes it all worth it. For Brian Maixner, a waiter at the Doo-Dah Diner …

Cheerleader With Down Syndrome Saved From Bullying By Three Amazing Middle School Basketball Players

In a world that’s often cruel and unforgiving, stories like this turn us away from our Schopenhauer-laden misanthropy. Three middle school basketball players in Kenosha, Wis. came to the aid of a special cheerleader for their Lincoln Middle School basketball team.<p>The cheerleader, Desiree Andrews, …

5 Google Chrome Extensions for Teachers to Save Time in 2015

By today, you've undoubtedly read numerous <i>feel good</i> blog posts this holiday season, all meant to jump-start your motivation and excitement for the …

Meet The Guy Who Photoshops Himself Into Stock Photos With Hilarious Results

Photobombing is no easy task — you have to consider the timing, location, facial expression, context, and so forth before inviting yourself into someone’s picture. Emma Stone did it brilliantly recently, Jimmy Fallon and Jon Hamm’s 30 Rock one was priceless, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Golden Globes …

A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

A century ago, young men in Europe were killing each other by the tens of thousands. World War I, which had erupted just a few months earlier, was raging. Yet on a frozen Christmas Eve, the guns briefly fell silent.<p>The Christmas Truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend, portrayed in films, …

In 2014, countries are still paying off debt from World War One

It has been 100 years since the start of the First World War, which was fought for four years and claimed the lives of more than 6000 soldiers a day. Countries in Europe began marking the centenary earlier this year and the Tower of London, pictured above, is awash in poppies in beautiful tribute …

Remembrance Day

5 Time Saving Ways Teachers can use Google Forms

This is reblogged from my original post at Edudemic. It is part of my Google Drive series which includes “10 Things Every Teacher Should be able to …

Making your own mobile app is now super quick and easy

Look, making an app that will run on your iPhone is hard.<p>Luckily, adsy.me just made it chimp simple for normal folks like you or I to make a mobile app right on your iOS, Android or computer. You don’t need to download anything, learn to code, or even leave your touchscreen.<p>Make an app to show off …

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

At the time, we did not have mobile devices. If we had, then a number of free tools could have augmented class discussions and supported students …

Education Technology

This Guy Surprised His Fiancée By Secretly Planning Their Entire Wedding

"Surprise! We're getting married today!" Turns out the bride was pretty excited about this.

6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School

Our Process<p>First Step<p>Our teachers voluntarily undergo six intense days of Apple Foundations Training. (Our district has two Apple Certified Trainers, …

Education Technology

Things I Will Not Be Missing In My Paperless Classroom.

As I head into the new school year, I'm not scrambling for my old lesson plan book or looking for notes in some long buried folder. All of my work is …

The Dos and Don'ts for Integrating iPads

Our freshman and sophomore students all had iPads (wands) and some of the teachers would have them looking up information, collaborating on an app, …

Teaching

Making the Case for Cell Phones in Schools

My husband and BFF, Kip, has been with me on the last leg of my trip to the amazingly incredible CUE conference in Palm Springs (NCTIES before that.) …

Learning and Innovation

High school is one of the most challenging stages for a student. He or she goes from being a child enjoying life to a student being prepared for the …

Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet

The internet is a fun place to be, but it can also be dangerous. Follow these steps to safely have fun on the web!<p><b>Always ask for your parents'</b> …