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Coaching Teachers To Be Even Better

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>As an experienced teacher, have you ever had the opportunity to coach another teacher?<p>No doubt in countless examples, many …

Monitor Classroom Noise Bouncyballs.org

• Use this website as a fun way to monitor classroom noise levels!<br>• Show this website with the use of a projector to your students as they are …

Education: Change Is Here, But Are You Ready For It?

“Our education system is a mess; it is failing us, our children, our future” – a catchphrase I hear at conferences, during dinner and casual conversations.<p>This refrain takes me back to my school years. I remember sitting in class, listening passively followed by hours of rote learning and note …

Education

10 Classroom Systems You Need to Be Using Right Now

When you think about classroom systems, you might easily think about writing lesson plans or your classroom management method. Those are both very …

Teaching

I made my classroom look like the real world…and test scores soared

<i>Anthony Johnson is an elementary school teacher in North Carolina and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Below, he describes his innovative classroom</i> …

Working from an iPhone

One of my goals in 2016 was to make working from my iPhone as efficient as possible. The desire to make this happen initially sprung from experiences raising a baby. My wife and I began foster parenting in July of 2015, and one of our foster children was AJ, a four-week-old baby boy. AJ ended up …

A personal story: Did the Apple Watch save my life?

Data from the Apple Watch alerted me to a serious health problem with no symptoms whatsoever. Here's what happened and why it matters.<p>Last November, …

These completely wireless Bluetooth headphones are just $36 right now!

If you want to ditch all the wires and go completely wireless with your headphones, you're going to want to check this deal on Axgio's Bluetooth …

App lets students cheat on their homework, but parents needn’t be worried

Students across the world will be thrilled to hear that they can now outsource their homework to an app.<p>Socratic, which is available for free on the …

Pedagogy

The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need

Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines.<p>For years, my approach to email was like slaying a hydra. For every email I deleted, two more landed in my inbox.<p>Part of the problem, I knew, was the nature of my work. My team stands between two major …

​Personalizing Professional Development For Teachers, By Teachers

Postsecondary Learning<p>​Personalizing Professional Development For Teachers, By Teachers<p>By Pat Phillips     Jan 4, 2017<p>Ellagrin/ Shutterstock<p>What do …

Pedagogy

Mohu's wireless AirWave antenna makes cord-cutting simple

We got a peek at Mohu's wireless TV antenna last night, and this morning the company is releasing a few more details. The AirWave promises free TV "everywhere" across a variety of mobile and connected TV devices, because it catches the OTA signal and turns it into an IPTV stream for its app, sort …

A school's "no homework" policy led to kids getting better grades and it's a super inspiring story

In grade school, homework was the bane of our existence. It wasn’t uncommon to glance around to see a classmate working on assignments for other …

Sound Headphones

Sound Headphones by Human are not just another pair of ordinary headphones on the market. They aim to change the way we hear things. The way we hear …

These are the earbuds that finally sold me on the idea of Bluetooth headphones

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Somehow, I've gone the past few years without ever trying a pair of Bluetooth earbuds.<p>I've worn wired earbuds, and over-ear …

Truecaller is finally usable on the iPhone

Seven years after it first launched its iPhone app, Truecaller is finally getting real-time spam protection features.<p>Truecaller announced today that …

New Cordless In-Ear Headphones Unveiled By Bragi For $119 (video)

Following on from there successful Kickstarter campaign that raised funds to take the Bragi in-ear cordless headphones into production, the company …

InterAct

Elementary School Pays Attention To The Research And Does Away With Homework

An elementary school in San Diego, California will assign no homework to students this year<p>If arguing with your kids over doing their homework (or, …

Ten things we may be doing wrong in middle school

<i>Speedchange.at.medium</i><p>Not an accusation, because we all do far too many of these things, they are norms that attack children, especially our most …

Keto Diet Supplements Significantly Boost Endurance, Brain Function, and Energy Levels

Are you familiar with the Keto Diet? The meal plan essentially teaches your body to generate energy from ketones (organic compounds, which are …

Here's The Best Way To Learn To Play Guitar On Your Own [Lessons]

<b>The Guide To</b>: Get the most potential out of every second you spend playing.

Guitar

Take a step inside the classroom of tomorrow

When you cast your mind back to the days of school, you probably think of dusty textbooks, graffiti and chewing gum, lessons that were both boring …

How much money teachers earn around the world

How much do educators get paid for their work? We asked 16 public school teachers in communities around the world — from Kildare to Kathmandu, …

Goodbye, Linear Factory Model of Schooling: Why Learning is Irregular

Opinion | Community<p>Goodbye, Linear Factory Model of Schooling: Why Learning is Irregular<p>By Dwight Carter     Jul 6, 2016<p>Shutterstock / …

Space Savers: 11 Smart Bedroom DIYs To Try

Struggling to fit all the things that you need into your tiny bedroom? Here are 11 DIYs that prove that having a small bedroom doesn't have to be …

Small Spaces

How to control your computer from anywhere in the world with your phone

1/<p>First, use Chrome to search for "Chrome Remote Desktop app" in Google.<p>Tech Insider<p>2/<p>Then click "Add to Chrome."<p>Tech Insider<p>3/<p>Then just click "Add …

Google

How to Sign a PDF Document in the iPhone Mail App

Signing a contract via email used to entail a printer, pen, and scanner. But now you can do the whole thing right on your iPhone in the Mail app. Once you’ve perfected your on-screen signature, you can continue to use the same one and even change what color it is. To do this, we’ll use the Markup …

Scanners

Plume is the latest company trying to reinvent Wi-Fi for the home

Pods that plug into every room<p>Eero has created some buzz and positive reviews in taking on more traditional router companies with its full-home Wi-Fi product, and now another company, Plume, is joining in — only there 's no router involved. Plume's system is set to launch this fall, and instead of …

See this family's RV go from gloomy to glam after a DIY makeover

As they prepare to send their son to preschool in the fall, Becka Robinson and her husband decided they wanted to take a cross-country road trip this summer. And the Altamonte Springs, Florida, family is currently doing just that… in major style.<p>Back in October, they purchased a 2005 Coachman …