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What is it like to read with dyslexia? Website shows reality of condition

One website aims to put you in the shoes of someone who suffers from dyslexia, showing how difficult it can be for those with the common learning …

The Sinking of the Lusitania: How a Wartime Tragedy Occasioned a Landmark Animated Movie

<i>BY MICHAEL INMAN, Curator of Rare Books at The New York Public Library</i><p>The torpedoing of the British passenger liner RMS <i>Lusitania</i>, which occurred 100 years ago today, was one of a series of traumatic events that eventually led the United States into World War 1. In the following piece, Michael …

How Spelling Keeps Kids From Learning

Mastering English requires abilities that most children don’t develop until they're pre-teens.<p>Johnny in Topeka can’t read, but Janne in Helsinki is effortlessly finishing his storybooks. Such a disparity may be expected by now, but the reason might come as a surprise: It probably has much less to …

Linguistics

Teaching Respect and Responsibility -- Even to Digital Natives

But how do parents and teachers work together to set the boundaries? Educator and school leader Matt Levinson, author of <i>From Fear to Facebook</i>, says …

The Nature and Nurture of Genius: The Sweet Illustrated Story of How Henri Matisse’s Childhood Shaped His Creative Legacy

A heartening testament to the nourishing power of parental love in the cultivation of greatness.<p>At 8PM on the last day of 1869, a little boy named Henri entered the world in a gray textile-mill town in the north of France, in a rundown two-room cottage with a leaky roof. He didn’t have much …

Paint or Paint App? Value of Creating Digital Vs. Traditional Art

Richards describes a recent photography-based project she developed in order for children to blend the two: “They're all taking tons of photos (with …

Tweeting the Read-Aloud: Engaging and Motivating Readers

Modeling Connectivity<p>When I speak to teachers about technology integration, one topic that I always mention is the importance of developing a …

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“The sky belongs to everyone,” said Mary Dussault, a science education program manager at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Boston, …

7 Ways to Make Sex Extra Romantic

For those nights when you want to emphasize the "love" in "making love"

Relationships

Students add sculpture to writing

Fifth graders in Edwardsville District 7 schools spend a lot of time writing as they learn about the three types of writing: opinion, narrative and …

Teaching

Tutorial: Draft and sew a half circle wrap skirt

Tutorial: Draft and sew a half circle wrap skirt<p>Deby from So Sew Easy shares a 2-part tutorial showing how to draft and sew a half circle wrap skirt. …

Halloween Eyeball Softie

These spooky felt eyeballs make great Halloween decorations, or even a fun toy! (free pattern & tutorial).<p>334<p>1281

5 Ways to Provide Parents a Window Into Your Classroom

When I attended my daughter’s kindergarden Back-to-School Night two years ago, I was delighted to see a video of the classroom playing on a …

How Austin Turned a Dead Department Store Into a Community College

To Veronica Escobedo, it resembled a fancy hotel – not quite a college campus.<p>But the first-year radiology student said the stylish and comfortable …

Happy birthday to Thomas Eakins, born on this day in 1844. Eakins employed photography as a way to imbue his paintings with increased naturalism. Learn more a view a slideshow of his photographs: http://met.org/1pw2CQY Thomas Eakins (American, 1844–1916) | Two Pupils in Greek Dress | 1883

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An Indoor Swimming Pool And Functional Floor Space

Indoor pools are awesome, but they also are a huge waste of space when you don't want to go swimming. If you have a mansion, that's no big deal, but …

Describing Colors to a Blind Person

(YouTube link)<p>Tommy Edison has been blind all his life, so he has no concept of color. Color is a measure of parameters he cannot perceive, but the …

12 New Ways to Eat Corn This Summer

If you haven't noticed, we talk a lot about nose-to-tail eating. Pork tenderloin for dinner? We want offal and <i>sanguinaccio dolce</i>, too. Roasting a whole chicken? We’ll have wings one night and drumsticks the next, then use the bones for stock when we're done. We waste not; we want not -- and that …

Sweet Corn