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20 Movies Every Educator Should See

<b>Ferris Bueller's Day Off</b><br>As a teacher, this movie is a bit funnier when you think about the things Ferris is able to pull off and the craziness Edward …

Digital Portfolios: Revise, Reflect Publish

At the end of each school year, I ask my students to select several different writing assignments produced throughout the year and edit those pieces …

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst -- Announcement Trailer

Why "20% Time" Is Good for Schools

Enter 20% time.<p>What 20% time allows students to do is pick their own project and learning outcomes, while still hitting all the standards and skills …

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The Importance of Teaching Mindfulness

A torrent of stimulation is just a click or touchscreen away, ensuring that even the slightest trace of boredom can be mitigated through constant …

Teachers Customize Textbooks Online

By Sara Bernard<p>Once upon a time, textbook writers would write textbooks and teachers would teach what was in them. Teachers would make up their own …

Fourth grade problem-solvers take their classroom ‘off the grid’

A class of enthusiastic fourth graders in North Carolina has created an entirely solar-powered classroom.<p>After learning about the different ways to make electricity, Aaron Sebens, a teacher at Durham’s Central Park School for Children, asked the students if they wanted to make their classroom …

Zelda stop-motion video pits a Hylian hero against formidable foes

John Huang, an amateur filmmaker with a fondness for stop-motion animation, released a video this week called "Zelda Stop Motion Stage 1: The Knife Lord," that pits Hyrule's hooded hero against some unusual foes.<p>Check out the video above to see Link slice, kick and employ some unique magic to …

Pointe shoes and Pokeballs: how one choreographer brought Pokemon to life through dance

Andrew Plotner began dancing his junior year in high school after he fell for a girl who loved the art. But, as Plotner says himself, he ended up liking dance more than he liked the girl, and a passion was born.<p>Plotner, who will graduate this weekend with a BA in Chemistry and Dance from Creighton …