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Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

by John Lasseter<p>It is such an exciting time to be a filmmaker.<p>I do not believe the notion that the cinema is dying or dead because it’s amazing what …

New Teachers: Lesson and Curriculum Planning

Resources by Topic:<p>Curriculum-Planning Tips and Strategies<p>Countdown to Your First Year: Making Planning Manageable: Need help figuring out where to …

I'm Raising a Strong Willed Child, to Put It Nicely

There was one morning last week when, like so many similar mornings, I was on the verge of running late. So I was rushing. And my little girl was …

How Teachers Can Become Fluent in Classroom Technology

During one of our last leadership team meetings this past school year, we reflected on our use of digital portfolios to house student work. We had a …

Get Off The Computer And Complete This Italian Teacher's Summer Assignment. You Won't Regret It.

Read on HuffPost Italy<p>A summer homework list assigned by Cesare Catà of Don Bosco High School in Fermo, a small town on the Adriatic Sea in northeastern Italy, is currently going viral across that country.<p>Instead of giving his students required reading assignments, Catà gave them a prescription for …

How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

Scavenged casters. (Courtesy of Earthworm)<b>By Peter Pfau, FAIA</b>One of the most exciting models of learning is “design thinking.” It combines hands on …

The psychology of simple

This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.<p>For a concept that we all understand, ‘simple’ is deceivingly difficult to pin down.<p>We may ‘know it when we see it’, but there’s more to what makes a product or website feel simple than just gut reaction.<p>In the words of Steve Jobs:<p>“Simple can be harder …

Psychology

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

Flickr/Kevin HarberInquiry-based learning has been around in education circles for a long time, but many teachers and schools gradually moved away …

Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

How Adidas Is Learning To Be More Like Kanye

The new Adidas doesn’t care if it’s polarizing. It just doesn’t want to be neutral anymore.<p>Brash. Opinionated. Egotistical. Atonal. Polarizing. Irresistible. It’s how people describe Kanye West. It’s also how you’d describe American culture.<p>And Adidas, the German-run athletic wear company known for …

23 Cool Non-Math Things You Can Do With Wolfram Alpha

It's so much more than algorithms.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms …

Mathematics

21 reasons that education technology projects fail

Education Technology

6 important things to know about how your brain learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Life After Cancer: How the iPhone Helped Me Achieve a Healthier Lifestyle – MacStories

I've been struggling to get back in shape after chemo.<p>Since being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma (Stage IV) in late 2011, my life changed. Beyond the psychological and emotional consequences of how cancer affected me, my family, and my relationships, it is undeniable and abundantly clear that …

Fitness

Explain Everything for iPad Review: The 21st Century way to present

We’ve all done it before. Sitting in a classroom on a hot, hazy afternoon, the teacher explaining something to the class in great depth, only for your mind to wander to the latest cricket score, what you’re going to have for dinner or what time you’re meeting your mates for an after school kick …

Education Technology

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10 Ways To Be a Great Dad

Fearing how you'll do with this fatherhood thing? One dad gives advice on how to put your all into being a dad.<p>Don't Worry<p>What happens to a guy whose fear of fatherhood is up there with snakes and shark attacks? If he's anything like Scott Kelby, he writes a book, helping other men deal with the …

5 iPad Apps for the Productive 21st Century Student

When I was at school, I struggled badly with random, un-filed bits of paper, leaky ink cartridges in my Parker Pen and terrible hand writing (as well as chronic laziness and an addiction to Cricket). I’m sure this approach to my organisation affected my school work. If I would have grown up in the …

Apps

8 Frequent Mistakes Made with iPads in School

<b>9 Frequent Mistakes Made with iPads in School</b><p><b>MISTAKE ONE</b> – Underestimate the power of the iPad<p>Students do not need to be taught <i>how</i> to use the iPad, …

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31 Things No One Tells You About Becoming A Parent

You're going to need to know this stuff before you take the plunge.

10 Things You Should Never Say to Your Child About Food

As parents, we all say things to encourage our kids to eat healthier. Yet, in our modern, food-centric environment, even well-intentioned comments can be translated into negatives that hinder eating.<p>So, here are 10 common "food statements" parents often say to kids, how kids are likely to translate …

Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Curriculum

Add to that sites like the <b>Khan Academy</b>, a collection of thousands of <b>YouTube</b> videos that teach everything from calculus to the French Revolution, …

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

Rolling Out an iPad Pilot Program, With Eyes Wide Open

<b>Personalizing Education</b><p>Before becoming Coachella Valley's superintendent of the schools, Dr. Darryl Adams was a keyboardist and singer with the '80s …