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Responses: Managing Classrooms by 'Teaching Students, Not Subjects'

<b>(This post is Part Two in a four-part series. You can see Part One here.)</b><p>This week's question is:<p><i>What are your suggestions for effective classroom</i> …

Teaching

Oyster, the Netflix for e-books, tops half a million titles & looks to get social

E-book subscription service Oyster just fattened up its catalog.<p>After raising a total of $17 million to bring the Netflix model to e-books, Oyster is taking a moment to bask in its early success: the startup just surpassed half a million titles and managed to win over new deals with publishing …

Meet Betty, the Siri-Like App That Turns Plain English Into Code

The old-fashioned computer command line isn't going anywhere. But it may soon learn to speak our language.<p>For all the advances in the way we interact …

What's So Funny About a Number Sentence?

Comedian Louis C.K. recently went on a social-media rant about the Common Core State Standards and testing, as my colleague Catherine Gewertz blogged …

How to Inspire Creative Thinking in the Classroom

Advocates of education reform have long complained that our schools, from pre-K to secondary, systematically stifle creativity in students. Sir Ken …

Freediving the World - 2013

8 hours of airliners departing from Los Angeles in one single photo

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a …

Why It Matters to Be Passionate About Reading

image from icanread<p>“…I used to hate reading, it wasn’t cool, you know? But then when I heard you were my teacher, I was kinda excited because in your …

Kids must code on iPads

<b>An important 21st Century skill</b><p>This post is about a topic and app close to my heart. Computer programming is the engine of modern life and dream …

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …

Taj Mahal

Hee haw: 'laughing animals' - in pictures

Look it can't ALL be about the NSA and teacher strikes ... Here are some important animal pictures to add to the mix

The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Kakapo

Author: Mary Bates. Mary Bates Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.04.14.<p>Time of Publication: 10:13 am. 10:13 am<p>The Kakapo (<i>Strigops habroptilus</i>) is a …

Brooklyn Photographer Makes $15,000 in a Single Day Selling Prints on Instagram

Still think Instagram isn’t for you? If you’re a professional photographer, you might want to reconsider, because there’s some serious marketing …

9 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn From These Beloved Classic Children's Books

Our very favorite children's books left an irreversible impression on our childhoods and on our lives. Some of our most cherished storybook characters are so real and palpable in our memory that it feels as if we were introduced to them yesterday. Beyond being gloriously entertaining though, the …

4 more (free) websites to create cool student projects online

Fodey<br>Fodey is very useful a website that allows you to write your own newspaper story and headline. The site also allows you to change the name of …

The Science of Stupid: Galileo is Rolling Over in His Grave

So here’s a fine howdy-do for Galileo Galilei: Exactly one day—<i>one flipping day</i>—after the great man’s 450th birthday, on Feb. 15, 2014, a study by …

eSN Special Report: Closing Gaps Early

As more students enter kindergarten already behind their peers, closing these gaps quickly is critical to their success. Here’s how software can …

Behance

A Teacher Asks: Are Readers Made Reluctant By Rigor?

<b>Guest post by Sabrina Crowley.</b><p>I have worked as a teacher of English and a Reading Specialist for the past 14 years. In recent months, I have been …

10 Ideas for Sexy Urban Gardens

<i>Haute gardening for boutique parcels of land.</i><p>It’s Earth Month, technically. At the risk of sounding like a cliché: for us here at EcoSalon, every …

Gardening

Make Plant and Candle Holders from Baby Food Jars

We tasked our first Reuse Design Contest winner, Laura Russell, expert crafter for the month of February and the mind behind the Make Life Lovely …

Lamps Made From Clothespins by Crea-re Studio

Crea-re Studio takes your average clothespins and uses them to create handmade lamps in Poland. The Clips lamps appear to be supported with a frame …