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Cursive Writing Is Obsolete; Schools Should Teach Programming Instead [Opinion]

Advertisement<p>Cursive writing is an anachronism. Spending any classroom time on it is comparable to teaching how to use an abacus: it’s interesting as …

The 4 Worst Arguments for Teaching Cursive in Schools

American schools are slowly phasing out cursive handwriting, which is an unambiguously good thing. Cursive is an archaic form of communication – one …

Top Tips for Teaching Search Strategies - Free Webinar Tomorrow

Tomorrow at 4pm Eastern Time I will be leading a free webinar on the topic of teaching search strategies to students. The webinar, sponsored by …

5 Online Activities for Teaching With Primary Sources

As a history teacher one of my favorite yet challenging things to do was introduce my students to primary sources. It's great because it reveals to …

The Hardest Type of Web Search for Students

There are three basic types of searches that students conduct on the Internet. Those types of searches are navigational, transactional, and …

This Relaxing Yoga Workout Also Doubles As A Great Core Exercise

Two birds, one stone.<p>What's better than a relaxing yoga session? A relaxing yoga session that also transforms your abs.<p>In the video above, Udaya yoga teacher Jules Mitchell demonstrates a calming sequence that serves as an additional workout for your core. Mitchell also adds a few stretching …

20 Videos and a Poster Explaining Logical Fallacies

Last November I featured a series of videos from PBS Learning Channel that contained eight concise explanations of logical fallacies. This morning, …

100 Google Apps Tutorial Videos

Often when I'm stuck on a technical problem all I need to get myself over the hurdle is just a quick tip. That's why when I started making ed tech …

Quizlet Live Offers an Easy Way to Turn Vocabulary Lists Into Team Games

Quizlet has long been a great website and app for students to use to create and review flashcards. Teachers can also use it to create flashcards to …

How to Add Word Art to Google Slides

Google's gallery of fonts provides a lot of style flexibility in Google Slides. Even more flexibility is available if you use the word art options in …

Great Tools for Creating Backchannels & Informal Assessments

Yesterday at the NCTIES 2016 conference I hosted a three hour workshop on creating and using backchannels and informal assessments in the classroom. …

60 Second Adventures in Thought - An Open University Course

60 Second Adventures in Thought is a series of videos produced by The Open University in which six famous thought experiments are explained. The …

5 tips to improve your critical thinking - Samantha Agoos

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Vibby - Annotate YouTube & Vimeo Videos on Your Own Site

Last fall I wrote a couple of posts about a new video annotation tool called Vibby. Over the last few months the Vibby developers have been hard at …

Yoga for Back Pain: 14 Poses That Heal

Hailey Wist<p>Yoga for Back Pain: Static Back<p>This pose uses gravity to put your hip and trunk on the same plane, which helps your lower back. Lie down …

Why it could be time to ditch the lesson objective

Sharing lesson objectives with our students is essential, or at least that’s what we have all been told. But I have recently conducted some action …

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking …

Your Coolest New Party Trick: The Instant Old Fashioned

Forget not having fun at parties you're hosting. Make this quick and easy syrup in advance and make guests instant Old Fashioneds all night.<p>Ready to be the coolest person at any party you attend from here on out? Come equipped with a recipe for Old Fashioned syrup you're about to commit to memory, …

This Slab Grilled Cheese Is The New Party Sub

<i>We paired up with Cabot Creamery to share a large-format grilled cheese recipe that you and yours (and maybe 10 others) can snag a piece from.</i><p>Grilled cheese is a sufficient meal for one, yes—more than satisfying even, straight off the pan, all crisp-crunchy from a little butter (or mayo!) and …

This Video Shows You How to Answer One of the Trickiest Job Interview Questions

Some job interviews questions can be tricky. You want to be honest, but you don’t want to share too much, either. The Muse shows you how <i>not</i> to answer …

10 Baked Goods We Hadn’t Heard of Before Netflix’s Great British Bake Off

With so many reality cooking competitions and celebrity chefs on television, it might seem like too much of a commitment to add another show to your queue. But what if we told you <i>The Great British Baking Show</i> is the best cooking show you’re not watching? For the uninitiated, <i>The Great British Baking</i> …

8 Easy Appetizers for Thanksgiving

Let's face it -- the turkey is almost never ready on time. But that's okay because the holiday hors d'oeuvres are half the fun. These crowd-pleasing appetizers are all incredibly easy to make (but no one needs to know that).<p><b>1. Baked Brie en Croûte with Honey, Dried Cherries, Rosemary & Pecans</b><p>Thanks …

24 Hours in Richmond, VA

Richmond, Virginia (or RVA) is probably the only city in the country with its very own open source logo and branding. Since Richmond’s revival around …

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A Push-Past-Your-Limits Playlist Perfect for Weekend Workouts

The tunes come courtesy of Beatbike.<p><i>Every week, Your New Favorite Playlist introduces you to workout-worthy tunes from a different fitness brand. This week, Beatbike shares one of its recent playlists.</i><p>Some indoor-cycling studios tell their instructors to focus on motivational mantras and other …

15 Weird Ice Cream Flavors That Are Anything But Vanilla

If you grew up with your parents telling you that you can’t have ice cream for dinner, they probably never thought about it including avocado, balsamic vinegar or goat cheese. There has been a true revolution in the world of ice cream, and the only rule is that there are no rules. We’ve collected a …

GoConqr Lets You Study, Save, and Share Notes, Flash Cards, and More

Web/Android/iOS: GoConqr gives students and teachers a place to upload and organize class notes, flash cards, mind maps, quizzes, and more. Whether …

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The Perfect DIY Beautiful Fabric Butterfly - Cretíque

These butterflies are so beautiful that made of silk, satin or organza .They are nice decoration, and it’s a good idea to use those left over fabrics …

4 Secret Tips for the Best Birthday Cake You'll Ever Bake

Want to bake a better birthday cake? Milk Bar's Christina Tosi and Bon Appétit's Alison Roman show you the ways to towering, sweet, frosted success.<p>When it comes to feel-good food, there's nothing like a towering, colorful, frosted, and sprinkled birthday cake. It's impossible to dig into a slice …

25 Playlists for Every Possible Workout Routine on the Planet

You'll never get sick of a playlist again.<p>Whether you're looking for a playlist for your next run, your strength-training routine, a dance-cardio session, your yoga practice, or just because you're so over everything that's in your iTunes right now, trust us: We've got you covered...<p><b>The Justin</b> …