Kat Childress

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5 New Math Websites for Teachers

May 22, 2015<br>Today we have curated for you this list featuring some new math websites. These are recommendations we have received in the mail in the …

Book Review: Origin

Let’s just start with the back of the book…<p>Pia has always known her destiny. She is meant to start a new race, a line of descendants who will bring an end to death. She has been bred for no other purpose, genetically engineered to be immortal and raised by a team of scientists in a secret compound hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest. Now those scientists have begun to challenge her, with the…

26 People Who Failed So Hard At The English Language They Almost Won

Don't be ostrich-sized for your beliefs in this doggy-dog world.<p>All of these inventive misspellings (apart from "ostrich-sized") are taken from the brilliant "Eggcorn Database", a project by linguists and bloggers Arnold Zwicky and Ben Zimmer devoted to "collecting the kind of unusual English …

Language

Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation

Searching and citing usable images is easy once students learn the basics<p>Teaching students to respect the intellectual property of others is …

Copyright & Fair Use for Educators

Some basics on copyright, fair use, and creative commons as understood by an educator.<p>Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. If you have questions or concerns about copyright involving you or your students, consult your supervisor or a lawyer (in writing).

Fair Use

Famous Writers’ Insults

<b>Guest Post by</b>: AussieWriter<p>Famous writers are humans with their own weaknesses and peculiarities. And sometimes they can’t resist the temptation to …

Stricter Rules for Guest Posts

I love education. I love education technology. I also love writing.<p>I know there are some genuine people out there who love freelance writing. There are some people with a voice and no platform.<p>I was flattered when my blog received enough attention in the blogosphere to have people emailing me guest posts. It still flatters me. I figured with some solid guest post guidelinesI’d get some good…

Improve English Pronunciation with Free Podcast

English Pronunciation Pod 72<p>Saturday Nov 13th, 2009 <br>English Pronunciation Podcast 72-<br>How Americans Really Pronounce <t>- Review: This podcast teaches …

USEFUL IDIOM OF THE DAY in one's spare time - the time when one is not working; in one's extra time Example: In her spare time, Laura likes to read mysteries. QUESTION: What do you like to do in your spare time? #ESL #LearnEnglish

"Kids Don't Understand Privacy Anymore"

A common refrain that I hear from parents that today’s kids “have no regard for privacy!” Their evidence? A teenager’s “rant” on Facebook. An …

Social Media

Second Languages Might Be Introduced In North America

According to the Guardian North America has long been the cradle of multiculturalism. This is especially true in the United States where hundreds if …

French: Lingua Franca

The French are a proud bunch, especially when it comes to their mother tongue. So it must have been hard for them to take a backseat and watch …

Getting Started <span class="unspell">--- KEthN stArteT</span

To start with, let's establish what this project <b>is</b> <b>not</b>:<p>• It is not an attempt at English spelling reform<br>• It is not an attempt to change the English …

New Handy Chrome Extension for Sending Dropbox Files in Gmail

February, 2015<br>Dropbox has just launched a new Chrome extension to help Gmail users easily share and access their Dropbox files without having to …

Apps

Now you can download iPhone apps directly within Pinterest

Apple curates its App Store with the intention of pushing its best software to the top, but with more than 1.4 million apps available on iOS, it's not always easy to know what to look for. Pinterest wants to change that. The social networking site has today launched App Pins, a feature by which …

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 …

Next Witness: Will The Yellow Smiley Face Take The Stand?

Emojis can be a lot of fun. Little pictures on our phones seem to express sentiments when words just fall short. Sometimes we need to punctuate our sentences with a sad cat, floating hearts, maybe an alien head.<p>They aren't complicated when they appear in our personal email or texts, but emojis are …

Language

2014 high school winners made a game of learning language skills

1st Place: Word Avenger<p>A group of Haitian-born Miami Edison Senior High students won the Business Plan Challenge’s High School Track for a plan to …

Teach Media Literacy with Super Bowl Ads

Many millions of people who tune in to the 2018 Super Bowl will be there to watch the pricey, high-engagement commercials. Media literacy consultant …

Super Bowl Ads

‘Happy New Year’ in European languages

<b>Tip:</b> See my list of the Most Common Mistakes in English. It will teach you how to avoid mis­takes with com­mas, pre­pos­i­tions, ir­reg­u­lar verbs, …

Language Learning

The 11 most useful web tools of 2014

There's no shortage of great websites, apps and programs available on the Internet. Some, however, rise above the rest.<p>Your 2014 list of our 11 most …

Making Those New Year's Resolutions Stick

Project-Based Learning<p>If you are not familiar with project-based learning (PBL), it is a type of instruction that has students deal with real-world …

Teaching

learning during read-alouds: 5 things never to say to emerging readers

Shares 51K<p><b>Sometimes it’s very easy for teachers and parents to feel impatient with emerging readers.</b><p>It’s hard to listen to kids sound out every word …

These Charts Show Which Languages Have The Most Global Influence

Many of most-spoken languages in the world — like Mandarin, Hindi, and Arabic — are far from being the most influential.<p>As new MIT-led research suggests, those languages live in relative isolation, while a few tiny tongues are hugely influential.<p>"A language like Dutch — spoken by 27 million people …

It’s not ‘an’ historic pact with Cuba. It’s ‘a’ historic pact with Cuba.

If you listened to television and/or radio commentators talk today about President Obama’s agreement with Cuba to start normalizing diplomatic relations after more than 50 years, you are more than likely to have heard what I did: That his was “an” historic decision, or “an” historic pact or “an” …

This Animated Map Shows How European Languages Evolved

The origin of Indo-European languages has long been a topic of debate among scholars and scientists.<p>In 2012, a team of evolutionary biologists at the University of Auckland led by Dr. Quentin Atkinson released a study that found all modern IE languages could be traced back to a single root: …

Readers' 10 best books of 2014

We asked you to nominate your favourite books of 2014 and here, in no particular order, are the results - the 10 books that attracted the most consensus. Below you’ll find acclaimed fiction, memoir, fantasy and polemic. Interestingly, the list differs greatly from readers’ choices halfway through …