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Eagle That Appeared On Minnesota License Plate Dies At 35

<b>MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –</b> The National Eagle Center announced Thursday that its most senior eagle ambassador, Harriet, has died. The raptor was 35.<p>The …

Chinese kids who climb cliffside ladder home will get stairs

BEIJING (AP) — Just to get home from school, they climb 800 meters (more than 2,500 feet) toward the sky — on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to …

Economic Reform

12 Tools for Creating End-of-Year Review Activities

This is the time of year that we think about activities that we can do to help students review the school year. At this time of the year I frequently …

10 questions for teacher reflection…

We’re not even half way through the school year here, but a request from someone important to me on the other side of the world provokes my …

Teaching

This Healthy Veggie Snack Tastes Just Like French Fries

We know it’s hard to share our junk food-loving hearts with veggies (just drop us off at any one of these food trucks, please!), but we’ve found a healthy veggie snack that actually taste like junk food. We’re talking big wedges of zucchini dusted with parmesan, then baked until golden. Dip them in …

Top 6 Must-See Sky Events for 2016

Get a sneak peek at the best skywatching sights of the new year.<p>Among other celestial delights, the upcoming year may be best remembered for a planetary disappearing act and a Martian close-up.<p>Mars will be at its biggest and brightest in May, and then in the fall will appear to pass close to a …

California cracks down on hoverboards with new safety restrictions

California is imposing new safety restrictions on "hoverboards," the (literally) hottest tech toy of the season.<p>The new law, which went into effect …

14 apps that will help you stick to your New Year's resolutions

Thankfully, there are apps to help you keep on track.<p>We combed through Apple and Google's list of the best apps of the year, along with Business Insider's own reviews and Tech Insider's App 100, to pull together a list of 14 apps that will help you reach your goals a little faster.

Apps

Four new elements have been added to the periodic table

Confirmed discoveries complete the table's seventh row<p>Four new elements have been permanently added to the periodic table, after their discoveries were verified by the global chemistry organization that oversees the table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) last week …

Dictionary.com is adding 'fleek' and 'yaaas'

English is like a lava lamp, y'all: its contents are constantly changing with use. Right now, for example, it looks like a lot of people are …

10 Ways to Flip a Kid and Turn Their Day Around

<i>Teaching and Reaching Every Child</i> In A Story of a Young Life Turned Around by Great Teachers, Kevin Honeycutt shared, “I believe you can flip a kid …

Teaching

Please Help! The Use Of Blogs In Education 2015 Survey

It’s that time of year again!<p>Each year we conduct a survey on how educators are using blogs. Our goal is to document the trends in educational …

Blogging

How to Create a Twitter Poll

Over the last week Twitter has been rolling out a new polling feature to its users. The new polling option allows you to post a Tweet that contains a …

Quick List of Classroom Blogging Resources

<i>I originally wrote this in 2013. Since then a few resources have changed and I've come across some different ones. Enjoy!</i><br>Blogging is an important …

When This DJ Posted Wedding Pics To Social Media, Mayhem Ensued

<i>Editors note: Due to the extreme volatility of this article, the author has published the follow up to this post on LinkedIn.</i><p><i>Correction: An earlier version of this article failed to specify that it was Ken Rochon’s DJ company, Absolute Entertainment, that was hired by the wedding party this story</i> …

How a Bloody Railroad Strike Paved the Way for Labor Day

William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>William Vandivert—The LIFE …

Typographer’s Toolbox – Handcrafted Fonts Collection

The Typographer’s Toolbox, a collection of handcrafted fonts and doodles by Nicky Laatz for the typographic enthusiast.As a self-confessed …

Typography

How Windows 10 Makes It Harder For You To Use Non-Microsoft Apps

Web browsing. Email. Calendar. Microsoft’s Windows 10 defaults to Microsoft’s own choices, and makes it harder for non-Microsoft apps to compete.<p>Most Windows users don’t use Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser (or “Edge,” in Windows 10), which means at some point they checked a little box to use …

Gmail messages can now self-destruct

Gmail just went all Snapchat on us.<p>Dmail, a new Google (GOOG) Chrome plugin, gives you complete control over how long your recipient can view your email.<p>This can prove a great asset for more secure communications or when discussing personal information.<p>The Chrome extension adds a "Send with Dmail" …

Apps

23 Great Library Blogs

Let’s say that you are a school librarian, and let’s say you’ve decided that like many of the teachers in your school, you too are ready to use a …

High School

If You Give A Student A Website…

A Rhyme? Why not!Let’s start out in a rather unconventional way.Just in case you aren’t familiar, the title of this post is a play on the popular …

Teaching

10 Important Google Search Strategies for Students - A PDF Handout

Last summer the folks at Canva were kind enough to create a great infographic for me based on a set of search tips that I sent to them. The …

The SAMR Ladder Through the Lens of 21st Century Skills - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - EdTech, Teaching

This summer I have been digging deeper into the SAMR model of tech integration to help educators embrace 1:1 learning and the changes it will bring …

Blogging With Students In 5 Simple Steps

There are dozens of reasons why students should blog.There’s increased engagement by sharing with an authentic audience. Blogging encourages …

Education Technology

5 Questions To Drive Personal-Professional Learning

Image created by @GPearsonEDU using Canva.In a world where more and more people realize their voice matters, simply <i>engaging</i> people is not enough. …

Pedagogy

A Glossary of Blogging Terminology - A PDF Handout

After years of leading workshops on blogging I have found that many people benefit from having a glossary of terms that they can refer to. Likewise, …

George Washington’s Oh-So-Mysterious Hair

Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich<p>That hair you’ve seen so many times on the dollar bill? That hair he’s got crossing the Delaware, standing by a cannon, riding a horse in those paintings? His hair on the quarter? On all those statues? The hair we all thought was a wig? Well, it wasn’t a wig. …

George Washington

10 Twin Cities food trucks that became restaurants

As the weather warms, our attention often turns to street food.<p>But in the past year or so, so many of the food trucks that once served us lunch are …

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …