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New GPS website will help you find off-the-beaten-path trails in US national parks

More and more people are heading to America’s national parks to enjoy the incredible nature found around the US. But if you’re hoping to break from fellow travellers and get away from the crowds, a GPS company is aiming to help get hikers off-the-beaten-path.<p>TomTom – a GPS, traffic and navigation …

The A-Z of camping with kids

Our top tips make camping with kids as easy as ABC!<p><b>A</b><br>ATTITUDE<p>The key to a successful family camping holiday is ensuring that everyone has a good time …

“Spiral” Looks Like A Great Site Where Teachers Can Set-Up Free Virtual Classrooms

Spiral lets teachers create free virtual classrooms where students can create collaborative presentations, view and respond to presentations, and/or …

10 of the best travel apps ... that you'll actually use: part two

<b>Rebtel: for phone calls</b><p>Skype and Whatsapp will always be staples when it comes to international calling and messaging, but a wifi connection is needed to use them. To make cheap calls around the world without the internet (or faffing around with phonecards), the app to choose is Rebtel. By …

Apps

Redefining nature

Nature

Out of Office Autoreply: I’m in Nature

Thanks for your email. I took the morning/afternoon/day off to ride my bike, or go rock climbing, or go for a jog in the park nearest to my home, or …

Resources on Mindfulness in Education

Resources by Topic:<p>Learn About Potential Benefits of Mindfulness for Learning<p>When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom: Read an article that discusses …

5 Benefits of Outdoor Education

Top Benefits of Outdoor School<p>1. It builds community.<p>ODS is all about community. From the homeroom groups traveling together on the bus, to the …

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with …

Pedagogy

15 Digital Storytelling Tools

Engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories can capture the attention of students and increase their interest in exploring new ideas. Combining …

Education Technology

iOS 9.3 and Education

The off-cycle release of major new features in iOS 9.3 is quite a departure for Apple. The usual cycle until now has been for major releases to debut at WWDC in the summer and ship in September/October. For the education market, however, this schedule has been extremely difficult to deal with. …

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup

Getting Started<p>Sharing Resources<p>The nonprofit Creative Commons offers free, easy-to-use copyright licenses that allow you to specify which rights to …

Preparing Students for a Project-Based World

"Everybody's life feels like a series of projects," said Chris Gagnon, who oversees McKinsey's organizational health research. On a podcast about organizations Going From Fragile to Agile Chris talked about project-based organizations. He said projects are how leading organizations develop new …

100+ Crowdsourced Learning Resources.

Because Education Goes Beyond Classrooms.<p>University education is usually just the beginning of a learning process that lasts for the rest of our …

We Don't Need No Education

In early September, in a clapboard house situated on 43 acres just outside a small town in northern Vermont, two boys awaken. They are brothers; the older is 12, the younger 9, and they rise to a day that has barely emerged from the clutches of dark. It is not yet autumn, but already the air has …

Boston College

How to Teach Kids About the Brain: Laying Strong Foundations for Emotional Intelligence (by Dr Hazel Harrison)

Knowledge is power. When children understand what’s happening in the brain, it can be the first step to having the power to make choices. Knowledge …

Parenting

Building Your Child's Social and Emotional Skills

Nature boosts the health of both mind and body

HUMAN beings are being urged to appreciate the potential role of our natural environment in helping us stay healthy and live for longer.<p>A conference …

The Benefits of Outside Games for Kids: Boost Physical and Mental Health - Natural Health

You hear it more and more recently, “kids don’t play outside anymore.” But with a shift towards being indoors instead of out, engaging with …

Mental Health

FREE EMPATHY TOOLKIT: A free resource to promote empathy in your school!

With the help of our network of inspiring educators, Start Empathy has created a toolkit of fun games and simple activities that you can use to …

Empathy

Connecting With Nature Boosts Creativity and Health

Richard Louv explains how society can overcome nature-deficit disorder.<p>"I've been arguing for a while that connection to nature should be thought of as a human right," Richard Louv told the crowd assembled in the courtyard of National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Louv …

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to …

Education Technology

How Free Play Can Define Kids' Success

“So many of the things that we care about are completely learned through the creative process,” Ginsberg said at an event hosted by the Bay Area …

10 Problems With How We Think

By nature, human beings are illogical and irrational. For most of our existence, survival meant thinking quickly, not methodically. Making a …

Why Teachers Need to Keep Going Even When It’s Hard

<i>The Cellist of the Schoolyard</i> In 1992, thirty-seven-year-old Vedran Smailovic was principal cellist of the Sarajevo Opera. Because of the fighting, …

Flute

Engage Every Student: #EdTech Resources on Flipboard

We’re kicking off our first ever virtual conference on October 3 and it is completely free to attend. Read about our sessions and RSVP here.<p>Connect with our speakers who are experts on how Flipboard magazines can be used in schools.<p>Josh Allen<br>• Linda Bernstein<br>• Marcelle McGhee<br>• Amy Vernon<p>Our FlipEDU …

Education Technology

A Learning Model with No Tests, Teachers, or Curriculum Standards Required

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Curriculum Development

El nuevo paradigma educativo

Mientras nuestra realidad global se tambalea, pareciera que no disponemos de los medios para hacer frente a los desafíos medioambientales, sociales, …

A Tool for Documenting Understanding

During the course of one year, a student will create four journals for four different modules. Students take the journals home at the end of each …