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Print All Over Me — The Brand That Lets You Wear Your Favorite Art

Ever wish you could turn your favorite artist's work into a piece of clothing that you can wear out and about? I mean, I know it's a stretch, but how cool would it be to take that painting down the street at a local gallery and see it transformed into an all over print jacket, sweatshirt, or …

6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

If your students are having trouble thinking up an idea for a story, you'll definitely want to check out Writing Prompts for Kids. There are four …

At Least 33,000 Students Opted Out of State Tests in New York State

Preliminary figures indicate that at least 33,000 students opted out of state tests in New York.<p>This is a huge increase from last year, when only a …

How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers

As a librarian, it'll probably be no surprise that I like to do my homework. I've followed conversations about the future of UK public libraries with a mixture of interest and dismay.<p>Developing public libraries as community hubs and problem-solving partners is a top priority at the American Library …

How to Become a Better Homeschooling Teacher

As a homeschooling parent, it's common to wonder if you're doing enough and teaching the right things. You may question if you're qualified to teach …

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Look at Your Fish! by Samuel H. Scudder

Samuel H. Scudder (1837-1911) was an American entomologist who studied under the noted zoologist Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz (1807-1873) at Harvard's …

Finland’s Formula for School Success (Education Everywhere Series)

Education Everywhere Video Series<p>This series takes a look at high-achieving education systems and model schools around the world to see what makes …

8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

One doesn't need Bach in the background to qualify as having used music. There are many ways to trigger the benefits of music in, say, a Language …

New insight into how children learn maths

<b>Teaching maths using abstract gestures is a good way to help children learn, research suggests.</b><p>Eight-year-olds gained a deeper understanding of mathematical principles by using their hands as well as their brains, say US psychologists.<p>Children were taught to solve formulae such as: "4 + 2 + 6 = _ + …

TCEA 2014: Preparing Schools for Mobile Learning Success

Mobile learning is front of mind for many of the educators attending the Texas Computer Education Association’s 2014 convention and exposition this …

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates

Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved away from a focus on GPAs, brand name schools, and interview brain teasers.<p>In a conversation with The New York Times’ Tom Friedman, Google’s head of people operations, Laszlo Bock, detailed what the company looks for. And …

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Teacher Quits Due to Frustration with Standardized Testing

One teacher in Massachusetts has taken a bold stand against standardized tests. Susan Sluyter was a teacher for more than 25 years before she quit last month due to the school system's growing emphasis on standardized testing. Sluyter stated in her resignation letter that teaching for the tests was …

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day

Want to achieve extraordinary goals? Take these easy, proven steps every day.<p>Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle …

The Best Industries for Starting a Business | Inc.com

Jeff Bezos triggered a near-meltdown in the Twittersphere when he suggested that Amazon might deliver products via drones. Closer to earth, Amazon did spend $775 million in 2012 to buy Kiva Systems, which manufactures robotic automated guided vehicles, or AGVs. These devices automate many …

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Taxpayers fund teaching creationism

Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs, and much of modern biology, geology and cosmology is a web of …

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Anthony Salcito - The New Classroom Experience

Mac education sales have grown in US since iPad debut, weakening Apple cannibalization worries

The Mac's long history of success in the education market hasn't been slowed by the introduction of Apple's more affordable iPad, as Mac sales to …

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Common Core Creates Opportunities For Publishers

New education standards called Common Core are being adopted in 45 states and Washington, D.C. That has created an opportunity for trade publishers.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm David Greene.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>And I'm Renee Montagne with an …

Time at issue for Race to Top states

Almost all of the 12 states splitting about $5 billion in federal economic stimulus money to re-imagine education policy have one thing in common: They need more time to get the job done.<p>Plans to adopt new math and reading standards, rework how teachers and principals are rated, turn around the …

Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

Maybe There Isn't an App for That<p>Yes, I know, there are other factors that contribute to their better score on the Program for International Student …

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Practice Not As Important As Believed For Success

But don't use this as an excuse when you mess up at your piano recital.<p>You may have heard of the "10,000 hour rule," popularized in Malcolm Gladwell's book <i>Outliers</i>, which suggests that many people who have reached the top of their fields got there, in large part, due to practicing for 10,000 hours. …

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Study: Americans Love Libraries

Obama hampers for-profit colleges

The Obama administration on Friday took an aggressive step to crack down on for-profit career training colleges, proposing a regulatory regimen that could shut down hundreds of degree programs — enrolling a million students in fields ranging from accounting to air-conditioning repair — for failing …

Common Core: Business vs. tea party

Tea party activists have been waging war for months against the Common Core academic standards. Now, in a coordinated show of muscle, Big Business is fighting back — and notching wins.<p>The urgent effort stems from a sense among supporters that this is a make-or-break moment for the Common Core, …

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

Tomorrow's Literacy<p>Technology is a literacy that is expected in higher education and in our economy. It is a universal language spoken by the entire …

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STEM/STEAM Lessons, Activities and Ideas<p>Encourage innovation, invention and creativity with these hands-on ideas for science, technology, engineering …

5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

1. See How Far Books Can Take You<p>Combine geography and ELA in a classroom display. Hang up a world map, and map the settings of the books that you …