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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing

Creative writing can be a daunting task for students who struggle to think of story ideas or who don't love the writing process. For kids who have …

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

From Obamacare to getting kids reading, libraries have a bigger part to play in local communities than ever before<p>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 …

How to Become a Better Homeschooling Teacher

We homeschooling parents often wonder if we're doing enough and teaching the right things.We may wonder if we're qualified to teach our children and …

Teaching

A Classic Essay on Observation: Look at Your Fish!

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

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 …

Education

8 Ways to Use Music in the Language Arts Classroom

I think when we talk about using music or art or theater in the Core classes, there is still this persistent suspicion that a teacher who plays music …

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 …

Education Technology
Employment

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 …

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Affordable Care Act

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 …

Associated Press News

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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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 …

Education Technology

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. …

Study: Americans Love Libraries

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

There is no doubt that finding the time to integrate technology is an overwhelming task for anyone. Throughout the course of a day, teachers find …

STEM/STEAM Lessons, Activities and Ideas

DIY Paper Spinner Toys<p>Easy Paper Spinners Tutorial - ever wondered how to make these fun paper toys? They are a super easy kids crafts! And a great …

5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

Children's books with multicultural settings and characters can transport us on a global adventure, dispelling negative stereotypes, teaching …