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20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey Bell shares her tech tips for …

Education Technology

Giant Ice Cream Sandwich

Making this for a birthday? Spruce it up by pressing rainbow sprinkles onto the outside of the ice cream layer!<p>Directions<p>Preheat oven to 350° and …

The 160 Most Delish Summer Desserts

There's no such thing as summertime sadness when sweets are involved.<p>Find an excuse to throw a party.<p>Looking for more easy summer dessert recipes? …

Dessert

Watermelon Cake

Summer in a slice.<p>Directions<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Line four 8” round cake pans with parchment paper and grease with cooking spray.<br>• Prepare cake mixes …

Dessert

Campfire Strawberries

If you're obsessed with s'mores, one reason you love them is for the toasted marshmallow flavor. These strawberries have that and so much more. …

40 Amazing Ways To Make Homemade Ice Cream

Give us all the ice cream.<p>Homemade ice cream can be a pretty intimidating affair—but the results can be so worth it.

Ice Cream

21 Easy Fourth of July Cocktails That’ll Steal the (Fireworks) Show

Whether you’re throwing a big bash or just keeping things low-key with your family, these patriotic red, white and blue cocktails will definitely …

16 Crowd-Pleasing Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes

Summer and seafood go together like sundresses and espadrilles. The only thing that could make this beautiful combo even more perfect? By tossing …

América’s Team

I hate the Mexican national soccer team.<p>I hate the Azteca, with its whisper-thin polluted air and stands that reach up into the sky. I hate the …

24 Delicious Hours in Rome

I think we can all safely agree that Rome is one of the great food cities in the world. But, let's say that you've got limited time in the Eternal …

10 common kid health emergencies and what to do - CNN.com

When your kid is screaming, blood is flowing, and emotions are bubbling over, it can be hard to tell if a situation is a true emergency.<p><b>(Parenting.com)</b> -- It was one of those moments that you feel, rather than see, in excruciating, punishing slow motion: Four-month-old Tyler Glowacz fell from his …

Geography Writing Frames For ELLs (They Can Be Used In Other Subjects, Too)

Last month, I shared videos, an article and a writing prompt I used in my ELL Geography class (see The Best Videos For Learning Why It’s Important To …

The silent tragedy affecting today’s children

With DACA in Limbo, Teachers Protected by the Program Gird for the Worst

Karen Reyes spends her days teaching a group of deaf toddlers at Lucy Read Pre-Kindergarten School in Austin, Tex., how to understand a world they cannot hear.<p>For the first time in her four-year teaching career, Ms. Reyes, 29, is at a loss. One of nearly 9,000 educators protected under the …

Immigration

There has been, on average, 1 school shooting every week this year

We're <b>21 weeks</b> into 2018, and there have already been <b>23 school shootings</b> where someone was hurt or killed. That averages out to more than <b>1 shooting a week</b>.<p>The parameters CNN followed in this count are:<p>A shooting that involved at least one person being shot (not including the shooter)<br>• A shooting that …

The beautiful Italian island you've probably never heard of

The local paper was breathless with excitement: “Rihanna, sirena sexy, a Ponza!” it shrieked. And me too! I was in Ponza as well! Though 24 hours ago I hadn’t even known the place existed. (Mind you, I am pretty shaky on the exact status of Rihanna.)<p>The Pontine islands are a dragon-backed …

The Three-Step System For Getting Students to Do the Talking

I remember the first time I heard the phrase “student-centered classroom” and I almost chuckled. I had always believed my classroom was about the …

Teaching

What to Bring to a Party When You Don't Have Time to Cook

Few things are more stressful than prepping for Thanksgiving when you don't have time. If you've been working late, shopping for gifts, or just …

4 Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes That Are Melt-in-Your-Mouth Good

When it comes to turkey, it usually just doesn’t quite do it for me. I’d rather have a piece, and then gorge myself on sides. But since it’s that …

Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

A study published Tuesday in the journal <i>Clinical Psychological Science</i> finds that increased time spent with popular electronic devices — whether a computer, cell phone or tablet — might have contributed to an uptick in symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts over the last several years among …

Mental Health

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven Newly Accessible Wonders of the World

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

Sri Lanka

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3 Things Your Teething Baby Wishes You Knew

Teething is <b>one of the first hurdles</b> of parenting you’ll have to hop over.<p>And, just so you know, your teething baby would rather you didn’t run the …

The 12 Stages of a Back-to-School Teacher Meltdown

Every year during back to school I have a total BTSTM. That’s a Back-to-School Teacher Meltdown.<p>This year after my BTSTM, I decided to take a closer …

14 of the cheapest beaches around the world

Based on the price of a beer, an ice-cream, lunch and sun cream<p>If it's a nice cheap beach holiday you're after, look no further than Travel Bird's ranking of the most affordable locations around the world - based on the necessities of a day at the beach. By which we mean sun lotion, a beer, a …

Snorkeling Spots for Your Next Charter

Four favorites for your next charter <i>By Zuzana Prochazka</i><p>I am a snorkeling snob, having been fortunate enough to swim in waters around the globe, …

Visiting Argentina Gets Less Expensive

Argentina, land of the tango, gauchos and good wine, is also emerging as the land of the good deal.<p>Foreign visitors who pay for their lodging with an international debit or credit card — not cash — now receive a direct and automatic refund of the country’s 21 percent value-added tax. The …

Buenos Aires

Porto city guide: How to spend two days in Portugal's second city

Why go now?<p>Porto is a city on the rise, tempting travellers with its pretty old town, excellent wine bars and golden rooftops. This isn’t a …

Way shares insider tips on Adelaide's best experiences

Lonely Planet Local Charles Rawlings-Way moved to Adelaide a decade ago, thinking he’d give it a year to see how things panned out. Within six months this sunny southern city had its hooks into him, exploding the myth of the ‘City of Churches’ moniker and exposing its arty underbelly of bars, pubs, …

The Best Secret Beaches in Hawaii

Hawaii has more than 750 miles of coastline, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. When a state is made up of seven populated …