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Gifted and talented education: using technology to engage students

Here we have collated some highlights and links from our recent live chat, in association with IGGY, that explored the role of technology in gifted education. To read the discussion in full, click here.<p><b>Jackie Swift (@jactherat), head of English at a London secondary school, was the G&T co-ordinator</b> …

10 of The Best Windows Apps for Teachers

September , 2015<br>Reviewing iPad and Android educational apps has diverted our attention away from another equally important educational app store …

The app that lets you create Khan Academy-style videos in 60 seconds

How flipped educators can create video tutorials a la Khan in no time flat<p>Blended learning and flipped learning just got a whole lot easier.<p>Anyone …

Education Technology

Understanding Teach Like a Champion

I'm currently in the process of reading Teach Like a Champion 2.0. I'm reading it because it is one of the "go to" books shared via Relay Graduate …

Teaching

Getting real about grit: 6 things every teacher needs to know

“Grit” is a huge buzzword right now that’s used to refer to perseverance and resilience. Many schools are rushing to adopt grit curriculums and …

Pedagogy

How to Build Academic Vocabulary

ASCD HIGHLIGHTS<p>Sign Up for Free <i>EL</i><p>The Summer 2014 issue of <i>Educational Leadership</i> magazine—on the theme "Making a Difference"—is digital-only and free! …

New! Professional Development Features on Graphite

<i>Editor's Note: The article refers to Graphite, the former name of this website.</i><p>At this year’s ISTE conference, we launched three new features in …

Education Technology

We Won’t Get Great Teachers By Treating Them Badly

An article by Alia Wong for The Atlantic this week caused quite a stir by pointing to a recent survey of teachers that found one of the main stresses …

Education

6 Excellent YouTube Channels Created by Inspired Teachers

Outstanding Math, Science, Art, History, and Social Studies Content for Flipped, Blended, or Traditional Classrooms! A HUGE “THANKS!” to Hip Hughes, …

Social Studies

Some Great Educational Resources from Google

July 31, 2015<br>Google for Education has some excellent resources curated specifically to help teachers make the best of their technology integration in …

Education Technology

5 Challenges We Overcame Moving To A Flipped Staff Meeting

<b>How–And Why–We Flipped Our Teacher Staff Meetings</b>by <b>Amy Arbogash</b><i>Staff Meeting.</i>There are often no more dreaded words in a teacher’s vocabulary than …

Education Technology

Excellent Story Writing Apps for Students

July 31, 2015<br>Below is a short collection of some interesting iPad apps students can use to help them with their writing and more specifically, …

Apps

Top 22 Completely FREE apps for Educators!

Many educators are heading back to school in the next few weeks, and even those with some more summer vacation left might be starting to make a few …

Education Technology

I Flipped my Classroom the Hard Way - But You Don’t Have To!

I began creating my flipped classroom in 2009. The way I did it was to build over 500 online learning tools that students interact with at their own …

Education Technology

3 Questions to Drive Passion Based Learning

<b>What will I learn?</b> <b>What will I solve?</b> <b>What will I create?</b>These three questions are ones that could create some amazing passion based learning …

Makerspaces

How to Bring Playfulness to High School Students

Play is often the domain of young children, but as those kids become teens, learning playfully maintains its importance, especially as academics and …

Teens

Over 14 Million Public Domain Images to Use with Students in Class

July 24, 2015<br>After posting about the voluminous amounts of historical footages uploaded and provided for free on YouTube, we are sharing with you …

Experiential Learning in The Classroom Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on July 24, 2015<p>Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience, i.e., “learning from experience.” Experiential …

Education Technology

4 Good iPad Apps for Seamlessly Managing Students Assignments

July 25, 2015<br>Below are three good iPad apps for teachers to use to create, distribute and share assignments with students. There are several other …

Dining with Antiques – The Mid-Century Ease of Pyrex Casseroles

As the growing interest in Mid-Century Modern collectibles continues to sweep through many parts of the U.S., furniture and decorative arts from the …

Corning Inc.

How Pyrex Transformed The Way We Cook

The pioneering cookware brand introduced handsome, multi-functional products to the dinner table.<p>The story of how the kitchenware brand Pyrex first entered America’s kitchens reads like a tall tale. The saga began in 1913 when Corning scientists were investigating new applications for the …

Pining for Pyrex: The Latest Midcentury Collectible

A previously vintage-averse writer falls under the midcentury spell of the longtime kitchen staple’s mellow colors and endearing patterns. Plus: A guide to 9 key motifs<p>ON ANY OTHER DAY, I would have walked right past those pastel-colored bowls. One was pink, charmingly decorated with striped …

Flea Markets

Why America Fell in Love With Pyrex

Pyrex has been a staple in American kitchens for a century. But there's so much we never knew about it.<p>Walk into an American home and we bet you'll find some Pyrex, the nearly-indestructible glass baking dishes, measuring cups, and bowls. To celebrate Pyrex's 100th birthday, the Corning Museum of …

Kitchens