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100 Must-Do Things to Get Your House Ready for Fall

Don’t let these crucial fall tasks fall by the wayside.<p>Your plumber’s snake is a great tool for pulling clumps of wet leaves out of clogged …

Home Improvement

Three Tested Activities For the First Week of School and Beyond – The Twitter History Teacher

This past week I welcomed my students back into my classroom. I’ve always loved the first week of school for the ability to just focus on talking to …

A Game, a Video, and a Framework for Teaching Website Evaluation

In this age of fake and misleading news being spread through social media, it is more important than ever to teach students how to view websites with …

Teaching

Am I The Only Teacher Who Didn’t Know About “BookTubers”?

The New York Times today has a very lengthy article headlined Meet the YouTube Stars Turning Viewers Into Readers.<p>It’s about an apparently huge …

Get Out Your Blender and Head to Trader Joe's For These 32 Smoothie Ingredients

Your unconditional love for Trader Joe's and your passion for perfectly creamy, delicious smoothies is about to bond big time in your blender. As if you needed more reasons to love Trader Joe's — they already have the yummiest vegan foods, the best healthy snacks, the most essential freezer …

Recipe: Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes — Recipes from The Kitchn

When you're hankering for a classic steak and potatoes dinner, this one-skillet dish fits the bill perfectly. What makes it extra special is the …

25 Pipe Shelves To Add Rustic Flair To Your Home

Nothing brings rustic vibes to home decor quite like pipe shelves. The antique and vintage feel of exposed pipes contrasts well with …

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

If you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. Whether you like it or not, that’s how today’s students see it. They are growing …

ClassHook Helps You Find Educational Video Clips

The right video clip can help you make a point in a lesson by showing a “real world” application of a concept. And, of course, a good video clip can …

Writing Prompts for 5th Graders

By fifth grade, students are developing basic fluency as writers. In order to hone their skills, fifth graders should practice supporting claims with …

Storytelling

Free Tech Curriculum for All Subjects with Google's Applied Digital Skills

What skills do our students need to be successful in their future? What skills do adults need to be competitive in the job market?

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2018 – So Far

Time for another mid-year ”The Best…” list.<p>As usual, In order to make it on this list, games had to:<p>* be accessible to English Language Learners.<p>* …

Choose Your Own Adventure

150 DIY Storage Ideas for a Neat Home in Every Room

<b>Here are 150 very clever DIY storage ideas for a neat home in every room, because we’re all for saving some money, especially when it gets our</b> …

Home

Google Forms & Sheets for Beginners

Description<p>From creating and scoring meaningful formative assessments to organizing school events, Google Forms and Google Sheets are powerful tools …

Education Technology

14 YouTube Channels You Need To Know If You Want To Work Out For Free

Everything you need if you want to get fit but don't want to spend money, leave your house, or put on a sports bra.

Muscle

One Ohio School’s Quest to Rethink Bad Behavior

Rather than enforcing a top-down mandate, the school trains teachers in the science behind trauma and leaves the rest up to them.<p>In education, initiatives tend to roll down from above. A district buys a new curriculum, or gets funding for a new program, and principals receive their marching orders, …

38 Splurge-Worthy Kitchen Products You Won't Regret Buying

So you can actually eat the fruits of your labor.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews have been</i> …

Shopping

11 No-Sugar Snacks That Skip the Refined Stuff but Not the Flavor

Snacking becomes infinitely more important once you start watching your sugar intake. When the munchies suddenly hit, finding something to hit the …

Snacks

The 33 books every teacher should read

1. <i>How Children Succeed: grit, curiosity and the hidden power of character</i> by Paul Tough<p>Chosen by <b>Nicky Morgan, secretary of state for education and</b> …

Three Good Places to Find Hands-on STEM Lessons

Like a lot of people, my most memorable moments from elementary school involved hands-on science lessons. One of my favorite experiences was making …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Best Dishwashers Grid

Best Dishwashers<p>1 of 5<p>Bosch 300 Series SHSM63W55N Dishwasher<p>The Bosch 300 Series is one of the most reliable dishwashers you can buy. It features an …

6 yoga moves runners should do to speed recovery

Whether you run a 5K a day with your girlfriends or you’re in the midst of marathon training, you probably feel it: tight hips, achy hamstrings, and …

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Remarkably Important Lesson in Intelligence

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED Talk of all time is more than a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

TED Talks

7 Rich, Chewy Blondies to Rival Your Favorite Brownies

All month long, our Baking Club is focused on Dorie Greenspan’s <i>Baking: From My Home to Yours</i>, and Dorie's blondies have been a reoccurring favorite, likely because, as Club member Debi Smirnoff noted, they're similar to cookies, "but much easier to make and bake."<p>All great blondies should be loaded …

Bread

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership, fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll …

Build a Wall Coat Rack with Hooks and Hidden Storage

Hi, it’s Amy from Hertoolbelt back with another DIY build for your home. I have been needing a wall coat rack for my hallway. It would be nice to …

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2018

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by Kiddom<p><b>Around October of every year,</b> while teachers are waist-deep in curriculum, kids are thinking …

Comic Books