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Grilling Basics from The Meat Hook Butcher Shop

<b>Editor’s Note:</b>We order meat online, snack on artisanal jerky and braise briskets the size of torsos. But if we’re meat freaks, Tom Mylan, owner of …

The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom

July 25, 2014<br>Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to …

Bored? Good, You'll Be More Creative

This was a Friday evening on the train. It should have been the time to log off from work, from the week, and from the world. However, what I was …

Why You Should Bribe Your Kids

(Photo: Nana B Agyei)<p>This week’s episode is called “Why You Should Bribe Your Kids.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes, get the RSS feed, …

Leadership books for the beach

With summer vacation season in full swing, many of you are probably on the lookout for good beach reads. While you may be tempted to search out fiction and seek total escape, there are a number of engaging books that can help you become a better leader.<p>These books offer federal leaders practical …

Educators Send Flipboard Magazines Into the Classroom

MagMaker / June 27, 2014<p>Recently we’ve noticed a number of blog posts that describe how teachers are creating Flipboard magazines to collect and …

The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

Based on data from online education platform Coursera, we compiled a list of the 12 most popular, free online classes for working professionals.<p>Here they are, ranked by popularity:<p>Coursera's most popular course offers an introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics …

Computer Science

5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

• Flexible Learning Environments (04:02) - Students and teachers at Eanes Independent School District in Austin, Texas, talk about the district's …

Free-Range Kids, How to Raise Safe, Self-Reliant Children (Without Going Nuts with Worry)

• <b>Author:</b> Lenore Skenazy<p><i>FREE RANGE KIDS</i> has become a national movement, sparked by the incredible response to Lenore Skenazy?s piece about allowing her 9-year-old ride the subway alone in NYC. Parent groups argued about it, bloggers, blogged, spouses became uncivil with each other, and the media …

Mindful Parenting

• <b>Author:</b> Kristen Race, Ph.D.<p><b>A mindful approach to parenting that helps children (and their parents) feel happier, healthier, calmer, and less stressed in our frenetic era</b><p>Rooted in the science of the brain, and integrating cognitive neuroscience and child development, <i>Mindful Parenting</i> is a unique …

The Whole-Brain Child

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson<p><b>“This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.”—Mary Pipher, Ph.D.,</b> …

London in 3D: Google brings the capital's skyline to life

London can now be explored in greater detail, and without the need to actually visit, after Google launched 3D mapping of the entire city.<p>The capital has become the fifth UK destination – following Birmingham, Leeds, Reading and Stoke-on-Trent – to have been recreated in 3D.<p><b>How to see London in …

How Google 'Sitelinks' Can Improve Your SEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Sitelinks are a powerful way to dominate the SERPs (search engine results pages), increase trust and direct targeted traffic to your site’s internal pages. But what if you don’t have sitelinks? How do you get them?<p>In this article, I’ll …

Matt Cutts

French blogger fined over review's Google search placing

<b>A French judge has ruled against a blogger because her scathing restaurant review was too prominent in Google search results.</b><p>The judge ordered that the post's title be amended and told the blogger Caroline Doudet to pay damages.<p>Ms Doudet said the decision made it a crime to be highly ranked on …

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Education Week

RT @sturdyAlex: SUPERB display on drinks' sugar content at a dentist's surgery. Should be in every school canteen. http://t.co/ghM1LGkeS4

Top doctor slams schools policy for fuelling epidemic of child obesity

Academies and free schools could damage children's health by opting out of healthy nutrition rules for school meals<p>One of Britain's top doctors has warned that children's health is being damaged because academies and free schools are allowed to opt out of serving healthy lunches to their pupils.<p>Two …

6 Engaging End-of-Year Projects

Consider these projects (and I've included the cognitive demands):<p><b>1. Show What You Know</b><p>Give students an opportunity to teach the rest of the class …

Teaching

KQED

By Katrina Schwartz<p>Most teachers are happy doing their job — helping kids understand and make sense of the world around them. But there’s a growing …

What does a school library look like in the digital age?

As more of her students use ebooks and iPads to read, principal Tricia Kelleher reflects on the role of her school's library<p>The concept of a school library in a digital age is challenging. With the capacity to download books onto a range of digital devices there is every possibility the library …

The Future of Libraries: Short on Books, Long on Tech

<b>Corrections Appended: July 12, 2013</b><p><i>The original version of this article included several quotes or statements that were not clearly attributed to the</i> …

Apple announces iTunes U update with iPad Course Creation, Student Discussions & more

<i>Screenshot showing new iTunes U “Student Discussions” feature</i><p>Apple today announced an update to its iTunes U educational app that includes a number of new features for iPad including course creation tools, a Student Discussions feature and improved management tools for teachers.<p>“Education is at the …

Study Explains Why Your Preschooler May Be Better With An iPad Than You Are

So you think you're more tech-savvy than a preschooler? Think again.<p>When it comes to figuring out how new gadgets operate, kids may have adults beat. That's because kids may think about problems more creatively than grown-ups do.<p>"[M]aybe children are better at solving problems when the solution is …

Udacity's Nanodegrees: Edtech's Challenge To College Credentials?

Sometime next year, an AT&T executive may be sitting at a desk, trying to decide whether to hire that computer science major from a good college—or a …

Screen Literacy for the Next Generation: How the Arts and Humanities Matter

If your child is anything like mine, he or she is probably spending a lot of time in front of the computer, playing Minecraft, watching YouTube videos, dancing before the XBox or Wii console, posting to Instagram and using more social media every day. S/he might dislike "books" and "reading," while …

Social Media

CartoDB’s Odyssey.js Is An Open-Source Tool For Telling Stories With Interactive Maps

Everything happens somewhere. That’s the logic behind Odyssey.js, an open-source tool that utilizes maps to help turn data into interactive multimedia stories without the user needing coding skills.<p>With a $35,000 grant from the Knight Prototype Fund, creators of the cloud-computing platform CartoDB …