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Stolen Nazi concentration camp gate believed found in Norway

BERLIN (AP) — The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp that was stolen two years ago, prompting an international outcry, appears …

Nazi Concentration Camps

Minecraft Resources for Teachers on Flipboard

The game Minecraft is an emerging way to teach and learn basic concepts of collaboration in the classroom. Minecraft rose to popularity due to elaborate pop culture recreations and the ability to explore other people’s lands.<p>With Minecraft, students can learn about survival, experience history …

Education Technology

How to Create Historical Facebook Profiles With Google Drawings

Creating a fake Facebook profile for a character in a book or of a famous person in history could be a good way to get students interested in writing …

Summarize the Day With Pic Collage

Creating collages can be a good way for students to organize their thoughts in a visual manner. In creating their collages they are organizing images …

Three Tips for Planning Video Projects

I love video projects because the entire process of developing project ideas, creating the video, and sharing the video engages almost all students. …

2016 Must Have List of Apps for IDevices

I can’t believe that it was February, 2015 since I came out with a list of Apps that every school should consider having on their idevices. Anyone …

Apps

Transforming Our Classrooms – Ignite Presentation

Here is an Ignite presentation that I did in Delta on January 2oth, 2016, titled ‘Transforming Our Classrooms’.It is based on the presentation ‘7 …

Education Technology

5 Ways Your Students Can Create Digital Valentine's Day Greetings

With Valentine's Day coming up next weekend I'm reminded of filling out little Valentine's Day cards in elementary school. In talking with a friend …

20 + Things you can do with QR codes in your school

QR codes are possibly one of the most underused useful features of new technology. Perhaps one of the main reasons for this is that many people see …

12 Choices to Help You Step Back From Burnout

Choice #2: Choose to Disconnect<p>We are making a dumb use of our smartphones. Instead of freeing us up to go anywhere anytime, they've tethered us to a …

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

<b>2. Makes a Difference</b><p>There is a saying, "With great power, comes great responsibility". As a teacher, you need to be aware and remember the great …

13 Common Sayings to Avoid

I've narrowed my list to 13 representative items. Some of these are related to control issues, others to motivation, and still more to management. …

Top 25 Tech Tools for Teachers for 2015

Technology Evolves Quickly!<p>When I started teaching in 2004, I used any/all available technology. I had an overhead projector and a CD player. Then I …

Ten Step Program to Being Connected; or Getting Connected for Dummies

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license<p>I recently presented a session at DigiCon15 about Becoming a More Connected …

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

Perfect Your Downhill Running Form | Competitor.com

<i>Want to blow by your competition? Learn how to tackle the downhill.</i><p>If you’ve ever woken up with burning quads the day after a hilly race, you can …

75 Thoughts Every Runner Has While Out For A Run

"I don't even like running."<p>1. What a beautiful day for a run!<p>2. This sucks.<p>3. Well, five miles is only two and half miles each way, which is basically two miles each way, so I'm really only running four miles. That's not too far.<p>4. It's starting to feel far.<p>5. How long have I been running? A …

Recipe: Pork Tacos | Women's Running

Photo by Jennifer Dery<p><i>Need a quick but healthy weeknight dinner? Try this pork taco recipe – sure to satisfy your tastebuds without sabotaging your</i> …

The Most Notable EducationStories of 2013

The year in review<p>Here are some of the stories that dominated the education conversation this year—and will likely shape discussions for years to come.<p><b>Teaching Kids “Grit” (& Other Soft Skills)</b><p>“Selfie” might be the word of the year for the general public, but among educators and parents it’s …

MPMK Gift Guide: Top Learning Toys for Building STEM Skills

Welcome to the famous MPMK Gift Guides and congrats on finding <b>the most comprehensive and easy-to-use kids’ gift guide on the internet!</b> (If you’re <b>not</b> …

The Loch Ness Marathon

A photo essay by Adam Bean, former editor at Runner's World.<p>1 of 19<p>Scotland Calling<p>I fell under the spell of this wonderful place years ago when covering the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running in its second year. That was in 2003. I have returned every year since to run the marathon …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Should You Do Mental Training Immediately After Physical Training?

Researchers suggest that "multimodal" training maximizes the flow of brain-boosting chemicals.<p>In my feature on brain endurance training last month, I wrote about the emerging idea that cognitive and physical training may have more powerful effects when done together than when they're done …

10 Things You Can Do to Be Happier Today

Not every day can be the best day of your life, but there are lots of ways to make a bad day better. If you've got the blues, turn that frown upside …

Happiness

Running for Weight Loss: 8-Week Training Plan! | Women's Running

What’s the best way to run for weight loss? Answering this question is trickier than you might think. The number of calories you burn through running …

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

I calculated the distance Rocky could have traveled in this Rocky II training montage using the USA Track and Field distance-measuring tool .

How Far Did Rocky Go in His Training Run in ‘Rocky II’?<p>Rocky wasn't just a boxer. He was a marathoner.<p>By ·<p>One of my favorite parts of any Rocky movie …