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The Top 10 Workout Songs for August 2013

<i>Flickr: Lululemon</i><p>This month's top 10 is dominated by pop music -- albeit from a variety of sources. <i>Mickey Mouse Club</i> veterans Britney and Justin Timberlake turn up alongside <i>American Idol</i> alumni Phillip Phillips and Kelly Clarkson. Further from the mainstream, Duck Sauce and Capital Cities …

Flipped Classroom

Think<p>That may seem like a no brainer, but. We mean think ahead. Plan. Establish clear learning objectives and then think like a student. Anticipate …

Four Approaches to Getting Content OFF Elementary Students' iPads - No Email, No Problem, Part 2

<i>This is a guest post from Beth Holland at EdTechTeacher.org which has been an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers for the last year.</i><p>As I wrote …

A Great Tool for Students to Create Their Own Android Apps

Mit App Inventor is a Google supported platform where you can get to create awesome apps using just drag and drop. It enables you to customize the …

Digital Portfolios: Revise, Reflect Publish

At the end of each school year, I ask my students to select several different writing assignments produced throughout the year and edit those pieces …

Best of 2013 So Far... Virtually Hike the Grand Canyon

<i>We're half-way through 2013. Like I've done in years past, this week I'll be featuring some of the best new tech tools of 2013 as well as some of the</i> …

Graphite to Bring Independent Reviews to Education Technology

Following up on a suggestion made in a paper by the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, non-profit Common Sense Media is launching Graphite, …

Education Technology

Report: Schools are Wasting Education Technology's Potential

A report released by the Center for American Progress states that schools are not using technology in a way that benefits students. The United States …

Middle School

Introduce basic algebra at seven, argues study

BBC News – Judith Burns<p>“At seven, pupils should know their tables up to 10 and be introduced to basic algebra, says a study. The draft primary maths …

BBC

Ideas for Managing Academic Blogs

In the course of a year I get to run a lot of workshops about blogging. One of the questions that frequently comes up in those workshops goes …

WeAreTeachers

Teacher HELPLINE! Amber writes: I'm going to be a first year elementary teacher in the fall and I was wondering what are some books I should read …

Four Reasons Your Students Should Join the Quest2Matter

Choose2Matter is a start-up founded by my good friend Angela Maiers, a former teacher well known for her TedXDesMoines speech; Jennifer Bowden, also …

Envisioning the Future of Education Technology

May 24, 2013<p>“Nothing is constant but change.” This famous quote rings especially true in the world of education today. With technology leading a …

The Dark History of the Multiple-Choice Test

Testing Testing 1-2-3<p>Most of us have experienced a multiple-choice test. Our children undergo them, you've certainly taken them, your parents …

Education

6 Eco-Friendly Games and Tools that Make Learning Math Fun!

Math may not have been your favorite subject, what with all the memorization of time tables and the repetitive workbook exercises. Luckily for kiddos …

10 healthy foods (and how to serve them) - Today's Parent

Want to get your kids to eat more nutritious foods? Check out these super foods and tempting, kid-friendly ways to serve them.<p>12view …

First-Grade Number Skills Predict Later Math Success

A set of skills involved in recognizing and processing numbers can predict by the first grade how well a child will perform in math in their later school years, ongoing math cognition research at the National Institutes of Health is discovering. More from NBC News:<p>About 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. …

Epson To Roll Out Ultra-Short-Throw Interactive Projector Next Month

AV & Presentation | News<p><i>The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi</i><p>Epson will ship a new high-resolution, ultra-short-throw interactive projector in April, the …