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Spain: 4 injured, none gored in 1st Pamplona bull-run

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Four people were injured in falls but no one was gored as more than a thousand thrill-seekers tested their agility and courage by racing alongside fighting bulls through the streets of this northern Spanish city in the first bull run of the San Fermin festival.<p>Navarra …

Latin America

An Open Letter to High School Students

While I am only one teacher voicing one humble teacher's opinion, this is a letter intended for high school students everywhere. Maybe this applies to you and maybe not. Maybe you read it and think back to your high school days and realize, "that was so me." Maybe not. Either way, read this with an …

Teaching

Equal Pay For Equal Work: The Gender Wage Gap By The Numbers

On Tuesday, President Obama announced the dedication of a national monument to women’s equality at the onetime headquarters of the National Women’s Party in Washington, D.C.<p>Standing in the historic home, where famed suffragists Alva Belmont and Alice Paul led the early 20th century women’s rights …

Demographics

Rare Pictures of Frida Kahlo’s Childhood Taken by her Father

Well known for her self-portraits, artist Frida Kahlo has also been the subject of portraits during her life. Rare pictures of her childhood were …

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A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice

<b>Ask teachers to describe the impact they hope to have on their students,</b> and most will eventually say something along these lines: I want my students …

Teaching

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016

<b>Listen to the podcast:</b><p><b>About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech.</b> Over the last month, I have been updating it for …

Your First Look at Marie Kondo's 'Spark Joy'

Start the New Year right by organizing your closet with the KonMari method.<p>Marie Kondo sparked a worldwide organizing revolution with the publication of her book, <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>. On January 5, she returns with her second book for American audiences, <i>Spark Joy</i>, an illustrated …

Etiquette 101: Your Guide to Tipping Around the World

You just had a five-star meal in Qatar, or went scuba diving in beautiful Bohol in the Philippines. Well, lucky you! But how do you express your appreciation for the service you received? Tipping rules vary by country, by region, and by scenario—here's what you need to know about tipping in Europe …

Learning Languages Beyond the Classroom

Over the last few years as a high school student, I have fallen in love with the French language. Through trial and error, I have found some techniques that aren't quite the conventional methods they teach at school. Here are some tips to learn a foreign language, whether that is French, Mandarin …

Language Learning

6 Things We Learn From Backpacking

I have always been comfortable throwing myself out of my comfort zone. Maybe more comfortable out of my comfort zone than in it.<p>All my life, I dreamed of traveling, I hungered for the big world waiting for me out there so when I finished school at 18, the only thing I knew for sure was that I …

Learning

National Geographic Travel

Google Translate error sees Spanish town advertise clitoris festival

Organisers in As Pontes ‘quite surprised’ to learn food festival celebrating Galician vegetable grelo had been mistranslated<p>It was meant to be a culinary festival celebrating <i>grelo</i>, the leafy green vegetable that is a staple in the Galician town of As Pontes in north-west Spain.<p>But for the past few …

Language

Here's Where To Celebrate Día De Los Muertos Across The United States

From October 31 until November 2, Mexicans and Mexican-Americans will commemorate <b>Día de los Muertos</b>, a holiday that pays tribute to our beloved deceased. Day of the Dead celebrations usually involve the building of <i>ofrendas</i>, plenty of spirits and food, and colorful, vibrant decorations like …

United States

8 Excellent Blended Learning Tools for Teachers

September 25, 2015 <br>In its basic and simplest definition, blended learning is an instructional methodology, a teaching and learning approach that …

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, …

Education Technology

6 reasons why everyone should learn Español

Spanish may be the best choice of all for a second language, which is why its popularity in schools is soaring worldwide.<p>In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are some reasons why you should <i>estudiar</i>.<p>1. Spanish isn't a foreign language anymore<p>In the US, Spanish is rising ahead of any other …

Language Learning

How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts

Uses for the Elementary Classroom<p>Since Hangouts allow for a number of people to participate at one time, they can be great for connecting classrooms. …

Education Technology

Infographic Maker Guide: 20 Cool Infographic Creator Tools That Will Turn You Into A Designer

Imagine you are an infographic maker god who can take 1,000 words and help people digest that information in only a few seconds.<p>An infographic, put …

A Collection of Some of The Best Chromebook Apps for Teachers

August, 2015<br>One the occasion of the start of a new school year, <i>Educational Technology and Mobile Learning</i> is working on a series of posts aiming at …

Professors push back against laptops in the lecture hall

When university courses resume this September, Canadian students may find themselves learning the meaning of two new letters: HB.<p>The standard pencil, for many years alien to digitized lecture halls, is coming back into fashion on campus as a growing number of professors across North America ban …

Teaching

5 Stumbling Blocks to Becoming Fluent in Spanish (and Quick Fixes)

<i>Hablo español con fluidez.</i> <i>Hablo español como un nativo.</i><p>I speak Spanish fluently. I speak Spanish like a native.<p>Isn’t that what every Spanish language …

25 Winning Tips for Learning Spanish Without Spending a Dime

Put your wallet away.<p>And get ready for your Spanish skills to soar.<p>We’ve found 25 engaging ways to learn Spanish—and they won’t cost you a dime.<p>So if …

G Suite Training

Following our acquisition by Google, we’re excited to share that Synergyse Training now has a new name -- G Suite Training -- as well as a brand new …

Jake Gyllenhaal is super awkward as a Spanish cookery show host flirts with him

<b>We can’t help but feel for Jake Gyllenhaal after a recent appearance on a Spanish cookery show.</b><p>The actor – who is currently promoting new boxing …

Your Essential Back to School EdTech Checklist

<b>by Karen Larson and Gene Tognetti</b><p>The start of the school year brings with it more than a few ‘<i>gotta do’s</i> for a classroom teacher. For that matter, if …

Education Technology

10 Useful Educational Apps and Tools for 1:1 Classroom

This is a very good that students can use to create, share and collaboratively edit their mind maps. MindMeister is deeply integrated into Google …

Education Technology

Hidden Gems: 20 Awesome Web Tools for Teachers

Most teachers today use technology in the classroom. Many are eager to utilize more tools to enhance their lessons and give their students more …

From MIT: Learn French Or Spanish While You Wait For IMs

Don’t waste time waiting for your Google Chat contacts to stop typing. You could be learning a foreign language instead.<p>“John is typing…”<p>These are the unrecoverable moments of anticipation that are the cornerstones of our digital lives. But a new Chrome extension from MIT wants to change that. …

Language Learning