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Recruiters Will Ignore Your LinkedIn Profile If It's Missing These 2 Things

Invest the time to stand out early on and success will follow.<p>If I delivered a commencement speech to 2018 college graduates, I'd tell them that nobody will ever care as much about their career as they do.<p>They'll always need to do a little public relations for themselves--and they should probably …

50 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom!

Pinterest<p>50 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom<p>Check out this list of 50 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom!<p>Did you know …

Education Technology

Frickin’ Packets

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by Screencast-O-Matic and Microsoft Hacking STEM<p><b>I saw a video a few months ago</b> that I haven’t been able to …

8 simple productivity tools for designers

There are so many hurdles to slow us down, waste our time and distract us when we're trying to get things done. From the endless temptations for …

Productivity

One Insanely Popular Reason So Many of Us Are Unhappy

<i>It’s not too late. You aren’t behind. You’re exactly where you need to be. Every step is necessary. Don’t judge or berate yourself for how long your</i> …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

Success

Hey, Students: 5 Things That Are Wrong With Your Cover Letter

We've written a lot about the link between college and the workforce — and the kinds of skills graduates will need in the 21st century to succeed. One of the skills you need is knowing how to present yourself. To put your best foot forward in the workplace, and in life.<p>And so, as we started to read …

Employment

10 Internet Safety Rules to Teach Children Before They Go Online

From making sure they don’t fall for phishing scams to reminding them to never reveal personal information online, children just getting their start …

How to Teach Media Fluency Skills: 6 Cool Concepts to Try

Teaching Media Fluency skills is crucial to the educational environment as technology continues to reshape how students think and react to digital …

Teaching

How do you get students to read for pleasure?

“There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.”Marcel ProustReading seems to make us smarter. …

Teaching

Tell boys books are ‘highly inappropriate’ to get them to read, says Nick Hornby

Boys should be told not to read books as a way to get them interested, the author says<p>Boys should be told not to read books as a way to get them interested, Nick Hornby has said.<p>The author of High Fidelity says telling his son a book was “highly inappropriate” helped increase his attention for the …

Two More Tools For Making Online Learning Games

Here are two new addition to The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games:<p>eQuiz Show lets you easily create online Jeopardy-like games …

ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space | ISTE 2015

Maker station at the ISTE Librarians Digital Age Playground at the 2015 ISTE conference in Philadelphia.<p>The maker movement was front and center at …

Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Leigh Robinson was out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 …

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

<b>44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work</b> by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>Educators are often admonished to design work that “leaves the classroom.”This is partly …

Why & How to Green Screen in class

<b>This is my new must-have for all classrooms!</b><p>Finding interesting ways to <b>evaluate, reflect and report on work</b> and projects can be tricky. Many students …

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 …

Some New Interesting Updates to Google Classroom

July 3, 2015<br>Google Classroom has recently released a bunch of new updates. Most important of which is Classroom share button that will enable …

Citelighter- An Indispensable Tool for Academics and Student Researchers

June 3, 2015<br>Cite lighter is a very good web tool for student researchers, teachers and academics. It combines both the features of an academic search …

Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom

Minecraft in Education portal aims to get educators sharing tips on how Mojang’s popular game can be used to teach children<p>Millions of children are already playing Minecraft at home, whether on computers, consoles or mobile devices. Now the game’s parent company Microsoft wants to encourage more …

Mobile Devices

What the Research Says: The Power of the Read Aloud

<i>Nurturing a love of reading comes naturally when we rely on good research to guide us. On edu@scholastic, we're featuring five important issues</i> …

11 Helpful Hints for Combining Google Drive With Symbaloo

<i>Last week I received an email from Travis Towne in which he described how he is using Symbaloo arrange and share Google Drive files. I thought it was</i> …

ABCya Story Maker - Draw and Type Stories

ABCya's latest online tool is a tool for drawing and typing stories. ABCya Story Maker is a free tool on which students can draw pictures then write …

Technado: 60 Apps in (less than) 60 Minutes

After every PD session we closely read the feedback from our teachers. Inevitably we get feedback that we are moving too fast and others say we are …

International Children's Digital Library Offers Tons of Free eBooks for Kids

June 11, 2015 <br>International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) is an iPad app that offers a plethora of free books specifically selected for kids and …

Top 5 Android Apps for Teaching Kids Coding Skills

May 27, 2015<br>This post is a response to the repeated requests we keep receiving from teachers asking for suggestions on the best Android coding apps …

12 Excellent Android Apps for Unleashing Students Creativity

May 25, 2015 <br>Here are some excellent Android apps to enhance students creative thinking and boost their imaginative faculties. Using these apps, …

7 Great iPad Apps for Visual Whiteboarding

May 13, 2015<br>Visual whiteboarding is a powerful technique to integrate in your instructional methodology. It basically consists of representing ideas …

Education Technology