Mark Bates

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Best apps and websites for teaching and learning

The <b>American Association of School Librarians</b> announced its 2018 <b>Best Apps and Best Websites</b> for Teaching and Learning at the ALA Annual Conference in …

Education Technology

Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and tech’s battle for the hearts and classrooms of teachers

If the ISTE 2018 exhibit hall was a high school, then Google and Microsoft were the enthusiastically competitive drama and glee clubs, Apple was the …

Education Technology

Are You Making Any of These Common WordPress Mistakes?

The WordPress content management system (CMS) can be pretty turnkey; it’s one of the most user-friendly around, with an intuitive dashboard that lets …

GDPR

8 Ruling Web Design Trends for 2018

Written by Deepak Chauhan Web design trends have undergone an apparent change as one of the most dynamic industries in web technologies. It is 2018, …

UI Design

Apple’s Schoolwork App Now Available to Educators as a Free Download

- Jun 27, 2018<p>Apple on Tuesday announced their free “Schoolwork” app for the iPad is now available as a free download for teachers. The app debuted …

Apps

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom: Showcasing and Assessing Student Work

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom: Showcasing and Assessing Student Work <b>Availability:</b> In Stock<p>Matt Renwick<p>Description<p>Assessment is messy. …

Pedagogy

Create Interactive Agendas with Google Slides

Time, or more accurately the lack thereof, is the number one “pain point” most teachers experience. They don’t feel they have enough time to get …

Education Technology

David Harbour Underwent a Jaw-Dropping Transformation to Become Hellboy

The actor spent 2 months getting ripped, and yeah, it paid off<p>You probably know actor David Harbour for his supporting roles, namely that of officer Jim Hopper from <i>Stranger Things</i>. But Harbour's newest role is anything but that of a supporting actor— he's slated to play the next Hellboy, which is …

Kano's Pixel Kit is a charming introduction to coding

We all know the importance of code. It's the backbone of computing, the internet and so much else we come into contact with on a daily basis. But learning to code is still a tricky and poorly defined pursuit. I've booted up Codecademy a few times, only to try a couple of courses and realise I have …

8 Tips For Decluttering Your Kid's Massive Amount of Stuff

Having kids usually means having to buy a lot of things for them, which means accumulating a massive amount of clutter. Limiting new items doesn’t …

Minimalism

Game Based Learning and Twine

<i>A conversation with Dr. Matthew Farber in episode 67 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow …

Hulu Stephen King 'Castle Rock' Anthology Series New Details

Hulu dropped a bombshell on all of us last week with news that Stephen King and J.J. Abrams would reunite for new anthology series <i>Castle Rock</i>, …

I Wrote Down The Best Things That Happened To Me For 2 Weeks. Here’s What I Learned

Turns out, putting pen to paper can seriously mold your outlook<p>John Oliver called 2016 “the worst f-----g year.”<p>The Washington Post deemed it the “Worst Year In Washington.”<p>Many have called it a dumpster fire. Even as early as July, Slate asked, “Is 2016 the worst year in history?”<p>When times get …

The Single Most Important Factor In Your Workout

This overlooked detail will build muscle faster and unlock your potential<p>If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: There is no more important exercise variable than tempo.<p>Tempo describes the speed at which you perform a certain movement. For most gym bros, the only speed they know is …

15 Great Websites for Elementary Educators

The Internet is overflowing with information for teachers. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start searching for great lesson ideas. Who has time …

Teaching

Students Sitting Around Too Much? Try Chat Stations.

<b>You’ve probably heard of—and maybe used—learning stations in your classroom.</b> With stations, teachers set up activities around their rooms, then have …

Teaching

Cutting Calories? Here Are 8 Strategies to Combat Hunger On a Daily Basis

The biggest lie told by weight-loss gurus: You can cut calories without feeling hungry. You can’t. Here’s how to deal with it<p>The 1,200-mile drive from Cascade County, Montana, to Orange County, California, takes you past some of the more extraordinary landscapes in America—Yellowstone at one end, …

The No-Equipment, Total-Body Workout You Can Cram Into 13 Minutes

Build strength and muscle from head to toe with this highly efficient routine<p>This is not your basic bodyweight workout.<p>The routine, created by <i>Men’s Health</i> Next Top Trainer Gideon Akande, uses twists on conventional exercises like squats, pushups, and lunges to challenge your body in a whole new way.<p>…

The 2-Move Butt and Gut Workout You Don’t See In the Gym Every Day

It’s not mainstream, but it should be<p>Real men do butterfly situps and butterfly hipups.<p>Yes, they look a little bit comical, but they’re both super effective, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The butterfly situp targets your six pack and loosens your groin, he says, while the butterfly …

The 16 Most Important Stretches a Man Can Do

These are the “Sweet 16 of Stretches.” The best of the best. Try them during your next workout<p>There’s no way around it: Mobility training is a must if you want to perform at your peak and stay injury-free for the long haul.<p>But if you’re like most men, your mobility game probably ranges from weak to …

The 12-Minute Workout That Burns More Calories Than Sprinting

Want to burn fat fast? Skip the treadmill and grab a kettlebell instead<p>To incinerate your cheat meal faster, skip the treadmill and exercise bike: A 12-minute kettlebell circuit burns more calories than doing all-out cardio for the same length of time, a Southeastern Louisiana University study …

The 5-Move Workout That Tightens Your Core and Fends Off Back Pain

Chisel your middle and bulletproof your back with these classic core movements<p>This abs workout pulls double duty: It not only carves and tightens your core, but it also prevents lower back pain in the process, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director BJ Gaddour.<p>The routine consists of five core stability …

Elections Canada bracing for heavy voter turnout

Elections Canada is making preparations to cope with what the agency expects will be a heavy voter turnout for Monday's election.<p>The agency says …

Canada

Gamifying Classrooms

The idea of using game based ideas in the learning environment or gamification continues to gain momentum with teachers…but more importantly with …

Some Excellent Lesson Plan Templates for Teachers

June 10, 2015<br>A lesson plan is teachers’ roadmap to designing and delivering pedagogically successful lessons. Effective lesson planning also helps …

Is online education good or bad? And is this really the right question?

For the past twenty years, I’ve heard this question asked many times about online education. It might be tempting for enthusiasts to say “of course …

Pedagogy

How to Manage Twitter in 15 Minutes a Day