Aster

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The Beginning of My Classroom Transformation

This summer, I blogged about what plans I had in place for my classroom this year. I promised I would write again with the results of my work. …

Letter of the Week Crafts for Preschoolers

If you are looking for letter of the week crafts to do with your preschooler this school year, look no more! The entire alphabet is right here! The …

Bedtime & Playtime with The World of Eric Carle – FREE Printable Activities

If you have little ones or are a teacher of little ones, I’m guessing you probably have at least one (if not many) <b>Eric Carle</b> books in your …

The single most innovative concept in education is at least 100 years old

There’s a whisper in the air. The long-awaited reform in education, they report, is finally here. The proposed solution? Technology. More specifically, iPads in classrooms. Every student, so the argument goes, should have the opportunity to learn at his or her own pace. Fittingly, the movement is …

Education

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Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time

Researchers say it’s OK to break with hardliners—provided you’re interacting right along with your kids. A look at new guidelines that defy …

How To Create A Quick And Easy Photo Booth For Awesome Family Photos

Just add a family!<p>• Backdrop (wrapping paper? cloth? a sheet? tinsel?!)<p>• Two light sources (to eliminate each other's shadows and give you that smooth, flawless photo booth look)<p>• A camera (even a well-equipped smartphone can work surprisingly well if the lighting is right)<p>• A remote for said …

Best Free iPad App of the Week

Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s great stuff. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent free iPad app each week.<p>This week’s pick is <b>Reuters</b>, a superb new iPad app from one of the world’s leading news agencies.<p>The App …

Apps

Why the Euro Is Doomed in 4 Steps

It's the gold standard minus the shiny rocks<p>(Reuters)<p>We're going to need a bigger acronym.<p>In the beginning, it was just the "Greek debt crisis". Then markets realized Portugal, Ireland, Italy, and Spain were in bad shape too, and the PIIGS (or GIIPS) were born. But now Cyprus and Slovenia have run …

Why Samsung holds the lion's share of the smartphone market

Img Source: Flickr:iam_photo<p>Have you ever wondered how Samsung got to where it is today? A few years ago, it barely had any presence at all in the worldwide smartphone market. In fact, its very first smartphone was a huge flop. But it slowly rose to become not only one of the biggest names in the …