Toby Fryer

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10 Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #SchoolCulture This Year

Recently, I tweeted out an older post titled, “10 Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #ClassroomCulture This Year”, where I share some simple ideas on …

Teaching

ClassHook Helps You Find Educational Video Clips

The right video clip can help you make a point in a lesson by showing a “real world” application of a concept. And, of course, a good video clip can …

TV shows

15 Apps That Will Help Your Kids Learn This Summer (and Give You a Much-Needed Break)

Every mom worries about Summer brain drain — the slow erosion of the knowledge your child gained during the previous school year during the course of three months spent focusing on cannonballs, lightning bugs, and ice cream trucks. While teachers might not be overly concerned about the backslide …

Kids

Amazon's monthly STEM toy subscription box is about to turn your kid into a little genius

Any future Elon Musks or Marie Curies out there?<p>For those parents with kids who could not give a shit about the <i>Bubble Guppies</i> or other educational …

The GrowthOp

Six out of 10 Canadians think the Cannabis Act 'is just a big political move to get votes and nothing else,' and want legalization delayed for up to …

Why LeBron Reaching Eight Straight NBA Finals Is More Impressive Than Either of Jordan's Three-Peats

Eight years is a long time. It’s a popular presidency and the lifespan of a third grader. In NBA terms, it’s almost double the average length of an …

One crazy LeBron stat may change your mind about the Michael Jordan debate

If daytime sports television is any indication, we’re going to be having the LeBron vs. Michael Jordan debate nearly every day for the next several years, if not several decades.<p>LeBron still hasn’t finished building his case that he’s the greatest player of all time – he could still add …

Basketball

9 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

<i>“Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all,</i> …

Teaching grammar does not improve children's writing ability, research finds

The way that grammar is taught in schools reveals “a significant and persistent mismatch” between government policy and academic evidence showing …

The 5 biggest announcements from the Apple education event

Apple took its annual spring event out of California and hosted it at a high school in Chicago this year, promising to focus its newest products toward the education market that’s been dominated by Google and Microsoft. The keynote was condensed into just one hour, most of which revolved around all …

DIY: A Stylish, Modern Wooden Pegboard

After admiring Julie’s wooden pegboard from Germany (as seen in <i>Remodelista: The Organized Home</i>), I hinted to my husband, Chad, that it would make a …

Why I Think All Schools Should Abolish Homework

How long is your child’s workweek? Thirty hours? Forty? Would it surprise you to learn that some elementary school kids have workweeks comparable to …

Education

Drowned in sound: how listening to music hinders learning

In his series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: listening to music while studying<p>Many students do their homework and revision while listening to music. Many of them will swear that …

Teaching

10 Must-Watch Documentaries That Will Inspire Your Kids to Change the World

If your kids have any kind of device — phones, gaming systems, tablets, what have you — it can feel like you're constantly fighting for their attention. It becomes harder and harder to share experiences with them, but one thing they usually can't deny? Movies. Sure, watching a big blockbuster is …

LEGO Drone

While drones are certainly growing more commonplace every single day, it also means they are increasingly unoriginal and unique. But the folks at …

Drones

'Teachers can only ever have a small impact on their students' results – yet they are judged as if they are 100% responsible'

There is little evidence to suggest we can link the performance of a teacher to a set or sets of exam results.<p>There is, however, plenty of evidence …

Classroom Technology Rules - Printable Posters

Print these 8 amazing Classroom Technology Rules and Etiquette Posters from weareteachers.com<br>A link is included in this resource for accessing the …

A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic

A delightful Christmas storybook for adults based on the action-packed Die Hard movie<p>All John McClane wants for Christmas is to reunite with his …

Mikkeller Twin Peaks Beers

Frequent collaborators with other breweries, Mikkeller teamed up with David Lynch for their latest release. The director played a big role in the …

Why Are We Still Assigning Homework? #IMMOOC

I went to a workshop recently and we got assigned “pre-work”, which is just another way to say homework for adults. Right before the workshop started …

Discovery and Google team up on globe-spanning VR travel series

Discovery is partnering with Google on a virtual reality travel series that spans all seven continents. The 38-episode experience explores the rituals and traditions of cultures in North and South America, Asia, Australia, Africa, Antartica, and Europe. Emmy award-winner Sascha Unseld, who also …

Virtual Reality

These ‘Star Wars’ LEDs Are the Coolest Night Lights Around

Optical illusion or Jedi mind trick?<p>It might not be a Jedi mind trick, but these <i>Star Wars</i> lamps will definitely play games with your eyes. Turned …

Darth Vader

Rian Johnson Talks the Role of the Porgs (and Their Non-Spoiler Origins) in The Last Jedi

Porgs. You haven’t even seen them in a movie yet but you probably already have a strong opinion on them. Such is the nature of fandom these …

What is the value of homework?

One topic that has been coming up during the community forums about the potential of a later start time for Burlington High School next year is …

Teaching

The AirPods rival that blows everyone away only costs $40 on Amazon

There are precious few products we’ve covered that have yielded as much positive feedback as the SmartOmi Q5 True Wireless Bluetooth Headphones. Of …

The founder of Khan Academy built the ultimate school for kids to work and play together — take a look inside

But Khan is also leading the charge on another learning revolution: flexible learning spaces.<p>Originally founded as an all-ages school in 2014 in Mountain View, California, Khan debuted for the 2017-2018 school year the brand new Khan Lab School for high school students. Designed and built by the …

What every teacher should know about ... memory

In a new series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a project on long-term memory<p>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students – …

Teaching

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

The 29 best 'Saturday Night Live' sketches of all time

If you're a fan of the show you'll find it nearly impossible to pick just one of your favorite sketches.<p>"Saturday Night Live" has satirized everything from cereal commercials to fairy tales and everything in between — but the show also introduced the world to comedy legends like Amy Poehler, Eddie …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert