Todd McDonald

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Bodyweight Routines Using Push-Ups and Squats

You've got no weights, no gym, no resistance bands — but you do have the desire to work out. Luckily, you have a built-in system to allow you to do …

Workouts

PBS MLE Certification

<b>Program Perks</b><p>Showcase your media literacy mastery with a certificate and digital badge.<p>Announce your certification to school and district leaders …

Education Technology

Google Tour Creator brings VR content creation to the masses

Earlier today Google announced perhaps the easiest way for “anyone with a story to tell” to do so in a rich, visual interface behind the lenses of their favorite VR viewer. Called ‘Tour Creator,’ Google’s newest virtual reality tool lets anyone produce professional-looking VR content without the …

Virtual Reality

Adobe offers Creative Cloud to K-12 students for $5 per year

Adobe has just announced that beginning May 15, 2018, Adobe Creative Cloud will be available to K-12 students for $4.99 per license, per year. Using …

Education

Top 5 Online Resources for Children’s and YA Book Writers

Children’s books are a burgeoning market. Along with the YA market, they constitute the most popular — and top-grossing — genre of books.Although …

Writing

20 ways to use Pear Deck to engage students

The standard lecture has plenty of detractors, and rightfully so. Done poorly, it can be an uninspired stream of facts, delivered in sit-and-get …

Unleash the Power of Storytelling With These New AR and VR Tools

Once upon a time, the classrooms had four walls, dusty chalkboards and uncomfortable desks in straight little rows. Students were silent, repeated …

Augmented Reality

Educators look at coding in a new context, with computational thinking and basic computer literacy as the goal. https://t.co/Ci9qnyrMIG

PuppetMaster: An app to inspire animated storytelling

I’ve been exploring the new PuppetMaster app and I am enchanted. I see serious potential for this free, intuitive, open-ended tool to encourage …

School Libraries

The cost-effective and compact edtech sensation

HUE's colourful cameras are instantly recognisable to any teacher who has come across them in the media, online, at an…Operating since 1994 from …

Stop Motion

How One Family Built a Raised Vegetable Garden for Less than $200 - DIY

When my family moved into our new home the first thing we did-before the ink was even dry on the contract-was plan our vegetable garden. We were so …

Technology isn’t just helping children read stories, it can also make them active storytellers

An exciting array of online tools can help children make up and share their own stories.<p>Ramu and his friends sit huddled together around a computer …

6 Ab-Toning Moves Better Than Crunches

According to a former ballerina turned Pilates pro.<p>A workout routine doesn’t get more tired than when you do the same five—we’ll call them …

Fostering a Reading Community With FlipGrid

Independent reading books adorned each desk. A child's interests and/or personality displayed through the book he/she chose for reading that week. …

Jumping Rope Is the Best Total-Body Workout You Haven't Tried Yet​ | Men’s Health

A widely cited study found that jumping rope is one of the most effective cardio exercises out there—and it can whip you into shape with just a few minutes a day of skipping. In the study, after six weeks of daily 10-minute jump-rope exercises, participants demonstrated the same levels of …

This Bodyweight Workout Proves You Don’t Need Weights to Build Bigger Quads | Men’s Health

The goal here is cumulative volume. As the workout progresses, you'll have to perform more reps with less rest. As the work-rest-ratio shortens and the total amount of reps increases, you will feel a leg pump that parallels any heavy lifting session—with way less impact on your joints.<p><b>Here's what</b> …

The Novel Effect App

Do you have a favorite book app? I love hearing about new ones. Last March, I discovered Novel Effect – “a voice interactive storytelling app. Add …

Books

Beyond the Plank: 5 Moves For a Stronger Core

Advanced Crab<p>Start from a crab position, with your hands turned toward your feet and your butt in the air. Use your right hand to touch your lifted …

6 Squat Variations Every Runner Should Do

To be a better runner, you need squats—and multiple types.<p>When it comes to setting race PRs and fending off running injuries, there are few exercises better than the squat.<p>“Squats are <i>the</i> foundational exercise for every runner,” explains Janet Hamilton, C.S.C.S., an exercise physiologist at Running …

The 1 Thing Runners Need to Do (No, It's Not Stretch)

Whether you run casual three-milers a few times a week or you're training for your second marathon, aside from putting in the miles to build your endurance and taking time afterward to stretch your muscles to increase flexibility, runners should be making time to strength train.<p>Building muscle with …

The Core Conditioning Workout That Makes You a Better Athlete

A strong core can take your training to the next level.<p>There's a lot of talk about having sexy abs and being swimsuit ready—but the benefits of …

Today's Workout 5: The circuit to forge your core

<b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Your abs may have been hiding out during the winter months, but spring is here and that means it's time to …

Meb Keflezighi’s 5 Drills to Make You a Better Runner

Become more mindful of your running form and gain greater speed with less injury risk.<p>The following drills will improve your running form in many ways—by strengthening key running muscles, by improving your range of motion via exaggerating some aspects of the running gait, by improving the …

5 Excellent Video Tutorials to Teach Students about Online Safety

The web provides limitless opportunities for learning, creating, sharing, and exploring the depths of human knowledge. But it is also an unsafe arena …

Education Technology

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8 Kickass Ways to Include Strength Training into Your Next Run

Running is great exercise, and arguably one of the most “functional” things you can do. After all, humans can often be in situations when they either …

Climbing

Running Inspiration In The Bible

<b>Survey Shows</b><p><b>A 2014 telephone and online survey</b> to gauge Bible trends in the United States shows that 88% of American households own a Bible and have an average 4.7 Bibles in their homes. We have 10 Bibles in our home. Thirty-seven percent of those surveyed read the Bible once or more a week. Me …

Hopscotch App Introduces Kids to Block Programming

Spell your name with emoji. Draw a snowflake. Create an Angry Birds game. Download Hopscotch and start coding these and other projects in …

School Libraries

Use a Jump Rope for an Inexpensive and Portable Workout

A jump rope can be one of the most cost-effective ways to add high-intensity cardiovascular fitness to your workout routine. If you want an …

Exercise

5 Natural Garden Sprays For Combating Insects, Pests and Animals

When you rely on your garden to provide a large portion of your family’s food – you want to make sure that the food coming out is as healthy and pure …

Gardening