An apple a day is great, but a recent PBS national survey revealed that what teachers really want—besides an all expense paid trip to Aruba—is more access to technology in the classroom. But not just any technology—educators want web-based tools that motivate students to learn and reinforce content being taught.
Via Jamie Forshey, Lynnette Van Dyke, Juergen Wagner
"The rise of the standing desk may appear to be a response to the modern, eat-at-your-desk, hunched-over worker chained to her computer, but history paints a different picture: Hemingway, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson all stood while they worked. Donald Rumsfeld had a standing desk, and so did Charles Dickens. Workplaces are moving toward more standing desks, but schools have been slower to catch on for a variety of reasons, including cost, convenience, and perhaps the assumption that “sit down and pay attention” is the best way to learn."
Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated.
“ Many students learning English as a foreign language struggle to use the different tenses effectively, appropriately, and consistently. Here you will find exercises and writing prompts for each tense, as well as suggestions for how to teach (or learn) to use the tenses together appropriately, effectively, and consistently.”
“ What follows is a public service announcement on behalf of all teachers who have students at intermediate and above... Below are examples of common mistakes some of my Spanish speaking students con...”
“ When students hear the phrase indirect questions, they get scared. But actually this is one of the easiest grammar points in English. The only thing you have to watch out for is that if a sentence sta...”
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“There are plenty of unusual customs around the world that you probably aren’t aware of. Here are a few fascinating rules for how not to be an ugly American, crowd-sourced from some of the most well-traveled people.”
Several Paris police officers who came into contact with the armed terrorists who slaughtered 10 journalists at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine, retreated from the gunmen becau...
The activist and co-author of I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World relished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the first book she read in the hospital when recovering from an attack by the Taliban.
You've been asked to do a group presentation and don't know where to start. Many group presentations fail because of diffusion of responsibility. You think, "as long is my part is good, I don't need...
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“ The iPad so much more than a content consumption device! This year turn your students into creators using these fantastic iPad apps. Most of the tools on this list are free and you can learn more...”
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