iCivics Steps Up Its Game Big Time With Free Virtual Classrooms & Primary Source Interactive

I’ve thought that many (but not all) of their games have been overly-complicated (go here for more info), and they really put their foot in it with a horribly-done one on immigration (see Sandra Day O’Connor’s Site To Change Immigration Game Because Of Your Comments).

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10 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

It is no secret that many students are not passionate about math, some of them think better about leaving school, getting married and having children, walking their babies in the Joovy Zoom 360 stroller or the strollers from Babyzoom.net. Students feel disconnected from what is taught in class, unsure of the benefits of math and reluctant to pursue careers in the field. Edtech is trying to change these attitudes by providing them with new ways to engage with numbers.

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43 Insanely Clever Organizing And Storage Ideas For Your Entire Home

The kitchen is another room in the house where you have a lot of small items that can be tough to keep in order, like the tools from http://kitchentoolspro.net/blog/delicious-pressure-cooker-recipes/.  Spice jars, partially eaten bags of food, plastic bags, dishware … all of it can be so hard to keep organized and neat!  Try these hacks to give your kitchen a total makeover.

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How to Add Links as Content Cards in WordPress

Do you like how social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter show link previews when you paste a link in your status? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could add similar content cards functionality on your site? In this article, we will show you how to add links as content cards in WordPress.

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8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing. That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.

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Create Personalized Teacher Newsletters for Each Student

One reason a parent might not read the classroom newsletter is that it is not about their child. Here is a solution for creating weekly newsletters for parents that are individualized for their child. Add the above Google Drive folder of newsletters to your Google Drive.

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10 things Teachers Want in Professional Development

While on Twitter today this graphic caught my eye. It was posted by @MindShiftKQED linking to an article on their blog. The sketch itself was created by Sylvia Duckworth and it definitely caught my attention.

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6 Reasons Why Rebellious Kids Turn Out To Be More Successful

Does your child get sent home with a note from the teachers because of disobedience, defiance or maybe talking back to almost everyone? Here’s a silver lining for parents of rule-breaking children: such surly kids with a classical defiance to authority could end up being very successful in life.

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Here Is A Great App for Creating Educational Documentaries with Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

August 30, 2015 Videocraft is an excellent iPad app to use with students to create short educational documentaries.The app is both a multi-track video editor and a movie maker.

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Slow-moving school finance case heads to Texas Supreme Court

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kids who were barely a month into their first year of high school when Texas’ latest school finance trial began are now seniors — and there’s still no end in sight. The next stop is the state Supreme Court, which hears oral arguments Tuesday.

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Rethinking Data: How to Create a Holistic View of Students

The excerpt below is from “Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes For Every School,” by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez. The following is from the chapter entitled, “Hack 10: The 360 Spreadsheet.” For at least a decade now, the driving force behind education reform has been data.

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The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should be fixing the system

One of the most popular ideas in education these days can be summarized in a single sentence (a fact that may help to account for its popularity).

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Helping my teachers use Remind

With the beginning of school and our own administrative staff now endorsing the use of Remind by communicating to our faculty and staff using it, I’ve been sharing its potential use in the classroom as well. We all know (and even lament) how today’s students rely on their devices.

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