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While a very small percentage of the atmosphere, carbon dioxide plays a vital role in sustaining life on our planet. However, if this delicate balance is disrupted, excess carbon dioxide can pose a formidable threat to our environment and the living…

Many students are still a little overwhelmed at being around their peers, though they’re also excited. Some simple strategies can help them adjust to being back in school. The start of the 2021–22 school year has been rough.

So, I want to begin simply by promoting Eagle-Gryphon Games Roll through the Ages: The Bronze Age as a terrific game to use with secondary and higher learners in a lesson, unit, or course on ancient agrarian states.

This set of lessons and worlds aligns to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is intended to educate youth about climate change and how they can have an impact on improving the future.

A friend recommended Adam Grant’s podcast “Is it safe to speak up at work?” As I listened to this episode, I was thinking about the concept of psychological safety through my educator lens.

Whalers have plucked giant whales from the sea for much of the last century, reducing their numbers by up to 99 percent for certain species.

After the election, I posted an article from the Charlotte News-Observer/AP that suggested that attacks on critical race theory was not a decisive factor in many local school board races.

Share this post: Educatorstechnology Clip Art resources, icons, Illustration resources, vector icons In today’s post I am sharing with you this collection of websites where you can search for and access a wide variety of free clip art icons and illu…

Tract can engage students and get them excited about learning. Every student needs a reason to come to school, and Tract will help you do that.

This is part of the L.A. Times 2021 gift guide. See the full guide here. If you make a purchase off one of our links, the L.A. Times may be compensated. Play over the last year and a half has become one of the defining mediums of our lives.

National Geographic MapMaker is a nice mapping tool that I’ve been using and recommending for years. It was recently updated with an improved user interface, additional data sets, and more annotation tools.

Fun. A three letter word you won’t hear me mention often when discussing gamification! Why? Well, fun is really subjective. What you find fun, I may not. However, for the purposes of this blog, we will assume I like fun as do you and when I mention …

Tutorial video (4 minutes) You can also view this video on YouTube at: Get a copy of the template This activity is created with Google Slides. To get your own copy of the template simply click the link bel…

Glenn Youngkin, the Republican who won the race for governor in Virginia, centered his campaign on education, specifically on his insistence that parents should have the right to determine what their children learn and on his promise to ban “critica…

Pixar is one of the best at telling stories. It started with the groundbreaking Toy Story, the first entirely computer-animated feature film. What followed are some of my favorite animated films — and my children’s favorites, too — including Findi…

A final report on the 2020 ecosystem-recovery goals for Puget Sound outlines habitat improvements for some streams, shorelines and wetlands, but it also describes ongoing declines among fish and wildlife populations that use those habitats.

It is a pivotal time for astrophysicists, cosmologists, and philosophers alike. In the coming years, next-generation space and ground-based telescopes will come online that will use cutting-edge technology and machine learning to probe the deepest d…

Maryam Mirzakhani (مریم میرزاخانی‎, 1977 – 2017) was an Iranian mathematician and professor at Stanford University. She is the only woman to have received the Fields Medal, the highest award in mathematics. Mirzakhani worked at the intersection of d…

From Amy J. Ko(Like many teachers, I’m suffering from so many feelings right now.  July is winding down.

This fall I’ve been seeing a lot of people Tweet about how much they like the new Reading Progress feature in Microsoft Teams. Not being a regular Teams user myself, I didn’t give it a good look until this week.

For a few years I recommended EasyBib’s Google Docs add-on for creating citations and bibliographies in Google Documents. I got away from it when it started to get glitchy.

Although it still feels like the school year has just gotten started, I have received several emails lately from folks asking if I have made a version for next year … the 2022-2023 school year.

The last two years have been mentally and emotionally exhausting for everyone in education. As I work with leadership teams, many are struggling to engage their teachers in professional learning this year.

Certify’em is a Google Forms add-on that I’ve been using for the last few years whenever I need to distribute personalized certificates. Certify’em will automatically send certificates to students when they get a minimum score on a quiz conducted wi…

TinyTap is a company that is best known for its iPad app that lets teachers create educational games to share with their students. I’ve used it and written about it for almost a decade. Recently, TinyTap made a fantastic update.

There have been many reports in the media of teachers quitting their classrooms because of stress. This may be the hope of the groups funded by Charles Koch and other rightwingers, who would like to destroy public education and open new opportunitie…

GLASGOW, Nov 1 (Reuters) – More than 100 global leaders late on Monday pledged to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation by the end of the decade, underpinned by $19 billion in public and private funds to invest in protecting and restor…

It’s that time of year again…. You might be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About Daylight Saving Time.

Microsoft is bringing Clippy back to Microsoft Teams, after first resurrecting the annoying paperclip two years ago and then killing it off after a few days. A sticker pack will be available in Microsoft Teams soon that includes lots of different ve…

Sociologists classify our students and young teachers as “Gen Z”—a perennially wired cohort that doesn’t remember a time before mobile phones or the internet. They inhabit what media scholar Dr. Henry Jenkins terms a participatory culture.

The “Mystery of the Bones” activity is probably my most accessed page, which is weird because it really was one of my very first.

There’s a lot of talk in education about making learning visible for students.

I hadn’t read Snowcrash. So I first learned about the metaverse in 2008, right after returning from a family trip around the world and a few months before Barack Obama was elected President for the first time.

In the previous Self-Directed Learning article, we familiarized our readers with the basics of self-directed learning, as well as provided an insight into what the approach of self-learning offers its disciples.

It’s every modern-day teacher’s nightmare, students checking social media on their phone or browsing the web on their laptop when they shouldn’t be. Although technology has opened up many exciting learning possibilities, digital devices bring lots o…

Daylight Saving Time ends today for many of my friends in Europe and it ends next Sunday for those of us in North American states and provinces that observe Daylight Saving Time. As someone who gets up early and lives in a northern state, I welcome …

For many of us, our preparation to become teachers consisted of courses focusing on classroom management, lesson design, grading, and proven strategies that had withstood the test of time.

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