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11 Bizarre Home Remedies Our Grandparents Taught Us That Actually Work. Live flight tracker! 27 podcasts to make you smarter. As the cold rustle of conkers start to hit the pavements and a new generation of pencil cases bulge under the weight of novelty felt-tips, it must be the start of a new term.

27 podcasts to make you smarter

About - Teacher Feedback.ORG. Tools for Educators - free worksheet templates, printable game templates, 100% customizable worksheet makers with images! Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart. This is a story unlike any we have previously published.

Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

It is much longer than the typical New York Times Magazine feature story; in print, it occupies an entire issue. The product of some 18 months of reporting, it tells the story of the catastrophe that has fractured the Arab world since the invasion of Iraq 13 years ago, leading to the rise of ISIS and the global refugee crisis. The geography of this catastrophe is broad and its causes are many, but its consequences — war and uncertainty throughout the world — are familiar to us all.

Scott Anderson’s story gives the reader a visceral sense of how it all unfolded, through the eyes of six characters in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan. It is unprecedented for us to focus so much energy and attention on a single story, and to ask our readers to do the same. Learning and memory under stress: implications for the classroom : npj Science of Learning.

Sally Phillips's Rome: 'There's one thing British men can learn from the Italians' A Thousand Rivers — Carol Black. “The rainbows kind of wilt like flowers.”

A Thousand Rivers — Carol Black

That’s what my daughter said as she stood at the top of a mountain one rainy, sunny day, watching the colors arcing and dissolving in the air. What should you read this summer? A mega reading list. 20 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Your Decisions. 'Training for Google Apps' Is One Of Chrome's Best Kept Secrets.

Do you ever start using a Google service and feel like you really don’t know how to use it properly?

'Training for Google Apps' Is One Of Chrome's Best Kept Secrets

I feel that way quite often with Google Docs and Google Calendar. It’s not that I don’t know how to use them – I don’t know how to use each feature and option like a nimble productivity ninja! If you sometimes feel the same I definitely recommend you check out ‘Training for Google Apps’. This free, By Google extension delivers interactive training and walkthroughs for a slate of Google services, including Calendar, Classroom, Docs, Drive, Forms, Gmail, Google+, Groups, Hangouts, and more.

“Set up the Training for Google Apps Chrome extension to access interactive, self-paced Google Apps lessons directly in your browser. The add-on delivers a real in-app experience, with all training taking place in the Google App you’re using. Here’s a quick lesson/walkthrough I chose while in Google Drive. Lessons are interactive Tooltips and call-outs guide you. 10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation.

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation by Terry Heick For the Google Generation, information isn’t scarce, and knowing has the illusion of only being a search away.

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation

I’ve written before about how Google impacts the way students think. This post is less about students, and more about how planning resources like standards and curriculum maps might respond accordingly. Curriculum maps are helpful little documents that standardize learning. The problem is, now more than ever, critical knowledge is changing. What Are Formative Assessments and Why Should We Use Them?

"Informative assessment isn't an end in itself, but the beginning of better instruction.

What Are Formative Assessments and Why Should We Use Them?

" —Carol Ann Tomlinson Traditionally, we have used assessments to measure how much our students have learned up to a particular point in time. This is called "assessment of learning" — or what we use to see whether our students are meeting standards set by the state, the district, or the classroom teacher. These summative assessments are conducted after a unit or certain time period to determine how much learning has taken place. Although assessments of learning are important if we are to ascribe grades to students and provide accountability, teachers should also focus more on assessment for learning.

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Best iPad apps 2016: Download these essential apps now  The best iPad apps If you've got yourself a shiny new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 4, you'll want to start downloading the best iPad apps straight away.

Best iPad apps 2016: Download these essential apps now 

And if you already have an iPad Air or older iPad, you might want to update it with some new apps. It's the apps that really set iOS apart from other platforms - there are more and higher quality apps available on the App Store for the iPad than any other tablet. So which ones are worth your cash? And which are the best free apps? Luckily for you we've tested thousands of the best iPad apps so that you don't have to. If you are looking for games, then head over to Best iPad games - where we showcase the greatest games around for your iOS device. 1. 1Password (Free) Although Apple introduced iCloud Keychain in iOS 7, designed to securely store passwords and payment information, 1Password is a more powerful system.