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Adobe Spark Video Add footage, music, photos, and more to create a captivating video. No editing skills needed. Create your own video now Arts Integration Lesson: Historical Figures Mashup Who doesn’t love a good mashup? From Madonna to Zombies, mashups are a way into pop culture and lead to big opportunities for creative expression. In today’s free high school arts integration lesson, we’re using those mashups to help connect social studies, literature and media arts in a brand new way. Enter: historical figures!

Why You Should Always Carry a Notebook — Life Learning Why You Should Always Carry a Notebook There isn’t one prolific creator of any kind that I know that hasn’t abided by the policy of carrying a notebook. I have stacks of Moleskine notebooks on my bookshelves. All the projects, books, and ideas that I’ve turned into reality started in the pages of my notebooks. If you let it, a notebook can become a platform for your imagination.It can give you the opportunity to rewrite the story of your life.It can enable you to create more than you consume

The Legacy of Photos. How Altaf Qadri’s photos resulted in… Altaf Qadri, 42, is an Kashmiri photographer based in Delhi, India. After five years with European Pressphoto Agency in Kashmir, he joined the Associated Press as a staff photographer in 2008, eventually relocating to Delhi in 2012. “It’s a typical wire agency job,” he says, “You have to do almost everything from politics to protest, from sports to fashion.” He’s covered the Afghanistan conflict, elections in Myanmar, floods in Thailand, and many other of the region’s major stories. What Does Research Tell Us About Teaching Reading to English Language Learners? As a classroom teacher, I was largely ignorant of, and definitely suspicious of, research. I believed that researchers could make their studies come out any way they wanted them to, and that a good teacher who reflected on her own teaching knew much more about how to be effective with her students than any researcher did. Later, as a university professor, I learned how important good research can be, and how difficult it is to do really good experimental research in a field such as education, where it is impossible to control all the variables. For that reason, I was pleased in 1997 when Congress funded the National Reading Panel (NRP) to evaluate research about teaching children to read. The panel's charge was to review existing studies, choose those that were well designed and well implemented, and synthesize their findings. Teachers of English language learners (ELLs), however, were left to wonder if and how the findings of the NRP applied to their students.

‎ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard on the App Store Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard! ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old! - Record your ShowMe tutorial right away — no manuals or complicated menus needed - Drop in images onto the whiteboard - Easily switch between drawing and erasing (as well as pausing and playing) to make your ShowMe flow from concept to concept Music as a Teaching Tool Many teachers shy away from including music in their classrooms because they presume they need musical training to use music as a teaching tool. However, there are multiple ways to implement music in the classroom that don’t require any training. Classroom Strategies In the early grades, transitions are a little harder to set because the students are still learning what the concept of a minute is and what one feels like. A song can improve transitions because it becomes a behavior cue: Students grow accustomed to the length of the song or part of a song and internalize the time they have to move on to the next task, which helps them begin to take responsibility for their own learning.

We're All Failures Academics are wired to achieve, and their CVs are designed to showcase their every accomplishment. While rejection is a fact of academic life, most faculty don’t share the gory details. Every successful scholar has tanked job interviews; been turned down for fellowships, postdocs, and grants; and had publications that flopped. Faced with failure, academics tend to paper over it (which doesn't make it hurt any less) and quietly blame themselves. So it's been inspiring to see scholars like Melanie Stefan, Devoney Looser, Johannes Haushofer go public with "CVs of Failure" that list their numerous brushes with defeat in glorious detail. Thanks to them, rejection is the talk of the online academic town of late.

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