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Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. A magazine writer, technical writer, and entrepreneur, she has served as a senior editor and producer at a number of health and science web sites. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.S. in biology from Stanford University. Mignon believes that learning is fun, and the vast rules of grammar are wonderful fodder for lifelong study. She strives to be a friendly guide in the writing world. The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely. The following is our list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find. Some are formal learning–math drilling and phonics, for example–while others are RSS readers, social media platforms, and the like.

Family Coding Day Session Resources - Beyond the Hour of Code Family Coding Day is an annual event to get kids and parents, even grandparents, programming together. We deploy 1 device for every 2 participants and help them work together to explore so many ways to connect through programming. Session A Code with the Fuzzes Session B Scratch Jr The Scholastic Reads Podcast Actor, author, philanthropist, and rockstar mom Holly Robinson Peete joins us to talk about her new book, Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express, which she co-wrote with her twins, RJ and Ryan Elizabeth. The book explores the funny, painful, and unexpected sides of teen autism. Guest: Holly Robinson Peete has devoted her life and career to autism awareness. Since 2000, when Holly’s son RJ was diagnosed with autism, she has worked tirelessly to help families everywhere who are raising children with autism. Peete is the wife of former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete and the working mother of four children.

Strengthening democracy through private enterprise and market oriented reform Sparking Debate on Economic Policy in Nepal Samriddhi wins an award at the Asia Liberty Forum in Kuala Lumpur. By Sarita Sapkota, Samriddhi The Best Interactive Web Tools for Educators Most of us are working at full capacity, and keeping up with technology can feel like one more chore on the to-do list. Still, learning your way around a few of the best Web tools is worth your time. Innovative teachers are frequently using intuitive programs and websites that are easy to learn. These web tool can save you a lot of daily hassles that you might not even realize you have been tolerating. Whether you want to move the class newsletter online or try out a flipped classroom, we’re sharing the best sites to do it. Sharing and Collaborating

Girls Who Code Girls Who Code works to close the gender gap in technology. Our free programs educate, inspire, and equip girls to pursue opportunities in technology. Girls Who Code and Pixelberry Studios to add new content to High School Story game In conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, story will promote girls and coding. Portion of proceeds from in-app purchases will go to Girls Who Code New York City (December 7, 2015) – Girls Who Code, the national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, today announced a partnership with Pixelberry Studios, maker of top mobile game High School Story, to feature new content about girls and coding in their popular game. Beginning December 7, 2015, in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week, High School Story will feature a new character, Gabriela, inspired by the real-life experiences of a Girls Who Code alumnae. In the game, Gabriela is a a Girls Who Code alumna who went from a programming neophyte to enrolling in AP Computer Science.

Wex Welcome to Wex, LII's community-built, freely available legal dictionary and legal encyclopedia. What is Wex? Wex is a free legal dictionary and encyclopedia sponsored and hosted by the Legal Information Institute at the Cornell Law School. Wex entries are collaboratively created and edited by legal experts. More information about Wex can be found in the Wex FAQ. Here's a list of all pages. 101 Web 2.0 Teaching Tools Online tools and resources have made it easier for teachers to instruct students, and for students to collaborate with those teachers and with other students and parents. These “Web 2.0” teaching tools aren’t magical, but they may seem to defy definition at times since they save time, help you to stay organized, and often take up little space on a computer. Some of these applications are Web-based, which means that they can be accessed from any computer. The following list is filled with tools that will make a teacher’s, or those enrolled in the best online education programs, life easier. The categories are listed in alphabetical order and the links to each tool are also listed alphabetically within those categories.

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