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Lexipedia - Where words have meaning Webinars – Google Apps for Education Generale Scopri tutte le funzioni e i vantaggi offerti da Google Apps for Education. In questo seminario registrato online potrai: Sapere perché altre organizzazioni sono passate a Google Apps Sapere come altre organizzazioni utilizzano questi servizi Guardare una demo di Google Apps for Education Guarda ora Caso di successo Ascolta direttamente dalla Arizona State University il racconto della migrazione a Google Apps for Education, seguito da una sessione di domande e risposte in diretta con Google e ASU. Relatore: Kari Barlow, Assistant Vice President, University Technology OfficeCategoria: Istruzione superioreData: 25/6/2009 Quando la University of Notre Dame ha eseguito la migrazione dei suoi 15.000 studenti e 150.000 ex studenti a Google Apps, ha realizzato un risparmio di 1,5 milioni di dollari e ha incrementato la soddisfazione degli studenti del 36%. Relatore: Katie Rose, Program Manager for Enterprise InitiativesCategoria: Istruzione superioreData: 13/8/2009 Data: 18/11/2009

Gluten-Free Japanese Milk Bread – the softest bread ever — Gluten-Free on a Shoestring This is about to knock your gluten free socks off: a loaf of super soft gluten free bread that is easy to make, and doesn’t intimidate (I’m here for you!). BOOM! Have you ever heard of Japanese Water Roux (Tangzhong)? As a card-carrying member of the Food Dorks Academy, I love learning what other cultures do to make bread. And then I hunker down and bury myself in figuring out how to make it into gluten free bread for us. I might not be the most fun at parties any more. But if you make this supersoft gluten free bread that stays fresh forever, you might just see that I’m tons of fun in the kitchen. This is what it looks like. To make the water roux, I placed 47 grams (about 1/3 cup) all-purpose gluten-free flour and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and whisked to combine well. Then let it cool. The dough is shaggy. Then roll each piece out into a disk about 1/2 inch thick. Loosely stack the folded pieces of dough in a loaf pan. Softest Gluten-Free Bread: Japanese Milk Bread Prep time:

Chunky Monkey Super Omega-3 Energy Bars Servings: 12 bars Preparation Time: 10 minutes 1 ripe banana 12 medjool dates, pitted 1 cup raw walnuts 1 cup quinoa flakes 1/2 cup chia seed 1/4 cup milled flaxseed 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1/4 cup cacao nibs (or dark chocolate chunks) 1. 2. 3. 4. Recipe submitted by Kristen, Mattapoisett, MA Submit your recipe here!

Conspiracy Theories in Aerospace History You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. How do you evaluate the reliability of online information? Check out the conference archives from this National Air and Space Museum interactive online conference developed especially for teachers and secondary students. Access Recordings Related Resources During the event, thousands of teachers and students from around the world asked questions and shared their questions and opinions.

BadgeStack: A Badge-Empowered Learning System - Produced by LearningTimes BadgeOS™ is a powerful free plugin to WordPress that lets you easily create achievements and issue sharable badges as your users succeed. Activate the free BadgeStack extension to instantly create Levels, Quests and Badge Achievement Types — and start badging! Each BadgeOS site can be customized to your goals, community, visual identity, and the right mix of social and self-directed activity. As members progress, they earn digital badges they can share anywhere, from Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, to their own blog, or resume. Ready to Build? Get it Now Want to Know More? Dive Deeper Need Expert Help? Reach Out Many organizations are using BadgeOS to enable achievement recognition and community engagement.

The Clarifying Routine: Elaborating Vocabulary Instruction By: Edwin S. Ellis When you think of vocabulary, there is a good chance that you think of long lists of words from social studies or science textbooks, spelling word lists, or even the humongous lists of terms to study for college entrance exams. Zillions of flash cards also may come to mind. No doubt you share the common childhood experience of having to "go look up the words in a dictionary, write the definition, and then write a sentence using the term" — but how much of that vocabulary do you remember now? Perhaps the least effective way to study vocabulary is the "look and remember" technique. Ross Perot, with his unique use of the English language, said it best — "That dog don't hunt!" We know from research that new terms must be defined using language and examples which are already familiar to students, and that the more ideas from background knowledge with which the student can associate the new term, the more likely it will become a well-networked and permanent part of memory.

Engaging Education Instead of glowing in the light of a new day, each morning thousands of educators walk the halls of schools beneath burdensome shadows. For looming not too far off on the horizon are the towering silhouettes of imminent standardized tests. And whether intentionally or not, many educators cannot help but allow the presence of such looming silhouettes to drive their teaching methods. Their motivations are usually good, for who would fault them for trying to prepare students for success on these standards-based, institutionally important assessments. The government, and even your administration, might even commend teachers for such behavior, pushing NCLB criteria and pay for performance evaluations measured by those ensuing student test scores. Yet, the act of teaching to the test is a futile endeavor of Sisyphean proportions, motivated by the desire to attain standards of “success” on standardized tests that will, unfortunately, always be changing. So, as educators, we have a choice.

Gluten-Free Magic Cookie Bars As it is Thanksgiving, here in the USA, I thought it appropriate to say Thank You to my readers by sharing something delicious! After being gluten-free for several years, I find it is always fun to try to replicate favorite recipes without changing them overly much. For years my favorite cookies were on the back of the Eagle Brand Condensed Milk can, but the graham-cracker crust has wheat in, this year I decided to see if I could make a gluten-free version. So, here it is! Gluten-Free Magic Cookie Bars ( makes 2 dozen bars) 2 cups Rice Chex, smushed 1/4 cup ( 1/2 stick) butter 1 (14oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 cups ( 12 oz) semi-sweet Ghiradelli chocolate chips 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut ( sweetened is fine) 1 cup chopped walnuts 1. Happy Thanksgiving!

Mama's Nut Brittle | Thanksgiving Day Treats This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine My mother is well-known for her Southern-style peanut brittle — sweet, crunchy, and chock-full of nuts. Growing up, I used to make it alongside her, spreading out the hot sugar syrup and nuts on a marble slab once used by my great-grandmother. Hands-on time: 25 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Makes: 2-1/2 pounds Servings: 9 by Virginia Willis What you'll need 2 cups sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup cold water Pinch of fine sea salt 3 cups unsalted raw peanuts (Spanish or blanched), cashews, almonds, macadamia nuts, or a combination of nuts, coarsely chopped (see Baker's Tip below) 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for coating the baking sheet 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: Candy thermometer Helpful Tip: Baker's Tip: Roasted nuts can become too dark or taste burnt in the final brittle, so I prefer raw nuts, which are perfectly toasted by the hot syrup. Variations:

The Six Syllable Types - Reading Guest Author - Heidi Shelton Jenck Have you ever wondered why parents and teachers ask children to clap for each syllable they hear in words, often without really understanding the point of all that enthusiastic clapping? So, why do we teach children to hear syllables in words? Children do benefit from learning the concept of syllables, such as hearing them in words, understanding the syllable-spelling connection, and knowing that every syllable has a vowel. There are six common types of syllables found in English orthography. Once a child understands the concept of syllables, and can hear them in words, they are ready to begin learning the common syllable-spelling patterns. I teach the six syllable types to explain things my older students wonder about. Breaking words down into syllables simplifies reading and spelling, especially for more fluent readers and spellers. Closed Syllables Vowels in closed syllables are usually short.

Gluten Free Pita Bread | Gluten Free Fix Whoever thought making pita bread could be so simple and quick? This is a great and easy recipe that you can quickly throw together for sandwiches or even better pita chips! You must be careful to spread the batter as evenly as possible as you want it to bake evenly. Give it a shot, it’s worth the effort. When was the last time you had a pita pocket or falafel? By the way, this recipe is also yeast free. It is pictured above with my Quick Chicken Salad. Gluten Free Pita Bread 1 egg1/4 cup of water1 tablespoon oil or melted butter1 tablespoon coconut flour, firmly packed1/4 cup almond flour, firmly packed1/8 teaspoon baking soda1/8 teaspoon saltPreheat oven to 350.Whisk together egg, water and oil.Add dry ingredients, whisk well to combine.Pour into 2 equal portions onto a well greased sheet tray or even better lined with parchment or silpat.Spread each portion to a 5-6 inch round.Bake for 18-20 minutes, it will be darker in color, and slightly crisp around the edges. Related posts:

Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations: Caveman Crunch Bars I have had lots of people asking me for alternatives to crappy grain ridden granola bars and they want them small and easy to take along, well this is what I came up with and boy are they addicting. There are an endless amount of possibilities with these so feel free to play around and come up with your own creations. Don’t forget to come by and tell me what you come up with or how much you love them. Enjoy Caveman Crunch Bars Instructions ****Disclosure: If you purchase any of the products linked in this post or products through the links on the right side of my page, I receive a small percentage from the respected affiliate programs**** Don't forget to check out these popular recipes :)