Skype in the Classroom

Need a free, fast, and insta-global method for collaborating on projects for K-12 science, math, social studies, or language arts projects? Now the internationally recognized and readily used software program, Skype, has stepped up to provide just that – a conduit for students to truly work together with other classrooms in just about any other […]

Spring Comes Early

Is it spring? To answer this question, step outside; what evidence of spring do you see, hear, or feel? Ask an astrophysicist when spring begins and she will likely consult the solar calendar. Accordingly, vernal equinox arrived at 12:57 pm EST on Thursday, March 20, 2014. That moment marked the point at which the sun […]

2012 Summer Olympics

Every four years, athletes from around the world arrive at host cities to compete against each other in the Olympic Games. While the modern Olympics date back to 1896, the Ancient Greeks held the first Olympic Games several thousand years ago. The Games celebrate the human spirit and global unity. For a few weeks every […]

Test Stress Remedy: Laughter!

According to the article “Laughter is the Best Medicine: The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter”: Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others, and […]

Mastering Homophones

English is fool of homophones—too words that sound alike butt are spelled differently and half different meanings. Plug in the wrong word and confusion rains.  The solution is often practice, practice, practice. But this knead knot be unpleasant. Homophones kneed not feel like a yolk around students’ necks. A pull of online lists and games will […]

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