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Climate Change Tower Gives Children a View From the Top of the Amazon

Climate Change Tower Gives Children a View From the Top of the Amazon

Climate change scientists have a new high-rise tower window on the Amazon rainforest to capture children’s imaginations by giving them a view from the top. The towering structure gives teachers a chance to start conversations in the classroom about the delicate balance in the Amazon ecosystem, deforestation and the impact daily lifestyle choices have in […]

NASA Inspires Students to Participate in Space Adventures

NASA Inspires Students to Participate in Space Adventures

NASA is reminding teachers going back to school this fall of all the inspiring ways their students can participate in space adventures and get a taste of influencing the astronauts’ daily work on the International Space Station (ISS). Being involved with real life space explorers gives kids the thrill of interacting with larger-than-life figures. The […]

Apple Inc iPad Gets Competition in the Classroom

Apple Inc iPad Gets Competition in the Classroom

Apple Inc. has long dominated the education market but recent developments show that the iPad may be getting some competition in the classroom.  In spite of the company’s attempt to revolutionize education in 2012 with the rollout of digital textbooks for their mobile tablet, they lost ground this week as Los Angeles school officials suspended […]

Sex Education May Begin for 7-Year-Olds in the UK – Too Young?

Sex Education May Begin for 7-Year-Olds in the UK – Too Young?

The Liberal Democrat party in Great Britain is proposing that “age appropriate” sex education classes be introduced to include internet porn and social media for students as young as seven-years-old. Is that too young? The next question would be with whom should the initial sex education conversation begin with, the parents or the educational system? […]

NASA Sends ‘Angry Birds’ on Mission to Educate Kids

NASA Sends ‘Angry Birds’ on Mission to Educate Kids

NASA teamed up with Rovio earlier this year to send birds into space — Angry Birds that is, on a STEM-based mission to educate kids in physics and space exploration on both iOS and Android devices. As the new school year is getting underway, teachers are combing every available resource to create a rich and […]

Volunteering a Global Worthy Cause and Life Experience [Video]

Volunteering a Global Worthy Cause and Life Experience [Video]

Anyone with time to spare between studies, or prior to actively looking for work, can look at volunteering on a global scale as a worthy cause and a great life experience. Volunteering in foreign lands is also a great way to travel the world and see places that normally would be out of reach to […]

Vacation at Work for After School Fun as a Camp Leader

Vacation at Work for After School Fun as a Camp Leader

After school is over and a person is still trying to decide what to do next in life, there is an opportunity to not only make some hard-earned cash, but also have a lot of fun, quite literally on vacation, while at work as a camp leader. Summer camp is well-known as being a great […]

The Princeton Review Includes Seven Louisiana Colleges in Its Ranking List

The Princeton Review Includes Seven Louisiana Colleges in Its Ranking List

The Princeton Review’s annual ranking list was recently published, and it includes seven Louisiana state colleges. However, some schools got into quite unflattering categories. Unlike college lists published by Money Magazine and Forbes, the Princeton Review surveys thousands of students to evaluate colleges based on quality of life, overall satisfaction, and financial aid. The book published […]

Learning With My Hands: American Sign Language for Early Learners [Video]

Learning With My Hands: American Sign Language for Early Learners [Video]

In 2012 the idea to develop an all-inclusive educational kit for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was conceived. The developer, Clote Jackson, is a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in San Antonio, TX. She obtained her B.S. from Grambling State University, with a major in Computer Information Systems and a minor […]

Homophones vs. Homophobes: Really?!

Homophones vs. Homophobes:  Really?!

As an English teacher, I constantly struggle to explain to my students why words like your (a possessive pronoun) and you’re (a contraction meaning “you are”) don’t work interchangeably.  They understand when I teach the concept, yet I see this and other errors constantly in student writing.  It would seem that the world does, indeed, struggle with […]

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