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50 Ways to Help the Planet – If you want to help the planet, and I’m talking about OUR planet, here (Earth), then you’ll find this list handy. By taking small steps and making seemingly insignificant lifestyle choices, you can make a significant difference when it comes to cutting down on your impact on the […]

The evils of bad grammar must be vanquished. This is not an easy feat, especially for mild-mannered citizens such as ourselves. Luckily, the foes of proper English will soon meet their match now that Grammarman is on the scene. Grammarman is a superhero who fights for truth, justice, and properly formed sentence structure. You can […]

7 Steps to Emotional Maturity – It’s easy to get wrapped up in your emotions sometimes, and that can lead to ineffective teaching. For students, getting wrapped up in their emotions can be a hindrance to progress. This list shows steps toward gaining emotional maturity, which doesn’t necessarily mean giving up your emotions. It just […]

Something for the “not as gross as it sounds” category, GameGoo is a series of educational games for your young learners. These Flash-based games are fun for anyone, but geared specifically for the kinder-crowd. With fun names like “Squanky the Tooth Taker Quiet Quest for Opposites” and “Wizards and Pigs Poetry Pickle,” your elementary students […]

A spoonful of podcasting helps the science go down. Yes, that’s a terrible lead sentence, but when a site has a name like Bytesize Science, how could I not think of utensil-sized portions? Or Mary Poppins? Bytesize Science delivers hot new scientific developments via their series of two- to three-minute podcasts. Your students can learn […]

Your students have a great opportunity to see exotic places, and all they have to do is learn to speak Turkish. The National Security Language Initiative for Youth offers 550 scholarships for high school students to travel overseas to learn less-commonly taught languages for a summer, a semester, or a full year. Through these immersion […]

If you don’t learn Roman numerals, how will you know what Super Bowl you’re watching? Nova Roma has got you covered with their Handy Roman Numeral Converter. Type in any number, and it’ll be converted to a series of Ms, Xs and Is (for example, we’re now in the year MMIX). Just in case you’d […]

I have a love-hate relationship with Wal-Mart. Shopping there can be unpleasant, as I always seem to get stuck in an aisle behind a family of six who can’t find what they’re looking for; however, I still shop there because I know I can find anything I want. Well, is like the Wal-Mart of […]

When teaching English language learners, understanding their cultural backgrounds is crucial. You’ve probably already done a lot of research on the topic, but sometimes it helps to hear students’ stories in their own words. At Education and Class, blogger Jane Van Galen has found several videos in which Spanish-speaking student immigrants give accounts of their […]

Georgia Public Broadcasting’s SALSA program for young children combines live action, puppets, animation, and traditional children’s stories in a bilingual program that teaches Spanish language skills and builds cross-cultural understanding. While Georgia Public Broadcasting offers information on purchasing the series, there are also a great many resources available at no cost on the SALSA website. […]