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The Role of High-Speed Internet Access in Education

High-speed Internet access in schools is becoming more and more of a necessity. The wealth of educational resources found online is staggering, and students who don't have access to these resources could find themselves at a disadvantage as they continue with their academic career and beyond.

How to Get Kids to Read Shakespeare!

Mention the name “Shakespeare” to a bunch of middle schoolers and you’ll get a variety of reactions. Groans are sure to be included. How do you get students to move past the idea that Shakespeare is boring  so they can open up to the idea of discovering the wealth of pure entertainment in his plays?

Homework: Necessary or a Waste of Time?

Even just muttering the word “homework” is enough to strike despair into the hearts of children and frustration into the minds of parents. Does it have to be this way?

Great Speeches from Past Presidents for Classroom Discussion

Download a free ebook and embark on a fascinating presidential history lesson!

Snow Day Science Projects for Kids!

Here in Vermont, most school children are enjoying a weather-related day off from school. Many parents and caregivers are enjoying the challenge—how do I keep these kids entertained?

January 20 is Inauguration Day

Two months ago, the world learned who would be the next president of the United States, and only now is the transition actually going to happen. What takes so long?

Discussing Civil Rights with Kids: Because It Makes a Difference

What impact does Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech have today? Is it still relevant? Is it, perhaps, more relevant than ever?

Robots: Free Kids' Robotics Activity!

I admit it--when I start thinking about robots, I immediately start choosing which chores I can shrug off onto their metallic shoulders so I'm freed up to do more of the stuff I love. Like reading books and eating chocolate covered pretzels.

 

How to Teach Kids that Failure Might Be the Best Option

A couple of words that have been getting a lot of attention the past few years in conversations about education are “grit” and "failure." How do we teach kids that it's okay to fail?

Predators and Prey: Free Kids' Activity!

How do wolves change rivers? That seems like a riddle, but that’s exactly what happened when wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in 1995, after having been killed off in the 1930s.

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