The Emoji Movie: Factorial Fun in One

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The Emoji Movie is an emotive journey towards self discovery that translates itself well within the realm of modern hierographs. With its brightly depicted coming-of-age sequencing and silly poop humor to boot, the one thing that is clearly portrayed over and over again is the movie’s love for patterns. From layouts and phone displays, to […]

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The Benefits of Gamifying Your Classroom

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The ability to make education fun is the hallmark of a great educator. Teaching is a critical skill, but getting your students interested in the first place is another struggle altogether. Enter Matthew Farber, author of Gamify Your Classroom. Dr. Farber is a seasoned middle-school and university educator, an Edutopia blogger, co-host of BAM Radio […]

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Why Being Good At Math Matters Big-Time In Real Life

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For many students studying math, the question, “Why should I learn this?” and “What is math good for?” often pops up. If you’re a teacher or parent reading this—it’s absolutely essential to know the right answers to this, beyond the usual: “Ace math and you ace life!” or, “Score 80+ on your next test and […]

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Education Technology Must-Haves for Geeky Teachers & Mamas

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Hands up if you’re a digital savvy parent or teacher who never steps out of your house without your trusty iPad or Kindle! Fess up, there’s a big geeky kid in most of us—and nothing like the creative distraction of Instagram photo filters, Pinterest boards, word games, and once upon a time B.P. (Before Pokemon)—Sugar […]

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Smart Curriculum Planning for Elementary to Middle School Teachers

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    As a teacher, one of the main annually-recurring challenges of your career is: how do you plan out your lesson units for the school year ahead? Most teachers in the US are given the autonomy to plan their own curriculum as long as they follow Common Core State Standards (CCSS), and find units […]

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