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Seriously. How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

As most teachers are heading back to the classroom for the start of another school year, many are bemoaning the loss of something they’ve grown accustomed to over the summer: more sleep. How much does sleep really matter though? We know that more sleep is good for your brain, and most of us know first […]

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How Open Badges Could Really Work In Education

Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education. A closer look at this emerging […]

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3 Teaching Tips That Will Keep You Sane

If only there were 48 hours in the day! I don’t know if you are like me but I suddenly looked at my classes one day and thought “yes I must change ’cause I can’t go on with one more lesson like I used to’. But I can get lost in planning, changing, altering and […]

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The Device Debate: What Tablet Is Right For Classrooms?

There are a lot of tablets out there and we at Edudemic are certainly guilty of focusing a lot of our attention on the Apple iPad. That shouldn’t come as a surprise since iPads make up more than 94% of the education tablet market. That’s a big ol’ piece of the pie. But there are […]

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How Much Time Do Students Worldwide Spend In Classrooms?

When we compare education systems around the world (which we do, quite often) to see what’s working and what isn’t, one of the metrics we often see is ‘school life expectancy’, otherwise known as how many years students go to school. In the US, we most often assume that students go to school for at […]

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A Huge List of Teacher Deals For You!

We got this list via email the other day, and since we know everyone loves a good deal, thought it was worth sharing. Compiled by an independent website, it claims to be one of the most thorough lists of deals and discounts for teachers out there. While I can’t confirm that is true, it is […]

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Do You Need a Social Media Detox?

We all know that social media can be a great tool for teachers, both in the classroom and for professional development purposes. Here at Edudemic, we encourage you to do things like use Twitter to build your PLN, connect with other educators on Facebook, pin great ideas on Pinterest, and more. But just as we […]

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5 Tips to get Organized with Google Calendars

One of my favorite Google Apps resources is Google Calendar. If your school has enrolled in Google Apps for Education, it is part of the GAFE suite of tools. With a Google Calendar, you can more effectively organize and plan your class. Here are five quick tips to help you create an enhanced classroom Calendar […]

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3 Different Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

Google’s advance in the education field has brought to schools around the globe affordable devices and effortless access to educational content. Google’s latest solution for learning is called Google Classroom. Although Google Classroom will be available at the beginning of the school year to all schools that have adopted Google Apps for Education, the Mountain […]

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A Look At Primary STEM Education In The Muslim World

So much of the focus on STEM education these days is on how the US is lagging behind many other countries in the quality of their STEM test results and how many fewer graduates there are in STEM disciplines. As someone who regularly combs through education news, I rarely see STEM news coming from places […]

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Attention Science Teachers: Here’s How Superheroes Work

Sometimes, the things that will lure students to be interested in a particular subject isn’t found in the material itself, but in related topics that they might not necessarily know are related. Science and math tend to be the subjects that crawl to the top of that list most often. Kids may be fascinated by […]

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4 Ways to Enhance Your Class with Google Hangouts

If you are familiar with Google Tools, then you have probably heard of Google Hangouts or even used them yourself. Hangouts is Google’s video conferencing tool, and it’s an incredibly powerful way to engage with others. In addition to standard conference calls, Google Hangouts provide a broadcasting option called Hangouts on Air. This allows you […]

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5 Resources For Discovering New And Exciting EdTech Products

How do you decide what apps, software, and web tools to put to use in your classroom? Some of the decision may not be in your hands, if your school uses particular learning management systems or has certain sites or types of tools blocked on their network. Regardless of what restrictions you’re working within, you […]

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8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents

As you’re preparing your lesson plans and classrooms for the first day of school (which may have already happened for some of you!), keeping in touch with parents is probably on your mind. Communicating classroom expectations and other pertinent information at the beginning of the school year is critical to get everyone started off on […]

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7 Tips For Anxious New Teachers

Are you headed into your first year as a teacher? Perhaps looking at the date (it’s August already?!!?) is making you nervous? The beginning of a new school year can bring anxiety for anyone, but new teachers are especially prone to a little extra anxiety since this is likely the first time you’ll have your […]

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