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A Better Way To Tie Your Shoes

A Better Way To Tie Your Shoes by TeachThought Staff How do you tie your shoes? One bunny ear or two? Or something altogether different? This videos is six internet-years old, so 1200 in human years. But (assuming you haven’t already seen it) try to pretend this isn’t the most startling epiphany of your day […]

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Swoon: Girl With Prosthetic Leg Runs With Classmates

SWOON: Girl With Prosthetic Leg Runs With Classmates by Terry Heick I’m sure there’s a story here. Names, cities, dates–a full backstory that would make it even more uplifting and heart-warming. But as I began to research the video I saw this morning on social media, I realized that none of that mattered. This wasn’t […]

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Thermonuclear Art: 30 Minutes Of Solar Flares At 4K Resolution

Thermonuclear Art: 30 Minutes Of Solar Flares At 4K Resolution by TeachThought Staff NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory is one of the less well-known NASA resources. SDO is “the first mission to be launched for NASA’s Living With a Star (LWS) Program, a program designed to understand the causes of solar variability and its impacts on Earth.” […]

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‘With-It’ Teacher Pranks Students With Spelling Quiz

‘With-It’ Teacher Pranks Students With Spelling Quiz by TeachThought Staff While education is a serious endeavor, that doesn’t mean we can’t–at times–take ourselves too seriously. Which is what makes the following story that’s gone viral on twitter so much fun. Michigan teacher Joe Dombrowski recently gave his 4th-grade students a spelling quiz, but it wasn’t the kind […]

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They Put A GoPro On A Balloon That Went To The Stratosphere

They Put A GoPro On A Balloon That Went To The Stratosphere by TeachThought Staff Want to hear an amazing story involving 3D printers, hikers, the atmosphere, and more than a little bit of luck? From the original reddit post: “The whole project took myself and four friends a couple months of planning. We almost canceled […]

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So A Man Got Annoyed And Dug A Cave

One Person Dug This Cave: What Craftsmanship Is Capable Of by TeachThought Staff When a person brings craft, motivation, and affection to bear on an idea, incredible things are possible. This is an idea we, as educators, try to impart to students. The success of this depends on whether or not they are ready for […]

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Kids React To Old Computers. And It’s Brilliant.

Kids React To Old Computers. And It’s Brilliant. Computers didn’t use to be the little wonder-devices that we know them as today. We tend to think of the evolution of computers in terms of size, form, and mobility, but merely having the internet course through them changed everything in a hurry. In the time it […]

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Just Add Rigor

Struggling Students? Apathetic Performance? Add More Rigor, Stat Are your students struggling? Are test scores in the dumps? Do you spend all of your time researching, planning, teaching, and refining, to continued mediocre returns on state and district tests? And most importantly, do you have an instructional coach, admin, department leader, or mentor offering vague, […]

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