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The Road To Greatness         Download on Kindle

Some of the greatest minds in history have struggled with some all-too-familiar problems: Albert Einstein’s father nicknamed his young son “the dopey one.” Isaac Newton’s family insisted that he needed to become a farmer, not a scientist. When Charles Darwin’s father sent his son off to medical school, Darwin got in trouble for leaving his books behind as he went out and studied nature. Like too many kids today, these and other famous people struggled with disappointments, distractions, and disasters. But to read their stories is to become inspired at what they accomplished against...

Around The World In A Day                     

Do you want to: visit the Taj Mahal? Climb Mt. Everest? “Go walkabout” in the Australian Outback? Yes? Great! Here’s your chance! Around the World in a Day is a kaleidoscopic tour of Planet Earth that takes kids globe-trotting from New York to Australia and dozens of places in between. Along the way they get to meet famous people and explore famous buildings, explore stunning natural landmarks, and experience intriguing local traditions. From Mt. Fuji to Machu Picchu, from the Forbidden City to the City of Lights, Around the World in a Day gives kids the chance to explore the entire...

Explore The Rainforest                             

Breathe in. Breathe out. Now thank the rainforests of the world. Why? Because that’s where thousands of different animals and plants come together to produce a huge portion of the air we need to survive. And that’s just one of the many reasons why rainforests are such fascinating places to visit and explore. In Explore the Rainforest, you’ll get to do just that: visit the rainforests of the Amazon and journey through them to discover the amazing creatures and plants that call it home. And along the way, you’ll learn how these special places help make earth a home for everyone. For...

An Ocean Adventure                                  

Did you know there’s another planet nearby that anyone can visit? A planet with weird creatures, amazing landscapes, and alien intelligences? It’s true. And that planet is Planet Ocean. In An Ocean Adventure, kids get to visit earth’s oceans and explore that alien world through the fascinating animals and plants that live there. They’ll get to meet ravenous sharks, genius octopuses, and friendly, fun-loving dolphins. They’ll get to experience life in a coral reef, life in a kelp forest, and life in the deepest depths—all by using their imagination. For kids it’s an irresistible...

An Amazing Day At The Zoo                   

Kids—are you up for spending the day with some roaring lions, adorable pandas, hopping kangaroos, and other fascinating animals? Parents, teachers, and homeschoolers—are you looking for engaging, entertaining, and imaginative reading geared to facilitate early learning and foster kids’ interest in the natural world? Then get ready for a trip to the zoo! An Amazing Day at the Zoo whisks readers away on a fun, exciting adventure to the local animal park. On this journey, kids will explore the fascinating world of animals in a book tailored for early learning. They’ll meet lions,...

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Ways iPads can Help Children with Special Needs

Tweet Share When it comes to finding technology to help children with special needs, there are plenty of devices to choose from – if you want to spend thousands of dollars. Many of the assistive devices, software titles, and other technology available to help children with special needs come with a limited audience and a high price tag. With the iPad, schools and parents can access much of the same technology, and more, on a single device for significantly less. Instead of using individual devices to help with communication, daily routines, and behavior,...

Build a Classroom to Empower Kids

  Learning should be fun and engaging, but kids often think it is the opposite. Endless lectures, text-heavy slideshow presentations, and hard-to-understand textbooks do not make it any easier. Rather than boring kids with traditional teaching methods and resources, teachers should seek to empower kids, building a classroom around their needs and interests in an attempt to make learning fun again. Catering to Learning Styles Not all students learn in the same way. English and social studies teachers tend to cater to linguistic and auditory learners, while math and science...

Utilizing iPads in the Digital Classroom

  In 2013, the Los Angeles Unified School District started a program to put an iPad in the hands of every student. Soon after the program’s implementation, headlines broadcasted the program’s failure. Students had the iPads, but they did not know how to use them effectively. In today’s digital classroom, giving students access to technology is not enough. Teachers must also help them discover how to use the technology for learning. Tweet Share In the digital classroom, an iPad should be more than a personal projection screen or handheld gaming device....

Empowering the Next Generation of Scientists through STEM

It is a well-known fact that U.S. students lag significantly behind their international peers when it comes to science and math skills. The 2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) found that the U.S. ranked 7th in fourth-grade science skills and 11th in fourth-grade math. At the 8th grade level, students in the U.S. ranked 9th in eighth-grade math and 10th in 8th grade science. While those numbers may not seem horrible, it is important to note that the rankings take into account overall proficiency, but do not accurately show the low percentages of students...

How to Raise Kids to Be the Next Bill Gates

  With an attorney for a father and a teacher for a mother, it may seem like Bill Gates was destined for success. While his parents certainly had power and influence, Gates was determined not to rely on them to provide for him and instead set out to make his own opportunities. Despite dropping out of Harvard, he started one of largest tech companies in the world and himself became one of the richest men in the world and he did it all himself. Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and...

Using the iPad to Enhance Learning at Home

  When it comes to learning at home, parents often do not have access to the same reserves of textbooks, worksheets, and other learning resources that teachers do. They also may not have time to take kids to museums or engage them in lengthy one-on-one learning experiences every day. What they may have, however, is an iPad and access to a large collection of resources designed specifically with learning in mind. Tweet Share Parents should keep in mind that learning with the iPad should not just be an extension of what children are doing in school. Instead,...

How School Superintendents and Teachers Should Proactively Monitor Bullying

  Bullying has become a hot-button issue in the world of education. With a rash of news stories about students engaging in violence as a result of bullying, even taking their own lives, it’s something schools and teachers should take seriously. However, handling bullying can be tricky. Schools must determine what constitutes as bullying and how to separate the true cases of bullying from occasional name-calling. They must also learn to how to catch bullies who often act in the shadows of the internet and in other ways that ensure their bullying goes undetected. When issues of bullying...

Socratic learning and iPads in the classroom

Socrates was a thinker from ancient times. His theory as a teacher was that asking questions would increase learning. Through questioning, students learn better than they would just by listening to a teacher or reading a book. The fact that students have to get involved in a discussion means that they must know the information in order to ask questions and answer them, too. Many students really enjoy Socratic discussions because they really enjoy talking. Following in the Footstep of Socrates Many of the most famous educational leaders from the 1900s believe that Socratic...

Building a love of reading one book at a time

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Teach Your Kids to Problem Solve

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Enhancing the Classroom Using the iPad

Technology is everywhere. Students’ exposure to technology is pervasive throughout their lives, with almost every aspect of their waking moments tinged with high-tech influences. Schools must acknowledge that fact and take steps to incorporate technology whenever possible to take advantage of students’ interest and aptitude in all things technological. Tweet Share The iPad is one of the best ways to incorporate technology in the classroom. It is portable enough for students to take it with them wherever they go and it is powerful enough to bring the world to...

Touring history with iPads in the classroom

Tweet Share When my principal visited my classroom last spring to ask if I wanted to have a set of iPads in my classroom, I had to say yes. I knew that technology was vital to the success of my students in the present and future; but as someone who had never held an iPad, I was a little scared of my quick answer. I knew they would be helpful for my 5th graders with math, science, and reading, but I had no idea how much fun it would be to study history, too. Potential for Differentiation In my search for history resources, I stumbled upon The Road to Greatness....

Digitize Your School and Empower Your Students – iPads in the classroom

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