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In schools where they are used, iPads are a great motivational tool but also harm concentration, as one study of 6,000 pupils in Canada found. Even the students themselves – more than 99% of them – reported they found the tablet a distraction. As for teachers, just one out of the 302 surveyed didn’t mention distraction as a “major challenge”.

from “Let’s chalk up some rules before iPads enter every classroom”

http://theconversation.com/lets-chalk-up-some-rules-before-ipads-enter-every-classroom-29074

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What’s up with “lay” and “lie”?

theyuniversity:

Few topics in grammar and usage inspires as much dread and confusion as lay vs. lie. This post will allay your fears.

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Need even more examples? Here you go:

  • When I get home, I’m going to lie in the hammock and relax.
  • In which room should I lay the new rug?
  • Yesterday, my dog lay on my lap and took a long nap.
  • Jim has lain on the sofa since noon.
  • Every night, Finn lies on his bed and sleeps inside his sleeping bag.

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girlwithalessonplan:

teachnologies:

An education blogger was fired for teaching students about homophones. Yes, you read that right.
I can’t even. He was fired because his boss thought homophones would associate the school with homosexuality because it has the word “homo” in it. What the actual hell?
You can read the teacher’s account in his blog post here: http://iwritetheblogggs.com/2014/07/24/the-homophones-got-me-a-record-of-a-recent-firing/

What the damn hell?

girlwithalessonplan:

teachnologies:

An education blogger was fired for teaching students about homophones. Yes, you read that right.

I can’t even. He was fired because his boss thought homophones would associate the school with homosexuality because it has the word “homo” in it. What the actual hell?

You can read the teacher’s account in his blog post here: http://iwritetheblogggs.com/2014/07/24/the-homophones-got-me-a-record-of-a-recent-firing/

What the damn hell?