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Canada has long been known for its inclusive nature and its diverse population, but minorities in the country still struggled to earn their place as they did in other countries, including the United States. The idea of devoting a specific period of time to exploring black culture and history in Canada was implemented in 1926, but February officially became Black History Month in 1976. This month is now dedicated to exploring the lives of influential

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For many adults today, kindergarten memories conjure up images of play time with friends, arts and crafts, and perhaps even a nap on a carpet square surrounded by their classmates. Today's kindergarten students will likely grow up with a different memory of their first classroom experience. While reminiscing, they may see themselves sitting at tables with their classmates, getting instructions from the teacher, and working tirelessly in order to learn to read as early as

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Are you looking for a new way to teach your students geography? Opening an atlas isn’t the same as exploring the 3D world an app offers. Check out our list of 10 apps that will strengthen your students’ map reading skills and knowledge of countries, capitals, and cultures!   Atlas 2016 – Android & iOS (Free) – Recommended for Children Ages 4+ (Everyone) Atlas 2016 provides up-to-date world maps. Users view full-screen maps using pinch

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Recently in our technology series, we discussed using iPad apps to help developmentally disabled students transition to a workplace. Examining that use of technology showed a resounding benefit to the students. They were able to be more independent at work and in their lives with the help of technology. Now, we’re going to shift populations and see if there is a benefit to students if higher education courses incorporate technology. We have technology spreading through all parts

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Students learn and process information in different ways. That’s why there are various approaches that can be taken to motivate students in the classroom. What encourages one student might not work for another and that’s why it’s important to understand different types of student motivation and how they work. Authors Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia, Erika A. Aptall and Reinhard Pekrun review existing research on student motivation and emotion in their paper Adaptive motivation and Emotion in Education:

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We all seem to be constantly exploring the use of technology in education. Whether we are educators, administrators, or support, technology and its impact on student learning seems to be perpetually on our minds. Just in the month of January, we’ve discussed 10 Math Apps and Deciding What Apps to Use in the Classroom. If we go back to December and November, we’ll find even more articles about technology in the classroom. As new technologies are incorporated in the

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Want to learn more about adaptive learning and how it can impact your teaching and your students' learning? Follow along with our latest video series to hear from McGraw-Hill Education first hand on how adaptive learning can impact your classroom. In this first video, learn about our philosophy on adaptive learning. Eager to learn more? Download a free copy of our eBook below: Unlocking Potential: An Insider's Guide to Adaptive Learning.

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Instructors and professors who are teaching students in a university lecture hall or a college classroom need to do more than just provide students with the facts and figures to know for a particular subject. Rather, their role is to instill in their students an ability to learn the material on their own and remain self-motivated throughout the rest of their college careers. Many educational professionals who work in higher education apply the theory of

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McGraw-Hill Education is pleased to announce the official launch of our newest teaching and learning platform: Connect2. Available for the higher education market, Connect2 takes a new approach to building, managing and delivering a course. McGraw-Hill has been working to develop Connect2 over the last two years. Our goal was to create a course solution that would help save instructors time and give them more control over content, course design and the student experience. Easy-to-Use

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Educational professionals today are not strangers to data collection and analysis within their classrooms. Whether you are a teacher in an elementary classroom or a professor in a university lecture hall, you likely spend endless hours poring over the data you have collected and attempting to use that data in order to improve the overall student experience within your class. While self-study is an important component of managing your classroom effectively and reaching your teaching

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