What’s up with split infinitives?

theyuniversity:

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Some people make a big fuss about splitting infinitives, but most experts do not. As long as the meaning of your sentence doesn’t change depending on where you place the adverb, you’re fine.

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TL;DR: Split infinitives are no longer viewed as errors.

But because many teachers still think they are incorrect, put the adverb after “to” and the “verb.” Since you won’t be able to change your teacher’s mind, your best move is to do what he or she says (until you move on from that class).

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(Spock doesn’t seem amused that we just busted an age-old grammar myth.)

theeconomist:

Battle scars: see how the first world war changed the shape of Europe with our interactive map

theeconomist:

Battle scars: see how the first world war changed the shape of Europe with our interactive map

Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math?

revolutionizeed:

Many of the math teachers I know have often been the ones that resist change the most.  When my school went 1-to-1 with MacBooks, most of the math department made it a policy that students weren’t even allowed to bring the laptop in the room.  There are so many innovative ways to make math more interactive and student-centered, but often times they don’t attend those trainings at my school.  Maybe it is just something that is happening at my school but I think the learning community could really work on making math teaching better.  I think of Crystal Kirch who created an amazing flipped classroom in the math world and seems to work wonders.  http://flippingwithkirch.blogspot.com/

At the helm

At the helm

Everything that can be invented has been invented.
Charles Holland Duell, United States Commissioner of Patents, 1898-1901

Want to support #education? Donate to Tumblr Teachers’ Classrooms!

positivelypersistentteach:

Dear Tumblrverse,

Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires  more people will see it and more support can be given.   All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!

As the new school year approaches, we are obviously in denial teachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget).  Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby.  Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.

Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies.  In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped.  I am in awe of the teachers in this community.  After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year.  If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist.  If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.   

So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.

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Teachers helping teachers. Click the read more link to see the wishlists

izzykarkoff:

diy:

How to grow an avocado tree from an avocado pit.  For more gardening tips and tricks, check out the Gardener skill.

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izzykarkoff:

diy:

How to grow an avocado tree from an avocado pit.  For more gardening tips and tricks, check out the Gardener skill.

Well…

diy

New Internet speed record blows away Google Fiber

Bento - Learn how to code

This is pretty cool — looks like they compile a collection of tutorials and activities from other sources like codeacademy and various “learn to code” websites. Then they order them according to what knowledge you need to have to do them well. 

ilovecharts:

The US Geological Survey published a global geologic map of Mars this month, based on an unprecedented variety, quality, and quantity of remotely sensed data.
Click through for a larger image. The source is here, with a legend here.

ilovecharts:

The US Geological Survey published a global geologic map of Mars this month, based on an unprecedented variety, quality, and quantity of remotely sensed data.

Click through for a larger image. The source is here, with a legend here.

xysciences:

How a key works.



I could watch this a million times

xysciences:

How a key works.

I could watch this a million times

You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)
All the hardest, coldest people you meet were once as soft as water. And that’s the tragedy of living.
Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You (via hefuckin)

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