Top 3 Education Articles of the Week | Fitness, iPads and Skype

Here are some of the informational and educational articles that caught my attention this week. These articles discuss the tips and expectations of first year teachers, charter schools and longer school years, and the use of a garden to motivate students to lead healthier lives. The articles highlight some of the upcoming changes and updates that are occurring in many schools across the country.


Physical education teacher works to keep students in shape, prevent childhood obesity – High school physical education teacher is helping get students into shape and learn principles of a healthy lifestyle. He hopes he can help them make wise decisions and steer them away from obesity and other health related issues.

Traditional Textbooks History in Henry County Classroom – Many schools are starting to trade traditional textbooks for interactive lessons, like ones on the iPad. With pictures and videos, they can have a more interactive way of learning the same lessons as well as finding more ways to learn.

Skype with Facebook integration and group video calling – Skype for Windows has now integrated the Facebook news feed into the Skype phonebook to help users stay connected to people. Voice calling, messaging, and even group video calling is now easier to do. You can see Facebook news feeds in your Skype, synching both programs together.

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