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The Met Just Put 375,000 Artworks In The Public Domain For Unrestricted Use

On Tuesday morning, one of New York’s most prestigious art havens announced that it will place 375,000 images of its artworks in the public domain, allowing for free and unrestricted use of the collection. The works will now be licensed under Creative Commons, an American non-profit organization …

Museums

Tossing Professional Development: New Ways to Talk About Teacher Learning

To truly support teachers in their efforts to improve student learning, maybe we need to stop doing professional development.

Pedagogy

Tech to empower your classroom

Back when I was at school, a technologically-advanced lesson meant successfully showing a video clip from a little site called YouTube on a PowerPoint slide. Suffice to say, a lot has changed since then.<p>In recent years, there’s been a proliferation of tech-savviness in the classroom. In my day, we …

Education Technology

Former Teacher Builds A Multimillion-Dollar Global Business 'Engineering For Kids'

<b>Part of the series “Women, Leadership and Vision”</b><p>Recent research has explored this important question: In an era when women are increasingly prominent in medicine, law, and business, why are there so few female scientists and engineers? Compelling evidence suggests there are key environmental and …

High School

Gadgets news, reviews, photos and video - Pocket-lint

29 March 2018<p>That phone in your hand, the computer at your desk, the CDs and DVDs on your shelf. All of them use or are various data storage mediums …

Gear & Gadgets

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

Raspberry Pi Book Scanner Created By Jonathon Duerig

Using the awesome and powerful Raspberry Pi 2 mini PC Jonathon Duerig has created an automated book scanner allowing you to easily transform those …

Layla Block wrote a new post, Beyond Lurking..., on the site My Coetail Learning Experience

I have to admit that making the decision to do Coetail was challenging. I was excited about the idea of learning something new but was not sure if it …

Learning

People who don't spend 5 hours a week online learning will make themselves obsolete, says AT&T CEO

Faced with competition from not just from Verizon and Sprint, but also Google and Amazon, the telecommunications giant is working aggressively to make sure its employees catch up and get ahead of the changing technology of the times.<p>Its CEO and Chairman, Randall Stephenson, isn't afraid to mince …

Employment

24 Websites to Offer Coding at School

<i>This piece was co-authored with Rachel Paulter, marketer at Chalk.com.</i><p>Computer science (CS) education faces a crisis. The White House calls computer science "an economic and social imperative for the next generation of American students." Yet only 1 in 4 elementary and high schools teach …

Computer Science

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Sweet Vintage Space Posters

This beautiful calendar was intended for internal use, but you can download it in high resolution for free.<p>Just like every other kid interested in the cosmos, my childhood bedroom ceiling was covered in luminous stars and planets. If the light had just turned, they'd burn on; I spent my nights …

Posters

The internet's barrage of images is changing how we think

Facebook / YouTube Twenty-four percent of U.S. teens say they're online "almost constantly." Now much of that time, it seems, is spent incessantly compiling and navigating vast collections and streams of images.<p>In a 2014 survey, the photo sharing app Instagram supplanted Twitter as the social media …

Social Media

Give your students a Quip

We all love Google Docs for teaching. But here are some reasons why you should also consider Quip for your teaching:<p><b>Half text editor/half chat app.</b></i> …

Software

Drones Can Be Fun—and Educational

It’s my job this year to answer questions like the one above. As a teacher on special assignment currently serving as curriculum coordinator for my …

Teaching

10 Must-Download Google Add-Ons for Google Chrome

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Google Chrome

Books To Read While You Wait For George R.R. Martin To Finish 'GoT'

George R.R. Martin recently ‘fessed up that the final installment of <i>Game of Thrones</i> won’t be done anytime soon -- or at least not quickly enough to please his ravenous fans, whose love for him has proven to have limits.<p>If you’re of the hungrier and hungrier population of readers who <i>just can’t wait</i> …

Books

New York Public Library Makes 180,000 High-Res Images Available Online

Forget journeys into the stacks or stints at a library scanner: For more and more of the New York Public Library's collections, access is just a click away.<p>On Wednesday, the library released more than 180,000 of its public-domain items — including maps, posters, manuscripts, sheet music, drawings, …

Genealogy

Build a Retro Gaming Console with Raspberry Pi

Nostalgic for Atari, Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and arcade games? With RetroPie, a software that organizes all your games into one easy-to-navigate place, a Raspberry Pi, and a USB gaming controller you can be playing the classics in less than an hour.<p>The RetroPie software builds off of the Emulation …

The awesome way teachers are using Lego blocks to teach fractions

In a blog post for Scholastic, teacher Alycia Zimmerman breaks down the many cool ways she uses Legos to help her students understand a variety of math concepts.<p>Because of the range of block sizes and the intuitiveness of the stud pattern, Legos can be used to teach everything from square roots to …

Lego

The science of learning: five classic studies

Want to know how to learn better? Here’s what psychologists have discovered about the mental processes involved<p>A few classic studies help to define the way we think about the science of learning. A classic study isn’t classic just because it uncovered a new fact, but because it neatly demonstrates …

Declarative

Journey of a Lifelong Learner

Khalasna akheeran, we’re finally finished, and it feels amazing! This journey through COETAIL has been truly remarkable. I have grown as a …

screen thinking – by lindsey kundel

When implementing passion projects, the most important lesson I’ve learned (and want to share with you) is that students must be free to learn…and …

Trials with Technology

Posted on December 12, 2016 by<p>flickr photo by sylviaduckworth https://flickr.com/photos/sylviaduckworth/16348499401 shared under a Creative Commons …

Art41 Transformations | Mixing Paints With Pixels

<b>The goal of this post:</b><p>“Provide documented evidence of ongoing, back-and-forth communication. This reflection should include your participation in …

The Role of Technology in Education

Jun 6 2016<p>It is hard to believe that Course 4 is already over. Throughout this part of the course I have been reflecting on two main ideas that I …

Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection - en

Foreword and Acknowledgements<p>Executive Summary<p>Reader's Guide<p>How Students' Use of Computers has Evolved in Recent Years<p>Integrating Information and …

Ed-Tech Might Make Things Worse… Now What?

The OECD released a “first-of-its-kind” report earlier this week on computers and education, eliciting — as all of its PISA-related reports tend to …

Do You Know What Your Toddler Is Watching On YouTube?

Comprehending Internet’s Haze<p><b>Words by</b> <b>Vikram Babu</b><b><br>Animations by</b> <b>Laurent Hrybyk</b><p>“As for children, we are all responsible for creating the conditions of …

3 New Important Google Classroom Features for Teachers

August 24, 2015<br>Google Classroom announced today the release of a bunch of interesting features to boost your Classroom productivity during this new …

Education Technology