April Stephen

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Uzbekistan’s Secret Underground: A Photo Ban Lifted After 41 Years

After a longtime ban on photographing the Tashkent Metro was lifted this summer, I went underground to reveal the art, architecture, and …

Radio Free Europe

10+ ways to use Flipgrid’s newest features in the classroom

For many students, video is just part of the way they speak. Snapchat. Instagram. YouTube. For many of them, they think in terms of sharing socially. …

Education Technology

Who's paying for LeBron James' new I Promise school? LeBron or Akron Public Schools?

CLEVELAND, Ohio - You wouldn't know from all the national coverage that LeBron James isn't paying for everything at his new I Promise School in Akron.<p>…

Lebron James

This Map Shows America’s At-Risk Youth Live in the South and West

Washington D.C., Louisiana, and Mississippi should be concerned.<p>The kids are not alright. Studies suggest 11 percent of Americans between the ages of …

WalletHub

Sold: A Rare Copy of Ada Lovelace’s Groundbreaking Computer Algorithm

In 1843, an anonymous English author translated an Italian paper about a theoretical computing machine, adding detailed notes and observations about …

Mathematics

Can I Have Your Attention, Please? Here Are the Best Books You Can Snag For FREE on Amazon

If you're a voracious reader like me, you're likely never without a book in your back pocket (or backpack, in my case). As soon as I've closed the cover on one novel, I'm immediately picking up another to take its place. To be honest, this aggressive appetite for reading can be a blessing and a …

Books

There’s a handy way for “non-math people” to learn math

We are all math people. No, really. We just don’t all know it.<p>There’s a false divide between artsy types and the mathematically inclined, and creative teachers are trying to unite us all with a more holistic understanding. “What professional mathematicians think of as mathematics is entirely …

These Are 20 Of The Highest Rated Books on Goodreads

What are the highest rated books on Goodreads? The answer is harder to come by than you might expect.Why Is It So Hard To Find The Highest Rated …

15 All-Inclusive Resorts That Literally No One in Your Family Will Complain About

All-inclusive resorts are irrefutably the best way to go when it comes to stress-free family vacations. Not only will you be free from the annoyance of budgeting for food and activities, but you'll also be provided with so many food and activity options that even the pickiest and most fidgety of …

The 9 Best Boutique Hotels to Book in Paris in 2018

Ah, Paris. The beautiful City of Love's siren call is heard not only by honeymooners, but families, friends, fashionistas and foodies the world …

New charter school will let students direct their learning

<b>ST. LOUIS •</b> Two St. Louis millennials say they see a big problem in American schools — they look like factories from the Industrial Revolution.<p>In …

10 Unforgettable European Vacations Under $400

Go slightly farther east than the typical tourist locations for incredible European destinations that won’t break the bank—but will introduce you to …

Why it matters if we become innumerate

Why can’t we just let our mobiles and tablets take the strain when it comes to numbers?<p>Are you a numbers person?<p>Before you click away, horrified at the thought of pleasure-reading about maths, pause.<p>For most of us, basic mathematics is something we successfully use all day long, at home and at …

3 FREE online teacher conferences you don’t want to miss

Free professional development. Great presenters. Interesting, idea-packed presentations. All on your time, whenever and wherever you want. Sound …

Faces of the American Revolution

Peter Mackintosh, daguerreotype. Peter Mackintosh was a 16-year-old apprentice blacksmith in Boston working in the shop<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Courtesy of …

Ten New Google and Microsoft EDU Features to Try

The annual ISTE conference was held last week. It is during this conference that the biggest brands in field of educational technology, and …

The American Revolution Was Just One Battlefront in a Huge World War

When Americans think of world wars, they picture 20th-century scenes—the blood-drenched trenches at the Battle of the Somme where a million men were …

Books for thinking deeply about online and digital learning

The notion of summer as a three-month break for the higher education world may be outdated. But summer remains a time to take stock while at least …

You can book a "daycation" in hotels to avail of their leisure and relaxation facilities

Those who save on holiday costs by booking cheaper accommodation options like Airbnb can still avail of the comforts of hotel amenities. This can be facilitated through services that allow you to book hotels during the day. It also works for travellers looking to relax or work out after an …

AmeriCorps ‘volunteers’ in Denver schools were district employees, investigation finds

The AmeriCorps program in Denver Public Schools has been terminated after an investigation found the district broke rules by recruiting its own …

Three Ways to Use Flipgrid Now That All Features are Free

In case you missed it last week, Flipgrid was acquired by Microsoft. Microsoft then made all of the premium features of Flipgrid available for free …

Education Technology

Airfare Study Claims This Is Exactly How Far In Advance You Should Book Your Flights

<i>This story originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com.</i><p>CheapAir.com announced the results of its annual airfare study on Wednesday, analyzing 917 …

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books

Why is the derivative of a circle's area its perimeter (and similarly for spheres)?

When differentiated with respect to $r$, the derivative of $\pi r^2$ is $2 \pi r$, which is the circumference of a circle.<p>Similarly, when the formula …

12 incredibly useful travel apps you didn't know about until now

Have smartphone, will travel. Nowadays, your phone may operate in many different countries, or you can easily stick a SIM card into the slot and pick up a local data plan. Another option is to keep your phone off and only use Wi-Fi whenever you find it. In short, your phone is still useful when you …

Chamber of Commerce

12 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk has said that reading a variety of books — from epic works of fantasy like the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to complex how-to books on building rockets — is crucial to his …

Elon Musk

20 Questions To Reflect On Your Teaching This Year So Next Year Is Better

20 Questions To Reflect On Your Teaching This Year So Next Year Is Better by Terry Heick I don’t know how your school year is going and/or ‘went’ …

17 Movies Streaming On Amazon Prime With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

If you're in the mood for a really good movie — like, highly rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes — then boy is this a list for you. Even better, these …

50 Honeymoon Hotels by State: Honeymoon-Worthy Hotels In Every State

You don't have to travel far for a dream honeymoon destination. See the best honeymoon hotels by state.

Making Math Visual

A few days ago I had the priviledge of presenting at MAC2 to a group of teachers in Orillia on the topic of “Making Math Visual”. If interested, here …