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To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, …

The Most Romantic Destination in Every State

1 of 52<p><i>RELATED</i>: 20 Beautiful Beach Views From Around The World<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 52<p>Alabama — Cheaha State Park<p>3 of 52<p>Alaska — Mendenhall Ice …

From braille to Be My Eyes – there's a revolution happening in tech for the blind

Apps are linking visually impaired people to sighted volunteers as assistive technology enters a new era of connectivity<p>“Connected to other part,” my iPhone says to me as I stand somewhere in London’s Soho, trying to decipher the letter on the top of a bus stop.<p>“Hello?” says an American woman, …

Boston Marathon

How to Successfully Grow Succulents and Cacti: A Field Guide for Planting, Care, and Design on Gardenista

Succulents<p>10 Easy Pieces: Best Succulents<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>Stone<p>Rehab Diary: A Garden Makeover for a Ranch-Style House in Oregon<p>by Sarah …

How The SAMR Model Can Be Used A Framework For Education 3.0

<b>How The SAMR Model Can Be Used A Framework For Education 3.0</b><p>by <b>Dr. Jackie Gerstein</b><p><i>Bring Dr. Gerstein to your school or district for professional</i> …

Education Technology

This Street Artist Turned A Church Into A Skate Park, Now He’s Tackling Trump

Street artist Okuda San Miguel, knew that the Spanish church was special the minute he saw it. And from that first moment, it became his passion project. He just had to do something spectacular with it.<p>Originally built in 1912, the Church of Santa Barbara in Llanera, Spain had fallen into …

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How can inclusive design create a welcoming workplace?

<b>How many of your colleagues that you work with on a daily basis have a disability? Chances are it’s more than you think.</b><p>As many as one in three …

Is the Bar Too Low for Special Education?

The Supreme Court is poised to decide the quality of instruction public schools must provide students with disabilities—a question that could get even thornier under the Trump administration.<p>In fourth grade, Drew’s behavioral problems in school grew worse. Gripped by extreme fears of flies, spills, …

Education

Infant Brains Reveal How the Mind Gets Built

Is the brain a blank slate, or is it wired from birth to understand the world? An ambitious new study put infants into an MRI machine to reveal a …

Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

There's new evidence that excessive screen time early in life can change the circuits in a growing brain.<p>Scientists disagree, though, about whether those changes are helpful, or just cause problems. Both views emerged during the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego this week.<p>The debate …

The Brain

Shortcut Labs FlicSingle Smart Button review: The best smart light switch might be a button - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The FlicLights Smart Button is affordable, well-designed and has a lot of power packed into a small body.<p><b>The Bad</b> The button is tied to your phone, so the app always needs to be running and the phone always needs to be nearby.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> For the price of $20, the FlicLights Smart Button …

The Difficulties of Dating with a Disability

Online dating isn't easy for anyone, but it can be especially tough for those of us with disabilities.<p><i>Spencer Williams is a 25-year-old music aficionado and occasional radio broadcaster with the University of British Columbia's campus radio station. He also has a physical disorder called cerebral</i> …

Tech companies don’t want to talk about the lack of disability diversity reporting

“Would you mind having an off-the-record conversation about your questions? Is that Ok?” said the PR rep at a leading publicly listed technology company. “Err… sure,” I replied, more than a little puzzled.<p>The questions  —  which I put to Intel, Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Slack, Google, and …

Rock photographer Michael Zagaris tells the stories behind his most famous shots

Music,Photography,Art and design,Culture,The Rolling Stones,The Who,Patti Smith,Etta James,Led Zeppelin,California,Eric Clapton,Rod Stewart,US news<p>The man behind some of the most celebrated pictures of the Who, the Rolling Stones and Etta James talks about documenting an era of music<p>From Jim …

Photography

Why does my 4-year-old insist on doing things at such a maddeningly slow pace?

By Meghan Leahy<p><i>Q: I have a 4-year-old who moves at a snail’s pace while doing routine things (getting dressed, getting in the car, getting out of the car, putting on shoes). I request, I encourage, I plead, I demand, I reward — but nothing changes. She goes at her own pace when it’s an everyday</i> …

Top 10 Chrome Extensions to Boost your Productivity

Today we bring you some best Chrome Extensions to boost your Productivity. WE already published some interesting articles related to productivity …

Google

10 Artists Who Use Animation to Create Tattoos in Motion

Motion is a concept that has intrigued even the earliest humans. A bowl dating back 5,200 years was found during the 1970s in Iran’s Burnt City. On …

Body Art

Awesome Art Picks: Daredevil, Harley Quinn, Spider-Gwen, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

A room-by-room guide to choosing crystals for your home

Crystals aren’t just a way to make your bedroom Instagram-level dreamy—some believe they’re also capable of transforming the energy and mood of your …

Awesome Art Picks: Harley Quinn, Black Cat, Wonder Woman, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Harley Quinn

7 Houseplants That Purify The Air (And Are Nearly Impossible To Kill)

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans spend an estimated 90 percent of their time indoors. Shocking, right?<p>Even more surprising …

Try to spot what's real in this Instagram artist's incredible optical illusions

The Korean artist, who refers to herself as a "visual illusion artist," is rapidly gaining fame for her Instagram photos and videos, which are at once confusing, trippy, and altogether very cool. At last count, Yoon had 72.7k Instagram followers.<p>Yoon uses her face and hands to create optical …

Art

17 Travel Skills Every Twentysomething Should Know

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The 10 Least Visited Countries in Europe, and Why You Should Visit Them All

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Some dwarf in comparison to their gargantuan neighbors, others are still branded with a scarlet letter thanks to past global conflicts and none can compete with France's food scene, England's charms or Italy's gorgeous coastline, but nevertheless you …

The Best Writing App Ever Just Came To iOS

For almost a decade, Scrivener has been helping writers tame their untameable manuscripts. Now it’s been perfectly adapted to mobile.<p>A vintage typewriter, a beautiful fountain pen, a distraction-free writing app, or a ridiculously expensive e-ink word processor. Writing is hard, which is why …

Patt Morrison asks: 'The Left Hand of Darkness' author Ursula K. Le Guin

Comic-Con, that massive San Diego convention that spawned an international franchise for fans of sci fi and fantasy comics, films, television and genre books, began in 1970, in the basement of a San Diego hotel. The year before, the singular writer Ursula K. Le Guin had already published the best …

Literature

Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions

The brain looks like a featureless expanse of folds and bulges, but it’s actually carved up into invisible territories. Each is specialized: Some groups of neurons become active when we recognize faces, others when we read, others when we raise our hands.<p>On Wednesday, in what many experts are …

The Brain