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New AT&T plan gives customers 30 months to pay off phones

AT&T has announced a new plan today that will provide customers with an additional option when it comes to purchasing a smartphone. The new plan is called Next 24, and allows customers to pay off their phones in 30 months without having to put any amount down.<p>The other Next plans (12 and 18) will …

Meet the Devs - bytecombo

Welcome back to our Meet the Devs segment! In this piece we take a little time to get to know the people who really make Android what it is today and that is the app developers. In this week’s developer interview, we are talking to Lars Quentmeier of Bytecombo.<p><b>Name:</b> Lars Quentmeier<p><b>Developer Name:</b> …

Illustrations by Mike Lee

Selected illustrations by Mike Lee.<p>Mike Lee was born in 1983 in Placentia, CA. Currently he works and lives in New York City. Below you can see a …

Comics Remove One Letter From Film Titles And Give Them Goofy New Plots

Here's a fun game: remove one letter from a movie's title and then reimagine the movie's plot based on the new title. Artist Austin Light takes the …

What PD Looks Like When Teachers Lead Schools

As schools decide how to better provide professional development opportunities, teachers and administrators alike are considering some of the …

Ryan Announces Harvard Teacher Fellows Program

Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean James Ryan announced today the Harvard Teacher Fellows (HTF) program, an innovative new pathway for Harvard …

Beyond peek-a-boo: Mastering more complex parenting lessons, like teaching empathy

Parents fuss over every detail of early childhood, but as kids grow older, how can teachable moments evolve to cover more complex lessons such as …

Adoption and use of technology in early education: The interplay of extrinsic barriers and teacher attitudes

Resource Type:<p>Reports & Papers<p>Date Issued:<p>November, 2013<p>Description:<p>The increased access to, but continued under-use of, technology in education …

Online Algebra App KnowRe Raises $6.8 Million as Teachers Embrace Math Games

While the science is still out on how (and to what degree) gamification helps elementary and middle school students learn lessons, teachers are increasingly incorporating games into their classroom curriculum. This is particularly true of math games.<p>A recent survey by the Games and Publishing …

Two Basic iPad Apps for Teaching Coding to Kids

November 2, 2014<br>I got an email today from a teacher asking for some basic iPad coding apps to recommend to her kids. Actually I have already reviewed …

Homeschooling While Homesteading

When I look back at a lot of the decisions we’ve made since having children, many of them come back to the home. We chose to try homebirth with our …

Agile Homeschool Update

October 29, 2014 | by: Richard Lawrence<p>Last year, I wrote about how we use an agile approach for homeschool. Since then, we’ve refined our approach. …

Community Question: Homeschool High School Hours

Community Question is a category inspired by you. Here and there readers write in with questions that are better served by the varied, experiential …

Homeschool Survival Lessons Learned

<i>Illustration by Yuta Onoda</i><p>“You ready?”<p>Jack nods. “Which way are we going?”<p>“Away from the creek bank, toward the deeper water,” I say. “Get clear of …

Homeschooled Kids Shouldn't Be Scapegoats for Sandy Hook

Adam Lanza was a deeply troubled boy long before he set foot in Sandy Hook Elementary school. His father knew it. His psychiatrist knew it. His …

Rational Expressions – Rhyme or Reason

Hands On with the Samsung NX1: One Samsung Camera to Rule Them All

Samsung is making a statement with the recently announced NX1, and that statement is, “pros, we’re ready for you.” Up till now, any pros who wanted …

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The lazy girl's guide to home education

<i>Written by contributor Kari Patterson of Sacred Mundane</i><p>A big forest behind our house, lots of free time to read, a garden, science fairs, a …

Google’s New Bookmarking Service, Previously Called Stars, Has Gone Live

Google Stars, the long-rumored bookmarking service from Google, has now publicly launched, but with little fanfare. That Google was working to update its bookmarking service has been known for some time. In May, a developer who had been digging into the service leaked a copy of the “Google Stars” …

Internet traffic jams are widespread in the US, and are probably about to get a lot worse

It's not just Netflix and Comcast that are to blame<p>Earlier this week the research consortium M-Lab released a big report on the way data moves through the guts of our internet infrastructure. It focused on interconnection points, the shared equipment nodes where different networks exchange data so …