David Claivaz

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4 Easy Tips and Tricks for Creating Visually Engaging Rubrics

In addition, here are some tips and tricks to help you make the most use out of this sample rubric template.<p>Rubric Design Tips and Tricks<p>Form follows …

UI Design

If you have a great idea for an app, learning to code through this course can help bring it to life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Chances are you use apps everyday. Facebook or WhatsApp to keep in contact with friends and family, …

Apps

Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future

The Classroom of the Future<p>The Physical Space<p>The days of classrooms where a teacher desk sits at the front of the classroom and students’ desks are …

Medium Takes Aim at WordPress With a New Way to Power Websites

Medium is launching a set of tools to help publications publish and make money on the web. Dubbed Medium for Publishers, the WordPress competitor …

50 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom!

Pinterest<p>50 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom<p>Check out this list of 50 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom!<p>Did you know …

Education Technology

This Website Shows You Which Scenes in Movies Based on a True Story Are Actually True

Films that are “based on a true story” obviously take some liberties with the truth. They have to be interesting! But have you ever wondered which …

Do kids learn more when they trade in composition books for iPads?

<b>One winter morning</b>, Spark Matsunaga Elementary School teacher Greta Fitch asks her fourth-graders to consider the world outside their door — specifically, the businesses that line their suburban streets. What sorts of stores and services and restaurants are there? Is anything missing?<p>On each desk …

Teaching

How do we learn to read?

A critical review of Reading Recovery in New South Wales schools has ignited a broader debate about the teaching of reading. Literacy expert Kevin …

Teaching

Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents

<b>Creating An iPad Workflow For Teachers, Students, And Parents</b><p>Using tablets in the classroom–whether iPads, Androids, or surging Windows devices–is …

Education Technology

Secret Teacher: parents, stop undermining us in front of your children

We want your children to succeed as much as you do. When you undercut us, it not only upsets us but we have to work even harder to regain students’ respect<p>I left school crying recently after parents’ evening. But it wasn’t a student who reduced me to tears – it was her mother.<p>I had just finished …

Teaching

KQED

The first few days of school are a vital time to set the right tone for the rest of the year. Many teachers focus on important things like getting to …

Here's How Your Dog Really Feels About You, According To Science

Image: Yaisin Bulut via Getty Images<p>Let’s talk about puppy love. Not youthful romance, but the love between a person and his or her pooch. As every dog lover knows, canine companions make for some of the best friends we could wish for. They play with us, cuddle with us, listen to us and make us …

The Brain

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …

American Philosophy

Bing reveals its most searched terms of 2015

Can you remember what was big on the internet in 2015? You'd think Kim Kardashian and Kanye would be up the top — but one of these celebrities isn't …

Kylie Jenner

Why Teach English?

Whence, and where, and why the English major? The subject is in every mouth—or, at least, is getting kicked around agitatedly in columns and reviews and Op-Ed pieces. The English major is vanishing from our colleges as the Latin prerequisite vanished before it, we’re told, a dying choice bound to a …

Books

Learn the Basics About How to Use Flipboard

Flipboard is your all-the-time-place for the stories you care about. So how does it work?<p>Get know our most essential features:<p><b>Follow</b> your favorite topics, publications, and social feeds to populate the <b>For You</b> home feed <b></b>(previously known as Cover Stories).• <b><br>Flip</b> the articles that matter to you into</b> …

3D printer for kids looks like a helmet, cheaper than an iPhone

While popular among designers, the commercial 3D printer space has, so far, failed to capture much mainstream attention and instead seems to occupy a …

3D Printing

Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

The world might eventually have to shift its reliance on Wi-Fi to Li-Fi, an alternative technology that scientists say can reach speeds of 1 Gbps in …

Welcome to the Big Screen: Making Flipboard Your Homepage

Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from squinting over our mobile devices and enjoy the spaciousness our desktop monitors afford.<p>When you launch your desktop browser, you can change your homepage to open up to whatever you like: your favorite search engine, your email, one of your social networks …

Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill?

A question that will plague the autonomous car industry<p>In philosophy, there’s an ethical question called the trolley problem. If you had to push one large person in front of a moving trolley to save a group of people on the tracks, would you? This abstract idea has taken hold in programming …

Autonomous Vehicle

Obama on liberal college students who want to be "coddled": "That’s not the way we learn"

DES MOINES, Iowa — People concerned about liberal political correctness on college campuses have a powerful ally: President Obama.<p>At a town hall here on college affordability on Monday afternoon, one student asked Obama to respond to Republican presidential contender Ben Carson's proposal to cut …

College & University

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

Literature

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

A white man was named one of 2015’s best poets for a poem he wrote with a Chinese pen name

A poem deemed one of the best of the year in the US has a rather surprising backstory. “The Bees, the Flowers, Jesus, Ancient Tigers, Poseidon, Adam and Eve,” which appears in <i>The Best American Poetry 2015</i> under the name Yi-Fen Chou, is actually the work of Michael Derrick Hudson, a white man from …

Literature

10 popular grammar myths debunked by a Harvard linguist

It's why many teachers ingrain in their students a combination of white lies and formal habits that are meant to keep their writing focused but aren't actually based on rules of the English language.<p>As the students grow into adults, these habits result in plenty of incorrectly worded but …

Language

INFOGRAPHIC: The 69 Rules of Punctuation

Snoots, rejoice! This handy infographic from Curtis Newbold (view here to enlarge) reduces the rules of proper punctuation to a series of color-coded …

Infographics

Mom’s Home

The mysteries of “Whistler’s Mother.”<p>A couple of weeks ago, I visited two mothers in Massachusetts. One was my own, Charlene, who lives in a retirement home in Lenox. The other was the black-clad lady portrayed in “Whistler’s Mother”—the popular name of the masterpiece that James Abbott McNeill …

Art

She's Changing the Way Our Kids Surf the Web

The Internet is a behemoth, and it's growing every day. So how is a child to make sense of it all? How can she find what she needs as she writes, say, a school report on the solar system?<p>Dr. Eleni Miltsakaki is trying to help.<p>Her company, Choosito, analyzes the "linguistic content of every website …

University of Pennsylvania