Dana Harkins

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Which Programming Language Should I Learn First?

Learning a programming language is difficult, but with this infographic you'll at least be able to get a decent idea of what you're getting into!

The Age of the Introvert Entrepreneur | Inc.com

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be an extrovert in order to be a successful entrepreneur.<p>Don't believe me?<p>Take a look at the huge amount of successful entrepreneurs that people talk about every day. Zuckerberg. Ev Williams. Kevin Systrom. David Karp. If those names aren't familiar to …

Social Media

8 Great TED Talks to Watch with Your Kids

February 19, 2015<br>Looking for some TED talks to inspire young minds? The list below contains some wonderful talks to watch with your kids. The talks …

6 Reasons Why You'll Know It's Time to Move Overseas

How many times have you said you're going to do something but change your mind at the last minute? It might be a spontaneous pledge, a throw-away comment or spur-of-the-moment remark but the result is usually the same.<p>Because taking a leap of faith is <i>hard,</i> particularly when it means life might …

Positive Thinking

45 Pieces Of Advice For Falling In Love This Year

<b>1.</b> Do not ask for anyone’s approval or permission.<p><b>2.</b> When you realize you’re in love with someone, tell them.<p><b>3.</b> Forget about playing games.<p><b>4.</b> Ignore …

MacTrast Deals: The Pay What You Want: Back-End Developer Course Bundle

Here’s your chance to learn all about developing in the most popular web development languages, and donate to one of three amazing charities while …

Programming

Two Great Lego Tools to Enhance Students Creative Thinking (Work on Chromebooks too)

January 16, 2015<br>Below are two useful apps that allow students to engage in creative activities through building and experimenting with Lego …

13 Rules for Being Alone and Being Happy About It

As you read this, I'm flying back to The U.S. from China. Alone. While I was there, I ran a marathon. Alone. I stayed in a hotel room alone (mostly). I wandered around Beijing alone. I sat down to eat at the local restaurants alone.<p>This is normal for me.<p>Sometimes, people ask, "Tyler, wouldn't you …

Happiness

Edtech Funding Soars To Nearly $2 Billion

It was a banner year for education investing.<p>In December education startup Clever raised $30 million in funding, capping a record year for the industry as a slew of education-technology companies drove investment in the space to new heights.<p>Education venture and equity financing increased 55% to …

Education Technology

How Children Fail: angry lessons from failures to teach

Earlier this week, I blogged a review of John Holt's classic book on "unschooling," "How Children Learn, promising that my next read would be the …

Another look at my programming language arsenal

Around eight years ago, I wrote a post in this blog called My current programming language arsenal, in which I summarized my main toolbox of …

Programming

4 Things Death Teaches Us About Life

Photo by Fred Moore<p><b>"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have always imagined." -- Henry David Thoreau</b><p>"No, there have been four deaths," my mom's husband corrected me. "Your cousin's mom died yesterday." Talk about a grim way to start off the New Year. The man who lived …

Positive Thinking

A Top 10 List of Southern Africa's Best Destinations

01 of 10<p>Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and Zambia<p>Known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, or The Smoke That Thunders, Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the …

Duolingo For Schools Is Free, And It May Change The EdTech Market

Duolingo for schools offers a window into the future of education technology. It shows us how interactive digital technologies can be used to create a more equitable educational landscape, not just in the U.S., but globally. It reminds us why we all bought into these networked technologies in the …

Language Learning

Learners, Teachers, and Technology: Personalization in 2015 and Beyond

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Kristen DiCerbo, Pearson. Kristen DiCerbo, Pearson<p>Many key questions about learning in the classroom can be boiled down to, …

What Seemed Like the Worst Year Ever Taught Me The Biggest Life Lesson

I am a stereotypical type A personality with a high level of perfectionism mixed in. 2014 taught me the biggest life lesson I could ever ask for.<p>I had a year of unexpected heartbreak. It was filled with extreme highs and lows that I have never experienced before. Nothing that could ever be planned …

Stereotypes

30 Things I Accomplished Before Turning 30

In less than 30 days from now I will be turning 30 years old. Many people don't want to talk about that "old age," but I'm feeling really good about my 30s, what's to come, what I'm going to create and how I'm going to take ownership of my life. Age is just a number in my book and I'm ready to …

Dining Rooms

11 Traits of Effective Teachers

January 2, 2015 <br>I am not sure if you have already read it or not but this is one of the most popular posts by Edutopia in 2014."11 Habits of An …

Teachers Easy Guide to Creating Quiz Shows on Google Drive

January 3, 2015<br>Flippity is a powerful web tool that you can use with Google Spreadsheets to perform a variety of tasks. In the last post we published …

How Brazil is improving education

Last month saw the release of the latest annual Survey of ICT use in Brazilian Schools. Now in its fourth year, this initiative from Brazil’s Center …

Ed Tech Digest

In another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I’m starting this weekly “Ed Tech Digest” post where I’ll …

Education Technology

Over 260 MOOCs Are Now Available for Your Professional Development

January 3, 2015<br>Open Culture has just released a new list of more than 260 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)that will take place during this month. …

Education Technology

Stumbling on Happiness: why we suck at being happy

Daniel Gilbert's Stumbling on Happiness is one of those pop-science books that delivers a serious <i>a-ha</i> punch at least once a chapter, a little insight …

Top 10 Sites/Apps for a Flipped Classroom

A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time for guided …

The EdTech Trends To Look Out For In 2015

For many educators, technology is now a key tool in their practice, and in some cases even shapes the way they teach. So I thought it would be useful to round up some of the key trends in educational technology to look out for in 2015.<p><b>PERSONALIZATION</b><p>Greater availability of data and the use of …

Education Technology