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Globalization’s first wave wasn’t all positive

150 years ago, the steamship made international trade possible for many countries. Only a few countries benefited from this first wave of …

Google is making fake human skin to test its cancer-detecting nanoparticles

Last October, Google announced that it was working on magnetic nanoparticles that would seek out cancer cells in the bloodstream and report back to a smart wristband. Now, if this didn't sound bizarre enough, it turns out the search giant is also using synthetic skin to develop the technology.<p>the …

Middle-aged heavy drinkers put themselves at risk of stroke

Doctors have long known that heavy alcohol consumption increases the risk of stroke, but new research suggests that it's even more of a factor in middle-age than previously thought. A study published in the journal <i>Stroke</i>this week says that consuming more than two alcoholic drinks a day on average …

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

Bill Gates Fears A.I., But A.I. Researchers Know Better

The general obsession with superintelligence is only getting bigger, and dumber<p>Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Bill Gates to the A.I. panic of 2015.<p>During an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit this past Wednesday, a user by the name of beastcoin asked the founder of Microsoft a rather …

Discovery of Big Bang's Gravitational Waves Goes Bust, Due to Dust

Starstruck<p>A leaked analysis suggests that findings of gravitational waves from the big bang were illusory.<p>Back to the drawing board for how the big bang first went bang. Intergalactic dust has doomed last year's celebrated observations of gravitational ripples from the first moments of creation, …

Gravitational Waves

OneNote for teachers—training, lesson plans and new languages for Class Notebook Creator - Microsoft 365 Blog

As developers of OneNote and the OneNote Class Notebook Creator, we realize that creating exciting products is only the first step towards to making …

Can good teaching prevent disruption? — Joanne Jacobs

Worried about high suspension rates for black students, San Francisco public schools no longer suspend students for “willful defiance.”<p>Mission High …

Teaching

Ofsted needs to stop playing God with our schools

The inspectors have the power of life and death over schools, but there is no realistic appeal against their judgments<p>For those who think our education system is getting better, there was a crumb of comfort in yesterday’s confirmation that only the first grade a pupil achieves in a GCSE counts …

What a Classroom Looks Like for Teachers and Students After Flipping

<i>By guest blogger Swaroop Raju, co-founder of eduCanon</i><p>Flipping your classroom is not just about the videos. Often the discussion surrounding the …

Teaching

Standards in schools matter more than league table positions

Parents, pupils and teachers were all let down by a system which incentivised schools to put league tables - not pupils - first<p>When this Government took office in 2010, we found an education system that had lost its way. Far too many young people were leaving school or college without the …

A Very Good Checklist for Assessing 21st Century Learning Skills

January 29, 2015<br>Here is another great resource from Dr. Jackie Gerstein, one of our favourite EdTech bloggers. Jackie designed this beautiful chart …