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Study Finds That If Teachers Make Students “Feel Like They Matter,” Then Behavior Is Better – Who Would Have Thought?

In a Eureka Alert summary of a new study ( When mentors do this one thing, it can help reduce teen delinquency ), researchers report that young …

Education Technology

The Importance of Educating Educators

I recently returned from my yearly trek to ISTE, one of the largest education technology conferences to be held annually. This year better than 22 …

Education Technology

RIP Harlan Ellison, the Legendary Scifi Author Behind One of Star Trek's Greatest Episodes

Harlan Ellison, the iconic yet controversial writer behind dozens of beloved speculative fiction and scifi works, has passed. He was 84.<p>The news …

Science Fiction

12 Tips For Classroom Readiness

Reading Time: 4 minutes.How do you set up your new classroom? Some teachers choose to set up their classroom before the end of

Make Your Teacher Desk Redundant

Reading Time: 3 minutes.Should we ditch our own desks? In a recent post, James Manwaring urged us to think about getting rid of

4 important lessons to help you be more productive

Everybody would like to get more of the right things done. But how does Stoicism fit into all of this? The word "productivity" seems new and sleek …

We built a homemade air conditioner to see if it would keep us cool

One of the most riveting videos on YouTube is about making a homemade air conditioner—also called a bucket air cooler—out of a bucket, a fan, and some ice.<p>In the video, which is approaching 12 million views as of late-May 2016, the DIYer who goes by the screen name desertsun02 barely breaks a sweat …

Samsung DeX review: The impressive, unnecessary, phone-powered PC

My family's first computer was a boxy, squat Tatung with an AMD K2, a handful of RAM and a 4GB hard drive. It was ugly and slow, even by 1998 standards, but it (somehow) got the job done. The decade and change that followed brought staggering leaps in performance and huge reductions in size. I'm …

Gear & Gadgets

Google Expeditions Announces New Augmented Reality Program For Schools

I’ve written a lot about using virtual reality in education, including the Google Expeditions program. In addition, I’ve shared about the differences …

Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol

For years, Microsoft has been recommending that you disable the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol. Recent ransomware outbreaks underscore the need to take …

10 Samsung DeX tips and tricks

Samsung's DeX platform makes it a breeze to convert your phone into a full-fledged desktop computer with the addition of a few key accessories. But once you have it set up and running, what do you do next? Follow along as we point out some tips and tricks to get the most of DeX.<p>All of the apps<p>Right …

Apps

Kamala Harris tells grads to speak out against Trump-era injustice

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) returned to her alma mater Howard University on Saturday to deliver the commencement address to the 149th graduating …

How Microsoft’s Story Remix does what Clippy couldn't

Microsoft is making some bold promises with Story Remix, its recently announced app for the Windows 10 Fall Creators update. Together with the company's deep learning technology, it can automatically craft your photos and videos into short films. Story Remix resembles Apple Clips and Google's Photo …

Software

U Can’t Talk to Ur Professor Like This

Chapel Hill, N.C. — At the start of my teaching career, when I was fresh out of graduate school, I briefly considered trying to pass myself off as a cool professor. Luckily, I soon came to my senses and embraced my true identity as a young fogey.<p>After one too many students called me by my first …

The next version of Windows embraces iOS and Android like never before

The Windows 10 Creators Update may have only started rolling out, but Microsoft just gave us our first look at what's next for Windows.<p>During the …

Windows 10

Windows 10 Creators Update has a secret UWP version of File Explorer -- here's how to find it

Microsoft has made much of its UWP (Universal Windows Platform) so it should come as little surprise that there's a UWP version of File Explorer. …

Old English Has a Serious Image Problem

“Old English,” also termed “Anglo-Saxon,” was and is simply the form of the English language that predates the Norman Conquest of 1066. The first …

What Kinds of Professional Development Are Teachers Doing?

A new report from the Institute of Education Sciences provides a snapshot of the types of PD teachers were doing in the 2011-2012 school year.

Apple Proves That This Is The Single Greatest Source Of Innovation

As Apple embarks on one of the most aggressive retail makeovers they are signaling a fundamental shift in how companies innovate.<p>What is the single greatest source of innovation? I'll give you a hint, it's not a product. You can innovate it faster than any product, it creates the most enduring …

Innovation

10 tips for getting the most out of Google's G Suite apps

More than 3 million businesses are using Google's set tools for collaboration. Here is how to get the most out of the productivity platform.<p>The G …

IBM CEO Rometty: Tackling 5 Million U.S. Job Openings That Can't Be Filled

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said the U.S. is facing a big workforce development problem and they are doing something about it.<p>"There are over 5 million jobs open in this country," said Rometty during an exclusive interview with the FOX Business Network's Maria Bartiromo. "The reason they are not filled …

The lesson from Donald Trump’s first 100 days: resistance is not futile | Jonathan Freedland

We already knew the president is a bigot, a liar and a threat to world peace. But now we’ve learned he can be thwarted<p>Is anyone surprised that Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office have confirmed him to be a dangerous, reckless bigot; a kleptocrat who puts the financial interests of his family …

Donald Trump

A federal judge is letting an Alabama school district return to segregation

<b>In this March 13, 1965 file photo, a line of police officers hold back demonstrators who attempted to march to the courthouse in Selma, Ala. (AP Photo/File)</b><p>Gardendale’s motives “assail the dignity of black schoolchildren,” but a federal judge is allowing it anyway<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>April 28, 2017 3:02pm …

The Basics of Creating an App Business

Learn About The App Business with Chad Mureta<p>Updated December 15, 2017<p><i>Chad Mureta is the author of App Empire, the founder of Empire Apps and</i> …

3D Printed Flexible Lego Tape Lets You Build Almost Anywhere (video)

LEGO builders that would like to take their building skills to different surfaces may be interested in a video published by Adafruit this month which …

Lego

9 Websites to Find Comics for Teaching and Learning

Comics are great for language learners of all ages. They break up the plot and language into frames. Comics also provide a setting and context for …

Just starting a Makerspace in your school? Tips on where to start!

Over the past few years, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to co-create two Makerspaces (from Cafe Bar to Makerspace) within my …

FabLearn Fellows A makerspace for next to nothing

Photo: LighthouseCreativityLab.org<p><i>“How should I start makereducation?”</i> That is a question MakerEducators hear often. As did my co-Fablearn fellow …

Makerspaces

5 Makerspace Projects for Teen Tech Week

The American Library Association’s Teen Tech Week (March 5–11) is a favorite event in many libraries. This year’s theme, “Be the Source of Change” …

STEM U: Working Collaborations Between Schools and University Students

If you visit Mitchell Elementary School in Ann Arbor, MI, on the right afternoon, you might be greeted with an unusual sight: local University of …

Education