Elisa Cundiff

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This Is Why Making Your Own Video Games Leads To Quality Learning

Almost every child in the United States plays video games—91% of children ages 2-17, according to NPD. But how many kids make their own video games? I could not find any reliable statistics.<p>Nowadays, one barely needs to write a line of code in order to build a video game because there are so many …

Middle School

Teacher finds a way to keep kids on track amid classroom tech distractions

Teachers have always faced the challenge of grabbing and maintaining students' attention, but that task arguably reached a high point with the introduction of electronic equipment in class.<p>Beginning in October 2014, the Laguna Beach Unified School District rolled out a staggered …

What’s Better than a College Degree? Mentorship.

<b>[Updated August 2017]</b><p>According to the 2016 Stack Overflow survey of over 56,000 coders, mentorship programs correlate with higher pay than a college …

JavaScript

This Is Your Brain on Nature

When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor.<p><b>When you head out</b> to the desert, David Strayer is the kind of man you want behind the wheel. He never texts or talks on the phone while driving. He doesn’t even approve of eating in the …

Python Scalability: A Convenient Truth

Python is the fastest-growing data science language and is used in production at many of the Fortune 500 companies for everything from software engineering to data engineering to rapid analytics. Despite its easy-to-learn nature and its simple syntax, Python packs surprising amounts of power and …

Python Programming

Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps in use together for many enterprises

Microsoft has held its dominance in the software market in part because it is the go-to provider for many business solutions. Word, Excel and …

Microsoft Office

10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students

What's the first step of learning?<p>Paying attention.<p>Which may be hard for students to do when they're constantly peeking at their phones. So, as the adage goes: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>One app that teachers are embracing is Snapchat. That's the one where you send a video or picture, and then …

Teaching

Java vs. C Performance

Bio<p>Cliff Click is the CTO and Co-Founder of H2O, makers of H2O, the open source math and machine learning engine for Big Data. Cliff wrote his first …

Compilers

Half of This School’s Students Are Homeless or in Foster Care. 82% Go to College.

At Broome Street Academy, 77 percent of students are classified as ‘economically disadvantaged.’ But almost everybody goes on to college. How?<p>Blocks …

8 Bible Verses Supported by Science

8 BIBLE VERSES<br>Supported by Science <br>By Eldrin Veloso<p>Since the age of Galileo and the Inquisition, science and religion have been slated as archenemies …

Harvard

New Candidate Particles For Dark Matter Are So Dense They Are Almost Miniature Black Holes

Dark matter comprises up to five-sixths of the total matter in the universe, binding much of it together. Despite its commonality, the physical …

How to set up a Raspberry Pi 3 from scratch (with video)!

MarchIsForMakers continues! It's my month-long collaboration with Saron from CodeNewbie. We've had some amazing guests on our respective podcasts and …

Raspberry Pi

Follow the leaders: the best social media accounts for academics

Irreverent, funny and informative – higher education does the internet really well. Here are our favourite blogs and Twitter accounts<p>University life often involves being stuck at a desk; writing articles, marking and planning. Lucky, then, that this usually means there’s an internet connection …

Higher Education

XKCD is coming to America's science textbooks

Textbook giant Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes Randall Munroe's amazing Thing Explainer, and a lucky accident happened when someone in the …

High School

Lucky High School Students Are Getting XKCD In Their Textbooks

Randall Monroe’s XKCD does a stellar job of explaining scientific concepts while also making people laugh. So, it makes a surprising amount of sense …

Google adds support for Microsoft Office, Facebook at Work, Slack and others to its single sign-on solution

Google doesn’t just offer its own web-based productivity apps, but it also offers a service for business users who want to use Google as an identity provider for accessing other online services using the widely used SAML standard.<p>Today, Google is adding a few new options to this program, which now …

Apps

High school math problems to see if you’re cut out for college

You may know that pi equals 3.141592653589793238462643383... But can you really math?<p>The following are several high school level algebra problems, …

Teaching

Did you solve it? The Pi Day puzzle that will spin you in circles

Earlier today I set you the following puzzle:<p><i>Illustrated below is a quarter-circle, containing two semicircles of smaller circles. Prove that the red segment has the same area as the blue.</i><p><b>Solution</b><p>Place four identical quarter circles together to see the full circle. We can see that it comprises four …

Raspberry Pi

Stephen Colbert does it again! Announces massive fundraising drive for teachers across America

In May 2015, Stephen Colbert shocked South Carolina educators when he announced a partnership with Fair Nation and ScanSource to fund every single …

Stephen Colbert

Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School

column | Learning Strategies<p>Five Ways to Create More Teacher Rockstars in Your School<p>By Kerry Gallagher (Columnist) and Kyle Pace     Mar 9, …

Teaching

Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss

Google's online office suite and storage service is now the tool of choice for many. Find out why.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Software

You can now make VR goggles out of Coca-Cola cardboard packaging

Coca-Cola is entering into the virtual reality game, not with immersive videos of that sweet bubbly brown soda, but with cardboard VR goggles.<p>The …

Can you spot a good teacher from their characteristics?

Professor Rob Klassen explores the latest research into what traits effective teachers have and how this could inform recruitment<p>What would you do in the following situation?<p>As students in your classroom begin a writing task, one of them, Kata, starts throwing paper around and distracting the …

Teaching

3D Facial Projection Technology Creates Digital Skin

<b>Using computer graphics and facial projection and tracking technology, Nobumichi Asai creates a new art form of facial tattoos, where digital makeup</b> …

10+ Tips for Using Brain-Based Methods to Redesign Your Classroom

Research<p>10+ Tips for Using Brain-Based Methods to Redesign Your Classroom<p>By Erin Klein     Mar 1, 2016<p>Erin Klein<p>“It is not what you do for your …

How this Bay Area charter school network is reinventing education

Diane Tavenner scanned the list of names a staffer at Summit Preparatory Charter High School had just handed her. She began to cry. They weren't happy tears.<p>Where many would see signs of success, Tavenner saw failure.<p>"I taught those kids," Tavenner said of that moment in 2011. "I was their …

UK Universities

A Mind-Bending Video Game Designer Walks into a Museum

Jason Rohrer’s exhibition at the Davis Museum is full of games that make you think.<p>The Jason Rohrer exhibition at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum offered a new challenge to curator Mike Maizels and his team: how to present work that doesn’t necessarily have a meaningful, specific, physical …

United Nations