Frank Bonsal III

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Designing Better Data Dashboards Remains a Challenge

The push to give educators more and better information with which to make decisions has presented ed-tech companies with a dilemma: How to present …

Education Technology

‘Dating App’ for Matching Teachers with School Jobs Raises $1.2 Million

Edtech Business<p>‘Dating App’ for Matching Teachers with School Jobs Raises $1.2 Million<p>May 18, 2018<p><b>SELECTED (AND FUNDED):</b> Selected, a self-proclaimed …

Education Technology

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students

Let's talk about computer science. It's an area where we need more and more people that know what they are doing. To get those people, we are going …

Computer Science

Resplendent in traditional Blues and Royals: Prince Harry's wedding outfit

• FOLLOW LIVE COVERAGE OF THE ROYAL WEDDING HERE<p>Prince Harry walks down the aisle in a traditional military uniform of a frockcoat of the Blues and Royals. The ensemble denotes his affinity with and affection for the armed forces, despite retiring from active service in 2015. The outfit consists of a …

Prince Harry

How To Conquer Procrastination Once And For All

I’ve too much to do today.<p>I’ve two articles to write, a report to submit and several phone calls to make.<p>So I don’t have much time to read up on Marvel’s planned superhero movies for 2019.<p>And yet here I am, procrastinating again on <i>Den of Geek.</i><p>I’ve often wondered what’s an efficient way to overcome …

Productivity

The Amish understand a life-changing truth about technology the rest of us don’t

The Amish have negotiated a pact with modernity. Whereas much of the contemporary world sees technological progress as inevitable, even a moral imperative, the Amish ideal lives in the past, circa 1850.<p>It’s not that the Amish view technology as inherently evil. No rules prohibit them from using new …

Amish Mennonites

Going to sleep isn’t always easy, even when you’re tired. Here are ways to combat insomnia.

“Good wakefulness and good sleep go hand in hand,” according to cartoonist Ellen Forney. But what happens when you’re battling insomnia? Lack of …

Sleep

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal love story

Prince Harry

Garrison Forest School Hosts Inaugural Arts Signing Day

The Arts

Integrate coding into any project: Introducing the Workbench Programming Canvas

Workbench is a platform for teaching and learning with projects -- and now you can integrate coding right alongside any activity! Not only can you do …

Workbenches

The improbable rise of America's hottest VC

In the tale we’re sold of Silicon Valley, meritocracy flourishes. Those who grind the hardest, hone the best ideas, and make the most connections become billionaires. Class, race, and gender melt away, and those who <i>deserve</i> success seize it.<p>Some see Arlan Hamilton as proof that this romance is …

Venture Capital

Carnegie Mellon University starts first AI degree program in U.S.

Carnegie Mellon University today announced it will offer an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence. The college claims the degree will be the first of its kind in the United States. The first courses for the Bachelor of Science degree will be offered this fall.<p>Based in Pittsburgh, Carnegie …

Artificial Intelligence

The Best Cities for Ed Tech Entrepreneurs

The smartest ed tech entrepreneurs know that developing educational technology and selling it for profit involves much more than simply a “good …

Education Technology

CEOs Reveal Daily Productivity Habits That Drive Them and Their Companies

Finding focus and achieving the optimal balance of productivity and recovery from hard work can pay dividends for education companies and their …

Newly Launched Learner Positioning Systems (LPS) to Help Edtech Companies Incorporate Research into Products

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Promise Global has launched a new version of its Learner Positioning Systems (LPS), a free and …

“This Year's ASU+GSV Summit Is Hard to Describe. Here's Our Best Attempt. - EdSurge News”

<b>EdSurge</b> – Betsy Corcoran – Apr 18, 1:06 AM<p>Morning yoga, evening karaoke. No, it's not a spa vacation. Between those bookends, the ASU+GSV Summit, now …

Education Technology

Why Men Quit and Women Don’t

This year’s Boston Marathon, with its horizontal rain and freezing temperatures, wasn’t just an ordeal unfolding amid some of the worst weather in decades.<p>It was also an example of women’s ability to persevere in exceptionally miserable circumstances. In good weather, men typically drop out of this …

Swimming

Rodricks: Reconsidering Baltimore's economic power

A Goucher Poll in February found that a significant majority of Marylanders disagreed with the oft-heard assertion that Baltimore is the economic …

Income Inequality

Empathy technologies like VR, AR and social media can transform education

In <i>The Better Angels of Our Nature</i>, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but also expand it. “The power of literacy,” as he argues “get[s] people in the habit of straying from …

Social Media

Buckeyes Won't Be Bullied, Upset Maryland in College Park

Sun 22 Apr 2018 | Patrick Stevens | College<p>PHOTO BY JOHN STROHSACKER<p>Jack Jasinski, who came into Sunday with five assists on the season, matched that …

College Sports

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‘Troubled kid’ turned his life around, then changed how events are planned

You couldn’t make up a better tale about a wayward kid who makes good than Dan Berger’s story.<p>Grows up in Israel. Moves to the United States at age 9 with his parents. Thrown into a strange school. Doesn’t speak the language. Doesn’t fit in. Plays on his computer until dawn, nearly flunking him out …

Customer Service

Faculty Guild Names Dr. Emma Zone as SVP of Academic Operations and Innovation

Innovation

Meet The Startup Bringing Real-World Relevance To Classrooms

It’s no secret that student disengagement is a prevalent issue in schools around the world. Although there are many reasons that lead to low student engagement, one of the major factors adding to this problem is that many don’t see the connection between what they learn in school and the real world.<p>…

General Motors

The 101 Best Podcasts for 2018

Discover the Best Podcasts in the World<p>What if every day, when you’re commuting, running, doing the dishes, working out…<p>You were getting smarter?<p>And …

Baltimore Emerging Technology Center Ranked 7th in UBI’S World Incubator Summit Awards for World of Top Business Incubator – Collaborating with University

BALTIMORE, Md., March 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ETC (The Emerging Technology Centers), Baltimore City’s technology and innovation center and …

Venture capitalist visits 200 schools in 50 states and says DeVos is wrong: ‘If choice and competition improve schools, I found no sign of it.’

Ted Dintersmith is a successful venture capitalist and father of two who has spent years devoting most of his time, energy and millions of dollars of his personal fortune to learning about — and advocating for — public education and how it can be made better for all children.<p>Dintersmith has taken a …

Education

If Humble People Make the Best Leaders, Why Do We Fall for Charismatic Narcissists?

The research is clear: when we choose humble, unassuming people as our leaders, the world around us becomes a better place.<p>Humble leaders improve the performance of a company in the long run because they create more collaborative environments. They have a balanced view of themselves – both their …