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Open source web-based circuit simulator

Thanks to Benjamin for sending in this online circuit simulator – check it out in action here! This electronic circuit simulator is highly …

The science of homework: tips to engage students' brains

Neurologist Judy Willis explores what kinds of homework help students at different stages of development and just how long out-of-hours work should take

A Beginner's Guide To Personalized Learning

<b>A Beginner’s Guide To Personalized Learning</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Differentiation is a kind of personalized instruction, where teachers adjust process, …

Pedagogy

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Mobile Technologies Becoming A Growth Engine For Small And Medium Businesses

The top 25% of small & medium enterprises (SMEs) are seeing two times the revenue growth and up to eight times the number of jobs created based on their adoption of mobile technologies.<p>SMEs that lead their industries in mobile adoption are also seeing up to 50% of all web searches for their …

Mobile

Preview Art On The Wall With Curioos Augmented Reality App

Unless you’re really committed to decorating your home with museum posters, acquiring and hanging original art can be a risky and expensive undertaking. It’s hard to know exactly how a print or painting will look once it’s hanging on your wall, and sometimes you find out you don’t like something …

Augmented Reality

The Secret to Learning a New Skill as an Adult | Inc.com

Learning is a lifelong process, or at least it should be.<p>Even though children's brains are better primed to soak up new information and skills, adults can become equally proficient learners with patience, commitment, and--perhaps most important--the right attitude. Just think like a kid.<p>"There is …

How to build vocabulary

Learning vocabulary is an important part of growing up, but adults can also benefit from taking the time to work with their children, says Fiona Barry<p>Good vocabulary knowledge is essential for all pupils in order to access the curriculum in school and achieve their potential academically.<p>The amount …

'But I’m not artistic': how teachers shape kids' creative development

Many adults believe they are not artistic and feel nervous about visual art. They vividly recall the moment when a teacher or family member …

Creativity

One Month is Teaching Tech Skills in Under a Minute

Lately it seems like everywhere I turn, <b>One Month</b> is building up their online course selections or offering scholarships for women in tech. Continuing …

Project Management

Number 5 is alive: Meccano Meccanoid is a build your own robot - Pocket-lint

Meccano is set to launch a build your own robot later this year which is likely to become one of the must have gadgets for Christmas 2015.<p>Called …

Arduino Open Source Robot Educational Development Board (video)

Ari Alvarez has created a new Arduino open source robot development board which he has designed to be used by managers, developers and hobbyists or …

Arduino

Elementary Robotics

Our students at Long Ridge School (www.longridgeschool.org) build robots that can accept basic navigational instructions. I spent a long time …

SourceLair Lets You Code Right In Your Browser

Editing code isn’t that hard. A terminal, a little Vim, a little PHP, some beer, and maybe a few Google searches and you’re off and running. But what if you want to work on a project without compromising your personal server or don’t really have an environment for coding? SourceLair is one …

Al Gore on How to Change the World Through Business

The former Vice President is known internationally as an environmental activist, but he is also a serial entrepreneur with advice for social enterprises.<p>Over the weekend, a United Nations panel warned that the world was on a precarious trajectory and that the effects of climate change would spiral …

Al Gore

Alan Watts: What do you desire?

Facebook And Alibaba Will Turn The World's Poor Into Entrepreneurs. Xiaomi Will Sell Them Smartphones

Facebook and Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) Limited are on a new mission: solve world poverty by helping more than 4 billion people from low-income countries get access to the Internet — and engage in e-tailing entrepreneurship.<p>If the two companies succeed in this mission, there will be a new …

Predicting the next decade of tech: From the cloud to disappearing computers and the rise of robots

Making short-term decisions about technology investment is relatively easy; trying to work out how IT will develop over the next decade is much …

Return on Investment

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …

With Laplock, You Get A Text Message When Somebody Unplugs Your Laptop

Fresh off the hackathon dungeon, Laplock is a nifty little app developed at our TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in London. Martin Saint-Macary and Ivan Maeder worked tirelessly for the past 24 hours to build an easy-to-use software lock for your Mac. Here’s how it works.<p>At heart, Laplock is a menubar …

Next Big Trend: Robots That Follow You Around

Dozens of robots will descend upon the Back Bay for the RoboBusiness conference in Boston this week. A few of them may even try following you …

Pre-orders start for Keecker, an egg-shaped robot that packs a party

Many connected homes have a projector, an Android device, a sound system and maybe an autonomous robot (that usually cleans your carpets). Keecker, a …

Weekly Innovation: Your New Pet Robot

Remember "Weebo," the floating robot from Robin Williams' 1997 movie <i>Flubber</i>? A cute yellow bot that lived with Williams' absent-minded professor character, "she" was a loveable gadget that seemed far-fetched at the time. But fast-forward 17 years and Weebo is a whole lot closer to fact than fiction.<p>…

Nexus 6 Vs Nexus 5: What's The Difference?

If you thought the difference between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 5S was big, then Google has a surprise for you. The changes made between last year’s Nexus 5 and the new Nexus 6 are vast. In fact there has even been a change of device category: from smartphone to phablet.<p>Furthermore there’s a new …

Eric Schmidt to European Union: Accept Uber-style disruption or face unemployment

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt wants to play nice with the European Union, but he isn’t about to give in to calls for regulation.<p>“Europe needs to accept and embrace disruption. The old ways of doing things need to face competition that forces them to innovate,” he wrote in an op-ed for Digital Minds …

Is Collaborative Storytelling the Next Generation of Blogging?

The evolution of blogging from text-based content to a visually-rich medium marks a transformation in the thought process of society. Blogging trends over the years demonstrate a shift in the way that people respond to viral marketing strategies. And in today's mobile world, people are more …

How The Future Is Really Built

The future, in retrospect, always seems inevitable. When Steve Jobs unveiled a sleek new device, it felt like it was just meant to be. When Elon Musk gives an interview, it almost seems as if he had dreamt Tesla up in his childhood bedroom and only gotten around to it more recently. Yet that’s not …

13 Free Mobile Wallpapers We Designed Just for You

Pre-installed digital wallpaper pretty much hasn't changed since they invented the computer. Enough with the relaxing sunsets and starry galaxies …