Jennifer Allinder

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This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Read Poetry

When I think of poetry that packs a sensory punch — that gives me the chills, that makes my hair stand on end — I think of Rainer Maria Rilke’s …

NPR Is Launching A Podcast For Kids And It Sounds Freaking Awesome

NPR’s first-ever children’s program offers kids and their grown-ups a way to learn together<p>The power of the podcast will soon reach new audiences, …

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9 Podcasts That Will Make You 10% Smarter

The results are in! Thirty-one percent of podcast listeners earn upwards of $100,000 per year and monthly listeners have increased from 21% to 24% according to Edison Research. Listening to podcasts during my commute or while walking my dog has turned downtime into productive learning. Listening on …

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Dude manages to play the 'Imperial March' on a coffee stirrer

<i>Star Wars</i> fans, take note: This Russian guy finally found a way to integrate the classic movie's music into a morning routine.<p>Deita Meira, a true …

9 essay writing tips to ‘wow’ college admissions officers

You’ve taken the tests, requested the recommendations, completed the common app, and now it’s finally time to refocus on what you’ve been putting off: the essay.<p>While most students spend days, sometimes weeks, perfecting their personal statements, admissions officers only spend about three to five …

Data Mining Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1995, Kurt Vonnegut gave a lecture in which he described his theory about the shapes of stories. In the process, he plotted several examples …

Researchers say nearly all books follow one of these six emotional arcs

Ever thought two books felt nearly identical? The déjà vu isn’t in your head.<p>Researchers from University of Vermont mapped the sentimental fluctuations of over 1,700 books. By tracing the emotional changes in the stories, they noticed an overall arc for each novel. They found that the emotional …

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19 Engrossing Nonfiction Books to Read at the Beach This Summer

<i>This week, Vulture is providing Summer Selections: picks for the best beach-worthy books, comics, music, and podcasts of the past 18 months, as</i> …

What do IB Diploma Programme grades mean?

As we approach 5 July when the IB issues students with their Diploma Programme (DP) results for the May 2016 session, it is worth focusing, for a …

ISTE 2016: 3 Free Tools for Teachers

By Meg ConlanOnline tools give educators the ability to assess students, find and share video content, and collect multimedia presentations from …

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

Amidst the discussions about content standards, curriculum and teaching strategies, it’s easy to lose sight of the big goals behind education, like …

Doing a TED Talk: The Full Story

You’ve probably heard this Seinfeld joke:<i>According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number</i> …

Extended Essays are a nightmare

Having just completed the marking of 59 Physics extended essays for the IB, I am compelled to write this post about the appalling quality of them. Of …

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Medical Ethicist Discusses Henrietta Lacks, Informed Consent

A Conversation with Rebecca Skloot

Science & Story: Rebecca Skloot - "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

Rebecca Skloot: The Story of HeLa

Henrietta Lacks Family

Henrietta Lacks and HeLa Cells: Impact on Biological Research and Informed Consent

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - A USF Faculty Discussion

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot - Official Trailer

Una película para sellar el honor inmortal de Henrietta Lacks

Un proyecto liderado por Oprah Winfrey contará la vida de la mujer detrás de las células HeLa, una de las mayores aportaciones a la ciencia en el …

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The immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks - Robin Bulleri

Researchers Finally Ask Henrietta Lacks's Family If They Can Study Her Cells

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's taken 62 years, but researchers finally asked Henrietta Lacks's family for consent to use her …

Learning the wrong lesson on privacy from Henrietta Lacks

<i>Christopher Robertson is a law professor and leads the University of Arizona's regulatory science program. Jonathan D. Loe is a fellow at the law school.</i><p>In her acclaimed 2010 book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” Rebecca Skloot tells the story of a poor black woman with cervical cancer who …

Oprah Winfrey will star in 'Henrietta Lacks' movie, but who will play Rebecca Skloot?

When it was announced this week that Oprah Winfrey will star in the film adaptation of Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," much of the Internet could barely contain its glee.<p>The news, first reported by Deadline, was particularly sweet to fans of Skloot's 2010 book about Lacks, …

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The “Best” TED Talks (Well, Really, The Ones I Use With My Classes)

I’ve written several posts about TED Talks, the series of talks given by “big thinkers” that are available online. In fact, I’ve created The Best …