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These stick-on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification<p>It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital …

hobbyist

Edyn debuts smart water valve to put home gardens on autopilot

Oakland, Calif.-based Edyn started selling a new, smart gardening device this week: an Internet-connected water valve that lets users irrigate their gardens or lawns automatically.<p>The Edyn Water Valve uses data from the company’s Edyn Garden Sensor, a soil sensor, along with local weather systems, …

Gardening

Build This Sexy Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

How to Grow Strawberries - Quiet Corner

Tips – How to Grow Strawberries<p>These are probably the most rewarding of all fruits — there is nothing like the taste of your own first fresh-picked …

Teachers do not have time to learn about research evidence, studies find

Lack of time, insufficient interest and minimal support from senior leadership teams all stop teachers from implementing academic research in the …

Teaching

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try

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The Post

Ideo’s CEO On How To Lead An Organization Creatively

Creative leadership is the only way for businesses to thrive in the face of rapid change, Tim Brown argues. Here’s how to master it.<p>It comes as no surprise that Tim Brown, CEO of the design consultancy Ideo, believes that all organizations should be run creatively. This philosophy has brought Ideo …

Design

The Ultimate Guide To Data Visualization Wireframing And Mockup Tools On The Web | Articles | Big Data

Your next big analytics project depends on accessible data visualizations. Here is a list of some of our favorite wireframing/mockup tools to help …

Education-2025 - The Classroom of the Future

The Classroom of the Future<p>The Physical Space<p>The days of classrooms where a teacher desk sits at the front of the classroom and students’ desks are …

Tech Tools to Improve Your Teaching

Click the image for a full set of series posts. (Photo courtesy of Al Tompkins, Poynter Institute)<p>After teaching undergraduates for the last three …

Education Technology

Bill Gates’ 3-Pronged Approach to Serving ‘The New Majority’ of American Students

Community<p>Bill Gates’ 3-Pronged Approach to Serving ‘The New Majority’ of American Students<p>By Tony Wan     Apr 20, 2016<p>ASU+GSV<p>Keynote speeches tend to …

This Functional DIY Stirling Engine Is Basically Just Paper and Cardboard

And it can run off of as little as a bowl of warm water.<p>A tiny Stirling engine is one of the coolest desk toys you can have. Since it requires nothing more than a difference in temperature to get going, you can just throw it on your laptop, charging phone, or even put it in your hand to make it go. …

Google's chief futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we could start living forever by 2029

Kurzweil is one of the biggest believers in The Singularity, the moment when humans — with the aid of technology —will supposedly live forever.<p>He's chosen the year 2045 because, according to his calculations, "The nonbiological intelligence created in that year will reach a level that's a billion …

Singularity

Minecraft: Education Edition is out now

The full version of <i>Minecraft: Education Edition</i> has launched, following a month's-long beta that saw more than 50,000 students and teachers using the …

Education Technology

A Nobel Laureate's Education Plea: Revolutionize Teaching

Bloodletting to keep the "humors" in balance was a leading medical treatment from ancient Greece to the late 19th century. That's hard to believe now, in the age of robot-assisted surgery, but "doctors" trusted lancets and leeches for centuries.<p>To Nobel laureate Carl Wieman, the college lecture is …

Higher Education

Berkeley Lab captures first high-res 3D images of DNA segments

In a Berkeley Lab-led study, flexible double-helix DNA segments (purple, with green DNA models) connected to gold nanoparticles (yellow) are revealed …

Nanotech

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

Sean O'Connor Contributor<p>Sean O'Connor is the head of product at Mentored.<p>I’ve spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As Nelson Mandela said, “education is the most powerful weapon which …

Education Technology

3D printing BioPen lets surgeons draw with stem cells

Doctors perform hundreds of thousands of knee surgeries every year, often to replace damaged or worn cartilage. The techniques for performing these …

3D-printed hydraulic robot 'can practically walk right out of the printer'

Researchers from MIT have used a new 3D-printing method that works with both solids and liquids to create a six-legged, hydraulically-powered robot. The team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) created the bot using a commercially-available 3D printer. Several …

3D Printing

Four Teachers, Four Classrooms, One Cross-Curricular STEM Course

<i>The STEM team at Huntingdon Area Middle School uses a rotational model to engage students in multifaceted, multimedia projects with real-world</i> …

Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better?

Math instruction can be the most resistant to changes in pedagogy — even schools that have had success with project-based learning or …

Teaching

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

Hell might actually be other people — at least if you're really smart.<p>That's the implication of fascinating new research published last month in the British Journal of Psychology. Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Psychology

A global prize brings glitz to classroom teaching

Kazuya Takahashi is fairly gloomy about the way his profession is perceived. “People expect too many things from teachers in Japan. The status of …

Education

The Future Of Tangible Interfaces: 5 Insights Backed By Science

How much do we really know about what makes an interaction pleasurable for a user? These researchers are quantifying the guessing game.<p>Last week, researchers came together in the Dutch city of Eindhoven for the 10th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. The …

Kitchens

University of California

<b>In 1965, the campus of the future rose from a muddy cattle ranch south of Los Angeles. The University of California, Irvine – one of three authorized by state regents to educate a burgeoning population of bright young people – was funded with tax dollars spent to hire the finest faculty and build</b> …

The 10 Best Science Images, Videos, And Visualizations Of The Year

Presenting the winners of the 2016 Vizzies<p>The most exciting areas of science often can’t be seen with the naked eye because the phenomena are too big or too small, too slow or too fast. That’s why we believe it’s worth honoring those who use novel techniques—or create exceptional examples of …

Adaptive Learning Software Is Coming To Classrooms, But Does It Work?

Can computers help slow and fast students learn at their own speed while sitting side-by-side?<p>Teaching students of varying abilities and backgrounds has long taxed educators. It can be difficult to meet the needs of diverse groups, and, by offering the same lessons to everyone, kids inevitably …

Welcome to the classroom of the future

DENVER -- Welcome to the classroom of the future. It kind of looks the same. Sounds the same, too. But don’t judge a book by it’s cover. They call it …

Education Technology

24 Websites to Offer Coding at School

<i>This piece was co-authored with Rachel Paulter, marketer at Chalk.com.</i><p>Computer science (CS) education faces a crisis. The White House calls computer science "an economic and social imperative for the next generation of American students." Yet only 1 in 4 elementary and high schools teach …

Computer Science

Design Lessons From The Amazing 1980s Books That Taught Kids To Code

From the earliest era of programming come design ideas that are still surprisingly relevant.<p>1982 was a big year for early computing, with the release of the Commodore 64 and the first computer with a graphical user interface, Apple’s Lisa, the following year. Computers were miniaturizing fast, and …

Books