Katelyn Cameron

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Tech workers complain about cost of living increases in San Francisco

A tech worker in Silicon Valley said his six-figure salary is not enough to support a family in the famed California region.<p>The Guardian reported that a Twitter employee, whose base salary is $160,000, is finding it difficult to raise a family in San Francisco.<p>“Families are priced out of the …

China warns against cyber 'battlefield' in internet strategy

BEIJING (Reuters) - The strengthening of cyber capabilities is an important part of China’s military modernization, the government said on Wednesday, warning that the internet should not become “a new battlefield”.<p>A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer screen showing binary …

China

Apple will ditch iPhone's Lightning connector for USB-C: report

A new report in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> signals that Apple could be making a huge change for its upcoming iPhone 8 models: ditching the Lightning …

Top Hat's Push to Digitize the Classroom – Bloomberg

Top Hat's Push to Digitize the Classroom<p>Top Hat's Push to Digitize the Classroom<p>Top Hat's Push to Digitize the …

Textbooks

Bizarre Boston Dynamics robot moves like a world-class athlete

The glimpses we caught of Boston Dynamics' astounding Handle robot earlier this month didn't tell even half the story.<p>The cutting-edge robotics …

Scraping by on six figures? Tech workers feel poor in Silicon Valley's wealth bubble

“I didn’t become a software engineer to be trying to make ends meet,” said a Twitter employee in his early 40s who earns a base salary of $160,000. It is, he added, a “pretty bad” income for raising a family in the Bay Area.<p>The biggest cost is his $3,000 rent – which he said was “ultra cheap” for …

Silicon Valley

Google app makes a ‘data dress’ based on your personal activities

Google is working on a new app that, once released, will create a custom ‘data dress” based on the activities of each person. It sounds cool on the surface, but the actual dress is not quite what you might expect.<p>Google says it has been working on the app in collaboration with the clothing retailer …

Google Apps

Dirt Coffee, Which Trains Adults Diagnosed with Autism, Plans Littleton Location

The mission of Dirt Coffee, a caffeine-centric operation founded in 2013, is to train and employ young adults with autism. The non-profit, which has been operating out of a coffee truck, serves locally roasted, fairly traded and organic coffee and espresso and strives to "change perspectives, …

Teacher Invents Genius Chair to Help Kids With Sensory-Processing Issues

For children who have any sort of sensory issue, sitting still in a classroom and processing everything going on around them can be extremely difficult. To alleviate some of these difficulties her students with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, and sensory processing disorders may have been …

Autism

What Does Teaching “Look” Like?

Last semester I took an advanced seminar in Instruction and Teacher Education. Below is a (slightly modified and shortened) reflection from the first …

Can fidgeting help teens with ADHD think?

The constant movement of young people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may seem distracting to others—but all that motion may …

Childhood problems don't end at 16 for those in foster care

If you want to foster a kid, don't expect to be taking in Oliver Twist.<p>Children who need a foster home are, by and large, both troubled and trouble. Their family may have broken down, they may have been abused, or they may be a refugee. Whatever the reason they need a home, it isn't good.<p>And as …

Skills You Need to Master Before Being a Foster Parent

The following 6 statements describe the basic knowledge base of successful foster parents. Of course, there is more to being a foster parent, but …

Call for adoption targets and fewer family support services in Australia

The Centre for Independent Studies has called for targets for adoption in Australia, saying increased spending on family support services is a “red herring” and family preservation policies are flawed.<p>The rightwing thinktank releases Still Damaging and Disturbing: Australian Child Protection Data …

Three generations of adoption

When Ray Victor Lewis's mother gave him up for adoption in 1936, she left him with a small Bible. Inside the front cover, the inscription reads, "Ray of Sunshine, Victorious over all."<p>Ray's name wasn't changed by his new parents, although he was a baby. Nor were the circumstances of his adoption …

iPad in the Elementary Art Classroom

Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes) teaches art at Casady School in Oklahoma City to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders. For the past year, Megan has been …

iOS Apps

Derbyshire pupils wear slippers at school to get 'better grades'

<b>A primary school has allowed its pupils to wear slippers in class after research suggested it helps them get better grades.</b><p>Findern Primary School in Derbyshire has been trialling the idea there are benefits to children's learning when in a "shoeless" environment.<p>Professor Stephen Heppell from …

Derbyshire

'When I found myself crying at my computer, I knew that I had to quit teaching'

As from today, I am not a teacher. I don’t know what I am now. But I am not a teacher.<p>I have been teaching for four years. Not long, I know, but long …

Trump’s Ban on Muslim Immigrants Could Mean I May Never See My Grandma Again

“She’s the woman who encouraged me to go to college, to get a great job, and to live my best life.”<p><i>In this op-ed, Mona Khalifeh, a 25-year-old Iranian-American journalist based in Los Angeles, shares the personal impact of President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim</i> …

Ashton Kutcher Talked About How the Refugee Ban Hit Home for Him and Mila Kunis

"My blood is boiling right now!"<p>Quite a few celebrities have spoken out in the wake of President Donald Trump's executive order banning refugees and immigrants from predominately Muslim countries, but for Ashton Kutcher, the situation hits close to home. In a series of tweets, Ashton shut down the …

Immigration

7 things siblings of those with autism want you to know

<b>Autism is a lifelong disability that affects the way an individual communicates with others and perceives the world.</b><p>All autistic people have certain …

Syria: Anti-ISIL forces close in on Raqqa

The US-backed campaign against ISIL is closing in on Raqqa, the Syrian capital of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate.<p>The offensive is being waged by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) who say that under President Donald Trump they have seen signs of increased American support.<p>They aim to fully …

‘We’re not hippies, we’re punks.’ School that has projects, not subjects, on the timetable

Finland’s answer to a slip in standards is to put more ‘joy’ into the curriculum. We visit a school in Yorkshire that aims to show the UK could do the same<p>‘New core curriculum for basic education emphasises the joy of learning,” reads a recent headline on a government education website. This new, …

Education

This child with Down syndrome won over an entire Sam's Club store

Carter, 6, may have Down syndrome, but it doesn’t stop him from being a ray of sunshine wherever he goes.<p>This was certainly the case when he took a routine trip to a Sam’s Club in North Carolina with his mom last week and was given an experience they won't soon forget.<p>“We see this cashier standing …

Walmart

Science Says You Need To Have Fun At Work, So Here Are 3 Ways To Have Productive Fun

If you do it right, it can be all fun and games.<p>Do you like your job? Hopefully, the answer is yes. But if not, you are not alone. In fact a majority of American employees report that they don't feel engaged at work. According to insights from behavioral science, people choose jobs that they think …