Kathryn Hanssen

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George RR Martin: our long obsession with Mars

Once upon a time there was a planet called Mars, a world of red sands, canals and endless adventure. I remember it well, for I went there often as a child. I come from a blue-collar, working-class background. My family never had much money. We lived in a federal housing project in Bayonne, New …

Books

Q&A: How Tech Can Improve Youngsters' Reading Skills

New book examines 'quiet' reading crisis<p>Even as the market for digital devices and apps aimed at young children explodes, parents and educators alike …

Early Childhood Education

6 Bad Arguments That Make the GMO Debate Look Stupid

Although I took a critical thinking course in college, it was really my friend and mentor, Donna from BAD RAP, who taught me how to unravel faulty …

Critical Thinking

Why Technology Is Affecting Critical Thought in the Workplace and How to Fix It

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thanks to the accessibility of technology, it’s become increasingly clear that workers these days are less apt to form their own intelligent and independent thoughts. And, the question begs, why should they?<p>After all, a simple Google or …

New statewide tests target critical thinking

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Content Management

Critical Thinking for Personalized Learning

This post is part of a series about the Building Blocks for Personalized Learning. The building block of <b>Critical Thinking</b> helps to construct a firm …

Pedagogy

Shop Tablets, Tablet Reviews & Specs

A Complete List of Free Stock Image Sites for E-Learning

The Internet is rife with free things, especially free stock image sites. However, there are usually three main issues with the free stock image …

eLearning

Edulastic - A Free Formative Assessment Platform for Teachers

Snapwiz, an innovator of education technology, announced the release of a free solution that directly addresses the Common Core implementation …

Pedagogy

The Bare Minimum Of Technology Integration

<b>The Bare Minimum Of Learning Technology</b>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b>What is the bare minimum of learning technology integration in a classroom?Does it depend …

Education Technology

App Finder

Top science book prize won by woman for first time

Adventures in the Anthropocene, a study of human plundering of Earth’s resources, makes Gaia Vince first female outright winner of Royal Society Winton prize in award’s 28-year history<p>The most prestigious science book prize in Britain has been won by a solo female writer for the first time in its …

Books

This new idea could change recycling in the U.S. forever

By this time next year a major high-tech recycling plant in Baltimore could be sorting 54,000 tons of recycled plastic materials—yogurt cups, milk …

Peloton's on-demand spin bike now lets you bookmark and filter search results

Peloton, a new indoor cycling bike system with on-demand lessons from a live studio, today received an update that now allows users to bookmark rides they like, whether it’s one they’ve taken before that they enjoyed or from an instructor they prefer.<p>With its New York-based studio offering themed …

This new 3D printer adds stunning laser-cut precision to your DIY craft projects

Laser printers are great, when they work. But up until now, they couldn’t print you out a wallet, a perfectly fitting pair of jeans, or a nifty wood-cut drone. A new 3D laser printer called Glowforge aims to let anyone do just that at home.<p>Unlike most 3D printers, the Glowforge doesn’t create …

IPad Air

Todoist gets a new logo and updated Web and Mac interface

Popular productivity app Todoist is getting a new, cleaner logo as part of major rebranding strategy.<p>As one of the most popular productivity apps around, the company says the old logo no longer resonated with its team and goals. Hence the new logo, which immediately looks more productivity-oriented …

Apps

Interactive book apps – 10 of the best

In the early days of Apple’s iPad, there was a gallon of hype around the potential for interactive book apps. When many of the early, expensive-to-develop examples flopped on the App Store, the hype ebbed away.<p>Even so, a number of developers, publishers and authors have continued plugging away at …

Apps