Kathy Altaras

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The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

The WTF Economy

WTF?! In San Francisco, Uber has 3x the revenue of the entire prior taxi and limousine industry.<p>WTF?! Without owning a single room, Airbnb has more …

Innovation

Did someone say ... SAMR?

flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license<p>SAMR is an acronym standing for substitution, augmentation, modification …

Education Technology

Why Self-Publishing May Be the Best Writing Lesson Ever

Brian South is an English teacher in Naperville, Illinois, a suburb 30 miles west of Chicago. He is also the faculty advisor of the literary magazine …

Unbelievably detailed street art made with just a roll of tape

Street Art

Photograph: Sam Barlow<p>The interviews are timestamped, so it’s easy to keep the chronology straight, but working out how and why Seifert’s character answers in the way she does is the real …

Holus brings 3D holograms to the home and office

Can we truly say mobile technology puts the world in our hands, when all we can see is 2D images in a flat (or slightly curved) screen? Technology continues to improve and I say it’s time for the true next-generation devices to hit the store shelves. VR and Augmented reality are the first things …

How to Create PowerPoint Infographic Elements - E-Learning Heroes

If you think infographics are only for marketing and data visualization, think again. They’re actually really helpful for anyone building online …

An inside look at how Apple vets iOS developers for their wondrous launch demos

<i>At last October’s introduction of the new iPad Air, the creators of a clever iOS app named Replay were invited on stage. To get there, they went through a selection process that illustrates Apple’s perfectionism—and hidden application sophistication.</i><p>In September 2014, while at the Stupeflix Paris …

stupeflix

The Age of Adaline Charms and Surprises, Thanks in Part to Harrison Ford

The new immortality romance The Age of Adaline, opening Friday, is made up of many seemingly discordant elements. But interesting casting and a defiant oddball streak make it worthy counter-programming.<p><i>The Age of Adaline</i> is a curious creation. Both earnest romantic melodrama and science-fiction …

We’re Comfortably Numb and It’s Robbing Us of Our Creativity

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Creativity

Herr Nilsson - talking about naughty cartoons!

This Stockholm based street artist, uses famous cartoons and adds plenty of controversial humour<b>.</b> His work has gained great popularity in the last …

Big Data Visualization and Dashboards for Amazon Redshift Just Got Even Easier and More Powerful, Starting

The locomotive-like momentum of cloud BI continues to accelerate with the latest release of TIBCO Spotfire for AWS, optimized for Amazon Redshift, …

Cloud Computing

BOOK REVIEW FRIDAY – CROSSING TO SAFETY BY WALLACE STEGNER

“In fiction, I think we should have no agenda but to tell the truth.” – Wallace Stegner<p>Thank you to my friend and colleague Christina Carson for …

2,000 Miles to DC—By Canoe—to Protect the Boundary Waters

Adventure educators Amy and Dave Freeman arrived in Washington D.C. last Tuesday—by canoe. Over the past hundred days, the couple has paddled and portaged 2,000 miles from their home in Minnesota to our nation’s capitol, collecting signatures on their 20-foot fiberglass canoe to show their …