Lauren Gaskins

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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement

OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as …

New Photo-Sharing App Aims To Curb Bullying Through Community Downvoting

Stop bullying from infiltrating your digital space? Now there's an app for that.<p>Hyper, a new social media platform launching on May 5, is aiming to keep trolls at bay by creating digital audiences around genres of interest as opposed to personal profiles -- a function that will reduce bullying …

High School

6 characteristics of education of the future and how credentials will change

The Commonwealth Bank Jobs and Skills of the Future Report I wrote recently dug into how work and jobs are changing and what skills will be required. …

Mobilizing and Securing Digital Learning Environments for Limitless Learning

To rapidly—and securely—enable new learning, teaching, and business models, academic institutions are turning to cloud and digital workspace solutions.<p>Academic institutions have always found ways to push boundaries. Today, the ability to rapidly adopt new learning, teaching, and business models has …

Measuring Learning Will Be Key to Improving It in 2018

There is a popular quote attributed to management expert Peter Drucker: “What gets measured gets improved.” In education, the mantra is equally true. …

Pedagogy

Artist Delicately Cuts Paper to Mimic the Intricate Beauty of Fluid Ink Drawings

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.<p>In the right hands, an X-ACTO knife can be as precise as a newly sharpened pencil. Japanese artist Kiri Ken, aka Cutting Sword, masterfully …

Top 12 Succulents for Home Gardens

Echeveria<p>The crown jewels of the rosette-forming succulents, easy-care <i>Echeveria</i> come in a rainbow of colors and can be easily found at nurseries. …

5 tons of vintage wooden escalator warped into spectacular subway sculpture

Wynyard Station's four wooden escalators were first installed in 1931 and were finally replaced earlier this year after their wide wooden treads …

87-year-old woman finishes knitting 1,000th sweater for kids in need

Can we get a collective “awwww” for the amazing accomplishment of Anna Taylor? She’s our 87-year-old hero who, for the past nine years, has been busy …

Here’s the 50 cheapest cities in the world to backpack in 2017

Price of Travel have put together a “Backpacker Index” which breaks down the costs of visiting cities around the world. This research was formulated …