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How do great educators stand out from the crowd?

There are some traits that I believe stand out above all in great educators and school leaders. These traits typify the ideal of having educators …

Pedagogy

Make Beautiful & Precise Design Drawings With The New Pattern App

Create beautiful, precise design drawings with the new Pattern app, that lets you be able to make all kinds of shapes and structures, for whatever …

We're Missing Opportunities to Use Educational Tech

<i>How can educational technology better support underserved students? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Vielka Hoy, Founder and Director at Vielka Hoy Consulting, on Quora:</b><p>I believe the key to …

Education Technology

8 Smart Tools For Smarter Teachers

05 September 2016<p>In the modern day classroom, technology and education go together hand in hand.<p>Their relationship makes preparing for class a …

Education Technology

Columbia GSAPP Releases Online Catalogue of 20,000 Architectural Images to Students

The Visual Resources Collection (VRC) at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) has released the …

Want a Creative Culture? Pixar Says Do These 3 Things | Inc.com

Leaders worry about innovation. This is true of almost every executive in any industry. While much has been written on various innovators' dilemmas and how to overcome them, one essential component frequently gets short shrift.<p>Creativity is often seen as the work of a solitary genius, and we tend …

Creativity

The 6 Most Inspiring Quotations from Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh is undoubtedly one of the most influential artists of the 20th Century. His bold, gestural brush strokes and emotive, often …

Google's new Arts and Culture app is like a museum in your pocket — here's how to use it

Google released its Arts and Culture app Tuesday and it could seriously change how we interact with art.<p>The app makes it super easy to view and learn about different works of art. You can search by historical movements or artists, but you can also get more specific and search by the kind of medium …

Apps

Essential Steps to Making a Killer Portfolio

You have the ability to capture the attention of a creative director in a single glance of your portfolio, so it’s vital to get the details right. …

Graphic Design
Toronto

10 Foods You Should Eat This Summer If You Want to Lose Weight

The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and thanks to the warm weather, your social life has probably gotten a boost. Between weekend barbecues and margarita-filled happy hours, summer is a delicious time to be alive. But if you're trying to lose weight, it can feel like you either need to become a …

Amazing architecture: All the RIBA 2016 award-winning buildings

​Five Ways Teachers Can Use Video Chat in the Classroom

Technology in School<p>​Five Ways Teachers Can Use Video Chat in the Classroom<p>By JT Ripton and Peter Scott     Jun 23, 2016<p>Image credit: Freud for …

Bring On The Golden Age Of Learning Technology

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The Post

Impressive Artworks by Yulia Brodskaya

Back in 2010 we showcased Yulia's work here for the first time. And of course we are past due for an update of her astonishing pieces. This is why …

Art

Small Changes in Teaching: The First 5 Minutes of Class

"Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to …

Teaching

The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere

Neurologist and teacher Judy Willis shares three simple techniques to help teachers build resilience in their students<p>In schools today, the focus is not only on helping students pass exams, but also on improving their character by making them more resilient. Resilience in learning, as in life, is …

Pedagogy

Lost 1928 Walt Disney film uncovered in British Film Institute archive

Six-minute film Sleigh Bells, featuring Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, has been restored and will get its world premiere at BFI in London next month<p>A long-lost Walt Disney film featuring his first animated character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, has been discovered tucked away in the national archive of the …

Animation

Meet Pixar’s Next Great Filmmaker

Peter Sohn rose from being the youngest child of Korean grocers in New York City to directing The Good Dinosaur, the Pixar film hitting theaters …

Digital Painting Asserts Its Place in Art History

“The most important artwork of our time might well be happening on a LiveJournal profile,” says curator Michael Connor.<p>“I love the word ‘painting;’ it implies an action in progress, something happening in front of you,” says Michael Connor, artistic director of Rhizome. Connor is the curator of the …

Art

The Guggenheim Puts Online 1600 Great Works of Modern Art from 575 Artists

If you were to ask me in my callow years as a young art student to name my favorite painter, I would have answered without a moment’s hesitation: …

Artist Uses Fallen Autumn Leaves As Canvases For Gorgeous Paintings

Image via Joanna Wirażka<p><b>As autumn comes</b> and leaves begin to fall, Polish artist Joanna Wirażka puts them to good use.<p><b>She collects</b> fallen leaves and …

12 Stunning Never-Released Images From Disney’s Animation Studio

Didier Ghez's They Drew As They Pleased: The Hidden Art of Disney's Golden Age gathers rare and previously unseen images from four of Disney's trailblazing artists in the studio's formative years.

Secret Teacher: brilliant eccentrics are a dying breed in education

They may not play by Ofsted’s rules, but we should cherish maverick teachers – they can change students’ lives<p>More from the Secret Teacher<p>As I look around the staffroom I am struck by the fact that, among the piles of exercise books and unwashed coffee cups, there is an endangered species, …

Teaching

Frozen’s Elsa Goes Under the Sea and More Disney Princesses Swap Story Lines in These Too-Cool Illustrations: See Them Here!

What if, instead of in an ice palace, <i>Frozen</i>'s Queen Elsa lived Under the Sea?<p>Out of the question? Not in Dylan Bonner's world! The Disney-obsessed …

Beautiful Art Deco Style Disney Movie Posters

This is a series of beautiful art deco style movie posters for Disney films as imagined by illustrator David G. Ferraro. What's your favorite? I like …

Film Posters