Margaret McCarron

41 Flips | 3 Magazines | @MargaretMcC2ofe | Keep up with Margaret McCarron on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Margaret McCarron”

How to Be Honest When the Truth Feels Risky

If we’re being honest, I lie all the time. I lie about why I’m late, why I’m bailing, where I’m going, what I was doing when I didn’t pick up the …

A Generation in Japan Faces a Lonely Death

TOKIWADAIRA, Japan — Cicadas, every Japanese schoolchild knows, lie underground for years before rising to the earth’s surface in summer. They climb up the nearest tree, where they cast off their shells and start their short second lives. During their few days among us, they mate, fly and cry. They …

Japan

The Never-Ending Foreclosure

How can the country survive the next economic crash if millions of families still haven't recovered from the last one?<p>GLENDORA, California—In retrospect, refinancing their home was a bad idea. But the Santillan family never thought that it would lead them to foreclosure, or that they’d spend years …

Real Estate

The Military Is Burning Art from Guantanamo That the World Should See

An exhibition of detainee art has the Pentagon riled, but destroying it is a cruel form of censorship.<p>For all its notoriety, most Americans know very little about Guantanamo Bay. A decade and a half after 9/11, it remains shrouded in secrecy—a remote prison in Cuba where America sent alleged …

How the Family-Run Underground Museum Became One of L.A.’s Most Vital Cultural Forces

The night after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, <i>Moonlight</i> director Barry Jenkins made his way to the Underground Museum, a buzzy cultural hub and alternative art space in the ­predominantly black-and-Latino neighborhood of Arlington Heights, in ­Central Los Angeles. Walking into the small …

National Bail Out

This toolkit is your first step in being part of the National Bail Out movement.<p>Check it out and sign up to connect with us so we can support you in …

St. Petersburg

Jay-Z Discusses Rap, Marriage and Being a Black Man in Trump’s America

The music mogul talks with The New York Times’s executive editor at the close of an eventful year.

Jay Z

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

29 Argentines Sentenced to Life in Prison in ‘Death Flights’ Trial

BUENOS AIRES — Judges overseeing Argentina’s most high-profile human rights trial sentenced 29 former officials to life in prison on Wednesday, in a case that documented the former military dictatorship’s widespread practice of killing civilians by throwing them from aircraft.<p>“This is a happy …

Even sex is in crisis in Venezuela, where contraceptives are growing scarce

CARACAS, Venezuela — Yorlenis Gutierrez, a 28-year-old mother, spent months vainly scouring pharmacies for a drug whose scarcity is complicating her sex life and those of countless other Venezuelans. In a country beset by shortages, this is one of the most difficult: the disappearance of …

Venezuela

This tiny country is one of the top travel destinations for 2018

When we’re planning a getaway there are a couple of things we look for. Beautiful scenery, delicious food and wine and a lack of crowds. We’re sick …

European Travel

Diversity isn't just about justice. It's about helping us make better collective decisions.

Scott Page is a professor of political science at the University of Michigan, and the author of The Diversity Bonus, a new book based on his research on diversity and collective decision-making (some of which has been developed and presented at workshops organized by the MacArthur Network on …

Machine Learning

How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down

On a Tuesday morning in June 2016, Nathan Brown, a reporter for The Times-News, the local paper in Twin Falls, Idaho, strolled into the office and cleared off a spot for his coffee cup amid the documents and notebooks piled on his desk. Brown, 32, started his career at a paper in upstate New York, …

Journalism

Random Name Picker

Random Name Picker is a free tool from Classtools.net. This game can be used to select students for class discussions, presentations, or group …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Collaboratively Create Video Playlists

There is a lot of great educational content on YouTube. The challenge that many teachers and students have is finding and keeping track of it all. …

Education Technology

The Secret Sauce to Choosing Edtech? Find Tools By Fit, Not Feature

Finding and selecting edtech products can be a lot like grocery shopping for your family. Walk in when you’re starving without a list and you’ll …

Education Technology

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Copyright for Teachers and Students

About ten days ago I read this article from attorney Sarah F. Hawkins. The article didn’t have much that was new to me, but I am bringing it up …

Image Search

Helping Teens Find Purpose: A Tool For Educators To Support Students’ Discovery

<i>This post has been edited*</i>Classroom educators know better than anyone else how much of learning is built on the strength of relationships in the …

Education

More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? We’re Asking The Wrong Question

Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. The real issue is the process of learning.<p>My husband Ken likes to tell a story about his middle-school trigonometry class in the late 1970s, when the first solid-state, pocket-sized electronic calculators were coming onto …

Annual Tomato Food Fight in Spain: Pictures

United Kingdom

Welcome to Future Learning month

It's time to get an education. Future Learning has arrived.<p>Each month here at <i>The Memo</i> we explore how technology is changing a particular aspect of …

The Oregon Trail, GBL, and 7 suggestions to integrate gaming in the classroom

I had a flashback moment a few days ago as I was reading Lance Mosier’s sweet blog post You Died Of Dysentery! Resources on The Oregon Trail. First …

'I got my Year 1 class blogging – and it has transformed their writing skills'

“Has Doreen been on yet?”<p>That’s the shout that starts most of my Year 1 classes each day. The call is followed by children running into the class to …

An Academic Use for Social Media

Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and even Snapchat are tools that our students use and that we can leverage in the classroom to help practice …

10 MORE digital bell-ringer activities to kickstart class (Part 2)

We have a golden window of time at the beginning of any class. For these first five or ten minutes of class (OK, probably more the five than the …

How Technology is Now Empowering Educators

Bridging the gap between digital and the classroom.<p>Digital transformation is disrupting every industry, and education is no exception. Global investment in edtech companies is increasing rapidly, with some reports predicting a total of $252 billion in investments by 2020. Investors aren't the only …

Some Handy Google Sheets Tips for Teachers

August , 2017 After Google Docs poster, here is the one we promised to prepare for Google Sheets. Our purpose behind these visuals is to highlight …

Education Technology

Some Helpful Social Studies Apps for Teachers and Students

August 14, 2017 Below is a collection of some very good apps to use in your social studies class. This collection is created and featured in iTunes …

Education Technology

A Collection of Good Web Tools to Help Research Students

August 14, 2017 For those of you who haven't seen it yet, below is one of our popular infographics we published last year featuring important web …