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Kidtech startup SuperAwesome is now valued at $100+ million and profitable

Technology companies like Facebook and Google are scrambling to catch up to the fact that the kids have joined a web originally built for adults, and are using it the way adults do – by liking and commenting, sharing, clicking through on personalized recommendations, and viewing ads. But the …

Roald Dahl

How to Cook Ribs in the Oven for Meaty Satisfaction All Year Long

<b>1. Oven-Braised Short Ribs with Pasilla-Tomato Mole</b><br>Chef Hugo Ortega uses smoky pasilla chiles, tomatoes and spices to make a rich, tangy mole sauce …

Cooking

Recipe: Winter fish stew warms the soul with chorizo, white beans, and garlic toasts

This stew draws inspiration from Spanish and Portuguese traditions, where pork, seafood, and potatoes or beans play important roles. In this pot, …

Seafood

Cauliflower cheese gratin with leeks - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>500ml whole milk<br>• 1 tsp black peppercorns<br>• 1 small onion, halved<br>• 2 fresh bay leaves<br>• 2 large mace blade pieces<br>• 1 large cauliflower (about 1kg)<br>• 2 …

The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn Typing/Keyboarding

I’ve previously had some “learn-to-type” sites on The Best Websites For Students To Learn About Computers, but I thought it would be useful to expand …

Easily Create Vocabulary Quizzes With “Wordsmyth”

Wordsmyth seems like an exceptional online dictionary that lets you create several different types of vocabulary quizzes. Teachers can get accounts …

Google gives students interactive tools for STEM and internet safety

Google launched a new browser-based Google Earth this past April, adding educational tools to make it easier for teachers to show the world off to students without having to leave the classroom. The company also collaborated with the BBC to create a digital storytelling platform called Voyager that …

The clueless parent's guide to understanding Snapchat

Confused about Snapchat? You’re not the only parent. Snapchat is perhaps the most misunderstood of all social media apps. Is it a social network? A photo platform? A means for frustrated millennial expression? The short answer is yes, to all of those things. The longer answer, well…<p><b>What is Snapchat</b> …

Mobile Photography

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Ingredients:<p>12 cherry tomatoes<br>• 1/3 cup tahini<br>• 1 1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar<br>• Large pinch cayenne pepper<br>• 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt<p>Method:<p>Prepare a …

This 13-year-old programmer is on a mission to educate 100,000 aspiring coders

When most of us were making our way through first grade, Tanmay Bakshi was a programming prodigy.<p>His love affair with computer programming started out as fun and games at the tender age of five. “Computers just fascinated me with how they could do anything. They were like magic,” Bakshi told Quartz …

Amitabh Bachchan

Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else

Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to anyone with a personal Google account, too.<p>This means …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

8 most romantic camping destinations in America

The most romantic camping destinations in the US are all about sharing the love of the outdoors with someone special!<p>As long as your love’s idea of …

Emotional Intelligence Has a Scary Dark Side, Says Science

Research suggests that being too in tune to others' emotions can elevate stress levels.<p>Back in 1995, Daniel Goleman published the bestselling book, <i>Emotional Intelligence</i>. It was based on a concept introduced roughly three decades earlier by Michael Beldoch: Emotionally intelligent individuals have …

Emotional Intelligence

Apple releases Classroom iPad app version 2.0 w/ ability to manually create classes & more

Alongside public releases for iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 today, Apple has officially released version 2.0 of its Classroom app for iPad previously in beta.<p>Version 2 of the app brings a number of new features including the ability to create classes within the app and invite …

Apps

“Spiral” Looks Like A Great Site Where Teachers Can Set-Up Free Virtual Classrooms

Spiral lets teachers create free virtual classrooms where students can create collaborative presentations, view and respond to presentations, and/or …

Education Technology

Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to <b>leave comments in the margin</b>. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students …

Google Docs

‘Artificial Intelligence’ Has Become Meaningless

It’s often just a fancy name for a computer program.<p>In science fiction, the promise or threat of artificial intelligence is tied to humans’ relationship to conscious machines. Whether it’s Terminators or Cylons or servants like the “Star Trek” computer or the <i>Star Wars</i> droids, machines warrant the …

Artificial Intelligence

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

New Google VR short takes a look at racial identity

The 360-degree video is reportedly the first in a new series<p>There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about using virtual reality to foster empathy, so it’s appropriate that Google’s latest VR venture focuses on racism and racial identity. The 360-degree video looks at the experience of Dezzie, a …

This incredible tool lets you see how Facebook tracks you online

A browser extension shows you how Facebook infers what content you want to see based on your social media habits and behaviors.<p>Data Selfie is a free …

IBM Watson

To Build Critical Thinking Skills, Students Need a Platform

By Shona Rose<p>When I teach writing, many of my students turn in the same work, copied more neatly--despite the hours I have poured over their work …

Pedagogy

Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

In many cases, there seems to be a tendency to water down expectations when it comes to integrating technology. During a recent presentation on …

Education Technology

Watch Microsoft’s HoloLens bring ‘Portal’ to life in the real world

Last summer, the world lost its collective mind over <i>Pokemon Go</i>.<p>Thanks to augmented reality, smartphone owners were able to find and catch Pokemon in …

Augmented Reality

Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?

Targeted, genetic modification in humans is no longer in the realm of science fiction. Both the UK and US governments have approved the use of a …

Genetics

Coding Computer Animation in 1964 Looked a Lot Like It Does in 2016

Enjoy Bell Labs ' short tutorial 'Programming of Computer Animation.'<p>What's interesting here is that this is basically how you would achieve the same effects in the year 2016 with a fashionable graphics-friendly language/tool like Processing or P5, save for the data cards, at least. Computer …

Animation

The best way to learn new technologies is by doing. Here’s some inspiration.

App ideas — Part 1<p>These are not ground-breaking ideas, they’re not necessarily new, they’re probably not making you rich, but they’re simple enough …

Trends

3D Printed Material 10X Stronger Than Steel

Last September, we wrote about the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Germany and their R&D on metamaterials, hacking the internal structures of materials to create simple, non-powered machines. By experimenting with various microstructural designs, researchers were able to 3D print simple machines that …

How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn

For many years, schools and universities have had to change the way they work and teach in order to fit in with technology.<p>Software like PowerPoint, …

Education Technology

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes - Dinner, then Dessert

In your slow cooker aluminum insert (do not heat a ceramic insert, use a skillet instead).<p>Heat the skillet/insert on medium high heat.<p>Season the …

Recipes