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The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Galaxies

The Latest: Irma inland near Tampa, still Category 2 storm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):<p>12:15 a.m.<p>The National Hurricane Center says the core of Irma is now …

Moonlight: A visual and emotional masterpiece

Our identity is a product of our environment and the love we do or don’t receive growing up. But there comes a time when everything that’s happened …

‘Moonlight’ writers: ‘We’re two boys from Liberty City representing the 305’

Made-in-Miami “Moonlight” took home its second Oscar of the night for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 89th Academy Awards, beating screenplays for …

Education Technology

<i>This latest extract from Education Technology is written by Microsoft Education, exploring how Azure enterprise cloud service brings multiple</i> …

Meet The Hottest EdTech Start-Ups of 2017

<b>The Winners of this year’s EdTechXGlobal Awards were just announced, and show how Education Technology is still booming</b><p>Europe’s largest Education …

Market Impact

15 Teacher Podcasts for Your Summer Playlist

Last week I finished a day leading professional development for teachers and jumped in my rental car. I was about to embark on a solo drive to visit …

Education Technology

An Interesting Educational App Store for Teachers and Parents

May 2, 2017 Following the publication of educational apps evaluation rubric, one of our readers brought our attention to this interesting platform …

5 New Google Sheets Updates Teachers Should Know about

June 1, 2017 Google announced today the release of a number of interesting updates to Google Sheets. The most important of them all is the ability to …

12 Curriculum Planning Tips For Any Grade Level Or Content Area

NeverEndingSearch<p>A couple of weeks back I presented at a conference about the value of out-of -the-box thinking. On a whim I included a slide that …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Create Archives of Your Digital Activity

The end of the school year is here or near for many of us. Throughout the school year you probably created a bunch of useful materials online. Now is …

Blacks in Technology Educational Podcast

I am proud to announce that I will be joining the network <i>Blacks in Technology</i>, to produce an educational podcast that highlights technology …

21 YA Books You'll Want To Get Your Hands On This Summer

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Technology in early child development: Good or bad?

Nearly every modern parent has given a tablet or smartphone to a child for entertainment at some point. These devices are simply easy and always on hand and may not harm the child if given to him once in a while. If parents hand out a device regularly, though, could the technology slow early child …

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Mobile Devices

EduTech: Keep your knowledge up during summer break with these apps

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.</i><p>As …

Education Technology

These 5 Big Tech Trends Are Changing the Way We Learn

Our current education system is not fit for purpose. Student mental health is at an all-time low, and student debt is at an all-time high. Dominated …

'Minecraft Education Edition' will let kids build with code

The new extension, Code Builder, is available in beta right now.<p><i>Minecraft Education Edition</i> is getting a big upgrade: Code Builder. Essentially, students will be able to learn coding by traveling around the game's pixely world. Typing "/code" will bring up a list of commands and code snippets. From …

Take better smartphone photos with these simple tips and tricks

Lights, smartphone camera, action<p>By now we're all familiar with the basics of smartphone photography: You pull out your phone and push a button. But if you really plan to preserve those memories for posterity, then you'll want your phone snaps to look their best. So up your phone photo game with …

Mobile Photography

How Bioengineered Bacteria Could Give Robots a Living Brain

Researchers are applying mathematical models in a virtual environment to test out a bacteria-powered cyborg prototype.<p>Imagine a future where robots with organic brains could be controlled through their microbiome. That might become reality, if researchers at Virginia Tech can transfer their virtual …

Teachers cash in, big time, by putting lessons up for sale

Miss Kindergarten is in the million-dollar club. So are Lovin Lit, the Moffatt Girls and about a dozen other teacher-entrepreneurs who are spinning …

Technology Does Not Magically Make Teaching/Learning Better

There is a myth out there that integrating technology in your classroom makes you a better teacher. It is important to be clear that there is so much …

‘Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun.’ The road to immortality

In California, radical scientists and billionaire backers think the technology to extend life – by uploading minds to exist separately from the body – is only a few years away<p>Here’s what happens. You are lying on an operating table, fully conscious, but rendered otherwise insensible, otherwise …

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

Growing up in a hungry household in the first couple of years of life can hurt how well a child performs in school years later, according to a new study.<p>An estimated 13.1 million children live in homes with insufficient food, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Department of …

Research

Hands-on: Classroom 2.0 brings manual class creation to the iPad [Video]

Nestled between all of the other headlining releases yesterday was Classroom 2.0 for the iPad. The original Classroom app featured an MDM (Mobile Device Management) prerequisite, which made it more suitable for larger organizations with a dedicated IT department. With Classroom 2.0, teachers can …

App Store

Germany Is Taking Away Kindergarteners' Toys to Curb Future Addiction

The program is based on the idea that habit-forming behaviors start in childhood.<p>At a Berlin day-care center, the children packed away all the toys: the cars, the tiny plastic animals, the blocks and Legos, even the board games and most of the art materials. They then stood in the empty classroom …