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Offshore wind farm a green-energy milestone

The first offshore wind energy farm in the USA is up and nearly ready to go, marking a new chapter in the nation’s changing electricity grid.<p>Thursday, workers finished installing the last of five turbines off Rhode Island’s coast, a little more than a year after the Providence-based developer …

Parents Use Pinterest To Craft Toddler A DIY Wheelchair

This paralyzed toddler moves around using a DIY wheelchair her parents built<p>A mom concerned over her paralyzed toddler’s ability to see the world …

Parenting

Britain's wildlife 'crisis' with more than 120 species at risk of extinction due to intensive farming

Britain’s wildlife is facing a “crisis” with more than 120 species at risk of extinction due to intensive farming, a report will warn.<p>Hundreds of the country’s best-known animals - including types of woodpecker and butterfly - will have an uncertain future with some disappearing completely as their …

Great Teachers are Learning-Activists not Learning-Pacifists

<i>I have recently began a new chapter in the PhD research project team: ILETC – Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change at Melbourne</i> …

What Are the Best Strategies for Surface to Deep Learning?

We hear a lot about surface to deep learning. In this blog, Peter DeWitt explains the different between the two citing a recently released paper by …

This Video of Kids Attempting to Explain What Their Teachers Really Do is Too Funny

It's guaranteed to put a smile on your face.<p>From shopping for new clothes to finding everything on the supplies list your kid's teacher sent out, back-to-school season is beyond busy. When you're in dire need of a break from pencils and notebooks, watch the above video for a much-needed breath of …

10 Stunning Greenhouse Conservatories Around the World Photos

Found in magnificent gardens around the world, glass conservatories are both practical and beautiful. Though the words conservatory and greenhouse are often used interchangeably, greenhouses are simple structures that function mainly to grow delicate plants and fruit trees. A greenhouse …

Golden Gate Park

Deeper Learning: 4 Components of the Theory of Action Infographic

<b>Deeper Learning: 4 Components of the Theory of Action Infographic</b>Many school administrators, teachers and parents want the education provided to …

What I learnt in my first year as a noob founder

Over the past few years, I’ve worked for several startups and a VC firm, served in the Israeli army, sold people’s stuff for them on eBay, built …

Startups

6 free online classes you should consider before going to business school

So you’ve been considering getting an MBA.<p>It seems like a foolproof plan, right? After all, the MBA is the degree that opens the doors to the world …

Just adding pollinators could boost small-farm yields

Just sending more pollinators into action on small farms around the world could significantly boost crop yields, says a massive new study.<p>Coaxing …

Can genetic engineering help crops adapt to a warmer world? These scientists hope so.

<i>Originally published on Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>Roger Deal is trying to figure out how plants remember drought.<p>An assistant professor of biochemistry and genetics at Emory University, Deal says most plants have a kind of memory for stress. When experiencing water shortage, for example, plants close the holes in …

2015’s best summer books for children

<b>Ace Dragon Ltd</b><b><br>by Russell Hoban and Quentin Blake</b> <i>48pp, Walker, £12.99</i><p>An effortless merging of the everyday and the magical is a hallmark of Russell Hoban’s stories. Here, the magic is subtle and funny, and needs only the simplest of explanations to seem plausible. When John hears a “klonk” coming …

Books

Irrigation optimization system helps farmers save precious water

Add / Remove According to projections, the world will need to produce 70 percent more food by 2050 to feed its growing population. But with water …

Higher Education 'Is Failing Students And Employers'

Higher education is failing to meet the needs of both students and employers, and only a fundamental transformation can put it on the right track.<p>These are the findings of a major survey of leaders in industry and academia, which cast doubt on higher education’s ability to fulfil a core role of …

Higher Education

5 open source alternatives to Google Docs

When you deal with a lot of documents every day, whatever you write—whitepapers, manuals, presentations, different marketing materials, contracts, …

Is farming a public service?

A bill recently introduced in Congress, the Young Farmer Success Act, would make farmers eligible for federally subsidized student loan forgiveness — just as teachers and nurses are now — on the grounds that agriculture is a public service. But is it?<p>Certainly the history of U.S. farm policy would …

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Project Based Learning- 6 Must Read Books

'A practical guide to Project Based Learning. Designed for middle and high school teachers, the PBL Starter Kit contains down-to-earth, classroom …

Pedagogy

Extracurricular sports make kids more attentive

<b>Regular, structured extra-curricular sports help children develop self-regulation and stay focused in the classroom as they grow up, says a study.</b><p>“By …

Pakistan

Worm Farming - Beginners Guide To Starting A Worm Farm!

Are you an eco-friendly person and is looking for some ways to turn your kitchen garbage into something that’s profitable?<p>Learn The Basics on How To …

Profit

A Very Good App for Creating Educational Screencasts

June, 2015<br>Screencastify is an excellent screen video recorder for teachers. It is also one of the few apps out there that works seamlessly on …

Green-fingered teachers: how to grow fruit and vegetables in school

There’s nothing more satisfying than harvesting your own crops at school. As the first plums of the season ripen on trees and tiny cabbages appear between leaves, students can feast both their eyes and their bellies, on the fruits of their labour.<p>But there are also a wide range of educational …

Gardening

6 Handy Tools for Adding Text to Pictures

June 25, 2015<br>In today’s selection we curated for you some useful apps and web tools to use to add text to pictures and create classroom posters. …

Posters

Insights- A New Educational Tool for Creating Paperless Interactive Lessons

June 25, 2015<br>The popular educational app TinyTap has recently released a new tool called Insights. This is basically a data management tool to help …