Victoria Zhang

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10 Little-Known Units of Time

When someone says they’ll “just be a moment,” they’re probably unaware that that actually means they’ll be precisely 90 seconds. In medieval …

Literature

Is Technology Transforming What It Means To Be Human?

English photographer Babycakes Romero might have a wonderfully amusing name, but his series '<b>The Death Of Conversation</b>' depicts an altogether bleaker …

Yes! Studies have proved that cognitive function would benefit from a nap during the day

Cognition

The Wisdom Deficit in Schools

New education standards emphasize technical reading skills over an appreciation for literature and the deeper values it can instill.<p>When I was in high school, I chose to major in English in college because I wanted to be wiser. That’s the word I used. If I ended up making lots of money or writing a …

High School

Why Kids Sext

An inquiry into one recent scandal reveals how kids think about sexting—and what parents and police should do about it.<p>It was late on a school night, so Jennifer’s kids were already asleep when she got a phone call from a friend of her 15-year-old daughter, Jasmine. “Jasmine is on a Web page and …

Pics or It Didn't Happen: The New Crisis of Connected Cameras

From celebrity nudes to Ray Rice’s domestic abuse to the ISIS bombings, an unresolved debate looms behind some of our biggest ongoing news stories.<p>In days or weeks, when the United States again drops bombs on the Islamic State, it will commence its first war shaped and driven by networked …

Building Better Teachers

Mastering the craft demands time to collaborate—just what American schools don't provide.<p>Teaching dwarfs every other profession that requires a college degree. Nationwide, 3.7 million schoolteachers serve grades K–12—more than all the doctors, lawyers, and engineers in the country combined. Teacher …

The Many Ways Twitter Is Bad at Responding to Abuse

As it considers revising its rules, the company must decide which users it really values.<p>Hundreds of tributes have already been written since the world learned of Robin Williams’ death by suicide on August 11. The loss of his genius and warmth was clearly a terrible blow to his fans, friends, and …

The Web Is Actually Making You Less Social & More Lonely

It's the ultimate moral dilemma, social networks by their very nature have actually made us less social.<p>The level of our interactions with our …

Technology in the classroom: myth vs reality

Some remain sceptical about the use of data and technology in the classroom, says Charlie Harrington, but there are many benefits to its application<p>Today, learning materials are shifting from print to digital and textbooks are becoming more dynamic — meaning that data about how students learn can …

Pedagogy

Can practices be transplanted?

Yesterday I asked if practices could be transmitted. Shortly after I read the forum letter that prompted that question, I experienced something at a …

Making Learning More Connected

I consider myself pretty invested in the Connected Learning community. I had the privilege of co-chairing the “Civic Education and Youth Serving …

Teaching

The Un-Fallacy of Balanced Literacy

<i>This is my response to an Op-Ed Piece that appeared in the New York Times titled “The Fallacy of Balanced Literacy” written by Alexander Nazaryan.</i> …

Teaching

Making Learning More Connected

<i>This post was originally featured on dmlcentral.</i><p>I consider myself pretty invested in the Connected Learning community — I had the privilege of …

KQED

<b>By Gayle Allen</b><p>On a rainy Saturday at Hackbright Academy classroom in San Francisco, a group of 35 adults sat at tables, desks, and on couches …

The Skills of Leonardo da Vinci

In the early 1480s, many years before he painted the world-famous pieces for which he is now best known—the Mona Lisa being just one—Italian polymath …

Teddy Roosevelt’s 10 Rules For Reading

Theodore Roosevelt was perhaps the most well-read president. On a normal day he'd read a book before breakfast with another two later in the day. …

Classroom Assessment - Collaborative Project

Collaborative Project on Classroom Assessment Thank you in advance for taking time to contribute to this project. My name is Christina Miles …

More useful Twitter accounts to use in the Classroom

A few months ago, I wrote an article looking at how certain accounts on twitter are fantastic for providing amazing pictures that can be used to …

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Part II

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for just one more week -- until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once again kind enough to allow me to share some more of …

Study: An Intellectual Life Could Protect Against Dementia

Even for people with less education, mental activity in mid and late life gave them at least three years of protection against cognitive impairment.<p>As America ages, the specter of cognitive decline looms. In a 2012 AARP membership survey, 87 percent of respondents said they were extremely or very …

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That Will Lift You Up

When Maya Angelou passed away on Wednesday, the world lost not only a revered author and poet, but a guiding light for humanity.<p>Angelou's ability to …

This video of an elderly man with Alzheimer's buying his wife flowers on Mother's Day will bring you to tears

50 Collective Nouns to Bolster Your Vocabulary

Collective nouns may seem like quirky ways to describe groups, but 500 years ago, they were your ticket to the in-crowd. Most collective nouns, or …

Computers Are Getting Better Than Humans at Facial Recognition

Technology could chip away at freedom of expression—including our "right to lie."<p>Perceiving whether someone is sad, happy, or angry by the way he turns up his nose or knits his brow comes naturally to humans. Most of us are good at reading faces. Really good, it turns out.<p>So what happens when …

Your phone can finally do something really great: help endangered animals

New apps enlist citizen scientists to map environmental change<p>Around the world, species are going extinct at an unprecedented rate. They’re dying so fast and from so many different causes — habitat loss, climate change, hunting, competition with invasive species — that scientists no longer have a …

A Second Life for Wasted Soda Bottles: High-Tech Roofing

Engineers have figured out how to turn plastic trash into a material that keeps rain and heat out while letting sunlight in.<p>Perhaps the iconic image of developing-world poverty is a small collection of huts with thatched roofs. Unfortunately for those living in such places, these roofs are …

Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

<i>Every Tuesday, Italian expat Emiko Davies is taking us on a grand tour of Italy, showing us how to make classic, fiercely regional dishes at home.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>An adaptable one-pot meal, straight from the heart of Tuscan kitchens,</i> <i>made with just a few kitchen staples</i><i>.</i><p>This essential, easy, and cheap meal …