R.C. Christie

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How to ditch Evernote and move to Google Drive

Andy Wolber explains how he replaced Evernote with Google Keep and Google Drive.<p>Over the years, I've accumulated nearly 2,000 notes in Evernote. My …

Two Great Chromebook Tools for Creating Animations for Your Class

September 30, 2015<br>Upon your request, here are the two tools we would highly recommend for teachers seeking to create animations and explainer videos …

Spotify told us the top 20 songs people listen to in the shower — here they are

At a conference earlier this week, Ek revealed that there are 39,000 active playlists named "Shower." And these playlists get 550,000 streams every day. (No pun intended).<p>But what songs are these people listening to in the shower?<p>Business Insider reached out to Spotify to find out which songs go …

The 4 Issues In Education That Every Presidential Candidate Should Be Talking About

<b>1. Inequality.</b><p>Educational resources in the United States remain unfairly stratified by socio-economic class. The lopsided distribution of classroom materials, technologies, libraries, counseling, support services and supplies is obvious. But there’s also the issue of professional development for …

World Leaders

4 Powerful Chrome Apps to Enhance Your Reading Experience

May 24, 2015<br>Here some very good Chrome apps to help you enhance your online reading experience. The extensions we curated for you today allow you to …

Teachers using pens and paper in the classroom “not fair” to students, Microsoft official says

Pens and paper have no place in the modern classroom. And chalkboards? They should be banished from our schools too.<p>That’s what Lia De Cicco Remu, …

12 Mobile Learning Trends to Watch Out For in 2015

• Flash to HTML5<br>• Device agnostic design approach<br>• Mobile app analytics<br>• Multi-screen usage<br>• Responsive web development for multi device consistency<br>• Bite sized …

A Teenager’s View on Education Technology

<b>By Soraya Shockley,</b> <b>Youth Radio</b><p>Remember when a TI-84 was the most technologically advanced tool in the classroom? I don’t! Tech has always been a part …

Education Technology

Every College Student Should Try This

I have the privilege of attending the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Penn is ranked as the 8th best university and Wharton as the best undergraduate business program in the United States. Throughout my first two years at Penn, I have had the opportunity to learn from world …

Why There Is No God: Quick Responses to 10 Common Theist Arguments

1. "Science can't explain the complexity and order of life; God must have designed it to be this way."<p>First, when considering this position, it's …

Blue Man Group outfits young fan with a robotic arm

One Blue Man Group fan got a very special robotic arm, delivered by his idols.<p>Wyatt thought his mom had won him a backstage tour, but instead he got …

In Albuquerque, police killings divide law enforcement agencies

After a fitful few hours of sleep, Kari Brandenburg reads a note every morning on a bulletin board in her closet, written to herself: "Being a hero is enduring for one moment more."<p>The sentiment has become a source of inspiration for Brandenburg, Albuquerque's chief prosecutor, and a signal of how …

ZBoard 2

Pioneers in the weight-sensing electric skateboard game, the makers of the ZBoard are back, and have taken just about everything to the next level. …

Ten books that give school librarians headaches

A novel about a Native American teenager who attends an all-white public school. An Iranian artist’s memoir of her childhood during her country’s Islamic Revolution. A picture book chronicling the true story of two male penguins who raised a chick together at New York’s Central Park Zoo.<p>These are …

15 Shocking Facts Most People Don't Know About Their Favorite Liquors

<i>This piece originally appeared on VinePair.com.</i><p>When you sit down with your poison of choice, your mind will probably be blown some way or another. …

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for <i>The Atlantic</i>, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all …

50 Great Novels About Madness

Not so much into March Madness? Well, perhaps you should look at it another way. March is the perfect month for reading books about madness — it is a …

Literature

Americans Don't Care Enough About NSA Spying To Protect Themselves, Survey Says

Americans are being spied on, but does anyone care?<p>We all know that the American government (specifically the National Security Agency and the FBI) is reading our emails, listening to our calls and watching what we look at online. Apparently we don't care enough to do anything about it.<p>The Pew …

Behind the cutting-edge DIY drug movement

There are a few kinds of people that stumble into the nootropic community. I ended up there about four years ago because I like drugs and I wanted …

Higher Perspective

When a person dies, many things can happen to them. I choose to believe that a deceased person has the ability to come back to Earth without taking a …

Bolt Poetry: Blacksmith Gives Emotion To Steel By Bending It Into Human Shapes

A steel bolt is probably one of the least emotional or human things that I can think of, but that’s not how Tobbe Malm feels. This Swedish blacksmith …

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, reviewed.

Here, in no special order of importance or chronology, are some things that happen in Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel: An old man uses a hoe to fight off …

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

16 Of The Most Exciting Books Of 2015 From Independent Publishers

More power to small presses.

Pat Robertson: Smoking pot is 'slavery to vegetables,' but God can 'set you free'

Televangelist Pat Robertson said on Monday that people who smoked marijuana, used cocaine or consumed alcohol had been enslaved by vegetables.<p>“God …

Have men fallen out of love with books?

Whatever happened to lads’ lit? Why don’t men read books by women? And how do we change the fact that many men haven't picked up a book since school, asks Chris Moss<p>Think of a man. Think of a book. What do you see? A shiny sci-fi novel? Crime, or horror perhaps? A “how to” car manual? Or a serious …

New Ancient “Mystery Human” Species Identified Shakes Up The Theory Of Evolution

I'm in!<p>Evolution is something scientists have observed at several different levels in nature, and when it comes to human ancestry, they’ve been able …

Inside the Troubles of “’71″: This Belfast war thriller is (almost) an Iraq war movie in disguise

Jack O’Connell is a lost British soldier being hunted by both sides amid the bloody intrigue of Northern Ireland<p>What was often called the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland may look like an almost inexplicable event from this historical distance: three decades of low-level, three-way guerrilla warfare …

Eisenhower's Holocaust

<b>Eisenhower's Holocaust</b><br>His Slaughter Of 1.7 Million Germans<br>Author Unknown<br>6-22-8<p><i>"God, I hate the Germans..."</i> (Dwight David Eisenhower in a letter to his wife in September, 1944)<p>Imagine. No one has eaten any food for weeks, and they are slowly starving and dying. But, they can't do this to us! <b>There are the Geneva Convention rules for the treatment of Prisoners of War.</b> There must be some mistake! Hope continues through the night, with no shelter from the cold, biting rain.<p>Your uniform is sopping …