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Online Courses - Anytime, Anywhere

The course: <b>Using QR Codes in the Classroom</b> is no longer available to purchase on the Udemy platform. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have …

Teaching

Here Is How to Use PowerPoint to Create Educational Infographics

July 16, 2015<br>Here is an interesting short video from Microsoft in Education showing you how to use PowerPoint 2013 to create educational infographics …

The 8 Wastes in Higher Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on July 17, 2015<p>When most people think of Business Improvement and Lean Six Sigma they tend to think about manufacturing, particularly …

Teacher Asks These Questions In A Classroom But The Replies They Got Are Priceless.

Does This Big New Study On The Importance Of Social Skills Become A New “Marshmallow Test”?

You have probably heard about the big new study that has been in the news over the last twenty-four hours that traced the social skills (or lack of …

Education

3 Important Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know About

July 17, 2015<br>Over the last 10 days, Google released some important updates to Google Drive which we are re-sharing with you below in case you missed …

Hold tight, gang. A shiny new version of this site is coming soon. New content, new look, new everything.<p>Stay frosty,<p>Mike

A Visual Guide To All Of Those Unpronounceable Ingredients In Processed Food

What do those mystery chemicals actually do? Take a tour of the most common additives to find out how food scientists modify what you eat.<p>If you’ve ever perused an ingredient list and wondered why there’s polyglycerol polyricinoleate in your candy bar or tertiary-butylhydroquinone in your cereal–or …

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 …

Farmer Finds Bugs, Perspective on World Farm Tour

Last July, Joneve Murphy left a comfortable post an as in-house farmer at one of Washington, D.C.’s top restaurants to embark on an international <i>tour de farms</i>. While she knows how to grow obscure peppers and microgreens to top elaborate dishes, she had a feeling this wasn’t going to help feed the …

Farming

Uncle Sam Wants You to Live and Farm on a National Park

For readers who are staring out the window of a chilly office on a sunny day, dreaming about a life digging into the land, with miles of hiking trails and quiet, pastoral valleys right outside of your front door…the National Park Service may have a job for you.<p>Monday, Cuyahoga National Park in Ohio …

The world eats cheap bacon at the expense of North Carolina’s rural poor

Duplin County, North Carolina<p>The first thing Violet Branch does when she wakes up is to inhale through her nose to see whether the smell of hog excrement from across the street has seeped into her home again.<p>“Sometimes when I wake up the odor is in the house. Sometimes before I go to bed, the odor …

Agriculture

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

Time to get the economics of environment right

For instance, industries will continue to emit excessive greenhouse gases if there's no market value placed on retaining a stable climate system. And …

Sustainability
Nutrition

How The Tools Of Venture Capital Are Revolutionizing Food

What we eat is changing dramatically. Grocery stores devote aisles to organic merchandise, farmers’ markets spill into the streets and restaurants list the producers that supply their menus. People have become suspicious of Big Food, a catchall term that has come to mean anything processed or …

Agriculture

Chipotle caught in pork hypocrisy

Earlier this year, Chipotle Mexican Grill – in typical Chipotle fashion – sent its fans into a frenzy after announcing it was experiencing a pork …

damn.com

Inspire a Movement: Apply to Become a “Yardfarmer”

Despite the previous post about a NYC-based kitchen competition reality TV show’s call for contestants (see, <b>Calling Ambitious TV-Ready NYC-Area Sweet</b> …

Reality TV