Scott Kinkoph

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New Tor is arriving with a distributed random number generator

The researchers at the Tor project have elaborated a new way to generate random numbers to support security improvements of its next-generation onion …

Student Self-Assessment Practices That Work

« Reconsidering End of Year Grading for Student Mastery | Main<p>Understanding how we learn best is one of the keys to growth as human beings. This …

Swap Your To-Do List for a "Break List" to Get More Done

To-do lists keep track of tasks we have to do, but they hardly ever provide actual motivation. A small tweak to your productivity method can solve …

To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

Take a look at your hand, right or left, it doesn't matter. Now imagine every finger represents a word. How many sentences can you come up with?<p>I think therefore I am.<p>Don't sweat the small stuff.<p>All you need is love.<p>Ximena Martinez, from Texas, thought this one was good: "Las naranjas son muy …

Literacy

7 tips from a hostage negotiator that will help you be more persuasive

We all have to have difficult conversations. And they’d be easier if you knew how to be persuasive. Whether it’s dealing with family members, buying a car or negotiating a raise, persuasion is always a useful skill.<p>But much of what you read doesn’t work in tough scenarios. So I decided to call …

Psychology

10 Unmissable Qualities of Wildly Successful People

Success is not something that can be accomplished overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, time and sheer dedication. Every successful leader, …

This Startup Plans to Plant One Billion Trees in a Year Using Drones

Currently, we are losing over 6.5 billion trees a year because of human activities and natural disasters. Though there are thousands of people …

How to Create a Wildflower Garden - Quiet Corner

Tips How to Create a Wildflower Garden<p>Wildflowers can be an excellent low-cost and low-maintenance option for your garden. Like any garden, some set …

Deck Design Inspiring Ideas - Quiet Corner

A deck is one of the biggest perks of owning a house and a space that combines indoor atmosphere with an outdoor feeling. When it comes to making it …

Adobe debuts Spark, a suite of mobile and web tools that lets anyone create visual content

Adobe this morning launched a new suite of apps called Adobe Spark, which allow both web and mobile users to create and share visual content – like posts for social media, graphics, web stories, and animated videos. On mobile, the Spark collection is effectively an upgrade and rebranding of a trio …

Adobe

Google Could End Passwords Forever With This Innovation

A new innovation from Google could either be a futuristic life-improver or a creepy method of biometric surveillance, depending on how seriously you take their “Don’t be evil” company credo.<p>The tech giant will soon test an initial version of Project Abacus, which could end passwords forever. The …

Google

American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong

The US Department of Labor projects that one million jobs in computing will go unfilled by 2020. These are good jobs, jobs that would allow economic mobility and great earning potential over the course of a career. We know why these positions aren’t being filled—a lack of skilled candidates.<p>In …

Teaching

Is ‘grit’ overrated in explaining student success? Harvard researchers have a new theory.

The concept of “grit” is perhaps the hottest trend in education circles these days, the idea that students who have a certain fire in their belly outperform those with high IQ or natural talent. Just this month, a book with the same name rose to the top of the bestsellers list, written by the …

Success

USBBY - USBBY Outstanding International Books List

[Site Map] Home - Awards and Lists - Outstanding International Books List<p>USBBY Outstanding International Books (OIB) List<br>Beginning in 2006 USBBY has …

Design Thinking and PBL

While project-based learning has existed for decades, design thinking has recently entered the education lexicon, even though its history can be …

Education

Googlink: Using Google Drawings like a Thinglink

<b>Google Drawings</b> is often overshadowed by the other Google Drive tools such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. However, it is an excellent tool for …

Google

8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

Similar Articles Added Earlier<p>This point in the school year is often a time of reflection for teachers, instructional technology coaches, and …

Learning Spaces

Save<p>Like<p>Pedagogy - Blended and flexible learning spaces<p>See more<p>Changing learning spaces can be the impetus for pedagogical change<p>See more<p>from …

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Timeline of History

Welcome to Histography<br>where every dot is a historic event from wikipedia<p>You are now viewing history from 1600 - 2000<br>Resize the bottom bar to view any …

Wikipedia

Cujo is a firewall for the connected smart home network

“Cujo protects everything on your network,” the company’s CEO, Einaras Gravrock says, describing his product in the simplest terms ahead of its Disrupt NY launch this week. “Think of it as an immunity system for your network.”<p>The Cujo is surprisingly unassuming, a small plastic stump with light-up …

Firewalls

7 Tips to Keep Students Engaged and Motivated until the Last Day of School

<b>by Maureen McCaffery, Community</b> <b>Engagement Manager, TenMarks, with help from TenMarks Teachers:</b><p>With summer fast approaching, we all know that it can …

Teaching

Get under the crust of these 10 fun and easy Raspberry Pi projects

The Raspberry Pi is an amazing device — one that packs a fully-functional Linux computer into a single chip showcasing low power and cooling …

Raspberry Pi

Xiaomi Mi Max is a 6.44-inch behemoth of a phone

In April, Xiaomi teased the Mi Max, a phablet that has a large screen (Xiaomi would not say how big, exactly) but still manages fits in your pocket.<p>Now that the Mi Max is officially out in China, Xiaomi is still sticking with the story (the company VP of International Hugo Barra called it …

Phones

Nissan unveils a home battery to take on Tesla's Powerwall

LONDON — Nissan announced a new home energy-storage device Monday, made out of recycled batteries sourced from its Leaf electric cars.<p>The xStorage system, which Nissan unveiled at an event in East London and is produced in partnership with power =-management company Eaton, is essentially the …

Batteries

This just in: Science proves yoga changes your DNA

Get on that mat<p>A study conducted by Harvard University, has empirically proven that yoga positively changes your cellular metabolic functions, ie, it …

Yoga

Why and How Personalized Learning is Transforming Texas Education

Texas schools are shifting rapidly from print to digital content. Cheap devices (especially $200 Chromebooks), engaging and dynamic content, and open …

Learning

Parents Are Freaking Out Because They Can't Answer A 7-Year-Old Kid's Exam Question

Put your calculator away. This 7-year-old kid’s math homework is baffling users on Twitter and it’s easy to see why when you hear the official answer …

Kids

Universities must enter the digital age or risk facing irrelevance

If there is one institution due for innovation, it’s the university. It’s time for a deep debate on how universities function in a networked society. …

Pedagogy