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How Teachers Can Help 'Quiet Kids' Tap Their Superpowers

When Lily Shum was little, she dreaded speaking up in class. It wasn't because she didn't have anything interesting to say, or because she wasn't paying attention or didn't know the answer. She was just quiet.<p>"Every single report card that I ever had says, 'Lily needs to talk more. She is too …

Teaching

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 …

Computer Science

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 …

Self-improvement

Digital literacy tips & tricks: Literacy fundamentals part 2 — Reading

This is the second part of our short series of posts on literacy fundamentals. Catch up on part 1 — speaking & listening.In this post I’ll share some …

Google Photos on the web lets you easily adjust the dates and times of multiple photos

A new update is now rolling out to Google Photos on the web that will make organizing your pictures <i>much</i> easier.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to change the dates and times of multiple photos at one time in your Google Photos library, now you can. Just head to photos.google.com, select all of the photos …

Google Photos

Microsoft may launch two TV streaming devices at E3

Microsoft may have its sights set on ruling the television next.<p>The software titan has two streaming TV devices it will debut at next month's E3 video game conference, according to Brad Sams of tech news site Petri, who divulged the information Wednesday during a video podcast.<p>The first is a …

Education-2025 - Personal Learning Environments

Personal Learning Environments<p><b>Why Personalized Learning Environments?</b><p>As education moves well into the 21st century, the ways in which we learn and …

The Skills Most Companies Look for in Employees

<i>MPW Insiders is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i></i> …

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers

Portable Bluetooth speakers are one of the best ways to take those excellent audio waves with you everywhere. Compatible with practically every …

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Hopscotch's visual coding app is now on the iPhone

Kick your command line interface to the curb<p>Today, Hopscotch Technologies released an iPhone version of its popular visual coding app for kids. The new app lets users design games, art, and animations using a block-based visual programming language and then share those programs in-app with other …

Here’s How To Use Social Media At Each Stage Of Your Career

You know not to post drunken photos on Facebook, but do you know that your social media presence should change as your career moves forward?<p>You already know social media is a handy job-search tool. You dutifully update your LinkedIn account and scrub your Facebook profile of incriminating photos. …

Why You Shouldn't Judge the Parents of the 'Naughty' Kid

All parents are up against big challenges, and the parents of a child who misbehaves are often up against a lot more.<p>Shutterstock<p>From the time my …

This former teacher shared a super inspiring message to all the kids sitting exams

LONDON — The exams taken by young children in Britain — and whether these exams are causing too much stress — has been a big topic in the UK …

The most popular Android apps of all time

On March 6th, 2012, Google officially launched Google Play in order to consolidate its mobile stores and compete more effectively with Apple’s App …

Mistakes to avoid when changing careers

Starting a new career can be a bold and exciting decision, but making the switch more gradually may work better for your finances. Learn about the …

Virtual reality — from the living room to the classroom

There is a world of enormous educational potential with video games. Highly acclaimed simulation and tutorial games such as <i>SimCity</i> and <i>Math Blaster</i> have been continuously employed in elementary schools across the country, but the most common software used in education today is the web, word …