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The biggest myth about phone privacy

We should feel safe uploading selfies and other personal information to social networks and apps if our identities are hidden, shouldn’t we? Far from it, as Molly Crain explains.<p>Smartphones have transformed our lives in so many ways. They connect us to the outside world through email and social …

Privacy

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

Like many 11-year-olds in Texas, Ethan had to build a model of the Alamo as a school project. Often, students make their dioramas out of paper mache or popsicle sticks, but Ethan’s teacher gave him permission to build his project in Minecraft, the popular sandbox software game in which players …

Education

Kids and Teenagers Will Love Reading If We Grown-ups Just Cool Our Jets on Making Them Read Our Favorite Books

In a generation full of iPads, video game consoles that would have blown my 10-year-old mind, smart phones, and so many screen-filled gadgets that I …

Was Paris march a ‘moment’ that revived Liberté in France?

<i>Michael R. Marrus is a professor emeritus of Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto and co-author, with Robert O. Paxton, of</i> Vichy France and the Jews.<p>Were the marches across France of some four million people last Sunday, January 11, in sympathetic identification with the massacred …

Google Translate can now interpret signs and conversations in real time

Google is releasing a major update to Translate this week, making it much faster and easier to use the app for translating in-person conversations and printed text. The first big update is the inclusion of a feature called Word Lens, which comes from an app of the same name that Google bought last …

Kindergarten Entry Tests And More Education Predictions for 2015

In 2014 we've covered education as the world-changing story it is and you've been along for the ride. And so at year's end, NPR Ed reached far and wide to bring you a set of provocative predictions for the education world in 2015:<p><b>1) Blended Learning As A Daily Practice</b><br>One thing American schools …

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Landscaping

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

New Zealand

The Spiritual Lives of Teens in YA Lit, a discussion — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

<i>Cabaret</i>meets Cassandra Clare-a haunting magical thriller set in a riveting 1930s-esque world.Sixteen-year-old Thea Holder’s mother is cursed with a …

Books

Taking Charge: 5 Key Strategies for DIY PD

In a 2009 study, the Center for Public Education released <i>Teaching the Teachers: Effective Professional Development in an Era of High Stakes</i> …

Social Media

16 of the Best Blended Learning Resources

In February 2014, Edreform.com published a paper on digital and blended learning that points out over “68 percent of parents support digital …

A glimpse into the future: 5 top trends at CES

After a week filled with high-definition TV screens and shiny new gadgets, the International Consumer Electronics Show comes to a close.<p>Now that we've gotten a glimpse into our future, what were some of the themes of this year's CES? Here are five trends:<p><b>1. At CES, cars drive you.</b><p>Not only will cars …

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