Thomas Melhorn

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How to prepare your kids for jobs that don't exist yet

The founder of littleBits on turning kids into creators<p>When I was growing up, as far as I knew, there wasn’t data mining or user-experience design or front-end engineering—and now they’re some of the most coveted careers in the world. Today, we can’t just prepare students for certain types of …

When ‘Taking Our Country Back’ Led to a Massacre

On July 30, 1866, “taking our country back” left our country bloodied and scarred in a now-forgotten event called the New Orleans Massacre.<p>One of …

Civil Rights

Do's and don't of decorating your kid's room

Designing kids bedroom is a dream of every parent. To decorate a comfortable, functional, as well as a friendly bedroom for kids, can be one of the …

Home Decorating

A First-Time Buyer’s Guide to Home Maintenance

Take care of these tasks to avoid major home hassles, inefficiencies or unsightliness down the road.<p>Brought to you by<p>When you buy your first house, …

'Kill Every Buffalo You Can! Every Buffalo Dead Is an Indian Gone'

The American bison is the new U.S. national mammal, but its slaughter was once seen as a way to starve Native Americans into submission.<p>It was near the end of September, an unusually warm week in 1871, and William “Buffalo Bill” Cody and a group of wealthy New Yorkers stood atop a grassy hill near …

Native Americans

U.S. special forces wage secretive 'small wars' against terrorists

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama is increasingly calling upon Special Operations forces to carry out so-called "small wars" across the Middle East and Africa to challenge both ISIS and al Qaeda in places where the U.S. maintains a footprint beyond Syria and Iraq.<p>In his first trip overseas …

How to Create Digital Homework That Students Love

Technology in School<p>How to Create Digital Homework That Students Love<p>By Laura McClure     Apr 27, 2016<p>Shutterstock / JStaley401<p><b>Let’s redesign</b> …

Education Technology

The Changing Dynamic Between the Teacher and the Taught

The mobile, connected, personal technology of the digital age is now an integral part of the American (and worldwide) education system. The insurgence of technology into education has, in turn, introduced "neomillennial" learning styles among students. Such learning is now prevalent enough to be …

Student Engagement: Is It Authentic or Compliant?

By onApril 12, 2016 7:05 AM<p>Sometimes a quiet class where students are listening and the teacher is doing the talking is seen as an engaged class. …

Pedagogy

Gamification, personalization and continued education are trending in edtech

I’ve spent most of my life in and around schools. First as a student, then as a teacher and lately as an innovator building tools and launching programs. As Nelson Mandela said, “education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”<p>Despite its importance, education seems to …

A Strong Case for Uncommon Learning

<i>It is not that our students are actually learning differently per se, but the environment in which they are learning is dramatically different –</i> …

10 Furniture Problems You Can Fix Yourself

A professional furniture restorer shares her secrets on making repairs that last.<p>Crystal Dvorak has been fixing, creating, restoring, and upcycling furniture for more than 20 years. The owner of Urban Patina in Shakopee, MN, she's seen every problem a piece of furniture can have. And she's fixed …

Furniture

Cuba Evokes History Of American Imperialism In Latin America

By Cody Cain, www.counterpunch.org<p>| Educate!<p>Above Photo: Thomassin Mickaël/Flickr<p>As President Barack Obama makes history as the first sitting U.S. …

How to Use Augmented Reality To Transform Your Classroom

Augmented Reality is changing education. What started out as something that was simply “cool” has become a way to engage learners like never …

After invading Iraq 13 years ago the US is still making the same mistakes | Trevor Timm

The lead-up to war in 2003 was filled with spin and misinformation. But today, we aren’t even having the semblance of a debate about military intervention<p>We invaded Iraq 13 years ago on Sunday, but you would barely know from watching the news. Perhaps because there are so many war anniversaries …

No More Colonialism Disguised as Financial Assistance: The US Must Relinquish Puerto Rico

This year, 2016, marks a new era in Caribbean colonialism.<p>The US Congress is preparing a “Financial Control Authority,” which will supervise the …

How rocks shaped the Civil War

Boulder, Colo., USA: The most studied battleground from the American Civil War, from a geological perspective, is the rolling terrain surrounding …

Women Are Sex Slaves in South Sudan’s Civil War

JUBA, South Sudan — In June, Elizabeth’s luck ran out.<p>As she sat talking in a long hut in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) camp this year, …

Human Rights

Listen to a Suffragist Recall Marching on the White House in 1913

There’s nothing like hearing about history from those who saw it happening first-hand.<p>In the clip below, from a 1978 interview between the suffragist …

The Presidential Election of 1876

In the centenary year of the Declaration of Independence, a close and bitter election was fought, in the shadows of scandal and fraudulence.<p>In the …

War

Building The Case For Skill-Based Education

Although it has been several years since the global financial meltdown of 2008 – which saw stock markets throughout the world crash and hundreds of thousands of people lose their jobs – unemployment in the United States remains persistently high.<p>Yet at the same time that many Americans are …

Teaching Is Truly a Joyous Profession

By onFebruary 21, 2016 5:17 AM<p>Elaborate "aha moments" coupled with the unexpected, makes education a very exciting field to be in.<p>However the day to …

Teaching

13 classic video games you can play right now in your web browser

Archive.org is an incredible resource that has saved countless pieces of media from being lost to time. Essentially a library of the old internet, the website has made wide collections of art, movies, and music available to anyone with access to a computer and internet connection.<p>Last year, over …

What really makes a good teacher? We asked the true experts - the pupils

When it comes to finding out what really makes a good teacher, we decided to ask the true experts on the subject - the pupils.<p>As part of the ongoing …

Teaching

Why Ability Grouping Doesn't Work

By onFebruary 15, 2016 5:47 AM<p><b>Today's Guest post is written by international Formative Assessment expert Shirley Clarke. Clarke is located in London,</b> …

The Apple iOS and Android Price Gap Just Gets Wider

Sunday’s post “How Apple Sucks the Profit Out of Mobile Phones,” prompted a reader objection:<p>“I think you should drop the ‘How’ in the headline, as …