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The Future of Technology in Education (Part 1: How The K-12 Horizon Report 2014 Gets it Right)

<b>The Future of Technology in Education (Part 1: How The K-12 Horizon Report 2014 Gets it Right.)</b><p>The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 K-12 Edition (HR14) is an …

New Blood Alcohol Technology Can Make A Car Undriveable If Sensors Find The Driver Is Over The Legal Limit

The Driver Alcohol Detection System for Safety for Safety (DADSS) is researching technology that would disable vehicles when an intoxicated driver …

Alcohol

Serving Gifted Students in General Ed Classrooms

Following are suggestions for how to best serve these students -- and what not to do.<p>Don't. . .<p>1. Use these students, whether formally identified as …

Should schools be doing more to track vulnerable students?

Teachers respond to Sir Michael Wilshaw’s concerns about safeguarding students at risk of harm, exploitation and radicalisation<p>‘Missing children’ at risk of exploitation, says schools inspections chief<p>In a letter to the education secretary, Nicky Morgan, the head of Ofsted, Michael Wilshaw, has …

Education

The not-rich kid’s guide to graduating from college with almost no debt - Vox

I was raised in a working-class neighborhood near Dallas by my mother, an immigrant from Vietnam. I attended the public schools nearby. We had metal detectors, drug searches using police dogs, a vice principal who was shot by a BB gun at a school assembly, and a teacher who was hospitalized after …

'Music education is vital in today's pressured world'

It is invigorating and inspiring well beyond a curriculum which is only a small part of lifelong learning, writes Marlborough Master Jonathan Leigh<p>Much has been written about the need for powerful musical programmes, not least by the supreme role model of Nicola Benedetti. Never has music's …

Wake Up, Tech Industry: It's All About The Customer

It’s no surprise that customer satisfaction is a key driver of business success. Recently, a top consulting firm predicted customer experience will surpass both price and technology as a key differentiator of brand. Unfortunately, this essential message isn’t getting out there. American Express …

Tech Industry

The Lumos Helmet provides the technology needed to bike safely with built-in LEDs and handlebar controls

Bicycling can be dangerous, but thankfully companies are making an effort to improve safety with new technologies. We already detailed a new radar system from Garmin and now a new Kickstarter campaign is improving the bike helmet by integrating turn signals and brake lights into the headgear. The …

Bicycle Helmets

Technology Innovation and Adoption in Oil & Gas Industry -- Why Did It Slow?

As we’ve discussed before, the great crew change is a real concern in the oil & gas industry. Another obvious concern is the slow pace of technology adoption. The oil & gas industry has historically relied upon rudimentary paper-based technology and really had no need to think outside of the box …

Innovation

5 Tips for Managing Technology in Healthcare

Technology is, for better or for worse, becoming a dominant force in healthcare. Everything from once contentious but now widely accepted electronic …

Digital Health

3 Ways To Make Mobile Security As Easy As Hitting The "Like" Button

In just five years, employees who were born between 1981 and 2000 will make up a whopping 50 percent of the workforce. Known for their comfort with and high expectations of technology, the millennial generation grew up alongside the coming-of-age of the internet, social media, mobile, e-commerce, …

Apps

8 Technologies That Can Hack Into Your Offline Computer and Phone

Whenever your computer, smartphone device or any other Internet-capable gadget is connected to the Internet, there is always a risk of security …

Is VC Funding Right for Your Startup?

<b>It’s not always wise to take the money. Here’s one founder’s view on the pros and cons of venture capital.</b><p>It’s an exciting time for <b>startups</b> and …

Venture Capital

China fallout vindicates PM Capital's H-share strategy

Kevin Bertoli has watched with a sense of horror at China's spectacular sharemarket implosion in the past month.<p>As the fund manager charged with …

Investing

A top dividend investment manager's advice on profiting in today's volatile markets

Investors can best cope with market turmoil by taking a deep breath, ignoring daily twists and turns and holding onto high-quality dividend-paying stocks, according to one of Canada's oldest investment managers.<p>Leon Frazer & Associates' president Dona Eull-Schultz says that despite the Greek …

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What Can You Buy for the Price of One SoHo Apartment?

Sixty-eight homes, in some Detroit neighborhoods.<p>It is far from a secret that purchasing a home in New York City is an expensive feat. The average home in the United States will set you back $179,000, according to Zillow; the average home in the five boroughs costs just under $600,000. But in …

How Sensitive Is Housing Demand to Down Payment Requirements and Mortgage Rates? - The Big Picture

How Sensitive Is Housing Demand to Down Payment Requirements and Mortgage Rates?<br>Andreas Fuster and Basit Zafar<br>Liberty Street Economics, JULY 08, …

Canadian Real Estate

Without even lifting its embargo, the US is already driving a real-estate boom in socialist Cuba

<i>This is the first in a series of four dispatches this week on the US-Cuba opening. You’ll be able to read the others here.</i><p>HAVANA, CUBA—The hottest investment in socialist Cuba is Havana real estate.<p>The city’s riotous architecture spans its history: A visitor can admire a Spanish colonial cathedral …

Cuba