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Is your Wi-Fi good enough for your smart home?

You're ready to upgrade your home to a smart home with smart locks, smart bulbs, smart speakers and more. Before you buy anything, you need to make sure the most important part of your smart home is ready for duty.<p>Internet powers the smart home and without a strong, fast Wi-Fi connection, it can …

Smart Homes

10 obscure but intriguing cities you can fly to from Heathrow

London Heathrow has once again been hailed the best-connected airport in the world, serving more destinations than any other: 185 in 90 countries.<p>British Airways accounts for the lion's share of flights, with 52 per cent of the traffic, according to aviation analyst OAG's latest International …

Airports

Interior Styling Secrets to Steal from This Editor's Home

Ciara Elliott is the editor of leading UK interior magazine Essential Kitchen Bathroom and Bedroom. According to her, the Georgian period home she …

Living Rooms

Mind-Blowing Destinations To Visit Before They Disappear Forever

Our planet is filled with jaw-dropping sights and incredible creatures, but human intervention threatens to wipe out some of its most magnificent …

Sea Level

What Language Does Your State Speak?

Last month, I wrote about the fun and the pitfalls of viral maps, a feature that included 88 super-simple maps of my own creation. As a follow-up, …

6 things Deaf activist Nyle DiMarco wants you to know about sign language

You may know Nyle DiMarco from <i>America's Next Top Model</i>, where he was crowned the victor of the show's 22nd season, in 2015. You may have seen DiMarco …

Sign Language

Do you remember the 21st night of September?

"Do you remember the 21st night of September?"<p>Happy 40th anniversary to Earth, Wind & Fire's "September," which was actually released on November 18, …

NPR

Cricut Craft – Alcohol Ink Mugs

This Cricut or Silhoutte project uses simply typography and Alcohol Inks to create this quick personalized mugs. Perfect for gift giving and using up …

Alcohol

Stop Recycling All Your Paper Grocery Bags

If you suddenly find yourself with a huge stash of paper grocery bags—either from extra runs to the store, or from ordering a ton of takeout—sure, …

Ingenious And Crafty Ways Of Turning Paper Into Stylish Wreaths

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Wreaths

30 Easy to Advanced DIY Crafts With Old Books You Can Do

I love books. I love to always have a book with me, I love to decorate with books, and I love to wear clothes and jewelry inspired by books. And …

Crafting

10 Characteristics of an Innovative Classroom

By onJuly 16, 2018 4:27 PM<p>If your goal is to engage and educate students to the greatest extent possible, you need to consider the benefits of an …

Pedagogy

Are Universities Training Socially Minded Programmers?

Four Stanford engineers started a club for students interested in using their skills for social good. But then came job-recruiting season.<p>Vicki Niu arrived at her freshman orientation at Stanford, in 2014, with dreams of changing the world with technology. At Stanford, professors consulted for …

How Students Critiquing One Another's Work Raises The Quality Bar

Too often, when students produce school work, they turn it into a teacher for a grade and move on. And after the teacher spends time evaluating the …

How to Bring Playfulness to High School Students

During free-choice time in preschool, kids are encouraged to choose their own activity: dressing-up corner, painting at an easel or even just reading …

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"What we do with little kids today will matter in 20 years," she says. "If you don't get it right, you will have an unlivable environment. That's the …

5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students

When students do not understand how their brains learn and retain material, they can develop misconceptions about themselves as learners -- such as a …

How Seeing and Using Gestures Make Ideas More Memorable

Studies that use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other brain imaging techniques provide fascinating evidence for embodied cognition. …

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

“I’m pretty confident that during the entire year, some kids might only ask the same questions over and over again," November said. "They don’t have …

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

“The brain is so primed for questions,” said Laufenberg, managing director of Inquiry Schools and a former 11th and 12th grade history teacher at …

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

<b>Digital Organization and Content Curation</b><p>Organization is a critical academic skill and one that many students struggle with in both the physical and …

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10 Ways To Help Kids With Learning Differences That Could Benefit All Students

Let the mission of the school -- and your own personal mission -- guide your work, said Mitchell. School mission statements should be …

How History Classes Helped Create a 'Post-Truth' America

The author of Lies My Teacher Told Me discusses how schools’ flawed approach to teaching the country’s past affects its civic health.<p>In 1995, the University of Vermont sociologist and historian James W. Loewen published a book that sought to debunk the myriad myths children were often taught about …

Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems

A common feedback trap that Brookhart observes can happen when teachers forget the goal of an assignment and give feedback on things like grammar …

Pedagogy

How To Ease Students Into Independent Inquiry Projects

Chris was a shy, introverted student in my senior-level English class. Throughout the course I saw Chris raise his hand during a class discussion …

‘Lies My Teacher Told Me,’ And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American History, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking …

Southern States

Students apply geometry lessons to build tiny houses

High school junior Tania Toriz, 16, and sophomore Jade Boling, 15, fix a screw on the top of a shed that their “Geometry in Construction” class …

Procrastinating? Still? How a Tomato Timer Can Help You Stop Putting Things Off

<i>Excerpted from “LEARNING HOW TO LEARN: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying” by Barbara Oakley, PhD, and Terrence</i> …

Six Strategies to Help Introverts Thrive at School and Feel Understood

In every classroom, teachers try to engage students who have a variety of temperaments: extroverts, introverts and ambiverts. They work with children …

Teaching