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Google adds lots of new tools to its Education suite

A new Classroom and updated Docs will change the face of learning.<p>Summer break is normally a time for rest and recreation, but Google has been busy updating Classroom, Google Earth and other Google for Education tools in preparation for the next academic term.<p>Since its 2014 inception, Google …

Education Technology

11 Impressive Questions To Ask At The End Of Every Job Interview

Make sure you stand out when you're asked, "Do you have any questions?"<p>No matter how prepared you are, a job interview is a nerve-wracking experience. You have to answer a torrent of questions on the spot and sell yourself to a hiring manager — sometimes even a room full of strangers. And when it …

Employment

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Making Maths Meaningful Using Coding and Scratch

We know that students learn best when content is meaningful and has a direct connection and application to their lives. However, while some maths …

A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

How to Create a Great Logo for Your Small Business

The first step to an awesome logo is an idea.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>If you’re reading this, you probably plan to start a small business or a side hustle very soon. And you probably have a couple of questions running through your mind like: “Do I really need that logo?” or …

First Nineteen K-12 Schools and Higher Ed Institutions Adopt International Standards for Flipped Learning 3.0

CHICAGO, March 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Flipped Learning Global Initiative (FLGI), a worldwide coalition of educators, researchers, …

This simple technique can help you to take in more of what you read

Whether it's Facebook content, Bill Gates's favorite book, or the latest critical business report, most of us enjoy reading or have to do quite a bit of it through the day. But in the rush to do everything in less time, you might be missing a crazily simple way to commit more content to memory:<p>Just …

Why all children must learn their times tables — and fun ways to teach them

Recently, I was asked by a parent how old children should be to learn how to multiply numbers. He was shocked when I said that children in …

Mathematics

Forget Photoshop—Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated July 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you …

The 10 Most Popular Courses on Coursera in 2017 (and 2,000 Courses You Can Take for Free in January, 2018)

Back in 2012, Coursera started offering MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) to the world at large. And they've since amassed some 28 million …

8 TED Talks to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Failure

Eight videos that will help inspire you to go for your dreams.<p>Debbie Millman told me her biggest regret was not “going for it” after she graduated college. She took the “safe” option, got a job and built a career. And a great career she built, becoming the president of Sterling Brands, and working …

Steve Jobs Believed Everyone Should Learn This 1 Skill

It's an essential skill we all rely on every day of our lives.<p>At the age of 14, I landed my first summer job teaching coding to kids.<p>I hopped on the bus for the half-hour ride to my school, where I taught elementary school children how to write very simple programs using Logo, a computer language …

40 Quotes On Why We Need To Persevere

It's not the failure that prevents success, it's the quitting.<p>Persistence is a key ingredient to success; it is a talent multiplier. Without persistence, it doesn't matter how talented you are, because your full potential will never be achieved. It's not easy to continue when things are going …

Science shows the way schools punish poor kids just makes their bad situations worse

Such strong punishments are likely based on the assumption that when kids act out, reprimanding them has the potential to remedy the psychological impulse that caused the bad behavior in the first place. But recent research suggests this assumption might often be wrong. According to a panel of …

I Am Good at Finding Patterns

The end of the school year is usually an emotional time for me for a multitude of reasons: some students who I never reached, some personal goals …

The 8 Coolest TED Talks on Psychology

Humans, we all know, are strange, irrational, beautiful creatures who often act in weird and wonderful ways. That makes us hard to deal with …

Totally Genius Ways to Customize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Especially if you cook a lot, there's nothing quite so satisfying as a well organized kitchen. Having everything you need easy to find and easy to …

Sharing These 20 Truths with Your Child Could Change Their Life

<i>“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”<br>― Margaret Mead</i>Our children grow up so fast. Before we know it they’re out there somewhere …

Parenting

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids (If You Want Them to Be Happy and Successful)

Experts warn these common phrases could be harming your kids.<p>When I was growing up, my father would always tell the story of how, in his pre-child days, he vowed never to tell his kids "Because I said so." Having hated the phrase himself, he promised himself he would never use it.<p>Nevertheless, one …

Modern Blackout Curtains Turn Windows into Penthouse Views of a City at Night

When it comes to window blinds, our options for something that’s truly unique can seem limited. But as Ukrainian designers HoleRoll demonstrate, modern blinds for windows can transcend their practicality and double as spectacular shadow art for your home. They’ve created panels that, when closed, …

Survey: Habits of Talented Math Students

By onApril 14, 2017 4:32 PM<p>High school juniors and seniors who participated in a prestigious national math competition said they tend to study alone …

The City

Which one has a bigger area?

Many grade 3 teachers in my district, after taking part in some professional development recently (provided by @teatherboard), have tried the same …

Teaching

Here Is a List of Teaching Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters, and More

When you're writing resumes and cover letters and applying for teaching jobs, there are certain skills that schools and other organizations that hire …

Geometry, Algebra, and Intuition

I’m very happy to have discovered a picture that nicely illustrates how the Pythagorean theorem is embedded into the law of cosines, and that …

Ask Mr. Dad: Making science and math fun #dyscalculia

Everything is based on calculations and STEM focuses on those skills.<p>Every aspect of our world is based on mathematical calculations, chemical …

Jumping Around Can Help Kids Learn Math

Sitting quietly at a desk may be the preferred behavior for elementary-school students, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best way for them to learn. …

Revealed: How the colour of your room affects your mood

<b>Why do we choose certain colours to decorate our home - is it based on our personal tastes or the colour trends for that season? Or is the colour of</b> …

Analyse de pronostics pour le Mondial 2018

(This article was first published on <b> R – NC233</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)TweetOn est les champions ! Si nous n’avons pas eu le temps de …

Learn R : 12 Free Books and Online Resources

R, an open-source statistical and data mining programming language, is slowly but surely catching up in its race with commercial software like SAS & …