Alex Killough

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Creating A Website Data Report: Three Degrees Of Separation

<i>We’ll create a data report for our fictional Widgets website. (Large preview)</i><p>Gathering Personal Data (Qualitative Research)<p>The key to getting …

Web development in C: crazy? Or crazy like a fox?

Preliminary verdict: crazy like a fox (ish)<p><i>No one</i> does web development in C these days—or at least it sure seems that way. Tons of people are doing …

Securing a Linux Server

It is a rarity to watch someone secure a freshly installed server right off the bat, yet the world we live in makes this a necessity. So why do so …

Responsive Navigation On Complex Websites

In our latest project for a public health organization, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU), we started with audience research to find out the …

5 Unix Commands I Wish I'd Discovered Earlier

I’ve been using *nix systems for quite a while. But there are a few commands that I somehow overlooked and I wish I’d discovered years earlier.<p>1. man …

Content management platform Contentful breaks into beta and secures seed round funding

Berlin-based startup Contentful, the cloud-based content management platform for web and mobile apps, has launched in beta following a successful round of seed funding.<p>While financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, leading the round was Roberto Bonanzinga from Balderton Capital, with …

Fujitsu Launches ARROWS A SoftBank 202F Android Smartphone in Japan

Fujitsu isn’t the first hardware manufacturer that springs to mind when debating high-end Android smartphones, but the company is hoping to change its rather lacklustre reputation with the ‘ARROWS A SoftBank 202F’ in Japan.<p>The device sports a 5-inch, 1080p display and a hefty 3,000 mAh battery, the …

Maths Maps – an engaging way to teach Maths with Google Maps | Mr G Online

It’s been around for a few years now and had plenty of interest from around the world already, but Mr G Online has only just discovered Maths Maps. …

Common Core: Reading, Understanding Analyzing Complex Texts

In my previous post “Common Core: What is a ‘complex text’ anyway?” I wrote about the three aspects of a text that the Common Core measures to …

40 Alternative Assessment Ideas for Learning

When people think of <b>assessment</b>, pencils and bubble sheets may be the first things that come to mind. <b>Assessment</b> does not always have to involve paper …

Start a Hacker Scout Guild: Here’s How - Getting Smart by Winifred Kehl - education, STEM, technology

Shares 146<p>When Lauren, her husband, and their 8-year-old son moved from Texas to Tennessee, they struggled to get back into the rhythm of Cub Scouts. …

More green lights, less red tape for Innovation Zone schools

Educators like to talk about innovation, but bureaucracy and red tape often make it tough to try new things in the classroom.<p>In an effort to clear …

The Ultimate Education Reform: Messy Learning & Problem Solving

Have you ever gone to the doctor with a rather vague problem? The kind of problem that has no obvious solution?<p>“Doctor, my elbow hurts.”<p>“Doctor, I …

Two Paths: How Will You See the Common Core?

The second path leverages the strengths of the Common Core to transform teaching and learning. It entails educators taking the time to understand …

(Infographic) How Video Technology and Internet are Changing Education

<i>by Ryan Fontaine</i><p>Video technology has been used for over forty years to give educational content a little extra punch. Great Britain’s Open University …

Why We Need Principals

There are questions that resonate, holding our imaginations and keeping us wondering. There are questions that activate our learning, causing us to …

Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do - Educational Leadership

How can teachers do this? It's helpful to consider this question in three parts: What skilled teachers think, what they say, and what they do.<p>What …

Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Empathy

<b>Start with Teachers:</b> At a recent EduCon Conference, an important issue came up. Teacher burnout increases when teachers are expected to be supportive …

Getting Kids Engaged with Primary Sources | Cool Tools

I vividly remember being disappointed during my first year of teaching: my students weren’t nearly as excited about primary source documents as I …

KQED

When most of us were deciding what to major in at college, the word Google was not a verb. It wasn’t anywhere close to being conceived at all. …

KQED

Flickr:ShineaLight<p>In her book <i>Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn</i> (Viking), Duke …

Atoms star in world's smallest movie from IBM

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/974000/974566_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522239673_2f999f78fc6728569d0ca3d9109f0d8b<p><b>Researchers at IBM have created the world's smallest movie by manipulating single atoms on a copper surface.</b><p>The stop-motion animation uses …

Chemistry

Top 30 Blogs for Teachers of 2012

Teaching is one of the most demanding professions and with new standards being implemented every day, it becomes more and more stressful. Teacher …