Amanda Seewald

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Photos: Century-old literary magazines are innovating storytelling on Instagram

This year, magazines are set to struggle. As readers increasingly move online, print publications far and wide should expect to lose readers. But if you can’t beat them, join them—and by the looks of decades-old magazines sharing their content on Instagram, that’s exactly what several historic …

The art of Storytelling

Recently I happened to see a movie called “Tamasha” in which the central theme of the film was around the protagonist who was influenced by …

How to stop to-do lists ruining your life

Photograph: PhotoAlto/Alamy<p>“Unless you set your phone to chime for every task, you must independently remember that you have something to do, then go into the device to find out what that …

Find Out What Colors Sound Like Through One Man’s Incredibly Rare Condition

The only time you’ve probably thought about the idea of “hearing colors” is when some medical expert talks about synesthesia or your friend regales you with their magical adventures on psychedelics. But one man’s story of his incredibly rare condition will open your eyes and ears to a new way of …

Why Lego's CEO Thinks More Grown-Ups Should Play At Work

"We believe in play as a transformative agent in society, and we need more creativity to solve the world’s problems."<p>Playfulness is at the root of creativity. So why on earth have we created a corporate system where everyone feels the need to be so serious?<p>I see time and again that injecting a …

Before every class, this teacher takes a moment to make his students feel special

Children learn to love or hate at an early age.I think it's time we actively work towards teaching love and acceptance.Posted by Special Books by …

Teaching

Forget Wi-Fi: You may soon access the internet via ordinary light bulbs

Light-speed internet may be upon us. A technology called “Li-Fi” uses light waves from ordinary LED light bulbs to deliver internet connectivity that that is cheaper, more secure and 100 times faster that broadband internet.<p>Velmini—a tech company in Tallinn, Estonia—is the first to test visible …

How to build the world's first underground park

"It’s at the heart of the Lower East Side, the meeting point of five different ethnicities," Ramsey says. "The entire neighborhood above it was literally knocked down in the ’70s. So I think this is an opportunity to begin to knit back together a tear in the urban fabric."<p>Not that the abandoned …

Will hacking nature protect us from climate change?

<b>(CNN) —</b> To avoid a global warming catastrophe by the end of the century, humans may need to actually hack the climate.<p>Whether you call it hacking, or "fiddling with the knobs in the climate system," or the less-imaginative "geoengineering," it revolves around this question: Can humans game the …

Carbon Emissions

Building The Capacity of Beginning Teachers

<i>Anna Baldwin w</i><i>orked with a team to create professional learning to improve the teaching skills of beginning teachers in the district.</i><p>In my hybrid …

Implementing Programs under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Start Preamble<p>AGENCY:<p>Department of Education (Department).<p>ACTION:<p>Request for information and notice of meetings.<p>SUMMARY:<p>The Secretary of Education …

Future Ready Schools: Empowering Educators through Professional Learning toolkit

This toolkit provides leaders with a multi-step decision-making process, practical tools, and numerous examples for setting a trajectory of positive …

Leaving a Comfort Zone to Extend My Reach

<i>Maryann Woods-Murphy worked with school faculty, administration, and state organizations to reimagine gifted education as a lever to achieve whole</i> …

Refugees in Europe: Then and Now

Seven decades after World War II, refugees fleeing conflict continue to seek safety beyond their homelands.<p>UNICEF’s humanitarian work began in the …

Benefits of Learning an Instrument

Childhood obesity is a menace! And right now, it’s so bad that one out of every five American children is considered clinically obese as early on as …

Top 10 Ways to Brainstorm New Ideas

Ideas make the world go round, but coming up with great ones isn’t always easy. Here are ten ways you can prompt your brain to get those ideas …

Top 10

What you already know is the key to learning new things

The facts piled up in your brain can turn into fertile soil. But you have to plough through them so the new ideas you’re planting have a chance to take root<p>Imagine how much you already know. Just contemplate everything you have learned and experienced during all the years that you have been alive. …

Where does 'creativity' happen in your brain?

Don’t go hunting for it as though it were a single entity. Creativity emerges from a variety of mental process and has no precise location<p>Even in the wilderness that is human thinking, creative ideas seem to be deliberately designed to defy empirical inquiry. There is something elusive, perhaps …

How computers change the way we learn

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.<p>“This discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories,” a concerned commentator once spoke of a new technology. …

Applications are driving investment in deep learning startups

Deep learning, the popular approach to machine learning currently driving new capabilities in fields such as computer vision, is beginning to attract …

The Energy and Curiosity of A.D.H.D. Are Assets, Not a Disability

Part of what has made attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or A.D.H.D., the most prevalent psychiatric illness affecting young Americans today …

Education Policy

Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners

"Trust, then, is simply a bet, and like all bets, it contains an element of risk," DeSteno writes. Removing filters, changing device policies and …

Here's how middle schoolers will impact business in the future

Mobile app development has made a dramatic shift in a very short period of time. Only a few years ago, developers were building apps for the most portable device of that time: a laptop. Today, of the 19 million software developers worldwide, 8.7 million are now writing apps targeted for mobile …

Children Who Shine From Within

Maybe you know a Firefly. Maybe you love a Firefly. If you do, please don't wait. Don't wait for someone to hand him an award or a give her a certificate to make their talents and gifts "official."<p>"What's your favorite insect?" my 7-year-old daughter asked as we took an evening walk on the first …

4 Scientific Studies On How Meditation Can Affect Your Heart, Brain And Creativity

Many people have tried to sell me on the idea of meditating. Sometimes I try it, and have an incredible, refreshing experience. But usually, as I …

The Education Trust

Civics education should happen early and often, because it affects…<p>A native of Washington state, Daniel Zavala started his…<p>What parent doesn’t want …

Living in an Imaginary World

When Rachel Stein (not her real name) was a small child, she would pace around in a circle shaking a string for hours at a time, mentally spinning …