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Figure Drawing Resources Redux

-By Arnie Fenner <br>Back in 2014—and again in 2016—I did a post about a free resource for nude models on YouTube. As I said before, since there are …

In search of humanity's oldest words

Some of the oldest writing on the planet is currently hanging out in Chicago. Known as the Instructions of Shuruppak, this clay tablet was the work …

Are we raising a breed of ‘dyslexic’ foreign language learners?

(Co-authored with Steve Smith and Dylan Vinales)<p>All teachers who have taught dyslexic children at some point in their career will know how …

Kinetise now lets you download the code you make in their drag and drop app creator

The world of mobile development is a hairy one. You can code things yourself and hurt your brain on React Native or you can use a drag-and-drop editor and get locked into one platform forever. But now app development house Kinetise is offering the best of both worlds.<p>Kinetise, who I’ve talked about …

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Mark Cuban Says This Will Be the No.1 Job Skill in 10 Years

It's not coding.<p>Study after study has shown that millions of jobs are at risk of becoming automated in the coming years.<p>And the U.S. is not prepared, …

Ricoh and IBM Watson's 'magic' AI whiteboard translates languages in real time

The interactive whiteboards are powered by IBM's artificial intelligence.<p>IBM and Ricoh are seeking to revolutionise teleconferencing by launching an …

MakerSpace | Shelly Fryer – Teacher, Author, Speaker, & Advocate for Children

One of my favorite apps to use to showcase student learning is SeeSaw. It allows students to create and share their knowledge within the app, without …

In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant | George Monbiot

A regime of cramming and testing is crushing young people’s instinct to learn and destroying their future<p>In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines?<p>Children learn …

Social Issues

Top 5 iPad Apps for Artists, Painters, and Designers

Apple’s iPad Pro lineup, true to its name, is certainly a professional-level device for creatives of all types — including artists, painters and …

5 places you can educate yourself online for free

According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is associated with flexibility, innovation, and joy.<p>Equally as compelling, continued learning has been shown to protect your …

Prepare to Lose Your Smartphone

A few steps can make the search for a lost iPhone or Android phone a lot less of a nightmare<p>Building a backyard bunker for the apocalypse?<p>That’s up to you. But if you want to prepare for the personal apocalypse that occurs when you lose your smartphone, let’s get started.<p>Before anything, make sure …

Android Phones

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Best Android apps for learning to code

• Best First Overall<br>• Best Free<br>• Best for Kids<br>• Best for Beginners<p>Best overall<p>Udacity<p>Learning to code can seem daunting, but with lessons created by industry …

These 10 online courses will teach you skills you didn’t learn in college

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>GaudiLab/ShutterStock<p>A bachelor's degree may be a prerequisite for <i>some</i> jobs, but that doesn't mean spending four years at college will teach …

What’s Better in the Classroom—Teacher or Machine?

‘Edtech’ is attracting investors, but some parents prefer traditional teaching methods<p>MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Last fall, the public school district here in Silicon Valley’s epicenter ditched its conventional sixth-grade math curriculum for a course that relied on software.<p>Behind the new program, …

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18 Free Language Apps That Are Actually Fun to Use

Sometimes it’s easier to focus on what we don’t have, rather than what we do have. It’s important to take time out and remember all of the things to …

A College Degree Doesn't Get You That Far if You're Black

As America transitions to a new administration, there is mounting fear that Trump’s policies will put the American Dream even further out of reach …

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

4 Fun Literacy Activities with Google Docs

Google Docs is a great word processor, but is much more than just that. Although we can certainly use it to type up a report, take notes, or write a …

3 Tips for Throwing the Ultimate Maker Party

One fantastic way to introduce your friends to making, or to help grow the local maker community is to have a maker themed party. There are tons of ways to do this, ranging from a slight maker angle to full-on project party. Here are 3 tips to help you get started.<p><b>Add a maker tray (my favorite)</b><p>At …

“SuperTeacherTools” Is An Excellent Site For ELL Beginners To Create & Play Games

I’ve been doing a series of posts this week about tools my English Language Beginners have been using to create online content. This process has …

HP recalls 101,000 laptop batteries due to fire concerns

Affected models were sold between March 2013 and October 2016.<p>HP is asking the owners of some laptop models to send their batteries in for a replacement to make sure their devices don't catch fire. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a notice about the recall, which affects …

Four cautionary lessons about education technology

There is no denying that governments around the world are expanding investments in education technology, from inputs that students use directly (like …

Amazon club gives your kid a science toy every month

The STEM Club encourages learning through playing.<p>A well-made educational toy can do a lot to foster curious young minds. But what if you're not sure where to start shopping, or wonder which toys are appropriate at your kid's age? Amazon is taking an unusual step to help out. It just launched a …

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SELFLY transforms your phone into a drone from the pocket

<b>SELFLY, the flying camera, helps smartphone photographers capture snaps from previously unreachable perspectives.</b> by harnesseing the power of …

Should gifted students go to a separate school?

Despite two Senate inquiries in 1988 and 2001, it has taken 15 years and a state parliamentary review for the Victorian government to decide to build …

High School

New Orleans schools push parents to support charter | NOLA.com

At least two of New Orleans' last five traditional public schools are urging parents to support them in becoming an independently run charter network …