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AirDrop: The Ultimate Guide

How to turn on AirDrop for iPhone or iPad<p>AirDrop lets you choose between enabling it for just your contacts or for everyone. "Contacts" requires more …

Operating Systems

Teachers vs Educators: Which Are You?

How often do we meet people who leave a lasting impression? How many of those people were educators who spent time helping to sculpt us into the …

Welcome to the “Choose Your Own Adventure” Future of Learning

<i>What will school look like in 2050? Teachers from six countries respond.</i><p>What will school look like in 2050? I asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators from …

Education Technology

I Go to the Worst College in America

The problems here are like a case study for higher education.<p>Shimer College is the strangest college you've probably never heard of. Located on one floor of a tech university campus on the south side Chicago, its student body hovers around 80 students. It's a small, intense, and unconventional …

3 Important Google Drive Updates Teachers Should Know About

July 17, 2015<br>Over the last 10 days, Google released some important updates to Google Drive which we are re-sharing with you below in case you missed …

Secrets of the Most Successful College Students

College-admission letters go out this month, and most recipients (and their parents) will place great importance on which universities said yes and …

Michelle Obama, Race and the Ivy League

The education of a future first lady.<p>In 1988, a group of black students at Harvard Law School compiled a report designed to recognize the growing achievements of black students on campus and share their wisdom with newcomers. The longest essay in the 50-page newsletter was written by a 24-year-old …

12 Ways to Use Google Apps in Education with Susan Oxnevad

Apps

What Students Think About Using iPads in School

<b>Elley Goldberg</b> likes almost everything about having an iPad. She says it's easier to turn in homework through school-approved apps, get feedback from …

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Even though the books are classics, they are very uninteresting. Almost every one of my classmates admits to never reading the books because they are …

Photos of New York City Shot from As High as 7,500 Feet Above

Unless you are from another planet, everyone knows of The Big Apple. But who exactly is this artist who recently captured some of the most amazing …

Neurologist Judy Willis explores what kinds of homework help students at different stages of development and just how long out-of-hours work should take

Teaching

How BYOD Programs Can Fuel Inquiry Learning

Asking the right questions, developing a research approach, collaboratively deciding on a grading rubric and using all the tools available to …

Play

Crawford eventually gave into the parent pressure, reasoning that it was their school and their community -- she was there to serve them. In the …

How Will Student Data Be Used?

In a nutshell, this describes the complicated Shared Learning Infrastructure, being built by the near-namesake Shared Learning Collaborative.<p>The SLI …

How Patterns Can Have an Awesome Impact in Your Photography

Patterns are a simple yet powerful way to add unparalleled visual impact to a photograph. You can find patterns in the natural world, you can find …

Landscape Photography

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography - learn some things to do and some to avoid when doing long exposures.

Planning and Packing Camera Lenses for a Holiday or Trip

When you’re packing photography equipment for a holiday, it’s hard to decide what to take. You want to take enough to get good photos, but not so …

A Push To Boost Computer Science Learning, Even At An Early Age

A handful of nonprofit and for-profit groups are working to address what they see as a national education crisis: Too few of America's K-12 public schools actually teach computer science basics and fewer still offer it for credit.<p>It's projected that in the next decade there will be about 1 million …

NC State Chancellor: We Don’t Have a Music Major

On my recent visit to North Carolina, I met any wonderful people who are working hard to change the state for the better.<p>I saw Former Governor Hunt, …

If Robots Will Run the World, What Should Students Learn?

As artificial intelligence improves and slowly takes over aspects of daily life, the only way for people to continue to be useful is to “up-skill” -- …

How To Make Snow in Photoshop with Custom Brushes

Setting aside the runny noses, forget the frozen fingers and the frostbitten toes, and the winter season can lend itself to some pretty magical …

Graphics

Surreal Portrait Series of Women in a Whimsical World

Megan Christine, who also goes by the moniker Earthreader, is another talented artist to emerge from the burgeoning surrealist scene that is …

What Does It Mean That 1 in 4 Adults Didn't Read a Book Last Year?

0<p>SHARES<p>Last week, the Pew Research Center released its survey on America’s reading habits. Depending on whom you asked, the survey either exposed the …

Empty Streets Juxtaposed Against a Solitary Individual in Photo Series 'Bed Time'

Some statistics have insomnia with the following numbers:<p>20%-40% of all adults suffer from insomnia in the course of any given year<br>• 1 out of every 3 …