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Telling science stories...wait, what's a "story"?

Yikes! I have a blog again! The infamous Pepsigate happened about a year ago. Getting off of a network was a relief of sorts - no pressure to post …

Storytelling

How to Reboot Your Router Following Urgent FBI Warning About Viruses

Hundreds of thousands of routers could be infected.<p>Even if your internet is running smooth and speedy, you still need to restart your router. On May …

Wi-Fi

How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free

I’ve had big-time battery drain issues on my last three iPhones. I just figured it was my fault — maybe I’m too addicted to apps, take too many photos, or just use my phone too much?<p>It’s an issue I’ve gone to Apple for help with many times. But the Genius’s — Apple's retail support — were …

Apps

Train Your Students to Think Like Researchers

While reading Katrina Schwartz’s article titled “How Helping Students to Ask Better Questions Can Transform Classrooms,” I was struck by the line …

You’re a bad listener: Here’s how to remember what people say

We come into conversations with our own agendas and low attention spans, but if you want to build better relationships you need to master active listening.<p>Listening is hard. We come into conversations with our own agendas and low attention spans, and that can be a dangerous combination. When you’re …

The Best Ways To Deal With Rudeness In Class

One of the chapters in my upcoming book shares ideas and lesson plans on how to deal with rudeness in class, and I thought readers might appreciate a …

Leslie’s Got Rocketbooks. Learn what the heck they are

This webinar will introduce you to the Rocketbook which is a reusable smart notebook available in many formats and sizes.<p>You will learn why it was …

Clean SNL Clips to Teach Satire

<i>Saturday Night Live</i> is loaded with examples of satire set to current events. Most sketches, however, are not appropriate for the classroom. Here is a …

Dashdash, a platform to create web apps using only spreadsheet skills, nabs $8M led by Accel

Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today. We’ve seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools on the market tailored to help workers with different aspects of doing their job and organising their information, in part to keep them from simply dumping …

19 Data Science Tools for people who aren't so good at programming

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Battlesheets!

By now most everyone knows I am a Google Geek, and that I have been an educator for 25 years. But did you know that one of my other passions is</b> …

Board Games

Turn your device into a programming powerhouse with Coda [Essential iOS Apps #12]

The iPhone and iPad are arguably one of the most powerful computers most of us own. While much argument has been had as to whether you can do real work on iOS, apps are a proving ground for what an iOS device is capable of. Coda for iOS harnesses the power of iOS to make a feature rich programming …

100,000 Video Game Players Helped Scientists Prove Einstein Wrong

On November 30, 2016,around100,000 people all over the world logged online and played a video game. Together, they surely would have frustrated …

Quantum Physics

Magnet Implants? Welcome to the World of Medical Punk

Louis Anderson, a 16-year-old aspiring biotech entrepreneur, eats dinner with an anarchist, a world-renowned tongue splitter and at least 30 people who have implanted themselves with magnets or radio-frequency identification chips, a.k.a. RFID implants, for fun on a recent Friday night in …

Peter Thiel

10 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries About Planet Earth

From the water that covers most of it to the moon that orbits it, here are some bizarre things about our home planet that science still doesn't …

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Microsoft Publishes Massive 948-Page PDF With Every Windows Terminal Command You Could Ever Need

Image: byrev / Pixabay<p>If you wanted an exhaustive reference for all the command line tools and utilities available in Windows, "/h" was as good as it …

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

America’s best high schools in 2018, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Hats off to teachers in the Canyon State: Arizona high schools ran away with the U.S. News & World Report's Best high School Rankings for 2018, nabbing the top five rankings plus the No. 8 spot.<p>The annual list published U.S. News, which ranks everything from institutions of higher learning to …

High School

Now This Is VERY Intriguing: Students & Teachers Can Now Create Their Own Google Virtual Reality “Tours”

I’ve previously shared a lot about Google Expeditions, the virtual reality “field trip” tool (see The Best Resources For Finding And Creating Virtual …

Why So Many Gifted Yet Struggling Students Are Hidden In Plain Sight

Scott Barry Kaufman was placed in special education classes as a kid. He struggled with auditory information processing and with anxiety.<p>But with the support of his mother, and some teachers who saw his creativity and intellectual curiosity, Kaufman ended up with degrees from Yale and Cambridge.<p>Now …

Education

When Do You Let Go of Your Grail?

<i>Day 61 of 80 Days of Excellence</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterThere’s a scene in Indiana Jones and the …

25 tips for getting the most out of the new Gmail features

The first thing you'll probably notice about Google's newly revamped Gmail is that, well, it looks and feels an awful lot like the old Gmail.Sure, …

Stephen Hawking's final paper bursts the multiverse bubble with a Holographic Universe theory

Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking passed away earlier this year, but his legacy to science will live on. His final theory on the origin of the …

Hate working in a web browser? How a new breed of software is bringing cloud-based apps into a single interface

In 1983, Microsoft developers Richard Brodie and Charles Simonyi wrote a UNIX program that would eventually become Microsoft Word. It did one thing: …

Want to be a top developer? You should build things. Here’s another list to get you started.

<i>Due to high demand I’m extending the list of fun apps to build.</i> 😁<p><b>Here’s the initial post</b><b>. Feel free to post your applications in the comments or on</b> …

A Spreadsheet Can Do That?

Think a spreadsheet can only be used to analyze data and create charts and graphs? Think again. Explore different ways a spreadsheet can be used for …

Preparing Learners for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Do you like change? If you do, then living in the present is an exhilarating experience. For those who don’t, buckle up as we are only going to see …

Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with a variety of schools and districts in the role of a coach. Most of this work is focused on …

Pedagogy

One Last Time

I sort of wanted to give this post a cutesy title, like "My Edu-Valentines," but I'm incredibly serious about this. Yesterday, two of my favorite …