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Google adds lots of new tools to its Education suite

A new Classroom and updated Docs will change the face of learning.<p>Summer break is normally a time for rest and recreation, but Google has been busy updating Classroom, Google Earth and other Google for Education tools in preparation for the next academic term.<p>Since its 2014 inception, Google …

These Free Online Courses From Google Will Boost Your Career No Matter What Business You're In

Google has a lot it wants to teach us. The search giant offers a massive number of online courses, many of them targeted to students or recent graduates through Grow with Google. Others will teach you programming languages or how to work with a specific technologies, or how to become an IT support …

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How a doctor inspired a new way to train teachers — and how that is leading to a new kind of school

After decades of training teachers in largely the same way, professors at the University of Michigan are making a radical change.<p>They’re moving to …

New Yorker writer returns to high school English class — for a year. Excerpt from David Denby’s new book, ‘Lit Up’

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>David Denby is a highly regarded journalist who is a staff writer at <i>The New Yorker</i> magazine and the author of “Great Books: My Adventures With Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the …

Physicist David Bohm and Philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti on Love, Intelligence, and How to Transcend the Wall of Being

“One cannot accumulate love.”<p>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,” Carl Sagan wrote in his meditation on science and spirituality, “we will have failed.”<p>Between April and September of 1980, as Sagan’s <i>Cosmos</i> was making its debut and …

Get ready for virtual reality coasters to become a real-world reality

The next generation of thrill rides will blend the physical world of steel roller coasters with the digital universe of virtual reality to take riders on a real-life journey through a fictional fantasy realm.<p>In hopes of turning the virtual into reality, Cedar Fair is testing a VR headset on the …

John Cage on Human Nature, Constructive Anarchy, and How Silence Helps Us Enlarge Each Other’s Goodness

“It is essential that we be convinced of the goodness of human nature, and we must act as though people are good.”<p>Legendary composer, writer, artist, and Zen Buddhism scholar <b>John Cage</b> (September 5, 1912–August 12, 1992), who pioneered the aesthetics of silence, was animated by a rich inner life and …

Mind Before Matter: How Consciousness is Making a Comeback Through Scientific Exploration

Phillip J. Watt, <i>Contributor</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>A person’s worldview has always been shaped by their culture and period in history. If we grew up in a tribal …

Moving From Creation Of The Cosmos To Human Life

Few questions of our time are more perplexing than the transition from non-living to living matter.<p>How did a sample of inorganic chemicals self-organize to become a living creature, capable of absorbing energy from the environment and reproducing? Although the question remains open, there are a few …

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