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The Epic BYOD Toolbox

• PowerSchool Learning: (Previously Haiku Learning.) This is a full learning management system (LMS) that I’m trying to get our school to adopt. It’s …

Education Technology

5 Suggestions for Better STEM Education, From Students

Although demand for workers with STEM qualifications has only grown in recent years, a minority of students elect to pursue science, technology, …

These 12 Awesome Schools Could Change The Way You Think About Public Education

While public high schools have been called “penitentiaries of boredom” and are believed by some to be failing, there are plenty of public schools that have found innovative ways of delivering education.<p>Below we have compiled a list of 12 inventive and engaging schools that provide students with …

And Still I Rise

The evolution of the school of the future

When Salman Khan shared his vision for “a free world-class education for anyone anywhere” at TED2011, he turned the education world on its head. As …

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

Second, I want to understand firsthand what kids love and what they hate. They need to watch me level up from year to year, because they have to …

TCO13 Poster Design

WINNERS<p>Grand Prize and Designer’s Choice Award Winner<p>Kids Choice Award Winner<p>America’s Challenge<p><b>Are you aware of America’s STEM education issue? STEM</b> …

Is coding the new literacy?

In the winter of 2011, a handful of software engineers landed in Boston just ahead of a crippling snowstorm. They were there as part of Code for …

Leadership lessons from science

France A. Córdova is the director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), which is responsible for advancing scientific discovery and technological innovation. She previously served as chair of the Smithsonian's Board of Regents, president of Purdue University, chancellor of the University of …

10 maps that show how much time Americans spend grooming, eating, thinking and praying

The American Time Use Survey is a treasure trove of data for understanding how Americans spend their days. The survey is essentially a national diary of how we work, play, sleep and even groom ourselves. The data can be parsed at the state level too. Below are 10 maps showing the sometimes …

Forbes on Twitter: "If you want your work to have a social impact, give away your secrets: http://t.co/TtFy6AIei4"

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How the Maker Movement Connects Students to Engineering and Tech

Eighth-grader Quin uses his passion for electronics to teach fellow students about 3D printing, arduinos, and other hands-on lessons in STEM skills.

The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

It used to be that play was just play. There wasn’t a whole lot to say about it. Kids climbed trees, hit balls, and did experiments on insects. But by the mid-20th century, children’s play was being extensively studied, classified, and taxonomied by pioneering psychologists such as Melanie Klein …

9 Back-To-School Tips For Your STEMists

The end of summer break can cause back-to-school madness in many families. Parents struggle with changes in their schedules, managing transportation, …

Ruined Recycled Bead Ring

These are just a few of the many, many DIY beaded fabric rings you can find on Pinterest – clockwise from the top are flower rings from <b>Giver’s Log</b>, …

Why the Sky and the Ocean Are Blue: Rebecca Solnit on the Color of Distance and Desire

<i>“To see the Earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats,”</i> the poet Archibald MacLeish wrote after Apollo 8’s legendary “Earthrise” photograph made its debut in 1968, <i>“is to see ourselves as riders on the Earth together, brothers on that bright</i> …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Hit the Mark With Digital Media Exit Cards

Rabbit-and-Log Syndrome<p>I went into the class and did as he had explained. The engagement of the students was off the charts. Kids were jumping out of …

2014 Google Science Fair Projects Set To Change The World

Advertisement<p>Every year, Google holds an online science competition, where students from around the world are challenged to use science and …

5 Easy Theses

There’s so much talk about innovation these days that it’s become a buzzword, drained of clear meaning. So when writing a book about the Digital Revolution, I decided to focus on some specific examples of how innovation actually happened in the real world. How did the most imaginative innovators of …

Gorgeous Traditional Temari, Embroiedered By a 92 Year Old Woman

Temari (meaning handball), is a Japanese folk art form of embroidering balls for handball games or just plain decoration. Back in the day (around 7th century AD), the spheres were made from old kimono remnants that were wadded up into a ball and then wrapped with strips of fabric. Over time, the …

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

Malala Yousafzai

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S. Curtis embarked on a project of epic scale, to travel the western United States and document the lives of Native Americans still untouched by Western society. Curtis secured funding from J.P. Morgan, and visited more than 80 tribes over the …

5 Health Myths That Aren't True

<b>The truth:</b> Digestion and exercise both need your blood, but as long as you’re not gunning it like Michael Phelps after chowing down, you’re fine. “As with any exercise immediately after eating, you might feel somewhat uncomfortable after a big meal, but it’s very unlikely you’d be completely …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

3D printing creates film without film

Artist Julien Maire has combined an age-old film technique with modern technology to create something beautiful and new.<p>As our technologies increasingly move towards digitisation, perhaps the old techniques are becoming lost to younger generations. Take film. Although we still refer to motion …

3D Printing