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North Korea warns U.S. it's ready to use nuclear weapons 'any time'

<b>(CNN) —</b> In its latest bout of saber rattling, North Korea says it is ready to use nuclear weapons against the United States and other foes if they pursue "their reckless hostile policy" toward Kim Jong Un's regime.<p>In a statement carried by the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency on …

North Korea

Americans agree computer science is important—but only one-quarter of US schools teach it

Gallup and Google just teamed up to conduct one of the most comprehensive studies of computer science education in schools. Interviewing nearly 16,000 7th- to 12th-grade students, parents, teachers, principals and superintendents, this study provides us with yet another painful reminder of how our …

Education

New York City’s mayor will require all of the city's public schools to teach computer science

The announcement will come as part of a greater speech on education policy, which focuses on sending resources to the schools and children most in need, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>The city is willing to spend $81 million over the next 10 years in support of that goal, according to The …

Education

A Chart That Diagrams Closing Sentences From Classic Novels

If it exists, you should chart it. That’s the motto of Pop Chart Lab, the Brooklyn-based creative team whose mission is to deconstruct “all of human …

Good Literary Criticism: On the Crisis of Man

I DOUBT I’M ALONE in confessing that my earliest awareness of “literary criticism” as an enterprise and institution comes from Whit Stillman’s</i> …

Google Docs Gets Voice Typing, Templates, Smart Sheets And More

“Get ’em while they’re young” is a battle cry for every company. The younger your users are, the more you can evolve with them over time and keep them locked in to using your products. When I was in school (old person voice), Apple had a huge presence by doing educational partnerships which was …

Flip Your Classroom with These Teacher-tested Tools

July 16 , 2015<br>Looking for more resources to help you flip your classroom? Here are a set of teacher-tested tools that can aid in video capture and …

Education Technology

Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn’t On Your Laptop, Research Finds

• Facebook<br>• Twitter<p>For incoming college freshmen, one of the biggest academic challenges is learning ... well, learning how to learn. And experts say that using a laptop to take notes in class is a step in the wrong direction.<p>The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased …

Note-Taking

13 Keys to Successful Blended Learning

Educators share their best practices for tech-enabled pedagogy, from building capacity to implementing lessons to supporting teachers and students.

Flipped Classroom

23 Of The Most Beautiful Lines From Literature

<i>I asked friends and people across the internet what they thought the most beautiful lines in literature were. Some chose lines from classic books</i> …

25+ Incredible Novels You Must Read At Least Once In Your Life

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. —William Styron<p>Books …

Books

10 Books Every College Freshman Needs to Read

1<p><i>The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion</i>, by Elle Luna<p>Is your freshman overwhelmed at the prospect of choosing (and sticking …

15 Kurt Vonnegut Quotes About Writers and Writing

As affable and loquacious as he was, Kurt Vonnegut disliked interviews. In <i>Palm Sunday</i>, he mentions his distaste for the process itself, of being …

5 things we should teach in school but don't

I mean, almost all of the important history I learned between grades 5 and 12 I could probably find on Wikipedia and understand within a few weeks now.<p>And pretty much any scientific knowledge you could ever want to learn is explained with pretty videos on YouTube.<p>On top of that, you have the most …

Self-awareness

14 Tips for Finishing Basements

Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting space<p>If you have a damp or wet basement, you have to fix it before you start any finishing work. The good …

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Makes 2 dozen<p>If a fudgy brownie and chewy chocolate chip cookie had a baby, it would be this decadent creation.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups gluten-free powdered sugar<p>¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>2 large egg whites<p>1 large egg<p>4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>3 …

Dessert

@VintageWTF on Twitter: You won’t believe these bizarre black-and-white photos of the distant past.

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” So goes the famous opening line, but as new Twitter feed @VintageWTF shows, that …

The 31 Most Useful Ways To Use Chalkboard Paint

My clairvoyant powers are telling me that chalkboard paint will outlive mason jars. Just look at all the things you can do with it!

Wreaths

Female Perspectives: Five Novels That Bring Outsiders In

For readers in search of tales that step outside familiar viewpoints, there is an abundance of fiction by women unraveling the big themes of conflict, religion, race and love — from new and different angles. The five novels I'm recommending offer up-close-and-personal engagement with characters who …

With Google Play For Education, Google Looks To Challenge Apple’s Dominance In The Classroom

Google I/O, the company’s sixth annual developer conference, got officially underway in San Francisco on Wednesday, and it was an eventful day. It took the company every minute of its epic three-hour keynote to unfurl a laundry list of announcements and updates, seemingly across every product …

How to Add Voice Comments to Google Documents

The sharing and commenting features in Google Documents are fantastic for giving students feedback about their work. Likewise, those features are …

LinkedIn Doesn't Matter To The People Who Need It Most

The career site's struggle to court young adults and recent graduates.<p>LinkedIn is powerful, profitable, and growing. The only problem? It may be leaving behind the audience that needs them it most: young adults and recent graduates.<p>LinkedIn isn't alone. Plenty of legacy social networks are up …

Profit

'Churnalism' tool automatically checks news sources for plagiarism

The Sunlight Foundation and the Media Standards Trust have released a new browser extension along with a website called "Churnalism." The purpose of the tool is to automatically check websites for plagiarized content. The tool works by parsing the text on the site and comparing it to a specialized …

The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad

Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free …

Excellent Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software

Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating …

Gun Metaphors Deeply Embedded In English Language

Gun-oriented language is so pervasive in American English that even Vice President Joe Biden, in a recent press conference about curbing gun violence, discussed "shooting" for a given deadline and the lack of a "silver bullet." Melissa Block speaks with Katherine Connor Martin, head of U.S. …