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You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

Honest E-Mail-Sign-Off Quotations for the Uninspired

"When life gives you lemons, quickly take them all home, because lemons have gotten really expensive due to global warming and inflation."<p>"If you love someone, let him out of the basement once you're sure that you can trust him not to tell anyone what you have down there."<p>"Life is like the ocean. …

Voice Mail

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

<b>(KatarinaGondova via iStock)</b><p>Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good one<p>Heather Shumaker<p>March 5, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.”<p>This statement, by homework research guru Harris …

Teaching

Here Are Six Scientifically Proven Tips For More Effective Studying

Straight from the experts.<p>Not everyone studies the same way- some people are happy cramming everything at the last minute, and some require pages …

Study Skills

An Amazing Speech to Text App (Works on Chromebooks Too)

August 14, 2015<br>If you are looking for a good free dictation app to use on your browser, VoiceNoteII should definitely make it into your list. This is …

A Handy Google Drive App for Converting Audio Files

May 13, 2015 <i><br>Audio Converter</i> is a good Chrome app to use on your Google Drive to convert audio files from one format to another. No software download …

Google Drive

60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

60 Ways Math Teachers Can Use Google Classroom<p>I have been asked by math teachers how they can use Google Classroom. Google Classroom is great for any …

Excellent Free Resources from Google to Teach Kids Coding and Computer Science

February 23, 2015<br>Google Computer Science First is a free program launched by Google in 2013 to help students enhance their computer science education …

3 Apps Students Can Use to Document and Show Their Learning

February 8, 2015<br>There are several ways students can display and document their learning from creating digital portfolios to posting in a blog or a …

Flipagram- A Great Digital Storytelling App Using Pictures and Audio

February 8, 2015<br>Flipagram is a cool app that allows you to create short video stories using pictures and images you have in your camera roll, albums, …

Social Media

Paper For iPad Now Includes All Original Tools For Free

What is it about in-app purchases that makes people bristle? Perhaps, when an app is advertised as “free” people don’t generally expect to pay for major features. But in fact, this is a widespread practice in the industry that has now been rectified by at least one company.<p>FiftyThree’s Paper, a …

Taiwan plane crash survivor says engine 'did not feel right'

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — From the start of the flight in Taiwan's capital, survivor Huang Jin-sun suspected trouble.<p>"There was some sound next to me. It …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

Cooking

AllCast now sends your phone's media to anything with a Chrome browser

For Koushik Dutta, it's not enough that his AllCast app can stream an Android device's content to set-top boxes and other mobile gear; he now has it streaming to PCs, too. His new AllCast Receiver for Chrome lets you send photos, videos and your device screen to anything with a Chrome web browser …

OoberDocs Will Now Sync Your Incoming Email Attachments To Google Drive

OoberDocs, a neat little tool built and presented at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon, has expanded its feature set to include support for Google Drive. The service, which puts a copy of all incoming email attachments in your preferred cloud storage system, launched with initial support for …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Indenspensable Apps For The Ensemble Teacher

I’ve been going to my iPad and iPhone with great frequency during classes over the last few months.<p><b>GarageBand – Free (in-app purchase available)</b><p>This …

Everything You Need to Know to Start 3D Printing

Ready to join the new DIY revolution?<p><b>The work I've done on spacecraft got me</b> hooked on 3D printing. When I was an electrical engineer for RCA Astro (now part of Lockheed Martin), I helped design, build, and launch the Mars Observer and other interplanetary probes. Back then I had dreams of building …

Need occasional access to Windows on your Mac? Install it from a USB key …

If you need occasional access to Windows and don’t want to install it from a DVD, a how-to guide by Sam Power may have the perfect solution. It talks you through exactly how to create a Bootcamp-compatible USB key installer for either Windows 7 or 8 compatible.<p>A 4GB USB key is sufficient, and the …

Teachers start 25 state petitions to add computer science to grad requirements

Only 14 states in the U.S. currently permit tough computer science courses to count toward graduation requirements for math and science. Meanwhile, some surveys say that 570,000 jobs are going unfilled in computing — and that the demand for software engineers is four times higher than the national …

Hour of Code campaign teaches programming in 30,000 US schools (video)

Code.org wants to make computer science a staple of the classroom, and it's taking a big step toward that goal today with the launch of its Hour of Code campaign. More than 30,000 US schools (35,000 worldwide) will devote at least one hour this week to teaching programming, with incentives in store …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Space Travel