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The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

Not A Math Person? Learn Why You’re Actually Fooling Yourself

"That might work for you, but I've never been a math person." How many times have we all heard that? But is it actually true?

What If Schools Helped Students Identify And Scale Their Gifts?

<b>What If Schools Helped Students Identify And Scale Their Gifts?</b><p>Recently while reading the most recent Fast Company magazine I came across an article …

Teaching

Students Behaving Badly? A Trip to the Principal Could Be the Wrong Approach

As educators become more versed in what kinds of discipline have little effect on student behavior, many are left to wonder what exactly they should …

10 Reasons Why People Give up Learning Musical Instruments Too Easily

I was lucky. I was able to learn the piano and organ as a child and teenager. Sixty years on, I still manage to play. But I know loads of people who …

How to Work from Home Effectively When You're Short On Space

Working from home—every day or just now and then—can be great. However, not all of us have huge home offices that are perfect, productive retreats. …

Pomodoro Technique

Caged Bird Songs: Maya Angelou's Posthumous Hip Hop Album

On MLK Day, the folks at The Takeaway are listening to Maya Angelou, but not recordings of her classic poems. We're listening to her posthumous hip …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Are We Raising a Generation of Helpless Kids?

<b>Warning signs</b><p>When a college freshman received a C- on her first test, she literally had a meltdown in class. Sobbing, she texted her mother who called back, demanding to talk to the professor <i>immediately</i> (he, of course, declined). Another mother accompanied her child on a job interview, then …

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iFunny plug-in will teach your phone to smile<p>App Store<p>Google Play<p>Amazon<p>No, thanks<p>get on the iFunny app to roast them<p>App Store<p>Google Play<p>Amazon<p>No, …

Are You Jealous? How to Overcome Jealousy - NoBullying - Bullying & CyberBullying Resources

<i>Let’s face it; we’ve all had that moment of being jealous. Jealousy has many faces. It can be envy, resentment, anger.</i><p><b>Definition of Jealous:</b><p>(Press, …

The Best of Microsoft in the Classroom in 2014

2014 has been a big year for Microsoft in the Classroom. So big that it’s been hard to keep up with all the cool new tools that Microsoft have …

You Can Now Create Educational Games for Students on Android

December, 2014<br>The popular iPad game developer app TinyTap is now available on Android. TinyTap is a very good app for creating educational games …

Higher Education Week in Review: Dec. 15-21

<b>On Friday the U.S. Department of Education</b> released some new info on the college ranking system it is developing. Both Inside Higher Education and the Chronicle were underwhelmed by the news: “Ratings Plan Arrives, Details Scant” and “Obama’s College-Ratings Plan Arrives, but Most Specifics Stay …

Rich Gannon: Jay Cutler 'just doesn't get it'

Mike Shanahan, who drafted Jay Cutler while with the Broncos in 2006 and reiterated his belief in the Bears quarterback during an appearance Sunday on ESPN, shapes up as a potential candidate to succeed Marc Trestman if, as expected, the Bears coach is fired at the end of this season. But would …

10 Ways iPads Teach Kids With Learning Disabilities

By now, saying that “the iPad is a great tool for customizing the classroom” wouldn’t exactly be breaking news. But while this holds true for every …

Education Technology

Catholic Colleges Tell Poor Kids to Go Elsewhere

At Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., officials sometimes bring in low-income applicants and their families for counseling. The …

College & University

5 Essential Provisions for the Higher Education Act to Alleviate Student Debt Today

Ericka Davis of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recently noted that "[o]ver the past decade, student debt has skyrocketed and delinquency rates have nearly doubled to levels much higher than for other consumer lending products." The impact of this debt and delinquency has been felt the most by …

College & University

In Defense Of Kanye's Vanity: The Politics Of Black Self-Love

Kanye West has become a pop-culture punch line, but those who have dismissed him as aimlessly arrogant have missed the point. He is part of a long tradition of black artists who have fashioned a deeply political articulation of what it means to love yourself.<p>Maybe it was the absurdly nonfunctional …

Game of Thrones' Economics: Auburn University's Matthew McCaffrey says it's not all Fantasy

A Homeless Guy Explains Why He Needs A Cell Phone [VIDEO]

Phones