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32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

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Four ways to understand the Earth's age - Joshua M. Sneideman

Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

Also like a muscle, empathy is easy to forget, particularly when operating in a crisis mode, always putting out fires. As a personal example, my …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Sir Ken Robinson: Fostering Creativity in Education is Not an Option

Esteemed education advocate Sir Ken Robinson explains in this short but compelling video why creativity is crucial for learning, and why it will …

26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer

<b>26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer</b><p>These questions are more about the student than you, your classroom, or education.<p>What every …

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

"I realized that I was sitting there starting to perspire," he says, "because I was really empathizing with this kid. I thought, 'This kid is going …

20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning

What makes a teacher successful?<p>Having an expertise in reading, writing, math or science is necessary, but the ability to transfer that knowledge …

Foster the "Do" : 5 Tips for Empowering Learners

My husband is a huge provocateur of my thinking..in a good way of course. This morning, during our beautiful hike, we talked all things design, …

Never Been Better...

I, like many of you, have heard the constant bashing of education for years. There have been times that I've felt beaten down or unappreciated. The …

Play

Scientific research has provided us with a number of ways to get the learning juices flowing, none of which involve paying money for good grades. And …

48 Common Core Standards-aligned Teaching Tools From edshelf

<i>by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education</i><p>If you are part of a school that is adopting Common Core State Standards, you will no …

Education Technology

10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math

<b>10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math</b><p>by <b>Linda Kardamis</b>, Teach4TheHeart.com<p>With the rise of new trends such as a flipped …

Creating The 21st Century Brain For 21st Century Learning

<b>Creating The 21st Century Brain For 21st Century Learning</b><p>In the video below, Judy Willis explores how we might create a “21st century brain” by with …

Education Technology

Tech and Learning: At Odds in School, in Sync Everywhere Else

"There are big incompatibilities between the culture of school and the culture of technology," Collins said at the Cyberlearning for STEM Education …

13 News Ways To Learn In 2013

by <b>Connie Malamed</b>, theelearningcoach.com<p>In The eLearning Coach New Year’s tradition, I’m presenting another list of compelling ways to learn online …

Infographics

Six Flags Says World's 'Tallest Drop Ride' To Open In 2014

Talk about terrifying: Six Flags announced today that it is building the world's "tallest drop ride" at New Jersey's Six Flags Great Adventure.<p>As the company said in a press release, it'll "hoist riders 415 feet into the sky, twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, and rocket them back to Earth at …

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …

How to Make Any Caramel Corn in 5 Steps

<i>Here at Food5, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Take back caramel corn from the state fair. With 5 simple steps and the perfect caramel ratio, you can make</i> …

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Build your own dinosaur: fossil models arrive for 3D printers

Thousands of ancient relics, quite literally at your fingertips<p>It's a decidedly 21st-century technology, but now 3D printing is being harnessed to highlight mesmerizing relics from the ancient past. A new web database out of the UK is offering users anywhere in the world the opportunity to explore …

Out Of The Fields And Into Computer Science Classes

To earn money for her family, Alicia Leon Rios worked in the fields in Salinas, Calif. Meanwhile, she sent her toddler, Leticia, to Mexico to be raised by her grandparents.<p>Even now, Alicia Leon Rios chokes up thinking about that difficult decision more than two decades ago. But it was worth it, she …

Bluetooth-powered Dice+ now available for digital gaming

Digital game die Dice+ is finally available to purchase. Announced last year, the six-sided die features LED lights and uses Bluetooth to speak directly to your tablet or smartphone. In practice, this means you can play a handful of iOS and Android board games by rolling a die. Right now the number …

What exactly is fire?

Fire is essential and something we often take for granted, but what precisely is it? James May answers this burning question.<p>Fire is just a particularly vigorous oxidation process, one that you can understand even if you weren’t paying attention in chemistry lessons at school, as indeed James May …

Chemistry

This bird was unknown to science

Scientists say the discovery of this Herpsilochmus stotzi, and 14 other new Amazonian bird species, highlight how little we really know about species …

Why It's So Hard To Predict Hurricanes

Our models of where storms are going have gotten much better, but we can't really predict how strong they'll be once they get there.<p>At 6:10am on August 29, 2005, the eye of Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Buras-Triumph, La., going on to devastate much of the Gulf Coast. In a report only a few …

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