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March 13, 2017<p>Around the world, March 14th (3/14) is recognized as the day to celebrate Pi, which, of course, is the ratio of a circle’s …

Education Technology

Why No One Reads Your Classroom Newsletter

<i>Guest post by Jennifer Gonzalez</i><br>As the parent of three elementary students, I get a lot of classroom newsletters. And every time I get one, I fully …

Teacher's heartbreaking experiment is a tear-jerking lesson about importance of listening

With a knack of speaking their mind, children may seem as if they're happy to share the minutiae of their worlds, but as one teacher discovered - the …

Teaching

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

How Ceiling Fans Allowed Slaves to Eavesdrop on Plantation OwnersThe punkahs of the Antebellum era served many purposes.by Eve Kahn<p>Place of the …

Great Depression

The founder of Khan Academy built the ultimate school for kids to work and play together -- take a look inside

Kurani's founder, Danish Kurani, told Business Insider that Khan Lab School is meant to combine experimentation and education in a joint school and …

How Do You Learn In a Room Like That?

As a new teacher, I always felt a need to make sure my students knew I was the teacher. It's almost like a drew an invisible line in my classroom, …

6 Alternatives to Reading Logs by @shfarnsworth - Teacher Tech

<b>Guest blog post by Shaelynn Farnsworth</b><p>Let’s face it, reading logs are typically not accurate in time read or books finished. From forged signatures …

Teaching

12 reasons to learn Apple’s open-source Swift language

If you are a developer, hope to become a developer, or are thinking about learning how to build apps at home, school or college, here are a few …

Open Source Software

Ride Along: The 10 Best Cruiser Skateboards

Sunset Skateboards Ghost<p><b>Pro:</b> Naturally made to resist elemental damage<b><br>Con:</b> Small and difficult for inexperienced riders<p><b>Modern Make:</b> Instead of using …

Extreme Sports

3 Rides That Will Make You a Longboard Believer

These tricks are not just for kids, the longboard has become a hot mode of transportation for grownups. Make your next commute a gnarly one with our picks.<p>These tricks are not just for kids, the longboard has become a hot mode of transportation for grownups. Make your next commute a gnarly one with …

5 Projects You Can Do in the First Month of School

Ahh, summer is coming to an end. For some of us, school has already started, for others, we still have a few weeks left before the doors flood open …

The Doors

Here’s What’s in Pro Backpacker Andrew Skurka’s Pack

Andrew Skurka surely has one of the world’s best jobs: He’s essentially a professional backpacker. Or adventurer, maybe. When he’s not writing books …

Backpacking

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

6 Secret Camping Spots in California You've Never Even Heard Of

Summer is coming up fast, and that means one thing: campsites throughout California will soon start filling up like wildfire. Even if you manage to …

Apple has a secret team working on the holy grail for treating diabetes

Apple has hired a small team of biomedical engineers to work at a nondescript office in Palo Alto, California, miles from corporate headquarters.<p>They …

Diabetes

The Writing Process Isn't Linear. Let's Stop Telling Students That It Is.

If you conduct an online image search for “writing process,” you’ll find many charts that lay out the steps—brainstorming, drafting, revising, …

Creative Writing

First Impressions: Burton Step On Strapless Bindings

Jack Mitrani and Kimmy Fasani. p: Walsh<p>Alex Andrews, mid-froth. p: Walsh<p>Dave Downing assists was on hand at Vail to help familiarize everyone with …

The Brazilian House - Six 1 Eight 8 / Debaixo do Bloco Arquitetura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In a house built by the master of Architecture in wood, Zanine Caldas the office Debaixo do Bloco …

Architecture

Smarten Up a Cheap Projector With a Raspberry Pi

Ever wished you had a portable projector that was already loaded up with software so you could stream movies? YouTuber Novaspirit Tech wanted just …

Raspberry Pi

3 Amazing Homemade Things | Cool DIY Project Ideas

Canada has one of the best education systems in the world, so why can’t we stop debating discovery math?

The Canadian education system is ranked among the best in the world, with our nation’s students coming seventh overall in a new international study …

Education

New iOS Children’s Story App “The Snow Fox” Comes Alive As You Read It

<b>WHAT:</b> ”The Snow Fox,” a storytelling app for kids activated by the reader’s voice.<p><b>WHO:</b> AKQA<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Animated digital book apps for children are not a new thing, but one that is voice-activated is. Created by agency AKQA, “The Snow Fox” is a wintry short story that unfolds as it is being read …

Apps

10 iconic city skylines, then and now

See how urban development has dramatically changed these metropolises over several decades.<p>Some of the world’s most iconic skylines are photographed …

'A teacher is an actor, writer, doctor, lawyer, politician, painter and director - who wouldn't want that?': Teachers around the world share their stories

<i>Ahead of the OECD PISA results, the Telegraph and the British Council conducted interviews with teachers around the world about the challenges facing the profession. The interviews are below.</i><p>It was Aristotle who said of teachers, "those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who …

Education

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Overhauling How We Teach Our Kids in a World of Accelerating Change

By: Dr. Peter Diamantis. Given the fact that most elementary schools haven’t changed in decades, how could we reinvent today's elementary schools to …

Pedagogy

Education on Air

Adobe GEN Z

We asked 2,500+ Gen Z students aged 11-17, and 1,000+ Gen Z teachers to tell us how they feel about learning, creativity and the future, and here is …

‘Gen Z’ Educators Believe They are Prepping Students for Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet

Adobe recently asked 1,000 “Generation Z” students and 400 of their teachers a series of questions to get a better idea of what we can expect when …

This Is the Largest Photograph of NYC Ever Taken

You could spend hours looking at it<p>Kiss all your productivity goodbye today. Photographer Jeffrey Martin has taken the largest image of New York City—if it were printed out, it would be 57 feet wide and 28 feet tall—and you can explore all of its wondrous detail here. The panoramic photograph is …

New York City