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In lost interview, Stanley Kubrick explains the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Fifty years since it was first screened, <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> continues to cause confusion and debate. Stanley Kubrick’s epic film reimagined what …

Stanley Kubrick

DeVos presses pause on special education rule, highlighting ongoing discrimination debate

The U.S. Department of Education has halted an Obama-era rule designed to stop students of color from being over-identified as having a disability — …

Education

The first year of teaching is notoriously tough. Denver is experimenting with a new approach

A teacher’s first year in the classroom is often a sink-or-swim experience.<p>That was true for Kyle Jordan. A history major in college, Jordan …

Education

5 game-changing TED Talks about education

All over the world, there’s growing consensus that our education systems are broken. Here are 5 TED Talks from educators who want to transform how …

Teaching

Apple launches its free Schoolwork app for teachers

Apple this morning launched Schoolwork, a free app for teachers that was first introduced at Apple’s education event in Chicago back in March. The cloud-based app allows teachers using iPads in the classroom to create and distribute handouts and other assignments, collaborate individually with …

Apps

Why do some people with autism have restricted interests and repetitive movements?

As a society, we’ve come a long way in our understanding of the challenges people with autism face with social communication. But there is a large …

Autism

10 Brutal Facts About the Roman Legions

<b>1. Making and Breaking the Empire</b><p>Without a doubt, the Roman Empire in all its might was made by the many Legions who fought and killed for it. The …

Ancient History

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

The Roman Empire, explained in 40 maps - Vox

Two thousand years ago, on August 19, 14 AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome’s first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative peace …

Ancient History

Apple Just Made Safari the Good Privacy Browser

Apple announced a slew of new software features at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, including an augmented reality upgrade and animojis …

These free services can help in genealogy research

If you want to research your family tree, it’s probably worth it to invest in for-profit online resources such as Ancestry.com. But there are also …

Apple Watch: How to pair with new iPhone

Whether you’re new to the Apple Watch, or are upgrading from the previous generation, it’s unclear how to pair an Apple Watch with a new iPhone.<p>Follow along for some tips and tricks regarding how to pair your Apple Watch when upgrading your iPhone.<p>You’ll need to un-pair your Apple Watch from your …

Video: 25 iPad multitasking tips – do you know them all?

In this step-by-step video walkthrough, we discuss and demonstrate a multitude of iPad-centric multitasking tips for iOS. Most iPad users will be aware of the existence of some of these features, but there are probably a handful of tips that have flown under your radar. Watch our hands-on video …

The 3 Biggest Problems with the Apple Pencil & How to Fix Them.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Apple Pencil supports the new 9.7-inch iPad, iPad Pro, and 6th Generation iPads. The device is absolutely amazing and delivers what …

Free Tools Students Can Use to Produce Animated Videos

Creating an animated video can be a great extension to many writing projects. Students can use video creation tools to animate short stories that …

Autism research doctor Hans Asperger helped kill mentally disabled kids for Nazis

Hans Asperger, the pioneering autism research doctor, was a Nazi collaborator who helped the Germans screen mentally disabled children for death, …

Ever Wonder What Bipolar Disorder Really Is? Here's Your Answer, Straight From a Doctor

Mental illness is much more complicated than physical illness; after all, when the disorder is in your brain, there aren't any physical symptoms or blood tests you can run to reach a proper diagnosis. And while the conversation surrounding mental illness is growing, slowly etching away the negative …

Are Special Education Students Being Written Off?

I don’t think this is happening intentionally. But it is happening.<p>Special education students (SpEd students) are being written off almost entirely …

Apple iPad (2018) review: The best gets even better

Four years ago, my daughter would come home from school and tell me all about the games and applications she used at school that day. Apps that …

Watch: Top 10 features of the new iPad you should learn to use

The 2018 iPad is a massive leap forward for the tablet line, making it an attractive purchase for new users who may not know all the things that can …

Was 1968 America’s Bloodiest Year in Politics?

<b>History Reads is a weekly series featuring work from Team History, a group of experts and influencers, exploring history’s most fascinating …

The legend of the Legion

His cap is bleached as white as the bones of a Saharan camel. Is the romance of the French Foreign Legion a cult of death?<i>By Robert Twigger</i>Read at …

‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ Uncovers Lost Evidence

For more than a century, Turkey has denied any role in organizing the killing of Armenians in what historians have long accepted as a genocide that started in 1915, as World War I spread across continents. The Turkish narrative of denial has hinged on the argument that the original documents from …

World History

How to actually get work done on an iPad

Apple is touting its updated iPad as an education-focused device, once again pushing the idea that the iPad can replace a laptop (or Chromebook, in the case of classrooms). That's unlikely, but with the right tools, it <i>can</i> be a workable substitute in a pinch.<p>It takes more than a few classroom apps …

3 Tools of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Manage Extreme Stress

I arrive at a job interview. I’m anxious. I really want this role. I was fired a month ago, and rent is due next week.<p>At least the receptionist is …

Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.<p>From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on …

What each Myers-Briggs personality type needs most from romantic relationships

In these quick-swiping times, all relationship types seem to be on the table. Whether it’s a casual “see ya when I see ya” deal or an …

Study Confirms Apple Watch Can Detect Abnormal Heart Rhythm With 97% Accuracy

The heart rate monitors built into the Apple Watch and other wearable devices can detect abnormal heart rhythms with 97 percent accuracy, according to a new study conducted by the team behind the Cardiogram app for Apple Watch in conjunction with researchers at the University of California, San …

Apple Watch

Apple Shares Three New iPhone Photography Tutorials

Apple this afternoon updated its YouTube channel with three new tutorials designed to walk people through using various photography features on the iPhone.<p>The videos cover shooting an overhead photo on iPhone using the level feature, shooting in black and white, and adjusting slo-mo timing on …