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The Best Shows for DIY Addicts

"Do it yourself" starts by picking up the TV remote. Then simply press the "Power" button -- you're doing great so far. Now flip through the channels or hit up your favorite streaming service till you find one of these DIY addict-approved shows. Because learning painting, interior design, or …

Crafting

Why Did It Take So Long for Class-Based School Integration to Take Hold?

Half a century ago, the Coleman Report revealed that socioeconomic diversity is key to removing racial inequalities in education.<p>Fifty years ago—on July 2, 1966—the federal government published “Equality of Educational Opportunity<i>,</i>”a landmark study by the Johns Hopkins University sociologist James …

Education

This Is the Love Child of Baked Ziti and Sausage & Peppers

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 375°F. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over medium-high heat and …

Recipes

Arduino UNO Guitar Pedal

pedalSHIELD UNO is an open-source Arduino UNO programmable guitar pedal.<p>The idea is to build a guitar pedal with easy-to-find parts and have fan …

Arduino

Google opens up its Virtual Reality field trips for all, debuts new apps and services for teachers

On the heels of Amazon’s entry into the learning materials market, Google this morning also unveiled a series of product announcements aimed at expanding use of Google products and technologies in the classroom setting. At the ISTE conference today, the company introduced a number of new tools for …

Apps

Google launches Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform for teaching kids to code

Google today announced Project Bloks, a new open hardware platform that allows developers, designers and educators to build physical programming experiences that can help kids (5+) learn to code.<p>While Google worked together with design firm IDEO to build a reference kit, the idea here is to provide …

Stanford University

The People Who Are Bringing Latin to Life

At conventions, immersion programs and youth programs, classicists and grammar fans are speaking a language often called dead<p>The Conference Center at Fordham University Law School was humming with the unusual sound of more than 150 people greeting one another in Latin. Many were wearing black …

Language

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

© 2010 Enokson, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio<p>Two years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web …

Language Learning

Students are demanding the facts about coding bootcamps

Darrell Silver Contributor<p>Darrell Silver is the co-founder and CEO of Thinkful.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>An insider’s take on the future of coding bootcamps<br>• Government Is Disrupting Coding Bootcamps<p>It’s been a remarkable rise so far, but for coding bootcamps to become mainstream they must prove …

Why Buy a Belt Sander When You Can Build Your Own?

It's always better when you do it yourself.<p>Master woodworker Matthias Wandel has been slowly building out his workshop with more and more homemade equipment. Last time it was a lathe, and now it's a belt sander. And if you want to follow in his DIY footsteps (who wouldn't!) his latest video on his …

Simple numbers game seems to make kids better at math

Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, researchers boosted kindergarteners' arithmetic performance simply by exercising …

An Easy Way To Clamp Corners When You're Building a Picture Frame

Mitered corners can be tricky to glue, but this simple trick shows you how to secure them using a basic spring clamp.<p>Making a frame is an easy DIY project. The trick to it (besides making accurate 45-degree cuts for the corners) is securing the corners while the glue dries. With this simple …

How to Buy and Store Flour Like a Pro

If life were simple, there would be one flour—all-purpose—and you would use it to bake every cake, cookie, and pastry, and they would all turn out …

Baking

Special Event: Computational Thinking with Wolfram|Alpha

Last month marked the seventh anniversary of Wolfram|Alpha. Since its launch, Wolfram|Alpha has earned a reputation as an indispensable tool for …

Web Applications

Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 2, Agility

Business are finding that “makerspaces” enable them to reduce what’s known as the mind-to-market gap: how long it takes for an idea to become a thing on a shelf.<p>In the first entry in this series, I discussed why the Maker Movement, sometimes dismissed as quaint and cutesy by people not familiar …

Coffeemakers

Want Smart Kids? Make Sure They Learn to Do This

There's a brain-building skill schools are teaching less and less.<p>If you have kids in school, how much time do they spend learning cursive handwriting? Probably not much, especially if they're beyond first grade. The Common Core standards dominating education these days only call for teaching …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

School headmaster receives praise for using mahjong to teach students English

Learning a new language that's not your mother tongue can be real daunting. A school in Chengdu, China, has made national news headlines for its …

Why Are We Still Teaching Kids Cursive?

It's pretty, but only if you practice all the time...which no one does.<p><i>Why Is This Still a Thing</i> <i>is a column exploring the anachronistic, seemingly-outdated technology that surrounds us. New columns appear every Friday.</i><p>If you've recently seen a teen text or even a toddler wield a smartphone, it's …

Why Your Home Stinks and How to Fix It

From fried fish to a filthy litterbox, most smells in your home are fairly easy to pinpoint. There are, however, more insidious aromas that linger …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Reveals How Schools Can Improve Their Science Teaching

"At no time are you actually trained how to think, how to analyze."<p>If anyone knows how to make science more fun and engaging, it's astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.<p>In a recent conversation with The Huffington Post's Impact & Innovation managing editor, David Freeman, Tyson addressed a question …

DIY LEGO Designs Recreate Marvels of Modern Engineering

This new DIY LEGO bible will help you become a Master Builder.<p>A new LEGO bible is on the way, offering step-by-step instructions on how to build exquisite miniatures of humanity's greatest engineering feats. Curated by professional engineer and two-time LEGO book author Mattia Zamboni, <i>Tiny LEGO</i> …

28 Pictures That Will Make Teachers Laugh Harder Than They Should

They'll never know.

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Squirrels may seem cute and cuddly when you watch them romp in the park or your yard -- until they damage or destroy the plants you're raising. Curious squirrels can destroy bird feeders or eat all the seeds meant for your feathered friends. Squirrels also dig through flowerbeds and plant pots and …

Gardening

Ingenious Homemade Air Conditioner Ideas

Get creative to stay cool.<p>These homemade air-conditioner designs take the mystery out of cold-air production. Some are complicated, some are cheap and simple, some run on alternative energy, and the last one is so out there that you'll just have to try it. Check out the links below to our favorite …

40 Pasta Salad Recipes You Need to Try This Summer

You'll want to whip these up every chance you get.<p>A summer picnic, potluck, or barbecue — these easy pasta salads will be your go-tos. And watch it be the first bowl to go empty. They're packed with a colorful mix of veggies, homemade dressings, and cold pastas.

American schools are teaching our kids how to code all wrong

The US Department of Labor projects that one million jobs in computing will go unfilled by 2020. These are good jobs, jobs that would allow economic mobility and great earning potential over the course of a career. We know why these positions aren’t being filled—a lack of skilled candidates.<p>In …

Computer Science

Buy or DIY: The Coolest Geometric Shelves Under $100

(Image credit: Urban Outfitters)<p>A home really starts to take shape the moment shelves are hung on the walls, and these stand-out geometric gems pack …

Portland schools tried to change how they teach climate change — and ignited a firestorm

This winter, a small group of advocates, teachers, parents and students began meeting each week at a church in Portland, Ore., to figure out how their schools could do a better job of preparing the next generation to fight climate change.<p>Together, they wrote a resolution that, with some changes, …

20 best vegetarian recipes: part 2

Vegetarian food and drink,Food & drink,Vegetarianism,Life and style,Chinese food and drink,Korean food and drink<p>Great Asian recipes including kimchi and udon, plus a classic quiche, by top cooks including Shuko Oda and Blanche Vaughan, all selected by Observer Food Monthly

Vegetarian Food