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The Mini Cheesecakes Your Next Party Needs

Fact: It's impossible to not be delighted by the presence of petite desserts.<p>These bite-sized delights prove the cuter your dessert is, the better it tastes.

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This Basket Proves That Even Paper Bags Can Be Beautiful

The leftovers from yesterday's grocery run are today's chic accessory.<p>Your creativity with grocery bags probably begins and ends with making covers for textbooks. Utilitarian brown paper is just not something you'd expect to ever look high-end. Yet that's just the result Erin Francois of the blog …

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Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD

As essay writing is both the most common and the most complicated assignment for students, writing instruction for students with ADHD requires …

Renzo Piano Teaches You How To Build the Perfect Sandcastle

Famed Italian architect Renzo Piano has designed many a building and quite a few museums. His most prolific structure, though, is sandcastles. Lucky …

Eight powerful ways to mold your children into leaders

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all want our children to become leaders.<p>Whether they spend the bulk of their days in the mailroom or the corner office, we want our children to grow to be courageous, passionate, and authentic. We want their actions to inspire …

30 places every California kid should see before growing up

School’s out and summer is in full gear. Parents are taking vacation time from work to spend time with their kids. While trips to Hawaii and Europe are grand, many families can’t afford lavish holidays and will be looking for places to visit closer to home. Our own Golden State is filled with …

The Picture Book That Parents Worldwide—And Google Ventures—Can’t Put Down

With 600,000 books sold, the startup Lost My Name is redefining personalization in publishing.<p>There’s no company sign or logo out front. No indication of any kind that this quiet stretch of Pritchard’s Road in East London includes the headquarters of a global publishing sensation. A squat, …

Learn About the Lives of Van Gogh & Picasso, in Graphic Novel Form

You can read graphic novels and learn art history. British publisher SelfMadeHero is putting a fun twist on biographies with their new Art Masters …

The Optimal US Road Trip

Self proclaimed “data tinkerer” Randal Olson has computed the optimal road trip across the United States. Using an algorithm that he previously applied to finding the best search path for locating Waldo in a “Where’s Waldo” book, Olson targeted must-see national natural landmarks, parks, historical …

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Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Resources by Topic:<p>Project-based learning (PBL) demands excellent assessment practices to ensure that all learners are supported in the learning …

13 One-Hour DIYs To Upgrade Your Home Office

If you've got an hour and a dull home office, these 13 projects will make a huge improvement.<p><b>1. Cork Trivet Pencil Holder</b><p><i>Design for Mankind</i><p>Keep losing your pens? This cork trivet DIY from Design for Mankind will keep your favorite pens and pencils front-and-center. You'll need a drill, but beyond …

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The Maker Movement has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would …

Coca-Cola's secret formula: Can you make it at home?

Coriander? The herb? Really?<p>Yes. Really.<p>How do we know? It's supposed to be a closely-guarded secret. In fact the secret ingredients have been …

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Beginning today, the Draw, Sketch, Outline, Write, Color, and Mixer tools in Paper are available for free for everyone. At...

ANNOUNCING FREE PAPER TOOLS<p>We have some great news to share with you: Beginning today, the Draw, Sketch, Outline, Write, Color, and Mixer tools in …

Education Technology

Use Apple TV in the Classroom? Please Do This Tip!

<b>Here is a quick tip for Apple TV teachers!</b>This is a must for those teachers use the great benefits that the AppleTV can bring to the classroom.Do you …

Artist Dad Delightfully Colorizes His Kids' Whimsical Drawings

Tattoo artist and environmentalist Fred Giovannitti is the father to three kids who enjoy drawing. And, like a lot of kids, they give their artwork to their dad. But instead of hanging their pencil sketches on the fridge, Giovannitti adds to their masterpieces while he travels for work. He uses …

How to Make the UltraSabre Paper Airplane

Introduction: How to Make the UltraSabre Paper Airplane<p>About: I am someone who mass produces paper airplanes and am always developing new designs. I …

How To Create Interactive Lessons for the iPad

As a teacher, you are used to create your own lessons. The xerox, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint are your trusted companions. But how can you …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

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When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …

Animated DIY Card Cleverly Mimics Computer Loading Screen

Instructables contributor goldlego, also known as Calvin Nutter, produced a clever greeting card that mimics the aesthetics of an old computer loading screen. Better yet, it's animated, and as you pull the card from the envelope, the bars appear to “load.” Nutter created a detailed, step-by-step …

Disney Animators Study Their Reflections in Mirrors to Draw Classic Characters' Facial Expressions

For decades, professional animators have relied on mirrors and their own facial expressions to be able to produce the dynamic, expressive characters that audiences know and love. Using themselves as models, the artists leer, grin, and grimace at their own reflections so that they can recreate the …

Outside with Kids: 15 Ways to Play with Nature

<i>Leaf Insects</i>: Modern Parents Messy Kids<p>I don't know about you, but Fall is one of my favorite times of year. My kids and I get outside more than …

How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

Interest is at once a cognitive state and an affective state, what Silvia calls a “knowledge emotion.” The feelings that characterize interest are …

Clover Food Lab’s Quest To Become The Vegetarian McDonald’s

The MIT of fast-food restaurants is using big data to make vegetarian food so tasty you won’t miss the Golden Arches.<p>At 3:00 p.m. on a recent Tuesday in August, a group of a dozen Clover Food Lab employees stood around a stainless steel kitchen slab in the company’s East Cambridge, Mass., …

How Family Game Night Makes Kids Into Better Students

Matching up cards and planning the next chess move can help develop a child’s executive function—a set of skills that may be more important for success than IQ points.<p>There has been a lot of recent attention focused on the importance of executive function for successful learning. Many researchers …

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12 DIY Projects & Crafts So Cute You’ll Want to Eat Them All Up

(Image credit: Instructables)<p>Get ready for tiny things, baby animals and all manner of cuteness. Don't resist — it's futile on a Friday afternoon. …