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I Took 400 Meetings With Investors to Get My Startup Funded. Here's What I Learned.

Here are five strategies that early stage entrepreneurs can adopt as they begin fundraising for their company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Yep, you read that headline right -- 400 meetings with investors. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has raised seed and angel …

Investing

Teach Your Kid Machine Learning With These Free Lessons

You probably use machine-learning systems every day without even knowing it. The technology gives us spam filters, our Facebook News Feeds, digital …

5 Ways to Strengthen Early STEM Learning

The early introduction of STEM learning can be a crucial factor for the future accomplishments of new generations. Young children are ripe for the …

This Mind-Mapping Software Helps Organize Your Ideas And Develop Conclusions

Scapple lets you connect your ideas in a visually productive way.<p>You may have read about mind-mapping at some point, as it's a technique used by many …

20 Math Apps for Students of All Ages

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10 Reasons to Create Makerspaces in Your School

Makerspace is a relatively new method of teaching students in a space where they can get hands-on experience working with concepts they recently …

Teaching

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2018

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by Kiddom<p><b>Around October of every year,</b> while teachers are waist-deep in curriculum, kids are thinking …

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

• <b>Author:</b> Joshua Hammer<p>To save ancient Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians pulls off a brazen heist worthy of <i>Ocean’s Eleven</i> in this “fast-paced narrative that is…part intellectual history, part geopolitical tract, and part out-and-out thriller” (<i>The Washington Post</i>).<p>In the 1980s, a young …

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Researchers Have Found The Legendary Hall Of Records

Egypt seems to be a place where many mysteries of the world we live in exist. There are of course the pyramids and the mystical giant Sphinx. These …

How to understand Stephen Hawking's final paper. Or at least try

It all started with a Big Bang. But then what?<p>Renowned theoretical astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had been trying to answer that and other questions …

Two Easy Ways to Create Printable Storyboard Templates

Next week Common Craft is hosting a free webinar about their video creation process. I attended one of their webinars last summer. In that webinar …

Six Good Digital Storytelling Tools In One Place

For the last four or five years I have been telling people about Timeline JS whenever they seek suggestions for multimedia timeline tools. It’s a …

7 books you must read to be a real software developer

Congratulations on finishing your four-year computer science degree in two years with no actual practical software development experience or …

Programming

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Creates Tech Startup Incubator

Former Yahoo Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer is starting a technology business incubator, Lumi Labs, with longtime colleague Enrique Munoz …

SAT 2400 in Just 7 Steps : Perfect-score SAT Student Reveals How to Ace the Test

• <b>Author:</b> Shaan Patel<p>Let a Student Who Got a Perfect 2400 Show You How to Ace the SAT<p>Shaan Patel was just like you: a normal teenager enjoying his high school years and giving little thought to the SAT. But after a disappointing first try on a practice exam, he buckled down and read everything he …

Three Good Places to Find Hands-on STEM Lessons

Like a lot of people, my most memorable moments from elementary school involved hands-on science lessons. One of my favorite experiences was making …

Top 7 Science Websites for Kids

Websites can give kids a great introduction to science, and there are some wonderful kid-friendly science websites to check out. Not only do kids …

7 Awesome Ways to Check for Understanding 🤔💡🏆 (by @ImpactWales) #edchat #education #elearning #edtech #UKEdChat #satchat https://t.co/8Z8exmM6rj

What is Germany’s dual education system?

Charlotte Falke creates technical drawings of power plant generators. The 23-year-old designer, a trainee at German industrial giant Siemens, spent a …

Vocational Education

A learning contract

A while ago, I came across the idea of the learning contract — an agreement between the teacher and student detailing the learning outcomes and …

Teaching

'This is the fourth industrial revolution – we need a new curriculum for tomorrow's world'

In my last Tes blog, I argued that we need to engage in a serious, fundamental debate about the education system.<p>I wrote that if we are to prepare …

Pedagogy

8 Final Exam Alternatives 🎥✉️⚓️💻👥 (by @finleyt) #edchat #education #eLearning #edtech #ukedchat #AussieEd https://t.co/sqKUQhDUkY

A Free Teleprompter

Thanks to Beth Holland this weekend I learned about a free teleprompter service called CuePrompter. CuePrompter displays your written script in a …

The Best Sites Offering Free Lesson Plans For Movies

About the only time I show a full-length movie in class is when I’m going to be out and it’s the lesson plan for my sub.<p>I’m seldom sick enough not to …

You don't have to learn everything

I read Abisekh's post on not knowing what to study next while trying to learn programming and data science.<p>I really felt for him. He's obviously …

Free, online curriculum prepares learners for life and work

<i>This guest post is by Danielle Arnold, School Media Specialist at Belmar (NJ) Elementary School and a Ready to Code library, and Shahla Naimi, Google</i> …

Free Websites Teach Coding Kids., Teacher Idea

Free Websites that Teach Coding for Kids. (2018-02-28 07:00:01)<p>"As I scoured the internet for free websites that teach coding for kids, I came across …

Why Don't Schools Use The Most Effective Teaching Methods?

A new peer-reviewed meta-analysis of 328 studies performed over the past 50 years finds “strong positive results” for a style of teaching known as …

Pedagogy