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Reality check for tech workers: They may not strike it rich

Tech workers are warning each other about the dangers of working at Silicon Valley's hottest companies.<p>There are now 140 so-called unicorns, privately-held companies valued at $1 billion or more. If those valuations crash, it's the employees who would likely lose out -- not the executives or …

Venture Capital

Detective Dot books aim to encourage kids to code without stereotypes

Kickstarter project battles situation where ‘in kids cartoons, 0% of princesses are engineers, 2.9% of characters are black, and Batman doesn’t recycle’<p>A British technology startup is hoping to encourage children to learn programming skills through a series of stories that avoid traditional …

More than 50% of teachers in England 'plan to quit in next two years'

<b>More than half of teachers in England (53%) are thinking of quitting in the next two years, a survey has suggested.</b><p>The survey, conducted by the National Union of Teachers, found 61% of those wanting to leave blamed workload and 57% desired a better work/life balance.<p>Two thirds of the 1,020 primary …

School of Thought for Education Marketers - MDR

Sir Ken Robinson: We need 'more creative' schools | Education

In the ferocious battle for an online audience one man stands out as a somewhat unlikely star. Sir Ken Robinson is a leading thinker on creativity and education, has authored several books on the topic, and millions of people watch his talks.<p>Robinson's 2006 TED talk, "Do schools kill creativity?" …

Some Great Educational Resources from Google

July 31, 2015<br>Google for Education has some excellent resources curated specifically to help teachers make the best of their technology integration in …

5 Rarely Considered Obstacles To 21st Century Education

What are the biggest obstacles to changing education? Some are economic. Others are infrastructural. Few are technological. The most significant challenges are philosophical. We are wedded to particular ways of thinking about school and learning and life that are limiting our ability to best serve …

Learning

Stephen Colbert just bought South Carolina teachers everything they wanted

Stephen Colbert just announced an $800,000 gift to South Carolina teachers — enough to fund every project in the state on DonorsChoose, the teacher crowdfunding website. Colbert, the Morgridge Family Foundation, and ScanSource, an education technology company, funded nearly 1,000 projects at 375 …

South Carolina

7 Must-Haves for Teaching + Learning with #BYOD #BYOT

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12 Things Teachers Worry About Today

<b>11 Priorities For The Modern Public School Teacher</b><p>by <b>Heather Edick</b><p>Teachers have so much to worry about today, as they always have. This week, I …

Teaching

From sceptic to convert using iPads in my classroom

<i>(A guest post from Susan Roberts, Deputy Headteacher at the Stephen Perse Foundation Junior School)</i><p>In my school I am in the privileged position of …

John Muir Trail: The History and Significance

The John Muir Trail is a long distance backpacking trail located in the Sierra Nevada mountains in central California. The trail offers an amazing …

Hiking

The Teaching Brain and the Science Behind Great Teaching

I recently read The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education by Vanessa Rodriguez with Michelle Fitzpatrick. As a former …

Teaching

Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning

No matter where I am, whether it is a physical location or virtual, I am always hearing conversations about how technology can be used to effectively …

Pedagogy

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

by Saga Briggs<p>What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless …

The 1 percent’s white privilege con: Elites hold “conversations” about race, while resegregating our schools

The white privilege conversation is good business and P.R. for the wealthy. But look more closely at their actions<p>Facebook can be a weird place on Martin Luther King Day. Some of my friends post famous passages from MLK’s speeches. Others post statistics on racial inequality. Still others, mostly …

21 of the Best Peanut Butter Recipes Ever

On sandwiches. In smoothies. Out of the jar. We eat peanut butter on the reg. But the one thing we need more of in our lives? Peanut-butter.<p>Here are 21 of the best peanut butter recipes ever.<p><b>No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie</b><p>Slice. Of. Heaven. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Chocolate Peanut-Butter Pretzel Bars</b><p>No bake. The …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

Hospitality

Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More

<i>How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 48 languages, including Spanish</i><i>, French</i><i>, English</i><i>, Mandarin</i><i>, Italian</i><i>, Russian</i> <i>and</i> …

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

What Is Competency-Based Learning?

<b>What Is Competency-Based Learning?</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Competency-based learning is an approach to education that focuses on the student’s …

Pedagogy

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.<p>Like many 11-year-olds in Texas, Ethan had to build a model of the Alamo as a school project. Often, students make their dioramas out of paper mache or popsicle sticks, but Ethan’s teacher gave him …

TOP TEN READ-ALOUD BOOKS FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS by Aimee Owens

Posted by CBethM on January 31, 2015 in Top Ten Lists | 17 Comments<p>Special needs students can be a tough crowd during read-aloud time. If the book …

Books

Travel book review: 'Kaleidoscope City: A Year in Varanasi'

After a tour of the kitchen of a sweet shop in Varanasi, all naked flames, bubbling pans and bare feet, like an Indian version of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, Piers Moore Ede is savouring the products when the owner surprises him. He says he has lost his taste for gulab jamun, the fried milk …

Ordinary Kids Read As Infrequently As Ordinary Adults: Less Than 5 Books Per Year

Among parents of children 6-17, almost three-quarters (71%) agree, “I wish my children would do more things that did not involve screen time.”<p>Seeing how as we’re talking about screen time, custom demands that we create some sort of polarization. We should set it up in opposition to something more …

Critically Examining What You Teach

by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Ph.D, Authentic Education<p>In my 100th blog post I complained about the course called ‘algebra’. Some commenters misunderstood the …

An abandoned Japanese school boasting a life-size anatomical figure

Pretty much all abandoned buildings have a distinct character and atmosphere, but schools – especially the older, wooden ones – have a silence all …

Educating for Democracy: Words and Deeds

Having recently read Governor Cuomo's State of the State address proposals for "education reform" I felt as if I was in an educational time warp. After my two-year absence from writing my blog, "Educating for Democracy," I re-read that last post I wrote on February 5, 2013 and realized that the …

U Central Florida Debuts Blended Learning MOOC for Educators

The University of Central Florida has teamed with two partners to reboot a massive open online course for educators focused on blended learning in …

#HeForShe campaign goes corporate

The gender equality campaign HeForShe, which gained widespread attention in September, is taking on a corporate hue.<p>The United Nations-backed campaign went viral last year on Twitter (TWTR) after actress Emma Watson made an impassioned speech calling on everyday men and women to work towards a …