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26 Movies To Be Excited About At The Cannes Film Festival

Cinema's glitziest showcase kicks off this week with a slew of new movies from some of the greatest directors in the world. Here's a guide to what to keep an eye out for.<p><i>Here's a look at more than two dozen films from this year's fest and its side programs that you'll want to look out for.</i>

This is how your kid learns: The amazing new neuroscience of “brain plasticity” — and how to make your child smarter

<b>(WIkimedia/Oren Jack Turner/Kuttelvaserova Stuchelova via Shutterstock)</b><p>New products suggest they can build a designer brain for your kid. How can parents take advantage of new science?<p>Stephen Camarata PhD<p>August 15, 2015 6:00pm (UTC)<p><b>What happens to our child’s brain when we parent?</b><p>The discovery of …

The Brain

12 Sneaky Storage Tricks for a Tiny Bathroom

There's more room in those slim spaces and tight corners than you think.<p>Keep everything you need right at your fingertips — but off your countertops.

Happier Students, Higher Scores: The Role of Arts Integration

The arts have always had a secondary place in K-12 learning. If you doubt that statement, think of the first programs to go whenever budget cuts are implemented - music, fine arts and even physical fitness which includes dance. I've yet to hear of a school board or administrators discussing the way …

Why Learning Should Be Messy

Principal at High Tech High, an innovative, project-based learning school in San Diego, California, Larry Rosenstock, points out, “If you were to …

The Myths of Technology Series – “Technology equals engagement”

<i>For ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, I will be presenting on the “Myths of Technology and Learning”. As I am really thinking about what I will be sharing at the</i> …

Education Technology

The Chalkboard: How Teachers Use Technology

Launch Infographic<p><b>Students today are connected</b> in ways that previous generations could never have imagined. Teachers are being impacted, too—with …

Education Technology

The Secret to Creativity, Intelligence, and Scientific Thinking: Being Able to Make Connections

When we shared this image from the @buffer Twitter account a while back, it got me thinking. <b>The Tweet resulted in over 1,000 retweets</b>, which seems …

QUIZ: What’s Your Inquiry Quotient (I.Q.)?

Wondering whether you’re a natural Beautiful Questioner or not? Answer these 10 quick questions and then see how you score.<p>Thanks for completing the</i> …

The world needs all kinds of minds

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve …

Infographic: Competency-Based Teacher Prep & PD - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - Assessment, blended learning, Competency-based learning, edreform, Infographics, PDchat, personalized learning, teachers, Teaching

Schools and districts across the country are redefining the goals of K-12 education and reimagining the very nature of teaching and learning. This …

LIX - The Smallest 3D Printing Pen in the World

www.lixpen.com<p>Music by: Marcus soundcloud.com/musicbymarcus<p>(some video scenes have accelerated speed)<p>(hi-res video vimeo.com/89303153)<p>Little Things …

Play

Physically acting out a written text—as an actor would walk himself through the gestures and emotions of a soliloquy during rehearsal—is an effective …

Two-building complex in downtown Birmingham being renovated into culinary incubator

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – One downtown building is completing its renovation and developers are planning to rehab the adjacent one with plans to put as …

REV Birmingham receives $247K grant from Community Foundation - Birmingham Business Journal

By Brent Godwin <br>– Real Estate Editor, Birmingham Business Journal<p>Apr 2, 2013, 1:15pm CDT<p>The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham awarded a …

Pizitz project will feature open market like Seattle's Pike Place (Video) - Birmingham Business Journal

Bayer Properties is hoping that renovation of the Pizitz building will be a hot spot for food shoppers who enjoy local and fresh …

Birmingham Museum of Art appoints Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

<b>BIRMINGHAM, AL</b><b>.-</b> The Birmingham Museum of Art announced the appointment of Wassan Al-Khudhairi as its new Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. She …

'Genius hour': What kids can learn from failure

When snow days piled up this winter, seventh-grader Emily Born was upset. It wasn't that she always loved school, or that she had a big test coming up and needed her teacher's help. No, the student from Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, was sad to miss out on her "genius …

Kurt Vonnegut's Shape of Stories

As the OpenCulture blog explains, Kurt Vonnegut once proposed a master's thesis at the University of Chicago about the shape of stories. The idea was …

Creative Writing

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

The Greatest Shows on Earth: The Case for Arts Education and Support

This annual gala performance is a collaboration between Express Yourself, a Massachusetts program that immerses young people in the creative world of …

Drums

Behind the Cello

<i>Yo-Yo Ma reflects on the role of arts, creativity and the edges of life. His comments are adapted from a conversation with WorldPost.</i><p>In our highly interdependent global civilization, a lot of things are not working.<p>When I travel around the country and the world to perform, I pick up in my many …

Silk Road

Move Mountain: A New Stop-Motion Short from Kirsten Lepore | Colossal

<p>Move Mountain is the latest stop-motion masterpiece from animator Kirsten Lepore (previously here and here) who explains the narrative as “a story …

What is homophobia? Why straight men are right to be afraid of homosexuality.

To be a homophobe in 2014 is, increasingly, to find oneself on the fast track to social scorn. In an environment of growing acceptance, we condemn …

America's Deadliest Sweetener Betrays Millions, Then Hoodwinks You With Name Change

Aspartame is the most controversial food additive in history, and its approval for use in food was the most contested in FDA history. In the end, the artificial sweetener was approved, not on scientific grounds, but rather because of strong political and financial pressure. After all, aspartame was …

Nutrition

Office of Innovation and Improvement

<b>Home</b><p>Home<p>Apply For A Grant<p>Click here to view grant competitions.<p>What is Innovation?<p>The Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) supports educators …

Colorful 'solar glass' means entire buildings can generate clean power

<i>Oxford Photovoltaics uses non-toxic organic solar cell materials printed directly on to glass to produce clean energy. Photograph: Oxford</i> …