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What do you want to see from educational websites (like Khan Academy) that isn't there already? : education

I'm interning for Khan Academy soon and love to hear suggestions on what they could improve or add so I can improve or add them! (Also, is there a …

Excellent Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software

Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating …

Focus on People, Not Products

IT professionals working in a K–12 environment walk a very fine line. We must <b>show compassion for the unique needs of educators and ­students</b> while at …

Nine Tenets of Passion-Based Learning

By Kimberly Vincent<p>We hear a lot about "passion-based" learning, and although in theory it sounds ideal, there are many factors to consider in …

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Salman Khan on Techology, Education, and REBOOTING CA Higher Education

Total value of Bitcoin surpasses $1B

The total value of the P2P currency, Bitcoin, has surpassed $1 billion. On Thursday, the exchange rate for the currency surpassed $92, and there is …

Google Glass Early Adopters Want To Build Learning, Healthcare, Accessibility & Safety Apps

Wondering who has won a Google Glass? Stanford PhD student Andrej Karpathy has used Twitter’s API to compile a partial list of the so far close to 4,000 winners of Google’s Glass Explorers first adopter competition who applied to buy the high tech specs via Twitter. Google still hasn’t confirmed …

If online students aren’t engaged, blame their teacher

<i>Todd Tauber’s piece last week on the need for online learning to innovate and meet the changing needs of students drew many responses. Here’s one from an educator:</i><p>A very wise old online professor, Bill Pelz, once told me that the lecture is the most efficient way to pass important concepts and …

Apple Launching New Marketing Push For Final Cut Pro X To Win Over Professionals

It has been two years since Apple debuted the completely redesigned Final Cut Pro X in the Mac App Store for only $300. Final Cut Pro X was a simplified, barebones version of the $700 workhorse that came before it, and Apple managed to lose the faith of many media professionals in one fell swoop. …

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Final Cut Pro X Gets Updated As Apple Launches Testimonial Site

Hot on the heels of word that Apple was launching a new campaign to try to woo video professionals back into the embrace of Final Cut Pro, Apple has released Final Cut Pro X version 10.0.8, adding new features and shoring up some weaknesses.<p>Here’s what is new in the update:<p>In addition, Apple has …

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Learn To Code Bootcamp Bundle | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Become a Web Developer from Scratch! (Complete Course)</b><p>Learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, XML, jSON, AJAX, jQuery & The New HTML5 + CSS3<p><b>Creative Responsive Web Design</b><p>Learn How To Make Your Website Work With All Screen Sizes<p><b>Make iPhone & iPad Games W/out Programming</b><p>Build iPhone & iPad Games & Launch …

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Let Your Voice Do The Work With Dragon Dictate 3 For Mac [Deals]

I have done a lot writing in my day, and there are times when I want to just let the words fly freely faster than I can possibly type them. When I’ve worked on my talks for seminars or wanted to work out some thoughts on a major piece of writing, I have given the reins to Dragon Dictate.<p>This Cult …

Humans Fall for Optical Illusions, But Do Cats?

Most "optical illusions" are not really optical. They have less to do with the way the eyes work than with the way the brain processes the …

ECA

<b>Ready to be tailored:</b> Content that is best to be tailored by teachers can be – right in the learning management system<p><b>Seamless integration of web</b> …

What Has the Gates Foundation Brought to Memphis?

By onMarch 27, 2013 5:47 PM<p>Yesterday I voiced concerns about Randi Weingarten's decision to co-sign an article on teacher evaluation with Vicki …

Poll: Teachers Rank High on 'Well-Being'

By onMarch 28, 2013 5:10 PM<p>Teachers top all other professionals except for physicians in overall well-being, according to the 2012 Gallup-Healthways …

'Why Do We Teach?'

By onMarch 28, 2013 8:08 AM<p><i>Today, the blog conversation between Deborah Meier and Eric "Rick" Hanushek concludes.</i><p>Dear Rick,<p>Your last blog post …

The Transformative Power of a Classic Novel

By onMarch 28, 2013 11:30 AM<p>Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe died last week at the age of 82. Achebe's most famous novel, <i>Things Fall Apart</i>, a …

Connecting Parents to Schools Via Social Media

By onMarch 28, 2013 1:44 PM<p>Using social media to connect families with schools is gaining momentum, and nowhere is that more evident than at Knapp …

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold | Colossal

<p>Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images …

Modern Contemporary Design

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Minimalist Split Wood Lights and Sculptures by Split Grain | Colossal

<p>Paul Foeckler over at LA-based Split Grain is making some pretty stunning lights and other sculptures using pieces of California cypress trees. The …

gudmundur jonsson arkitektkontor: G house a bi-axial house uses different materials and designs to respond to the various site conditions and views native to the icelandic landscape. read more: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/gudmundur-jonsson-arkitektkontor-g-house/

Moto Vida Concept Scooter for Brazil

<b>Moto Vida concept scooter</b> has been designed to become the first Brazil’s transformable motorcycle. Due to traffic, public transportation doesn’t seem …

Buckminster Fuller: Poet Of Geometry

Buckminster Fuller's utopian design vision, unrivaled in the 20th century and anchored by his famous reinvention of geodesic domes, reflected the polymath's philosophy that flexible thinking, good design and an honest desire for progress could solve humanity's woes once and for all.<p>Designer and …