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7 years ago
Today's best stories on learning, handpicked by our staff writers: 1. Credentialing, not technology, is the future of education. Full story from The New York Times 2. The philosophy of street art finally gets it's own conference.
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Today's best stories on learning, handpicked by our staff writers: 1. In amazing act of self-discipline, students disconnect from tech for three days. Full story from MindShift 2. Some schools lose data forever.
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A recent study found that 85% of the average edtech employee is comprised of free clothing. This surprising figure brings up several questions. First, is it in our future to get more and more 'free things' from companies and promotions. I find that I am often hooked on new products because of something given to me for free, whether an USB with a company's name on it or a free juice that I love and continue to buy. Is this the best kind of marketing? Name dropping and infiltrating into people's personal lives? It certainly seems to work. Are there any concerns it brings up too? Second, i...
(Image source) March 13-27th (opening talk March 13th) "Magic Books: The Secret Art of Book Hacking" exhibition will make it's magical appearance at the Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue. What will this exhibition entail exactly? No-one knows, but, you can rest assured that magic, innovations in multi-media texts, medieval...
Many food historians attribute the modern sandwich to the 18th-century Earl of Sandwich, but the idea of wrapping filling in some kind of bread definitely extends much farther back into history. The wrap sandwich, for example, was first documented by Hillel the Elder, who wrapped lamb and herbs in soft matzah during Passover. [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="2234,2229,2230,2231,2232,2233"] Mrs. Rorer s...
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Today's best stories on learning, handpicked by our staff writers: 1. Sometimes old technologies—like musical instruments—need attention, too. Full story from NPR 2. This brilliant glass museum in China teaches kids about design.
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David Sheinkopf and his brother spent the better part of their youth destroying their parents' record collection… for the sake of science. Fascinated by how sound works, they experimented with building speakers out of office supplies and testing them out on their parents' records. A few decades later, Sheinkopf, now the director of education at Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation, teaches the history...
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Fifty feet of track. No rules. Infinite attempts. That's the recipe for success at Nerdy Derby, the miniature car building and racing competition that’s speeding towards an educational event near you. The program got its start in at the 2012 World Maker Faire hosted at the New York Hall of Science in Queens as a NYU Interactive Telecommunications Program student project. Since then it has partnered with an ever-growing...
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In the United Kingdom today, it is World Book Day - an event sponsored by National Book Tokens (an organization that uses gift cards and rewards to motivate children to read)! The World Book Day celebration fosters a diverse international community by providing games and video story time sessions for kids, teaching toolkits and age-specific resources for for educators, and information for libraries and bookshops to be active in the community. The goals of World Book...
#ThrowBackThursday March 1951: Clear, blue skies VS March 2015: Happy Snow Day! Image is of Teachers College from the Southeast, includes: Horace Mann, Thompson, Main Building, Russell Hall, and Whittier Hall. Image a la