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Can Math Be Fun & Entertaining?

Gizmodo - Adam Clark Estes

It probably won't surprise you that Pixar uses some good old fashioned mathematics in the 3D animation process. What might surprise you is just how much they use math to ensure that their characters look and move perfectly. And Pixar researcher Tony DeRose is great at explaining just that. Read More

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Can We Turn Social Media Distractions Into Learning Experiences?

Can We Turn Social Media Distractions Into Learning Experiences?

Cengage Learning - Tami Strang

When you have a tool as useful and speedy as a smartphone or tablet at hand, many of us would be tempted to take a moment and “peek” at sports scores, the latest headlines, or the number of “likes” we’ve accumulated on our latest Facebook or Instagram posts. And of course, students are not immune to these temptations. Texts from friends, tweets from celebrities, the latest online game, and myriad other tools and apps all have the potential to distract them from your classroom activities. Read More

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Yes! We Can Revolutionize Education

Yes! We Can Revolutionize Education

EdTech Review - Utkarsh Lokesh

It is hard to imagine a time when the opportunity and need to transform education has been greater. What great business and education leaders know is that no single institution or organization can make the kinds of changes necessary to revolutionize the education system. It requires a community to enable the significant education transformation needed for the 21st century. Read More

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Is My Kid Struggling In School Because He's A Genius?

Is My Kid Struggling In School Because He's A Genius?

Discovery News - Emily Sohn

Every year, the MacArthur Foundation bestows large financial grants on a group of people who are doing exceptionally creative or important work. MacArthur fellowships are often called “genius grants,” and grant-winners tend to be unusually motivated, passionate and forward thinking. But are they geniuses? The annual conversation that ensues raises questions about what it means to be intelligent and whether that’s something that can be cultivated, measured or even defined. Read More

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Parenting or Schools - What's More Important?

Parenting or Schools - What's More Important?

Time - Annie Murphy Paul

Given all the roiling debates about how America’s children should be taught, it may come as a surprise to learn that students spend less than 15% of their time in school. While there’s no doubt that school is important, a clutch of recent studies reminds us that parents are even more so. A study published earlier this month by researchers at North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University and the University of California-Irvine, for example, finds that parental involvement — checking homework, attending school meetings and events, discussing school activities at home — has a more powerful influence on students’ academic performance than anything about the school the students attend. Read More

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Can Technology Really Improve Education?

Can Technology Really Improve Education?

SchoolKeep News - Chris Holewski

Last week’s DevLearn 2014 was another amazing conference, characterized by progressive approaches to age-old problems in the educational space. One of the most impacting takeaways, however, was how little education has changed in the last 150 years. In his opening keynote session, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson outlined the history of the traditional education system in America. Read More

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Does School Feel Like Prison?

Does School Feel Like Prison?

Medium - Timothy Freeman Cook

Schools are not prisons, but this image resonates with the age-old problem of school: how do we tailor our teaching to the unique needs of 20–30 students who are sitting in the same room? The imagery captures the frustration when we try to push the a unique life-in-formation through an often limited mold. Read More

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The Future of Parenting?

The Future of Parenting?

Data Parenting - DataDad

Three distinct styles of parenting, with altogether different amounts of investment and outcome, but what are the possible reasons behind the trends towards authoritarian parenting, authoritative parenting, and permissive parenting? By “trends” we don’t mean individual family reasons behind the parenting style, but what is going on in the culture, generation by generation, country by country, that causes one style or another to be adopted most readily? atthias Doepke and Fabrizio Zilibotti share their research on leading economics site voxeu.org, and it makes for interesting reading. Read More

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The True Cost of College

The True Cost of College

Varsity Tutors

How much is the average American spending on higher education? More than you might expect. This infographic goes beyond tuition and offers a comprehensive breakdown of the real costs of college, as well as what goes into financing a degree, including the realities of student loan debt. Get the info you need to plan and pay for college. Read More


A Parents' Guide To Cyberbullying

A Parents' Guide To Cyberbullying

Connect Safely

Top 5 Questions Parents Have About Cyberbullying:

  1. What is cyberbullying anyway?
  2. How likely is it that my child will be cyberbullied?
  3. How do I know if my child is being cyberbullied?
  4. What's the best way to keep cyberbullying out of my child's life?
  5. What do I do if my child is cyberbullied?

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