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Deaf Influence on Consumer Technology

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 09.25.2016 | Technology
Lydia L. Callis

When hearing people think about exciting new technologies for those who are deaf, their minds most likely jump to the latest developments in cochlear implants or hearing aids.

Walking Encyclopedias, Cash Clerks and Nose Wipers

Yiming Ma | Posted 09.24.2016 | Education
Yiming Ma

Two months ago, a colleague shared with me a T-shirt describing a long list of responsibilities horrifying in scope and scale. Including roles such as...

De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades That Teach Nothing?

Jonathan Lash | Posted 09.24.2016 | Education
Jonathan Lash

The survey also revealed long-term benefits of narrative evaluations. One alum, now a professor, said grades don't mean much at the large university where she's teaching. "Narrative evaluations mean more to students and say more about them," she wrote.

Teaching The Greeks And Critical Thinking -- Part 12: Can You Be a Good Person if You Don't Believe in an Afterlife?

Frank Breslin | Posted 09.23.2016 | Education
Frank Breslin

Teacher: So far, we've been discussing how the Greeks viewed this life given their view of the afterlife, then whether the belief in the afterlife tod...

The Resurgence Of Storytelling

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 09.23.2016 | Arts
Devishobha Ramanan

As long as humanity has lived, stories have passed from one generation to the next. Stories have been the central focus in paintings by great artists, in beautiful songs by singers, themes for dance performances. Lately, storytelling has made it as a unique learning tool in the classroom as well!

Everything Your High Schooler Needs to Know About Applying to College

Quora | Posted 09.23.2016 | Education

What should students be aware of when applying to colleges today? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questi...

This Is The Price Of Your Woman Card

The Huffington Post | Felicia Kelley | Posted 09.23.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


Walk for Water: 250 Third Graders Walk Water To Those In Need

Amber Browning-Coyle | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Amber Browning-Coyle

School's back in session, and lessons abound. In the Mineola School District in New York, the students of Jackson Avenue School are learning the impor...

A Long Time Coming: 5 Reasons Why I Agree With the Closure of ITT Tech

Jessica Rising | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Jessica Rising

On Tuesday, September 6th 2016, ITT Technical Institute closed its doors forever. Like the students, faculty and staff alike had no warning from the school beforehand -- we were all planning our Fall quarter like nothing was different -- but somehow it wasn't a surprise.

Don't Give Colleges a Reason to Deny You: Avoid These Common Mistakes

Sara Harberson | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Sara Harberson

Colleges split hairs when it comes to who gets admitted and who doesn't. Fair or unfair, the smallest thing can keep a student from not being admitted even if their grades and test scores are pristine. If the student is aware of the common pitfalls, they can avoid them. Why give colleges a reason to deny you? Here are the five biggest mistakes students make and how to avoid them.

Knee Bursitis

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

The knee bursa is a small fluid filled sac located between the front of the knee cap (the patella) and the overlying skin (Figure 1). This bursa allow...

What do students think of technical school?

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 09.22.2016 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

We rarely consult with students in the education sector. Generally, adults design the curriculum, regulations, and training environments, occasionally...

Individual Choice Is No Substitute for Democracy

Arthur Camins | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Arthur Camins

Donald Trump and promoters of unelected school boards would have us acquiesce to a contrary subservient vision.

Perfect Implementation of Hopeless Methods: The Sinking of the Vasa

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

If you are ever in Stockholm, you must visit the Vasa Museum. It contains a complete warship launched in 1628 that sank 30 minutes later. Other than t...

What's Working: 21st Century Advising for Today's College Students

Allan Golston | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
Allan Golston

When Whatcom Community College started reaching out to students who were in danger of failing a course, the faculty and administrators were happily su...

Climate Change This Week: Megadroughts, Virtual Clean Power Plants, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.21.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this Amazonian ant-mimic treehop...

How Some Universities Are Using Statistics to Trick You Into Applying

Quora | Posted 09.21.2016 | Education

What are some statistics universities frequently mislead prospective students with? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where...

Not Just Baseball and Beaches: Doing Good in the DR

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

This summer, I headed for a fun foodie weekend in the Dominican Republic. I went to hang out with a friend and take in the Flavors of the World.


Genevieve Piturro | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

We never know what difficulty someone may be going through when we meet them...or when we receive a letter from them. In person, their demeanor and bo...

Cuddling and Snuggling, May Cause Nerve Problems

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Radial nerve palsy is often referred to as Honeymoon palsy, Saturday night palsy or crutch palsy. This condition involves injury or compression to the...

We Aren't Numbers: Syrian refugee children urge leaders to keep their promise

Up For School | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Up For School

Photo: Ali, 9, from Syria living in Lebanon. Theirworld/Tabitha Ross By Yara Harake, Consultant Youth Coordinator, Theirworld "Yes I love to write...

Chess for Success: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

At the end of this month, Walt Disney Productions will release Queen of Katwe, a film that highlights the story of a young Ugandan girl whose world ra...

Why It's So Important To Remember The Human Element Come November

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 09.20.2016 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

Too often we speak of human beings as statistics. We have forgotten the human element. We distance ourselves from that which makes us uncomfortable. We see compassion as writing a check, rather than the physical act of helping others.

Why The NAACP Moratorium On Charters Really Matters To Our Public Schools

Yohuru Williams | Posted 09.19.2016 | Education
Yohuru Williams

The answer, of course, is simple. They are not truly interested in addressing structural inequalities on any other terms except those that align with their own interests-- interests out of line with the history and language they appropriate and the people for whom they claim to speak and want to assist.

Bulging the Pyramid By Building Value

Soren Petersen | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

The Boomers wanted self-expression, Gen X wanted experiences, however the Millennia generation wants to make a difference and they don't buy any of th...