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Looking for edu-games in Kuala Lumpur

10 minutes agoMobile / Mobile Apps : FingerGaming

"There are 9 million children in Malaysia under 14 years old. Parents are education focused, investing in a range of supplemental learning services."...

Psycho For Love: Richard Overton killed his wife, Janet Overton, by using cyanide; Sentenced to life in prison

Lethal Vows (good site, main site has many true crime stories) Inmate Who Bore Child of Overton Tells Her Story Husband’s Trial in Poisoning of Educator Opens Man Testifies He Had Affair With Murder Victim Dana Point Man Denies He Killed Wife With Cyanide Overton Found Guilty of Wife’s Cyanide Murder “Empty” Disk Helps Convict […]

Science is super awesome and this breakfast is extra fortified...

Science is super awesome and this breakfast is extra fortified with smarts and a thirst for knowledge and understanding because it features the educational powerhouse pairing of Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Bill Nye’s birthday falls...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: An End-of-Semester Public Service Announcement for Hot Professors and Horny Students

11 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

An Assistant Professor from a larger institution of higher education here. It's in a field that brushes up with Human Sexuality but that's all I'll say for the sake of preserving my chance at tenure one day. It's not English so excuse any grammatical errors. Show More Summary

Aberdeen schools may start using Football Manager in classes

Children are the future, and children in Aberdeen's future may include Football Manager. Like in schools, and for grades. Schools in Aberdeen, Scotland are considering introducing the game to Physical Education classes. The proposalShow More Summary

'25 to Life' shows man's growth from Lothario to HIV educator

12 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The documentary "25 to Life" is a coming-of-age tale with a twist: A Lothario becomes a married man, a fatherless child becomes a dad, and a promiscuous player becomes an HIV educator.

Making Science Education More Practical

The Gamelian World reports on an initiative to foster "low-cost science practicals, designed and run using very cheap readily available resources.": image courtesy of the Gamelian A recent workshop jointly organised by the Greater Accra...Show More Summary

Former Yeshiva Student Highlights Educational Deficits of Many Hasidic Schools

A piece in the New York Times examines the work of Yeshiva graduate Naftuli Moster, in highlighting the educational shortcomings of many Hasidic schools in New York and pushing for enforcement of existing law regarding the curriculum requirements of non-profit schools. Show More Summary

What the Media Is Serving Up for This Thanksgiving

Book One of fifteen books of educational comics by Larry Paros. This is the seventeenth column from that first book. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged. Follow Larry Paros @ insomanywords.net Take...Show More Summary

The anatomy of a marketing email that drives results

Janet Choi is the Marketing Manager at Customer.io. Most writing in email marketing is terrible. Experiencing lame email copy can be educational on what not to do and motivate you to aim higher, if anything. But what are some positive...Show More Summary

The FCC Wants Drone Operators to Have Conventional Pilot’s Licenses

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

To become a licensed pilot, one needs a recent clean bill of health from an FAA-certified Airman Medical Examiner, to spend about $5,000 on pilot’s education, pass a test on the legalities and physics of airplane…

US Secretary of Education Ignores Thousands Gathered to Oppose Common Core

During a two-week tour throughout the state that served to educate parents and community members about the flaws of the Common Core standards, grassroots members of Californians United Against Common Core found they were dismissed by U.S. Show More Summary

Inspectors Condemn Rural Schools for Not Being Multicultural Enough

Britain's Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) has downgraded more schools, many of them in rural predominantly white areas, saying students were “not prepared well for life in modern-day Britain”. One of those which had its rating...Show More Summary

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Standardized Testing Is Not The Devil

18 hours agoLifestyle : xoJane

At first, like many teachers, I hated these tests. But what if we used the results to make us better educators?

My Big Data Infographic

I’ve been working on a long-ish article about big data for my newsletter, Digital Education. To give you a hint of some of my misgivings, here is a diagram I prepared to illustrate some of my points. OK, so I'm sceptical about the value of big data. You may think that it’s not really an infographic, because it doesn’t contain any information. Show More Summary

Improve Government: Repeal Aid to States

Chris Edwards James L. Buckley’s new book, Saving Congress from Itself, examines federal aid-to-state programs. The federal government spends more than $600 billion a year on 1,100 such programs for education, welfare, and many other...Show More Summary

Experiencing the Mosaic of NDEO

18 hours agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Dance Advantage and company attended the 16th Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference. Here is our recap of the event.

Off-grid kiosk brings education and internet to Nigeria

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In many parts of Africa, a lack of adequate infrastructure means that it's simply not practical to build a school and employ a teacher to give kids an education – but there are alternatives. The Hello Hub is a solar-powered kiosk that...Show More Summary

Another Lesson on Union Officer Pay

An article by Jason Hart appeared on the Fox News web site today headlined “Teachers union boss loses 40,000 members, gets a raise.” It begins: National Education Association president Dennis Van Roekel received a huge pay raise this year while the teachers union lost more than 40,000 members. Van Roekel, who retired this summer, was […]

Teachers union boss loses 40,000 members, gets a raise

By Jason Hart, Watchdog.org National Education Association president Dennis Van Roekel received a huge pay raise this year while the teachers union lost more than 40,000 members.

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