These cute animations that teach you about our history are just the best. Partly because I love history, partly because the cartoon drawings make me laugh and partly because I really think I'm learning more than I ever did in school. I mean, spending 10 minutes on YouTube is better than a semester at school.
Long before her Emmy-winning turn as a bipolar CIA officer on Homeland, Claire Danes played typical teenager Angela Chase. In doing so, she showed an entire generation, including me, that high school was not a perfect place, and that was totally fine. My So-Called Life debuted 20 years ago this week.
I really wish YouTube and the Internet as we know it today existed when I was in high school. So instead of reading textbooks and taking notes in class, I could just watch YouTube videos and Wikipedia entries on any test I had coming up. Seriously, I could have dozed off in class and just watched this animation…
World War I often gets overshadowed by World War II in the history books, which makes sense because WWII scarred our planet forever, but WWI and its aftermath was a terrible and awful moment in history that helped shaped the rest of the century (and beyond) as well. If you forgot about some stuff that happened or…
A high school sub usually means your teacher's sick and you get a free period to screw around. But for one student, its meaning is a little more literal. Eighteen-year-old Justin Beckerman could be considered the reincarnation of Thomas Edison. In his brief life, Justin's created a remote controlled cleaning machine,…
"The more you read, the more words you learn. And, uhhmmmm... Uh... Books..."
Ugh, when you're 16, adults are just the lamest. But these high schoolers have no idea just how cool their teachers are. Seriously, the kids are completely oblivious— as they're interviewed on camera, their instructors are dancing around behind them.
Everyone say "PROM!" Prrrrrom... CREACRACKSHRIEKSPLASHOOOF. That's pretty much what happened to a group of Wisconsin students who decided to take their prom pictures on a dock over a lake. It's the best prom picture I've ever seen.
Garrett High School has come under fire for its ridiculous policy of monitoring student tweets. In fact, police were even called to the school on Friday because students were threatening to protest after a student was expelled for swearing on Twitter when he wasn't even at school. This is absolutely ridiculous.
The NY Times has a story about how a conference was held to teach 200 teenagers from Boston how to have "healthy breakups". Unsurprisingly, a lot of the discussion revolved around proper Facebook breakup etiquette.
Among the things that could have possibly made high school more annoying, getting a robo-call telling me to wake up at 6:30 am would probably be high on the list! That or having the principal pour water on my face.
Hey, here's a thing that's suddenly not cheating anymore: using a computer spell checker on school writing exams. This week's top head-shaking sign of the times is courtesy of Oregon, now condoning the practice for middle and high schoolers.
Sixteen year old Jessie Bauguess is in jail. Not for bullying, not for underage sexting, not for shoplifting—no innocent teen follies at all. Rather, he's behind bars because he detonated a bomb-rigged pen at school.
No doubt weighed down by his aresenal of 10 pipe bombs, a chainsaw and a sword with a 2-foot blade, a disturbed 17-year old's plan to wreak havoc in a San Mateo, CA high school was thwarted by a teacher.
Oh, those White House press corps kids and their baggie pants and rap music and ringing cellphones. You can tell that—behind that smile—
principal Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is pissed off. [Thanks OMGPonies]
16 year-old Marco Facciola built this completely wooden bike for a school project, managing to avoid using any metal at all. Yes, this wooden wheeled wonder even has a chain and gearing made of wood, held together with wooden joints and glue. The detail in the free-wheeling ratchet and spacers between the chain links,…
Way to go, Caddo School Board. You've won yourself the Gizmodo luddite of the week award. See, when a student films the principal of your Huntington High School fighting another student, the correct response isn't to ban cellphones, it's to make sure principals don't fight with students. It was only after the student…
Now this is a sad story...if it's true. According to this alleged school report, one student received a detention for using Firefox—as opposed to IE or Safari, we assume. And while there could be plenty of explanations for why the school would want to control student browsers, we loved the teacher's write-up of the…