I cannot believe anyone took this email seriously: “I am a devout Muslim, and was once against violence, but I have teamed up with a local jihadist cell as it is the only way I’ll be able to accomplish my massacre the correct way.”
It’s never the big, important things that stick in your memory. It’s always the weirdest details or most bizarre bits of information. I, for example, will always remember that the state bird of Utah is the California gull. Because that is ridiculous.
John Oliver briefly returned from Last Week Tonight’s summer vacation to provide a little back to school video, one that outlines everything students will not be taught in the upcoming year. Chief among them: Warren G. Harding nicknamed his penis “Jerry,” and European explorers and colonists were actually “genocidal…
The problem is simple enough. You’ve got a raw egg, and it’s going to be dropped from a high place. You have to build a contraption so that it doesn’t break when it hits. Easy? Maybe. But how do you make it as light as possible? Or as small as possible?
Mobile devices as teaching tools are becoming a more and more common part of the American education experience in classrooms, from preschool through graduate school. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that 58% of U.S. teachers own smartphones — 10 percentage points higher than the national average for adults.…
Science fairs require more parental help and involvement than ever before, writes Hana Schank in The Atlantic. Filled with tales from the front lines, including the author's, the piece also explains the pros and cons of keeping this classroom tradition going.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued its strongest statement yet in favor of delaying the start times of schools attended by adolescents to 8:30 AM or later. Currently, only 15% of schools meet this requirement.
Class is held in a dance studio equipped with a white board, and students are tasked with calculating their choreography and dancing their equations.
I used to joke around about how I have learned so much more from YouTube than I ever did in school. I'm not joking anymore. Here's a nice animation from Kurzgesagt that simplifies all you need to know about the Big Bang. It's this type of education that plants a seed in my brain for future Wikipedia rabbit holes and…
Yeah, it's easy to romanticize the past, but there's something almost sweet about Confiscation Cabinets, an exhibition at the V&A's Museum of Childhood showing 30 years' worth of contraband swiped from kids at over 150 schools in London.
The BBC reports on new research that connects physical exercise with good grades. The scientists found that children could boost their performance by a full grade—from C to B, for example—with 60 minutes of exercise.
Because everything has to be timely and pop culture-centric in order to make the kids want to study, University of California, Irvine has offered up a FREE online course all about The Walking Dead. Oh, and it's not graded, so you don't really have to try.
An article by Tim Lahey suggests that medical schools could change the admissions process to make sure the most deserving students get in by replacing the traditional student interview with, of all things, an MRI brain scan. Never gonna happen, for every reason you've already thought of. But even so... is it maybe a…
By conventional wisdom, the things we own don’t define us—no matter how much we hope they will. But according to science, there are some reliable correlations between who we are and what we own.
Despite Facebook's public promise to crack down on hate speech and misogyny, there's still plenty of ugly stuff on the world's most popular social network—this Facebook page about prostitutes in the brothels of Kolkata is the latest outrage. A do-gooder bus driver lost his job for mentioning a hungry student on…
You don't realize it at the time, but once you find yourself studying at a place of higher learning, you really miss your younger school days where playtime was actually a part of your daily routine. But imagine what life must be like for students of a school that was built and funded by Lego.
Armand Larive Middle School had what is perhaps the greatest junior high social studies class ever: Zombie Survival Skills. But the killjoy parents and administrators put the kibosh on the post-apocalyptic class, feeling that undead studies were not appropriate for growing minds.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram—these are things that we use everyday! And these are things that a whole college education can be based off now. Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina has made an entire undergraduate major for social media. You can graduate with honors in Facebooking.
There are two things for certain with this old Georgian Airways Yakovlev Yak-42 that's been turned into a pre-school. The kids attending this kindergarten officially have no reason to ever complain about having to go to school. And Kindergarten Plane actually sounds like an entertaining Schwarzenegger film. "This…