Do Tablets in the Classroom Really Help Children Learn?

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.… »4/01/15 5:20am4/01/15 5:20am

This animation explains the Big Bang better than school did

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… »3/04/14 1:40am3/04/14 1:40am

Are Brainscans a Better Way To Do Job Interviews?

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… »8/08/13 5:40pm8/08/13 5:40pm

The Luckiest Kindergarteners Ever Go To School In a Repurposed Plane

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… »12/05/12 2:40pm12/05/12 2:40pm

9-Year-Old School Lunch Blogger Silenced By Politicians (Updated)

For the past two months, one of my favorite reads has been Never Seconds, a blog started by 9-year-old Martha Payne of western Scotland to document the unappealing, non-nutritious lunches she was being served in her public primary school. Payne, whose mother is a doctor and father has a small farming property, started… »6/15/12 7:10am6/15/12 7:10am

An Amazing Student Was Caught with a 35-Foot Long Cheat Sheet Filled with 25,000 Answers

If you've cheated in school, you've probably scribbled test answers on an eraser, passed notes with a friend, glanced at your classmate's test or even made a cheat sheet. You never, however, cheated like this amazing student. He's taken cheating to an entirely different level: A 35-foot long cheat sheet with 25,000… »6/11/12 6:20pm6/11/12 6:20pm