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Retirement certainly didn’t slow down this 89-year-old engineer. Max Schlienger has been obsessed with trains since he was a young boy and has spent about two years creating an elaborate train set that runs through his Mendocino, California vineyard. This train set, called the Vectorr system, is a working model of a decades old concept. This idea was first proposed in the Victorian era as an alternative to noisy locomotives. Max’s Vectorr sys...
Although Emily Pilloton was originally trained as an architect, she has applied the understandings of architecture and design to create meaningful change in the classroom. As the founder of Project H design, Emily provides students with the space and tools to bring their ideas to life. No matter the range of experiences students come to the Project H space with, Emily hopes that they leave with a sense of ac...
As sharp-toothed predators and storms are no matches for the toughness of the conch shell, scientists have become interested in understanding what gives this particular type of shell its strength. Its unique geometry has a three-tiered structure with layers of grains running in opposite directions, making it difficult to break; a crack would need to travel through a sort of maze. Researchers at MIT have been able to show that the superior strength of t...
Since the days of Dewey, reflection has been recognized as an important skill for students to improve their learning. Effective use of metacognitive self-regulation involves directing attention toward strategies of how best to achieve a goal. This mental process has been linked to improved learning, motivation, and academic performance. Based on this past research a new study aimed to explore if metacognitive self-regulation can be applied ...
For elementary school administrators, creating class lists has for many years been an arduous task of sorting through paper cards. This can, and most often does, lead to lost placement requests or unbalanced classes. Class Composer is a subscription-based software solution for elementary schools to create more balanced class lists. The program is intended for school staff to use to more easily place students in classes where they can succeed....
Joshua Mandelbaum is the executive director of 826NYC, a writing center that supports students in their creative writing skills and helps teachers inspire their students to write. He formerly served as executive director of Words Without Borders and as advertising director of Poets & Writers Magazine. He was the co-editor and publisher of the now defunct literary magazine Ballyhoo Stories and has ...
Internal company websites have long been places to house outdated HR documents, expired alerts, or never-ending contact lists. Honey is a tool that simplifies internal communications for companies to keep employees up to date on the latest company communications. Learning on the Job Honey provides a corporate communication tool that groups related resources, project files, and mess...
While teachers may have a firm grip on students’ learning inside the classroom, Gradeslam offers a one-to-one chat-based tutoring platform to provide teachers with insights on how their students learn outside of class too. The "Slam" Suite Gradeslam is a suite of tools for schools, students, and teachers that aims to support students’ independent learning. With this pla...
"Re:Coded equips refugees and vulnerable youth in conflict affected areas with fundamental coding skills and professional coding skills and professional experience that together create access to careers in technology." (About Re:Coded) Cracking the Opportunity Code Re:Coded is a program based out of the Center for Glob...
Cognotion uses the power of a story to craft "emotionally and cognitively intense training and test prep applications that combine interactive video narratives with gamified learning modules, augmented by live simulation and social media reinforcement." (About Cognotion) Education Through Storytelling Cognotion is ...