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How to Succeed in Coding While You’re Still Young

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In our latest Ask a Dev video, our first guest host — iOS developer Michael Sayman — discusses how to get started in coding when you’re young and lack resources

Sayman began making money off his first iOS app when he was just 13 years old. Now, at age 17, he has one of the most popular apps in the App Store, a photo-guessing game called 4 Snaps

Sayman says that you should first look around to get ideas of what you could build, then dive into the…

5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You

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Robots are the new kids in school

The technological creations are taking on serious roles in the classroom. With the accelerating rate of robotic technology, school administrators all over the world are plotting how to implement them in education, from elementary through high school

In South Korea, robots are replacing English teachers entirely, entrusted with leading and teaching entire classrooms. In Alaska, some robots are replacing the need for teachers to physically be present at…

21 DIY Ideas for Decorating Your Classroom

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It’s that time of year again, teachers.

The close of summer means it’s time to swap the sunshine for fluorescent lights to teach our youths

Unfortunately, your classroom might be a small disaster zone right now, and that’s not a fun place to teach or learn. But there’s nothing a little bit of paint and a hot glue gun can’t fix

Try some of these fun DIY projects to bring a little more color and life into your dull classroom. Read…

9 Incredible Science Projects by Brilliant Kids

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Science projects are no longer just about poster boards and papier-m

Gardening Can Help Keep Kids in School

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If we want to lower childhood obesity rates, educating kids about the need to swap junk and fast food for healthier choices is essential. But is teaching students how to grow fruits and vegetables the key to getting them to come to school and engage in the academic curriculum?

That’s what South Bronx teacher and administrator Stephen Ritz believes. Ritz has been gardening with students for years, and he launched the first indoor edible gardens in New York City’s public schools. He believes…

7 Tips for Balancing College with Your Startup Dreams

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From Steve Jobs to Larry Ellison, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, some of the world’s most successful founders are college dropouts. In fact, the average net worth of billionaires who dropped out of college is about three times more than the average net worth of billionaires with Ph.D.s ($9.4 billion vs. $3.2 billion)

However, forgoing a diploma isn’t the only option for a budding entrepreneur. It’s possible to launch a startup from your dorm room, and still manage to graduate. You may not…

The Benefits of a Test-Drive Before Making a Full-Time Hire

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As a small business owner, you don’t have the time or resources to waste on a lengthy hiring process. When you think you’ve found the right person for the job, you’ll likely want to get him or her on board as quickly as possible. But first impressions can sometimes be deceiving: A person who’s well-qualified on paper and aced the interview may not actually turn out to be the perfect fit for your company — which you probably won’t discover until after all the paperwork has been signed.

“There…

7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is a language-based disorder that makes reading, recognizing words, spelling and decoding especially difficultMore than 20% of the U.S. population is dyslexic, according to the National Institutes of Health, yet stigma and misconceptions often prevent dyslexic people from seeking help.

It’s something you’re born with, but while dyslexia is a lifelong learning disability, early and effective methods can decrease its impact and help dyslexic students maintain the same learning level…

LeVar Burton Recalls Reading Rainbow’s $5.4 Million Raise in Emotional Video

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It was barely 6 a.m. in California when LeVar Burton clicked “submit” on the Kickstarter campaign that, in just over a month, would go on to become the fifth-most successful in the crowdfunding site’s history.

More than 105,000 backers pledged a total of $5,408,815 to bring Reading Rainbow, Burton’s educational TV classic which ran from 1983 to 2006, back to life — this time, in a web version.

The campaign broke the record for most donors for a single project, beating out the similar pushes…

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Berklee Hits High Note With New Online Music Degree

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The Berklee College of Music is trying to keep you off campus

The top-notch school in Boston is rolling out a new undergraduate degree option for students next fall, in music business and music production. While the school has taught courses online for the past 12 years, this is the first time students can earn a degree via the Internet

Berklee isn’t alone in this advancement. Plenty of colleges, like the University of Massachusetts,…

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