Adobe Flash End of Life & the Threat to Education

What does the Adobe Flash end of life mean for educators? For over 25 years, Adobe has been one of the largest and most diversified software companies in the world. Many of their technologies are in our school computers, software programs, and internet applications we use every day. If a teacher has ever done any photo editing, stream a video online, or played an internet game in the classroom, they have used Adobe. Shortly after being first released in 1996, the Adobe rock star, Adobe Flash Player, made its way…

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How EdTech Is Bringing Learning to Life in the Classroom

After spending a few days in sunny Florida at FETC, we left inspired not only by the weather, but by all the exciting edtech options that were discussed in sessions and by our conversations with energetic educators using technology in their classrooms around the country. As edtech is increasingly integrated into K–5 classrooms with interactive whiteboards, online assessments, social media, personalized learning, and more, we’re excited about all the opportunities this presents to educators and students. From attending various sessions at FETC, we learned how educators are using technology to…

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10 Ways Student Debt Can Derail Your Life

Millennials have the unenviable distinction of being the most indebted college students in history. According to an analysis from New America, consumers under the age of 34 owe a combined total of over $620 billion in student loans as of mid-2019.1 That’s a sad fact when you consider that many college students are financially inexperienced, and many take out more money than they need. It’s important to match your loan to your expenses and borrow as little as possible. While it’s often necessary for students to take out loans to pay the full cost of their education,…

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A revealing portrait of Chris Lewis’s troubled life and career

Every England all-rounder of the past forty years has, at some point or other, been labelled as ‘the new Ian Botham.’ Chris Lewis, a Guyanese born seam bowler and middle-order batsman who played 32 Tests and 53 ODIs for England, was no different. But his story went down a very different path to that of Botham. In 2008, Lewis was stopped at Gatwick Airport with three cans of cocaine in his luggage. He was sentenced to thirteen years in prison. During his first night in confinement, fearful and desperate, Lewis…

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9 online classes that’ll help recent grads avoid common pitfalls of post-college life

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. ShutterStock Graduating from college can be a roller coaster of emotions. Between landing your first job, finding an apartment, and managing your finances, the first few months of adulthood have a steep learning curve. To help streamline the transition from college life to real life, we rounded up nine skills every recent graduate should master and corresponding online classes for each. Now through May 26, you…

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9 online classes that’ll help recent grads avoid common pitfalls of post-college life

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Graduating from college can be a roller coaster of emotions. Between landing your first job, finding an apartment, and managing your finances, the first few months of adulthood have a steep learning curve. To help streamline the transition from college life to real life, we rounded up nine skills every recent graduate should master and corresponding online classes for each. [“source-ndtv”]

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The secret life of a DJ: a joyous job in a grimly misogynistic industry

The entertainment industry is a difficult place in which to carve out a career, and attempting to navigate this patriarchal, charlatan-filled landscape is all the more trying as a young female. I am a successful DJ, play all over the world and have won various awards for my work. I love what I do. But I loathe the music business. Dance music for the most part is a boys’ club: tech geeks pressing buttons in darkened rooms, or ultra-macho pseudo rock stars strutting their stuff, accessorised by half-naked podium dancers.…

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