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Legos and Battlebots

Are you a lover of Legos, either now or when you were younger? What have you made from them or from other building materials? Do you think making things, like the “battlebots” these children are creating, should be an important part of school? If so, do you think that should be true only in elementary…

4 Workplace Problems and What You Can Do About Them

Mar 8, 2019 By Omar B. There’s no such thing as a perfect workplace. No matter who you are or where you work, there will be something that makes your day a little (or a lot) more difficult than you want it to be. Some of these workplace problems are things we just have to…

A new age for aged care

Whether you’re young, old, or somewhere in-between, aged care is likely to have touched a part of your life. You may have visited a grandparent living in an aged care facility, or perhaps a parent. But have you ever stopped to think about the level of care being given in these facilities? The Royal Commission…

Word + Quiz: nonplus

nonplus ˌnän-ˈpləs verb: be a mystery or bewildering to_________The word nonplus has appeared in nine articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 29 in “Arya’s Dagger Has a Complex History in ‘Game of Thrones.’ Here’s a Look Back” by Jennifer Vineyard:Arya’s weapon of choice might have looked familiar, and it…

Lesson of the Day: ‘I Was a Low-Income College Student. Classes...

Find all our Lessons of the Day here. Lesson Overview Featured Article: “I Was a Low-Income College Student. Classes Weren’t the Hard Part.” In this New York Times Magazine article, Anthony Abraham Jack explains why schools need to learn that when students come from poverty, they need more than financial aid to succeed. In this…

Looking for Graphs to Use in the Classroom? Here Are 34.

Our third year of “What’s Going On in This Graph?”, our weekly collaboration with the American Statistical Association, begins in September. To help you prepare, we have amassed an archive with 34 graphs on an array of topics, including baseball, popular music, climate change and military budgets. Take a look to see how thousands of…

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Globe and Books

What do you think this image is saying? Can you relate to it personally in any way? What is your opinion of its message? Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to learn about the inspiration behind this illustration. Find many more ways to use our Picture Prompt feature in this lesson…

Teaching With NYT Virtual Reality Across Subjects

In late 2015, The New York Times released the NYT VR app and published the Magazine cover story “Displaced,” a multimedia journey in text, photographs and virtual reality that tells the stories of three child refugees. Since then, The Times has published dozens of films that use V.R. technology on topics including exploring Antarctica and…

Should Congress Try to Impeach President Trump?

In “Is Obstruction an Impeachable Offense? History Says Yes,” Adam Liptak tries to respond to the first question: President Trump has been consulting the Constitution. In a Twitter post on Monday, he recited part of Article II, Section 4, the provision that allows Congress to remove federal officials who commit “treason, bribery, or other high…

Weekly News Quiz for Students: Stimulus Bill, Social Distancing Guidelines, Mister...

Above is an image related to one of the news stories we followed over the past week. Do you know what it shows? At the bottom of this quiz, you’ll find the answer. Have you been paying attention to the news recently? See how many of these 10 questions you can get right.

What will the future of business look like?

In this post we imagine what the future might hold for business, from robots to a faster-paced world. In future business will use automation Automation – a word that brings fear to many and excitement to some. Should we be scared of shiny metal workers who never tire or need time off? Perhaps if you…

What’s Going On in This Graph? | Feb. 13, 2019

Students 1. This graph shows the relative size of military budgets by country in 2015. It originally appeared elsewhere on NYTimes.com. After looking closely at the graph above, think about these three questions: • What do you notice?• What do you wonder?What are you curious about that comes from what you notice in the graph?•…

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What Should #MeToo Mean for Teenage Boys?

Find all our Student Opinion questions here.In “The #MeToo Balancing Act in High School,” Andrew Reiner writes:The #MeToo movement was a watershed moment, empowering girls and women to share their stories, and many boys and young men have told me in interviews that the greater awareness of and need to end sexual assault against females…

How to use my general knowledge to help others?

These words by Matt Perman apply as much to non-physical resources (like your theological and apologetic knowledge) as they do to any other kind of resource:It makes no sense for us to live in a society of abundance while half the world lives in great need, and not be diligent and creative and eager to…

Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and March 8 was International Women’s Day. What do these celebrations mean to you? How do you think we should observe them? Do you think it’s meaningful to recognize and honor women with a special history month? Why or why not? Tell us in the comments, then read the related…

Weekly News Quiz for Students: National Emergency, Academy Awards, Venezuela Crisis

Above is an image related to one of the news stories we followed the past two weeks. Do you know what it shows? At the bottom of this quiz, you’ll find the answer. Have you been paying attention to the news recently? See how many of these 10 questions you can get right.

Word + Quiz: ebullience

ebullience i-ˈbu̇l-yən(t)s , -ˈbəl- noun: eager enjoyment or approval_________The word ebullience has appeared in 14 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on April 10 in “‘Her Smell’ Review: The Road to Rock ’n’ Roll Transcendence Goes Through the Gutter” by A.O. Scott:It’s a train wreck in five acts, mostly unfolding offstage.…
Universidad de los Andes Will Develop Latin America’s First Top-Tier Online Master’s in Software Engineering on Coursera

Universidad de los Andes Will Develop Latin America’s First Top-Tier Online...

By Dil Sidhu, Chief Content Officer at Coursera Automation and technology are disrupting jobs worldwide while also  creating a strong demand for software engineering and IT professionals, and Latin America is no exception. The region currently has an estimated shortage of nearly 450,000 IT professionals, with a gap of more than 25,000 individuals in Colombia…
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