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A Brief Overview of Working Memory

Working memory refers to your ability to manipulate and remember information over a short period of time (about two minutes). It’s very similar to short term memory, but when we use the term working memory we are emphasizing the manipulation of information. For example, if someone gave you a telephone number to write down, you…

How to Tackle a Data Science Project

In hopes of pursuing a career in Public Policy, I’ve spent the past year reorienting my programming towards Data Science. Naturally, doing so required significant practice finding, reading, visualizing and analyzing data. This experience has impressed upon me the importance of having a framework in mind when tackling a big data project. To demonstrate this,…

Spring is in the Air Free Printable

Spring is almost here! Only a few more weeks and we can say goodbye to winter until next year and say hello to fresh blooms, butterflies, and many more beautiful signs of spring. Welcome spring to your home or office with this pretty free printable. For Personal Use Only.

We’ve Lost Our Hyphen!

Take a look at the URL bar in your browser. Does something look a little different? That’s right, Class Central no longer has a hyphenated domain name. Last week we went from www.class-central.com to www.classcentral.com, all one word. Losing a hyphen may seem like a small thing, but make no mistake, switching to a Forever…

This is Your Child’s Brain on Video Games

he following is a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how gaming impacts a child’s nervous system.   Source: Romolo Tavani/Fotolia On the eve of his big sister Liz’s high school graduation, nine-year-old Aiden sits with his parents and relatives at a celebration dinner, bored by their “adult” conversation and irritated at all the attention showered upon Liz. He can’t wait to get…

Ask a Data Engineer: Warby Parker Edition 👓

Codecademy’s very own Nick Duckwiler (left) and Ryan Tuck from Warby Parker (right) in our office. (📷: Mitch Boyer) Last month, Codecademy and Warby Parker came together to work on a special Learn SQL from Scratch Capstone Project. It was during this time when I met Ryan Tuck, a Data Engineer at Warby, who played…

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What’s Going On in This Picture? | April 8, 2019

Students 1. After looking closely at the image above (or at the full-size image), think about these three questions: • What is going on in this picture? • What do you see that makes you say that? • What more can you find? 2. Next, join the conversation by clicking on the comment button and…

Learning With: ‘The Hummingbird as Warrior: Evolution of a Fierce and...

Before reading the article: What do you know about hummingbirds? Have you ever seen one? Quickly, think of some adjectives to describe hummingbirds. Did your list include words like: colorful, sweet, melodious, graceful, small? How about fierce? Or aggressive? What about downright mean? Next, watch the ScienceTake video “How the Hummingbird Bill Evolved for Battle,”…

Learning With: ‘A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate...

2. Why is the fungus C. auris so tenacious and so difficult to eradicate, according to the article? 3. Explain, in your own words, how the overuse of antibiotics can lead to drug-resistant bacteria and fungi like C. auris? How do germs evolve defenses to survive modern medicines? 4. Who is most vulnerable to “superbugs”…
ASU’s Dr. Partha Dasgupta on the Biggest Stories in Cryptography

ASU’s Dr. Partha Dasgupta on the Biggest Stories in Cryptography

Cryptography is an essential practice for our data-driven world. In this Q&A, Dr. Partha Dasgupta, an Associate Professor at Arizona State University (ASU) with experience at DARPA, shares some of his insights on the state of cryptography. For computer science students, the ASU Online Master of Computer Science (MCS) degree is an opportunity to learn…

8 Future Skills for L&D Professionals

Make no mistake, our profession is needed now more than ever, but not in its current form. This illustrated guide explores 8 skills for Learning and Development professionals that will help transform L&D and future-proof your career. These 8 skills for Learning and Development professionals won’t solve all our woes, but they will play an important…

Infographic: Workflow Learning

Charles Jennings recently challenged L&D to ‘start with the 70 and plan for the 100‘. This infographic explores that approach by focusing on workflow learning, starting with what’s happening in the workplace and drawing on pull resources and collaboration to support deep and continuous learning. If you’re interested in how to design such learning ecosystems, I highly recommend my previous post about…

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Personas temen a la pérdida de empleo por la automatización

La población, en general, teme que la automatización conduzca a una significativa pérdida de empleos, mientras que mucha gente es escéptica de que las tecnologías impulsen la eficiencia económica, según una encuesta realizada en 10 países.El estudio, realizado por Pew Research Center, reveló algunas variaciones entre los países encuestados, siendo Grecia, Sudáfrica y Argentina los…

Ask a Data Engineer: Warby Parker Edition 👓

Codecademy’s very own Nick Duckwiler (left) and Ryan Tuck from Warby Parker (right) in our office. (📷: Mitch Boyer) Last month, Codecademy and Warby Parker came together to work on a special Learn SQL from Scratch Capstone Project. It was during this time when I met Ryan Tuck, a Data Engineer at Warby, who played…

If You Get Married Someday, Do You Think You Will Change...

Do you think you’ll get married someday? And if so, do you anticipate you, your spouse or both of you taking a new last name? What are your thoughts on the tradition of changing one’s name upon marriage — romantic, unnecessary or something else entirely? In the Opinion essay “A Married Name That Looks Nothing…

How to Resize Blogger Photos Automatically

Today I want to share with you a fun little trick for automatically resizing your Blogger photos to fill the full width of your post area. Blogger offers several tools for resizing post images easily. I’ll get to my little trick in a second, but first I want to explain how to use the Blogger…

Learning With: ‘One Dead in Synagogue Shooting Near San Diego; Officials...

5. What other acts of hatred does the author of the manifesto claim to have committed? Finally, tell us more about what you think: The author of the related Opinion essay “Mass Shootings Have Become a Sickening Meme” refers to a message posted before the shootings by an 8chan user identifying himself by the same…

 A Far Cry from School History

Massive Online Open Courses as a Generative Source for Historical Research By Dr Silvia Gallagher and Dr Ciaran Wallace from Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin One of the most interesting things we’ve learned from running MOOCs is not just how to teach in these huge online classrooms, but also, what we can learn…
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