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Making an Argument Via Descriptive Detail: Music Reviews

Now read something written by a student. In her 2018 winning entry, Isabella Levine reviews “Anthem of the Peaceful Army,” the debut album by the rock band Greta Van Fleet. Here’s the sentence at the end of the first paragraph that best captures her opinion of the album: The seeds of a potential rock revival…

Is It Offensive for Sports Teams and Their Fans to Use...

The night was winding down at The Rieger, an upscale casual restaurant in Kansas City, and a couple of Denver Broncos fans in town for a game last month were standing at the bar, engaging in some friendly ribbing with supporters of the hometown Chiefs.At some point, the Broncos fans walked through the dining room.…

How to Change Your Blogger Password

For your blog safety, you should keep your password difficult to guess and change it from time to time. Locating your account setting may be a little confusing so here is a quick guide on how to change blogger password. It’s easy! Follow these 4 steps, and you’ll have it changed! Changing blogger password #1…

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”…

Word + Quiz: euphonious

Note: Our Sixth Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Challenge is underway. It will run until Feb. 18. euphonious yü-ˈfō-nē-əs adjective 1. having a pleasant sound 2. (of speech or dialect) pleasing in sound; not harsh or strident _________ The word euphonious has appeared in five articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on…
Coursera para Todos: Aprendizaje gratuito en línea durante COVID-19

Coursera para Todos: Aprendizaje gratuito en línea durante COVID-19

Por Giovanni Dubois, Christian Angulo, y Mario Chamorro – parte del equipo de Iberoamérica en Coursera Mientras cada uno de nosotros hemos sido impactados por el COVID-19, esperamos que puedan encontrar ánimos en la comunidad de Coursera. Queremos que sepan que no están solos, y estamos aquí para ayudarles en todo lo que podamos.  Durante…

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Striking Out

What story could this image tell? Tell us about a memory from your own life that this illustration makes you think of — or use your imagination to write the opening of a short story or poem inspired by what you see. Post it in the comments, then read the related article to learn the…

Lesson of the Day: ‘What to Name the Oldest Modern Bird...

Find all our Lessons of the Day here.Lesson OverviewFeatured Article: “What to Name the Oldest Modern Bird Fossil? Wonderchicken” by Cara GiaimoPaleontologists in England recently discovered what they believe to be the oldest modern bird fossil. In this lesson, you will learn more about this fossil, which they named the Wonderchicken, and conduct research on…
How Online Education Is Increasing Gender Diversity in STEM

How Online Education Is Increasing Gender Diversity in STEM

By Emily Glassberg Sands, Head of Data Science at Coursera in collaboration with Alan Hickey and Vinod Bakthavachalam, Senior Data Scientists at Coursera At Coursera, we strive to unlock life-transforming learning and credentials for anyone, anywhere. Seventy-five percent of high-school-aged girls say they are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), yet only 28…

Word + Quiz: efficacy

efficacy ˈe-fi-kə-sē noun: capacity or power to produce a desired effect_________The word efficacy has appeared in 141 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on March 11 in “Using an Asthma Inhaler Correctly” by Perri Klass, M.D.:Dr. Francine M. Ducharme, a professor of pediatrics and social and preventive medicine at the University…

What’s Going On in This Graph? | March 18, 2020

This graph, showing the percentage of American teenagers, ages 13 – 17, who feel certain problems are major or minor among people their age in their community, appeared elsewhere on NYTimes.com. The data is from a representative sample of 920 teens surveyed from September to November 2018.By Friday morning, March 20, we will provide the…

Imperial Announces Machine Learning Online Master’s on Coursera

Today, Imperial College London announced it will be launching an online master’s degree in machine learning. The program will be offered on Coursera and will welcome its first learners cohort in fall 2020. Imperial is ranked among the world’s top ten universities by QS and Times Higher Education. The degree will be the second offered…

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Word + Quiz: mettle

mettle ˈme-tᵊl noun: the courage to carry on_________The word mettle has appeared in 56 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Nov. 23 in “Ohio State Passes Its First Test of the Season by Beating Penn State” by Billy Witz:COLUMBUS, Ohio — For nearly three months, the Ohio State football team…

How to survive self-isolation – from people who’ve done it

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that he was ordering his country into lockdown on 25 March, he single-handedly doubled the number of people globally who had been placed under similar ‘stay at home’ orders in response to the coronavirus pandemic.At this point, ‘lockdown’ is turning into one the greatest mass events in human…
Coursera para Todos: Aprendizaje gratuito en línea durante COVID-19

Coursera para Todos: Aprendizaje gratuito en línea durante COVID-19

Por Giovanni Dubois, Christian Angulo, y Mario Chamorro – parte del equipo de Iberoamérica en Coursera Mientras cada uno de nosotros hemos sido impactados por el COVID-19, esperamos que puedan encontrar ánimos en la comunidad de Coursera. Queremos que sepan que no están solos, y estamos aquí para ayudarles en todo lo que podamos.  Durante…

Cartoon: The Training Project

Not an argument against all training, but a reminder to design with performance in mind because, sometimes, there are easier ways to overcome that challenge Quick addition to my original post: I’ve had several requests from people wanting to reprint this cartoon in newsletters/ publications. Im happy for you to do so but please take the following three…

Marching Band

What story does this image inspire for you?Use your imagination to write the opening of a short story or poem inspired by what you see. Or, tell us about a memory from your own life that this photo makes you think of.Tell us in the comments, then read the related article to see more photos…

How Much Do You Know About Croatia?

Can you find Croatia on a map? What else do you know about this European nation with about 4.2 million people?
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