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Dings and Pings

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What do you think this GIF is saying? How does it relate to or comment on society or current events? Can you relate to it personally? What is your opinion of its message?Tell us in the comments, then read the related Health article to learn more.Learn more about Picture Prompts here and find all of…

Under the Ice

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What story does this image inspire for you?Use your imagination to write the opening of a short story or poem based on what you see. Or, tell us about a memory from your own life that this picture makes you think of.Post it in the comments, then read the related article to find out the…

Journalist Moms on Their Parenting Super Powers

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Never missing a beatMy super power is teaching my baby to get into the groove. The latest adorable video clip of my 10-month-old that’s making the rounds among friends and family shows her rocking out to the cartoonish ’80s hit “Walk the Dinosaur” by the band Was (Not Was). Though she can’t yet walk, the…

Word of the Day: magnum opus

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The word magnum opus has appeared in 35 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Sept. 24 in “The Score of Final Fantasy Gets Its Due at the Concert Hall” by Aina J. Khan:Writing video game scores isn’t always respected by those in the classical music fields. After majoring in piano at the…
University of Alberta partners with Coursera to teach the foundations of Reinforcement Learning with new Specialization

University of Alberta partners with Coursera to teach the foundations of...

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By Dil Sidhu, Chief Content Officer at Coursera Alpha Zero, the program that beat the world’s best chess player, is among the most well-known examples of what is called Reinforcement Learning (RL). Considered by many to be the breakthrough for the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Reinforcement Learning is truly unique in that it creates…

What does a front-end developer do?

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Thinking about a career in front-end development? We spoke with John Pham, a front-end developer at Smartsheet and formerly at Microsoft, to find out more about his day to day and what he works on in his front-end role. John was a subject matter expert on our brand new Front-End Engineer Career Path.John got hooked…

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Film Club: ‘What You’ll Remember’

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4. Next, join the conversation by clicking on the comment button and posting in the box that opens on the right. (Students 13 and older are invited to comment, although teachers of younger students are welcome to post what their students have to say.)5. After you have posted, try reading back to see what others…

How to create an awesome junior software engineer resume

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So, you've found a perfect entry-level software engineering job, and you might just apply. But they're asking for a resume, and you're not sure where to begin. Your resume will be the first thing recruiters and hiring managers see, and you want to make a good impression. How do you do that?Below, we'll guide you…

Digest #146: The Psychology of “Zoom Fatigue”

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In the world of COVID-19, video conferencing has become commonplace. Many of us spend our days on back to back video calls and find ourselves exhausted by the end. This phenomenon has been dubbed “zoom fatigue” but applies to any type of video conferencing. At its foundation, zoom fatigue is a cognitive issue, which presumably…

The Role of MOOCs in Humanitarian Affairs

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Author: Draego Zubiri, Project Manager, FutureLearnThe Partnership for Digital Learning and Increased Access (PADILEIA) aims to facilitate access to higher education for those displaced and affected by the Syrian crisis in Jordan and Lebanon, including disadvantaged local populations. It is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), through the Strategic Partnerships for Higher…

International Women’s Day 2017 – 5 women who inspire us to...

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In honour of International Women’s Day 2017, in this post we share five women who inspire us to keep learning, and keep helping others to learn. 1. Katherine Johnson The Apollo 11 flight to the moon wouldn’t have got very far without Katherine Johnson, an African-American physicist and mathematician who worked at NASA in the…

Ask a Data Engineer: Warby Parker Edition 👓

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

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

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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…

Crowds and Covid

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Students in U.S. high schools can get free digital access to The New York Times until Sept. 1, 2021.Following a major win against top-ranked Clemson by the Notre Dame football team on Saturday, throngs of students rushed the field to celebrate. The spectacle drew ire on social media and elsewhere for its flagrant disregard of…

How Much Does a Cloud Engineer Make?

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If you’re exploring a career in tech, you’re probably discovering a lot of exciting potential career paths, including cloud engineering. But, before you start putting all that time into building your skills, it makes sense to first ask: How much does a Cloud Engineer make, anyway?The short answer is, “a lot.”Over the last decade, there’s…

Ask a Data Engineer: Warby Parker Edition 👓

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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…

Free Chore Chart Printable

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This free chore chart printable gives you a great tool, to teach your child how to be responsible for accomplishing their list of extra chores each week. Help your child with picking chores he/she wishes to do each day and see if he/she was able to complete them by the end of the week. Your…

What Students Are Saying About Socially-Distant Friendships, School Accountability and Lessons...

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Yes to Restorative Justice.My reaction to the model of restorative justice discussed in the article was, finally. Finally schools see the difference between fixing a problem compared to pushing it out of the way. My school approaches situations like this by kicking the student out who caused a problem, I think this approach is not…
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