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I’m a Disabled Teenager, and Social Media Is My Lifeline

No one knows that I can. I can “get it.” Of course, people don’t see that. I struggle with impulsivity. My physical clumsiness makes it hard for me to maintain appropriate facial expressions and tone of voice. While I easily grasp abstract concepts, I often can’t convert them into tangible, step-by-step actions, making it difficult…

Have You Forgotten Your Childhood?

By Yana Weinstein Imagine if I asked you this question: “Are there large parts of your childhood after age 5 that you cannot remember?”. How would you answer: Yes, or no? Are you sure? And what might influence your answer? (Note that the “after age 5” part is important, because most of us do not…

Get swept up in the language of yoga

For Antonetta, yoga is not just an activity, but a lifestyle. She’s always looking for ways to deepen her connection to her practice – it led her to study Sanskrit, the language of yoga. Antonetta owns her own studio, Sacred Yoga in Adelaide, where she teaches a small group of committed students. The income generated from…

What Students Are Saying About: Pay for Stay-at-Home Parents, Getting an...

Having the title of “low income” for the majority of my childhood altered almost everything, allowance being one of them. In school I would often hear about it, kids always bragged about how much they got, or how much they made for doing certain chores. It quickly became something I fantasized considering the fact that…

What Grievances Do You Have With Your Local Community?

In “Your Tales of Subway Hell,” Emma G. Fitzsimmons writes: Crowded platforms. Long delays waiting for a train. Trash cans overflowing. Scrolling through Twitter, these are common scenes in 2018 on the New York City subway. Last year, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency for New York City’s troubled subway. We investigated…

How Much Do You Know About Gambia?

Can you find Gambia on a map? What else do you know about this African nation with about 2.3 million people?

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Lesson of the Day: ‘What Is the United Nations? Its History,...

Find all our Lessons of the Day here. Lesson Overview Featured Article: “What Is the United Nations? Its History, Its Goals and Its Relevance” This week, nearly 200 world leaders have converged at the United Nations for the 74th session of its annual General Assembly. Presidents and prime ministers came together for the world’s most…

How Much Do You Know About Vietnam?

Buzz, buzz, buzz. Whether it’s the roar of motorbikes, the near constant opening of bars and restaurants, the chatty nature of its inhabitants, or the abundance of great coffee, there’s just something invigorating about , Vietnam’s largest metropolis.

Educator spotlight: Can mathematics be fun?

Yossi Elran from the Davidson Institute, the educational arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science, certainly thinks so! He first ran his popular Maths Puzzles: Cryptarithms, Symbologies and Secret Codes course in May 2016. The course is now in its 12th run and it has since had a couple of siblings, An Introduction to Recreational…

What Work of Art or Culture Would You Recommend That Everyone...

Times theater critic Ben Brantley on “Hamilton” in 2015 I am loath to tell people to mortgage their houses and lease their children to acquire tickets to a hit Broadway show. But “Hamilton,” directed by Thomas Kail and starring Mr. Miranda, might just about be worth it — at least to anyone who wants proof…

EdX’s 2019: Year in Review

In 2019, edX got a new co-CEO, gained more learners than in 2018, and a couple of the platform’s instructors won a Nobel prize. The total number of learners on edX grew to 24 million, up from 18 million last year. Before that, edX was gaining 4 million learners a year. As usual, edX launched…

Learning With: ‘Chinese Girl Finds a Way Out of Tedious Homework:...

Before reading the article: Last week, The Times reported that a teenage girl in China had found a loophole for her homework: She bought a robot that mimicked her handwriting. Instead of having to manually copy phrases or selections from a textbook dozens of times, a repetitive task common in learning Chinese, she could just…

Past Stories

Human Learning #41 – Of Language, Chatbots and Ethics

Disclosure: To support our site, Class Central may be compensated by some course providers. November 14, 2018 5 minute read Comments Welcome to issue #41, the two thrusts of which drill down on the tech of Edtech. The first part is my article on Duolingo, which argues MOOC platforms will find it difficult in some…

Courses to help build a more inclusive world

In this post we share potential ways to tackle inequality in today’s world, and courses to help get you started. The last century has seen a global decline in violence and an increase in life expectancies. Yet, in recent years, it has also seen struggles against the impacts of globalisation and automation, unprecedented political turmoil and…

Limiting Science Education: Limiting Ourselves

This essay, by James Chan, age 17, is one of the Top 12 winners of our Sixth Annual Student Editorial Contest, for which we received 10,509 entries. We are publishing the work of all the winners and runners-up this week, and you can find them here as they post. Excerpts from some will also be…

Comment on How to Resize Blogger Photos Automatically by Jagadish Prasad...

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…

How to choose the right online course for you

It’s really important to find the right online course for you. Starting a course that doesn’t suit you can quickly put you off learning and knock your confidence. But when there are thousands of online courses, how can you choose just one? Here’s some simple advice you can follow to find the course that’s a…

How Much Do You Know About Germany?

Can you find Germany on a map? What else do you know about this European nation with about 83 million people?
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