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World Autism Awareness Day

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Today, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day. It is a campaign partnered with Autism Speaks and the United Nations to bring social and financial support for autism and related disorders. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, … Continue reading “World Autism Awareness Day” »

When it’s okay to say “gay”, a flowchart


Ash Beckham delivered a very funny and persuasive presentation at Ignite Boulder in February about the pejorative use of the word “gay” to describe something that is neither homosexual nor happy. She advocates acceptance over tolerance, and argues that it takes a societal shift to help move … Continue reading “When it’s okay to say “gay”, a flowchart” »

6 Good Reasons To Kiss The Irish [infographic]


You’ve probably seen the St. Patrick’s Day shirts, stickers and  buttons that say “Kiss me, I’m Irish.” While a kiss from someone Irish  (not to be confused with an Irish kiss) might bring you the luck of the Irish, there are many reasons why kissing the Irish might be in … Continue reading “6 Good Reasons To Kiss The Irish [infographic]” »

Education Inspiration #6 – Rediscovery


As finals roll around, it can often be hard to remember that education is a wonderful thing. Each of this week’s quotes speaks to the what education really is: rediscovery; awakened joy; the soul of society; a means to transform our view of the world; and a light and a compass to help us … Continue reading “Education Inspiration #6 – Rediscovery” »

Education Inspiration #2


For those of you who enjoyed last weeks education quotes, we’ve come up with a fresh batch of the education quotes that inspire us. What inspires you? Post your favorite quote (or quotes) in the comments below. We should not teach children the sciences but give them a taste for them. – Jean Jacques … Continue reading “Education Inspiration #2” »

Education Inspiration #1


Since joining Pinterest last week, the DegreeSearch team has been enjoying a plethora of inspirational quotes found from other pinners’ boards. We decided to join the party and prodded our designers to create a few of our own! This last … Continue reading “Education Inspiration #1” »

Why Get A Degree In Education?


… our art teacher was walking by and upon seeing the mess, stopped and said, “Look – art!” That moment influenced a lot of how I’ve thought about art and developed as an artist… Continue reading “Why Get A Degree In Education?” »

iBooks textbooks and digital adoption

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At $15 a pop, digital textbooks provide an exciting interactive alternative to traditional print copies. But will iBooks replace textbooks? Continue reading “iBooks textbooks and digital adoption” »

Education Without Creativity Isn’t Enough


President Obama, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and other influential Americans have been pushing educators for more emphasis on STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in schools. After all, in our educational heyday (back in the space race days), America was leading the world in these fields. Since then, we’ve fallen behind many countries in … Continue reading “Education Without Creativity Isn’t Enough” »

12 Stunning Infographics on Education, Technology & Social Media


In the last 10 years, technology has begun to play an increasingly larger role in education. In the last 5 years, social media and portable digital devices have been reshaping the way we learn. What is the role of technology in education? Are there drawbacks to this recent shift in social learning? We’ve … Continue reading “12 Stunning Infographics on Education, Technology & Social Media” »

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