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Japan Has a Glorious Ninja Academy and Anyone Can Attend

Japan Has a Glorious Ninja Academy and Anyone Can Attend
Growing up, I rented the VHS tape of the b-flick American Ninja probably a million times. I wanted to be a Ninja pretty badly. My mom would never let me buy a sword or throwing stars,…

Syracuse University Offers Class on Doctor Who

Syracuse University Offers Class on Doctor Who
Anyone who has been to college knows the delicate balancing act that takes place with difficult classes your major requires, tempered with easy classes so your GPA doesn’t make you look like a total idiot. If…
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School Teaches Through Live Action Role-Playing: Education Through Imagination

School Teaches Through Live Action Role-Playing: Education Through Imagination
A few weeks ago we learned about Classcraft, a software and system that adds role-playing elements to classrooms. If you thought that was cool, check out Østerskov Efterskole. It’s a boarding school in Denmark that’s built…

Classcraft Gamifies School: The Learning Crusade

Classcraft Gamifies School: The Learning Crusade
Would you look forward to school if you could roleplay, level up and earn real rewards in class? If so, ask your teachers to check out Classcraft. Designed by 11th grade Physics teacher and web developer…

Center Staple Solves a First-World Problem Most Students Face

Center Staple Solves a First-World Problem Most Students Face
Despite the move to eBooks and tablets, papers and printed reports are still a part of life. At least, they are, if you had a course in school where you had to turn in papers and…

Want to Be a Mermaid? There’s a School For That

Want to Be a Mermaid? There’s a School For That
I’m sure a lot of little girls wanted to become mermaids at some point in their lives. I’m guessing probably after they watched The Little Mermaid or some other movie which featured the mythical creatures. There’s…

Robo-Dogs and Cats Help Train Vets-to-Be For the Real Thing

Robo-Dogs and Cats Help Train Vets-to-Be For the Real Thing
Dentists have Simroid and Hanako to practice on, while doctors also have their own simulator robots which they use to perform simulated surgeries. It was only a matter of time before vets got their own robots…

Bulletproof Whiteboard Offers Those in the Classroom a Last Line of Defense

Bulletproof Whiteboard Offers Those in the Classroom a Last Line of Defense
My heart breaks every time I hear about school shootings and other incidents where people with guns fire at innocent people for no apparent reason. It’s especially heartbreaking if it happens at a school, no less,…

13-Year-Old Creates Candy Bar to Fatten Up His College Fund

13-Year-Old Creates Candy Bar to Fatten Up His College Fund
When I was 13, I wasn’t thinking about college. No, at that time, I was worried about whether or not I’d get accepted for the school paper and how I was going to ask my parents…

“Star Trek” Classroom Uses Multitouch Desks

“Star Trek” Classroom Uses Multitouch Desks
Scientists and researchers around the world are always investigating better ways to help children learn important subjects like math and science. A group of researchers at Durham University has been working for the last three years…

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place

Allergic Second-Grader Sends Robot Avatar to School in His Place
Devon Carrow is a fairly normal kid, except for the fact that his allergies are so severe that he has been compared to David Vetter, the boy who inspired the film The Boy In the Plastic…

School Looks Like the Millennium Falcon, Can’t Do the Kessel Run in Under 12 Parsecs

School Looks Like the Millennium Falcon, Can’t Do the Kessel Run in Under 12 Parsecs
Is this evidence that Parkland High School was built upon the ancient crash site of the Millennium Falcon? Are they secretly planning a Smugglers school? Did George Lucas re-edit this institution?…

Fading Highlighter Fades Away After One Semester: Yay or Nay?

Fading Highlighter Fades Away After One Semester: Yay or Nay?
I’m not boasting, but most of my college textbooks look pristine. That means that you won’t find any highlights, notes, or markings on any of their pages. Not because I plan to resell them or anything…

Lord of the Rings You Shall Not Pass Stamp: G+ for Gandalf

Lord of the Rings You Shall Not Pass Stamp: G+ for Gandalf
This hilarious self-inking stamp is a great accessory for teachers. It puts a dash of humor to an otherwise sorry state of affairs – a failing grade.…

School Phone Ban Spawns New Industry: Gadget Storage Trucks

School Phone Ban Spawns New Industry: Gadget Storage Trucks
I remember back in high school when everyone would scramble to hide their cell phones in every nook or cranny whenever an unannounced inspection was about to be conducted. Teachers eventually learned which hiding spots students…

Florida Schools Using Fingerprint Scanners for Roll Calls and More

Florida Schools Using Fingerprint Scanners for Roll Calls and More
Remember when life was a whole lot simpler and we didn’t use or even need a ton of electronics to live our lives? No iPods, no mobile phones, no laptop computers or tablets, no cars, and…
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