Giving kids access to almost any book in the world

Giving kids access to almost any book in the world

Elizabeth Wood on Worldreader's work to improve literacy in the developing world.

For many kids, Worldreader provides the only opportunity they may have to access books. In this interview, Worldreaders' Elizabeth Wood explains how ereaders and access can make a difference.

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The long slow make

How will a "long, slow make" transform our society?

I sat down with Anil Dash to get some long-term thinking on the Maker movement.

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Master a new skill? Here's your badge

Master a new skill? Here's your badge

The Open Badges Project shows off skills with a reworked version of an old idea.

The Mozilla Foundation's Erin Knight talks about how the badges and open framework of the Open Badge Project could change what "counts" as learning.

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Science hacks chip away at the old barriers to entry

Science hacks chip away at the old barriers to entry

Access to data and tools is putting scientific exploration into anyone's hands.

How can opening access to scientific data, equipment and lab space spur innovation? BioCurious' Eri Gentry and Ariel Waldman from Spacehack.org share a few ideas.

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Maker Faire Detroit this weekend

Maker Faire Detroit this weekend

Maker Faire Detroit will be held July 30 and 31

In our second Detroit Maker Faire we're able to see all kinds of examples of how makers have become resources for the community, contributing in Detroit and the region.

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School district first to permit cell phone use during standardized tests

Teaching to the txt

(Green Onion News Network) The Harper Valley School Board recently adopted a policy that allows students to use their cell phones to search for answers on state-mandated standardized tests.

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