Which Flight Will Get You There Fastest?
Wonderful infographic if you're planning a trip by air.
FiveThirtyEight analyzed 6 million flights to figure out which airports, airlines and routes are most likely to get you there on time and which ones will leave you waiting.
Find your fastest route @ FiveThirtyEight
"Data scientists, the elusive kingpins in the Big Data movement, are earning base salaries of well over $200K, are younger, overwhelmingly male, have at least a master’s degree and probably a Ph.D., and one in three are foreign born, according to the first-ever study looking at salaries, education levels, gender and geographical location of this new profession. Almost half of all data scientists are on the West Coast working for technology and gaming companies."
Read more @ KDnuggets
How to free up Google Drive space
Although Google is awesome to provide unlimited Google Drive space for all students & staff, for those with regular Google Drive, these tips will be helpful.
Need more space in your Gmail inbox? Time to clear out Google Drive.
Milpitas Unified embarked on our journey to build our new elementary school and with our student, staff, parent, and community input, we will see the realization of the question: "If you could build any school, what would you build?"
"When I got the call 18 months ago from Achievement First to help design a “next-generation” school model, it was a school designer’s dream. Achievement First has been running great schools serving low-income kids in New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island for 15 years. They embodied the profile of the “successful incumbent”: well-established schools which rarely want to take big innovation risks. And yet, a place like Achievement First has built such incredible wisdom and capacity for running great schools, what might it mean to combine that wisdom with a fresh approach to doing school? And so, we began our journey to design and build the “Greenfield” model. Imagine an open, green field with nothing on it; if you could build any school what you build?"
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"It’s not clear who dreads the Sex Talk more, parents or children. Parents know that it’s important to impart their values and arm kids with knowledge, but they don’t know how to approach the subject or how much to say.
Although they know it’s irrational, parents want to think that their kids will wait until their wedding nights to have sex, or at least until they are 30. (The truth is that 7 out of 10 Americans become sexually active before the age of 19.) All children would like to believe that they are theproduct of immaculate conception. They are queasy about the very notion of their parents ever having sex, and the last thing they want todo is talk to them about it.
My husband and I recently decided that it was time to have The Talk with our four middle-school aged children, three pubescent girls and a boy who has not quite..."
Wolfram Image Identification Project
Check out the technology at Wolfram's Image identification project. You can drag an image and then it tells you what the image is.
"Banks are a riddle wrapped up in an enigma. We all kind of know that they do stuff with money we don’t understand, while the last crisis left a feeling of deep mistrust and confusion. We try to shed a bit of light onto the banking system. Why were banks invented, why did they cause the last crisis and are there alternatives?"
read more @ Kurz Gesagt
Common Core Math Explained in 3 Minutes
Libby Nelson of Vox released the video below that helps us understand the new way Common Core does math. As our students venture into new ways of learning in Milpitas Unified, students are taught the "traditional" way of learning math in addition to approaches that will help them understand how and why math problems work called "number sense".
"A growing number of American schools are ditching the 19th century—when it comes to the school calendar that is. Twice as many schools today have a longer school day or year than just two years ago and, for the first, more of them are traditional public schools than charter schools, according to a joint report released Thursday by the Boston-based National Center on Time and Learning (NCTL) and the Denver-based Education Commission of the States.
Of the 2,009 schools that had expanded learning time last year, 1,208—or 61 percent—were regular public schools. That's almost a total flip from 2012, when there were 1,079 schools with additional time and 56 percent of them were charters.
The number of students attending charter and non-charter extended learning time schools has also doubled during that period, from 520,000 to nearly 1.2 million.
Jennifer Davis, president of NCTL, said the shift indicates that charter schools are fulfilling their mission as centers of innovation in education whose successes can be models for traditional public schools.
"Every high-performing charter school in America has more time," Davis told Education Week. "That's the only way they have been able to show that kind of educational gains for their students."
An interactive database developed by NCTL shows that schools in 44 states and the District of Columbia have added at least 30 minutes to their school day or 10 days to their academic year.
Some have gone well beyond that. So far, 41 schools in five states increased the school year by..."
Read more @ Education Week
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Most Common Jobs in Every State
Did you know that truck/delivery driving jobs are the most numerous in California and throughout the United States?
Here is a visualization of the most common jobs in every state.
Together, as learners in the education space, we would like to share a selection of what we read and reflect on internally.