Every step a child takes toward learning to read leads to another. For many this is a struggle…

Inside the Brain of a Struggling Reader: infographic

See the original infographic at http://www.scilearn.com/blog.

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7 reasons to get TED Live

TED talks have inspired me so much. Short, sharp and informative talks in a busy world.

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Just in time for TEDGlobal next month, we’ve rebuilt our TED Live program, allowing you to watch the entire conference—or a single day of it—on a high-definition live stream anywhere in the world, anytime. 7 reasons to try it:

  1. You’ll gain insight into what’s going on in the world. The TEDGlobal 2014 program is designed to look at the forces underlying recent news stories — and at the larger phenomenon shaping our global landscape. As you watch TED Live, you’ll see these big themes emerge, session by session. And you might even see a little breaking news.
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  2. It’s cost efficient. Watching all four days of the TEDGlobal conference on TED Live costs $500, and we’ve also added a day pass option, for $200. TED Live is a great way to support TED’s nonprofit mission of spreading ideas —  and get a concentrated dose of inspiration in return.

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25+ apps to make your everyday life easier

Loving this TED Blog. Who’d have thought there were still apps I needed for helping with time management and easing daily life generally.

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Favorite_appsAt our small, fast-moving nonprofit company, everyone does a couple of jobs — and productivity apps help us manage roles that shift between coding, writing/designing and running a full-scale conference twice a year. We asked the TED staff what apps they can’t live without. And beyond the classics—Instagram, Google Maps, Spotify, Uber, Seamless—we found some great apps that might help you too. (A star denotes that the app is free, or at least has a free version.)

 

For random life stuff…

Dark Sky
A weather app with startling accuracy, its interface tells you things like: “Light rain starting in 22 minutes.” It also shows you beautiful weather maps that let you play local-news weather expert. “It’s like a wizard,” says our CTO, Gavin Hall. “If this app were available in the 1600s, it would have been burned at the stake for witchcraft.”

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