Category: News + Updates

A new immersive learning experience for the 21st century classroom

We are transitioning from a world of passive technology to a world full of active learning experiences. There is a wealth of opportunity for students to become creators of content, as opposed to simply consumers of content by using just [...]

6 books to get you started with cli-fi

You’ve heard of sci-fi, but what do you know about cli-fi? As global leaders struggle to make firm commitments to reduce emissions and scientists discover ever more dangerous feedback loops and repercussions from climate change, writers are using the power [...]

How to get over a friendship breakup

The loss of a friendship can be devastating. Whether it’s the slow drifting apart from a childhood friend, the sudden, sharp distance created by a disagreement, or one of the many relationships that have quietly fallen away during the pandemic, [...]

Hope and action: A climate reading list

You’ve seen the headlines. Melting ice caps, endangered species, wildfires, heatwaves, floods, droughts, dying coral reefs, vector-borne diseases, ocean acidification, and other catastrophes. Climate change is often framed in terms of its capacities for destruction, but addressing climate change is [...]

7 ways to avoid becoming a misinformation superspreader

The problem of misinformation isn’t going away. Internet platforms like Facebook and Twitter have taken some steps to curb its spread and say they are working on doing more. But no method yet introduced has been completely successful at removing all misleading [...]

Humans are made to be touched — so what happens when we aren’t?

Our bodies are designed to respond to touch, and not just to sense the environment around us. We actually have a network of dedicated nerve fibers in our skin that detect and emotionally respond to the touch of another person [...]

How one student found purpose in the chaos of 2020

For nine years of school, I was bullied due to my unique interest in STEM and my body weight. I was often classified as the unwanted kid and the class weirdo, thus being cut off from social groups. In those [...]