Folium: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education via TED

Folium: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education via TED Now here is an idea worth sharing! Salman Khan, the creator of the online Khan Academy, speaks in this TED Talk about how and why he believes the traditional school agenda should be flipped completely upside down with the help of technology. We all know that […]

Folium: The Perks of Being Blind via YouTube

Folium: The Perks of Being Blind via YouTube LEAF likes to highlight the awe inspiring diversity of the human race in order to encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and get out to experience the rest of the world. We hope, for everyone’s sake, you can learn some things on the way and, rather […]

Folium: Resources for Cheap, Free, and Paid Travel via Escapenormal

The Best Resources for Cheap, Free, and Paid Travel via Escapenormal Just a few decades ago traveling the world was a privilege exclusively granted to those with wealth. According to information gathered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, now over 30 million americans travel abroad each year, and in 2011 alone, over 62.7 million international visitors […]

Folium: Duolingo, Translate the Internet!

Folium: Duolingo, Translate the Internet!

Folium: Duolingo, Translate the Internet! Most students and teachers would never dream of saying that learning a language is simple. In fact, many will tell you that the process can be arduous and intimidating at times. Though the outcome is greatly beneficial, the lectures, the homework, and the speaking tasks have all been known to […]

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Aero: Kyle Hubble – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity

Aero: Kyle Hubble – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity Biodiversity is a very good thing, plain and simple. If you have a very diverse ecosystem you have an abundance of species that work together and provide numerous benefits and more importantly it’s harder for things like diseases to upset the balance of nature. Costa Rica […]

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Aero: Kyle Hubble – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining

Aero: Kyle Hubble – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining The food was fantastic! If you are a lover of food, especially new food that you’ve never had before and possibly never even heard of before you should come! To start, my host family introduced me to a number of Costa Rican dishes. My […]

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Aero: Kyle Hubble – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School

Aero: Kyle Hubble – Costa Rica 2013 – Life at School Since one of the key objectives of this course was to learn Spanish it’s best I mention my experiences at the Centro Cultural de Idiomas (CCI). The school itself is a concrete building sandwiched between a restaurant and an Alajuelan take on a Kinkos. […]

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Aero: Kyle Hubble – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life

Aero: Kyle Hubble – Costa Rica 2013 – City Life After a long day of travel, including two lengthy flights and a five-hour lay over, I was looking forward to getting settled in my temporary home of Alajuela. My first encounter with the city was late at night driving with my host family through the […]

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Aero: Meghan Kelly – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining

Aero: Meghan Kelly – Costa Rica 2013 – Food and Dining Food and dining in Costa Rica was very different from what I am used to in the United States. I was fortunate to try many different foods that we aren’t accustomed to in the US. I was very nervous about this aspect of studying […]

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Aero: Meghan Kelly – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity

Aero: Meghan Kelly – Costa Rica 2013 – Biodiversity Being in Costa Rica for 14 days was definitely a nice vacation from the 30 degree weather we had been experiencing back home. For our entire trip we were blessed with 85 or 90 degree days and sunshine the whole time. It did not rain on […]