Every day our staff writers share their favorite stories on technology and learning:

1. Why play is so important for children's development.
Full story from National Geographic

2. Student choice creates ownership in learning experiences.
Full story from KQED

3. Learning from animal noses to develop better chemical sensors.
Full story from Science Daily

4. Large donations to elite institutions don't transform college affordability.
Full story from The Atlantic

5. Scientists have created a VR visualization of a massive black hole.
Full story from Science Daily

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