Adrian Neibauer

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The 8 Morning Secrets of Successful People

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People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Use The Medium Method to Combine Digital Note-Taking With Pen and Paper

As much as we enjoy digital tools, there’s something to be said for the simplicity of good, old-fashioned pen and paper. Instead of picking one or …

Productivity

Students who use digital devices in class 'perform worse in exams'

Study finds use of computers by students in lectures and seminars has ‘substantial negative effect’ on performance<p>Allowing students to use computers and the internet in classrooms substantially harms their results, a study has found.<p>The paper published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology …

Education

20 words William Shakespeare used completely differently to you

Shakespeare’s complete works (38 plays, 154 sonnets, and five full-length narrative poems, in case you're wondering) contain a total of 31,534 different words, roughly half of which he only used once, and just over 1,500 of which (around 1 in every 20) had seemingly never been used in written …

Primary Computing Resources

This Data-Viz Tool Is As Easy To Use As A Post-It Note

Beam makes charts and graphs simple and disposable. Which could be great for increasing the public’s graphic literacy.<p>Data visualization, infographics, data posters–whatever you want to call them, the genre is having its “Instagram moment.” Like typography and photo editing before it, the craft of …

Illustrator Offers Shortcut to Classic Literature With Hilariously Brief Summaries

Cartoonist John Atkinson (of Wrong Hands) took some of the world's most beloved literary classics and offers us all humorous spoilers. For his <i>Abridged Classics</i> and <i>(More) Abridged Classics</i> series, the artist selected a total of 12 books, which includes <i>War and Peace</i>, <i>Moby Dick</i>, <i>Wuthering Heights</i>, and</i> …

Literature

The SAMR Model is Missing a Level

One of the most often used models for technology integration in education is the SAMR Model. Here is a quick overview for those that may not be …

Albert Einstein's Incredible Work Ethic: Lessons on Creativity and Contribution

As soon as he hung up the phone, Ralph Morse knew that he needed to get moving. He was still 90 miles away and there wouldn't be much time before people began to hear the news. Albert Einstein had just died.<p>Morse was a photographer for LIFE magazine. He drove down to Princeton, New Jersey as fast …

A Critique of Critical Thinking

By many accounts, the American educational system aims towards the goal of teaching kids how to "think critically." We're supposed to analyze and conclude -- not just memorize and restate. Even in elementary school, my fourth and fifth grade teachers routinely insisted that we had to "think …

If You Were Born To Write

<b>If you were born to write, you were born with curiosity and an imagination.</b> You did not know you were born with these things because, unlike your fingers and toes, you could not see them, you could only use them. But just like your fingers and toes, you often used them even when you didn't realize …

From Walt Whitman to Carol Ann Duffy: The most romantic Valentine's Day poems

It can be hard to know exactly what to say to someone you care about on Valentine's Day but, thankfully, the great poets have written plenty of beautiful lines about love.<p>With the big day right around the corner, here are some of the best.<p>She Walks in Beauty<p>by Lord Byron (1788-1824)<p>Byron’s words …

Literature

Here's Why the 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new …

150 Years Of Immigration In America, Visualized

An interactive map shows how waves of diasporas from all over the world arrived in the U.S., from the 1850s to today.<p>Amid a flurry of anti-immigration rhetoric coming from certain GOP presidential candidates, a new interactive map reminds us just how much of our country’s foundation was built on …

The Great EdTech Debate: Google Sites vs Google Classroom vs Blogger

As we move from the world of paper through the world of digital into the world of virtual, we are more and more faced with making the right decisions …

How to get and use free images the RIGHT way in class

Creating posters has been a staple of so many classrooms of different ages. Usually, it entails gathering some important supplies before starting — …

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Taking Notes vs. Taking a Picture of Notes; Which Wins?

Although I have seen this picture before, I saw it tweeted again recently:Although this seems like a no-brainer as a method to quickly capture …

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education

<b>A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your</b> …

Did You Know Your iPhone’s EarPods Could Do This?

- Jul 30, 2015<p>With every iPhone comes a set of fairly decent headphones called EarPods. While the EarPods are a fairly basic set of earphones, they …

Tech Trends

The uniquely powerful reason why Pixar movies are so good

The first reaction test audiences had to "Monsters, Inc." wasn't the bottomless sense of wonder drummed up by most Pixar movies: It was boredom.<p>"I thought, <i>Oh, a film about monsters who scare kids for a living. That hook should be enough to make people engaged,"</i> director Pete Docter told Tech …

...the 4th Word

This is a quick post… It is all about the 4th word. The 4th word that comes after the following:<p>How Might We…<p>The 4th word to me can really lift up …

5 things we should teach in school but don't

I mean, almost all of the important history I learned between grades 5 and 12 I could probably find on Wikipedia and understand within a few weeks now.<p>And pretty much any scientific knowledge you could ever want to learn is explained with pretty videos on YouTube.<p>On top of that, you have the most …

How the rest of the world learns about the American Revolution in school

The American Revolutionary War is an intensely proud moment in history for most Americans (perhaps too proud). It’s taught as a major subject in history classes as early as elementary school, and it’s brought up again and again in different contexts in middle school, high school, and college. Along …

OS X Mavericks: Learn the basics

All My “Best” Lists On Teaching & Learning How To Write – In One Place!

I’ve published quite a few posts and “Best” lists related to teaching writing, and I thought it would be useful to me and to readers to bring them …

Some Very Good TED Ed Lessons on Writing to Share with Students

July 12, 2015<br>This week’s Ted Ed list of talks we curated for you revolves around the theme: writer’s workshop. This is basically a playlist prepared …

14 of Shakespeare's most captivating openers

Opening lines can torment writers.<p>The lead sentence can make or break what we’ve written. They are often the deciding factor in whether readers keep …