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4 Ways Technology Can Help Empower Teachers And Students

Ed tech should be a means, not an end, to improving our education system.<p>All too often, technology is treated as a silver bullet for perceived problems in education. This sometimes leads to knee-jerk investments, using scarce resources to invest in software or hardware without a clear notion of how …

Apple adds vehicles to its list of company activities in Swiss legal filing

Apple has officially added vehicles to the corporate documents describing the company’s activities, at least in Switzerland. The company’s lawyers added the following paragraph, reports Swiss site <i>ApfelBlog</i>.<p>Vehicles; Apparatus for locomotion by land, air or water; electronic hardware components for …

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

Deconstructing the method to Nintendo's madness

It's easy to hate on Nintendo. With the Wii U, the company played right into negative consumer expectations by releasing a product derided for its kid-friendly appeal, Fisher-Price toy-like looks, less-than-bleeding-edge silicon, confusing branding and (initially) clunky operating system. The …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Apple Watch faces battery life challenges -- report

Apple has aimed for its upcoming smartwatch to last a full day on a single battery charge, but the reality may fall short of the goal, according to news site 9to5Mac.<p>Apple chose to use a fairly beefy processor and high-quality screen for its Apple Watch, sources told 9to5Mac in a story published …

Smartwatches

New SAT, New Problems

The questions, particularly those in the math sections, could put certain students at a disadvantage.<p>In his announcement last spring that a new version of the SAT would be launched in 2016, The College Board President David Coleman drew on a favorite buzzword: opportunity.<p>In his speech, Coleman …

What You Need for a Caring Classroom

By Daniel Goleman and Peter M. Senge<p>More than three decades of research shows that telling our kids they are smart and praising achievement is not …

Empathy

Gamification Is On Track To Take Over Your Classroom

It’s easy to knock computer games as a distraction, but a growing number of educators are seeing the potential in their ability to keep students engaged. The result is a gamification of learning that is on track to become a cornerstone of the classroom.<p>Gaming encourages many of the behaviours we …

Education Technology

Study: American Students Have High Levels Of Education, But Stressful Lives

While American students have high levels of educational achievement and decent test scores, they may also experience high levels of social stress and poverty.<p>A new report out Tuesday from The Horace Mann League, a public education advocacy group, and the National Superintendents Roundtable, a …

Google, Raspberry Pi And O2 To Support UK Schools' Coding

Tech companies including Google and O2 will support a £3.6 million campaign to improve the teaching of computing skills in England’s primary schools.<p>The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, will announce the partnerships at the BETT educational technology show later today.<p>In her speech, Morgan will …

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

MLK’s Effect on Today’s Politics

Dr. Martin Luther King will be remembered in many different ways on Monday – civil rights giant, religious leader – but from a more basic political perspective Dr. King might be thought of as an important father of the modern American political map.<p>The civil rights movement Dr. King led was …

3D printed sculptures spin to Fibonacci sequence

John Edmark, a professor of design at Stanford University, has mashed together geometry and art to create these 3D printed kinetic sculptures based …

Japan ‘fighting against time’ to seek release of hostages held by Islamic State

Japan is doing all it can to free two hostages the Islamic State group is threatening to kill within 72 hours, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday, vowing never to give in to terrorism.<p>Abe returned to Tokyo from a six-day Middle East tour slightly ahead of schedule and convened a Cabinet …