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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – How to Use Book Creator’s New Web App

Book Creator is a fantastic and popular iPad app for creating multimedia books. This month the Book Creator team brought their iPad app to the web. …

Education Technology

37 Insanely Smart School Teacher Hacks

Start the year out right.

Crafting

5 Technologies For 2031

Look back to the year 2001 and it’s hard to imagine how different the world was. Global Internet penetration was just 5% then, compared to 50% today, and connection speeds were frustratingly slow. Mobile phones were fairly common, but were capable of little more than voice or text. Google was still …

Quantum Computing

Three Lessons from Finland's Education System

Finland began the reform of its education system some 40 years ago. Today, Finland's school system is top-ranked among developed nations, as measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an international standardized test for 15-year-olds in language, math and science. The …

Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

<i>Atheist US Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan delivering a secular-inspired Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol -- Photo by Roen Horn</i><p>All around the world, religious terror is striking and threatening us. Whether in France, Turkey, London, or the USA, the threat is now constant. We can …

Amazon unveils free educational tools for teachers

The online commerce giant hopes to give teachers easy access to learning materials through its Amazon Inspire program.<p>Amazon wants to give teachers a leg up.<p>The online giant on Monday unveiled Amazon Inspire, a program that provides educators with the ability to upload, categorize and share …

Education Technology

Microsoft Makes Windows 10 'Free Upgrade' Rule Changes

Soon Windows 10 will no longer be free. The period for users with copies of Windows 7 and Windows 8 to claim their free upgrade ends on 29 July, but Microsoft is already making changes…<p>In a new preview build (14371) of the massive Windows 10 Anniversary Update coming later this summer, Microsoft …

Windows 10

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Research Says Practice These 6 Things Daily

Bosses and HR Execs are now catching on to the critical link between great leadership and healthy work cultures. And research says it all comes down to six servant-leadership behaviors.<p>Culture is a hot business topic in 2016. More execs and HR leaders are connecting the dots on how an ecosystem of …

7 Creativity Tips that Make Even Practical Leaders Successful | Inc.com

Disney CEO Bob Iger once stated: <i>"The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation."</i> Companies today need a constant influx of creativity to rise to the top or even just keep up. Not everyone wants to head to Colorado for brownies or go off to Burning Man to expand his or her mind. …

Creativity

12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future

The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often described as VUCA (Volatile, …

5 Traits Of The Worst Leaders And How To Avoid Them

Carelessness, name-calling, perfectionism: there are about as many terrible leadership traits as there are bad leaders themselves. In case your lunch group isn’t already bemoaning just how common less-than-stellar leaders are, we’ll be the first to break the news: there are a lot of bad leaders …

Gymnastics

10 Benefits of Being a Trustworthy Leader | Inc.com

In the digital age, it's easy to present a persona online that follows a carefully crafted narrative. That story line may be true or have elements of truth. We can be whomever we want online. I know people who appear online to have it all figured out, but offline are a hot mess. The converse it …

Why Project-Based Learning Hasn’t Gone Mainstream (And What We Can Do About It)

Learning Strategies<p>Why Project-Based Learning Hasn’t Gone Mainstream (And What We Can Do About It)<p>By Peter Glenn     Apr 23, 2016<p>Pixabay<p>Project-Based …

Apps to make life easier: Education and learning

With the popularity of smartphones and tablets continuing to rise, more and more tech savvy students are using their phones to revise and learn on the go.<p>In this week’s episode of ‘Apps to make life easier’, we round up a selection of the best educational apps allowing you learn and store revision …

Hypocrisy in the Profession of Education

Whenever I think of a teacher, I also think of a scholar. It has always been apparent to me that if one is to be an effective teacher, one must …

The best ever breakfast recipes

"Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper," goes the old saying - and here at Telegraph Food, we very much agree.<p>Too often, in today's busy world, a proper breakfast is neglected in favour of a quick cup of coffee, a sugar-filled energy bar, or nothing at all.<p>A good …

Breakfast

11 Reasons Teaching Is the Best (Even When It Isn't)

This is why I don't want a normal job.<p>About 39 times a year, I question why I went into teaching. Everywhere you look there are articles about low teacher morale, the politics of education and statistics about why no one is going into teaching anymore.<p>Sadly, many of those articles do reflect the …

We Did A Great ‘Growth Mindset’ Lesson With Our ELLs This Week – Here’s The Lesson Plan

As regular readers know, I’m a big proponent of helping our students learn about a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping Our Students …

A Photographer Collected Four Years Worth Of Trash To Show Just How Wasteful Humans Can Be

"We're often told about the quantity of waste we produce, but I think the impact of pictures can be much powerful than words," Antoine Repessé explains.<p>In 2011, self-taught photographer Antoine Repessé stopped throwing things away. Along with 200 friends and colleagues, he accumulated around 70 …

Nurturing Growth Mindsets: Six Tips From Carol Dweck

<i>Washington</i><p>Stanford researcher Carol Dweck clearly tapped into a powerful and compelling idea when she linked the concept of growth mindsets to …

Self-improvement

How Meaningful Feedback for Teachers and Students Improves Relationships

The 2014 National Teacher of the Year, Sean McComb, works at a pretty average-looking high school. Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts isn’t …

Teaching

ADHD Diagnoses? Why the Youngest Kids in Class Are Most Affected

By the time they’re in elementary school, some kids prove to be more troublesome than others. They can’t sit still or they’re not socializing or they …

Autism

How to Talk to Your Kids About that Bad Teacher

Most teachers are great.<p>But not every kid gets along with every teacher.<p>And when that’s the case, the problem is long-lasting: until the end of the …

Growth mindset doesn’t promise pupils the world

The Psychologists Benjamin Bloom and Anders Ericsson both came to believe that almost anyone could do almost anything. Their research (which, in …

What Do Chefs Pack Their Kids For Lunch?

We asked chefs across the country what they feed their toughest audience, and came back with great ideas.<p>Hear that? It’s the sound of millions of frustrated parents staring at lunchboxes, wondering how to fill them. You know who has to feed difficult, sometimes whiny people on a regular basis? …

Food

How Tornadoes Form and Why They’re so Unpredictable

A look at storm science after severe weather kills in the Midwest.<p>More than 70 tornadoes were reported over the weekend in the Midwest and Great Plains of the United States, killing at least three people, with at least ten more still missing and significant damage in Arkansas and Texas.<p>More …

Good food for good looks: recipes for better skin

Angela Liddon, the author of 'Oh She Glows', shares her recipe for eating your way to beauty, with health-boosting dishes to help your skin glow<p>"The more my plate looks like a rainbow, the better I feel," Angela Liddon tells me. And with her first cookbook (already a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller) on …