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Office Mix- An Excellent Free Tool for Creating Interactive Flipped Lessons

August 14, 2015<br>After we have seen how to easily create educational posters using PowerPoint, today we are sharing with you another free handy tool …

The Post-It Note Approach to Time Management | Inc.com

In addition to the shortcuts I discussed in my last column, I want to introduce a new strategy that you can start putting into place at any time. This is a strategy I learned from coach Kevin Lawrence, and it has helped many leaders establish a new relationship with time.<p>The 5 D's are: "Do it, …

Time Management

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Why have we yet to be enchanted by the internet of things?

If customers are to embrace the new era of connectivity, devices must be imbued with a touch of magic, says MIT researcher<p>One of the leading thinkers in the new computing sector known as the internet of things (IoT) can’t help but look at all the flashy, expensive, feature-packed gadgets on the …

Internet of Things

So You Want to Learn How to Code

Who knew one simple Medium post could ignite such a profound movement? #iLookLikeAnEngineer is now being spread globally in over 50 countries. It has …

Did American volcanoes trigger fall of Roman Empire?

American volcanoes sparked a huge dust cloud triggering catastrophic climate change which could have dealt the final blow to the Roman Empire<p>On March 24 536AD the sky suddenly darkened across continental Europe as a thick dust cloud rolled in and stayed put for 18 months.<p>Historians such as …

World History

Office Mix for Teachers – Interactive Online Lessons made simple

Educators are always on the lookout for new and engaging ways to teach their students and provide them with meaningful and assistive feedback. One of …

Benchmarks: Teach Yourself Python in Less than Four Months, Part II

In the first post of this series, I developed a self-study time table for beginner Python programmers, using MIT's free online Introduction to …

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking

December 7, 2014<p>When it comes to differentiating critical thinking from creative thinking, things get a little bit blurry as there is no consensus as …

Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class

December, 2014<br>Critical thinking is an essential skill in the cognitive development of students. It is probably the number one skill teachers would …

Enhance Your Critical Thinking Skills with These Socratic Questions

Critical thinking is crucial for making better decisions and effective communication. You can consistently think more critically about a topic or …

Critical Thinking

How to Really Teach Critical Thinking

All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them …

Cumulative Warfare: War by Statistics

Life is cumulative — usually. War may unfold sequentially, but that’s the exception to the rule.<p>Or at least that’s the basic idea behind a lecture …

War

After WWII, the U.S. hired Nazi scientists en masse via Operation Paperclip

<i>With more than 4.6 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or</i> …

This map reveals which countries will survive climate change (and which countries are in big trouble)

As the global climate changes, some countries are going to feel the impact of global warming more than others. Notre Dame has created an annual index …

Why Personality Is A Better Predictor Of Success Than Intelligence

When it comes to academic achievement, intelligence is an important factor -- but it is certainly not the only, or even the most important, factor.<p>According to a new Australian study, <i>personality</i> is a better predictor of success in school than intelligence as measured by traditional standardized …

Ford Says Lightweight Aluminum For Trucks Only: No Cars Coming

While the list includes Audis Jaguars, Range Rovers, and Tesla Model S electric car, the number of aluminum-bodied production cars remains small.<p>Now …

Why You Do Your Best Thinking In The Shower: Creativity & the “Incubation Period”

“The great Tao fades away.”<p>So begins one translation of the <i>Tao Te Ching</i>’s 18th Chapter. The sentence captures the frustration that comes with a lost …

Psychology: How many senses do we have?

We often talk of having five senses as a universal truth. In reality, there may be more – or fewer – depending on the way you look at the question. Christian Jarrett explains the controversy.<p>Some myths about the brain, such as the idea we only use 10% of our grey matter, are notorious, especially …

Consciousness

Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Research on the brain’s decision-making systems reveals the five most productive ways to waste time.<p>Sit down to work on a specific task and you may find your mind veering off on a different track, spiraling down into the black hole of procrastination.<p>“We all experience motivational breakdowns, like …

7 safety tips from hackers

It's easy to get hacked. And yes, it can happen to you.<p>Follow this advice from actual hackers, and you'll be a lot safer online.<p><b>1. Turn off your phone's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.</b> Hackers are religious about this. Keeping these features "on" all the time makes it easy for strangers to slip into your …

Fasten Your Seat Belts: An Energy Phase Shift Has Begun

When the ice breaks up in a northern river and unleashes the spring melt, it's not just an ice cube in a glass warming from 31-34 degrees -- instead, what was a stable, frozen system, becomes a wild, chaotic flood.<p>The turbulent economics of low carbon energy are similarly poised to ride roughshod …

The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep

Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.<p>Science is an endeavor by a bunch of flawed people, and the institution can be problematic—hey, we're all human—so I'm not usually one to say things like, "I love science!" This time, however, I'm grateful. <i>New York</i> Magazine talked with sleep researchers about …

Sleep

Science Points to the Single Most Valuable Personality Trait

Research is pointing to <i>conscientiousness</i> as the one-trait-to-rule-them-all in terms of future success, both career-wise and personal.<p>“It would …

This app wants to invest your "spare change" so maybe, someday, you'll actually be able to retire

A virtual piggybank that puts your nickels and dimes to work<p>I hate getting change. Quarters I can stomach, but pennies, nickels, and dimes I find infuriating. I know damn well that they are worth something, and that if I just collected them all and deposited them over time, they would add up to a …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

The bad news: Our brains are wired to be negative. The good news: You can train your brain to hold on to happiness in 10 seconds.<p>Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier?<p>Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomenon called …

Why Your Voice Sounds Different Inside Your Head

The voice in your head is a lie. What you hear when you open your mouth is distinctly less velvety than what everyone around hears—and it's your …

The Surprising Secret To College Success? Study Less And Socialize More

With college classes underway or about to be across the country, millions of students are starting the fall semester with high hopes, both of what they’ll achieve in the classroom and what doors the education they’re pursuing will eventually open. For many, they believe that path to their bright …