Irene Basson

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Digital Badges and Academic Transformation

<b>By Veronica Diaz</b>It seems that digital badges are everywhere these days: in fitness apps, on social networking websites, and in company loyalty …

Sharing Edcool for CoolEds

<b>edutopia.org</b> – Fallon Plunkett & Lisa Yokana – Mar 25, 2016, 6:00 AM<p>Project-based learning, maker lessons, and hands-on learning are all the rage in …

Education Technology

Learning By Thinking: How Reflection Improves Performance

Overview — Knowledge plays an important role in the productivity and prosperity of economies, organizations, and individuals. Even so, research on …

education wasteland

Location: 12.4634° S, 130.8456° E<p>Time: 9.00 a.m<p>Temperature: 43°C, Wind NE at 8 km/h, 82% Humidity<p>Date: Unknown<p>​<p>In the classroom, the educator is the …

Disability

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Espresso Ideas: How Good Teaching is Like Good Eating

Espresso Ideas: Small but strong ideas to make you sit up and say ‘yeah!’ (Also known as wasabi ideas) (With apologies to my vegan and vegetarian …

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Mobile Devices

Top 10 Ways To Demotivate Teachers

Reading Time: 4 minutes.What can schools and school leaders do to demotivate their teaching staff? This post is not offered as a solution

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate

We need to shift from teaching how to answer questions to learning how to ask them.<p>Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher …

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering her annual rapid-fire internet trends report right now at <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in …

How to Raise a Feminist Son

We’re now more likely to tell our daughters they can be anything they want to be — an astronaut and a mother, a tomboy and a girlie girl. But we don’t do the same for our sons.<p>Even as we’ve given girls more choices for the roles they play, boys’ worlds are still confined, social scientists say. …

University of California

This Is Your Brain on Exercise

Human beings evolved to move. Our bodies, including our brains, were fine-tuned for endurance activities over millennia of stalking and chasing down prey. “We’ve engineered that out of our lives now,” says Charles Hillman, a psychology professor at Northeastern University who has spent decades …

Brainwaves

11 Top Positive Psychology Books That Will Improve Your Work and Life

The positive psychology movement is known for helping people improve their happiness, well-being, and productivity. This remarkable and practical book list will help you do just that.<p>The "positive psychology" field has been around for decades, but in the past several years, thanks to some notable …

Google to teach school kids about online safety, etiquette

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is spearheading an educational campaign to teach pre-teen children how to protect themselves from scams, …