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Revolution in quake detection technology

<b>Earthquakes may now become easier to detect than ever before, with the aid of developing technology.</b><p>Researchers in Iceland have successfully used an existing fibre-optic communications cable to assess seismic activity.<p>Such cables are laid beneath the ground in countries around the world, to supply …

Geospatial Technologies and Twenty First Century Citizenship: Opportunities and Barriers in the Humanities and Social Sciences Classroom

How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

In recent years researchers have begun to build a science of interest, investigating what interest is, how interest develops, what makes things …

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My back garden as the transformation begins

Villarrica

Ash puff from the summit of volcan Villarrica, Chile. Photo by David Pyle.<p>Villarrica is a classically cone-shaped volcano in the south of Chile. It …

Our World in Data

Martin Luther King Jr. as leader: A TED Talks playlist

Today in the United States, we’ll celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader. Dr. King was an activist, an orator, a thinker, and …

The Indian Ocean Tsunami, 10 years on

32 Habits That Make Thinkers

<b>32 Habits That Make Thinkers</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>The difference between students and learners is something we’ve discussed before. On the surface it’s a …

Pedagogy

A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

Students Take Ownership<p>So I visited the class. It was in the unfinished basement of an old school -- cement floors and walls, ceiling-to-floor poles …

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Teachers always strive to be their best. That's why AITSL provides guidance and practical resources to help make good teachers and school leaders …

Augmented Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You?

What happens next demonstrates how the availability of communications technology has grown exponentially in recent years: 89 percent of this group …

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

That's the premise of the Right Question Institute and a new book by its co-directors Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana. The book, <i>Make Just One Change:</i> …

How Will Students Perform? Depends on Teachers' Expectations

The idea was to figure out what would happen if teachers were told that certain kids in their class were destined to succeed, so Rosenthal took a …

Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning

This constructivist approach, as outlined by Dennis Jonassen in his <i>8 Characteristics of Constructivist Learning</i>, values hands-on and experiential …

Struggle Means Learning: Difference in Eastern and Western Cultures

"I realized that I was sitting there starting to perspire," he says, "because I was really empathizing with this kid. I thought, 'This kid is going …

Play

This research is critical to understanding how inquiry-based teachers will need to engage students. In the coming system, attitude trumps rote …

The rise of the new global super-rich

Technology is advancing in leaps and bounds -- and so is economic inequality, says writer Chrystia Freeland. In an impassioned talk, she charts the …