Joshua Purcell

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Augmenting EdTech and Training

How can we upgrade old-school training methodologies to engage a generation of digital natives?<p>In an age dominated by interactive screens, books …

Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs

One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to <b>leave comments in the margin</b>. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students …

Google Docs

Photos: These wildlife photography winners will put a smile on your face

A pelican losing its lunch and an elephant falling on its face, both relatable behaviors made much more humorous by a well-timed camera click.<p>Judges …

This Chart Shows the Difference Between a Broke and a Rich Budget

Since we tend to decide that it’s rude to talk about money with other people, it can be hard to figure out how to go from being broke to financially …

This Specific Type of Exercise Will Keep Your Brain Young, Study Says

Exercise doesn't just make you fitter. It also makes you smarter. Don't believe me? A whole host of studies prove that moving more leads to thinking better, which is a phenomenal thing to know if you're looking for a little inspiration to hit the gym. Still, it raises an interesting question: What …

The Brain

10 Extremely Precise Words for Emotions You Didn’t Even Know You Had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say …

The 25 Movies Dads Love Sharing With Their Kids

Father's Day is right around the corner and if you're looking for something nice to do for your father on Sunday, here's one very simple and easy …

Watch as the world’s cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years

Watch the rise of human cities, beginning with [arguably] the world’s first city in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present.<p>Use the controls at the …

Don’t get stuck (An Advice in Learning Programming)

Why we always get stuck ?<p>Being stuck is the period that you give up learning or working in a specific field and you may ask your self<p>Should I …

Eyes on Yellen for rate-hike signals after payroll data shocks

PARIS (Reuters) - Investors will be looking for signals from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen this week about the U.S. central bank’s next rate move after shockingly weak payroll data all but killed off chances for a hike this month.<p>Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the Radcliffe …

Want Smart Kids? Make Sure They Learn to Do This

There's a brain-building skill schools are teaching less and less.<p>If you have kids in school, how much time do they spend learning cursive handwriting? Probably not much, especially if they're beyond first grade. The Common Core standards dominating education these days only call for teaching …

4 Budget Types and the Best Tools for Each One

Budgeting doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. It should, however, meet your financial goals. Here are four budget types to cover any …

Charter schools’ dire lesson: Deregulation invariably leads to disaster

Moneyed interests have turned learning laboratories into just another racket, plagued by questions of transparency<p>Bobbi Murray<p>June 5, 2016 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared at Capital & Main.<p>The original concept of charter schools emerged nationally more than two decades ago and was …

Education

How to Unflip the Flipped Classroom

In this edition of the Hack Learning Podcast, Mark Barnes is unflipping the popular flipped classroom. Listen to what Mark says about the flipped …

Swiss voters reject proposal to give basic income to every adult and child

Exit polls suggest 78% voted against scheme to give £1,765 a month to each adult, which supporters say would help fight poverty and inequality<p>Swiss voters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to give the entire population of the country enough money to live on, according to exit polls.<p>A …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Create a Writing Prompt Generator in Google Sheets

Flippity is a great service that offers a handful of templates for creating flashcards, random name selectors, Jeopardy games, and progress trackers …

Google Math: I See Math - Teacher Tech

I See Math<p>Diana Herrington (@mathdiana) and I are trying something using photos and Google Slides. Something we <b>advocate is using photos in your math</b> …

5 Lessons Effective Teachers Teach, Without Explicit Instruction

I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my …

Why patent trolls won’t give up

In <i>Return of the Jedi</i>, Yoda tells Luke “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.”<p>Luckily for me, this didn’t apply to the patent world. I spent seven years on the “dark side” working for patent trolls before coming back to the light. Patent …

Patents

Swiss vote on no-strings 'money for nothing' basic income

Voters in Switzerland have been asked to decide whether to provide the entire population with a basic, unconditional income - an unprecedented idea. …

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

All The Video Games Google Has Hidden On The Internet

Google engineers get bored at work just like the rest of us. As a result, they’ve hidden dozens of gags, Easter eggs, and Pokémon all over Google’s sprawl of websites over the years. And that includes plenty of video games you can play in your browser, no controller required.<p>If you use Chrome as a …

Google Earth

We Can Learn a Lot from the Economics of Star Trek

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the hugely popular sci-fi franchise <i>Star Trek</i>—arguably one of the profoundly influential fictional series of …

Star Trek

Good teachers cannot be replaced by 'buying' new teachers - we must ask why so many are leaving

As schools are busy recruiting staff for the next school year, once again they are faced with a shortage of specialist teachers, especially in subjects such as physics and design technology where as few as one third of advertised posts are filled.<p>Although the official government view is that there …

Scientific Study Proves Scientific Studies Can't Prove Anything

I just love it when scientists respond to criticism by rolling up their sleeves and doing science. This is especially heartening during magical thinking, er, I mean, campaign season.<p>What follows is a two-step story of science making an effort to get it right when facing internal doubt. In the early …

Get a good night’s sleep with this easy 5 step method

If you spend your nights tossing and turning – but you can’t figure out why – this five-step formula might finally help you get a good night's sleep. …

5 Mental Habits That Can Limit Your Ability to Think

Our brain is like a computer processor: It has a finite amount of processing power, or intellectual resources, that can be used in a given moment. …

Why Creativity Doesn't Have To Be Chaotic, And Structure Doesn't Have To Be Boring

The two should work hand-in-hand. Here's how.<p>So many people believe that you are either one or the other: You're either the ADD creative who can't sit still for five minutes at a time, but wildly brilliant; or you're the OCD task manager who lives for sticky notes, spiral-bound planners, and excel …

5 decades after China's Cultural Revolution, a few say sorry

BEIJING (AP) — As a teenager, Wang Keming felt nothing but contempt for the older peasant his village singled out for collective persecution in 1970. Stirred by Mao Zedong's radical ideology and inured to the rampant violence of China's Cultural Revolution, he beat the man bloody and saw nothing …