Leila Fraga

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Liquid energy storage system gets the "MOST" out of the Sun

Solar power is potentially the greatest single energy source outside of controlled nuclear fusion, but the Sun is literally a fair weather source …

New TED-Ed Video & Lesson: “How to practice effectively…for just about anything”

I’m adding this new lesson and video from TED-Ed to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice.<p><i>Related</i><p>Author: …

'We are not just teachers, we are people – and one bad lesson doesn't make me a bad person'

"And what do you do?"<p>"I'm a teacher."<p>"But, what do you <i>do</i>?"<p>Have you ever noticed that whenever we're asked that question, we don't answer it truly?<p>We …

10 Classroom Systems You Need to Be Using Right Now

When you think about classroom systems, you might easily think about writing lesson plans or your classroom management method. Those are both very …

Deeper Learning—for Teachers

Our Project at Puxi Middle School in Shanghai<p>Our school has a real dilemma: As an international school, we have a lot of turnover among our teachers, …

Getting Personalized Learning Right the First Time

By: Karla Esparza-Phillips and Ace Parsi. Facing the daunting challenge of preparing all students for success, educators are caught in a persistent …

Pedagogy

The Evolving Role of the Teacher

Most educators in our schools and district offices have gone through their own education without the access and opportunities that exist today. To …

One-Size-Doesn't-Fit-All Homework

At one school, an individualized homework experiment creates excitement about learning.

Teaching

“The more innovative I have become, the less classroom management I have to deal with.”

Someone who was reading “The Innovator’s Mindset“, approached me and talked about the impact it had on their teaching and learning. I was honoured by …

Teaching

You Got It Wrong: Combating Alternative Facts With Straightforward Evaluation

The other day, a colleague shared this story with me about an interaction with a student:<p>Students in her class had a project in which they were to …

What Does Personalized Learning Look Like in Schools?

<i>This is the first blog in a series on What’s Possible with Personalized Learning?</i> <i>Download the report</i><i>.</i><p>Schools and districts across the country are …

Take a Quick Tour of the Mind-Boggling Universe of Mathematics

Math is often considered synonymous with pain, boredom and frustration. It’s not uncommon to hear someone say, “ugh, it’s like doing math.” But math …

Mathematics

10 Powerful Examples Of Artificial Intelligence In Use Today

The machines haven’t taken over. Not yet at least. However, they are seeping their way into our lives, affecting how we live, work and entertain ourselves. From voice-powered personal assistants like Siri and Alexa, to more underlying and fundamental technologies such as behavioral algorithms, …

Artificial Intelligence

Universe May Have Lost 'Unstable' Dark Matter

The early universe may have contained more dark matter than there is today, new research suggests. The findings could help scientists better …

The 5 Biggest Questions About the Universe (and How We're Trying To Answer Them)

From the discovery of gravitational waves to locating our nearest Earth-like planetary neighbor, 2016 was a banner year for astronomy. In fact, it’s not only been a good year for space science, but a great few decades. Many of the biggest puzzles in astronomy and cosmology have been solved.<p>Take the …

Universe

Nasa cut its ISS live stream minutes after it spotted 'UFO', claim theorists - Firstpost

A UFO or unidentified flying object has always piqued interest and curiosity. Any news related to this mysterious object is often exaggerated and fed …

Take a Quick Trip to Deep Space With This Gorgeous Animated Short

Three minutes of video that took a year to render.<p>This three-minute sci-fi flick by Tim Cahn silently plops us into a near future where humans really know how to commute. There's an establishing shot of the sun, then a quick rocket dash to Mars, where we've plainly established some crescent-shaped …