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There's a travel agency hiring 'Professional Slackers' to get paid to sit around and do nothing

For those who spend their days looking for ways to avoid work, here's a job that will actually encourage you to slack off on the clock.<p>Travel agency TUI is looking for four "Professional Slackers" to basically sit around and do nothing at all.<p>These "Fakeation Specialists" merely hang out in a …

Employment

10 food festivals around the world that are worth traveling for

Traveling foodies know that one of the major highlights of visiting a new place is sampling the regional grub.<p>You can learn a lot from eating like a local, and partaking in a famous food fest is the ideal way to do it.<p>These 10 food festivals around the world are worth the plane ticket alone.

Festivals

7 thrilling Christmas gifts for kids who love to travel

Johnson & Johnson pulls plan for first UK research centre

American healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has pulled out of a plan to build a new research and development facility in the UK amid concerns about the economy.<p>It is understood the company, best known for its baby products, had identified a site for its JLabs concept, which helps fledgling …

Snapchat's new ad formats are designed to keep you watching

This week, Snapchat debuted two new ad styles meant to engage its users more and encourage less skipping, <i>TechCrunch</i> reports. So far, the app's ads have largely consisted of short videos, which followed the last clip in a Story or were placed throughout Discover content, as well as sponsored Lenses …

TechHub’s new NYC site brings London startups Revolut, Aire, Cronofy, Callsign

Co-working and startup office leviathan WeWork continues to expand in London. It’s latest accounts show that it has £2 billion of lease commitments in the UK (25 offices in London and two in Manchester) over the next 25 years, indicating it is upbeat about the prospects of the city …

Startups

N26 adds Apple Pay support in France, Spain, Italy and Finland

Fintech startup N26 just launched Apple Pay support in European countries where Apple already launched Apple Pay . Starting today, you can now add your N26 card to the Wallet app if you live in Spain, Italy and Finland. The feature has been live in France for a few weeks already.<p>If you live in one …

Apple Pay

Steps for Ripple to Achieve Mass Market Appeal

<b>Ripple (XRP)–</b>It’s been a good year for Ripple. XRP, the altcoin that prides itself on securing the future of bank to bank transactions, is currently …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Robots

France's 20 most beautiful villages

Toys R Us Wants To Give $16M In Bonuses To Employees Amid Bankruptcy

Toys "R" Us sought permission in court to reward its employees with $16 million in bonuses amid the company's bankruptcy proceedings, according to …

There is a $500 million ICO to build a floating cryptocurrency casino in Macau

Some people think that cryptocurrency initial coin offerings (ICOs) are a bit of a gamble. Here is one that is 100% gambling: Dragon Corp. tells Business Insider it is raising $500 million (£377 million) in an ICO that will give its buyers cryptocurrency coins that can be exchanged for …

Cryptocurrency

The college lecture is dying. Good riddance.

<i>This is the first in</i> The Vanishing University, <i>a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America.</i><p>Right now, this very morning, thousands of young adults in the United States are scrambling through the same minor hell. They’ve woken up to the very last in a series of …

A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates' favorite style of education

The style is known as "personalized learning," and a study involving 36,000 students just upheld it as a major driver of improvement in reading and math skills.<p>Since personalized learning has had scant formal evidence showing its success as a teaching method, the new study also adds some empirical …

Education

Writing a Lesson Plan - Objectives and Goals

Objectives are the first step in writing a strong lesson plan. After the Objective, you will define the Anticipatory Set. The objective is also known …

Teaching

The HARRY POTTER “19 Years Later” Epilogue Scene Is Today

The world of <i>Harry Potter</i> hit a significant milestone this year with its twentieth anniversary, but that’s not the only notable blip on the wizarding …

Yale’s lesson in dumbing down undergrads

WASHINGTON — Summer brings no respite for academics committed to campus purifications, particularly at the institution that is the leader in the …

Oxford University

How to be a minimalist teacher

Using the principles of minimalism has helped me to have more impact in school – and a calmer professional life<p>The new school year arrives with a flurry of activity: resources to prepare, PowerPoints to write, new classroom displays to create. By the time students arrive we are slumped in the …

Teaching

There's a teaching method tech billionaires love — here's how teachers are learning it

It involves students guiding their own lessons with the help of technology, while teachers take on more of a coaching role if problems emerge. For its apparent benefits in getting kids up to speed in reading and math, advocates have claimed it could — and should — become the future of US …

Pedagogy

8 Websites That Will Help You Learn Coding Basics for Free

So you want to start creating websites of your own? Or maybe you just want to get better at editing your own WordPress theme. Is it possible that you …

Web Design

Using emoji at school ‘could improve language skills’

Using smiley face, poo and broken heart emoji at school may sound like a strange idea but it could improve children’s language skills, according to …

As Knowledge Demands Change, Curriculum Must Change, Too

...The post As Knowledge Demands Change, Curriculum Must Change, Too appeared first on TeachThought.

Teaching

Be a Vulnerable Learner to Be a Better Leader

No one was better at playing school than me when I was in it.<p>There was a special kind of adrenaline I got when I stepped into a new classroom, as I …

Pedagogy

Moving classes outside can improve test scores, wellbeing: report

"At the moment, we're looking at [the use and nature of] different materials in science and what we're doing is building shelters.<p>"In English, we're …

Pedagogy

Make Your Teacher Desk Redundant

Reading Time: 3 minutes.Should we ditch our own desks? In a recent post, James Manwaring urged us to think about getting rid of

Teaching

Improving Teacher Practice Through The Evaluation Process

When encouragement and support are the partners of observation and evaluation, the process is worth the time it take.

Teaching

10 Strategies For Successfully Using #PeriscopeEdu at Your Next #EdTech Event

Innovative educators who are fortunate enough to present at, or attend an education event, have a moral imperative to share what they are learning …

Social Media

The Best Resources On The Idea Of Evaluating Teacher “Input” Instead Of Student “Output”

I’ve shared a lot about teacher evaluations, including:<p>I’ve also shared a few posts on the idea of looking at teacher “input” instead of student …