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How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

How to stay positive and manage anxiety during exam season

Many people get stressed before exams, but there are ways to increase your confidence and minimise your nerves<p>Some students will feel a growing sense of dread as exam season approaches – while others may appear irritatingly unfazed. Shelly Asquith, vice president for welfare at the National Union …

Mental Health

How disconnecting the internet could help our identity

<b>As the internet has developed and social media has grown, people's online identity has shifted increasingly away from their real-life personas. But how has this online influence changed us?</b><p>In 1993, in the early days of the world wide web, a cartoon appeared in The New Yorker.<p>It showed a dog, …

Internet

Best Education Podcasts

Here's a great list to get you started:<p>#edchat Radio<p><b>(Personal Learning Network, School Leadership, Teacher Leadership)</b><br>#edchat Radio is a ten-minute …

Simplistic Chart Of How Long Different Animals Live

This is a retro chart from Compton's Encyclopedia detailing the average lifespans of a bunch of different animals. I had no idea that carp and swans …

Time I

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Duplicate and Edit Kahoot Quizzes

Kahoot is currently my favorite tool for creating and playing quiz games. I’ve yet to show it to a group of teachers who didn’t like it. And, more …

Education Technology

So You're an Educator and You're Not Reading?

Image Source: https://goo.gl/2V5cMn<p>With the amount of information available for teachers, it is just unacceptable to continue making uninformed …

Teaching

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, …

'If You Are Not Willing To Learn No One Can Help You. If You Are Determined To Learn No One Can Stop You.' #edtech #edu #edutech

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20 Ways to Supercharge Your Ability to Learn

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

6 Teaching Secrets For Long-Term Growth

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Teaching

Why do the British say ‘sorry’ so much?

The British are famous for how frequently they say ‘sorry’ – even when they’re not at fault. But does the data hold up this stereotype? And is apologising so often really that bad?<p>It is probably the most over-used word in the United Kingdom: whether they are sorry about the weather or sorry because …

Language

Russia is more dangerous than Isis, says Polish foreign minister

Russia is more dangerous than Islamic State, Poland’s foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski, told reporters during a visit to Slovakia.<p>“By all evidence, Russia’s activity is a sort of existential threat because this activity can destroy countries,” said Waszczykowski, who was speaking in a debate …

Russia

Russell Crowe on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See

Back when Donald Trump hosted <i>Saturday Night Live</i> last fall, he was barely featured in the show itself. And yet, if you count pure minutes of air …

Comedy

Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future

Sometimes the best gamification examples are those that combine a multitude of fun technologies and solutions. Third grade teacher Ananth Pai at the …

Late-Night Redefined: James Corden

<b>JAMES CORDEN IS NAKED AND HAPPY.</b><p>It’s late afternoon in the Hollywood Hills, and Corden, the 37-year-old host of <i>The Late Late Show</i> on CBS, is basking behind clear glass in a luxurious shower inside a lavish $20 million home. Here’s the thing: This is not Corden’s house. And he is not alone. Not far …

Comedy

12 parenting mistakes you don’t know you’re making

<i>(Thinkstock file photo)</i><p>Frustrating, isn’t it?<p>You try your best as a parent.<p>You love your children unconditionally. You spend time with them. You give …

10 Things That Will Prevent You From Getting Sick, Backed By Research

Look at pictures of sick people.<p>Via The Consuming Instinct: What Juicy Burgers, Ferraris, Pornography, and Gift Giving Reveal About Human</b> …