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Algorithms for Big Data: A Free Course from Harvard

From Harvard professor Jelani Nelson comes "Algorithms for Big Data," a course intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. …

LMS Buyer’s Kit: A Comprehensive Guide To Learning Management Systems - eLearning Industry

Choosing the right LMS for your company’s needs can be a demanding and complex process. Expertus designed the free eBook LMS Buyer’s Kit to provide …

eLearning

These Are the Chores Your Child Should Be Doing This Year Based on Their Age

If you're a mama who feels like she's doing literally everything around the house, including picking up after your very capable kids, we know how you …

Kids

Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post …

Clever Machines Learn How to Be Curious

Computer scientists are finding ways to code curiosity into intelligent machines.<p>You probably can’t remember what it feels like to play Super Mario …

How We’re Smart

Harvard

31 Halloween ideas for kids to play, make, eat, and watch

Cheap costumes? Cool pumpkins? Get online inspiration for learning, doing, and having fun — in only a few clicks<p>Halloween is one of our favorite times of year because families can have so much fun together with -- and without -- media. From spooky movies, music, and games to fun crafts, snacks, and …

The best Python courses on Udemy

Python is an ideal choice for a first programming language, and these courses will get you started<p>If you want to learn to program, Python is an …

New TED Talk Video: “The boost students need to overcome obstacles”

Anindya Kundu, who I believe is a adjunct professor at New York University, has a new short TED Talk titled “The boost students need to overcome …

Another Study Finds That Learning By Doing Works….

Yes, the infamous “Cone of Experience” (“We learn 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see, 50% of what we see and hear, 70% of …

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

Best Education Podcasts 2017

Podcasting is on the rise in terms of both popularity and creativity. According to Edison Research, 40 percent of people age 12 or older have …

11 super successful people who went to state schools

Ivy League schools, with their extensive rosters of famous alums, are typically lauded as bastions of success.<p>As it turns out, public colleges and universities can boast a similar claim.<p>Business Insider compiled a list of the most successful people who received an undergraduate degree from a public …

College & University

10 tips for implementing EdTech

Today’s K-12 teachers and administrators face an uphill battle when it comes to getting—and staying—on top of digital developments that can affect …

How ‘The Wealthiest Tech Entrepreneur You’ve Never Heard Of’ Pays It Forward

As a young child, Chet Pipkin, founder and chairman of Belkin International, often struggled with feeling insecure around other kids — so he spent his time reading, dreaming, and tinkering. “I had a really deep curiosity about how things worked, finding the flaws and the opportunity to make things …

Entrepreneurship

Classroom Rules Minions Video

• This Minions Classroom Rules video currently has 2,597,283 views on YouTube<br>• Use this video to introduce, discuss and develop a set of class rules …

Education Technology

Most teachers believe that kids have different ‘learning styles.’ Here’s why they are wrong.

Surely you’ve heard that kids have different “learning styles.” Some supposedly learn better visually, others through listening. Some kids are cooperative while others are competitive.<p>Well, there is no consensus on what “learning styles” actually are, and some experts say they don’t, in fact, exist.<p>…

Pedagogy

Technology in the classroom can improve primary mathematics

Many parents are beginning to demand less technology use in the primary classroom due to the amount of screen time children have at home. This raises …

Education Technology

Is There Scientific Evidence For "Learning Styles"?

IRA FLATOW: This is Science Friday. I’m Ira Flatow. Do you consider yourself a visual learner? If you see something, do you commit it to memory? Or …

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 …

Blue Whale Challenge: Haryana tells all private and govt schools to counsel students

<b>Gurgaon:</b> The Haryana Children Protection Commission (HCPC) has issued an advisory to all private and government schools in the state to counsel …

Intentional Creativity

Torrence, whose focus was on creativity, developed the Torrence Incubation Model of Creative Thinking (TIM) model.As emphasized in this video, …

Creativity

6 back-to-school apps you need to download immediately

Get ready for the academic year ahead with apps that can aid with homework, getting to school on time, packing lunches, and more.<p>There’s plenty to …

12 Tools and Resources to Get Students to Create Instructional Videos

“Animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere …

Education Technology

Why Finland Is Embracing Open-Plan School Design

The country’s educational successes are undeniable, but simply demolishing school walls alone won’t necessarily replicate them.<p>Children in Finland may have difficulty recognizing their schools upon their return from summer vacation.<p>The country is currently undergoing one of the most ambitious …

5 Simple Ways to Improve Teacher Professional Development

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A common cry from teachers across the world is for relevant …

5 Free #EdTech Tools to Check out for Back to School

The start of school is just around the corner! Many educators are brushing off old lesson plans for revision or restructuring their curriculum. As …

Education Technology

The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn Typing/Keyboarding

I’ve previously had some “learn-to-type” sites on The Best Websites For Students To Learn About Computers, but I thought it would be useful to expand …

How I Built a Fully Functional Deep Learning Neural Network Chatbot Platform (NLU Engine) In Under…

For the last year or so I have been working on a number of Artificial Intelligence programs, covering computer vision and natural linguistics among …