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Online Database on District Blended Learning Models Offered for Schools, Vendors

<i>By Leo Doran</i><i>Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog</i>In an effort to help schools explore blended learning, a think tank has created an updated …

The Federal Reserve is bracing for deflation for the first time since the 1930s

Deflation is a scary proposition for central bankers and investors alike, and the fact that the Fed is including it in this year's stress tests is both reassuring that the tests will be so thorough, but it's also a scary omen that Janet Yellen and Co. think deflation could be on the horizon.<p>The …

Great Depression

Here's why writing things out by hand makes you smarter

Handwriting is slow.<p>Weirdly, that's precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning.<p>Take it from research psychologists Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles, who did a fascinating study investigating just how terrible …

Note-Taking

Here Is A Very Good Chart Featuring Over 33 Educational Apps and Tools for Digital Storytelling

January 15, 2016<br>As you have probably already noticed, we have started a new series of posts where we feature curated lists of the best educational …

New:You Can Now Add Audio Feedback To Students Presentations on Google Drive

June 20, 2014<br>Kaizena is one of my favourite tools for adding audio and text feedback to Google Docs. I have already shared here a detailed guide on …

10 Word Cloud Generators You Have Probably Never Tried

A few days back, we looked at five great ways to incorporate word cloud generators into your classroom. There are obviously many more uses out there …

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources

So, you need an image for your blog?We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to …

Video Tutorials for Teachers on Using Augmented Reality App Aurasma

July 3, 2014<br>Talking about augmented reality technology in teaching and learning the first thing that comes to mind is this wonderful app called …

10 Tools to Create Beautiful Infographics and Visualize Data

They used to say content is king. But what really makes up content? Gone are the days when “content” meant purely text. Today, if you want to engage …

Infographics

10 web design trends that ruled 2015

Another practical trend popularized by the mobile movement, card layouts display a wealth of content in a clean, organized manner attuned to browsing. Each individual card contains all the relevant information a user needs to know, usually:<p>Enticing image<br>• Title<br>• Description (or relevant tags)<br>• Control …

'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch, Mother Detained in Mexico

The Texas teenager who infamously invoked an “affluenza” defense while on trial for a fatal drunken-driving crash could be on a plane back to the U.S. later Tuesday, Mexican authorities told NBC News.<p>Ethan Couch, who had been on the lam in Mexico with his mother Tonya before being caught Monday, …

Crime

Does it work on you? Strange optical illusion makes clear images suddenly disappear

A very unusual optical illusion is making internet users question their sight - after a simple animated image of a rotating grid made parts of the …

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic …

Lego a 'better investment than shares and gold'

It may appear as no more than a popular children's toy, but investors were able to secure a better return buying Lego sets over the past 15 years than from the stock market, gold or bank accounts, a Telegraph analysis found.<p>The value of the FTSE 100 is no higher than it was in February 2000, …

Teaching Grit Cultivates Resilience and Perseverance

Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth

Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!