Don Becker

28 Flips | 3 Magazines | 3 Likes | 8 Following | @ScienceTime | Keep up with Don Becker on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Don Becker”

“Quiznetic” Lets Teachers Create – & Students Play – Online Racing Games For Learning

Quiznetic is a Kahoot-like tool that lets you create learning games in various racing forms. Students can then “race” each other in answering the …

How I added four hours of battery life to my smartphone every day for free

I’ve had big-time battery drain issues on my last three iPhones. I just figured it was my fault — maybe I’m too addicted to apps, take too many photos, or just use my phone too much?<p>It’s an issue I’ve gone to Apple for help with many times. But the Genius’s — Apple's retail support — were …

Apps

If you’re thinking of retiring in Ecuador …

<b>Just four years ago, taking an early retirement on a Pacific beach in South America was not part of my plan. Yet here I am, 58 years old, retired and</b> …

6 Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make on a Tech Resume

Most resumes are skimmed for about 15 seconds. Choose wisely.<p><i>What are common mistakes that applicants make when writing their resumes for tech companies? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by</b> …

Microsoft acquires game-streaming site, will integrate features into its games

It's called Beam: it's like Twitch but with built-in gamification, lower latency.<p>Amazon and Google now have company in the game-streaming wars—in the …

Gamification

​The Video Games That Are Good for Your Brain

In the right dosages, these games could improve attention, basic perception, and decision making.<p>Take note gamers: researchers are arguing that action titles like <i>Call of Duty</i> are just as good if not better for your brain than so-called "brain games"—if you play them within reasonable limits.<p>In a …

Vast majority of educators, admins say districts need more ed tech training

• A recent Education Dive survey of teachers and administrators, sponsored by Sprint, found a need for more training in educational technology and …

15 Incredible Tech Tools For Teachers To Use In 2016

When education is combined with technology, wonderful things can happen. Students are happier, more curious, and they receive the educational support …

Teacher Training: Navigating the Information Highway

Teacher Training:<br>Navigating the Information Highway<p><b>Successful professional development depends on the acquisition of information -- information that</b> …

The puzzle of motivation | Dan Pink

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

But I wish the research would point to these systems as consistent and universal means of student growth. It does not. The research suggests that …

The Only Type Of Motivation That Leads To Success

Research suggests that when employees are intrinsically motivated by their work they are more likely to get promoted.<p>Meaningful work is driven by intrinsic, rather than extrinsic, motivation.<p><i>Extrinsic motivation</i> is a nice way of describing when you do things primarily to receive a reward. You might …

7 Habits of Highly Motivating Leaders

These are the things effective leaders do to inspire people.<p>Motivating leaders are dynamic people who can flex their leadership style to match each person's needs. These leaders are often relationship builders. They are more interested in finding what motivates each employee to reach high levels of …

Why Lots of Love (or Motivation) Isn't Enough

I get a kick out of spotting invisible threads that connect disparate theories and lines of research. Sometimes I'll even notice a pattern (after the fact) in my own essays about different topics -- which can be gratifying until I realize that the common denominator is embarrassingly simple.<p>One …

Psychology

Why Midsized Firms Should Be Raising Their Game With Gamification

What’s one way for midsized companies to steal the march on much bigger firms in creating a highly motivated work force? By getting them to play games – and with one metric that shows whether they and their organization are winning or losing.<p>Fortune 1000 firms are adopting gamification, but slowly. …

Gamification as a service : the future of banking?

<b>Gamification — the application of gaming principles and mechanics to non-gaming environments — is not entirely new to the banking</b> …

Customers

Game-playing patients more likely to refill meds: Study

HealthPrize Technologies has talked up gamification as a way to get patients to stick to their meds. Now, the company is trotting out new data …

Pharma

The One Mistake Leaders Make That Kills Employee Engagement

Employee engagement in the United States is on the rise!<p>According to Gallup, “U.S. Employee Engagement Reaches New High In March.”<p>“The percentage of U.S. workers whom Gallup considers “engaged” in their jobs averaged 34.1% in March, the highest level since Gallup began tracking U.S. workplace …

How to run Android on any computer, just like Windows

Say you need to run Android apps on an actual computer, be it a laptop or a desktop. What do you do? One option starting this week will be to …

Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in 1950s New York Discovered in Attic 50 Years Later

These vintage photographs capture a timeless energy and diversity that is characteristic of the sleepless streets of New York City. The recently discovered antique portraits showcase the city in the midst of the 1950's, as seen through the Rolleiflex lens of the undiscovered photographer Frank …

Vintage

How to Be a Genius: 5 Secrets From Experts

Want to know how to be a genius? There are five things you can learn from looking at those who are the very best.<p><b>1) Be Curious And Driven</b><p>For his book …

11 Better-Than-Basic July 4th Hot Dogs and Sausages

True, grilled meat doesn't need much gussying up to taste good, and most of your July 4th barbecue guests will be happy to scarf down a plain old hot dog and move on with their lives. But you can get a basic frank at any ballpark, and if you're ever going to make a homemade hot dog really special, …

Windows 10 testers will receive the final build as a standard software update

Windows 10 Insiders – what Microsoft calls its public beta testers – have gotten early access to a lot of the upcoming operating system’s features, but with the July 29th release date approaching, many have wondered how the upgrade process to the final build of Windows 10 will happen.<p>Microsoft took …

12 Road Trip Games to Keep Everyone in the Car Entertained

<i>What are some fun games to play on a roadtrip for two people, including the driver?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by</i> …

Road Trips

Top 4 Presentation Tools for Teachers

ThingLink is an excellent web tool that allows you to create interactive images online. The images you create come alive by adding to them text, …

Education Technology

Game Changer: 4 Reasons Digital Learning Thwarts Feelings of Failure

Failure seems to be all the rage these days. Fail fast. Fail smart. Fail forward. It's hard not to gag on the plethora of "failure" clichés that headline cultural media today.<p>My 6-year-old daughter is even wrapped up in the topic. One day, reflecting on the fact that she will receive grades for the …

Microsoft's Sway comes to Office 365 with new languages and features

Microsoft announced today that it’s integrating its flexible multimedia content publishing tool, Sway, into its Office 365 productivity suite.<p>The app has also been updated with support for six more languages: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.<p>In addition, Sway’s media search …

10 Simple Ideas for Minecraft in the Classroom @ #EdCampDetroit

If you’re a parent with children of gaming age, or a teacher that hasn’t been hiding in a bubble of luddite ideals, Minecraft is huge! So much so …