Sean Hampton-Cole

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Science Says Listening To ASMR Videos Gives You "Brain Orgasms" & I'm Intrigued

Have you ever gotten goosebumps when someone whispered in your ear? Or experienced that chilling, brain-tingling sensation when listening to a white …

Neurology

Free Tech Curriculum for All Subjects with Google's Applied Digital Skills

What skills do our students need to be successful in their future? What skills do adults need to be competitive in the job market?

Employment

IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says.<p>The research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores, according to the study, published Monday.<p>Norwegian researchers analyzed the IQ scores of …

Research

How Peer Collaboration Technology Prepares Students for Careers

Changes in Business Communication Approximately 557,100 new jobs are projected to be added in the tech industry between 2016 and 2026. Certainly, …

Education Technology

Rethinking the coding craze…

<i>Today’s post is by guest author Bea Leiderman. Bea is a technology coach at Goochland County Public Schools in Goochland, Virginia, where she helps</i> …

The Flexibility of Computational Thinking

Here are three examples of projects that teach social justice topics through a computational thinking lens.<p>Reforming the American Criminal Justice …

Teaching

‘Roids’, Ritalin & ‘Rac’ – The three ‘R’s’ of boys in school

Some years ago I stood transfixed near the side of a school field watching (at a safe distance) as seemingly fully grown men launched into each other …

Psychology

Are computer labs a thing of the past? Not so fast.

Recently, an education leader remarked to me that “the concept of a computer lab is obsolete”. The comment surprised me. In our blended learning …

Education Technology

Conspiracy Theories and Pseudoskepticism

June 19, 2018 by Shem the Penman<p>Conspiracy theories aren’t about credulity, they’re about skepticism gone haywire.<p>The subject of conspiracy theories …

Critical Thinking

Could Doubt Be a Tool to Spark Student Learning?

Student discussions fueled by doubts and personal questions can push learning very deep, says teaching consultant Jackie Walsh. To set the stage, …

Pedagogy

Do Maps Have Morals? - MIT Technology Review

On a snowy morning in early March, looking for the frontiers of digital mapmaking, I hopped into the back seat of an SUV sporting a Global …

Maps

Educators as Learning Architects

Dr. Lissa Pijanowski Senior Fellow, ICLE<p>Tweet<br>• Share<br>• Pin Save<p>Teaching is both an art and a science. Teachers design learning just as architects design …

Pedagogy

The Refugees The World Barely Pays Attention To

This month, diplomats from around the world met in New York and Geneva to hash out a pair of new global agreements that aim to lay out new guidelines for how countries should deal with an unprecedented surge in the number of displaced people, which has now reached 65.6 million worldwide.<p>But there's …

Sea Level

These charts show where the world's refugees came from in 2017 - and where they're heading

Where do most of the world’s refugees come from? And where do they end up?<p>If you're conjuring up an image of people fleeing a wartorn nation and …

South Sudan

'The entire habitat is gone': Hawaii's natural wonders claimed by lava

There was no place like Kapoho in all of Hawaii John Burns, scientist<p>In Puna, the area of Hawaii island that’s been hardest hit by the Kilauea volcano eruption, those who lived nearest to the lava flows watched the forest around their homes begin to die first. They said the fruit trees, flowers and …

Nature

China Just Handed the World a 111-Million-Ton Trash Problem

Few people consider used plastic to be a valuable global commodity. Yet China has imported 106 million tons of old bags, bottles, wrappers and …

Pollution

Should we be worried about surging Antarctic ice melt and sea level rise?

There’s recently been a spate of sea level rise denial in the conservative media, but in reality, sea level rise is accelerating and melting ice is playing an increasingly large role. In the first half of the 20th Century, average global sea level rose by about 1.4 millimeters per year (mm/yr). …

Global Warming

Everest Is Covered in a Giant Trash Pile, And Humanity Doesn't Deserve This Planet

Our shit is literally everywhere.<p>The world's highest mountain has, in the last few decades, turned into the world's highest-altitude rubbish dump, …

Mountaineering

No, World Cup Fans Didn't Trigger an Earthquake. Here's Why.

Mexico's win over Germany rocked Mexico City. But not literally.<p>Mexico’s victory over Germany in an early World Cup game on Sunday caused quite the stir in Mexico City. At 11:35 am, when Hirving Lozano scored the game-winning goal at a match in Russia, seismometers in Mexico City picked up a spike …

Geology

We're laughing in an echo chamber: it's time to rethink satire

In 2017 the BBC asked a timely question: are we living in a golden age of satire? The evidence suggests we might be. From the revitalisation of …

Critical Thinking

9 reasons why HyperDocs can transform your class

I have been enjoying creating, sharing, and using HyperDocs in my classroom for the past three years now after learning about them during the very …

Die Hard

Pew Research shows fewer than 50 percent of Americans can tell the difference between fact and opinion

A new Pew Research Center survey found that only around one in four American adults could, practically-speaking, tell the difference between factual statements and opinion.<p>The poll, which surveyed more than five thousand adults, asked those involved to correctly identify five factual statements and …

Critical Thinking

Microsoft buys edtech startup Flipgrid and makes the video discussion tool free for all schools

Microsoft has acquired education technology startup Flipgrid, Inc., and immediately announced that the subscription social learning platform will be …

Education Technology

The awesome power of volcanos, seen from space

A number of extremely active volcanos have been steadily erupting across the world over the past few weeks. Their spewing lava, gas, and ash can often be seen for miles surround the eruption sites—and sometimes from outer space.<p>Here’s what that destructive power looks like, from the point of view …

Geology

The most dangerous and misunderstood threat to humanity is the human mind

The defining characteristic of humans is our capacity for complex thinking and advanced reasoning. These abilities have allowed us to develop innovations that transform our lives and our world. The impact of our intellect is so significant that the present era has been called the “Anthropocene,” in …

Human Geography

11 Powerful Characteristics of Adaptable Learners

Most of what is learned in the traditional approach to school is not adaptable learning. It is discrete learning. It's focused on a specific body of …

Pedagogy

NY Times Hides Data On Why Boys Can’t Read

10:47 PM 06/15/2018<p>A New York Times article on student performance and gender this week was so focused on rich, white boys performing better than …

High School

A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning

A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, we’re huge fans of project-based learning. While there …

Pedagogy

Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore

Telephone culture is disappearing.<p>The telephone swept into Americans’ lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted people to start conversations by saying, “Ahoy-hoy!” AT&T tried to prevent people from saying “hello,” …

Time I

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