Eric Folks

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Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

Teaching

Why every class should be cross-curricular

As a teacher, I love when my students ask questions, but the one that used to break my heart was, “Will this be on the test?”I’m thrilled to tell you …

Teaching

5 Excellent Video Tutorials to Teach Students about Online Safety

The web provides limitless opportunities for learning, creating, sharing, and exploring the depths of human knowledge. But it is also an unsafe arena …

Education Technology

Down with classroom icebreakers: Can we all just start teaching instead?

Teachers waste an incredible amount of instruction time every year on these awkward and pointless exercises<p>If you’re reading this it’s probably too late. There’s a good chance the teacher of a child you love has already squandered a non-trivial amount of instruction time by prodding a roomful of …

Teaching

TitanPad

Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

Standing before several dozen students in a college classroom, Travis Rieder tries to convince them not to have children. Or at least not too many.<p>He's at James Madison University in southwest Virginia to talk about a "small-family ethic" — to question the assumptions of a society that sees having …

Climate

Teenage Gone Digital

As a parent of a child who will be stepping into teenage in a few months, I have a lot to learn. It has been a few decades since I had been a teen …

Bullying & Cyberbullying Prevention

Cyberbullying

17 Facebook tips and tricks you probably never heard about - Pocket-lint

Facebook has been around for a while, but chances are, you have no idea about the several hidden features buried within the social network.<p>It's easy …

Social Media

In World of Warcraft vs. Snapchat, higher test scores go to gamers

New research suggests that if teenagers want to get ahead academically, they should ditch Facebook and Snapchat and take up <i>World of Warcraft</i> instead.<p>A researcher analyzing data from a test used worldwide to gauge 15- and 16-year-olds' understanding of math, reading and science found that using …

Education

Scotland Just Generated More Power Than It Needs From Wind Turbines Alone

Yes!!<p>Last Sunday, Scotland achieved something great - for the first time on record, wind power alone generated 106 percent of Scotland’s electricity …

The brave new world of robots and lost jobs

Job insecurity is a central theme of the 2016 campaign, fueling popular anger about trade deals and immigration. But economists warn that much bigger job losses are ahead in the United States — driven not by foreign competition but by advancing technology.<p>A look at the numbers suggests that the …

Universal Basic Income

Our last common ancestor inhaled hydrogen from underwater volcanoes

The chemical chain of events that led to the origin of life on Earth is likely forever lost to the mists of time. But some of our earliest …

Biology

Miss Teen USA called out for using the N-word on Twitter

There she is, Miss Teen USA, and there are all her racist tweets.<p>The pageant, already under fire for its lack of diversity among its finalists, was …

The Sketchy Ethics of Donald Trump Jr.’s Speech

The borrowed lines included in his keynote address at the Republican National Convention are a sign of what the next four years could look like.<p>On Tuesday night, Donald Trump Jr. cleared the low bar set by his stepmother: If his speech were a term paper, he wouldn’t have been expelled. But he …

Architecture’s Pivotal Role in the Future of K-12 Learning

Learning Strategies<p>Architecture’s Pivotal Role in the Future of K-12 Learning<p>By Catherine Lange     Jul 11, 2016<p>Shutterstock / Vector House<p>School …

Pedagogy

Google Debuts Several New Tools for Teachers

(Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons)Google has launched several new tools to expand its presence in schools worldwide. The company presented Quizzes, a …

Education Technology

Being 13 Report

CNN

What Pokémon GO has to do with armed robbery and a dead body

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world seems to be going crazy for Pokémon GO.<p>The smartphone game's incredible popularity is responsible for everything from a massive jump in the value of Nintendo's shares to the discovery of a dead body.<p>Pokémon GO uses augmented reality to place creatures and items in real locations …

Pokémon

Facebook issues streaming guidelines after Castile shooting video goes viral

Facebook played a vital role in informing the public what was happening during the shooting of Philando Castile in Minnesota on Wednesday, and the …

Social Media

Home

Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes

Q. Do students need to create an account to take a quiz?<p>A. No! Students can directly join a quiz with a game code.<p>Q. Can I create my own quizzes and …

3tags.org

Internet Safety & Digital Literacy| United States

CyberWise is the go-to source for BUSY adults (parents and teachers) who want online safety and education information that will help them help kids!

Don’t Post About Me on Social Media, Children Say

Recently, university researchers asked children and parents to describe the rules they thought families should follow related to technology.<p>In most cases, parents and children agreed — don’t text and drive; don’t be online when someone wants to talk to you. But there was one surprising rule that …

Welcome

There's a lot of misinformation out there about legal rights and responsibilities in the digital era.<p>This is especially disconcerting when it comes …

Teaching

Build a Wi-Fi Drone Disabler with Raspberry Pi

Build a Pi-powered drone disabler to understand the security risks of wireless communications<p><i> <br>Please note: The information presented here is for educational purposes. As with all guides covering network and computer security, the techniques should only be performed on devices that you own or have</i> …

Raspberry Pi

This Solar Hub Provides Clean Water, Electricity, And Internet In One

A remote village in Ghana is now being served life-changing infrastructure in a box.<p>While American cities try to figure out how to deal with lead pipes and an aging power grid, a remote village in Ghana has skipped traditional infrastructure completely. The Watly–a sleek, spaceship-like hub that …

Clean Energy