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Microsoft’s smart mat project could blend Lego and Minecraft together

Microsoft has unveiled its latest research project today, Project Zanzibar. It’s a smart mat that’s designed to blend the digital and physical worlds by sensing touch, gestures, and objects. A team of researchers, with a love of toys, created the project at Microsoft’s research labs in the UK. The …

Augmented Reality

Look At This Fantastic Minecraft City

Octovon, a group of <i>Minecraft</i> players so good at building maps that they’re available for commissions, are responsible for this absolute work of …

Minecraft

Response: The Best Ways to Resolve Conflicts Between Students

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>The new question-of-the-week is:<p><i>When two or more students are having a conflict, what are the most</i> …

To Improve Outcomes, We Need to Take a Critical Lens to Instructional Design

No one can deny the fact that we are seeing some pretty exciting changes to teaching, learning, and leadership. Advances in research, brain science, …

Marshmallow Roll Cookies (10-Minute Dessert)

These little Marshmallow roll cookies are so easy to prepare! Plus, freezer friendly and no-bake! This is probably the ideal dessert – especially if …

9 Easy Ways to Show Your Employees You Value Them | Inc.com

Employees who feel appreciated feel valued.<p>And when people feel valued, they're more likely to go above and beyond for the organization. They're quicker to hold themselves accountable for their part of a project. Most importantly, they're happier in their roles, which means they're less likely to …

Employee Engagement

The Best Videos For Educators In 2017 – So Far

Another day, another mid-year “Best” list (you can find all 1,700 Best lists here).<p>You might also be interested in:<p>I’ve also written a guest post for …

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 …

All 50 States Reimagined as Food Puns

If you had to assign one piece of food to represent each state, which item would you pick? For the good people at Foodiggity, the answer is whatever …

Mobile in and Out of the Classroom

Mobile Learning<p>A history professor at the University of Texas at Arlington is improving class performance by encouraging the use of mobile …

Instructional Coach: Co-Teaching

In 2013, Iowa introduced the Teacher Leadership and Compensation System as a way to “empower our best teachers to lead the efforts in improving …

Pedagogy

What Core Skills Do Teachers Need To Be Effective?

Jasmine Bankhead went to a traditional teacher prep program in the early 2000s. She took about a year’s worth of coursework that was all pretty …

Teaching

8 Ways Digital Storytelling Transforms Learning in 21st Century Education: The Research Evidence

<b>Description :</b><br>Following the proliferation of technology and multimedia an evolution in making and telling stories has resulted in digital storytelling …

Google Classroom Launches Chrome Extension So Teachers Can Instantly Share Links With The Entire Class

Google calls Classroom a “mission control for teachers,” allowing them to access all of Google Apps for Education within one central place. Teachers can use the product to chat with students, help students with their work and keep track of the daily goings on in the classroom.<p>Today, the product is …

Education Technology

Stop Slow Buffering - Fix Video Streaming & Movie Buffering Problems

<b>Category:</b> Speed Up Internet and Network > Fix Video Buffering Problems<p>How to Stop Buffering for Perfect Streaming Video<p><b>You are trying to enjoy</b> …