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“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Pedagogy

Are you over-scaffolding?

As educators, we often feel like we aren’t doing our jobs if we don’t take people through the process and teach them every single thing they need to …

7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know

While pursuing our teaching degrees we were introduced to various learning theorists and their insights about how people learn best. Some familiar …

Education Technology

STEM may be the future—but liberal arts are timeless

Recently I was part of a dinner conversation attended by a range of leaders in the tech world, from people running incubators and accelerators to ad agencies and design studios. The guest list included representatives from Facebook, Grand Central Tech, BetaWorks, IDEO, and Ipsos.<p>But despite their …

Humanities

Apple Leak Hints At Possible iPhone X Cancellation, ‘Batterygate’ Intensifies

Apple’s flagship iPhone is not selling as the company expected.<p>It looks like there will be no 2017 iPhone X in the near future if rumors prove true. …

The iPhone is Dead

I’ve switched back-and-forth between iPhone and Android in the past and I’ve always felt the iPhone edged out any Android phone, but not anymore.<p>I …

Theme Hospital creators announce Two Point Hospital

Bullfrog’s classic Theme Hospital is getting a spiritual sequel, as Sega announce a new game made by many of the original developers.<p>A comedy …

Jeremy Hunt

Why watch other people play video games? What you need to know about esports

Fans flood arenas wearing their team jerseys. They rush to events in search of players' autographs. But these "athletes" they're flocking to see, who spend hours in scrimmages honing their skills, are not football or basketball players — they're gamers.<p>Competitive video game playing, more commonly …

Gaming

9 Ways to Find the Right Edtech Tool

“Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event.” …

What to Expect in 2018 in Edutech?

In the education industry, gamification is starting to pick up steam. Instead of traditional education methods like step-by-step or rote learning, …

Sony May Sell 100 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles By 2019, Launch PS5 In 2021

The Sony PlayStation 4 is the clear sales leader in the current-generation of game consoles. Though Microsoft has launched a significant counterattack with the recently-released Xbox One X and an array of Xbox One S bundles, and the Nintendo Switch has had a strong reception, Sony continues to lead …

Digital distraction

Humanity is caught in a digital trap of its own creation that envelops us more tightly with each passing year and robs us of the time we need to …

The WHO may add video games to its list of recognized addictions

The World Health Organization's ICD, or International Classification of Diseases, is used by medical professionals, scientists, researchers and more to define and classify diseases around the world. It's currently in its 10th revision (ICD-10), but the 11th revision has been in the works for years. …

Video Games May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease, A New Study Finds

Get ready to say “In your face!” to anyone who told you video games would rot your brain. Researchers at the University of Montreal published a study on Wednesday regarding the effectiveness of two different methods of keeping elderly brains sharp. People aged 55 to 75 were split into three groups, …

Alzheimer's Disease

U.S. shale producers promise both higher output and returns | Reuters

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. shale producers are telling investors impatient for better returns that they can keep boosting oil output aggressively and do so while still making money for shareholders.<p>FILE PHOTO: Pump jacks are seen near vast Monterey shale formation in the Midway Sunset oilfield, …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Virtual reality headsets could put children’s health at risk

Researchers have warned that virtual reality headsets could pose risks to users, particularly children. The scientists, based at Leeds University, believe continued use of VR sets could trigger eyesight and balance problems in young people unless changes are made to devices.<p>The warning comes as …

Virtual Reality

If You’re Not Spending Five Hours Per Week Learning, You’re Being Irresponsible

<b>“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.”</b> <i> — </i>Charlie Munger, …

Self-improvement

Efficacy in Digital Learning

As a principal, the buck stopped with me. I was reminded of this by numerous superintendents during my tenure as a school leader. However, when we …

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, The Dalai Lama, and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner all agree on the most important skill for success

World-renowned neurosurgeon James Doty, author of the New York Times best seller "Into the Magic Shop," has a compelling story that credits mindfulness and visualization as important first steps that turned a life of poverty into one of success and wealth.<p>Now director of the Center for Compassion …

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2017 – Part Two

Time for another end-of-the-year ”The Best…” list. I’m adding this post to All 2017 “Best” Lists – In One Place!<p>As usual, In order to make it on this …

Teaching

Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules

However, while I was clearing my credential, working with mentor teachers to reflect on my practice, and finding out how real students differed from …

Teaching

Facebook's Oculus Debuts $199 Wireless Headset In Push To Make VR Mainstream

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg set a goal to bring virtual reality to 1 billion people. A new Oculus Rift headset, unveiled by Zuckerberg on Wednesday, could be key to making the executive’s vision a reality.<p>Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that Facebook has built its first all-in-one, wireless VR …

Virtual Reality

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Think This 1 Teaching Method Will Shake Up Education. Here's Why You Should Care | Inc.com

We currently don't have the silver bullet to education. We're not quite sure what works and what doesn't. Maybe it's because we all learn differently. But whatever the reason, "personalized learning" is on the right track -- and Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think so too.<p>We can all acknowledge the …

Cambridge University could allow laptops and iPads for exams amid fear young people are losing ability to write

Cambridge University is considering axing compulsory written exams and allowing students to use laptops or iPads instead, after tutors complained that students' handwriting is becoming illegible.<p>Academics say that the move, which would bring an end to more than 800 years of tradition, has come …

More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? We’re Asking The Wrong Question

Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. The real issue is the process of learning.<p>My husband Ken likes to tell a story about his middle-school trigonometry class in the late 1970s, when the first solid-state, pocket-sized electronic calculators were coming onto …

Mark Zuckerberg’s seven-word definition of “company values” is both provocative and actionable

Empty promises suck.<p>That’s why so many employees roll their eyes when companies and CEOs talk about “core values.” Too often, these values (honesty; respect; equality; compassion; accountability; et cetera) become a laundry list of power nouns that promise professional utopia—yet fall flat in …

These skills make you most employable. Why isn’t coding in the top 10?

<i>Caveats: Our methodology is rough and has a number of important weaknesses, so don’t put too much weight on the findings for now. See a brief</i> …

Less Homework = More Learning

My kids’ public school released kids from homework a few years ago — a move met with some pushback. As the NY Daily News put it: <b>Parents Outraged</b> …

To Develop Future-Ready Students, Project-Based Lessons Teach Real World Skills

Higher test scores. Better graduation rates. Increased lifetime earning potential. Incorporating social-emotional learning and character education …