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14 Things Productive People Do In The First 15 Minutes Of The Workday

The first 15 minutes of your workday sets the tone for the rest of your workday.<p>If you are already too busy at the start of your workday, imagine …

Time Management

This Is What Today's Online Learning Content Tells Us About The Future Of School

Today’s children are extremely savvy. They’ve grown up in a world where information was always just a button away. Buttons? Soon, they won’t even need buttons. With Windows 10, they’ll simply say, “hey Cortana.” She’s more like the world’s greatest librarian than a personal assistant. She delivers …

Education Technology

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Our startup got rid of email, meetings, and managers — and thrived

Our company has just turned eight years old, has a presence in all of Latin America, and currently has 36 members on its team. Our biggest obsession: productivity.<p>Since 2007 we have analyzed in detail each one of the tasks we carry out with the goal of scaling our earnings exponentially while …

Time Management

The 'granny cloud': the network of volunteers helping poorer children learn

At the School in the Cloud, volunteer ‘grannies’ use Skype to help some of the world’s poorest children teach themselves. Could mainstream education learn from them?<p>Every week Lorraine Schneiter, a former Open University tutor, sits down in front of her computer, opens up Skype, and calls a group …

8 science-backed mind tricks to beat procrastination and do that thing you've been putting off right now

But the thing about getting things done? It's hard — especially when whatever you're supposed to be doing is daunting, unpleasant, or particularly high stakes.<p>And as we've written before, there are powerful reasons you might be having trouble getting started. But the bills must be paid, the work …

Procrastination

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Two Ways to Create Online Whiteboards

Online whiteboards can be a fantastic aid to students when they’re trying to help each other work through problems or tutor each other. Online …

Education Technology

Teacher: “I don’t have time to use technology in my teaching”

A teacher said to me “I don’t have time to use technology in my teaching”.What a strange thing to say! – I can’t think of any other professional …

Teaching

Lessons from the Digital Classroom - MIT Technology Review

In four small schools scattered across San Francisco, a data experiment is under way. That is where AltSchool is testing how technology can help …

4 Reasons Why Document Cameras Are Shining in Education

More and more educators are embracing the document camera as part of their ed tech arsenal. Here’s why.<p>There are a dizzying array of options for …

Technology Is Not A Differentiator | Technology and Learning

Technology in education gets way too much attention. There is a huge (and growing) gap between the hype of what technology can do for higher …

Could SAMR be a load of tosh?!

It seems that everyone has this idea of the “transformative” use of technology in education. Every technology event I attend, just about every …

Trainers

7 questions to ask regarding whether education technology improves learning

Does education technology improve learning? The intuitive answer to those of us involved in education technology is “of course it does”. However, the …

Education Technology

Not just a stocking stuffer: Gift cards a money-laundering loophole

To most, gift cards are an increasingly common stocking stuffer, on which Canadians spend an estimated $6-billion a year. But to organized crime, they are also an inviting loophole to launder money.<p>Police and money-laundering experts believe organized crime is using gift cards, along with prepaid …

Money-Laundering Fears Fuel an RBC Retreat

Wealth-Management Offices Abroad Are Shut as Canadian Lender Retrenches<p>Canada’s largest bank, Royal Bank of Canada, is exiting from once-promising businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean after being swept up in the net of global money-laundering probes.<p>Over the past 18 months, RBC has moved …

Business (Canada)

Starbucks card used in money laundering scam

Taking tips, chasing leads, and solving problems<p>Aug. 12, 2013<p>SHARE<p>By of the Journal Sentinel<p>Aug. 12, 2013 0<p>Have a Starbucks card that automatically …

Canada still recovering from scathing review of money laundering enforcement

After a series of disappointing assessments, Canada’s money laundering enforcement system is up once again in front of an international third party, with experts hinting that it may be Canada’s toughest review yet.<p>Every year, billions of criminal-fueled dollars are made difficult to trace as they …

Corruption

Over 14 Million Public Domain Images to Use with Students in Class

July 24, 2015<br>After posting about the voluminous amounts of historical footages uploaded and provided for free on YouTube, we are sharing with you …