Craig Blewett (Ph.D)

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How Much Data Do We Create Every Day? The Mind-Blowing Stats Everyone Should Read

The amount of data we produce every day is truly mind-boggling. There are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day at our current pace, but that pace is only accelerating with the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). Over the last two years alone 90 percent of the data in the world was …

Social Media

Digital tools can transform, not just replicate, the teaching and learning experience

(Getty Images)<p>As a growing number of school districts are turning toward digital tools to support teaching, it’s important to ensure that these tools …

8 foods a Harvard nutritionist tries to eat almost every day

Want to eat like a nutrition expert? Some food choices pack an especially big nutritional punch.<p>Think of your kitchen as one big tasty medicine cabinet.<p>The right foods in the right amounts can protect your heart, keep your blood sugar stable, help you lose weight and allow you to live longer.<p>Diet …

My Company Realized We Had No Idea How to Explain Our Product. So We Learned to Tell a Story.

Customers buy your product because of the story behind it.<p>7 min read<p>I work as a marketing manager for a business software called Weekdone and, up until a month ago, I probably couldn't give you a straight answer on what exactly our product did. If you asked anyone on our team, each person would …

There's now scientific evidence to suggest there are real health benefits to fasting — and they're not just related to weight loss

Intermittent fasting was one of the most talked-about diet trends in 2017, and now new research from the University of Surrey suggests that following such a diet could have real health benefits.<p>In a study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers assigned 27 overweight participants …

How Intermittent Fasting Affects Your Body and Brain

Why fasting bolsters brain power: Mark Mattson at TEDxJohnsHopkinsUniversity

Fascinating Evidence Shows Why Water Fasting Could Be One Of The Healthiest Things You Can Do

I'm in!<p>**Please be advised that you should properly research how to fast if it’s something you are considering. This is just a tidbit of information …

Intermittent fasting for women: Important information you need to know.

<b>Some women who try intermittent fasting experience missed periods, metabolic disturbances, and even early-onset menopause. Sure, it can work for some</b> …

The Beginner's Guide to Intermittent Fasting

I have been intermittent fasting for over one year.<p>I skip breakfast each day and eat two meals, the first around 1pm and the second around 8pm. Then, …

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …

The Value of Failing

A new research center at Columbia University is committed to figuring out how to turn failure into success.<p>Every kid has that moment when she realizes that the adults she admires aren’t perfect. Few children ever learn, however, that the same is true for the inventors and intellectual giants whose …

Education

Plickers

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest consumer privacy flap to create outrage. Remember the Equifax hack? That affected more than 230 million people. And in 2017, US …

Privacy

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

Artist makes mechanical mirrors from troll dolls and stuffed penguins

Daniel Rozin is a kinetic sculptor and Associate Art Professor at NYU. For the past 18 years, he has experimented with reflection and using ordinary …

Dolls

How exercise in old age prevents the immune system from declining

<b>Doing lots of exercise in older age can prevent the immune system from declining and protect people against infections, scientists say.</b><p>They followed 125 long-distance cyclists, some now in their 80s, and found they had the immune systems of 20-year-olds.<p>Prof Norman Lazarus, 82, of King's College …

Scaffolding Questions to Develop Deeper Understanding

Over the past couple of months, I have been working with a variety of schools and districts in the role of a coach. Most of this work is focused on …

Pedagogy

A Field Guide to 'jobs that don't exist yet'

<b>The Political Shift that Happened</b><p>While the claim is often presented as a new and alarming fact or prediction about the future, Devereux C. Josephs …

Economics

Moving From “Stealing” to “Remixing” With Credit

Eileen Lennon recently shared this image with me (and the world) on the “8 Characteristics of the Innovator’s Mindset” from my book:This visual is …

After poring over all the evidence, experts declare coffee is (mostly) good for you

"It's impossible that we still struggle to decide if coffee is healthy or unhealthy," says Giuseppe Grosso, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Catania in Italy: Good for hypertension one week. Bad for hypertension the next.<p>To address this vexing situation, Grosso and his colleagues …

Coffee

13 attention-grabbing title formulas and how to use them

This title formula is especially handy when writing about ways to help readers avoid pitfalls or problems. The “warning signs” part gives people guidance about things to look out for, which could help them feel empowered or more educated.<p>How about the title “5 warning signs that your house has a …

Chromebooks: We Can and Must Do Better

We Can and Must Do Better with Our EdTech Use Andy Losik blogged on a report on how Chromebooks are being utilized. Basically, low-level tasks and no …

Here Is An Easy Way for Students to Create Digital Portfolio Using Google Slides

Over the last few years we reviewed a number of educational web tools and mobile apps students can use to create digital portfolios. Most of these …

7 Tips For Proofreading Your PhD Or Dissertation Infographic

<b>7 Tips For Proofreading Your PhD Or Dissertation Infographic</b>Your dissertation or thesis is the result of many, many hours of research, reading, …

Long-Term Health Comes Down To Two Main Habits, Says Researcher

In the ongoing search for health and longevity, researchers have looked to parts of the world where people live the longest—the “blue zones,” which include Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Icaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica. In these places people tend to live …

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14 ways one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug we have

Get moving.<p>Exercises that get your heart pumping and sweat flowing — known as aerobic exercise, or "cardio"— have significant and beneficial effects on the brain and body, according to a wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this month.<p>"Aerobic exercise is key for your …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

How To Combine Intrinsic And Extrinsic Motivation In Online Learning

Everyone knows learner engagement is important, but there's more to motivation than meets the eye. Find out why it's important to link intrinsic and …