Alan Ovens

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Apple’s Brave New Fitness World

If you believe the rumors, Apple plans to enter the health and fitness world later this year with its Healthbook app. But what other hardware is the company developing?<p>To answer this question, we went digging through the patents Apple has filed over the last few years. Right now, these concepts …

Hybrid Personal Learning Environments

Learning is situated in and facilitated by different environments. <i>Formal</i> learning environments such as schools or universities are highly …

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10 New Wearable Tech Innovations That Are Blowing Our Minds

Did you know that one of the most popular trends in tech right now is fashion? Crazy, huh? More known in Silicon Valley as “Wearable Tech,” the trend has been exemplified by Google Glass but showing up all over the place, is taking the world by storm. From health, to privacy, to straight-up …

Wearable Tech

20 Fundamentals: What Every Teacher Should Know About Learning

What makes a teacher successful?<p>Having an expertise in reading, writing, math or science is necessary, but the ability to transfer that knowledge …

Five bad education assumptions the media keeps recycling

Here author Alfie Kohn uses a review of Amanda Ripley’s new education book, “The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way,” to write about how the media keeps recycling bad education assumptions. Kohn is the author of 12 books about education and human behavior, including “The Schools …

Giving Kids Bikes Can Reduce Drop-Out Rates

A hipster-esque solution to a tough problem in India proves surprisingly effective.<p>In countries where not enough girls are going to school, NGOs and policymakers have tried everything: giving people money as an inducement, building more schools, trying to make sure kids are safer as they walk to …