Atul Sabnis

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Augmented Reality Technology Brings Learning to Life

When middle school students describe something they did in school as "cool," "exciting," and "fun," educators who are more accustomed to hearing "Why …

CEO to Skeptics: Liberal Arts Grads Make the Best Tech Hires

A founder admits he was wrong: Humanities grads have way more value than he once thought.<p>With software eating the world, more and more jobs requiring tech skills are popping up. Meanwhile, the number of qualified grads in these fields isn't keeping up. The result, predictably, is a rising crescendo …

Humanities

Radical Hope: A Teaching Manifesto

Every summer, I take time to reflect on the academic year that was. The classes I taught, the workshops I either facilitated or attended, what I …

Pedagogy

Why VR Will Revolutionize Education

Using virtual reality in education is no longer a fantasy, but a reality for numerous companies and educational institutions. The creation of VR …

Massive open-access database on human cultures created - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

TORONTO, ON – An international team of researchers has developed a website at d-place.org to help answer long-standing questions about the forces …

Buddhist Sculptures Discovered in Ruins of Ancient Shrine

Sculptures and carvings dating back more than 1,700 years have been discovered in the remains of a shrine and its courtyard in the ancient city of …

Savarkar unplugged: From film and science to caste and Hindutva

Photo: Hindustan Times<p>Born in Nashik in 1883, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar is one of the most controversial figures in the history of the Indian …

Story of cities #3: the birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation

The foundation of al-Mansur’s ‘Round City’ in 762 was a glorious milestone in the history of urban design. It developed into the cultural centre of the world<p>If Baghdad today is a byword for inner-city decay and violence on an unspeakable scale, its foundation 1,250 years ago was a glorious …

20th Century

Schools for Wisdom: Personalized Project-Based Learning

The new documentary Most Likely to Succeed follows the journey of students at High Tech High, one of the best high schools in America. David Brooks …

Archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old labyrinth in India

Archaeologists have uncovered a 2,000-year-old labyrinth in India that is the second-largest ever found in the country. The maze, which was …

10 Mysterious Ancient Civilizations Modern Science Cannot Explain | Watercooler

<b>Story Views</b><p><b>BE SURE TO GO MY PROFILE’S BELOW AT OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA:</b><p><b>Do you ask a lot of questions? Do the things you were taught growing up just not</b> …

A Great Interactive Periodic Table for Science and Physics Teachers

August 10, 2015<br>Chemio is an excellent app that provides students with the most necessary chemical references in one neat interactive periodic table. …

Remnants of India's One of the Oldest Port Found in Goa

<b>Panaji:</b> Scientists in the country have found remnants of a historically important port on Goa's Zuari River which is expected to be amongst the …

India

Festivals in Burma (Myanmar)

There are many Burmese festivals throughout the year and most of them are related to Buddhism. The year begins with the month named Tagu (April), and …

Water Resources In the Peshwa Era.

Water supply to Pune and Maharashtra<p>The Period....around 1740. <br>The city of Pune was growing. New settlements started coming up around the Mula river. …

The Naga Peace Accord: A Historical Context

It is often said that history is chronicle of follies of the past! The history of Nagaland conflict aptly fits that description. It is worthwhile to …

The Ajanta cave murals: 'nothing less than the birth of Indian art'

The paintings are possibly the finest surviving picture galleries from the ancient world. Now, the oldest in two of the caves – hidden for decades – have been painstakingly restored to reveal their true beauty<p>In the early summer of 1819, a British hunting party was heading through thick jungle near …

Problem-based Learning Explained for Teachers + 6 Great Books to Read

July 12, 2015<br>Problem based learning ( PBL) is a teaching strategy that involves the minimum amount of direct and formal instruction characteristic of …

10 of History’s Most Terrifying Swords

Humans have always been cooking up brand new ways to slice, dice, hack, and stab. You definitely wouldn’t want to tangle with any of the historical …

Tom Hanks

Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different

Photograph: David Crouch for the Guardian<p>Ville Sallinen, at Viikki teacher training school. The school gives him the opportunity to try out the theory he has learned at the affiliated …

Helsinki

What Is Teaching without Learning?

W hen you take ideas to places of extremity, they become distorted. “It is not part of my job to make you learn,” Philosophy Professor Keith M. …

Pedagogy

MIT in new collaboration to transform teaching in the digital age

MIT Professor Eric Klopfer is co-leading MIT’s new teacher training initiative, along with ODL’s Vijay Kumar.<p>MIT does not have an education school, …

Why don’t Americans trust their teachers?

What should students in high school and college English classes read?<p>Whether you think they should be reading Ovid and Melville, or only books written by diverse, contemporary authors, or books with no explicit sex, or books with no explicit violence, most people have an opinion on how and what …

Teaching

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers

There are a LOT of great books for teachers out there. Picking just fifty is no easy feat but we’ve done our best to cover the best books for …

Pedagogy

Top 10 strange history stories

<b>From lethal Tudor toys to John Quincy Adams’s pet alligator, we round up some of the more unusual stories to feature on History Extra</b><p>1) Historical …