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Debunking the latest fads – Which health trends are worth your time

Writer and de-bunker-extraordinaire Timothy Caulfield dropped by <i>The Goods</i>to talk about health and wellness trends. There are so many crazy, and maybe …

Weight Loss

10 Ways to Be Happier

A few years ago, on a morning like any other, I had a sudden realization: I was in danger of wasting my life. As I stared out the rain-spattered …

How Some Neuromyths Just Don’t Go Away

Some commonly held ideas about what we know about the brain are nothing more than myth, and a new study recently published in <i>Frontiers of Psychology</i> …

The Secret to Happiness Is 10 Specific Behaviors | Inc.com

<i>Listen to this song while you read</i><i>? It's a beaut.</i><p>Despite happiness being a primary human motivation, only one in three Americans say they're very happy.<p>Several years ago in an interview with Conan O'Brien, Louis C. K. tells of flying on a newly equipped Wi-Fi airplane. He was amazed by the new …

Happiness

I have always wondered: when do baby birds begin to breathe?

<i>This is an article from I Have Always Wondered, a new series where readers send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. Send your question to</i> …

YouTube Educational Technology | YouTube Tool for Educators

If you have GMAIL, then you have a YouTube Channel. You can do some great things with your YouTube Channel. This video shows you how you can upload …

What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?

If you’ve ever zoned out during a lecture, or if your students are prone to distraction as you click through your PowerPoint deck, that’s partly …

Teaching

Scientific birds of a feather flock together: science communication on social media rarely happens across or beyond disciplinary boundaries

The success of academic research in reaching out beyond its own scientific community is a perennial concern, even more so following the rapid …

Social Media

Choosing the (digital) pedagogical tool fit for the learning

source: pixabay.com @byrev<p>The list of digital technologies that might be used for teaching and learning is extensive. It includes: LMSs (Learning …

Flipping in the Virtual Education World

As an elementary virtual education teacher I have found that having adequate time with my students in class is difficult to do. Unlike a traditional …

Finding Your Happy Place Along the Problematic ‘Personalized Learning’ Continuum

Recently I was asked, “What do you think about personalized learning?” I think my exact response was, “Blargh.” This wasn’t because I dislike what …

Pedagogy

Google Slides for Student Created Storybooks

We all know of Google Slides as Google’s version of Microsoft PowerPoint. It is a great online tool for creating and sharing multimedia …

Personalized Learning: Modest Gains, Big Challenges, RAND Study Finds

There's new evidence to suggest that customizing instruction for every student can generate modest gains in math and reading scores, according to a …

Education Technology

A Massive List of Free Online University Course Providers From Around The World

It’s been more than five years since online education got a massive boost when three free online courses, taught by Stanford professors, launched in …

Response: 'Double Flip' Your Classroom

<i>(This is the last post in a two-part series. You can see Part One here.)</i><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><b>What are the best ways to make a flipped</b> …

Tom Vander Ark on Personalized Learning

Earlier this year, Tom spoke about personalized learning at Stanford at a McGraw-Hill Education event, and they asked him these four follow-up …

Education Technology

Why mythbusting fails: A guide to influencing education with science

<b>The Persistence of Neuromyths</b><p>“If it disagrees with experiment, it’s wrong,” physicist Richard Feynman said. “In that simple statement is the key to …

When PowerPoint goes bad

What are your pet peeves about using PowerPoint? Is it the tool itself or how people use it?I use PowerPoint, and think it is a good way to engage …

Education Technology

Online learning not working

Can online learning disrupt the status of higher education?<p>When I moved to Silicon Valley to study at Stanford University four years ago, I thought …

Reading: Lurkers as invisible learners

I’ve always been annoyed at being called a ‘lurker’, it’s a term that has a different meaning for me when talking about the engagement, or not, of …

Learning

Are Virtual Schools the Future?

Despite evidence of negative student-learning outcomes, Betsy DeVos appears to think so.<p>When Betsy DeVos returned to the advocacy group she used to lead last month, she told attendees to push for systems where students could attend any kind of school.<p>Traditional, charter, religious, and virtual …

Education Technology Vendors in Higher Ed: Friends or Foes?

During recent interviews with education technology decision-makers at institutions of higher education, I was struck by the sometimes extreme views …

Higher Education

The Hard Truths and False Starts About Edtech Efficacy Research

“At best, we’re throwing spaghetti against the wall and hoping that it sticks. Except that we don’t even know what it means to stick.”That is how Dr. …

Education Technology

The Learner Centered Environment

<b>Professional Learning Tool</b><p>The Professional Learning Tool describes the characteristics of a learner-centered environment by connecting the Teaching …

Pedagogy

High-Impact Strategies to Provide Access to All Students

Differences, Not Disabilities<br>April 27, 2017 | Volume <b>12</b> | Issue <b>16</b> <b><br>Table of Contents</b> <b></b><p>Share |<p>High-Impact Strategies to Provide Access to All …

Teaching

Ed Eval TIG Week: Using pulse surveys to get rapid, actionable feedback from teachers during a professional development experience by Valerie Futch Ehrlich

Hello! My name is <b>Valerie Futch Ehrlich</b> and I am the Evaluation and Research Lead for the Societal Advancement group at the Center for Creative …

Employee Engagement

Massive Open Online Courses used to be 100% free. But they didn’t stay that way.

I took one of the first Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in 2011. Back then, everything was 100% free: the videos, the assignments, and the …

What You Should Know Before Flipping For Flipped Learning

<i>This piece was co-written with John Baker,</i> <i>President and Chief Executive Officer of</i> <i>D2L</i><p>Students in Socrates’ day may have had a different definition of “tablet” and “scrolling” than students do today, but teaching and learning hasn’t fundamentally changed much in the last couple of millennia. The …

Education Technology