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Technology Will Replace Many Doctors, Lawyers, and Other Professionals

Faced with the claim that AI and robots are poised to replace most of today’s workforce, most mainstream professionals — doctors, lawyers, accountants, and so on — believe they will emerge largely unscathed. During our consulting work and at conferences, we regularly hear practitioners concede that …

Harvard Business Review

The Top Jobs In 10 Years Might Not Be What You Expect

We talked to three futurists to find out what the hot jobs of 2025 could be, and their answers may surprise you.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>For decades, the U.S. Bureau of Labor’s Economic and Employment Projections have been …

Employment

Rush Hours

By Jessica Lander<p><i>Jessica Lander, a high school teacher and 2015 Harvard Graduate School of Education alum, is blogging for Usable Knowledge about</i> …

How to Turn on the Part of Your Brain That Controls Motivation

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don’t do it. There is a cluster of neurons …

The Brain

Everyone is born creative, but it is educated out of us at school

Businesses urgently need innovative people, so we must dispel the myth that creativity is something mysterious that cannot be encouraged<p>Whenever I hear the phrase “creative industries” I’m always surprised. I ask myself, are there any uncreative industries? If so, how do they survive? Why aren’t …

Ogilvy & Mather

Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in …

Culture is Everything in Schools

I read this article recently, <b></b>Workplace Culture is Everything: 20 Ideas For Building a Thriving Team. In the article the author describes two …

Learning

Early In The Early Voting

Another week of early voting has passed. In collaboration with the Associated Press Election Research Group, we are tracking at least 74,836 people who have voted in the 2016 election as of this weekend. (This is a data collection collaboration only: the analysis that follows is my opinion, and I …

Elections

Snapchat is just 'Snap' now

Snapchat is losing the "chat."<p>The company has been renamed Snap Inc., the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported late Friday night. Cleaner, right?<p>That's not all: The company will also release video-recording sunglasses called Spectacles this fall. They contain a 115-degree-angle lens that will allow the …

Snapchat

The jobs of the future – and two skills you need to get them

Could a robot do your job? Millions of people who didn’t see automation coming will soon find out the painful way. The answer is a resounding yes.<p>The …

Employment

Instead Of A Book Report, My Students ‘Wrote’ A Video

...The post Instead Of A Book Report, My Students ‘Wrote’ A Video appeared first on TeachThought.

Education

Seesaw vs. EduBlog vs. Weebly vs. Showbie

Hi everybody, I tried to compare the following in order to decide for the right tool for digital portfolio work in Preschool / Elementary School. …

The highest paid workers in Silicon Valley are not software engineers

In Silicon Valley, software engineer is synonymous with eye-watering compensation. Monthly salaries for engineering interns (about $81,600 per year annualized) are about twice the median wage in the rest of the country. While the reality of high-paying coding jobs is not wrong, programming isn’t …

Silicon Valley

Internet trolls are even more hostile when they’re using their real names, a study finds

Anonymity, we often assume, is the breeding ground for bad behavior on the internet. Among the gatekeepers of comment sections and social media sites, the conventional wisdom is that anonymity empowers bullies to voice hateful opinions without consequence. When unmasked by real-name policies, the …

Social Media

Comments

When other people watching YouTube like Justin bieber and gangnam style for fun, this guy is watching YouTube to become a world champion<p>I've been to …

Why Don't Educators Want to Be Coached?

In less than a week we will all be leaning in watching the Olympics. Thousands of athletes who have worked for years with their coach to improve in …

Professional Development

5 Things Teachers Want from PD, and How Coaching and Collaboration Can Deliver Them—If Implementation Improves

We rarely accept “sit and get” instruction as ideal for our students. So why is it still the most common form of professional development for …

Professional Development

What’s At Risk When Schools Focus Too Much on Student Data?

Have you ever seen a school data wall?In a struggling Newark, N.J., public school, I’ve seen bulletin boards showing the test scores of each grade …

Education

Introduction to the Optimized Brain, with Steven Kotler

<b>Steven Kotler:</b> Flow is technically defined as an optimal state of consciousness. A state of consciousness where we feel our best and we perform our …

The Brain

The Importance Of Getting Things Wrong

Think about our planet for a second. Earth has an elliptical — oval-shaped — orbit. That means we're closer to the sun for one part of the year and farther away another part of the year.<p>Does that fact explain why it's hotter in the summer and colder in the winter?<p>Lots of kids think it does. Lots of …

Science

Stop. Using. Periods. Period.

Seriously. Stop it.<p>by Jeff Guo<p>Have you ever watched parents try to text with their children? One hilarious type of misunderstanding goes like</i> …

Text Messaging

Technology and the death of civilisation

It is a failing of human nature to detest anything that young people do just because older people are not used to it or have trouble learning it. So …

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

Education

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

Education

KQED

Transparency is not a word often associated with education. For many parents, the time between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. can feel like a mysterious part of …

Your inability to form a routine is a warning sign that something deeper is wrong

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How did you overcome your work routine? Don’t you feel that your life is just one infinitely repeated day?</i> <i>Answer by Michael Kilcoyne.</i><p>This was my routine before work:<p>Wake up at 2am in a complete panic.<br>• Fail to go back to sleep for another two or three …

Productivity

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things …

TED Talks
Education Technology

How to Spot a Narcissist Online

Studies have shown narcissists post more self-promoting content on social media, but it's not always so easy to tell if someone's doing it for the attention.<p>It’s not hard to see why the Internet would be a good cave for a narcissist to burrow into. Generally speaking, they prefer shallow …