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Virtual Reality – The Killer App For Smartphones via IOS Development

Whether it is the mobile apps or the web-based, virtual reality is definitely making its way out thereby increasing its popularity.

Virtual Reality

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The Great Book of Buffalo Hunters: Introduction - Wild West Podcast

All Episodes<p>iTunes<br>• RSS Feed<p>Wild West Podcast<p>The Great Book of Buffalo Hunters: Introduction<p>May 8, 2017 Michael King<p>Welcome to The Great Book of the …

5 Reasons the Cerebellum Is Key to Thriving in a Digital Age

For human beings to thrive in a digital age, the cerebellum must not be allowed to atrophy by sitting all day, limiting face-to-face contact, or …

Neurology

How Are Digital Devices Changing the Way We Think?

A new study from Darmouth College has pinpointed when it's best to read something printed on paper—and, other times, when it's better to read …

Psychology

‘Brain Atlas’ Charts How We Navigate Language

04/28/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Main. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>Scientists have made an atlas that catalogs where words’ meanings are located in the brain. (NPR)<p>How much do you know about the brain? Take our quick quiz to find out!<p>Navigate the brain with this spectacular …

The Brain

Cognitive computing applications refocus developers' skills

In traditional apps, logic and code come first, followed by loading of data. Cognitive computing applications lead with data that dictates where the …

Cognitive Computing

Five tips from cognitive science on the best ways to revise

<b>Space out your revision</b><p>Revise a little bit every day. You will remember more than if you do a marathon revision session. Even if you wait until the …

Design In The Age Of The App Icon

The icon is an unlikely focal point for the new science of human-computer interaction.<p>Last night, I swiped my iPhone awake during a commercial. I had no particular destination in mind; it was an absent-minded liminal shift between two of the many screens that constantly, quietly invite me to …

UX Design

Reviving Memory With An Electrical Current

Last year, in an operating room at the University of Toronto, a 63-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease experienced something she hadn't for 55 years: a memory of her 8-year-old self playing with her siblings on their family farm in Scotland.<p>The woman is a patient of Dr. Andres Lozano, a …

The Brain

Instructional Design Models And Theories: Anchored Instruction

<b>The Quintessential Of Anchored Instruction</b><p>Anchored instruction is directly linked to the idea of inert previous knowledge, that is knowledge people …

One book on learning that every teacher, lecturer & trainer should read (7 reasons)

I have shelf upon shelf of books on learning but if I had to recommend just one book it would be <i>Make It Stick</i> by Brown, Roediger and McDaniel. It has …

Teaching

Augmented Learning: An Argument For Its Use

<b>Augmented Learning In Theory</b><p>Augmented learning is not necessarily a replacement for conventional eLearning content design – although it could …

This Is Why Making Your Own Video Games Leads To Quality Learning

Almost every child in the United States plays video games—91% of children ages 2-17, according to NPD. But how many kids make their own video games? I could not find any reliable statistics.<p>Nowadays, one barely needs to write a line of code in order to build a video game because there are so many …

Game Design

Infusing a Digital Literacy Curriculum Into the Classroom

Although we think of today’s students as tech-savvy, there’s a lot they need to learn — from basic technology skills to how to behave online. As a …

Technology Resources to Help Foster a Growth Mindset in Your Teachers and Students

“Growth Mindset” is Much More Than Just Another Buzz WordYour may have noticed the growing focus <i>(pun intended!)</i> on the power of the “growth mindset” …

Communicate

A Vision For The Future Of (Virtual) Learning

Currently, we educate children through an education <i>system</i>: a set of rules, procedures and structures. But as long as we consider it to be a <i>system</i> it …

A Better Blogging Service

You can cancel your account at any time in the Billing area under your account. No up-sells or need to make a phone call. You’re in control.<p>Why do …

BloomBoard will let educators curate lessons and earn micro-credentials

New offering enables educators to earn credit for professional development through micro-credentials<p>BloomBoard, creator of an educator-focused …

Looking to Design Your Own School? AltSchool Launches Partner Program ‘AltSchool Open’

Learning Strategies<p>Looking to Design Your Own School? AltSchool Launches Partner Program ‘AltSchool Open’<p>By Mary Jo Madda     Mar 10, 2016<p>AltSchool …

7 Business Schools Exploring EdTech — From Artificial Intelligence To Oculus Rift

When Moocs burst onto the scene five years ago, many predicted business schools’ demise. Wharton professors Christian Terwiesch and Karl Ulrich wrote …

Technology in the Classroom Tools to Create Rubrics

Rubrics are a well-accepted, even transformative tool for assessing student knowledge over a breadth of criteria. Their deep granular detail enables …

Virtual Reality at SXSWedu: Hopeful Forecasts and the British Museum’s Lessons

Technology in School<p>Virtual Reality at SXSWedu: Hopeful Forecasts and the British Museum’s Lessons<p>By Blake Montgomery     Mar 11, 2016<p>A worksheet …

​Johnny Can’t Read—or Sort Emails? US Ranks Dead Last in Tech Skills

Research<p>​Johnny Can’t Read—or Sort Emails? US Ranks Dead Last in Tech Skills<p>By Tony Wan     Mar 11, 2016<p>Image Credit: Complot / Shutterstock.com<p>It’s …

Enter the DragonBox: Can a Game Really Teach Third Graders Algebra?

Review | Technology in School<p>Enter the DragonBox: Can a Game Really Teach Third Graders Algebra?<p>By Brady Fukumoto     Mar 13, 2016<p>Brrr80<p>Jesse Schell …

15 reasons to use education technology in your classroom

<i>This post supercedes 13 reasons to use educational technology in lessons.</i> Great technology and great teaching is a winning combination Photo from …

eLearning

Wheaton College Selects Schoology As New LMS In Surprise Decision

By Phil HillMore Posts (394)Schoology, a social cloud-based LMS known mostly used in the K-12 market, has set its sights on expanding into the higher …

Education

Creating Curriculum for Today’s Learners

<b>Creating Curriculum for Today’s Learners</b><p>by <b>Sandra L. Love, Ed.D.</b><p><i>The content of this article has been adjusted per the author’s original submission to</i> …

K-12

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s is a common topic for us around here; it frames thinking. What...The …

Professional Development