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A Stanford researcher’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more.<p>One novel solution …

Pedagogy

More children in the West are being taught math using China’s fabled, slightly brutal “mastery” method

There has been a growing feeling in the UK, a country with some of the most elite schools (paywall) and revered universities in the world, that their students are lagging behind students in other countries. This is particularly true in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) …

Teaching

A British Teenager Has Corrected a Mistake in NASA's Data

Kids these days...<p>A British school student recently contacted NASA to point out that there was an error in data recorded on the International Space …

A professor built an AI teaching assistant for his courses — and it could shape the future of education

Ashok Goel needed help.<p>In his regular courses at Georgia Tech, the computer science professor had at most a few dozen students. But his online class had 400 students  —  students based all over the world; students who viewed his class videos at different times; students with questions. Lots and …

Artificial Intelligence

In unanimous decision, Supreme Court raises bar for special education

The ruling could bring major benefits to students with disabilities – especially those with 'individualized education programs,' or IEPs.<p>March 22, …

Recovering From a Bad Lesson

Today I monopolized the lesson. There is no way to sugarcoat it. I have the most understanding co-teacher in the world and I felt like I really …

A Continuum on Personalized Learning: First Draft

<b>After visiting over three dozen teachers in 11 schools in Silicon Valley and hearing an earful about “personalized learning,” I drafted a continuum</b> …

Pedagogy

What Is Your Teaching Philosophy: Developing Your Interview Approach

When you apply for a job as a teacher, you may be asked about your teaching philosophy. This is not the sort of question you should fumble—you’ll …

Teaching

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.<p>Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.<p>We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with …

Pedagogy

Teaching Text Structure Improves Reading Comprehension

Many children who do not have trouble learning how to read do have trouble understanding what they read. Teaching text structure can help.

Teaching

The 6 Essential Elements of 21st Century Learning – Digital Learning – Medium

<b>The 6 Essential Elements of 21st Century Learning</b><p>What we are finally coming to realize in our digital age is that learning belongs to the people. …

The Difference Between Formative and Summative Assessment Explained

What is formative assessment, and how does it differ from other forms of testing? While the technique is employed in classrooms across the country, …

Education Technology

Basic Active Learning Strategies

Engaging students in individual or small group activities–pairs or trios especially–is a low-risk strategy that ensures the participation of all. The …

Teaching

7 Time-Saving Strategies For Teachers That Put Students First

...The post 7 Time-Saving Strategies For Teachers That Put Students First appeared first on TeachThought.

Where to find school bullies? Not where you might expect

A few years ago, I found myself in the vice-principal's office at a Toronto elementary school with a majority of recent immigrants and refugees from Africa, Asia and the Middle East in its student body. I was struck by all the posters in her office, and in the hallway outside, devoted to …

Good teachers cannot be replaced by 'buying' new teachers - we must ask why so many are leaving

As schools are busy recruiting staff for the next school year, once again they are faced with a shortage of specialist teachers, especially in subjects such as physics and design technology where as few as one third of advertised posts are filled.<p>Although the official government view is that there …

Michael Gove

How to Create Your Own Domain or Website Email ID using Google Apps

In a previous article I shared a brief review about 7 web and cloud hosting providers I thought you would like to check out. In that review, I not …

Google Apps

Google 'Science Journal' Android app is a digital notebook for STEM education

While all jobs and careers are important to society, scientists are arguably the greatest drivers of change. These professionals are responsible for …

Why Teachers Need To Know The Wrong Answers

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 …

Teaching

Ask an Expert: All About Improving Your Posture

Back and neck pain are all too common for those of us who slouch over our keyboards all day and crane our necks while staring at our phones. It’s not …

Scientists Are Investigating Why People in This Tiny Italian Town Keep Living to 100

They’re the first researchers ever given access.<p>On the western coast of southern Italy, where the ocean meets the sprawling mountains of …

The 7 Biggest Moments of Elon Musk's Extraordinary Career

The billionaire entrepreneur has already turned his childhood dreams of building fast cars and rocket ships into a reality. Here are the most groundbreaking moments of his career.<p>Elon Musk's unveiling of Tesla's first mass-market vehicle Thursday has been called Musk's "moment of truth," and while …

Elon Musk

Untethered and unguided: Our first deep look at HoloLens

There's a white unicorn with a rainbow horn on the wall in front of me. A tiger sits casually by the door on the right. On a grey couch at one end of the room, a globe starts to spin when I gaze at it. A second celestial object with the word "Fragments" floats over a white coffee table. I walk …

Brit + Co

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Health

3 location-based technologies reinventing data security

Today’s complicated data security landscape has begun to look a lot like a modern legend or fairytale.<p>Just like King Arthur gathered his knights to fight against enemies and supernatural forces to find the Holy Grail, organizations are constantly fighting hackers, malicious individuals and human …

Internet of Things

50 Recipe Infographics to Help Make You a Better Cook

People don’t cook anymore, which is a shame. It’s a lost art, more so for certain generations than others (let’s not point fingers here) but to not …

Flying drone can stay hidden underwater for months

Research prototype can survive hundreds of feet below the water<p>Researchers from John Hopkins University have developed a prototype drone that's just as happy in the water as it is in the air. The submersible quadcopter is designed to launch from an underwater station or vehicle (like a submarine, …

Drones

Condom-Less Male Birth Control May Be Available as Early as 2017

Image: JPC-PROD/Shutterstock<p>According to a recent statement from the Parsemus Foundation, a not-for-profit that focusses on developing low-cost …

How to build and use a basic Android app for your business

There was a time in the early days of the internet when not every business had a website. Back then, you would often read articles attempting to convince business owners to invest in their ‘online presence’ and get with the times. Sure the articles were normally written by web developers and may …

Apps