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Why can’t a library? – Informative Flights

And if it were a store, what kind of store would it be? Please don’t say bookstore, because even though we apparently love them, they’re dying and …

Australian Universities

Buzz Aldrin Proves the Federal Government Has A Form for Everything

This may be the only exciting piece of government paperwork you’ll ever read. Buzz Aldrin conquered Throwback Thursday forever last week when he …

Buzz Aldrin

These 'Minecraft' worlds will teach you about UK geology

One of the reasons Minecraft is so popular is that it gives players a blank slate on which to build whatever creations their imaginations can conceive. This level of freedom has led to entire cities and even countries taking on a virtual form, though sometimes our destructive nature can be just as …


Facebook's solar-powered plane will beam the internet everywhere

Facebook has completed construction of its solar-powered, unmanned aircraft Aquila, designed to deliver radio internet coverage across the globe using lasers. And it's majestic.

"When you bring a road to a rural area, it always improves their lives. Similarly when you bring information hive into a …


How political engagement on social media can drive people to extremes

The online social networks that social media facilitate can act as powerful distribution channels for political messages. shutterstockAt a recent …

Social Media

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

By Matt RenwickOverloaded with Twitter? Stem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.

Social Media

Bron Stuckey - Game Inspired Learning

Game Based Learning

The Most Powerful 8 Minutes for Student Engagement

One of the most important lessons we ever learned might have been when we discovered that we could solve maze puzzles by starting from the end and …

New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness

The ancient Greeks were first to make the point. Shakespeare raised the prospect too. But Lord Byron was, perhaps, the most direct of them all: “We of the craft are all crazy,” he told the Countess of Blessington, casting a wary eye over his fellow poets.

The notion of the tortured artist is a …

Scientific Research

65 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online

A few things to know about Charlie Chaplin. He starred in over 80 films, reeling off most during the silent film era. In 1914 alone, he acted in 40 …

Magic Leap Launches A Developer Platform For Apps, Games And Movies

Augmented-reality innovator Magic Leap is launching a developer platform for third-party coders to build products on top of its technology. CEO Rony Abovitz announced on stage earlier this week at MIT Technology Review's EmTech Digital Conference that a software-development kit, or SDK, will be …


The Future of Web Design is Hidden in the History of Architecture

The history of Western architecture can teach us a lot about the evolution of web design. As forms of art, both are defined by several factors:

They …


A Global Museum: How Flipboard Can Help Bring a World of Ancient Wonders to Classrooms Half a World Away

Being born and raised in Australia, it was easy for me to feel isolated from the rest of the world, especially as I developed a love of history as a child. I recall my disappointment when I learnt that the lands of the Romans, Incas and Medieval Europe were on the other side of the world from where …

World History

Note Taking Systems - Academic Skills Center: Study Skills Library

The Cornell Method

The Cornell method provides a systematic format for condensing and organizing notes without laborious recopying. After writing the …


Automating walking is the first step to a dystopian nightmare

If we're really going to outsource walking -- as a professor in Germany proved earlier this year is possible (with the help of some electrodes) -- we'll end up automating all physical activity, from chewing to smiling. This is a dystopian future that Evan Selinger, associate professor of philosophy …

The Future

LG’s 55-inch 'wallpaper' OLED display hangs on the wall with magnets

It's one of LG's most impressive displays of screen technology yet: a 55-inch OLED panel that's just 0.97mm thick and weighs just 1.9kg (4.1 pounds). The panel is so thin that it can be stuck to the wall using a magnetic mat before being peeled off like wallpaper, reports Korean news agency Yonhap. …

The 10 best iPhone and iPad apps for writers

Writers need tools that allow them to be productive, creative, and focused as they craft their work. Between word processors, note takers, and …

iOS Apps

E-Learning Queen: Cognitive Apprenticeship / Situated Learning in Life and Work Settings

Jenni's new approach for processing water from oil and gas wells was announced on the very same day that the Oklahoma Geological Survey stated that …

Learning with 'e's: #GBL - the suspension of reality

Learning with 'e's: Opening up #learning: Forms and formats

Helll-ooo! Watching Videos Does Not Necessarily Lead to Learning

Being Mobile Blog

The Holy Grail of Video-Based Instruction 1.0

If students watch a 10-minute, instructional video, all the information in the video …

Wonder: A Search Engine Fueled by Research Experts – Save Time, Learn Anything

Wonder … a Search Engine Unlike Any Other!Wonder is a very different type of search engine. Instead of computer generated feedback, a real human being …

Search Engines

20 white papers and power point presentations

16 analytic disciplines compared to data science

Crazy Data Science Tutorial: Classification and Clustering


Crazy Data Science Tutorial: Classification and Clustering

Theory of knowledge (IB course)

Theory of knowledge is a study hall in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme which is, in essence, similar to epistemology courses …


Critical Thinking

This page lists and summarizes ideas and opinions relating to critical thinking and adopting a critical approach to issues. Readers can use the ideas …

Critical Thinking

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.

All ideas change the world in some small way, but not all ideas are "world changing." At Co.Exist, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …

Environmental Movement

Free Technology for Teachers: Visually Explore Current Events 100 Images at a Time

In another post earlier today I shared a couple of ways for students to find current events stories by browsing maps. Another way to try to get …