Keith Robson

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The Case for Learning Engineers in Education

Opinion | Research<p>The Case for Learning Engineers in Education<p>By Bror Saxberg     Oct 30, 2016<p>Image Credit: Crystal Home / Shutterstock.com<p><i>This piece</i> …

9 Healthy Korean Recipes You Can Make at Home

You'll be surprised at how skillful you are in the kitchen when you whip together these tasty Korean dishes from some of the top new cookbooks<p>This …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Create Screencasts on Chromebooks

As I’ve written many times over the years, Screencast-o-Matic is my favorite tool for creating screencast videos on Mac and Windows computers. …

Edtech Startup Bets Branded Learning Can Reinvigorate E-learning

A Cape Town tech startup is hoping to find a new way to invigorate e-learning using short video tutorials; and has partnered with Ogilvy & Mather, the largest global advertising agency, for its first course on behavioural economics.<p>Called 42courses.com, the South African edtech outfit offers …

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How we paid off $46,000 of debt while traveling and living abroad

In 2014, we left Canada for a life of full-time travel. Our first stop was Prague, where we would spend three months.<p>I had been planning for this for 10 years, even before meeting Lissette. But in 2013 it was as if everything conspired against us leaving. We had some major dental expenses, a bad …

A ultra-low-cost online MBA launches today ... and more news from TED speakers

Shai Reshef’s nonprofit University of the People — which offers nearly tuition-free, accredited degrees online — today launches its first graduate …

Best history books for Christmas

A daily diet of unspeakable violence makes curious historians of us all; was the world always like this? The beheadings, crucifixions and dismemberments being broadcast from the lands between Syria and Iraq are often called “medieval”; but as Peter Frankopan demonstrates in The Silk Roads …

Books

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

10 Must-Have Google Chrome Apps For eLearning Professionals

<b>Must-Have Google Chrome Apps For eLearning Professionals</b><p>It’s estimated that more than 1 billion people use <b>Google Chrome</b> and over 92.2% of smartphone …

10 Of The World's Most Beautiful Cities

By College Tourist; Author: Brooke Stafford, Pennsylvania State University<p><b>Experience the beauty of these magnificent cities.</b><p><b>Zanzibar, Tanzania</b><p>Zanzibar is as magical as it's name alludes. Surrounded by miles of turquoise sea and palm-packed beaches, this timeless and cultural city allures travelers …

Nine contemporary children’s picture books you should read as an adult

Friends are good. Sharing is caring. Things change, but that’s OK.<p>Books written for kids can be simple to the point of cliché, but that’s what makes them oddly poignant for adults. The best children’s books work on two levels: comforting or suspenseful for children, but insightful (or funny) for …

Japan Photos

See photos of Japan (including Tokyo, Mount Fuji, geisha, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Japan

Naomie Harris's London: Miss Moneypenny shares her secrets

I have to admit that, when I see a Bond film and it’s set in London, it makes me go slightly weak at the knees. The city becomes a character in itself and you can’t help falling in love with it. There’s also something great about seeing your country represented like that. It makes you proud to be …

Study: A fascinating aspect of language looks to be biologically hardwired in our brains

Does the Turkish word <i>küçük</i> (pronounced coo-chook) mean “big” or “small”? If you guessed the latter without knowing the language, you’re right—and there may be a cognitive explanation for your instinct.<p>In a study published in Cognition earlier this year, researchers tested people’s ability to guess …

Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Explore the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way, and meet the people who make it unforgettable.<p>At the western fringe of Europe is a marginal zone where the force of the Atlantic crashes against the jagged rock defenses of Ireland’s western seaboard. The Wild Atlantic Way, a new driving route …

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How Long Do All Your Favorite Foods Last After They're Opened?

<i>By: Lee Breslouer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>After you've opened a jar of pasta sauce and put in the fridge, it's good basically forever, right? Sorry, Andre 3000, it's not good forever, or even forever ever. Because we're often confused about how long our favorite packaged food, …

Kitchens

5 ways to Make Your Classroom LGBT Inclusive

Next week, I begin my 11th year as a high school social studies teacher. I often refer to myself as an educator. I firmly believe that it is not only my job to teach content, but life lessons as well.<p>After coming out as gay two years ago, I've had such an incredible journey. So many people have …

Back-To-School Lunch Ideas Kids Will Actually Eat

Getting kids to eat their lunch can be difficult. There are many reasons their lunch ends up coming home: lunch rooms are busy and distracting, …

11 Fantastic Audiobooks You Can't Miss

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf<p>I grew up surrounded by books -- and even more memorably, by the sound of books. I did my math homework while playing Harry Potter audiobooks, fell asleep to the sound of my mother reading aloud, and listened to countless mystery novels on tape during family road …

The Girl on the Train tops Amazon's UK ebook sales this year so far

Paula Hawkins’ bestseller leads a crop of psychological thrillers, in a top 20 dominated by women<p>Dark psychological thrillers dominate the list of the year’s bestselling ebooks unveiled by Amazon, with MP Nadine Dorries making it into a line-up composed almost entirely of female writers.<p>The British …

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Versal launches a marketplace to help teachers share ways to build better lessons

In the world of online learning, the formula is pretty well established; someone creates a course and it remains static for all time. It’s not that common to see lessons evolve — but Versal wants to reverse that trend while helping teachers better share their work with others. That’s the reason the …

These Are the World's Most Iconic Landmarks

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5 TED Talks You Need to Watch if You Care About Learning

Whether teacher, trainer, or instructional designer these are 5 TED talks you need to watch. They all provide insight into the way we learn and …

5 under-appreciated Google tools for teaching Social Studies

Is there a better way to start the week than by spending all day talking and learning about more effective ways to do social studies? You’re right. …

The 100 best novels: No 98 – Underworld by Don DeLillo (1997)

As this series approaches the present, the process of making a final selection from great contemporary fiction becomes progressively more contentious. In the impossible choice between Thomas Pynchon, Richard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, Joan Didion, Don DeLillo, Michael Ondaatje, Robert Stone and Paul …

Literature

Teacher Zen with Google: 50+ Tips, Tools, & Apps

<b>Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers!</b><i>“Learn with great passion. Learn with great enthusiasm.” – Lailah Gifty Akita</i>Google has many free …

Teachers know best: What teachers and students want from EdTech

Teachers Know Best<p>What teachers and students want from EdTech<p>Presented by<p>Teachers Know Best<p>What teachers and students want from EdTech<p>Presented …

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