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eLearning

Homework Therapists’ Job: Help Solve Math Problems, and Emotional Ones

On a recent Sunday, Bari Hillman, who works during the week as a clinical psychologist at a New York mental health clinic, was perched at a clear, plastic desk inside a 16-year-old’s Manhattan bedroom, her shoeless feet resting on a fluffy white rug. Dr. Hillman was helping a private school …

Education

Boy's viral triumph shows what can happen when you let your kid try and fail

If you have ever struggle with standing back and watching your child try and fail at something, then this Instagram video might help you.<p>Tiny Arat Hosseini, 4, is used to failure. His dad has spent years training him to "be a champion" in their home in north Iran. He posts videos of his son's …

Parenting

Sana Labs wants to disrupt $5 trillion edtech market - Zuck and Tim Cook are impressed

Joel Hellermark, 21, wants to change education for good.Sana Labs<p><b>Sana Labs is an education tech startup founded by Joel Hellermark, 21.</b><p><b>It provides an artificial-intelligence platform designed to individualize a student's learning in subjects like language and math.</b><p><b>Applying AI to education has so</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Edtech Trends to Watch Out For in 2017

More than thirty years ago, psychologist Benjamin Bloom presented the education community with the “2 Sigma Problem” – a challenge aimed at …

Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning

Fluid dynamics are a lot cooler when you can see them at work with your own eyes.<p>Physics can be difficult to grasp–even for adults. So how do you teach the subject’s abstract ideas to middle schoolers?<p>Show some of the concepts in action. That’s the idea behind Peer, an experimental project from New …

Augmented Reality

Lecture on Orthogonal Trajectories

An SAT tutor who charges $1,500 an hour explains what everyone does wrong preparing for the test

However, students hoping to get top scores often hurt their chances by focusing on the wrong material, Anthony-James Green, a $1,500-an-hour SAT and ACT tutor, told Business Insider.<p><b>"Obsessing over your weakest points is way more important than looking at what you're good at,"</b> Green said. "There's …

College & University

Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0 - ExtremeTech

By on February 17, 2017 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It wasn’t that long ago that …

25 Quotes From Confucius That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

If you’ve ever studied Chinese history, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the great philosopher Confucius.<p>Not only has his words of wisdom had enormous …

Chinese billionaire offers biggest education prize

<b>A Chinese technology billionaire is offering the world's most valuable education prize.</b><p>The Yidan Prize will award nearly $8m (£6.64m) every year to two research projects that have the potential to "transform" global education.<p>Charles Chen Yidan, who co-founded China's internet company, Tencent, …

China

No, You're Not Crunched for Time, but Here Are 5 Psychological Reasons Why You Feel Like You Are | Inc.com

"I don't have time for that!"<p>How many times a day does that idea slip from your mouth? Probably quite a few. But the reality is that people actually have <i>more</i> leisure time than they did in previous decades, not less. Shocked? That's okay. But let's look at the possible psychological reasons why you …

Stanford University

Half of young people have so many 'emotional problems' they cannot focus at school, study finds

Half of young people have so many emotional problems they cannot focus at school, a study has found.<p>Some 48 per cent of youngsters said that they experienced problems during their school years that prevented them from concentrating on their academic work.<p>Of these, 46 per cent did not talk to anyone …

How I Learned To Love Statistics — And Why You Should, Too

I always hated statistics. I mean really, really, <i>really</i> hated it.<p>Recently though, I've had a change of heart about the subject. In response, I find statistics changing my mind, or at least changing my perspective.<p>Let me explain.<p>When I was an undergraduate physics major, lab classes were mandatory. …

Statistics

Google Is Closing The Gap On Apple In The Classroom

The classroom is one of the most hotly contested frontiers in the tech war, and a new survey suggests that Google is closing the gap on Apple.<p>A bigger slice of a market that is worth around $68 billion, according to technology analysts Gartner, is clearly a strong motivation for the tech giants to …

Education Technology

How to Save Text Messages to Your Computer

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>A step-by-step guide to saving your text messages<p>Getting …

Operating Systems

How teachers can help students excel at math: top tips from the man behind PISA

<b>Want to keep up with the latest education news and opinion? Follow TES USA on Twitter and like TES USA on Facebook.</b><p>What can we learn from the …

If You’re Thinking About Raising Money For Your Startup, Read This.

At some point in the early life of a business, its founder(s) will think about whether to take on funding. Many opt to go the bootstrap route, but …

School scraps homework to give teachers time to plan lessons

A school has scrapped all homework to allow teachers more time to plan lessons, it has emerged.<p>Catherine Hutley, principal at Philip Morant School and College, in Colchester, Essex, has said her staff will use the time previously spent on setting and marking homework on planning lessons more …

David Tulk leaves TD Bank for Fidelity Investments

David Tulk, formerly head of global macro strategy at Toronto-Dominion Bank, is taking a new post at Fidelity Investments.<p>Mr. Tulk will join Fidelity's Global Asset Allocation team later this year, Chris Pepper, a Toronto-based spokesman for the company, said by e-mail Friday.<p>A graduate of Queen's …

Here’s the one crucial detail that founders often miss out in their pitch decks

Picture this. After months of preparing for Demo Day, you give your best performance on stage and there are good vibes all around.<p>Weeks later, all …

Elevator Pitches

Microsoft's OneNote will help you solve equations you've handwritten

Microsoft is adding a neat little trick to its OneNote app today: ink math assistant. Popular with students, OneNote is often used to jot down notes with a stylus, and the new ink math assistant is designed to help students convert handwritten equations into text, and teach them how to solve …

Microsoft OneNote

Edtech is the next fintech

David Bainbridge Contributor<p>David Bainbridge is CEO and founder of Knowledgemotion.<p>Fintech is a factor of the fourth industrial revolution that has completely taken the world by storm and forever revolutionized how we bank. But many believe it is still in its infancy, with figures suggesting the …

Education Technology

Resources to Transform Math Mindset

Math Mindset<p>We frequently hear students (and even teachers) make comments such as "I'm not good at math" or "I'm just not a math person." …

Moving From Lecture to Learning

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Learning

Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt Are Pumping Millions into an Ed Tech Startup

Education has always mattered to Tom Davidson.<p>To this day, the chief exec at EverFi, an education software startup based in Washington, D.C., boasts …

Startups

How to Make Learning Easier than Cheating

Technology in School<p>How to Make Learning Easier than Cheating<p>By Christopher Pedregal and Shreyans Bhansali     Jul 23, 2016<p>Image credit: …

Pedagogy