Nicolas

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Using Feedback Logs to Empower Learners

The most successful companies are successful because they are always looking for ways to improve. When it comes to their employees, there is no …

The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn't Tech. It's Evolved Teaching.

I often hear people question whether teachers are willing to embrace technology, but if we really want to transform teaching and learning, I think …

Education Technology

Generation Z is already moving away from Facebook, and 8 more industries could be next

Ishan Goel, a 19-year-old marketing strategist with the Mark Cuban Companies, said it was "not cool" for his fellow Gen Zers to be on Facebook. For today's teens, Facebook is just a tool for group chats or keeping up with parents.<p>"People aren't wanting to post stuff consistently," Goel told …

10 Free Icon Sets for Ecommerce UI Design

Designing an ecommerce site is not like any other web project. You have to think about branding along with user experience and marketing based on the …

Supporting the 4Cs in Learner-Centered Classrooms - Communication

Source<p><b>Communication</b> - Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support …

Major Schools of Thought in Psychology

When psychology first emerged as a science separate from biology and philosophy, the debate over how to describe and explain the human mind and …

This Is What Your Awesome Technology Strategy Should Look Like: SAMR

Do you know why rubrics work so well? It presents a clear outline of what work needs to be done for both teachers and students. It is a map that sets …

The 30-second briefing: What is TPACK?

<b>What is TPACK?</b><p>There are lots of theories and models on technology and education, but if you are thinking about reflecting on your own use of …

Why All Educators Need SAMR And TPACK

Lately, the work I’ve been doing with teachers and leaders has centered around the engaging and effective use of technology. In addition to …

Education Technology

Your brain stopped making new cells at age 13, study claims

<b>(CNN) —</b> Your brain has peaked by age 13. The creation of new brain cells in the hippocampus ends before we even reach adulthood, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature.<p>Previously, scientists generally believed that the human hippocampus generates new brain cells or neurons …

Neuroscience

Why Facebook's logo is blue — a designer’s guide to color and emotion

We’re able to see different colors because of our retina’s innate ability to differentiate frequencies of light waves.<p>Certain colors or shades evoke different sentiments in people. In this post, I want to give a quick introduction to color theory, ways to combine colors, and tools for designing …

Belief in brain myths and child development myths continues even among those who’ve studied psychology

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettDespite countless myth-busting articles online, dedicated bloggers like Neuroskeptic, and the publication of a recent book …

New Study: Cognitive Benefits of Bilingualism Overstated

Finnish investigators have found that prior research suggesting acquisition and active use of two languages enhances executive function is overly …

Developing students' digital literacy

The issue<p>Even today’s students need support with some areas of digital practice, particularly in an academic context, so it’s important to make sure …

26 Critical Thinking Tools Aligned With Bloom's Taxonomy

<i>Editor’s note: This is an updated version of the original article featuring critical thinking tools aligned with the levels of Bloom’s …

Flipped Teaching is NOT about making videos

I was chatting with a History teacher this week, who like most history teachers, was discussing how much content he had to get through and how some …

5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework by TeachThought Staff Digital Literacy is increasingly important in an age where many students …

The Parts of Customer Service That Should Never Be Automated

In Pixar’s <i>WALL-E</i>, oversized humans recline on levitating barcaloungers and are dressed, primped, polished, and served, entirely by robots. Fiction? Maybe not, at least according to a wave of media coverage pointing to a dizzying array of service innovations on the horizon.<p>Look no further than the …

Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

In my nearly 20 years of work in organization development, I’ve never heard anyone say that a leader communicated too much or too well. On the …

Study: Replying to Customer Reviews Results in Better Ratings

Every now and then, firms make mistakes that leave their customers unsatisfied: a restaurant misplaces an order, a hotel’s air conditioning breaks down, or a dry cleaner damages a garment. With increasing frequency, disappointed customers share these negative experiences by writing online reviews, …

Hospitality

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Can Brain Training Games Really Improve Your Focus and Productivity?

If you want to start some real beef between a group of scientists, here’s what to do: ask them how brain training games work. Specifically, the …

New Stanford Study: A Positive Attitude Literally Makes Your Brain Work Better

A new brain scan study has revealed exactly how positivity affects the brain (and it's impressive).<p>Inspirational posters featuring soaring eagles and sunlit mountain summits are easy to mock. But it turns out rousing slogans and uplifting images might not actually be pure cheese after all.<p>When …

The Brain

Sleep-Learning Was a Myth, But You Could Strengthen Memories While You Snooze

<i>This article was originally published at Aeon and has been republished under Creative Commons.</i><p>My mother is one of five children, so she has plenty of …

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Don't Get Enough Sleep

Sleep is a basic biological necessity that profoundly affects our day-to-day life as well as our long-term well-being. After just one bad night's …

Sleep

NIH Releases Adolescent Brain Development Data to Scientists

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have released an enormous dataset of high-quality baseline data on a large sample of 9-and-10-year-old …

Helicopter Parents May Slow Prefrontal Cortex Growth

When parents do what kids can do for themselves, their brains don't develop right.<p>Parents who want their kids to grow up to lead happy and healthy …

Study habits for success: tips for students

Right now, thousands of Australian school children and university students are taking a well-earned break from the classroom. Long breaks like this …

I Was A Skeptic Of Mindfulness … Until I Tried To Make My Case

<i>Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ve been questioning whether some of our habits and</i> …

Mindfulness

MIT Licenses Free SVG Illustrations You Can Use Without Attribution

Image via unDraw<p><b>It’s hard to</b> say no to freebies, especially to those you might have use for in the future.<p><b>In true festive</b> spirit, illustrator …

SVG