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Rethinking Education

This week’s letter will be more like an <i>Outside the Box</i> than a <i>Thoughts from the Frontline.</i> I am feeling under the weather, and while I can read and …

China’s tiger moms (and dads) drive demand for online education

For a five year old, Wu Tianye has a lot on her plate. Besides her regular kindergarten classes, she practises ice skating to keep fit, is learning …

6 Steps to Building a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Site in 60 Days

Jared Goetz spent only 30 minutes a day and built a colossal Shopify sales machine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jared Goetz, serial entrepreneur and member of The Oracles, always had a knack for reaching an audience. At 26 years old, he’s co-founded four …

電影「血觀音」短篇小說(1)─愛,是世界上最重要的事

第一篇愛,是世界上最重要的事。「報告秘書長,因為連日大雨某安親班的電梯機電系統疑似因為泡水,警消兩個小時前已經在處理了,但過程中卻又發生意外纜繩斷裂,卡在通道中,裡面有三名小孩受困,現在有點複雜,人員狀況不明」助理A傳來一個突發的狀況,如果這些小孩出了什麼事,無疑是雪上加霜。短短一個禮拜已經是第三度 …

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Which Metrics Should Your Business Be Using To Measure Influencer Marketing?

In the past, it was often difficult to accurately measure marketing methods to determine which methods were driving the highest levels of traffic. …

Marketing

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Wal-Mart Shows It's Executing Its Turnaround Strategy Perfectly

After years of making smart investments, the retailer is set to return to profit growth next year.<p>If there were any doubts about the success of</b> …

Investing

Are There Health Differences Between Dried and Fresh Figs?

And how many calories are in a fig?<p>Though you can eat dried figs year-round, there's something special about eating fresh figs, which hit their peak …

Nutrition

Why I Think Social Media Is For Branding and Engagement, Not Traffic or Revenue

<b>Social media is changing.</b><p>It used to be a one-to-many channel. Businesses would publish links, photos, and videos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, …

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little</i> …

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Ten Ways to Use Google Earth In Your Classroom

During the ISTE conference at the end of June Google announced that Google Earth can now be added into your G Suite for Education domain. This means …

Education Technology

IP大剧为什么容易被人骂?因为年轻人对好剧的基本判断标准是“尊重我的智商”_娱乐_好奇心日报

坐在电视前,收看电视台播出的剧已经已经是一种堪称复古的行为了。 现如今无论是手机、pad 还是智能电视,提到影视剧,大家想到的载体基本上都是网络。<p>艺恩咨询在一份总结 2016 年网络视频的报告中说,影视剧是网络视频付费内容的“基石”:比起前一年,付费影视剧内容增长 7 倍,其中网络剧占 5 成。而另 …

靠表情包成名的公司不能只靠表情包活着,那它做的是什么生意?_娱乐_好奇心日报

你可能没听过十二栋文化,但却很可能使用过这家公司生产的表情包。<p>比如头上长了两片叶子的“长草颜团子”、额头上贴了一条黄符的“小僵尸”、左耳缺了一小块的“破耳兔”、以及皮肤黝黑且常常抓狂的“制冷少女”……这些软萌的形象经常出没于微信的表情库中,无论是问早晚安、挖苦恶搞、还是想向对方摆个臭脸,你都能从中找 …

How to sync and play music from Apple Watch without iPhone

Any Apple Watch can play music without iPhone which is especially useful for outdoor workouts, but you have to decide what music and how you’ll listen ahead of time. It’s fairly simple if you follow the right steps, however, there are a few tricks to make syncing music to Apple Watch easier.<p>For …

Apple Watch

Try these 15 free educational apps for your kids

I filled an iPad with hundreds of learning apps for my students. Here are 15 of my favorites, plus some creative ideas for how to use them.<p>January …

Talking Tom creator sold to Asian firm for US$1 billion

Cyprus-based entertainment company Outfit7 has been wholly acquired by China’s United Luck Consortium for US$1 billion. The deal will see Outfit7 …

5 Ways to Sell More Products via Social Media

Want to drive more sales on social media? Looking for ways to encourage more people to purchase? A few adjustments can help you optimize your social …

Marketing

China cementing global dominance of renewable energy and technology

China is cementing its global dominance of renewable energy and supporting technologies, aggressively investing in them both at home and around the globe, leaving countries including the US, UK and Australia at risk of missing the growing market.<p>A report by the Institute for Energy Economics and …

Renewable Energy

Top 10 Coding Toys For Kids This Christmas

Osmo Coding Game<p>Osmo Genius Kit<p>Ozobot 2.0 Bit, the Educational Toy Robot that Teaches STEM and Coding, Crystal White<p>littleBits Electronics Arduino …

Kids

5 PRINCIPLES OF DESIGNING A GOOD COMPANY LOGO

A logo is said to be the face value of a company, it is the first visual that comes in contact with a current or prospective customer. Why is it …

Wonder Workshop | Home of cue, Dash and Dot, robots that help kids learn to code

Clever Together<p>Wonder Workshop sparks creativity with kids of all ages and inspires them to have fun, learning new skills with our robotics.<p>Our …

Kids

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Nickelodeon Study Highlights Gen Z

<i>Data shows that today’s children are more accepting, have a better relationship with their parents and more.</i><p>With roughly 50 million kids under the …

Demographics

How WeChat Is Reshaping Online Education

Over the past year, I have been trying to help providers of online education courses in both China and the U.S. form partnerships with each other. Originally, I asked my Chinese clients to consider using learning management systems (LMS) such as Instructure's Canvas or Blackboard’s CourseSites.<p>LMS …

How we’re using Minecraft to engage pupils in our school

<b>“Stop throwing snowballs at those pupils or I else I’m going to have to freeze you!”</b><p>I have been teaching for 17 years at St Joseph's Boys' School, …

Teaching

11 insights that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives without improving their methods.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

Chasing China’s Edtech Unicorns: A Cautionary Tale

Opinion | Edtech Business<p>Chasing China’s Edtech Unicorns: A Cautionary Tale<p>By Todd Maurer     Jun 7, 2016<p>Image Credit: Nipatsara Bureepia / …