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Content curation is about moving from noise to context

Content curation is a lot more than just hitting the retweet button. Here's some answers to questions I've gotten about the value of curation, and …

Digital Marketing

Train Your Voice With This Singing App

iOS: If you want to really kill it at karaoke, <i>approximately</i> hitting the notes won’t be good enough. A free app called Vanido can guide you through …

Learn the Basics of Music Theory With This Interactive Tutorial

As a fan of music, I’d love to learn how to make a song. Devoting time to learning music theory, however, isn’t exactly on my list of priorities. …

Cool Stuff

Is the Socratic Method Right for Your Class?

Have you ever walked into a classroom where students were engaged in serious on-topic discussion, debating ideas and challenging each other to …

11 Things to Start with in Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

11 Things to Start With in Google Classroom<p>In a nutshell, Google Classroom is Google Drive Management. It allows you to assign assignments and …

Teaching the “Netflix Generation” #LT8keys

<i>“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”</i><br>– John Dewey<p>The availability of content and the multitude of …

Learning

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, …

Education

A Beginner's Guide to the Mexican-American War

Mexican-American War Summary:<p>A conflict that occurred as the result of Mexican resentment over the US annexation of Texas and a border dispute, the …

Mexico

An Effective Use of Flipboard – Using the App as a Blog

Have you used Flipboard for blogging? Are you an influencer? Then, this article is for you. I am perpetually looking for new ways to make marketing …

Flipboard

What a Million Syllabuses Can Teach Us

COLLEGE course syllabuses are curious documents. They represent the best efforts by faculty and instructors to distill human knowledge on a given subject into 14-week chunks. They structure the main activity of colleges and universities. And then, for the most part, they disappear.<p>Some schools …

Education

Want Catholic Children? Teach Them the Natural Law! | Catholic Answers

Law

The Left Is Trying to Rewrite American History. We Must Stop Them.

George Orwell said, “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”<p>In the former Union …

History

Forget Guide on the Side…Students Need a Guide on the Ride

You may have missed it along the way, but your class has a story. You might have been caught up in the everyday grind, or overwhelmed, or possibly …

Storytelling

How to Empower Students with One Simple Phrase (that can boost student effort by 40%)

Daniel Coyle, the author of The Talent Code, recently looked at a study on feedback from teachers. This study showed that one simple phrase could …

Teaching

The human brain sees the world as an 11-dimensional multiverse

New research suggests that the human brain is almost beyond comprehension because it doesn’t process the world in two dimensions or even three. No, …

5 Ways to Connect with Your Students Over the Summer @coolcatteacher

When Memorization Gets in the Way of Learning

A teacher's quest to discourage his students from mindlessly reciting information<p>I once caught an 11th-grader who snuck a cheat sheet into the final exam.<p>At first, he tried to shuffle it under some scratch paper. When I cornered him, he shifted tactics. "It's my page of equations," he told me. …

Teaching

New research on the biology behind over-thinking shows how it makes us less creative

Every journalist suffers from "writer's block" sometimes. Whatever job you do, you can probably relate to how it feels to be stuck in a rut.<p>According to new research, one reason for experiencing this is biological.<p>Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Goldsmiths University of London …

The Brain

How to master Google Photos

Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

iOS

A Marine who coaches Fortune 500 execs explains why setting goals is a 'waste of time'

Combat veteran Andrew Wittman was an infantry Marine for 6 years. He explains why setting goals can be a complete waste of time. Wittman is the author of "Ground Zero Leadership: CEO of You," and coaches Fortune 500 CEO's and top executives. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Setting goals is</i> …

Fortune 500

Neuronal on/off switch could help oversleepers and insomniacs

It's happened to all of us at some point: a loud noise in the middle of the night wakes you up in a panic. Even if it turns out to be just a neighbor …

Deeper Learning Is By Discovery, Not Delivery

We've been talking about Bloom's Taxonomy and critical thinking for as long as I've been an educator. And yet we still have work to do to get kids …

Critical Thinking

Intriguing Research On How To Increase Intrinsic Motivation

Be Better at Life by Thinking of Yourself Less is a very interesting piece at New York’s Magazine’s “Science of Us.”<p>It shares research, and …

Pedagogy

Student-Driven Differentiation: Putting Student Voice Behind The Wheel

Asking different questions isn't enough if teachers aren't listening to the answers students provide. Here are 3 ways to have authentic …

Teaching

New Neuroscience Wearable Claims To Alleviate Stress In Just 30 Seconds (video)

If you find you suffer from stress during your working day, studying or while just out and about, you may be interested in a new neuroscience …

Neuroscience

Low-fat dairy intake may raise Parkinson's risk

<i>Researchers have identified a link between higher intake of low-fat dairy and the risk of Parkinson's.</i><p>Low-fat dairy is often seen as a healthful …

Nutrition

Publishing Outlets for Teen Writers

Students in my Literary Arts program are required to submit their creative projects to the outside world: writing contests, literary magazines, or …

Publishing

Digital Badges Are Gaining Traction

One trend that struck me as new at the recent IMS Global and ASU/GSV conferences was a ramping up of activity around digital badges. At the moment, …

Education