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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

<b>The Learning And Design Principles Of Connected Learning</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>In 2015, no one should be hurting for compelling ed content. Sites like …

How To Budget Next Year’s 2,000 Working Hours

Thinking differently about the time you have could put your work into perspective.<p>There are 8,760 hours in a year.<p>If you work full time, you’ll spend about 2,000 of those focused on your job. Sure, you may spend more than 40 hours at the office most weeks, but you likely take breaks. You take major …

Mentoring

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

10 First-Year Teacher Myths and How to Avoid Them

<i>Adapted from Passionate Learners: Giving Our Classrooms Back to Our Students by Pernille Ripp (2014, Powerful Learning Press).</i><b>We’ve all been there</b> …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Western Australia

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Weddings

Teaching to the Edges

This video has been out on You Tube for a while now, so it may not be new to any of you. But as I took the time to listen to it the other day, it …

Drop Anxiety and Depression

Exactly how the practice does this is a bit of a mystery, says study coauthor Madhav Goyal, M.D. Anxiety and depression are rooted in your mind. And it’s possible the focus and discipline required for meditation helps train your brain to tune out negative emotions or symptoms—or at least their …

Here's how to stop anyone on Google+ from emailing your Gmail account - Pocket-lint

Google announced deeper integration between Gmail and Google+ on Thursday, confirming your Google+ connections will now auto-appear as potential …

Daily Roundup: 2013 Mac Pro review, Jack Dorsey joins Disney, Google powered robots and more!

<i>You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on</i> …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

Native Americans

Is your computer slow? 10 ways to make it run faster

There's nothing more frustrating than a sluggish computer, especially when you know it still has legs in it.<p>Rather than buying a new laptop or PC, here are 10 ways of avoiding a costly new purchase by making your old computer run faster.<p>1. Uninstall unused programs<p>New PCs come with a whole load of …

Software

Khan Academy

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National Geographic Brings Over 500 Historic Maps to Google Maps

Google is launching an initiative allowing organizations to share their map data with the public via Google Maps. National Geographic announced it is …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

“100mph Bike”

<b>May 09.13 – “100mph bike”</b><p>The 100mph bike, speed bike or any one of the working titles that has been used for this project by the people involved. Its …

Health Care

Northern Dynasty Minerals are threatening one of the world's last wild salmon runs

<b>A fierce battle is happening right now over Bristol Bay, Alaska -- home to one of the last wild salmon runs in the world</b>, and the indigenous Alaskans …

Let’s Kill The Aid Industry

Long have I nursed a healthy contempt for the aid industry. As I spent much of a decade wandering around the planet, taking local public transit through poor and/or unstable nations1, I kept encountering aid workers in their flashy white branded 4x4s, and was almost invariably resoundingly …

14 Toys That Will Make Your Kids Smarter

<b>Pitch:</b> Players (age 8+) assemble a group of magnetic modules to create circuits that light up, vibrate, and spin.<p><b>Payoff:</b> The free-form nature of the …

100 ways to burn fat fast

To stoke your metabolism and prime your body to drop fat, you've got to go beyond the basics.<p>Here are 100 tried-and-true methods to help you lose …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

Top 10 Chrome extensions to enhance your daily browsing

Google’s Chrome browser is fast, secure and free, but it can be made a whole lot better with some free extensions that boost almost any aspect of browsing from tab management to fixing up Facebook.<p>As Google’s Chrome developers summit kicks off later today, the time is ripe to look at some of the …

So long, breadboard: Draw circuits instantly with the Circuit Scribe pen

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Circuit Scribe<p>The process of learning about electronic circuits today is pretty low-tech. You are sitting in a high …

Google Chrome's top 10 hidden features

From the iPad interface to quick calculations, Daniel Johnson brings you 10 of Google Chrome's best hidden features<p><b>1) Built-in task manager</b><p>Everyone knows Ctrl+Alt+Delete brings up Windows task manager. But did you know Google Chrome has its own?<p>Chrome treats each tab as a separate process so if …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

3D Printing

Rocket propelled mountain bike beats land speed record

Frenchman beats land speed record on mountain bike with a little help from a hydrogen rocket.<p>The record for the top speed reached on a mountain bike has been broken in <b>France</b>.<p>Brave cyclist François Gissy reached a speed of 163 mph on his two wheels.<p>The mountain bike was powered by hydrogen peroxide …

How Pythagoras, Plato, Zeno & Aristotle Invented Greek Math

“Mathematics,” wrote the agnostic philosopher Bertrand Russell, “is, I believe, the chief source of belief in eternal and exact truth.” Of course, …

Microsoft's 3D printing app for Windows 8.1 eases you into object creation

Microsoft made a big deal of building 3D printer support into Windows 8.1, and today it's releasing a tool that lets even newcomers create objects of their own. The new 3D Builder app includes a catalog of pre-designed items that virtually anyone can start printing right away. Especially curious …