Søren Bech

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Why Do Many College Students Ignore Learning Strategies?

Many college students don’t use self-regulated learning strategies (SRL), despite knowing they exist, according to a new study from Austria published …

Pedagogy

Everything You Wanted to Know About Formative Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask…

Recently Steven Anderson and I had an engaging discussion on the topic of Formative Assessment for ACER Education. Check out what we had to say.<p>Some …

Aspects of Effective Project Based Learning #PBLChat #EdChat

By von_brandis I've been meaning to write about my adventures in Project Based Learning for a while. It's a topic many teachers are interested in, …

Pedagogy

A Conversation On Formative Assessment With Steven Anderson And Shaelynn Farnsworth

YouTube

Google has created a tool that tests for clinical depression

People often delay seeking treatment for mental health conditions like depression. The longer they wait to see their doctors, the worse the condition becomes, making it harder to treat in the future.<p>In an effort to encourage more patients to seek treatment sooner, Google announced Aug. 23 that it …

Infographics

The 10 apps millennials say they can't live without

ComScore recently surveyed app users ages 18-34 about the apps they "can't go without." The top 10 includes the likes of Instagram, YouTube, and Gmail.<p>The list "speaks to a broader insight, which is that millennials seem to recognize the importance of the more functional apps, like Amazon, Gmail …

Apps

Hands on: LiquidText 3.0.11 changes how you annotate documents on the iPad

It's hard to go back to an more ordinary PDF annotator after using LiquidText, but it is not the ultimate PDF tool for the iPad.

Adobe Acrobat

​I​s your child gifted? Their drawings of stick men could tell you

Forget IQ tests. A new study says the real key to finding out if you have a genius on your hands is looking for freckles, goatees and other ‘exceptional items’ in their art<p>Next time your child proudly presents you with their scribble of a stick figure with crazy hair, it might be worth a closer …

Me Learning: A Student-Centered Learning Model

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Learning

New research shows “digital natives” are no better at technology than the rest of us

Marketers and social theorists love to talk about digital natives. This group is supposedly a generation of early adopters under the age of about 35, uniquely adept at technology compared to their older counterparts. But according to a recent editorial in <i>Nature</i>, these digital natives are a figment …

Education

YouTube Educational Technology | YouTube Tool for Educators

If you have GMAIL, then you have a YouTube Channel. You can do some great things with your YouTube Channel. This video shows you how you can upload …

Ditch Facebook And Make Yourself Smarter With These 10 Hottest Learning Sites

The average person spends nearly two hours every day on social media.1<p>Think about it, what will we achieve when we spend these two hours on something …

Nonprofits

7 Tips to Teach Students How to Recognize Bias in an Era of Fake News

When students are learning about research topics and current events, they must also learn about how perspective and bias may affect the information …

How to protect your smartphone privacy

Prevent Google and Apple from tracking you<p>You've beefed up the security for your online accounts, so you feel confident sticking your smartphone in your pocket and heading out the door. But many consumers don't realize that the software in their phones can track their every move. Whether you have …

How to Set Your iPhone Camera’s LED Flash to Notify You of Incoming Calls and Alerts

Wouldn’t it be great to get a visual alert of incoming calls and notifications when your iPhone is set to silent? This quick “how to” shows you how …

6 New Startups Redefining The Educational Space

Tech startups are creating buzz in transportation, gaming, healthcare, and telecommunications sectors. Everybody knows this. What people may not …

Apple’s GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork apps are now completely free

No Mac or iPhone purchase required<p>Apple is making its GarageBand, iMovie, and iWork (Pages, Keynote, and Numbers) apps totally free for all Mac OS and iOS customers as of today. In late 2013, Apple began offering the software for free to anyone that purchased a new Apple device — either a Mac or …

Apps

Pair this button with your iPhone for safety boost

Tech innovators have yet to create a device that activates a personal defense shield to ward off would-be attackers. But a small gadget called Revolar can discreetly alert the cavalry.<p>A smartphone in hand means you can make an immediate call for help, but some dangerous situations leave no time to …

iOS

8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning

<b>8 Things I Learned My First Year Of Teaching With Project-Based Learning</b><p>by <b>Rachelle Dene Poth</b><p>My first year of teaching with project-based learning …

Collaboration Isn't New, But It Doesn't Mean You're Doing It Right

Many teachers and leaders collaborate. It's not a new word. However, just because they do it doesn't mean they do it right. Here are some things to …

Teaching

4 ways to use Virtual Reality in project-based learning - Innovation: Education

VR’s real world impact on students<p>Virtual reality is exciting and many of our students are already using this technology in gaming (as some were …

Using Quick Check-Ins to Measure Student Understanding

Chris Ward’s fifth graders have been practicing long division for most of the period. While some understand it well, others are still struggling. …

Hope for those stuck in mental health institutions

Among other weighty events on Wednesday, there is a chink of light that could transform the lives of thousands of people with learning disabilities, needlessly stuck in mental health institutions away from homes, families and communities. On Wednesday, the public affairs committee will hear from …

Mental Health

#15toptips for Student-Centred Teaching 3: Build ‘authenticity’ into your assessment strategy

As lecturers we often tend to think first of what we want to teach. This is an entirely natural response if we view ourselves primarily as subject …

Here are the languages the world is trying to learn

I have learnt three foreign languages in my life and all of them have been studied in classrooms with books, pads of paper, and the occasional tape. …

Language Learning

Educators on Flipboard Starter Pack

If you are just getting started on Flipboard, or want to learn more about using Flipboard in the classroom, this post is for you. Discover how to create a magazine, find your tribe, and use Flipboard in school. Enjoy!<p><b>1. MagMaking 101: How to Make a Magazine for your Class</b><p>Creating Flipboard …

Inland Empire

Creating A Digital Innovation Factory

Many large, traditional companies view digital innovation in a particular way. They assume the explosive growth of native digital competitors can be largely explained by breakthrough discoveries or technological wonders. True innovation, they assume, is the realm of digital wonks and ambitious …

Innovation

A top psychologist says will power is overrated — here's how you really build good habits

According to NYU psychologist Adam Alter, the real way to build good habits is to focus less on making good choices, and more on building an environment that limits decision-making altogether.<p>"There are very few examples of humans doing a good job exerting self-control for very long periods of …

Self-improvement

Parent Anxiety, Screen Time And Learning In The Digital Age

"If I can get them out the door with pants on, I feel like we've won the day."<p>A lot of parents can probably relate to those words from a stressed out dad, who's trying to deal with big issues of parenting amid the normal chaos of just getting them to school.<p>He was one of more than a dozen parents …

Digital Age