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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

WATCH: film director Ridley Scott – 'Teaching is the most important of all professions'

Upon being awarded a Bafta fellowship by Prince William last night, Sir Ridley Scott explained that after leaving school, he secured a place at …


The Developing Engagement with Feedback Toolkit (DEFT) | Higher Education Academy

Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on students’ learning. There is a strong evidence base on effective <i>delivery</i> of feedback: what it …


GUEST POST: Is Your Feedback Carefully Used, or Barely Perused?


Helping Teachers Create More Inclusive Classrooms

Although the inclusive education movement has more supporters than ever, turning theory into practice can be the hardest part. A new initiative seeks …


Donald Trump and the decline of US soft power

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Ethics 101: Bringing morality to computer science

February 18, 2018 5:00 AM<br>The medical profession has an ethic: First, do no harm.

Artificial Intelligence

Inequality is a threat - name it, and face it

February 18, 2018 5:00 AM<br>Singapore must not become a society where people feel the system is stacked against them, favouring a minority, writes …

Lee Hsien Loong

Ensuring That PBL Is Accessible to All

To answer this question, it helps to have a working definition of equity. I like the definition that Elena Aguilar uses in “Deeper Learning Means …


Teach Kids When They’re Ready

This scenario drives us crazy because it’s grounded in fear, competition, and pressure, not in science or reality. Not only are parents feeling undue …


How to do Autofocus Fine Tuning on Your Nikon DSLR

Most of the time your equipment does a great job, but every once in a while you may find that under certain circumstances, your photos may seem a …


Explainer: Quantum physics

This might surprise you, but there may be literally thousands, or even tens of thousands, of devices and components surrounding you right now that …

Quantum Mechanics

New ways to comment on Microsoft files (and more) in Google Drive


How to succeed as a global innovation hub

February 13, 2018 5:00 AM<br>Top economies around the world are affirming innovation as key to unlocking economic growth and more economies have …


Meta-Analysis Confirms Effectiveness of an Old School Approach: Direct Instruction – by Robert Pondiscio

Did you hear the one about a curriculum with fifty years of research that actually demonstrates its effectiveness? There’s a new meta-analysis in the …


Picture of a Single Atom Wins Science Photo Contest

A remarkable photo of a single atom trapped by electric fields has just been awarded the top prize in a well-known science photography competition. …

Quantum Mechanics

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The 5 Clustering Algorithms Data Scientists Need to Know

Clustering is a Machine Learning technique that involves the grouping of data points. Given a set of data points, we can use a clustering algorithm …


His 2020 Campaign Message: The Robots Are Coming

Among the many, many Democrats who will seek the party’s presidential nomination in 2020, most probably agree on a handful of core issues: protecting DACA, rejoining the Paris climate agreement, unraveling President Trump’s tax breaks for the wealthy.<p>Only one of them will be focused on the robot …


A Must Have Tool for Taking Notes on Videos

Reclipped is an excellent educational tool to use to annotate and create video snippets. It allows you to collect relevant parts from videos, add …

Education Technology

Will Augmented and Virtual Reality Replace Textbooks?

This past year, Tulsa TV-2, an NBC News affiliate, did a great story on the transition in education through the eyes of professors and students who …

Pokémon Go

Hondajet soars with 'wrong' over-the-wing engine design

February 09, 2018 5:00 AM<br>His aerospace engineering professors taught him that it was wrong to mount anything atop an aircraft wing. Industry peers …


People Notice There’s Something Wrong With The Rock’s New Movie Poster, And Things Escalate Quickly

People are calling Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock-et’ after he shared a poster of his upcoming movie. The action thriller is set in the not-so-distant …

Film Posters

How to learn Deep Learning in 6 months

It is quite possible to learn, follow and contribute to state-of-art work in deep learning in about 6 months’ time. This article details out the …

Machine Learning

10 Free Tech Tools & Websites Every Teacher Should Know About

Photograph courtesy MaxPixel. Public domain<p>Confession: I was a late tech adopter.<p>I didn’t own a computer until I was in college. I couldn’t record on …

Education Technology

When kids say 'I lazy what'

February 04, 2018 5:00 AM<br>When we look at the Singapore education system, we see certain things that are widely and internationally regarded to be …

Income Inequality

8 DIY Photo Filters You Can Make at Home

If you’re looking to add a creative touch to your photos, you can consider making a DIY lens filter for custom effects. Here’s a 3-minute video from …


“A crisis of trust”: 8 things we learned from the 2018 Edelman Trust Barometer report

While people around the world remain distrustful of institutions, trust in journalism is going up.<p>This was one of the findings of the annual Edelman …

Public Relations

Self-control and cognitive control are not the same thing

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettIt’s common for psychologists to use the terms “self-control” and “cognitive control” interchangeably. Consider the introduction …


Full-frame showdown: Nikon D850 vs Canon 5D IV vs Sony a7R III

Dan and Sally Watson over at Learning Cameras recently put together a really useful comparison video that pits the Sony, Canon, and Nikon fanboys …