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To Remember, the Brain Must Actively Forget

Researchers find evidence that neural systems actively remove memories, which suggests that forgetting may be the default mode of the brain.<p>Going …

The Brain

Undocumented college applicants face new challenges under Trump

No matter the circumstances, the college application process can be stressful, but for a certain group of students, it’s particularly …

This tiny device can record everything you say and transcribe it for you

The tiny device has one function: to help you keep track of your ideas, to-do lists, and notes while you're on the go.<p>Senstone records voice memos, uploads them to an app, and transcribes them for you. The device is launching on Kickstarter Tuesday with the goal of raising $50,000, but I got an …

Apps

Students Learn from Inquiry, Not Interrogation

Jackie Walsh shares resources and strategies teachers can use to partner with students and create new roles and responsibilities in classroom …

Teaching

There are more new science fiction and fantasy novels than you can handle this February

Stories of revenge and revolution<p>One of the things that I like about the winter months here in Vermont is the cold. It’s a bit of a stereotypical thing, I realize, but every time I end up going to my parents, I find myself sitting in a comfortable chair, inching closer and closer to their cast iron …

Great Online Learning Platforms to Level Up Your Digital Skills

7 Online Learning Platforms to Level Up Your Digital Skills<p>Updated January 05, 2018<p>In today’s world, having up-to-date skills is crucial, whether …

OpenCourseware

So You Want to Read Dystopian Fiction: Here’s Where to Start

Consider this book your introduction to dystopiana. Believe it or not, <i>1984</i> is totally hot right now. There have been reports of retailers actually …

5 Common Writing Problems and How to Fix Them

Writing is a skill that you can always improve.<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>Writing is a skill that you can always improve. Whether you are a seasoned copywriter or a marketer who dabbles in writing now and again, you need to keep working on your writing …

Writing

10 EdTech Tools for Encouraging Classroom Collaboration

By: Rachelle Dene Poth. Teaching students collaboration skills is important, and it can be made a lot easier with the help of EdTech. This list …

Education Technology

3 'Simple' Ideas Every Educator Should Work on in 2017

It's 2017 and we are all in the mood to have deeper relationships and make the year better than the one we had in 2016. The Big three strategies in …

Pedagogy

28 books you should have read in 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at a truly exceptional year for genre fiction. As we pointed out in last year’s attempt to provide …

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Teaching

A Completely Subjective List Of The Top 20 Sci Fi Books - Sci-Fi Addicts

<i>In this list of my top 20 sci-fi books, you’ll find both books that were crowd pleasers and books that were genre makers.</i><p>It’s going to be impossible …

6 Powerful Learning Strategies You MUST Share with Students

Interview with Megan Smith and Yana Weinstein ( transcript):<p><b>What does the word “study” mean to you?</b><p>Have you ever told your students to study for a …

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Boredom, alienation and anxiety in the maths classroom? Here's why

Brian Hudson, <i>University of Sussex</i><p>The quest for appropriate teaching and learning practices for children and young people is ongoing and ever present. A major challenge is to make maths teaching more inclusive and maths itself more accessible to a wider cross section of children and young people. …

Mathematics

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

5 Books to Read After the 'Westworld' Episode "Trace Decay"

Love 'Westworld' but have a hard time finding its tone elsewhere? These five novels will do the job.<p>As <i>Westworld</i> ambles into its final stretch, …

Magic numbers: can maths equations be beautiful?

The concept of beauty underpins how mathematicians solve quantum theory or describe gravity. From E=mc² to string theory, mathematical beauty has led physicists to draw up some of the most compelling descriptions of reality. ‘Beauty is the torch you hold up in the belief that it will lead you to …

One in 500 chance humans will be extinct in a year, mathematician claims

The human race faces a one in 500 chance of extinction in the next year, an expert mathematician has claimed.<p>Dr Fergus Simpson, a mathematician at …

11 Sharp Facts About Annie Oakley

In many periods of history, women have been discouraged from applying their minds to mathematics—but a few persevered. The world-altering …

Mathematics

Tougher Times For Latino Students? History Says They've Never Had It Easy

There's been lots of chatter on social media and among pundits, warning that the treatment of immigrant kids and English language learners is going to "get worse" under a Donald Trump presidency.<p>Some people on Twitter are even monitoring incidents in which Latino students in particular have been …

Running puzzle: marathon mathematics

A little puzzle for runners from Alex Bellos’s new book. Can you work out the answer?

Mathematics

Tube map for A-level maths aims to drive smart thinking

All aboard the Number line!<p>Mathematics is the most popular A-level in the UK. But it’s not turning out the right kind of mathematician.<p>“There is a frustration in maths faculties that students are arriving with top marks and yet they can’t bring together different ideas. They are so very fluent but …

Mathematics

The Man Who Wouldn't Wait for Mars

Stephen Petranek says the Red Planet isn't the ultimate goal for manned missions. It's the logical place to start.<p>Stephen Petranek thinks we should …

Creativity is Based on Knowledge

Reading Time: 3 minutesCan creativity be cultivated in our current school system? I’ve been watching more and more TED talks lately, and what

TED Talks

Helping Parents Support Students at the Kitchen Table

Guest post by Connie Hamilton<p>It wasn't until I began to experience the homework struggle as a parent that I really reflected on how educators …

Three Math Kickstarters For Your Perusal

Project #1. I like games and I especially like inexpensive games that have simple rules. If you agree, then please check out Quadrum, a new card game being offered on Kickstarter. It’s already been funded, but there are stretch goals still to be reached. The game is a bit like dominoes–24 square …