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8 Fascinating Things We Learned About The Mind In 2015

Memory erasing is just the beginning.<p>As the New Horizons spacecraft made its historic flight to Pluto and some scientists explored the far reaches of our solar system, others were making some incredible advances in their exploration of the inner workings of the mind.<p>Studies published this year shed …

The Brain

Ten Things Every Educator Should Say More Often

In a previous post, I shared eight things a successful educator should never say. Admittedly, that is a negative way to think about the impact of …

Pedagogy

The 2015 Christmas List of Best STEM Toys for your little nerds and nerdettes

My 8 year old (recently 7, they grow so fast) asked recently, "are we nerds yet?" Being a nerd doesn't have the negative stigma it once did. A nerd …

Raspberry Pi

50 Sites That Pay You to Write or Blog

If you love to write and have always had a dream to see your work published, but don’t want to start or manage a blog to feature all your writings, …

Web Design

41 Dollar-Store Hacks Every Parent Should Know About

If you've got a dollar, you can make your life easier.

Some Wonderful iPad Apps for Organizing Your Class

September 17, 2015<br>Here is a collection of some useful iPad apps to help you better organize and manage your classroom. Some of the things you can do …

The Ten Most Important Books to Expand Your Brain

Books suck. No question about it, almost everyone who writes a book is a crappy writer.<p>And this is a good thing.<p>It's because the writer spent his life getting GOOD at what he was writing about. He didn't spend his life being good at writing.<p>He didn't spend his life typing. He ran a country. Or …

5 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning

Quizizz<p>Much like Kahoot, Quizizz allows teachers to gather evidence of student learning in a fun, gamified environment. When teachers create …

Launching a Year of Meaningful Note-Taking

With some set-up, modeling, and direct instruction, your students can go from okay to great note-takers.

Note-Taking

Save A Mini Fortune This Fall By Making THIS

Pumpkin spice mania started back in August, but the elusive PSL is only officially returning to our coffee orders this week. This year, instead of …

Page Not Found

Taking Notes: Is The Pen Still Mightier Than the Keyboard?

Educators are eager to know how the computers popping up in their classrooms actually affect student learning. Much of the research has focused on …

Teaching

11 Creative DIY Projects Using Paint Chips

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Content Editor for Porch.com</i><p>For those of you who are DIY-obsessed and crafty home remodelers, we can bet you have a stack of paint chips hidden in the back of a drawer or closet at home. If not, you can always hit up your local hardware store to pick out your favorite colors. …

Why People Who Take Notes All the Time Are More Likely To Be Successful

“Just let me look at my notes.”<p>How many times have we heard a person say that? It could be a manager, a student, a lawyer, a secretary, a writer, or …

Productivity

5 Big Ideas That Don't Work In Education

There are few household names in education research. Maybe that in itself constitutes a problem. But if there was an Education Researcher Hall Of Fame, one member would be a silver-haired, plainspoken Kiwi named John Hattie.<p>Hattie directs the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University …

Pedagogy

A College Without Classes

MANCHESTER, Mich. — Had Dani­ella Kippnick fol­lowed in the foot­steps of the hun­dreds of mil­lions of stu­dents who have earned uni­versity …

Free PowerPoint Template: Circle Lift

Here’s another free PowerPoint template that you’re free to use in your online training courses. The free template is structure to slide up and down …

eLearning

Wix Launches WixEd, A Free Online School For Website Design

DIY website creator Wix wants to make starting a career in web design as easy as it’s made building your own site.<p>Today, the company is launching WixEd, a free online education program that teaches Wix users everything they need to know to launch their own website design business.<p>The course …

7 Ways To Stop Yourself From Being A Slave to Your Emotions

Do your emotions make you feel like you are losing control all of the time? Stop being a slave to your emotions by employing these useful tactics.

How to Make Barista Quality Cold-Brew Coffee at Home

The delicious-looking iced coffee you see on everyone’s Instagram isn’t made from cooled leftover coffee. Ordinary brewing with hot water releases …

Ideas for Teaching Better. All In One Place.

So many ideas to share!<p>Most of the blogs I write that get a good response are the ones about teaching. Thankfully. I’d write a book but a) it takes …

Pedagogy

3 Simple Tools to Create Quote Posters for Your Class

May 29, 2015<br>Below are three of our favourite web tools for creating picture quotes. You can use these tools with your students to create beautiful …

A fast learner shares 5 strategies for picking up new skills

I would consider myself a fairly quick learner in the sense that in my brief 24 years here on this planet called earth, I have "mastered" a variety of skills and crafts.<p>I attribute much of this to the way I approach my work, not necessarily my inherent talent or IQ. Here are some of the things I do:<p>…

The Ultimate Guide To Note-Taking [Infographic]

Do you find it difficult to recall what you have learned in lectures or meetings? Why not develop the habit of note-taking?<p>According to the …

Note-Taking

3 Google Drive Tools for Creating Professional-looking Diagrams and Flowcharts

April 9, 2015<br>We received a couple of requests from teachers asking for Google Drive add-ons to use with Google Docs to create and integrate diagrams …

Google Drive

Why We Act Irrationally: What Drives Our Senseless Habits

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>It was 1977 and, although nobody knew it at the time, psychologist Ellen …

Self-improvement

How Digital Tools Improve Teaching and Learning

Adapted from an article I co-authored, Real-World Ready: Leveraging Digital Tools <br>Digital tools are transforming essential elements of the education …

Education Technology

Top 10 Sites/Apps for a Flipped Classroom

0<p>SHARES<p>A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time for guided …

Education Technology