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10 things students want all educators to know

<b>1). Students want you to actually spend the time to get to know them...</b><p>Get to know your students by name as soon as possible. Learn something unique …

KQED

“We tell a story about the power of learning that is very different from what we practice in traditional models of school,” says Steve Hargadon, …

Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Resources for 2015

Social media is a powerful tool for keeping in touch with friends, getting coupons and deals from your favorite businesses, and seeing what your …

Social Media

23 Things Top Students Do

They are the ones you catch out of the corner of your eye. They get their exam back, calmly flip through the few (if any) errors they made, and …

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

<b>Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b> and<b> TeachThought Staff</b><b>Purpose:</b> Improving our chance …

Pedagogy

Sitting at computers all day is killing us. This video could help save your life.

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re heading toward an early grave. I know, that sounds extreme, but we’re only just starting to …

How a Car Accident and Cancer Taught Me Different Things About Mortality

On October 21, 1996, I came literally two inches from dying. And it doesn't matter how you look at the physicality of it... two inches separated me from life and the afterlife.<p>I had been driving my Jeep home from a radio station event when I was hit from behind by a gentleman in a car so new that …

Mind

'Monkey Christ' fresco boosts visitors to Spanish town

<b>A Spanish fresco that made headlines around the world after its restoration was botched by an elderly parishioner has had a change in fortune.</b><p>Ecce Homo earned the nickname 'Monkey Christ' after Cecilia Gimenez attempted to restore it.<p>Officials in the town of Borja in northeast Spain say it has …

Restoration

Is Elon Musk's Hyperloop just a pipe dream?

<b>Much like the pun in the headline, the bright idea of transporting people using some kind of vacuum-like tube is neither new nor imaginative.</b><p>There was Robert Goddard, considered the "father of modern rocket propulsion", who claimed in 1909 that his vacuum system could suck passengers from Boston to …

Tesla

Why Some Words Sound Fat

Doesn't caramel ice cream sound heavy? Where vowel sounds come from in the mouth influences how we think about a word.<p>Which sounds better, an ice cream called Frish, or an ice cream called Frosh? In an NYU study, people rated the ice cream Frosh as smoother, creamier and richer. Except both ice …

The startling sense of smell found all over your body

Bemused biologists have found the machinery that helps us identify smells and tastes crops up everywhere – from our kidneys to sperm. After many years they think they might know why, as Veronique Greenwood reports.<p>Sometimes the results of science experiments are just too weird to believe. In 2005 …

Biology

What makes us extroverts and introverts?

Why do some people prefer adventure and the company of others, while others favour being alone? It’s all to do with how your brain processes rewards.<p>Will you spend Saturday night in a crowded bar, or curled up with a good book? Is your ideal holiday adventure sports with a large group of mates and, …

Psychology

Can you spend a week without cash?

Is it possible to survive on the host of digital and virtual currency options now available? Frank Swain says goodbye to his wallet and finds out.<p>The crunch point came when I stood outside a cafe in the bucolic Devonshire town of Totnes, pondering the questionable ethics of taking food away from a …

Great Depression

Does sugar make children hyperactive?

Dread birthday parties because of the effect cakes and drinks will have on your child? Evidence shows this actually affects parents’ behaviour, not the child’s.<p>Many of us have watched children arrive at a party as reasonable, polite human beings, eat copious amounts of cakes and sweets and then …

Diabetes

The Zimmerman verdict forced me, a white mother, to talk to my black son about race.

After George Zimmerman walked free, we finally showed our 10-year-old the Jackie Robinson biopic, <i>42</i>. He had trouble sleeping. So did we.<p>We’re white. …

7 Home Lifehacks That Every Person Who Lives Alone Must Know (VIDEO)

Living alone can have its perks. You never have to worry about an annoying roommate, you're able to do practically anything you want and you'll always know how awesomely independent you are. Of course, there are times when you really wish there was someone around to help with oh, let's say, opening …

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Do try not to get your penis stuck in a toaster. A message from the fire brigade

It sounds barmy doesn't it, the London Fire Brigade telling people about men putting their genitals where they shouldn't? But the fact of the matter is people put body parts in strange places all the time, get stuck, and then call us out to release them. We're not just talking one or two; our crews …

The virtual autopsy

Using computer imaging technology, scientists are developing a pioneering new way to find the causes of unexplained deaths in people.<p>Warning: this video is not for the faint-hearted. The autopsy has been an invaluable tool for finding the causes of unexplained deaths, but post-mortems have …

Autopsy

This Duck has a 3D-Printed Prosthetic Foot

<b>By Chris Gayomali</b><p>In the hierarchy of birds, ducks are simultaneously wonderful and somehow underrated. Not only do our flat-billed pals fall into the …

9 Tracks With Facts: An Independence Day Playlist

Your guests will delight in these American classics, and you can serve them bits of musical Americana, one song at a time.<p>1. "Star-Spangled Banner," …

How All 50 States Got Their Names

<b>Alabama</b><p>Before Europeans landed on American shores, the upper stretches of the Alabama River in present-day Alabama used to be the home lands of a …

How do fireworks work?

Centuries-old technology with a modern twist<p>The first firework was pretty basic. A Chinese monk named Li Tian took a piece of bamboo, stuffed it with gunpowder, and threw it into a fire, producing a bang loud enough to scare away ghosts. That was more than 1,000 years ago, but fireworks today are …

The 9 Best Things to Eat on a Stick

Foods that abandon traditional cutlery are always fun. Popsicles in the backyard on a scorching hot day, corndogs at the State Fair, marshmallows roasted over a bonfire -- nothing says summer like food on a stick. Here are our 9 favorite recipes that ditch the fork and knife.<p>Frozen Bananas Dipped …

Building a Better Sandwich

Diabolical Alarm Clock App Makes You Work Out to Wake Up

Alarm clocks have the unenviable job of making us do something we typically don't want to do – hauling our asses out of bed every morning. But that …

Blood, Sweat, and Gear: How One Guy Retooled His Life With Triathlon Training

Brett Miller never set out to become a hardcore triathlete who thinks nothing of swimming two miles, then riding 112 and finishing the day with a …

Apricot Breakfast Popsicles Recipe

Popsicles for breakfast? When you're using ripe fruit and yogurt, why not? The classic flavor combination of apricots, cardamom, and yogurt are sweetened naturally with honey and make for a lovely way to start your day.<p><b>Note</b>: My popsicle molds are very small, so I got about 7 pops out of this …