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Teachers: Finding Time to Blog

How did it get so late so soon?<br>It’s night before it’s afternoon.<br>December is here before it’s June.<br>My goodness how the time has flewn.<br>How did it get …

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Here’s What Needs to be in Your E-Learning Portfolio

I get questions all the time about work portfolios. One of the most frequent questions is “What types of courses need to be in the portfolio?”Why …


Different Approaches To Using Student Blogs And Digital Portfolios

More and more educators are discovering the importance of having their students build some form of digital presence. Blogging is an excellent way for …


Want To Change Education? You’d Better Have These 6 Things

Want To Change Education? You’d better Have These 6 Things by Terry Heick Every afternoon, after failing to take a nap because I make everything …

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They Don’t Want Privacy: Why Students Should Study Social Media

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Nuts and Bolts: Learner Beliefs About Learning by Jane Bozarth

We talk about learner “attitudes,” about learner engagement, and what motivates them to learn. But do learner beliefs about learning affect what and …


The Impact of Words Is Felt Beyond eLearning by Pamela S. Hogle

Word choice can open a window on a company’s culture. Choose words in your eLearning that include and empower—not marginalize.


Considering Audience and Purpose for Classroom Websites

Some of the elementary teachers at my school recently asked me to help them get started with classroom websites. I shared a Google Slide presentation …

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Ten Reasons Every Educator Should Start Blogging

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the expectations of what you now need to provide your students? Feel like there is no time to build a strong rapport …


The Difference Between Empathy And Sympathy

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What is art about social assistance?

Is there such a thing as art about social assistance? By people on social assistance (whether it’s welfare or disability)?I’ve been dreaming up an …

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5 Huge Real-World Problems Hollywood Completely Ignores

By Michael Dawson,Jordan Breeding,Alyssa Feller,James Netter Published: August 15th, 2017 Movies cover everything: the ups and downs of romance, …

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A post-Charlottesville reading list to help explain American white supremacy

In the aftermath of the white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville this weekend — and all the violence that ensued — a popular response from good white liberals was that #ThisIsNotUs.<p>In other words: Blatant, violent racism is not a part of the <i>real</i> America. The Charlottesville …


Holes, crashes and China's record-breaker – everything you need to know about airport runways

There are fewer aspects of air travel more mundane than runways.<p>They are the boring concrete platforms for the stars of the show – those giant tubes of aluminium launching themselves into the sky at hundreds of miles per hour.<p>But where would those 747s and A380s be without the humble runway? …


How to Create a Will

At some point, we’ve all gotta go. When you die, the last thing you want to do is leave your grieving friends and family with a bunch of legal issues …


Get a Head Start on NaNoWriMo With These Creative Writing Courses

If you’re planning on cranking out the next great novel this November for NaNoWriMo, you might want to sharpen your craft first. These online courses …


This Artist Shows How Pop Culture Icons Would Look In Real Life, And It Will Give You Nightmares

When you think about your fondest childhood memories, some of them probably include the friendly cartoon faces that popped up on your TV screen every …


The Official Ikea Instructions to Make Your Own Game of Thrones Cloak Are Adorable

Last year, it was revealed that some of <i>Game of Thrones</i>’ lush cloaks worn around the shoulders of Jon Snow and friends are actually cut up and re-dyed …

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If You Missed This Year’s Eclipse, Chase Another

Starting in 2019, there will be other opportunities to catch totality—or see it again if you’re hooked.<p>Eclipse chasers may seem a little intense—they …


Why Is Western Art History Full of People Peeing?

Replica of Duquesnoy the Elder, Manneken-Pis, 1619, Rue de l’.tuve, Brussels. Courtesy David Zwirner Books.Consider the fountain. Over the …


Help Employees Create Knowledge — Not Just Share It

Many leaders see organizational learning simply as sharing existing knowledge. This isn’t surprising given that this is the primary focus of educational institutions, training programs, and leadership development courses. It’s the “sage on the stage” model, in which an expert shares what they know …


Watching a total solar eclipse for the first time? Here are 8 tips from the pros.

For the love of all good things, do not try to photograph the total solar eclipse.<p>Here at Vox, we are thoroughly convinced the August 21 total solar eclipse will be worth the hype. As we’ve learned from astronomers, astrophysicists, and eclipse-chasing enthusiasts, in the 70-mile-wide band of …


Watching This Artist Draw Wonder Woman Is Like Seeing Sorcery Happen

Reading comics is great because you know, back in your mind, a blank page became alive with the words, lines, letters, and colors of a bunch of …