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Summer of Love Bops The World Forgot

NPR

Online Learning and Self-Determination Theory

Motivation has been and continues to be a widely-studied area across many of life’s domains. People are keen to know ways to move themselves or …

Students See A New World With More Accurate Maps

Students throughout Boston are getting a radically different view of the world, one laminated 24-by-36-inch sheet of paper at a time.Beginning last …

Maps

What We Ask of Our Student and What we Do

Please watch this video created by Rick Burkett and his students:<p>@gcouros Here is my video response to your evening session @LIU12_PD @rlmaderj …

Focus on the “Learner”

I saw a link for an interesting video on “accelerating learning” for students and was intrigued simply by the title. As I was listening to the …

What Kind Of Student Should School Produce?

<b>What Kind Of Student Should School Produce?</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>What kind of student should school produce?<p>That’s a big question. Let’s backup and look at …

Education

Here's How an E-Learning Portfolio Builds Your Skills | The Rapid E

Having a portfolio is really important, especially in today’s world of digital technology. It’s a great way to document your skills, experience, and …

Learning

When Does Obsessive Daydreaming Become a Mental Illness?

Some people say they are hopelessly addicted to their complex, vivid daydreams—despite the ruinous effect on their everyday lives. Meet the 'maladaptive daydreaming' community, and the psychiatrist fighting to legitimize their plight.<p><b>This story was originally published on The Wireless.</b><p>Andrea does …

Mental Health

“Innovate Together”

I was truly privileged to meet Najwa Zebian recently, and she had written a poem special for my event. With over 420,000 followers on Instagram, as …

May 2

The Vulnerability of Learning

If you want a culture of creativity and innovation, where sensible risks are embraced on both a market and individual level, start by developing the …

Risk Management

An Idea to Innovation to Best Practice

A question that was posed recently was challenging the notion of “innovation” in education, and how it challenges best practice. “Best practice” can …

Intellectual Property in a Digital Age

I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on Twitter. Yet the conversation about “intellectual property” and “does the school own my work?”, has come up …

Why the Internet Didn’t Kill Zines

As a lonely teenager growing up in Virginia, I fed off any pop culture that could show me different ways of being from what I saw on “The Cosby Show” reruns or read about in an Ann M. Martin book. This was the early 2000s, before social platforms had taken off: LiveJournal was still in its infancy; …

New York Public Library

DIY Self Care Kit

Did you know that 1 in 4 people have a mental illness? And that doesn’t account for the un-diagnosed! With psychological disorders on the rise, more …

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

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Pedagogy

Achieving Differentiation Through Personalization & Individualization

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Pedagogy

Buzzword Decoder: Iterative Design and Development by Pamela S. Hogle

In an iterative model, each incremental release is a working prototype. Although the graphics might not be complete or polished, the search or …

UX Design

Pearson Shares Its Learning Design Principles by Pamela S. Hogle

In a push for transparency, Pearson has published a set of 45 learning design principles under an open license; a company blog says that the company …

Learning

Use a Digital Portfolio to Showcase Skills, Accomplishments by Pamela S. Hogle

A digital portfolio offers a flexible, shareable way to showcase skills, highlight work examples, or provide information on a company’s products and …

Employment

Working on “Meaning”

While I am writing this, I am sitting outside in the beautiful city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, blogging. This is after reading articles on books, …

Happiness

Your Postal Podcast

I love the new world of radio given to us by podcasting. There's so much good stuff out there. Add to the pile "Your Postal Podcast" which has been …

Podcasting

Postal Queries: Mail Art

<i><br>I love all the colorful tape, stamps, and textures on the gorgeous mail you photograph but, doesn’t the post office HATE all the excess? I thought</i> …

Hacking

The Exquisite Beauty of Actually Trying

Daniel Johnston is not widely celebrated as an instrumentalist or a vocalist and while his lyrics are beautiful, he's not Bob Dylan. And yet, I love him. Because when he sings, I can hear what he's trying to do and it is the act of trying itself that is transcendent. On some level, I'm not even …

Mind

What to Read When You Don't Read Poetry

Maybe you don't read poetry. That wouldn't make you unique by any stretch of the imagination. But allow me to be bold and suggest that maybe you just haven't found the right poetry yet.<p>Poetry is a continent with many countries and you could never hope to visit them all. And while I can't prove it, …

Poetry

The Fur

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.<p><i>The picture and words in this poem appear in the book</i> I Wrote …

Poetry

Professional Development in Instructional Design

<b>In the absence of growth, atrophy.</b><b></b><br>The world is constantly changing, and as a learning professional, your role is constantly shifting. To remain …

Three Faux Woodcut Art Printable Envelope Templates

The other day, I was browsing Pinterest, and I stumbled upon some woodcut art. I was struck by its clean lines and bold strokes, and I couldn’t help …

Lightbox

Why you aren’t blogging more…

…because you are overthinking.“Will anyone like this?”“Have I wrote something similar?”“Is it good enough?”“What does this make me look like as an …

Health

Writing || A Truth

The truth can often be hard to face, even more so when it is one you have successfully convinced yourself is not real. It's just a bad day, a bad …