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

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Social Media

Nuts and Bolts: Learner Beliefs About Learning

We spend a lot of time in our business talking about learner “attitudes,” like Vacationer, Learner, Prisoner, and the outcomes we typically get from …

Learning

The Impact of Words Is Felt Beyond eLearning

That old schoolyard taunt claiming that “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? It’s wrong. Words <b>can</b> hurt. They can …

eLearning

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 …

Helpful

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 …

Teaching

The Difference Between Empathy And Sympathy

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Empathy

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 …

Disability

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, …

Humor

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 …

Racism

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? …

Aviation

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 …

Retirement

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 …

Nanowrimo

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

Australian digital artist Wil Hughes, who studies animation at Griffith University in Brisbane, has a unique talent; he turns beloved, usually …

Illustration

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 …

Game of Thrones

If You Miss 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 …

List-Worthy

Why Is Western Art History Full of People Peeing?

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

Art

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 …

Learning

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 …

Astronomy

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 …

Comics

What emerging research says about the promise of personalized learning

By John F. PanePersonalized learning has grown increasingly popular in recent years, encouraged in part by a 2015 RAND study showing large gains from …

Research

Fascinating timelapse video shows five-tonne Airbus jet engine being changed hours before take-off

Virgin Atlantic has released a timelapse video of its engineers replacing a five-tonne engine worth millions of pounds on one of its aircraft just hours before it flew across the Atlantic.<p>The two minute video shows a team of six engineers from the airline working for hours to carefully remove one …

Aviation

Pilot's Phone Is Sucked Out Of Plane, Keeps Filming All The Way To The Ground

If you've ever wondered what it would look and feel like to plummet out of a plane without a parachute but you value your life too much to attempt it …

Aviation

10 intelligent house floor plans to inspire!

Before anyone starts building a house or renovating an apartment, the first thing to tackle is always a floor plan, or a drawing/computerized image …

Architecture

What causes depression? What we know, don’t know and suspect

The term and even diagnosis of “depression” can have different meanings and consequences. Depression can be a normal mood state, a clinical disorder, …

Depression

Here’s the Most Important Career (and Life) Asset You Can Develop

In 1931, Winston Churchill found himself more or less exiled from political life. In the previous years he had found himself vehemently fighting …

Publishing

Turning Problems into Solutions

<i>When teachers view themselves as systems architects, they are able to view potential problems as design challenges.</i><p>Listen to the Podcast<p>Just click on …

Teaching

Why competency-based learning matters, now more than ever.

<b>What kind of learning should happen here?</b><p>It’s a deceptively simple question, one that gets to the heart of why schools and other educational …

Learning

Why 80 years on Amelia Earhart is still a role model for young women

<b>Amelia Earhart’s story is often overshadowed by her unexplained disappearance on July 2, 1937, 80 years ago today. However, she is more than just an</b> …

Amelia Earhart

How Party and Place Shape Americans' Views On Discrimination

Younger white people are much more likely than older white people to say that black people face a lot of discrimination. Most Republicans reject the idea that black people do. Black people are the racial group least likely to support same-sex marriage but the group most opposed to laws that would …

Discrimination