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    Information Overload? Here Are 10 Ways You ̵...

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    If you read the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it would take you 57,000 years to reach the end. You could bind the pages in a 10,000-foot-tall book weighing 1.2 billion pounds. Printing it would require half a million liters of ink, which is the volume…

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    50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (20...

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms within these talks. So it’s precisely for this reason that any educator benefits from so many of these talks. Each speaker reveals his or her passion of…

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    25 Tricks to Stop Teacher Burnout

    Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    There’s a reason why teachers receive a sad, knowing nod from others at a dinner party or when meeting new people. The profession kicks us around and often kicks hardest when we’re down. We teach for the pleasure of sharing a subject or skill that we love and hope to…

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    Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To H...

    Monday, March 17, 2014

    Like cheating on a test, ignoring a friend’s phone call, wallowing in self-pity, or eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting, being wrong feels the worst when someone else is around to witness it. Unlike these things, being wrong is unjustly stigmatized as unacceptable. Everyone answers a question…

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    30 Ways to Become a Culturally-Sensitive Educato...

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    Image by Tina Kugler When it comes to personalized learning, there’s one area we tend to neglect whether we realize it or not, and that area is cultural background. Despite the fact that students are constantly engaged in a complex transformation of culturally influenced identity–which in many cases can have…

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    Agile Based Learning: What Is It and How Can It ...

    Saturday, February 22, 2014

    In 2013 there was a lot of talk about “coding the curriculum.” English instructors were considering using code to teach poetry, Global History departments were planning to have students design code-based interactive graphs to correlate with their research papers, drama instructors were interested in experimenting with live-coding performances, where students…

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    Improving Working Memory: How the Science of Ret...

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Do you really know something if you can’t remember it? I had a conversation with a fellow educator on this subject one semester, and we both came to the conclusion that knowledge relies almost exclusively on a student’s ability to remember what she has learned. Proof of knowledge comes from…

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    Educating the World: 50 Resources to Help You Wi...

    Monday, February 10, 2014

    There is an incredible amount to be said for the small difference educators make daily in the lives of students and colleagues, but many of us don’t realize how easy it can be to expand that difference to a global scale. Countless organizations and individuals across the world are involved…

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    35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better

    Friday, February 7, 2014

    Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your…

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    Multiple Intelligences Theory & Learning St...

    Monday, February 3, 2014

    It’s been 30 years since the theory of multiple intelligences was proposed by Dr. Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University. The “eight intelligences,”¯ which ranged from bodily-kinesthetic intelligence to naturalist intelligence, explained why students could succeed at one type of task and fail at others. Teachers started regarding…

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Information Overload? Here Are 10 Ways You – And Your Students – Can Deal With It

If you read the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it would take you 57,000 years to reach the end. You could bind the pages in a 10,000-foot-tall book weighing 1.2 billion pounds. Printing it would require half a million liters of ink, which is the volume…

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50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition)

The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms within these talks. So it’s precisely for this reason that any educator benefits from so many of these talks. Each speaker reveals his or her passion of…

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25 Tricks to Stop Teacher Burnout

There’s a reason why teachers receive a sad, knowing nod from others at a dinner party or when meeting new people. The profession kicks us around and often kicks hardest when we’re down. We teach for the pleasure of sharing a subject or skill that we love and hope to…

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Mar
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Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To Help Your Students

Like cheating on a test, ignoring a friend’s phone call, wallowing in self-pity, or eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting, being wrong feels the worst when someone else is around to witness it. Unlike these things, being wrong is unjustly stigmatized as unacceptable. Everyone answers a question…

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Mar
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30 Ways to Become a Culturally-Sensitive Educator

Image by Tina Kugler When it comes to personalized learning, there’s one area we tend to neglect whether we realize it or not, and that area is cultural background. Despite the fact that students are constantly engaged in a complex transformation of culturally influenced identity–which in many cases can have…

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Feb
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Agile Based Learning: What Is It and How Can It Change Education?

In 2013 there was a lot of talk about “coding the curriculum.” English instructors were considering using code to teach poetry, Global History departments were planning to have students design code-based interactive graphs to correlate with their research papers, drama instructors were interested in experimenting with live-coding performances, where students…

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Feb
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Improving Working Memory: How the Science of Retention Can Enhance All Aspects of Learning

Do you really know something if you can’t remember it? I had a conversation with a fellow educator on this subject one semester, and we both came to the conclusion that knowledge relies almost exclusively on a student’s ability to remember what she has learned. Proof of knowledge comes from…

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Feb
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Educating the World: 50 Resources to Help You Widen Your Impact

There is an incredible amount to be said for the small difference educators make daily in the lives of students and colleagues, but many of us don’t realize how easy it can be to expand that difference to a global scale. Countless organizations and individuals across the world are involved…

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What Cures Dyslexia, Improves Reading Comprehension, and Sharpens Attention? Hint: It’s Not Allowed in Schools.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

New research out of Oxford University suggests that video games may be potential tools for improving concentration and reading in people with dyslexia. The task that people with dyslexia fail to carry out when they conflate lines and letters–what psychologists call a “cross-sensory shift of attention”–also happens to be the…

Virtual Assistants, Quantified Self Among NMC Horizon Trends for 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The NMC Horizon Report’s 2014 Higher Education Preview is out, and there are a few surprises in the forecast. The preview highlights important developments in educational technology for higher education, providing a handy “time-to-adoption” estimate for each trend. This year, the report features the usual suspects such as flipped learning,…

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