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8 years ago
Psychology researchers have come up with an exciting new way of projecting whether students will be successful later in life. In a test of willpower that mimics the famous marshmallow test, grade school students are asked to answer a set of questions on a computer that also has access to popular social media and gaming sites. Students are told they can answer as many or as few questions as they want and can take game breaks whenever they fe...
8 years ago
Couldn't wait till Tuesday.. Had to share this adorable little bible!
8 years ago
Forget about SATs, teacher recommendations, entrance essays, and transcripts—all you need to apply to this Baltimore liberal arts college is a videophone and 2 minutes. Goucher College will be the first school to offer students the option to substitute traditional print applications with video submissions describing themselves and how they see their future at the college. Goucher’s president, José Bowen, says that production quality won’t...
8 years ago
LightUp is an electronics construction kit that enables users to learn about electrical currents through trial and error. The basic kit comes with six component blocks and six wire blocks. Through different combinations, young experimenters aim to make the component blocks light up, buzz, or act as a switch. Additionally, users can log on to LightUp’s learning app, an "interactive augmented-reality tutor," to learn...
8 years ago
Zondle is a game-based education platform designed to enhance learning for students of all ages. Teachers can create games based on their lessons, share games with other teachers, and view student progress all on the same interface. Zondle makes learning fun by engaging students in interactive games that promote information retention and automaticity. The platform is grounded in neuroscience and education rese...
8 years ago
Amazon unveiled their version of a slim-lined, super computer last week in the form of a mini speaker named Alexa. "Even when it's asleep, Echo is still listening for the trigger phrase that will turn it on and start streaming your voice to the cloud." Read more about it here: CNN Amazon
8 years ago
Mentioning the phrase "Common Core Standards" in the education world is likely to elicit strong and sometimes aggressive comments regarding the NGA’s bold attempt to standardize K-12 education across the country. Those outside the education sector with no clear idea of the term’s meaning or application simply know it as being a "Very Bad Idea." The overwhelmingly negative response to the Common Core initiative has made those three words irrefutably, a...
8 years ago
What is the difference between a competent teacher and an excellent teacher? Is there something unteachable in those who can capture the minds and hearts of students? Or is excellence simply another skill that can be obtained with years of study and practice? The debate between what is innate and what can be acquired has persisted over the years, and most believe that great teaching is a skill that, essentially, can be taught. But isn’t there som...
8 years ago
Amazon experienced the lowest year-over-year growth in North American last quarter and Amazon's CFO Tom Szkutak says textbook rentals are largely to blame. Textbook rentals have exploded in part because Amazon makes it so easy. Instead of a would-be renter and lender having to track each other down one-on-one, the owner of a used text book can simply put it up on Amazon. (It's a model textbook publishers hate, because they only make money on new book sales, which is one rea...
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8 years ago
Sen.se's Mother "Sense Mother is at the head of a family of small connected sensors that blend into your daily life to make it serene, healthy and pleasurable." A day in the life of Sensemother from Sen.se on Vimeo.