Teaching The Research Process Through Podcasting

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Sharing their podcasts with peers gives students motivation to conduct research and develop skills they’ll need later to write essays.

8 Tips To Strengthen Parent Involvement With Digital Tools

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Technology can be used to power better and more meaningful relationships with parents and families. Here are eight points that specify how digital tools can improve parent engagement.

How to manage your time more effectively (according to machines) - Brian Christian

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Human beings and computers alike share the challenge of how to get as much done as possible in a limited time. Over the last fifty or so years, computer scientists have learned a lot of good strategies for managing time effectively - and they have a lot of experience with what can go wrong. Brian Christian shares how we can use some of these insights to help make the most of our own lives.

Teaching and Learning - Podcasts

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A variety of topics and themes are discussed in these podcasts. Download and listen anywhere! Topics of these podcasts range from testing and writing to teacher autonomy and take less time than your morning commute.

Open offices are overrated

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If you work in an office, there's a good chance it's an open one. How did we get here? And why is it so bad?

How to practice effectively...for just about anything - Annie Bosler and Don Greene

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Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? Annie Bosler and Don Greene explain how practice affects the inner workings of our brains.

4 Tips Teachers Can Use to Practice Self-Care and Set Boundaries

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It's hard to strike the right balance between helping individuals and making sure that you can complete the task that affect all your students, but we hope that the following tips can help you get there.

The Science Of Motivation

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What's the best way to stay motivated?

Super Quick Potato Peeling!

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How to peel potatoes really quickly. This simple trick show you a speedy way to peel your potatoes without using a peeler. Great if you've got a lot of potatoes to peel. You need to boil the potatoes, but you could try parboiling them and then putting them in the oven if you want roast potatoes, or cutting them for chips.

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can

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Bill details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can. He explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near it lid, show close ups of the double-seam that hold the lid on, and details the complex operation of the tab that opens the can.

Railroad assembly line

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Railroad assembly line? That is a seriously incredible machine

How to Pack a Suitcase Efficiently

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How to pack a suitcase. Top tips and life hacks to make packing a suitcase as quick and efficient as possible. Solve common travel problems and learn new packing solutions.

Productivity Future Vision

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How could emerging technology transform the way get things done 5-10 years in the future? Watch Kat, a young independent marine biologist, and Lola, a corporate executive, work together in a highly interconnected and information rich future.

Presentations with emaze

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Try out Presentations today with your class. You and your students can make, share and explore different levels and elements with.

Tiny Tap

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A free DIY app creation platform for making your own games, interactive lessons and presentations. With this app you can even create music activities, and illustrated stories.

Tips to Help Students Set New Year Goals

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The start of 2015 is the perfect time to teach students the importance of setting goals. The article by Janelle Cox highlights tips for students on how to learn the important skills of setting and achieving goals.

How art can help you analyze

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Can art save lives? Not exactly, but our most prized professionals (doctors, nurses, police officers) can learn real world skills through art analysis. Studying art like Rene Magritte's Time Transfixed can enhance communication and analytical skills, with an emphasis on both the seen and unseen. Amy E. Herman explains why art historical training can prepare you for real world investigation.

Trello

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Trello is a great tool for group projects, day planners and personal use. It will keep students organized and on track through each step.

Flash Cards with Study Stack

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Use the cards provided or make your own.

Webinar -Learner Autonomy

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February 19th 2014, Lizzie Pinard will host a webinar for English language teachers. The topic is learner autonomy. It will be discussed along with suggestions on practical methods that we can use to encourage learners to be genuinely autonomous outside the classroom.

Packing like a Pro

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Me packing for my month-long trip. I've gotten a pretty solid response to this video so I have enabled comments. Thanks in advance for all the nice feedback right? :) The bag in this video is an REI Stratocruiser 22".