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Why You Truly Never Leave High School | New York Magazine

Why You Truly Never Leave High School | New York Magazine | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
New science on its corrosive, traumatizing effects.

 

By Jennifer Senior

 

"In the past couple of decades, studies across the social sciences have been designed around this new orientation. It has long been known, for instance, that male earning potential correlates rather bluntly with height. But it was only in 2004 that a trio of economists thought to burrow a little deeper and discovered, based on a sample of thousands of white men in the U.S. and Britain, that it wasn’t adult height that seemed to affect their subjects’ wages; it was their height at 16. (In other words, two white men measuring five-foot-eleven can have very different earning potential in the same profession, all other demographic markers being equal, just because one of them was shorter at 16.) Eight years later, Deborah Carr, a sociologist at Rutgers, observed something similar about adults of a normal weight: They are far more likely to have higher self-esteem if they were a normal weight, rather than overweight or obese, in late adolescence (Carr was using sample data that tracked weight at age 21, but she notes that heavy 21-year-olds were also likely to be heavy in high school). Robert Crosnoe, a University of Texas sociologist, will be publishing a monograph with a colleague this year that shows attractiveness in high school has lingering effects, too, even fifteen years later. “It predicted a greater likelihood of marrying,” says Crosnoe, “better earning potential, better mental health.” This finding reminds me of something a friend was told years ago by Frances Lear, head of the eponymous, now defunct magazine for women: “The difference between you and me is that I knew in high school I was beautiful.”

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Quite an interesting and well-written article...and it certainly feels, from personal experience, to be quite accurate.

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5 Steps to Get Started With Google Cardboard VR Viewer in Your Classroom — Emerging Education Technologies

5 Steps to Get Started With Google Cardboard VR Viewer in Your Classroom — Emerging Education Technologies | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
At About $15 per ‘headset’, Google Cardboard Provides an Inexpensive Intro to Virtual Reality, Bringing Learning to Life in Your Classroom Two related technologies that are really starting to gain momentum and show the promise of fun, engaged learning...
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Ultimate List of Free Content Creation Tools & Resources

Ultimate List of Free Content Creation Tools & Resources | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

While other parts of business and marketing are becoming increasingly automated, content creation is still a very manual job.


That being said, there are plenty of tools out there to make creating content much easier.


Below, you'll find a list of 36 fantastic tools and resources to help you research, write, edit, and design content more easily.


(You'll notice there are a lot of design tools in here -- that's because visual content is often the part of the content creation process where people get the most nervous and frustrated. So don't worry, we've got a ton in there for you.)...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 21, 2016 10:48 AM

Make content creation easier (and more fun) with these 35 free tools and resources from Lindsay Kolowich at HubSpot. I thought I knew all the tools but she's updated the list and you'll find several social media tools you didn't know before. Christmas comes early. Highly recommended! 11/10. ;-)

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 21, 2016 10:52 AM

Make content creation easier (and more fun) with these 35 free tools and resources from Lindsay Kolowich at HubSpot. I thought I knew all the tools but she's updated the list and you'll find several social media tools you didn't know before. Christmas comes early. Highly recommended! 11/10. ;-)

Mike McCallister's curator insight, December 22, 2016 10:59 AM

I use several of these tools regularly, and can recommend every one of them. I suspect I'll be investigating some of the visual/design options heading into the new year. Use this list to expand your reach in 2017!

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Making Starts Here - a free Guide to starting with Makered

Making Starts Here - a free Guide to starting with Makered | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

You spoke and we listened! After working hand-in-hand with educators, like you, who want to launch a Maker Program but “just don’t know where to start”, we’ve developed this free and easy-to-use guide. It's packed with fun activities, tons of projects, professional development resources, and tips and tricks – it’s all here for you!


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Evernote’s New App Is More Than an Update—It’s a Reboot

Evernote’s New App Is More Than an Update—It’s a Reboot | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
EVERNOTE ROLLED OUT an update to its iOS app today. Ordinarily, the company makes its big changes alongside new versions of iOS, or to make a splash with a new iPhone. (Turns out a great way to get new users is to be in Apple’s “works with our latest stuff” section of the App Store.) This time, there’s no magic to the day. It’s just Tuesday.

But you’d be wrong to think this isn’t a hugely important upgrade to Evernote. In fact, this random Tuesday is one of the most significant moments in the nine-year history of the company. Version 8.0 brings with it an entirely new design, a bunch of refinements to what had become a hopelessly overwrought service, and a renewed focus on what Evernote is actually for. It’s the fastest, cleanest app the company has ever released. It’s the culmination of more than a year of overdue under-the-hood work to make Evernote reliable, consistent, and future-proof. And it represents the beginning of a new era for the company, in which it will try to make the transition from a note-taking app to being the place you do your best thinking. And thanks to the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence, a place that does some of the thinking for you.
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5 Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Learners

5 Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Learners | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Want to know how to avoid Overwhelming Learners? Check 5 ways to avoid Overwhelming Learners and not throw too much content at them.

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5 Crucial Tips When Using Online Videos as an Educational Resource by Jeff Herb

5 Crucial Tips When Using Online Videos as an Educational Resource by Jeff Herb | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
With so much educational and informative content available in the form of online videos on YouTube as well as various websites and blogs – it is definitely worth looking into using them as an educational resource. However as much as there is a lot of information available from these videos, how you go about using them is extremely important.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Javier Sánchez Bolado,