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Self-regulation, a philosophy of education that is moving into public schools in British Columbia and other parts of the country, helps students reduce stress that can prevent them from focusing and behaving properly in class.
As a startup founder, hiring your first developer will be one of most crucial decisions you ever make. And if you can't tell the difference between PHP and Python, the decision will be one of the most precarious, too.
Tumblr offers a large degree of flexibility. There are many different ways to use the social blogging platform. Some log on to Tumblr to socialize with others, to highlight their artistic endeavors or to document their adventures abroad.
The very first electronic programmable computer was created in the early 1940s, and technology has evolved immensely since then. Today, you and I know computers as desktops, laptops and tablets.
Texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to be in an accident. It's like driving blind for five seconds at a time—long enough to cover the length of a football field.
We talk a lot about personal productivity tools at Lifehacker, but sometimes you're not the only person who needs to get things done for a project or job to be a success.
Nothing is more convenient than taking a photo on your phone and automatically having it be backed up to the cloud. That way, should your phone be lost or damaged, all your pictures are still safe and sound.
Highly competent instructional designers and professionals now make the most out of scientific research.
Os vídeos produzidos por três escolas públicas ganharam a primeira edição do prêmio Curta Histórias, promovido pela Secadi (Secretaria de Educação Continua...
7 Useful Wordpress Twitter Plugins Search Engine Journal The number of people who use Twitter would create the twelfth largest country in the world (with eleven new accounts being created every second), and more searches are made through the site...
Students shouldn’t only be listeners. They should also interact with learning content. Quiz is one of the possible interactions that gives great results for long-term knowledge. There are four basic types of questions: multiple choice, single choice, true/false and fill in the blanks. As I’ll explain, these types serve slightly different purposes, but the main purpose of all quizzes is assessment. You can and should mix it up with different types of questions – as it engages the students mind in multiple ways. There are however some basic principles to follow.
Mobile learning is an exciting concept across many industries, however for future generations it will be the expectation. In fact, the young people of today have never known a world without internet, laptops, iPads and the like.
While there is still a large population who are part of the “digital divide” (i.e. people that can remember life before internet and digital technologies), the up-and-coming generation appears to have mobile learning as very much part of their psyche.
For more interesting facts related to mobile learning, take a look at the infographic below.
Exposure enables photographers to easily tell vibrant stories with their photos. Assemble a more complete narrative than you could with a feed or lonely photo on a permalink page.
A few weeks ago, I was smiling all day, all because I received a short compliment on Twitter. That got me thinking.
When delivering a presentation before an audience, our words aren't the only thing people pay attention to. Consider this advice for making better eye...
Tellagami is a digital storytelling app that first launched on iOS and has become quite popular with elementary school teachers. Last week, I learned that Tellagami is now available for Android too...
If you’re pulled over by a police officer for speeding, do you think it might matter whether or not you were driving through a school zone filled with kids, or whether you were driving on the Interstate?
The struggle with SIM cards can be an annoyance when upgrading to a new cell phone or reverting to a backup. Haven’t we come far enough with technology that such a thing shouldn’t matter anymore? What is a SIM card and why is it so important?
5 Methods Of Delivering Mobile Learning Content Like related learning trends, including 1:1 schools, game-based learning, and personalized learning, mobile learning is one of the least well-understand movements in education.
"Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it.
Although there is no exact formula to making a perfect landing page, there are some common rules of thumb to increase your chances of making a winning one. The infographic is a great place to begin.
A set of Powerful Resources and Tools to Help Educators Understand Why Blended Learning is Vital and How to Develop or Improve Your Approach to it. "Blended
Teachers and learners now have unprecedented access to online resources and materials from all over the world. The internet has no borders, but original content published on the internet is subject to national copyright laws. Here are eight key points to keep in mind when using online content or other media in your classroom.
These apps for special needs were made by the developers at Moms With Apps to assist children and families. We will update this list periodically. If you have feedback on the apps, please contact the developers as they are very open to collaboration.
Special needs apps!