TED Talks Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.
"Say you are on Mars and fancy a salad. Unless the Curiosity rover can make an unexpected find of fresh romaine somewhere on the dusty Red Planet, you are looking at a nine-month trip to the nearest produce aisle on Earth."
Botany to the rescue. Researchers at Ohio State University are working on a system to produce astrolettuce and other fresh food.
As BYOD has grown in popularity, it has also brought some challenges: equity, compatibility, security, management – to name a few. But there is also such promise in the approach that it might just be the most realistic way to get powerful computers into the hands of every student. Here are some tips to help set-up a successful BYOD programme in your school.
This Sunday's round-up of middle grade fantasy and science fiction from around the blogs (9/9/2012). Here we are again. Please feel free to enjoy these middle grade sci fi/fantasy links that I collected during my week of blog ...
There are many more careers that require team-work than there are solitary professions, and – crucially – there’s strength in numbers. But collaboration is more than just co-operation; it can be used in the entire learning process, from the teacher teaching the class to the students educating one another.
Despite the fact the UK's Ministry of Defense officially ended its UFO investigations in 2009, it appears that the British Civil Aviation Authority decided -- unbeknownst to the public -- to continue collecting reports that involved UFOs with...
In Jim Holt's lively, bestselling book, Why Does The World Exist?, the author informs us the very phrase, Big Bang, was coined by a cosmologist, Sir Fred Hoyle, who disagreed with the conception of a universe-creating explosion.
TED Talks At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself.
The first of a two part series, this post explores "the creative prociess and how your IQ level is critical in this process." Sections include "left brain vs right brain and creativity...convergent thinking and divergent thinking...free association theory of creativity...left brain right brain re-visited: convergent and divergent...what is creative inspriation? Unfocused and unconscious...sleep and creativity...humor and creativity..." and more.
The second post will look at "IQ level and working memory capacity."
The speech and a memo were prepared in the event that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did not manage to reconnect with their command module piloted by Michael Collins and could not return safely home to Earth.
It is our role as teachers to help students develop the skills to problem solve independently and collaboratively use 21st-century skills while not relying on technology to do all of the thinking for them. Just because these students are digital natives, does not mean that they do not need guidance to navigate the digital world–both in terms of learning how to discern important and relevant information from a large swath of data, and also to be able to inquire and solve problems that take time, thought, and energy.
By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 08/24/2012 01:30 PM EDT on LiveScience Right-handed humans vastly outnumber lefties by a ratio of about nine to one, and the same may have been true for Neanderthals.