We are already full of ideas. They shape everything we do, everyday. Yet it is important to strive for understanding. Reading more and listening to others can help you put life in a new light. Making adventure happen by traveling, taking the bus, or just experiencing something new will make you use new thoughts and strategies.
If you ask anybody on the street what they want most in life, they'll most likely say that they want to die happy. Most of the info on this little infographic points to one key element to staying happy: stay healthy. There’s more interesting facts on here that are worth checking out, but if you want to be happy, be healthy.
At the Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Pennsylvania, school-age children are brought in to read to the shelter animals. According to the organization’s website, the program helps children improve their reading skills and “cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing.
From a tiny baby to the massive expanse of the Universe, spirals are all around us. They link us all – me to you, you to nature, and us to the greater Universe. Maybe that’s the intrigue – the symbol that joins humans, animals, plants, Earth, galaxies and beyond.
Picture books are a fun activity when children are young. As they get older, they begin to read less and less of these colorful, artistic works. What most students and teachers fail to realize is that picture books can be a great resource for...
Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of Xand Y.
But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and here are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise.
You know we'll always love you, but we need to take a break. Every four years we're overcome with a ruthless desire to beat you at every sport involving snow or ice and we just can't pretend that things are "fine" between us anymore.
Timeline.tv is a platform that features a plethora of timelines on different historical events. This could be a great resource for teachers of history and social studies. Each timeline is made up of several videos illustrating the different events covered in history.
Are you confused about whether multitasking is an asset or a liability? You probably are not alone in this. Some think that being able to do multiple tasks simultaneously is a necessity in this digital age; others view it as a waste of time and attention and a real hindrance to deep learning; a third camp adopts a softer stance claiming that it depends on the tasks you are doing: tasks that require profound thinking and attention are not to be multitasked while other less important tasks can be managed collectively.
As the field of media literacy education has matured over the past 25 years, its focus has evolved from WHAT is taught to HOW we teach.
The Core Principles of Media Literacy Education is a NAMLE project to expand the boundaries of the field and encompass the opportunities and possibilities of 21st century learning technologies to transform both learning and teaching – from kindergarten to college.
The Oscar-winning studio BreakThru Films is working on a remarkable and groundbreaking animated film, "Loving Vincent," in which every frame of the film is an oil painting on canvas, the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted. Following the intriguing, tragic, and inspiring story of Vincent Van Gogh himself, the animated feature requires 70 painters!
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (PISA for short) international survey compared test scores from 65 countries. Happiness was ranked based on the percentage of students who agreed or disagreed with the statement “I feel happy at school.” Test scores were ranked based on the combined individual rankings of the students’ math, reading, and science scores.
As presenters we want people to pay attention, be engaged and remember the message. The key to doing that? Science now says it involves storytelling: Stories stimulate emotions, which may be the key to better learning, attention, memory and decision making.
Preparing our kids and students for a global knowledge economy necessitates a new teaching approach; one that will equip them with the skills and competencies needed to thrive in such an economy. It is widely believed that pedagogy as an educational method per see is no longer enough; teachers and educators need to embrace new methodologies that are more relevant to the exigencies of today's learning. Andragogy and Heutagogy are probably the answer.