The Problem With Our Phones

They are hugely useful of course but in many ways, we buy the advantages our phones give us at a subtly high price we don’t entirely recognise. Some reflections on how to live well around phones. […] CREDITS Produced in collaboration with: Tom Kemp https://vimeo.com/user26596912 Click here to view original web page at www.youtube.com

I Was A Skeptic Of Mindfulness … Until I Tried To Make My Case

Our science staff is trying to lead a more scientific life in 2018. Throughout the week, we’ve been questioning whether some of our habits and hobbies are based on junk science or real evidence. Here’s the fourth entry, on the merits of mindfulness. Since this is FiveThirtyEight, I feel […] But as FiveThirtyEight’s science team assembled the junk… Read More »

The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today’s students

The conventional wisdom about 21st century skills holds that students need to master the STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — and learn to code as well because that’s where the jobs are. It turns out that is a gross simplification of what students need to know […] This post explains what Google learned about its… Read More »

Student Success Vs. Teaching Effectiveness

Student Success Vs. Teaching Effectiveness How Much of a Students Success Comes From their Teachers? Student successfulness is one of the most important metrics to measure the overall efficiency in education. Teachers, principals, programs, schools, and universities are all evaluated by looking at how many students drop out and […] Student success is also one of the main… Read More »

This is the iPhone X

Ten years ago, the world got much bigger and much smaller, all in one fell swoop. Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone, the first internet-connected smartphone that put user experience above all, finally executing on the idea of a full touchscreen handset. This ushered in the rise of constant social […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

Future trends in mobile learning – the wider context and tensions

Slideshare by John Traxler 1. Future trends in mobile learning John Traxler 16h15 on 7 August 2017 2. Some Fundamental Truths and Tensions that Drive Future Trends 3. The transition in the global mobile technology environment from A fragile, institutional, costly, scarce technology, needing theories, experts, institutions and subsidies, working inside ‘education’ to […] Click here to view… Read More »

Teaching Technology Toolkit

This toolkit was designed by Nalini Pather, Lila Azouz, Gary Velan and Richard Vickery, and funded by a UNSW Teaching Grant Click here to view original web page at teachingtools.med.unsw.edu.au

The Life of the Party

This constant emotional communication is happening so subtly that most of us are unaware that it’s happening at all. It’s a powerful, unspoken language, which we give out and pick up on without even noticing. How is it possible that we are sending and picking up on emotional messages […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

The light from your smartphone could be causing you serious health problems

Smartphone light can make it harder to fall asleep, leading to serious health problems The designers of our smartphones, tablets, and laptop screens have been able to create incredibly powerful lights. These screens glow bright enough to be seen during a sunny day. At night, they’re so strong that […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »

9 Essential Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers

As we have pointed elsewhere , ‘ in a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century. Whether you are a technological determinist or a digital instrumentalist, technology […] Click here to view original web page at… Read More »