Using video games to increase productivity

Move over trust falls and ropes courses, turns out playing video games with coworkers is the real path to better performance at the office.   A new study by four BYU information systems professors found newly-formed work teams experienced a 20 percent increase in productivity on subsequent tasks after playing video games together for just […]

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Explore viruses with the Virus Explorer

This interactive incorporates engaging 3D-models of viruses that students can click on to rotate and view from different angles. In the process they will learn about the criteria that scientists use to classify viruses, the characteristics of different viruses, and the global prevalence of viral infections. A link to an illustration of the relative sizes […]

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Youtube url tricks from MakeUseOf

Though YouTube remains the premier video site on the web, you probably don’t think much about customizing it. But whether you’re a casual user or watch online videos every day, there are all sorts of ways to tweak YouTube.   A major category of these are special YouTube URLs. Let’s look at some YouTube URL […]

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Gender differences when learning in VR

The teacher is just as important in a virtual learning environment as in a normal classroom, but a new study shows that boys and girls differ greatly in terms of how they learn best: Boys learn best when their virtual teacher comes in the form of a drone, while girls get more knowledge from VR-teaching […]

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A list of cross-curricular Scratch activities from Harvard

What’s in this list? In this collection of Scratch projects, we’ve tried to represent the vastly diverse ways that Scratch can be used across subject areas and grade levels. Though we have divided the projects by subject area, almost all of these projects are interdisciplinary.   How can I use this list? In addition to interacting with […]

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