Learning hard things

In the real world, there’s no textbook or curriculum. There’s no way to practice. There’s no source of continuous feedback. There are no teachers — it’s just you and whoever you can convince to help you. So how do you learn something no one can teach you? How do you become a world-class expert on something few […]

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What2Learn is a free website with games for all ages

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What2Learn is a free website with games for all ages!   What2Learn has several little games in various subjects, such as math and English. Although there is a link to create your own games, the site is not accepting sign-ups. From the looks of the copyright messages, the site appears to be non-maintained, so use it […]

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{Edchat} Creating lessons by learning From ‘PAC-MAN.’

The implication here — also evidenced by the return of vinyl records and high-quality turntables — is of a kind of back-to-basics approach and even an emotional pining for the technology of yesteryear. The message for entrepreneurs? Those looking to build or expand their software products and businesses might want to take note. Source: Developing […]

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Work not done

Could be… That you don’t know what needs to be done. That you don’t know how to do what needs to be done. That you’re afraid to do what needs to be done. Source: Seth’s Blog: The work not yet done Never stop learning. […]

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A look at mastery based learning

Few middle schoolers are as clued in to their mathematical strengths and weakness as Moheeb Kaied. Now a seventh grader at Brooklyn’s Middle School 442, he can easily rattle off his computational profile. “Let’s see,” he said one morning this spring. “I can find the area and perimeter of a polygon. I can solve mathematical […]

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What if the computer could teach you?

If we think about how this plays out now, a young lawyer who wants to know how similar cases were handled and see what research had been done could, if they were working in a large firm, simply walk down the hall and ask another lawyer who had that knowledge. In fact, that is what […]

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Student laptops do not enhance learning

New research by scientists at Michigan State University suggests that laptops do not enhance classroom learning, and in fact students would be better off leaving their laptops in the dorm during class. Although computer use during class may create the illusion of enhanced engagement with course content, it more often reflects engagement with social media, YouTube videos, […]

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Productive lifetime learning

What Bode was saying was this: “Knowledge and productivity are like compound interest.” Given two people of approximately the same ability and one person who works ten percent more than the other, the latter will more than twice outproduce the former. The more you know, the more you learn; the more you learn, the more […]

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