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    What can Schrödinger’s cat teach us about quantum mechanics? – Josh Samani

    Consider throwing a ball straight into the air. Can you predict the motion of the ball after it leaves your hand? Sure, that’s easy. The ball will move upward until it gets to some highest point, then it will come back down and land in your hand again. Of course, that’s what happens, and you know this because you have witnessed events like this countless times. You’ve been observing the physics of everyday phenomena your entire life. But suppose we explore a question about the physics of atoms, like what does the motion of an electron around the nucleus of a hydrogen atom look like? Could we answer that question…

  • Digital Education – the future school of teaching and educational  smart classroom technology
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    Digital Education – the future school of teaching and educational smart classroom technology

    hello friends welcome to first episode of new web series called digital education we have successfully concluded seven episodes of happy school web series from today we are going to publish episodes of digital education today’s episode is all about intro of digital education and its importance in education and its effectiveness overall in the schooling sectors let’s begin the episode when we talk about digital education everyone think of computers, cameras mobiles, Bluetooth, mic but Digital education is not just these computers and hardware it is broader than what we see in today’s world so today I am going to briefly describe what do you mean by digital education.…

  • Articles

    How do you teach empathy? | Jonathan Juravich

    I grew up with two working parents, and their schedules didn’t often align– so my brother and I would spend afternoons and long summer days at my grandparents’ house. This was a place where you were sure to put things back where they belonged and didn’t leave objects out on the floor. It wasn’t because my grandparents were strict. My grandmother, Josie, was blind. And if we messed with that order, and didn’t put things back where they belonged, it could cause confusion, frustration, or even physical harm. I remember as a kid trying to understand what it would be like to navigate spaces without my sense of sight. I…

  • No conversation about education without teacher voice | Jose Luis Vilson
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    No conversation about education without teacher voice | Jose Luis Vilson

    Good morning class. First of all, just an honor. Thank you for having me, I appreciate this. A couple of years ago, I had the honor of attending a panel, a conference at The Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. A black male educator by the name of Derek McCoy, was asked a question around sustainability, and what are the things that constantly keep him sustained as he’s working. And without missing a beat, the first thing he said was, “Have you read Jose Vilson’s blog? His posts just keep me going.” “Excuse me?” I was shocked, I didn’t know what to do. I was just there at the panel, I…

  • Can you solve the dragon jousting riddle? – Alex Gendler
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    Can you solve the dragon jousting riddle? – Alex Gendler

    After centuries of war, the world’s kingdoms have come to an agreement. Every five years, teams representing the elves, goblins, and treefolk will compete in a grand tournament of dragon jousting. Every team will face each of the others once. The kingdom whose team wins the most matches will rule all of Center-Realm until the next tournament. To prevent any outside meddling, the games are to be conducted in absolute secret except for a group of wizards who will make sure nobody uses enchantments, hexes, or spells to cheat. You’ve been given the extremely important job of recording the scores for the first inaugural tournament. But the opening celebrations get…

  • TEDxManhattanBeach – Melanie West – Visual and Auditory Learning – How To Teach It
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    TEDxManhattanBeach – Melanie West – Visual and Auditory Learning – How To Teach It

    Translator: Mohand Habchi Reviewer: Ariana Bleau Lugo I’d like to start my story with my second year of college when I signed up for chemistry. Now, I love starting here because it was in this class that the most incredible things started to happen to me. I remember my attempts at studying chemistry, mostly because they were extremely painful. I remember reading these words over and over again, but for some reason, when I was putting them together, no new meaning was happening. It was as if I had an inability to learn from reading this textbook. And as fate would have it, this triggered in me something that happens…

  • Sugata Mitra: Can kids teach themselves?
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    Sugata Mitra: Can kids teach themselves?

    I have a tough job to do. You know, when I looked at the profile of the audience here, with their connotations and design, in all its forms, and with so much and so many people working on collaborative and networks, and so on, that I wanted to tell you, I wanted to build an argument for primary education in a very specific context. In order to do that in 20 minutes, I have to bring out four ideas — it’s like four pieces of a puzzle. And if I succeed in doing that, maybe you would go back with the thought that you could build on, and perhaps help…

  • The myth of Arachne  – Iseult Gillespie
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    The myth of Arachne – Iseult Gillespie

    From sailors who were turned into pigs, nymphs that sprouted into trees, and a gaze that converted the beholder to stone, Greek mythology brims with shape-shifters. The powerful gods usually changed their own forms at will, but for mortals, the mutations were often unwanted. One such unnerving transformation befell the spinner Arachne. Arachne was the daughter of a tradesman who spent his days dying cloth the deepest shades of purple. She had a flair for spinning the finest threads, weaving them into flowing fabric, and creating magnificent tapestries. People flocked to watch her hands flying across her loom, as if thread sprung directly from her fingertips. But as praise for…

  • Can you solve the frog riddle? – Derek Abbott
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    Can you solve the frog riddle? – Derek Abbott

    So you’re stranded in a huge rainforest, and you’ve eaten a poisonous mushroom. To save your life, you need the antidote excreted by a certain species of frog. Unfortunately, only the female of the species produces the antidote, and to make matters worse, the male and female occur in equal numbers and look identical, with no way for you to tell them apart, except that the male has a distinctive croak. And it may just be your lucky day. To your left, you’ve spotted a frog on a tree stump, but before you start running to it, you’re startled by the croak of a male frog coming from a clearing…