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4 key questions to challenge your views on genetic engineering

A review of Pew Research studies reveals the views of Americans on the role of science in society.4 key questions were asked to gauge feelings on genetic engineering, automation and human enhancement.Americans are split in how they view technology and many worry about its growing role. The Pew Research Center published a fascinating roundup of studies that revealed the opinions of the U.S. public on a number of key science-related issues. The researchers wanted to find out what people thought...
Tags: Elon Musk, Learning, Biology, Genetics, Innovation, Philosophy, Evolution, Statistics, Pew Research Center, Crispr, Forrester, Bioethics, Pew Research, Neuralink


Games, Crafts, and Activities for Dinosaur-Obsessed Kids

If your kid has a dinosaur obsession, check out these games, crafts, and activities for all things dinosaur! The best part is they will be learning through play! Toilet Roll Dinosaurs – Upcycle those empty toilet paper rolls into these cute dinosaur crafts!Frozen Dinosaur Eggs – Excavating dinosaurs is sure to delight children of all ages, and is especially refreshing during hot days!Dinosaurs in Sticky Mud – Have fun getting messy with this sensory play activity.Fizzy Dinosaur Eggs –...
Tags: Learning, Shopping, Activities, Dinosaurs, Educational, Sensory Activities, Toddler Activities, Dinosaur Tracks, Indoor Activities, Dinosaur Obsessed Kids, Dinosaur Rescue Sensory Bin Ready


The Effects Positive Attention on the Impulsive Child

We’ve all heard the parenting proverb that a child who is acting out may actually be exhibiting attention-seeking behavior. And why not? We can understand this need because children are smaller, with less ability to command the attention of an adult or even other peers. They are just beginning to figure out what captures and sustains other people’s energy and attention, without much evaluation yet as to whether or not that attention is positive or negative.  But young children also seek anoth...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Education, Parenting, Criticism, Child Development, University Of Virginia, Discipline, Motivation And Inspiration, Children And Teens, Impulsivity, Erik Erikson, Erikson, Acting Out, Attention Seeking Behavior, Oppositional Defiant Disorder


The Effects of Positive Attention on the Impulsive Child

We’ve all heard the parenting proverb that a child who is acting out may actually be exhibiting attention-seeking behavior. And why not? We can understand this need because children are smaller, with less ability to command the attention of an adult or even other peers. They are just beginning to figure out what captures and sustains other people’s energy and attention, without much evaluation yet as to whether or not that attention is positive or negative.  But young children also seek anoth...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Education, Parenting, Criticism, Child Development, University Of Virginia, Discipline, Motivation And Inspiration, Children And Teens, Impulsivity, Erik Erikson, Erikson, Acting Out, Attention Seeking Behavior, Oppositional Defiant Disorder


These 10 must-have digital subscriptions are on sale today

Check out 10 digital subscription offers available right now.These offers include language training, cloud storage, VPN protection and more.The deals all come with discounts up to 98% off.If you got a nice holiday check from a relative or even a tidy little Christmas bonus from your employer, think twice before you decide what to do with your windfall. Do you spend it on a spur of the moment impulse-buy gadget—or do you pick up something that can keep giving back throughout 2020?Here are 10 grea...
Tags: Travel, Google, Technology, Media, Learning, Education, Social Media, Computers, Language, Innovation, Vpn, Speech, Matt, Rosetta Stone


Psychology toolbox: How to use skepticism

Psychological illusionist Derren Brown presents magic as an analogy for how we process the world around us. In the same way we believe in a trick by forming a narrative around it, we can tell ourselves stories in life.It's important to maintain a sense of skepticism. But it's equally as important to recognize the edges of usefulness in being skeptical.For example, an atheist can be skeptical of religion while still admitting that the narratives around religion might be valuable and psychologica...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Critical Thinking, Brain, Innovation, Storytelling, Magic, Mind, Self, Personal Growth, Derren Brown, Questioning


What Is A Manager’s Secret To Being Emotionally Intelligent?

It turns out that managers can become more likable if we learn how to ask questions Image Credit: Aritra Sen As managers, we are under a great deal of pressure to use our manager skills to find ways to get the most out of our teams. We can try a lot of different techniques; however, all too often we get the same results – nothing changes. The good news for us is that it turns out that if we want to create more open relationships with the members of our team all we have to do is to learn how...
Tags: Leadership, Learning, Careers, Questions, Emotional Intelligence, Trusted, Open, Don, Jim Anderson, Emotionally Intelligent, Interpersonal Relationships, Keep It Simple, Likable, Aritra Sen As


Learn how to use synths with this fun, free website from Ableton

Getting started with synthesisers can seem like a mountain but Ableton’s in-browser lesson makes it easy and exciting to learn the basics. Do you want to get better with electronic music, with producing and with controlling creative analogue instruments? What are wave forms and how do filters work? Ableton’s Learning Synths helps you get to grips with just this. It starts simply. There’s a box in front of you and a circle. Drag the circle around with your mouse and immediately your soun...
Tags: Music, Learning, Free, Tutorial, Website, Learn, Fun, Production, Software, Guide, Lessons, Getting Started, Ableton, Synths, Synthesizer, Synthesizers


Remembering What You Read: 7 Simple Tips to Remember More

You had just finished reading your latest book and it was great. Unfortunately, you can’t remember a thing. Frustrating, right? Well, that used to be me. I got frustrated by that and so I embarked on a journey to find out how to remember what I read. I started reading articles after articles. In the end, out of all the blog posts I have read, I have summarized them into these 7 tips on how you can start remembering what you read. And the best part? They aren’t time-consuming actions like re-read...
Tags: Learning, Brain, Lifehacks, Richard Feynman, Daniel Kahneman


Dad bod & dad brain: how a man's brain changes when he becomes a father

In the first days and weeks of fatherhood, a man's testosterone and cortisol levels decrease and oxytocin, estrogen, and prolactin levels surge, promoting an important bonding experience between a father and his newborn child.One of the most significant changes in a new father's brain is the new neurons that are formed that have been proved to be directly linked to the time spent with their newborn child.This neurogenesis (forming of new neurons in the brain) happens in the areas that are linked...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Learning, Parenting, Biology, Children, Love, Memory, Neuroscience, Empathy, Brain, Genetics, Innovation, Men, Evolution, Emotions


SXSW Pitch Finalist: Arist

The Arist team includes (left to right): Ryan Laverty, Maxine Anderson, Joe Passanante and Michael Ioffe. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 10, 2020 Here’s the problem Arist set out to solve: too often video-based learning and training is ineffective, inaccessible, and expensive.Arist helps leading organizations create, launch, and assess text message courses. Inspired by research from Stanford and UPenn, its text message courses are accessible and effective, with completion and satisfaction ra...
Tags: Startups, Learning, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Boston, Startup, Facebook Messenger, Innovation, Fast Company, Malcolm Gladwell, Nile Rodgers, Sxsw, Carlos, Hugh Forrest, Babson College, Nile Rogers


SXSW Pitch Finalists: Arist

The Arist team includes (left to right): Ryan Laverty, Maxine Anderson, Joe Passanante and Michael Ioffe. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 10, 2020 Here’s the problem Arist set out to solve: too often video-based learning and training is ineffective, inaccessible, and expensive.Arist helps leading organizations create, launch, and assess text message courses. Inspired by research from Stanford and UPenn, its text message courses are accessible and effective, with completion and satisfaction ra...
Tags: Startups, Learning, Entrepreneurship, Stanford, Boston, Startup, Facebook Messenger, Innovation, Fast Company, Malcolm Gladwell, Nile Rodgers, Sxsw, Carlos, Hugh Forrest, Babson College, Nile Rogers


Lifelong Learning: The One Skill You Need To Dominate Any Field

If I asked you to name one thing that all successful people have in common, what would it be? Maybe you would say they are hard workers. Perhaps, you might suggest that they have found the correct work-life balance. You might even say that all of them take care of their health. I agree that all of those are true for most successful people, but I will also argue that what really makes people succeed in any field is the drive to always learn. In fact, I will even say that lifelong learning is the ...
Tags: Career, Learning, Lifehacks


Exploring medical technologies

Image from Torange A lesser known fact about my career is that I have worked intermittently in medical science for quite several decades. One of my earliest jobs back in the 1980s was managing the educational technology and learning resources for several nurse education centres across the South West of England. During this time I also worked closely with several leading NHS surgeons and physicians as they developed new techniques and explored new technologies. I was involved for example...
Tags: UK, England, Technology, Learning, Education, Medicine, Research, University, Egypt, NHS, South West, eLearning, Publication, Plymouth University, BioScience, Steve Wheeler


Guide For IT Recruiters: Types of Tests

  Perhaps you have had a similar experience. Your manager brings you a new job from a client. We need a tester! ASAP! Pronto, pronto, Andale, Andale! You get a short description, which is way more than you usually get, so you can’t complain. There is some gibberish – JIRA, JMeter, Selenium, ISTQB, UAT, Black […]
Tags: Featured, News, Learning, Recruiting, It, Testing, Guide, Hiring, Branding, Blog Posts, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition


Chance encounters

Don't put that ring on Dermot! We've all done it. Bumped into someone in an unfamiliar place, and that someone has lived a parallel life, or turns out to be personally significant in some way. I was reminded of this earlier today by Mark Anderson on Twitter, and decided the best way to relate the following story is to blog it (where I have more space).I was on a lecture tour of New Zealand in 2011, and was thoroughly enjoying my time travelling around the beautiful North Island, speakin...
Tags: Usa, Technology, Learning, Education, Cyprus, Wiki, Encounters, New Zealand, Lord Of The Rings, Wellington, eLearning, Hamilton, Online Learning, North Island, Don, ICT


This Math Video Game Is Actually Fun

My son came home from school one day a few months ago asking whether he could play yet another new video game a friend had told him about. This happens a couple of times a month—and often results in me researching the game and then disappointing him with my answer because whoa, not age-appropriate—so I didn’t commit …Read more...
Tags: Math, Learning, Video Games, Lifehacks


The most common fails a drummer makes (video)

Drumming isn’t easy and like with any instrument, it’s good to make sure you haven’t got into any bad habits. This video encompasses many of the most common mistakes drummers make, so listen out to see if any sound like you! The post The most common fails a drummer makes (video) appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Video, Music, Learning, Funny, Fail, Fun, Mistakes, Drummers, Musicians, Mistake, Fails, Bad Habits, Drummer, Drum, Drums, Drumming


Why Your Kid’s Bedroom Needs a Wall Calendar

When the three-year-old starts asking in February, “How long until Christmas?” you know you’ve got a problem. Around that age, they’re old enough to anticipate and look forward to things like holidays, birthdays and vacations. But they’re not old enough to have a grasp on how long “10 months,” “18 days” or even “a…Read more...
Tags: Learning, Time, Calendars, Lifehacks


Interesting conversations I had this week

Last week I decided to start capturing the vast array of interesting conversations I have each week. Here’s what’s sticking with me today. Every tooth is an organ, and a root canal is a way of keeping a dead, diseased, toxic decaying organ inside of you. This made a lot of sense to me. And watch this documentary. (I had an old root canal tooth removed last Friday.) If you live with a scarcity mentality, the best thing you can do for yourself is create abundance. For some people, this means cutt...
Tags: Learning, Blogging, Pain, Reflection, Pleasure, Realizations, Trump


This suture practice kit would be a great birthday present

This suture practice kit, which lets you stitch rubber wounds, comes with training videos created by a board-certified surgeon. What a fun gift idea. You can buy them on Amazon. This suture kit that allows you to practice stitches: from r/Damnthatsinteresting Image: Reddit video screenshot
Tags: Post, News, Diy, Learning, Activities, Reddit, Kits


7 subjects that should be taught in U.S. schools

Too often, schools teach toward tests that measure IQ and academic aptitude, not other life-critical skills and drives. Only 17 states require high school students to take a personal finance class, despite how vital such knowledge is to future security. From religion to behavioral science, we detail seven subjects that should be taught in all U.S. schools. As the saying goes, school prepares students for life, and the current U.S. system teaches many life-critical skills, chiefly reading, wri...
Tags: Health, Learning, Education, Teaching, Architecture, United States, New York Times, Innovation, Social Change, Personal Growth, CHAN, Institute, Sahara, FINRA, Keats, Linda K Wertheimer


Learning Spanish and Liking Horses

We create narratives about ourselves that become deeply entrenched in our minds and ways of being. Many of them are useless and counterproductive. One of mine is that I am bad at learning languages. This is an artifact from junior high school. I took two years of French and, while I did ok, I didn’t love it. I hated my French III teacher, fought with her, called her an inappropriate name one day, and got kicked out of class. That was the end of my French language experience. I have no reco...
Tags: Learning, Colorado, Mexico, Trends, Personal, Dallas, Duolingo, Spanish, Amy, Feld


Memory hack: Derren Brown teaches the method of loci

Psychological illusionist Derren Brown shares some of his go-to methods for quick and simple memorization.One way to easily recall to-do lists is to attach tasks to the items you encounter along a walk you know well, like your route home from the subway station. By linking a bizarre and memorable image to something we want to recall later, we make it easier to memorize.Derren returns to the stage with his new live, one-man show, Showman. Check it out here. Happy: Why More or Less Everyt...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Memory, Intelligence, Hack, Brain, Innovation, Mind, Derren Brown, Derren


This tech subscription box can rewire your brain for the better

Creation Crate is a tech subscription box that sends monthly projects, with all the components, right to your door. Each project in the curriculum teaches new lessons in electronics and C++ programming. The projects get more challenging as you learn. Working with your hands changes your brain's neurochemistry to reduce stress and increase learning. It's also a great way to prepare kids for a STEM future. With the subscription box market on the rise, just about anything you could po...
Tags: Science, Design, Technology, Learning, Cbs News, Neuroscience, Computers, Code, Brain, Engineering, Innovation, Electricity, University Of Chicago, Mind, Crawford, Lambert


How Students Can Change The World With STEM Education

What’s behind the rise of STEM education in schools? How is it shaping the workplace of tomorrow? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. There was a push for greater emphasis on these fields in 2005. It happened after a report detailing the dire economic conditions that would be created if these subjects weren’t immediately included in schools across the country. Now, just 15 years later, how has this shift played out? The Problem With A Major Paradigm Shift While s...
Tags: Learning, Children, College, United States, Lifehacks, Science Technology Engineering


Creative processes

Photo by Steve Wheeler More often than not, one thing leads to another. Particularly where creativity is concerned, I have learnt that one small event, thought or action can trigger several more, and you never know where the sequence will take you. In the words of that great philosopher Diana Ross, I'm in the middle of a chain reaction*.Last week I purchased a loop pedal. It's a Boss RC-3 Loop Station, similar to the one made famous by Ed Sheeran during his live shows (Yes, I know Sheer...
Tags: Music, Technology, Learning, Creativity, Ed Sheeran, Guitar, Diana Ross, eLearning, Don, Sheeran, Gibb, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Fender Stratocaster, Loop Station, Boss pedal


A Mom’s Story of Going Back to School

While my children were growing up, they always came to me to help them with their homework. I was always so worried about letting them down. I would secretly read their books ahead so that I could properly guide them. This worked well until I had one in college and two in high school. My college boy no longer needed my help but both my high schoolers thought I could still be of assistance. This was both flattering and terrifying. I was excited by both! This journey began with finding a supplemen...
Tags: Learning, College, Ap, Brain, Lifehacks, Little


5 meta-skills to supercharge every aspect of your life

Meta-skills are talents that inform every domain of life and govern your ability to improve other skills.There are many meta-skills out there, but feeling, seeing, dreaming, making, and learning are likely the most important when trying to remain competitive in the modern world.Automation is going to reduce the demand for specialists; mastering these skills will make you a stronger individual in the automated future. It used to be the case that learning a particular trade or skill me...
Tags: Work, Productivity, Learning, Creativity, Innovation, Meta, Personal Growth, Marty Neumeier, Neumeier


Python's got legs!

Photo by Steve Wheeler No, this is not some new discovery about the evolutionary development of snakes - nor is it a reptile dysfunction. I'm referring to 2Simple Software's new offering Python In Pieces which was launched last week at the BETT Show in London.If you're a computing teacher your ears will prick up at this. Actually, if you're a teacher who's interested in anything to do with critical thinking, creativity or logical reasoning you should definitely be interested. Python In ...
Tags: Python, Technology, London, Learning, Education, Computers, Creativity, eLearning, London England, Pam Jones, Steve Wheeler, BETT Show, Bett2020, 2Simple, BETTshow, Purple Mash