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This is a very interesting discussion on the progression of teaching methods in correspondence with the growing need to interact with students more efficiently and effectively. Several points were highlighted in the video that I believe a lot of you guys might find captivating as well.
Where are we really headed technologically and who are the bright young minds that are going to lead us in to this innovative future? This video is very interesting (at least to me since I'm currently majoring in mechanical engineering) because it shows a very productive environment in which any aspiring innovator would be impressed by. Engineering students at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering work alongside and put together their ideas along with the experience of their mentors to further the advancement of technological innovations.
This article is a very good example of how implementing technology in a classroom setting can benefit the educational experience of students. After realizing the difficulty of keeping up with her students' educational dissatisfaction, a private school teacher found a way to address this problem through the use of video lecturing. She found that her students retainment of information as well as their grades improved significantly by applying this method of te...
Check out this video of a California teen who won a science fair with this revolutionary piece of technology.
For all the interns at EdLab currently taking college courses I would highly recommend this system of note taking. The Cornell Note Taking system was created at Cornell University and although it is no holy grail of note taking, this system has been shown to be very effective. The method involves a sheet of paper folded into several sections: the cue section, the summaries section, and the note taking area. This division allows a student to properly organize thoughts and key info discussed in class. The cue se...
I really enjoyed today's EdLab seminar. Not sure if it was because this was my first seminar in two weeks and time away had drawn me closer to the weekly meetings, or if I just slept well last night. At any rate, I was particularly intrigued with John's discussion of his company and the importance of data. So for today's blog, I would like to share an online article I found about Brown University's productive use of its data. The institution gathered a vast amount of data in order to strategize how to best manage its growth....
Check out this article on the change in human features in the next 20 to 100 thousand years. How will your great, great, great, great... great grandchildren look? According to conversations held with Dr. Alan Kwan of Washington University, as time passes by, human beings will develop larger craniums due to a larger brain. Other features such as larger eyeballs and darkened skin complexion will also be a part of that change. Studies from modern day craniums show that the increase of the head size has alre...
New technologies have opened the doorway for more effective means of teaching those with learning disabilities. Computers and their numerous programs have allowed for a variety of ways to help those who have difficulty learning through features such as touch screen and voice assistance. Studies have shown numerous computer programs and technologies to be of great aid to people with learning disabilities. Some of these include word prediction features, portable devices, pre writing organizers, and editing features. These tools have aided those...
Hey everyone. For today's blog, I just wanted to share a writing assignment from my technical writing class. The assignment was to describe any current innovation in a technical manner. For my paper, I chose to describe the light bulb simply because it's so common that we overlook just how important a role it plays in our lives. So far I am halfway through my paper and I came across some interesting history behind the light bulb and its components. HISTORY Contrary to the popular belief that the first light bulb was made by Thomas Edison, it was actually the English chemist, Hu...