Which is the most effective way to take notes?

Which is the most effective way to take notes?
Which is the most effective way to take notes?   People tend to lose almost 40% of new information within the first 24 hours of first reading or hearing it. If notes are taken effectively , it is possible to retain and retrieve almost 100% of the received information. Effective note taking is interactive, and it concerns using the original notes numerous times to build memory of the content. The rate of forgetting is minimized if students re-read their notes the same day they have taken it. Continue reading “Which is the most effective way to take notes?”

Talks on education

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  Talks on education If you would like to hear inspiring leaders on the topic of learning, in the TED’s project hosted by John Legend, check  TED Talks Education On this very spot you will hear inspiring and forward-looking leaders and thinkers on the topic of learning. The opinions of Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill Gates, Rita F. Pierson, Sir Ken Robinson and Geoffrey Canada, among others are specially focused solely on education marks  – the first TED project produced specifically for television  

What does your workspace say about you?

The average American worker spends between 6 hours, 54 minutes and 8 hours, 16 minutes at work.
One study in 2012, from UK researched showed that the average person spends about 5 hours, 41 minutes sitting at his or her desk.
No matter which data you trust or want to compare the fact that that’s a lot of time spent at your desk remains the same. This is a reflection of who you are and how you work, both researchers agree.
So, go and see what does your workspace say about you and have fun sharing it with your friends!
What does your workspace say about you?

Best lecturers available to everyone

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Best lecturers available to everyone As one of the world’s most prominent philanthropists, Bill Gates is always interesting to listen to when the topic of “future of education” is in question. This technological pioneer is keen to present new, challenging ideas to the preexisting ones of how we learn, has been helping many areas of Africa become Internet adapted, and sees the students, using more technology to achieve their academic ambitions in the future. Continue reading “Best lecturers available to everyone”

SXSWedu: top education projections and developments in education

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SXSWedu: top education projections and developments in education   In 2010 SXSW Interactive has introduced a new event covering education and technology called SXSWedu. In its third year of hosting the SXSWedu Conference and Festival, the event has quickly emerged as a catalyst for the change in education. During its activities and numerous presentations from the education stakeholders and practitioners of all backgrounds, including teachers, administrators, university professors, business and policy leaders, the converge at SXSWedu is to connect, collaborate, create and change how we teach and how we learn. Continue reading “SXSWedu: top education projections and developments in education”

Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford

Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford

Silicon Valley Comes to OxfordHow Humans Can Win Against Machines in the Workplace of the Future?

Having in mind the fact that many more occupations are at risk of computerisation, and the sense that the technology is still no substitute for perception, creativity and social skills, we have to consider activities in the direction of having the workers of the future becoming “more human” in order to compete with technology that will increasingly challenge human labour. This refers to both cognitive and manual tasks. Continue reading “Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford”

Learn how to study

Effective study habits are very important to a successful college career. Since there are a lot of  factors that affect how well you retain information, here are some of them that influences  the learning process and give you tips to develop effective study habits. It is not really a science to learn how to study, but sometimes the obvious things can not be foreseen.
Learn how to study

Gates Foundation in education

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has focused on teacher quality as a key dimension of its recent grantmaking strategy. The Foundation supports education and heath projects worldwide. Here is a more detailed presentation of the number of grants they have funded: Teacher-related spending: 67 Grants : total: $78,938,413 1. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: aid for improved teacher professional development and related tools, help teachers network and share best practices – 63 grants – Total: $122,665,467 2. CAPACITY-BUILDING: Support of the districts, states, and others in developing teacher evaluation systems, and helping build capacity for other teacher-quality initiatives – 53 grants – Total: $50,014,034 3. RESEARCH: Funding of research on effective teaching, including measures of effective teaching research project and related work products -49 grants -Total: $50,710,139 4. EDUCATION/ADVOCACY: Providing grants to educate communities, engage the public on Gates-funded teacher work, and build support for teacher initiatives -20 grants – Total: $37,958,606 5. TEACHER PREPARATION: Helping traditional and alternative programs that prepare teachers or groups engaging in advocacy around teacher preparation – 16 grants -Total: $20,725,979 6. UNIONS: Funding teachers’ union projects, including work on teacher evaluation and the common core- 12 grants – Total: $281,193,218 7. INTENSIVE PARTNERSHIPS: Supporting four “Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching” sites, including Hillsborough County, Fla., Memphis, Tenn., and Pittsburgh – 9 grants – Total: $23,611,556 8. CHARTER-DISTRICT COLLABORATION: Encouraging districts and charter schools to share best practices, including for teacher effectiveness – 8 grants Total: $21,570,250 9. TEACHER VOICE: Supporting groups that help teachers have a voice in policy, such as Educators 4 Excellence and Teach Plus – 7 grants – Total: $8,198,912 10. DATA SYSTEMS: Helping states and districts in the collection of linked student/teacher data – 2 grants – Total: $1,052,505 11. MEDIA: Assisting the journal Education Next in covering teacher effectiveness, charter schools, digital learning, and common standards and assessments Top beneficiaries Four of the five biggest recipients of Gates Foundation aid teacher-quality initiatives participated in its “intensive partnership” grants, supporting changes to teacher hiring, evaluation, and pay. Denver used its cash for similar purposes. Beneficiaries Receiving More than $10 million in total See the infographic for more details or visit the Gates Foundation web page. Over 2 billion USD were spent since 2008. Gates Foundation in education  
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The big history project

Some say history is written by the winners or the rulers, then the others say that facts are facts no matter what, and that truth will eventually prevail. Regardless of the group of people you belong to, the history of our civilisation is very much explored subject and there are abundance of resources available, as well as many being developed and upgraded. The 13.7 billion year journey back is very vividly presented in the Big History Project, supported by The big history project. If you want to ask questions about our Universe, our planet, life and humanity, you are at the right place. You can explore the paths of our civilisation in the future and to challenge your students to develop the skills and knowledge they need to get there. The Big History Project has started with a simple mission: to create a free, open, online, Common Core Standards-aligned social studies course, in order to ignite a passion for learning, and help students develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive. Try it for yourself and I hope you really like it and make use of it.  
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Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a non-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better, by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone: student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 30 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in micro-biology from Earth. Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge, and you can also visit their Khan Academy You Tube channel for latest video updates.  
 
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