Author Archives: Saga Briggs

How 3-D Printing Will Change Education

Also known as rapid prototyping, 3-D printing is a technology that allows users to create three-dimensional physical products from a digital file. Educational institutions are still in the early stages of adopting this groundbreaking new technology, but a few early pioneers have shown us just how feasible–and useful–it can become. Continue reading

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25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning

Is your capacity for learning is fixed or fluid? Can you improve your intelligence and talents through hard work and practice, or are you stuck with the brains you’ve got? Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says.. Continue reading

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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently? Continue reading

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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Continue reading

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30 Ways to Inspire Divergent Thinking

When we stop talking about creativity and innovation in abstract terms and start thinking about how they originate, we get divergent thinking. Divergent thinking is more than thinking outside the box; it’s thinking without the box, and imposing structure later. Continue reading

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50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition)

The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder. Continue reading

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