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11 edtech trends to watch in 2017. The Frugal Mama Files: Meal Planning: How we eat well on a $75 weekly budget. As a total foodie and someone who loves planning (the word spontaneous is not in my vocabulary, much to my husband's chagrin) I'm not sure what took me so long to put two and two together, but suffice it to say that when I discovered the concept of meal planning my life was forever changed.

The Frugal Mama Files: Meal Planning: How we eat well on a $75 weekly budget

Yes, seriously. And whether or not you are also a type A personality, I bet it will change your life - or at least the way you eat - too. 19 Healthy Make Ahead Lunch Bowls. I’ve created a new Facebook group to help us keep in touch!

19 Healthy Make Ahead Lunch Bowls

If you are interested in seeing new Sweet Peas & Saffron posts, behind-the-scenes photos, and updates, join here! It’s round-up post time again! This month, I’m rounding up some healthy make ahead lunch bowl ideas for us all that would make perrrfect work lunches! I tried to stick to those with ingredients that will keep for a few days so that you can make them ahead of time, however a lot of them have avocados, which as we all know do not keep well! So make sure to leave them out or even bring one along with you to work so you can slice it on fresh. Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally. Note taking lies at the heart of curricula around the world.

Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally

Beginning in elementary school, we teach students to "take notes" so that they can maintain a record of the content disseminated to them by the teacher. And yet, with mobile devices replacing paper notebooks, this process has become increasingly complex as students (and teachers) struggle to apply previous strategies to new tools.

In the past, I wrote about the 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology. Students should choose a system that: Supports their learning needsAllows them to save across devicesPossesses search capabilitiesCan be shared. The Joy of Typing – The Message – Medium. That said, the pro-handwriting folks are also correct.

The Joy of Typing – The Message – Medium

Handwriting fires up mental modes that are usefully different from typing. When it comes to note-taking during a lecture, being a really fast typist can — as the researchers reported in the Atlantic found — nudge you into bad habits. In the presence of a lecturer or interview subject, typing seems to turn us automatically into transcriptionists, trying desperately to capture verbatim the incoming words, instead of trying to ingest and distill their meaning.

When I’m writing, the comparative slowness of handwriting can be a boon — particularly if I’m trying to do big-picture thinking. When I’m structuring an article, I often find I can only do it on pencil and paper. How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind – The Coffeelicious – Medium. Since the election, a lot of people not previously involved in activism have jumped in with both feet.

How to #StayOutraged Without Losing Your Mind – The Coffeelicious – Medium

The ACLU and Planned Parenthood have been inundated with donations, mostly from first-time givers. A reproductive rights non-profit I work with just hosted its third 30-person meeting of prospective volunteers — before the election we had been meeting with people occasionally, one on one. Take Note: How to Curate Learning Digitally. The Joy of Typing – The Message – Medium. That said, the pro-handwriting folks are also correct.

The Joy of Typing – The Message – Medium

Handwriting fires up mental modes that are usefully different from typing. When it comes to note-taking during a lecture, being a really fast typist can — as the researchers reported in the Atlantic found — nudge you into bad habits. In the presence of a lecturer or interview subject, typing seems to turn us automatically into transcriptionists, trying desperately to capture verbatim the incoming words, instead of trying to ingest and distill their meaning.

The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop. iStock Have you ever sat down to complete an important task — and then suddenly discovered you were up loading the dishwasher or engrossed in the Wikipedia entry about Chernobyl?

The real reasons you procrastinate — and how to stop

Or perhaps you suddenly realize that the dog needs to be fed, emails need to be answered, your ceiling fan needs dusting — or maybe you should go ahead and have lunch, even though it’s only 11 a.m.? Next thing you know, it’s the end of the day and your important task remains unfinished. For many people, procrastination is a strong and mysterious force that keeps them from completing the most urgent and important tasks in their lives with the same strength as when you try to bring like poles of a magnet together. It's also a potentially dangerous force, causing victims to fail out of school, perform poorly at work, put off medical treatment or delay saving for retirement. Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points. Anxious about the widespread consumption and spread of propaganda and fake news during this year’s election cycle, many progressives are calling for an increased commitment to media literacy programs.

Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points

Others are clamoring for solutions that focus on expert fact-checking and labeling. Both of these approaches are likely to fail — not because they are bad ideas, but because they fail to take into consideration the cultural context of information consumption that we’ve created over the last thirty years. Kids & Tech - MS PA 1/13/17 - Google Slides. You are More Powerful than Your Devices (Multitasking and Self-control in the Digital Age) Worker, Interrupted: The Cost of Task Switching. If you’re a first-time investor with, say, $15,000 in savings, you have plenty of options these days.

Worker, Interrupted: The Cost of Task Switching

Newfangled robo-advisers like Betterment and Wealthfront will happily take your money, as will incumbents like Charles Schwab, which have launched improved digital products. But if you’re starting at zero, with practically nothing in the way of savings, you would have found few options designed to serve your needs—until now. There are suddenly half a dozen startups eager for your first saved dollar.

They aspire to grow with you, transforming your initial commitment into a healthy nest egg. But for the foreseeable future, they have set themselves up to manage small accounts—$100 here, $1,000 there, growing by maybe $5 or $10 per month. Mka. This webpage provides technology guidance for students, faculty and staff that will not be returning to MKA next year.

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Please complete a final backup prior to returning your MKA-issued laptop and charger (two chargers for faculty/staff) to your campus Tech Center. You will keep your external backup drive with all of their personal data and files. All of your data and settings will be erased from your laptop after it is returned. Addicted to Your iPhone? You’re Not Alone. On a recent evening in San Francisco, Tristan Harris, a former product philosopher at Google, took a name tag from a man in pajamas called “Honey Bear” and wrote down his pseudonym for the night: “Presence.” Harris had just arrived at Unplug SF, a “digital detox experiment” held in honor of the National Day of Unplugging, and the organizers had banned real names. Also outlawed: clocks, “w-talk” (work talk), and “WMDs” (the planners’ loaded shorthand for wireless mobile devices). How Technology Hijacks People's Minds. From a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist Estimated reading time: 12 minutes.

I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as a Design Ethicist at Google caring about how to design things in a way that defends a billion people’s minds from getting hijacked. When using technology, we often focus optimistically on all the things it does for us.