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Connectedness as the Standard. I am extremely excited that August is Connected Educator month.

Connectedness as the Standard

In my opinion, being a connected learner, leader, and/or educator is no longer an option. My personal and professional journey in this area is well documented and something that I regularly present on. SENSES project. Your Desk Is Making You Stupid. Your desk, scientists reported recently, is trying to kill you. According to the New York Times, scientists discovered that when we sit all day, "electrical activity in the muscles drops… leading to a cascade of harmful metabolic effects," and sadly even getting regular doses of exercise doesn't offset the damage. But now there's new evidence of the harm of sitting. Not only is it making you fatter, it might also be making you dumber. Sabine Schaefer, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Germany, recently looked at the effect of walking on working memory.

Your mother may have warned you not to walk and chew gum at the same time, but when Schaefer compared the performance of both children and young adults on a standard test of working memory when they were sitting with when they were walking, her results contradicted mom's advice. Twitter Tips: 5 Reasons People Unfollow You. Why should you care whether @MindaZetlin follows you on Twitter or not?

Twitter Tips: 5 Reasons People Unfollow You

You shouldn't. But if these five annoying habits are turning me off, there's a good chance I'm not the only one. Here, in descending order of annoyance, are the top five ways to lose me as a Twitter follower: Teaching innovations. Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn. Flickr:AllHails At the star-studded Harvard Initiative on Learning and Teaching (HILT) event earlier this month, where professors gathered to discuss innovative strategies for learning and teaching, Harvard’s professor Eric Mazur gave a talk on the benefits of practicing peer instruction in class, rather than the traditional lecture.

Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn

The idea is getting traction. A College Professor Who Doesn’t Lecture. Uncategorized Flickr:ShutterKingKT By Sara Bernard Dr.

A College Professor Who Doesn’t Lecture

Michael Kolta is a full-time online instructor in Computer Information Systems at Strayer University, a large online adult university with nearly 80 traditional campuses around the country, and an adjunct online instructor at Walden University, a 100% online degree university for working professionals. How Secure Is My Password? Notetaking Apps - a comparison of some popular ones. Notetaking apps are a great way to get organized and keep track of everything electronically.

Notetaking Apps - a comparison of some popular ones

There are a lot of different ones out there, so I thought I would go through some of the more popular ones and list some of the features they have. Click on the links for more information on each one also. 1. Evernote - this is the note taking app that I use the most. It is free, available on all platforms (web, Mac, iOS, Windows, Android, webOS, and more), easy to use, full featured and high quality.