10 Simple Postures That Boost Performance Psychological research suggests simple actions can project power, persuade others, increase empathy, boost cognitive performance and more… We tend to think of body language as something that expresses our internal states to the outside world. But it also works the other way around: the position of our body also influences our mind. As the following psychological research shows, how we move can drive both thoughts and feelings and this can boost performance.
Infographic: How to Extend the Reach of Excellent Teachers Did you know that only 25 percent of classes are taught by excellent teachers? We need to find ways to leverage great teachers and extend their talents to more students through the use of technology, new classroom models, and more. OpportunityCulture.org recently published an infographic on Extending the Reach of Excellent Teachers, which takes a look at why excellent teaching matters to student success and the ways that technology can extend the reach of great teachers. Past strategies in recruiting, developing and dismissing teachers won’t cut it today. Technology makes it possible to identify the great teachers and make them available to more students.
Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students — or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who haven’t been taught the skills to conduct good research will invariably come up short. That’s part of the argument made by Wheaton College Professor Alan Jacobs in The Atlantic, who says the ease of search and user interface of fee-based databases have failed to keep up with those of free search engines.
Secrets to Designing Killer Infographics Infographics offer an innovative and powerful way to share information with your audience. By allowing readers to visualize the data at hand, they are adding to its effectiveness and creating a more valuable user experience in the process. With that said, it is important to understand that an infographic draws all its power from a solid design. Putting together a well designed information graphic may seem like a daunting challenge, but not to fear. There is a method to the madness.
12 Hot Mobile Medical Apps Mobile medicine is everywhere. There's the iPhone app that lets you cut away images of muscle layers to see what lies beneath, an e-health record system for the iPad, and a smartphone-based blood pressure monitor. Here are a dozen innovative ones. 30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you. As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back. How Higher Education Uses Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] Schools are on a short list of organizations that have been notoriously slow to adopt emerging tech. But within the last few years, as social media becomes more integral to students' lives, educational institutions are finally catching on, and catching up. When it comes to higher ed, there are not only opportunities for digital learning, but digital marketing too. Some schools have taken the reigns on both sides, with mixed results. SEE ALSO: 5 Free Homework Management Tools for the Digital Student The infographic below takes a look at how schools have fared with social media over the last few years — what platforms are best, where they've succeeded, and the challenges that lay ahead.
Examples Map A whole child approach to education ensures that each child, in each school, and in each community is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. With this interactive map tool, find examples of schools and communities worldwide that are implementing a whole child approach to education. The schools and communities highlighted on this map were identified by ASCD or our Whole Child Partner organizations and reflect a commitment to a whole child approach put into practice.
In-depth Guide To Content Creation [With Infographic] It doesn’t matter whether you’re an on-site SEO consultant, a link-building specialist or an all-round ‘internet marketer’, content creation should be particularly high on your list of priorities. We’ve been hearing the phrase ‘content is king’ for years now, but given Google’s recent de-indexation of low-quality blog networks, the Panda updates and the new algorithm burning across the horizon, it seems it’s never been more true than in 2012. It’s not difficult to understand the importance of high quality, unique and relevant content in the modern SEO industry; content of this type published on your own site can do wonders when it comes to link magnetism and social media metrics and similarly, can help you obtain extremely powerful links from high authority domains that might otherwise be out of your reach. But creating this content is easier said than done, particularly if you’re trying to compete in a crowded industry. Click for a full size version if you'd like to print it. Research
Chris Hedges: Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System - Chris Hedges' Columns Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System Posted on Apr 11, 2011 By Chris Hedges 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments. “I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures.Why do good people sometimes act evil?Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?” –Philip Zimbardo
Tips, tricks and resources to make your own gorgeous infographics Infographics (or Information Graphics) are graphic visual representations of data or information, presented in a way to make it easier to consume information. Infographics gained popularity in the mid-2000′s with the advent of sites like Digg and Reddit, and have quickly become one of the most popular methods to display researched data. There are three main types of infographics – where data is presented in a timeline, where statistical data is presented in graphs or with icons, or where data is presented on a map. In order to create an infographic which will be widely shared, think about your typography, colours, and layout. Make it easy for people to understand the information that’s being provided. Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple.
Don't forget! - Template Print Email Details Written by Melanie Day Published: 06 September 2011 I first saw the idea to print on post-it notes on Kristen's blog "Inkablinka"....(here).