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Student Resource Bible Welcome to the Student Resource Bible! This is an all encompassing guide for students that features the most helpful sites on the web. This "resource bible" features 14 different categories with exhaustive web sources for each topic. Simply click the category that interests you below, and you will be taken to the specific section of the bible. All of the resources are featured on one page for your convenience! Reference Sources If the standard thesaurus in Microsoft Office is failing as bad as the Vista launch, or the spell checker in that overpriced software bundle just isn't cutting it, check out these great resources. Beyond the dictionary and thesaurus tools, MW also features a medical dictionary and Spanish-English translator. Dictionary.com offers an online dictionary, thesaurus, and encyclopedia plus a text translator tool. YourDictionary.com provides the basic dictionary and thesaurus functions. This site is simple, easy to use, and inclusive. back to top Encyclopedias Tutorial Sites

Hacking Habits: How To Make New Behaviors Last For Good In the workplace and in life, we are little more than the sum of our habits. Who we are and what we accomplish depends largely on a vast network of routines and behaviors that we carry out with little to no thought whatsoever. As neuroscientist David Eagleman writes in Incognito, “Brains are in the business of gathering information and steering behavior appropriately. It doesn’t matter whether consciousness is involved in the decision making. And most of the time, it’s not.” Habits are the brain’s own internal productivity drivers. In The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, writer Charles Duhigg does a deep dive into the science of habits to explain how they work and how we can change them. How Habits Get Formed. When we first engage in a new task, our brains are working hard—processing tons of new information as we find our way. How Habit Loops Work. Habits consist of a simple, but extremely powerful, three-step loop. Both of those rewards are valid and necessary.

Hawthorne, Social Media, and You  Nathaniel Hawthorne from his Facebook page It may be apocryphal, but the word on the Internet is that the average person is bombarded by up to 5000 advertisements per day. The actual number doesn’t really matter. What does is the fact that we have to sift through a lot of information over the course of a day. Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate and create media in a variety of forms. So where does Social Media fit into this conundrum?

Seven Civil War stories your teacher never told you 111 Lessons Life Taught Us Sometimes thinking about your life and sorting out what you have learned is just as important as tackling a new venture. That’s what our new sister site, Everyday Life Lessons, is all about. It’s an online community where people share, rank and discuss life’s greatest lessons. The site challenges you to reflect on your past, dig deep within yourself and answer one simple question: What has life taught you? Think about all the things you would love to tell yourself if you could travel back in time to give your younger self some advice about life. Here’s a sample of 111 life lessons that were recently submitted to the site: Spend more time with those who make you smile and less time with those who you feel pressured to impress.Never tell someone their dreams are impossible. Everyday Life Lessons is updated daily. Photo by: Lauren Macdonald Related 7 Important Life Lessons Everyone Learns the Hard Way “People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.” May 11, 2012

keybr.com typing lessons What's one of the WORST ways to motivate someone? Hint: You see it all the time. Like This Post On Facebook TRUE or FALSE: The best way to motivate a certain behavior in someone is simply to reward them for it. False. Of course, it's not entirely that simple. The experiment: Give people different levels of cash rewards to perform various tasks. Seems pretty straightforward, right? The result: For any tasks that called for cognitive skill, higher pay resulted in poorer performance. Say WHHAAAAATTT!? OK, well then how do you motivate people to perform those tasks that do require thought? Daniel Pink says the answer here lies in three fancy buzzwords: autonomy, mastery, and purpose. First, you gotta pay people enough that money is no longer an issue. Purpose is kind of the kicker here. "If we start treating people like people, and not assuming that they're simply horses ... if we get past this kind of ideology of carrots and sticks and look at the science, I think we can actually ... make our world just a little bit better."

The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You 100 Web 2.0 Tools Every Teacher Should Know About 44.24K Views 0 Likes We're always trying to figure out the best tools for teachers, trends in the education technology industry, and generally doing our darnedest to bring you new and exciting ways to enhance the classroom. But I wanted t... 20 Free and Fun Ways To Curate Web Content 23.98K Views 0 Likes What's the best way to organize it all into at least some reasonable manner? It’s Time To Crowdsource Your School’s Social Media Policy 12.53K Views 0 Likes Every school has a different policy when it comes to social media. Top 10 Common Faults In Human Thought Humans The human mind is a wonderful thing. Cognition, the act or process of thinking, enables us to process vast amounts of information quickly. The Gambler’s fallacy is the tendency to think that future probabilities are altered by past events, when in reality, they are not. Reactivity is the tendency of people to act or appear differently when they know that they are being observed. Pareidolia is when random images or sounds are perceived as significant. Interesting Fact: the Rorschach Inkblot test was developed to use pareidolia to tap into people’s mental states. Self-fulfilling Prophecy Self-fulfilling prophecy is engaging in behaviors that obtain results that confirm existing attitudes. Interesting Fact: Economic Recessions are self-fulfilling prophecies. The Halo effect is the tendency for an individual’s positive or negative trait to “spill over” to other areas of their personality in others’ perceptions of them. Escalation of Commitment

10 Mind-Blowing Theories That Will Change Your Perception of the World Reality is not as obvious and simple as we like to think. Some of the things that we accept as true at face value are notoriously wrong. Scientists and philosophers have made every effort to change our common perceptions of it. The 10 examples below will show you what I mean. 1. Great glaciation is the theory of the final state that our universe is heading toward. 2. Solipsism is a philosophical theory, which asserts that nothing exists but the individual’s consciousness. Don’t you believe me? As a result, which parts of existence can we not doubt? 3. George Berkeley, the father of Idealism, argued that everything exists as an idea in someone’s mind. The idea being that if the stone really only exists in his imagination, he could not have kicked it with his eyes closed. 4. Everybody has heard of Plato. In addition to this stunning statement, Plato, being a monist, said that everything is made of a single substance. 5. 6. Enternalism is the exact opposite of presentism. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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