Productivity vs. Getting Things Done This post originally appeared on the Exist blog. I’ve been a sucker for so-called “productivity porn” for a while. I still am, to some degree, but I’ve been working hard to cure myself of this time-wasting habit and I’m getting a lot closer to that. For anyone who’s not familiar with it, my interpretation of productivity porn is pretty much anything related to productivity as a topic of interest, that doesn’t actually involve getting anything done. For me, it includes things like trying out new task managers, reading blog posts about productivity and stocking up on stationery I don’t need. I’ve known for years that this habit isn’t doing me any favors, but I’ve only recently started to shake it by enforcing some strict rules on myself.
The Listening Project The Listening Project is a partnership between BBC Radio and the British Library that invites people to share an intimate conversation, to be recorded and broadcast by the BBC and, if suitable, curated and archived by the British Library. These conversations will form a unique picture of our lives today, preserved for future generations. Visit The Listening Project website (BBC) and get involved. Throughout the Project, our experts will be discussing these conversations and highlighting related recordings in the archive, on their Sounds blog. Visit the Sounds blog and join the conversation.
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Standards Education technology standards to transform learning and teaching The time for major change in education is now. In a world where rapid advances in technology have a profound impact on the ways we work, communicate and live, education has struggled to keep pace. The ISTE Standards work together to support educators, students and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills and knowledge necessary to move away from the factory model. These are not the typical boxes educators need to check. They provide a framework for rethinking education, adapting to a constantly changing technological landscape and preparing students to enter an increasingly global economy.
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Publications 7 Things You Should Know About The 2016 Key Issues in Teaching and Learning February 11, 2016 Since 2011, ELI’s Key Issues survey has been a way for the higher education teaching and learning community to discover the common ground that cuts across differences such as Carnegie Classific… Home Home Browse: By Categories All Administrator ResourcesAssessment & Review Blended LearningBloggingBundles & ToolkitsBusiness EducationClassroom ManagementCollege & Career ReadinessCommon CoreCommunication & CollaborationCounselingDesktop ApplicationsDifferentiated LearningDigital CitizenshipDigital MediaDigital StorytellingESL/ELLGoogleInteractive WhiteboardsInternet SearchesiPads & Mobile LearningLearning Theories & StrategiesMembershipsOrganizational & Time-saving ToolsPersonal EnrichmentPodcastingReading & WritingResponse to Intervention (RTI)School SafetySocial MediaSpecial Education STEMTools for Student ProjectsVirtual LearningWeb Tool OverviewsWebsite CreationWikisWorkplace more...
'Not Worth It': Why NC College Students Are Turning Away From Teaching UNC-Chapel Hill senior Jailen Wallis has always been tempted to become a high school English teacher. She's cutting across campus on her way to her work-study at the library. A literature junkie, she loves the idea of teaching young people to enjoy reading and writing as much as she does.