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Designing The Future Of EdTech: Chat With Pamela Pavliscak
Technology is changing the world of education, but could it be doing a better job? Pamela Pavliscak,  a sought-after expert and advisor on emotion and technology, shares her thoughts on our relationship with technology, where technology needs to be to enhance education, and how we can use technology more positively.
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Implementing Technology In The Classroom: Syllabus Template
Students might be considered digital natives, but that doesn't mean they will immediately understand or know how to use a new app, software, or other technology that you're introducing to your class. There will always be a learning curve for students who are trying something new and unfamiliar. So first, ask yourself these questions: What's the purpose of introducing or using this technology? Is there an incentive that needs to be clearly defined? What are my expectations around the use of this technology? >>> Check out our free Syllabus Template <<<
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Best Tools For Measuring Student Engagement
Tools that measure audience engagement are abundant on the internet— sites like Google Analytics measure how long we spend on a website, which pages pique interest more than others, and what content engages its readers most effectively.
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Active Listening (and Why It's A Skill You Need)
As a former college student, I remember one morning arriving to class a few minutes before it began. Taking a seat with a coffee in hand, I unfolded the newspaper I'd picked up on the subway ride over and began reading (it was 2010 and I didn't consume news on my phone yet). Once class started, I didn't look up from the paper until my teacher loudly repeated, for a second time, that I put it away.
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5 Productivity Hacks: From One Student To Another
It’s that time of year again – students around the world are stressed out about final projects and fast approaching exams. As a student, I can relate to the struggle. When it comes to studying I’ve tried many tactics including procrastination, avoidance, and crying out of absolute despair, but I’ve found that approaching any situation head on with a plan works much better. 
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Three Simple Ways To Invest In Yourself
Investing in yourself is so important, and there’s no better time to do it than right now. Any time is a good time to start believing that you’re a capable person with a lot to offer, but since it’s the beginning of a new year — and the beginning of a new school semester for many members of our Flipd community — we wanted to impart a little bit of wisdom to set you up for a great year.
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On Friendship: Choose To Connect Offline
Last week I had a craving for a burger. I’m not talking about a wimpy fast-food cheeseburger — I was looking for a fresh beef patty cooked medium, topped with an over-easy egg, Gouda, avocado, bacon, and spinach. What can I say; I’m a woman who knows what she wants and I don’t mess around when it comes to burgers.
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Sleep More So You Can Do Better
We live in a fast paced world where a constant stream of information is only a click away. As soon as the alarm clock rings we're trying to catch up on news we missed out on while we were sleeping. We're reading the stories on our commute to work, checking for updates
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How To Squash Distractions And Improve Productivity
It’s a pretty terrible feeling looking back on a day of work and realizing how little of your time was actually spent productively. Switching between open tabs  ( a little credit card payment here, an email check there ), and phone notifications  (just a quick peak at my Instagram likes ), forces any other priorities to end up strung together over the course of several inefficient hours.