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This Valentine’s Day, Break Up With Your Phone
What’s the first thing you see in the morning? Is it your spouse or your pet? The sun? If you’re like most people, you’re probably awoken by a phone, vibrating within arm’s reach, its alarm blaring at you that it’s time to wake up. For you, and many of us, the very first thing our eyes will adjust to is that small screen and all of the shiny new treats it has to share. But if this is indeed the relationship you have with your phone, then ask yourself — How healthy is it?
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3 Reasons Why A Digital Detox Is Exactly The New Years Resolution You Need In 2018
Every new year, media tends to focus on weight loss and a healthier you — gyms offer up free membership trials and weight watching ads saturate our news feeds, all while mental health awareness takes a back seat. But as we've discovered after the first few days of 2018, it's become increasingly important to pay attention to our mental health as much as our physical health. 
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Phone Addiction — And 4 Reasons Why It Matters More Than You Think
According to a 2016 study by Flurry Mobile, the average person spends a total of 5 hours a day on their smartphone. Considering many of us work or attend school for a large portion of the day already, this is a significant (and alarming) amount of time.
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The Case Against Laptops In The Classroom (Plus Phones And Other Distracting Devices)
As the holidays approach, so does exam season for students across North America. By now, educators hope (and expect) that students have learned everything needed in order to succeed, which means that they must comprehend the course material in addition to the notes they took throughout the semester. But for most students nowadays, these notes live on a laptop, and there is growing evidence that typewritten notes may not be what's best for students.  So, we ask — are your students really as prepared as they could be?
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How I Juggle A Million Things And Stay Focused
These days, nothing is more challenging than complete and uninterrupted focus. Even just five minutes of meditation gets the best of us when you have a to-do list the length of your arm, conversations that need replying to, and emails to check. Our society is drunk on information and content, and it can often feel close to impossible to disconnect.
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Digital Citizenship Cheat Sheet: 5 Important Steps For Teachers
The Obama Foundation recently announced that digital citizenship is one of its top initiatives for education. But what does it mean and how can teachers teach students to be good digital citizens?
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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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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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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.