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Happy Thanksgiving: Longest study on happiness!

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A fascinating 75 year study to understand happiness. Authentic relationships lead to healthier and longer life. Be thankful for the families and friends in your lives. Keep working on improving your relationships. Happy Thanksgiving!


Funny Trailer for DayLight Savings! #DST

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Fall back time if you live in states that follow DST. 
The Funniest Trailer to watch regarding Saving DayLight Time:



A better explanation behind DST from BBC is below:
BBC - Daylight Savings from Sun & Moon on Vimeo.

A previous post on DST Explanation can also be accessed here.

Leonard DiCaprio Documentary on Climate Change #BeforeTheFlood

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Climate change is one of THE issues of our times. We only have one world, and yet, we are not doing enough to take better care of it. Happy to see one of my favorite actors, Leonard DiCaprio, take part in this documentary that has generated interest from around the world. In an effort to promote the documentary, it is widely available on almost all video streaming platforms for free - for limited time.

I decided to download the whole movie and play it for my students in the classroom to raise awareness on Climate Change. Not only is this covered in the curriculum, but my goal is to engage students to help solve problems of not just the present, but the future. We need critical thinkers who can solve the big pictures and folks who are aware of the issues and care enough to do something meaningful in their lives and influence others to positively affect our planet.


Amazon Video App allows you to "Rent" the video and download it for offline viewing. This is a useful feature es…

VR in the classroom: Future of Experiential Education is here!

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"Imagine exploring coral reefs or the surface of Mars in an afternoon. With Expeditions, teachers can take students on immersive, virtual journeys." (https://www.google.com/edu/expeditions/)
The future of virtual reality (VR) is almost upon us.  What started as Google Cardboard and the Expeditions App that was only available for Android, is now available also on iOS. Google just announced DayDream VR for their upcoming Pixel phone, which is predicted to take VR experiences to a whole new level. Microsoft is also experimenting with HoloLens and I am really excited as an educator to see how we can engage students through experiences. The power to take students on virtual trips around the world as well as inside the world of science (our body, space, under water...our imaginations are the limits here). We can really help students experience concepts, which is the best form of learning. NY Times VR has been at the forefront of Google Cardboard through their free google cardboar…

Help NASA Scientists with your smartphone!

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Would you like to help NASA scientists understand clouds better? Your observation of the cloud matters and this is an incredible opportunity to help NASA by submitting your observations on clouds in your neighborhood. You will improve your observations skills while helping scientists collect better data. The Free App also tells you when satellites are passing your specific locations, which is pretty incredible. Download the App on your smartphone, whether you have an Android or an iPhone. Learn more by visiting http://GLOBE.GOV

Watch the video below to learn more about this program through a FaceBook Live from NASA:
http://facebook.com/eduscitechpjamal

TedTalk: Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator

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Deadlines. We all have to try and meet them. I thought this was an inspirational TedTalk by Tim Urban, titled "Inside the Mind of a master procrastinator" to understand our monkey brain and to set deadlines for ourselves, so that we can be productive and accomplish more from our limited time here on earth. Time is the most precious resource we have to serve others and to leave the world better than we found it for our future generations.

Source: http://www.ted.com/talks/tim_urban_inside_the_mind_of_a_master_procrastinator?language=en