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Sense: Know More. Sleep Better.

Sense is a simple system that tracks your sleep behavior, monitors the environment of your bedroom and reinvents the alarm.

Source: www.kickstarter.com

All I have to say is WOW and I WANT ONE or TEN!!

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Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Technology

 

Kickstarter

Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. A home for film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more.

Source: www.kickstarter.com

Want to start a program, platform, design, or some other project but don’t have the funding?  This website might be the platform for you.

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Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Technology

 

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

Source: www.edutopia.org

This simple idea is one of a few great ones in this article, "When preservice teachers are confused as to why their students performed poorly on an assignment, I gently say, "Did you ask them why?" After all, having learners use their own vernacular to articulate why they are stuck can be profoundly useful for identifying where to target support."

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How to Work Effectively with People Who Are Smarter Than You

It’s entrepreneurship gospel–hire those who are smarter than you. There’s no mystery to this wisdom. Clever, skilled employees require less management, constantly teach you new things, and shore up your weaknesses. But while the rationale behind this oft-repeated tip is simple, executing it isn’t.

Source: lifehacker.com

My favorite part is the analogy by Andy Johns.

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