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Learn in a Minute with Jamie: Psychic Entropy
Psychic Entropy Disrupting Consciousness: A Sign of Conflict.  Imagine you’re are filling out the 100th TPS report of the day. Your car was making a clunking noise this morning, the cat is sick, and for some reason, you’re having trouble falling asleep at night. With each repetitive report you fill out, thoughts about your car, cat, and well-being keep pushing themselves into your awareness, Continue...

Learn in a Minute with Jamie: Learning Experience Design
Experience, designed! Is learning a by-product of experience or can it be intentionally designed? “So, what did you learn in school today?” When I was a kid, I froze every time my parents asked me this question; I was never sure how to answer it. Should I talk about specific details, or my general experience with the day’s lessons? I could’ve said that “the mitochondria Continue...

Learn in a Minute with Jamie: Bird Brain
Bird Brain How The Brain’s Hemispheres Shape the World We See I’ve been regularly consuming podcasts since 2009; NPR’s Hidden Brain is one of my current favourites. While driving into work this week, I listened to One Head, Two Brains: How The Brain’s Hemispheres Shape The World We See, an episode featuring psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist Continue...

More and more teachers are inviting educational technology into the classroom to help enhance learning materials.  Many are experimenting with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, in which students get to use their own mobile devices to participate in classroom activities.  A happy result of this is that augmented reality is also a possible teaching Continue...

In honour of Valentine’s Day, we dedicate this post to the virtues of friendship, tolerance, and compassion, all of which are embodied by anti-bullying initiatives.   How do you approach a subject like bullying in a way that not only sparks the interest of young students, but addresses a number of different learning styles?  Songwriter Continue...

Being well-informed is not the only important skill young people need to understand the world around them.  Getting the news is well and good, but with diverse and omnipresent media and communication, it can be very difficult to identify the stories and factoids that you should believe from the ones that you should not. Critical Continue...

With Alvin Toffler’s Third Wave crashing down on us, it is important to take stock of how the world has changed.  The largest change has been in areas of information and media.  The flow and volume of media that now exists in the world is remarkable; more remarkable is the ease in which we can Continue...

We live in strange times, my friends.  Look around the world we live in and observe how it has changed in ways no one, save the very few technological-elite, could have predicted. With the advent and popularization of personal computers, mobile devices and, most critically, the internet, there has seldom been a time of greater Continue...