Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Reading Tasks with TWO STARS by theme: 
1.      The Garden of Our Neglect
2.      Sucking CO2 from the Air with Artificial Trees
3.      Can the World save Lives and Combat Climate Change?
4.Unwanted Electronic Waste Rısıng in Toxic Piles
5. The Swedish version of Visionzero
1. Teachers Flip for ‘Flipped Learning’ Class Model
2.      Curiosity Driven Education
3. The 4 Million Dollar Teacher
4.  What Tech Innovation Would You Like in the Classroom?
5.  What College Will Be Like in 2023
6.  Multiple Text Reading-into-Writing Project: The Advantages of Bilingualism
7.  Multiple Text Reading into Writing Project: Joy and Passion in Teaching and Learning
8.  Double Text Related Reading into Writing Activity: Media Multitasking and its Short Term and Long Term Impact on Learning
9. Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns
10. Pre-crastination: the opposite of procrastination
11. Teach kids to daydream
12. When success leads to failure
13. Germany is taking away kindergardener's toys to curb future addiction
14. Why being bilingual helps keep your brain fit
15. Five ways science can improve your focus
16. An effortless way to improve your memory
17. Our fiction addiction: why we need stories
1.   How climate change and disease helped the fall of Rome
1. Descartes was wrong: a person is a person through other persons
2. Utopia is a dangerous ideal: we should aim for 'protopia'
3. What we say versus what we mean: what is conversational implicature?

1.      The Peak Time for Everything
2.      The Busy Trap
3.      The Silent Epidemic: Workplace Bullying
4.      Obama vs. ATMs: Why Technology Doesn’t Destroy Jobs
5.      Relax! You’ll Be More Productive
6.   On Effectıve Leadership
7.   Does job success depend on data rather than your CV?
8.   Is your boss a fear monger?
 9.  Why you feel busy all the time (although you are not)  
10. Is full time work bad for our brains?
11. The subtle design tricks thathelp and harm creativity
12. Do psychopaths make better leaders?
1.      Why Are We So Rude Online?
2.      High-Wired: Does Addictive Internet Use Restructure the Brain?
3. Social Networking in the 1600's
 5. Social media:What's not to like
1.      What is Terrorism?
2.      Kalashnikov Kids
3.   Understanding Stalin
4.   How collective narcissism is directing world politics
5.   The virtues of isolation
6.   The reasons you can't be anonymous anymore
7.   War once helped build nations now it destroys them
1.      Women See Worrisone Shift in Turkey
2.      In Spain, Women Enslaved by a Boom in Brothel Tourism
3.   Double text reading into writing activity: assault on the subway and will women ever feel completely safe on mass transit?
1.      What Are Memories Made Of?
2.      Memory in the Digital Age
3.      The Science Behind Memory Glitches
4.      The Importance of Observation
5.      Can Memory Improve With Age?
6.    Four ways that others can warp your memory
1.  Who says math has to be boring?

1.      A Harvest of New Moons
2.      Synthetic Biology and the Rise of the “Spider Goats”
3.      The Top 10 Science Stories of 2011
4.      Interesting Environment Wards off Cancer
5.      Braingate Gives Paralysed the Power of Mind Control
6.   Does Death Exist? New Theory Says 'No'
7.   Life on Earth but Not As We Know It
8. Why People Keep Misunderstanding the Connection Between Race and IQ?
9. Mountain People Provide Clues to Human Evolution
10. Human Evolution: The Next Stages
11. Illusiory scenes flow into and out of view
12. Smart robots, driverless cars work - but they bring ethical issues too
13. Snoozers are, in fact, losers
14. Your brain on poverty: why poor people seem to make bad decisions
15. Multiple Text Reading-into-Writing Project: Our Prehistoric Ancestors
16. Are Men the Weaker Sex?
17. Be my valentines: is monogamy natural to us?
18. Smartphones are killing us and destroying public life
19.How the web became our 'external brain' and what it means for our kids
20. Robot servants are going to make your life easy. Then they'll ruin it
21. If someone secretely controlled what you say, would anyone notice?
22. Stress and the body
23.  Is another human living inside you?
24. The enormous power of the unconscious brain
25. The mystery of why you can't remember being a baby
26.  Why there might be many more universes like our own 
27.  A brainless mold that shares memories by fusing
38. The astonishing vision and focus of Namibia's nomads
29. The dark town that built a mirror to deflect the sun
30. How Tibetans survive life on the roof of the world
31. There are diseases in the ice, and they are waking up
32. We have still not found the missing link between us and apes
33. The tiny changes that can cause AI to fail
34. Are you just inside your skin or is your smartphone phone part of you?
35. The hidden side to your personality
1.      How to Look and Act Like a Leader
2.     Social Networks and Happiness
3.      Dark Visions, Ancient Fears
4.  What Makes a Risk Taker?
5. Peer Pressure for Teens Paves the Way to Adulthood
6. Is Nostalgia Good for You? Quite a Bit, Research Shows
7. Double Text Reading into Writing Activity: Procrastination, Imposter Syndrome and Self-Hadicapping
8.  How Do We Really Make Decisions?
9.  Mentally strong people, double text reading into writing activity
10. The Introverted Face
11. Seeing red**?updated-max=2015-01-07T03:10:00-08:00&max-results=20&start=20&by-date=false
12. How Color Shapes our Lives
13. Why do some brains enjoy fear?
14. How an introvert can be happier: act like an extrovert
15. How to teach doctors empathy 
16. Double text reading into writing activity: Four words to seem more polite and How to make the narcissist in your life a little nicer.
17. Reach understanding; Can you teach people to have empathy?
18. Mixed signals: why people misunderstand each other
19. What is social anxiety?
20. How Nazi's defense of "just following orders" plays out in the mind

22. Our IQ's have never been higher - but it hasn't made us smart
23. Masters of Love
24. What are the implications of believing it is possible to alter other people's beliefs?
25.  Forgiveness
26. The man who studies the spread of ignorance
27. Why it pays to be grumpy and bad tempered
28. How east and west think in profoundly different ways
29. How fake images change our memory and behavior
30. Why are people so incredibly gullible?
31. Why even the best feedback can bring out the worst in us
32. The hidden upsides of revenge
33. The hidden way architecture affects how you feel
34. The psychology behind spending big
35.  Be yourselves
36. The devious art of lying by telling the truth
37.  Why we should all give up on goals already
38.  The secret science that rules crowds
39. No hugging: are we living through a crisis of touch?


1.      Moral Machines Raise Killer Questions
2.      How to Die
3.      Rethinking the War on Drugs
       Bringing Mod Cons to the Slums
5. Privacy and the Threat to the Self
6.  Going it alone
7.  Theives should not be jailed says law expert
8.  America can't fix poverty until it stops hating poor people

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