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Train Your Brain: Labster’s ultimate guide to improving your memory

How does your brain learn best, and how do you utilize that information to get focused, increase the amount of information that goes into your brain, and keep it from escaping again? Are you studying for a test, trying to memorize a presentation, or merely trying to...

Train Your Brain #1: Find your learning style

First things first. In order to be able to improve your learning, you need to know what type of learner you are. Are you a visual, auditory or kinesthetic (touch/feeling) type of learner? Once you’ve uncovered that, we can move on to finding the best way for you to...

Train Your Brain #2: How to memorize things

The next step of our Train Your Brain guide (find part 1 here) is to teach you how to quickly and effectively memorize all the important information that you are going to receive in the future.   That includes both the information in this guide and, perhaps more...

Train Your Brain #3: Acquiring new information

Many students spend a lot of their time reading material that they are never going to actually use – ourselves included. So in this part (find part 1 here and part 2 here), we’ll focus on showing you how you can learn to focus your reading on the material that really...

Train Your Brain #4: Boost your concentration

To make sure you are prepared for effective learning, your environment, mental state and energy levels all need to be in the best conditions. So in part 4 of our Train Your Brain guide (see part 1, part 2, or part 3), we’ll cover the tricks with the biggest impact and...

Train Your Brain #5: How to prioritize your time

Learning to manage your time will make you capable of focusing your efforts and eliminating any unimportant tasks. In this part (see part 1, part 2, part 3 or part 4) you will learn the most important time management skills that will help you excel in just about any...

Labster Founder Mads Bonde wins Innovator of the Year award

Labster is thrilled to announce that Labster Founder and CEO, Mads Tvillinggaard Bonde, is the inaugural winner of Innovationsfonden’s 2017 Innovator of the Year award. “Winning the Innovator of the Year prize from the Innovation Fund (Innovationsfonden)...

2016 in review: 2017 moving (quickly) forward

Force equals mass times acceleration is as true in the natural world as it is in organizational dynamics. Here at Labster, we have roughly doubled in size each of the past two years and our ‘acceleration’ has grown exponentially. Moving into 2017, we have...

Labster’s Reimagine Education Award Reflections

2016 has been a motivating and rewarding year for Labster. We have grown by over a third to reach nearly 60 employees, and the number of universities and education providers using Labster’s simulations now number over 120 institutions. We now have the structure...

Edutech and Labster Announce Partnership

16 November 2016 Edutech announces Partnership with Labster to launch Virtual Reality solutions for STEM education Dubai, United Arab Emirates Edutech and Labster announce their partnership, aimed at progressing the next generation of researchers and scientists from...

Labster releases ‘World of Science’ simulation on Google Daydream

Labster is constantly exploring new platforms by which students can access its laboratory simulations, and as a result, we’re very pleased to announce the release of our first Google Daydream-compatible virtual reality simulation, Labster: World of Science. This...

Labster Participating in Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA)

2 November 2016 – Labster has been selected by Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) to be one of 30 companies to help shape Dubai’s future. The inaugural, 12-week long DFA program was formally launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on 3 October...

Labster’s TEDx Talk Reaches One Million Views

Today, we are celebrating here at Labster – our TEDx talk has surpassed the 1 million viewer mark on TED.com, the official page for ideas worth sharing. Wow! In less than six months, more than one million people have shared in Co-founder Michael Bodekær’s talk on how...

The holy grail of virtual reality: A complete suspension of disbelief

Virtual reality (VR) is the tech-topic of 2016, and it is no secret that we here at Labster are pretty excited about VR. However, if we are to successfully introduce VR into education and training we need to know how to create VR simulations that unlock new ways of learning.

Cramming for exams: is it worth it?

To cram, or not to cram? That is the question most students ask themselves when headed towards final exams. In case you’re one of them, we have the answer for you: Don’t do it. Why? Because all research indicates that it’s a terrible idea, and that...

How to run an awesome learnathon

Cramming in as much information as possible in a limited amount of time may not sound like the best way to learn important subjects. But there is a new teaching method that is gaining momentum and inspiring people to do just that. They’re called...

Why the future of education is in active learning, not passive

In the digital age, knowledge retention and student engagement are constant challenges for teachers. With students seemingly attached to their laptops and cell phones, the approach teachers take can produce a major difference in the learning outcomes for their...

5 trends in edtech for teachers in the know

The current state of education technology investment is booming, and there’s never been a more exciting time to be a part of the edtech space. But what does all this exciting new investment in edtech mean for teachers? We took some time to sort through all of...

7 amazing education tools for STEM teachers

Teachers rarely have a moment to themselves, let alone time to browse the latest and greatest education tools on the market. So the Labster team scoured the web for the best new education tools for teachers, hopefully saving you some time and frustration. Our list...

The 5 coolest scientists you should be following today

Unlike famous athletes and celebrities, it’s hard to know which scientists to follow because they just don’t get the same amount of coverage in the media. So the Labster team put their minds together and came up with the 5 coolest scientists in the game...

4 Mindboggling Predictions About Education Technology

With another school year fast approaching, we decided to take a look at the future of education technology. From where we stand, it’s a future that looks bright, but still requires a lot of work in the years ahead. Here are our four boldest predictions for the...

A Teacher’s Introduction To The Flipped Classroom

Clintondale High School, which is just outside of Detroit, became one of the first schools to completely “flip” their classrooms back in 2010. Greg Green, the principal of Clintondale, was one of the early pioneers of flipping the classroom in the US, and...

Two Big Ways STEM Students Can Take Their Education into Their Own Hands

For STEM students who are frustrated with the old school textbook and test curricula at their schools, there are increasingly more new and engaging tools thanks to the advances in technology. In addition, there are good habits you can develop as a student to ensure...

Say Goodbye to Analog, the Future Is Digital Education

Like records, cassette tapes, and CDs, textbooks are slowly but surely becoming a relic of the past, and for good reason. Today we can fit every textbook student will need throughout their education on an iPad, Kindle, or laptop. In fact, digital education has already...

What the future of STEM education could look like

We often hear doom and gloom about the lack of student interest in STEM education. While the numbers are disconcerting, there are reasons for optimism. In this article, we’ll give you a glimpse at what could be in store for the future of STEM education and...

Labster at Digital Assembly 2015 & EdTech Europe 2015

Labster Product Manager, Jan Stahlberg was on hand at Digital Assembly 2015 in Riga, Latvia this week giving a demo of our latest Gear VR labs, which utilize the latest virtual reality technology to create fully immersive lab experiences for students. Digital Assembly...

5 ways for students to stay focused and avoid distractions

Today it is harder than ever for students to stay focused during class or in the library. Smartphones and social media have made it almost impossible to avoid distractions. Arguably, multitasking has become the norm. Research has shown that distractions can be...

3 Ways to Make STEM Education More Engaging

With Millennials still experiencing unemployment levels as high as 15 percent, it is perplexing that more young people aren’t pursuing majors in STEM subjects, with projections saying there will be over 2.4 million STEM job openings in five years. According to a...

What CSI can teach students about DNA sequencing

When CSI: Crime Scene Investigation first premiered in 2000 on CBS, it was an immediate smash hit. In the years since it has been named the most watched show in the world five times with a worldwide audience of 73.8 million viewers. Fans love the show’s mix of drama,...

How VR will change education forever

When Oculus was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion, the endless possibilities of virtual reality that had been bandied about for decades were finally validated by one of the world’s biggest tech giants. Much of the conversation surrounding the acquisition was...

The 5 Best Resources for Acing Your DNA Sequencing Classes

In today’s Class Tips, we dive right into how DNA technology is constantly advancing the science of DNA sequencing, requiring life science students to remain on the leading edge of subject. But students have limited access to the technology and labs that are...

New Lab Launches and Competitions

What a start to the year it has been for Labster. We started out winning the global Elance competition final in New York in February, where we won over more than 800 other skillful startups from all over the world.   Next up we were chosen for the final showdown on...

Labster Amazes Experts Once Again

Labster has been chosen among the top 5 finalist for the grand finale in Amsterdam of the Sanoma startup challenge 2014 Excitement hit the offices of Labster in Copenhagen and in Bali when the announcement of the 5 finalist for the big final Sanoma Startup Challenge...

Sanoma Startup Challenge 2014

The privilege and excitement of winning the Elance Big Idea Startup Competition on February 7th 2014 had hardly sunk in before Labster was once again into the final stages of yet another big European startup competition. Back in February Labster was chosen as the...

Labster goes to Nepal and Singapore

This blog post is about two incredibly different markets, Nepal and Singapore. In terms of both cultures, political institutions, and technical advancement they are unique, and hence the existence of very different business opportunities. Visiting these countries has...

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