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2_2_9.pdf. In Defense of Your "Lazy" Child. Frequent Tests Can Enhance College Learning, Study Finds. The New York Times: Grading college students on quizzes given at the beginning of every class, rather than on midterms or a final exam, increases both attendance and overall performance, scientists reported Wednesday.

Frequent Tests Can Enhance College Learning, Study Finds

The findings — from an experiment in which 901 students in a popular introduction to psychology course at the took their laptops to class and were quizzed online — demonstrate that the computers can act as an aid to teaching, not just a distraction. Moreover, the study is the latest to show how tests can be used to enhance learning as well as measure it. The report, appearing in the journal PLoS One, found that this “testing effect” was particularly strong in students from lower-income households.

Psychologists have known for almost a century that altering the timing of tests can affect performance. How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different. How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different by Terry Heick This content is proudly sponsored by The Institute for the Habits of Mind, promoting the development of personal thinking habits in 21st century learners.

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

History Detected - May/June 2013. Give kids original source material, teach them how to weigh evidence and defend their conclusions, and they'll shine in class—and as citizens.

History Detected - May/June 2013

In the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ben Stein famously plays a high school teacher who drones on about the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act while his students slump at their desks in a collective stupor. For many kids, that's history: an endless catalog of disconnected dates and names, passed down like scripture from the state textbook, seldom questioned and quickly forgotten. Now take a seat inside Will Colglazier's classroom at Aragon High School in San Mateo. The student population here is fairly typical for the Bay Area: about 30 percent Latino, 30 percent Asian and 40 percent white. The subject matter is standard 11th grade stuff: What caused the Great American Dust Bowl? Beware of Stephen J. Gould. Followup to: Natural Selection's Speed Limit and Complexity Bound If you've read anything Stephen J.

Beware of Stephen J. Gould

Gould has ever said about evolutionary biology, I have some bad news for you. In the field of evolutionary biology at large, Gould's reputation is mud. Bill Gates’ $100 million database to track students. Text smaller Text bigger By Michael F.

Bill Gates’ $100 million database to track students

Haverluck Over the past 18 months, a massive $100 million public-school database spearheaded by the $36.4 billion-strong Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been in the making that freely shares student information with private companies. Proof: Bill Gates Has No Idea about Schools–or Children. Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System -... Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System Posted on Apr 11, 2011 By Chris Hedges A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind.

Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System -...

It prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy. It celebrates rote vocational training and the singular, amoral skill of making money. Teachers, their unions under attack, are becoming as replaceable as minimum-wage employees at Burger King. Passing bubble tests celebrates and rewards a peculiar form of analytical intelligence. Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success. This column will change your life: has Pelmanism's time come at last? Illustration: Adam Howling In December 1917, an advertisement appeared in Nash's Pall Mall Magazine, posing a question that, nearly a century on, makes no sense: "Do you Pelmanize?

This column will change your life: has Pelmanism's time come at last?

" Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky and his Revolutionary Theory of Biosphere and Noosphere. Irina Trubetskova Department of Natural Resources University of New Hampshire, The originator of the modern theory of the Biosphere (Grinevald, 1998, p. 21)...

Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky and his Revolutionary Theory of Biosphere and Noosphere

Welcome to By Susan R.

Welcome to

Johnson MD, FAAP #1 Question: If I am understanding what you wrote in Part I, children that are pre-school age or in kindergarten should not be pushed to write, read or spell because it might create learningdisabilities in the future? Welcome to TV and Our Children’s Minds by Susan R.

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Johnson, MD, FAAP May 1, 1999, 2007 (revised) TV rots the senses in the head! It kills the imagination dead! It clogs and clutters up the mind! Welcome to Disrupting learning II – Day of reckoning. Internet – both as a stack of technologies and as the vector of a sharing culture – brings us credible alternatives to classroom-based education in schools and universities. » Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky. Fifteen years ago, a research group called The Fraunhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files. This wasn’t a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect: Fraunhofer also had to figure out how to compress the soundtrack. The result was the Motion Picture Experts Group Format 1, Audio Layer III, a format you know and love, though only by its acronym, MP3.

The recording industry concluded this new audio format would be no threat, because quality mattered most. Who would listen to an MP3 when they could buy a better-sounding CD at the record store? Online Courses and the Future of Higher Education. Online courses began around 1990 with the growth of more widespread access to the Internet. They spread rapidly in the United States during the last half of the 1990’s buoyed by the dot-com boom, and fell sharply after that bubble burst.

During this early period, online courses typically charged fees. Some of the courses catered to individuals who wanted to improve their job prospects, others were meant solely for intellectual enjoyment, while some could be used to obtain college degrees. For-profit schools with physical facilities, such as DeVry University and the University of Phoenix, were often sponsors of online courses, although a few of these courses were sponsored by nonprofit universities.

MOOCs—Implications for Higher Education. The Case Against Grades. November 2011. Project Based Instruction in STEM Education. Diane Ravitch's blog. This is your brain on Jane Austen, and researchers at Stanford are taking notes. Stanford Report, September 7, 2012 Researchers observe the brain patterns of literary PhD candidates while they're reading a Jane Austen novel. The fMRI images suggest that literary reading provides "a truly valuable exercise of people's brains. " Ordo Amoris: Norms and Nobility Prologue IV: I Am, I Can, I Ought, I Will. Intro to Inquiry Learning. A (Somewhat) New Approach to Educating and Inspiring Kids. What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success - Anu Partanen.

Intro Curriculum Update « Existential Type. Learning and thinking - World History & Geography. Learning and thinking: what science tells us about teaching. The 10,000 Hour Elite Excellence Dilemma. 10,000 Hours is a Lot of Hours The 10,000 Hour Rule, as it applies to gymnastics, stated simply, is that to become an excellent gymnast and successful Elite athlete, gymnasts must have completed 10,000 hours of practice. 10,000 hours of practice is normally stated, in this context, as being equivalent to working full-time, 8 hours per day for five years or working 20 – 25 hours per week for ten years.

The Theory of Change. Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work (9780143117469): Matthew B. Crawford. Udacity in partnership with Pearson VUE announces testing centers. The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever. The Project Gutenberg eBook of Talks To Teachers, by William James. No Student Left Untested by Diane Ravitch. Our Universities: Why Are They Failing? by Anthony Grafton. The Great Ideas. Research on the Teaching of Math. Achievement-vs-development. FreeRangeKids. 21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020.

D.Waring interviews c.Levison on CM. About SEDL. Miss Mason on Mr. Rooper. Mr. Rooper on Mr. Froebel. Audios of IEWs A.Pudewa.