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RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us. Charlotte Iserbyt - Deliberate Dumbing Down of the World. The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester. Mysterious (mistîe · ries), a.

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester

[f. L. mystérium Mysteryi + ous. Cf. F. mystérieux.] 1. Full of or fraught with mystery; wrapt in mystery; hidden from human knowledge or understanding; impossible or difficult to explain, solve, or discover; of obscure origin, nature, or purpose. It is known as one of the greatest literary achievements in the history of English letters. Professor James Murray, an astonishingly learned former schoolmaster and bank clerk, was the distinguished editor of the OED project. Thus the two men, for two decades, maintained a close relationship only through correspondence. A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. Trends in Cognitive Sciences - Chunking mechanisms in human learning. To view the full text, please login as a subscribed user or purchase a subscription.

Trends in Cognitive Sciences - Chunking mechanisms in human learning

Education in the Northwest Territories-Department of Education, Culture and Employment. Yellowknife, 11 May 2010—The Department of Education, Culture and Employment needs to improve its planning, monitoring, and reporting for some aspects of the Northwest Territories’ education system, says Sheila Fraser, the Auditor General of Canada, in an audit report issued to the Legislative Assembly today.

Education in the Northwest Territories-Department of Education, Culture and Employment

“Education is an investment that is vital to the development of the Northwest Territories,” said Ms. Fraser. “Educated citizens are better able to meet the demands of a modern economy and to become productive, participating members of society.” Overall, the audit found that the Department needs to better assess whether its programs are achieving the intended results. The Phrontistery: Obscure Words and Vocabulary Resources. The Work of Art. I, Cringely . The Pulpit . War of the Worlds. There is a technology war coming. Actually it is already here but most of us haven't yet notice.

It is a war not about technology but because of technology, a war over how we as a culture embrace technology. It is a war that threatens venerable institutions and, to a certain extent, threatens what many people think of as their very way of life. It is a war that will ultimately and inevitably change us all, no going back. The early battles are being fought in our schools. This is a war over how we as a culture and a society respond to Moore's Law. The real power of Moore's Law lies in what the lady at the bank called "the miracle of compound interest," which has allowed personal computers to increase in performance a millionfold over the past 30 years. The key word here is "empowerment. " Let's be clear about what we're measuring here. I came to this conclusion recently while attending Brainstorm 2008, a delightful conference for computer people in K-12 schools throughout Wisconsin. John Taylor Gatto - The Seven Lesson Schoolteacher p1.

Alfie Kohn on Positive Reinforcement. Charlie brown teacher. 76 Percent of Students Choose Paper-Based Textbooks Over Electronic Versions. Teaching College Math » Presentations. RSA Animate ? Changing Education Paradigms ? RSA Comment. Consulting. Learning_Theories. Welcome to Renegade Campus - Home. DESCHOOLING SOCIETY. Contents Introduction xix 1.

DESCHOOLING SOCIETY

Why We Must Disestablish School 2. Phenomenology of School 3. 5. 6. 7. Introduction I owe my interest in public education to Everett Reimer. Since 1967 Reimer and I have met regularly at the Center for Intercultural Documentation (CIDOC) in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Universal education through schooling is not feasible. On Wednesday mornings, during the spring and summer of 1970, I submitted the various parts of this book to the participants in our CIDOC programs in Cuernavaca. Reimer and I have decided to publish separate views of our joint research. I intend to discuss some perplexing issues which are raised once we embrace the hypothesis that society can be deschooled; to search for criteria which may help us distinguish institutions which merit development because they support learning in a deschooled milieu; and to clarify those personal goals which would foster the advent of an Age of Leisure (schole) as opposed to an economy dominated by service industries.

As Online Ed Grows in BC, Who's Left Behind? Distance learning saves province money and can free students' schedules.

As Online Ed Grows in BC, Who's Left Behind?

But some families are more wired than others. Is she too young to be schooled this way? Kids in B.C. can now take almost every course required in K to 12 online, from math and science to social studies and art, even physical education, thanks to the Ministry of Education's Distributive Learning initiative. But public education advocates say pushing online learning for everyone could erode the universal access and quality of education in this province.

Helesia Luke is one such advocate. "The things she was doing online, they were pretty demanding in terms of understanding how online learning works, and actually things that aren't necessarily obvious when you're in Grade 10, like going to the Conference Board of Canada's website, for example, or getting a question like 'Think of a time when you had a conflict with a coworker and how did you handle it? '" 53,000 BC students added in five years Accessibility issues.