Introducing “Freakonomics Experiments”: A New Marketplace Podcast RYSSDAL: Time now for a little Freakonomics Radio. It’s that moment every couple of weeks we talk to the coauthors of the book and the blog of the same name. It is the hidden side of everything, of course. And today it is the brains if you will of the operation, Steven Levitt, professor of economics at the University of Chicago. 7 Great Bibliography and Citation Tools for Students 1- Bibme This is the fully automatic bibliography maker that auto-fills. It is the easiest way to build a works cited page. 2- Easy Bib
Create Beautiful Presentations with Haiku Deck Haiku Deck is an iPad app that all students and teachers should have installed on their iPads. Haiku Deck enables anyone to create beautiful slide presentations. It's so easy to use that when I was describing the app to someone last week I said it was like "Animoto for slide decks." Skyepack Brady Kalb Chief Executive Officer Brady is a "reformed engineer turned entrepreneur". After engineering gigs at two Fortune 100 companies, Brady left the corporate world to pursue a business degree and seek out new challenges. His entrepreneurial career has spanned a wide variety of industries such as software, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, advanced manufacturing, and clean energy.
The Socratic Method The Socratic Method:Teaching by Asking Instead of by Tellingby Rick Garlikov The following is a transcript of a teaching experiment, using the Socratic method, with a regular third grade class in a suburban elementary school. I present my perspective and views on the session, and on the Socratic method as a teaching tool, following the transcript. The class was conducted on a Friday afternoon beginning at 1:30, late in May, with about two weeks left in the school year. Research and Citation If you are having trouble locating a specific resource please visit the search page or the Site Map. Conducting Research These OWL resources will help you conduct research using primary source methods, such as interviews and observations, and secondary source methods, such as books, journals, and the Internet. This area also includes materials on evaluating research sources.
7 Tools Students Can Use to Manage Group Projects Any teacher who has assigned group projects to students has at some point had to help those students organize and equitably distribute work. (Or has had to listen to students complaints about other group members not pulling their weight). Here are some tools that you can have students use to manage their responsibilities when working on group projects. Pegby is a good website for organizing the tasks that you and or your team need to get done. Pegby is set up like a corkboard with index cards stuck to it. The corkboard has three columns to place your index cards on.
The Role of Questions in Teaching, Thinking and Le One of the reasons that instructors tend to overemphasize "coverage" over "engaged thinking" is that they assume that answers can be taught separate from questions. Indeed, so buried are questions in established instruction that the fact that all assertions — all statements that this or that is so — are implicit answers to questions is virtually never recognized. For example, the statement that water boils at 100 degrees centigrade is an answer to the question "At what temperature centigrade does water boil?"
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: An Interesting Visual on How to Cite Online Sources in APA Style February 14, 2017 Following the publication of our MLA poster, we have received several requests from our readers asking for a similar poster for APA style. We went ahead and created the visual below to help you better understand how to cite online sources in APA style. The guidelines and examples featured in this visual are taken from the book Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th Edition (American Psychological Association, 2010, pp. 200-210).
A New List of Great Web Tools for Educators Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is back to you with another collection of new educational web tools you can try with your students or for your own professional development plans. These tools range in purpose from simple study tools to web conferencing services. As always, the main goal behind such a post is to enable those of you who, because of their work and time pressure, find it hard to go online and spend hours looking for the new educational releases in the world of web 2.0 tools. We are very much hoping that by compiling such lists, you will be able to easily access the tools you like and always keep updated about the novelty in educational technology. Check out this list and let us know what you think about it.
Chomsky Is Citation Champ Many are the authors who may wonder if anyone is paying attention to what they write. Professor Noam Chomsky, MIT's preeminent linguistics authority, doesn't have that problem. Recent research on citations in three different citation indices show that Professor Chomsky is one of the most cited individuals in works published in the past 20 years. Why Citations Matter: A Lesson in Preventing “Alternative Facts” - EasyBib Blog Today, teachers and students alike are inundated with headlines and breaking news stories. We read them in newspapers, on tablets and phones, and consume them live on television. But in a world where “fake news” and “alternative facts” threaten to cloak actual truth, educators everywhere have been presented an incredible teaching opportunity. There has never been a better time than the present to discuss with students of any subject area or grade level the importance of citing reliable sources in research projects. Here are the ways accurate citations can help your students achieve academic success, and how you can answer the dreaded question, “why should I cite my sources?” They Give Credit to the Right People