The Teacher's Guides To Technology And Learning Welcome to the official guide to technology and learning by Edudemic! This part of Edudemic is meant to offer you, the teacher, some of the best and most popular resources available today. We’ve combed through hundreds of resources in order to narrow down our guides into something easy to read, easy to use, and easy to share. Below are links to the guides we have made so far. They’re always a work in progress so be sure to let us know if we missed something or if you have more resources you want us to call out in the guides. We’re always looking for the best and most useful resources so don’t be shy, share! In Experiments We Trust: From Intuit to Harrah’s Casinos Regular readers of MIT Sloan Management Review will recognize the name Gary Loveman. Loveman earned a Ph.D. in economics at MIT and went on to become CEO, president, and chairman of Caesars Entertainment, owner of Harrah's casinos and other resorts worldwide. In MIT circles, Loveman is famous for saying that while theft is a firing offense at Caesars, so too is running an experiment without a control group. (See our conversation from last April with MIT Sloan's Erik Brynjolfsson, “The 4 Ways IT is Driving Innovation.”) In a new interview with MIT Sloan’s Michael Schrage for Technology Review, Loveman talks about the company’s continued focuses on data analysis and small-scale testing that can scale into company-wide initiatives. These tests run from the use of coupons to offers of free meals or hotel stays, all designed to get customers to spend more money during their playtime.
Zoom vs. Skype for Business Skype for Business Skype for Business has many of the same features as Zoom, however, where Skype for Business really excels is as an office communications solution. Skype for Business allows you to connect easily and quickly with co-workers using instant messaging, screen and document sharing, and informal audio/video calls. Sending a quick message or file through Skype for Business revolves around the intuitive chat interface, familiar to those who have used Office Communicator, Lync or Skype, and can easily integrate video and audio from the chat window.
Basic Experimental Design Sid Sytsma Website Administrator's Note: I have always considered Sid Sytsma's short article on experimental design one of the best short pieces on the subject I have ever seen, and provided a link to it from my Lutherie Information Website. Professor Sytsma retired and no longer felt the need to retain his site, and when this happened I asked if I could please host this article on my own site. Recently I have been informed that a number of other folks have seen the value of Professor Sytsma's article and have provided links to it, but unfortunately a number of these links attribute this work to me. Please, if you do link to this page, give credit where credit is due.
100 Ways To Use Twitter In Education, By Degree Of Difficulty Twitter may have started off as a fun social media site for keeping up with friends and sharing updates about daily life, but it’s become much more than that for many users over the past few years as the site has evolved and grown. These days, Twitter is a powerhouse for marketing, communication, business, and even education, letting people from around the world work together, share ideas, and gain exposure. It has become a staple at many online colleges and campuses as well, leaving many academics wondering just how and if they should be using Twitter both in the classroom and in their professional lives. So we’ve revised our our original 2009 list to get you started or up to date.
Hofling's Hospital Experiment of Obedience by Saul McLeod published 2008 Aim Hofling (1966) created a more realistic study of obedience than Milgram’s by carrying out field studies on nurses who were unaware that they were involved in an experiment. 4 Tools for Building Academic Vocabulary - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad There is a wealth of research to suggest that vocabulary knowledge is the single best predictor of student academic achievement across all curriculum areas. Experts agree, if given the opportunity to receive effective vocabulary instruction, most students can acquire vocabulary at rates that will improve their comprehension and also their chances for success in school. Even the Common Core identifies Academic Vocabulary as one of the six big shifts.
The Central Limit Theorem To understand the wildness of samples, we would choose thousands of samples, calculate an x-bar for each, and display the x-bars in a histogram. This histogram represents a sampling distribution and when we look at it we see something truly amazing. Sampling distributions tend to be far less variable or wild than the populations they are drawn from (See Fig. 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D.) Chapter 9 Chapter 9 Experimental Research (Reminder: Don’t forget to utilize the concept maps and study questions as you study this and the other chapters.) In this chapter we talk about what experiments are, we talk about how to control for extraneous variables, and we talk about two sets of experimental designs (weak designs and strong designs). (Note: In the next chapter we will talk about middle of the road experimental designs; they are better than the weak designs discussed in this chapter, and they are not as good as the strong designs discussed in this chapter. The middle of the road, or medium quality designs are called quasi-experimental designs.)