Crap Detection 101 | City Brights: Howard Rheingold “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operating inside him.” Ernest Hemingway, 1954 The answer to almost any question is available within seconds, courtesy of the invention that has altered how we discover knowledge – the search engine. Materializing answers from the air turns out to be the easy part – the part a machine can do. The real difficulty kicks in when you click down into your search results. At that point, it’s up to you to sort the accurate bits from the misinfo, disinfo, spam, scams, urban legends, and hoaxes. Unless a great many people learn the basics of online crap detection and begin applying their critical faculties en masse and very soon, I fear for the future of the Internet as a useful source of credible news, medical advice, financial information, educational resources, scholarly and scientific research. Today, just as it was back then, “Who is the author?” Use the following methods and tools to protect yourself from toxic badinfo. Resources:
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Daily Articles about Memory OK4R is a study system similar to SQ3R that can be used when you are trying to learn material from a textbook. OK4R is an acronym for the steps: Overview, Key Ideas, Read, Recall, Reflect, and Review. Overview Read the headings, introduction, table of contents, and summaries to get a general idea about what the text is about. Key Ideas Go over the text again and look for key ideas. Read Read the material. Recall Close the book and immediately try to recall the main points of what you have read. Reflect We've discussed before how meaningfulness can help improve learning. Review At a later time, go over the text again to review material and refresh your memory.
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DSST (standardized test) DSST (formerly DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) are credit-by-examination tests originated by the United States Department of Defense's Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) program. The program is an extensive series of 38 examinations in college subject areas that are comparable to the final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate college courses. These tests are frequently used in conjunction with CLEP (College Level Examination Program) tests by students pursuing college degrees in non-traditional formats. Whereas CLEP tests are almost exclusively used for lower level credit at regionally accredited institutions, DSST's are available for both upper and lower level credit. Prometric administers Internet-based versions of DSSTs under contract with the Defense Department (for military personnel) or on a fee basis (for civilians). (Test Form Number) (Title) (Credit Amount in Semester Hours) (Minimum Score (Scaled score))
Making Slam Dunk Lessons By Jamie McKenzie (About Author) This article first appeared in CDW (CDW-G - K-12 EDTECH - March/April 2006 - How To: Nothing But Net) and is republished here with permission. © 2006 CDW, all rights reserved. The secret to effective use of digital resources is good lesson design. Teachers often find these resources overwhelming or unreliable until they have seen the power of Slam Dunk Digital Lessons (SDLs) to structure learning activities in ways that make them efficient, reliable and worthwhile. This article describes SDLs and explains how teachers can build their own SDLs to match local or state curriculum goals. For example, teachers in Canyon ISD (Texas) have built dozens of SDLs and found them well received by students. "The Slam Dunk Lesson has spiraled my pre-Advanced Placement science class to a new height regarding higher-level thinking. The Origin of the SDL Concept Benefits of an Effective Slam Dunk Lesson 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Two Types of Slam Dunk Lessons 1. 2. "Which Hurricane?"
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