Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class In the previous two articles, I shared ideas to address student accountability and student preparation in the flipped classroom. Based on your feedback and emails, getting students to come to class prepared is an ongoing challenge for many of us! In this article, I’d like to keep the conversation going by zeroing in on the importance of the first five minutes of class.
The Adventures of Fallacy Man The Adventures of Fallacy Man It's a good thing Fallacy Man didn't think of responding with 'Fallacy Fallacy' back, or they would have gotten into an infinite regress of logic and reason Permanent Link to this Comic: Support the comic on Patreon Fly Fishing In Yellowstone National Park: Firehole River Hints THERE ARE NO SECRETSThere Are Less Used Placescheck out these-- As fishing on the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park progresses into the season it becomes crowded and, in places, elbow to elbow.-- People often ask about secret places that hold fish and can be fished in less crowded circumstances. Truth-be-told, there are no secret places. The Firehole is well known, short, and celebrated in many books and articles. There are, however, places that hold good fish, in good numbers, that get fished less than other places.-- Here are a few places where you can gather in good fish and probably have long stretches of the river to yourself -- relatively speaking. <-- Ouzel Falls. Before we knew that the American Dipper was not the Water Ouzel of Europe we called this place Ouzel Falls.
Why I Don't Dig Buddhism - Cross-Check - Scientific American Blog Network I've been brooding over Buddhism lately, for several reasons. First, I read that Steve Jobs was a long-time dabbler in Buddhism and was even married in a Buddhist ceremony. Second, a new documentary, Crazy Wisdom, celebrates the life of Chogyam Trungpa, who helped popularize Tibetan Buddhism here in the U.S. in the 1970s.
Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students This year the NMC Horizon Report eliminated “games and gamification” from its list of emerging technology trends in K-12 settings. NMC’s CEO Larry Johnson explained that, “For most people, it’s just too hard to integrate and there are no tools to make it easier.” Though gamification has been widely adopted in other industries like marketing and professional development, Johnson says he just doesn’t see it “making the mainstream” in education. We’re here to say that Johnson is mistaken. Gamification is not a dying trend, and it’s not too difficult to integrate into a formal learning setting.
The very brief history of Computer Science — History of Computer Science 1900s In the early 1900s, Bertrand Russell invented type theory to avoid paradoxes in a variety of formal logics. He proposed this theory when he discovered that Gottlob Frege’s version of naive set theory afflicted with Russell’s paradox.
Do All Cults, Like All Psychotherapies, Exploit the Placebo Effect? - Cross-Check - Scientific American Blog Network I'm a child of the Sixties, so I've known lots of people over the years who've joined cults. One of the most popular was Transcendental Meditation, which the Indian-born guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi began marketing to westerners, notably the Beatles, a half century ago. TM is making a comeback, in large part because of the efforts of David Lynch, director of Eraser Head, Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks and other creepy classics. Over the past eight years he has become a global evangelist for TM. According to a recent New York Times Magazine profile, Lynch believes that TM can yield "true inner happiness."
Easy Cite referencing tool Easy Cite lets you look up referencing tips and examples in a selection of styles used at RMIT. For guides to other referencing styles, or if you'd prefer to work with a printed guide, visit our Referencing guides for printing. Accessibility Easy Cite referencing tool is inaccessible to keyboard users and assistive technologies. Perfect solution fallacy by Tim Harding “The perfect is the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” – Edmund Burke The Perfect Solution Fallacy (also known as the ‘Nirvana Fallacy‘) is a false dichotomy that occurs when an argument assumes that a perfect solution to a problem exists and/or that a proposed solution should be rejected because some part of the problem would still exist after it were implemented.
Abstract Types with Isomorphic Types Here’s a cute little example of programming in HoTT that I worked out for a recent talk. Abstract Types One of the main ideas used to structure large programs is abstract types. Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills There are plenty of good reasons to be physically active. Big ones include reducing the odds of developing heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Maybe you want to lose weight, lower your blood pressure, prevent depression, or just look better.
Things you were taught at school that are wrong Do you remember being taught you should never start your sentences with “And” or “But”? What if I told you that your teachers were wrong and there are lots of other so-called grammar rules that we’ve probably been getting wrong in our English classrooms for years? How did grammar rules come about? To understand why we’ve been getting it wrong, we need to know a little about the history of grammar teaching. Grammar is how we organise our sentences in order to communicate meaning to others. Those who say there is one correct way to organise a sentence are called prescriptivists.