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Research and Education
Presidential Oral History eGFI Dream Up the Future Measuring Student Debt and Its Performance PDF Maker Space at NYSCI Beyond the Numbers Claudio Beagarie Photographs of California Farm Workers Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections Charles Darwin Letters
Tom Wark's Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog Abbott and Costello TED Talks: How to go to space, without having to go to space GenealogyInTime Magazine One Earth Sangha Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency Quirks & Quarks with Bob McDonald Margaret Herrick Library: Academy Awards Collection
If This Then That Survey Monkey
In the News
A Cup of Coffee a Day Just Might Keep the Doctor Away
“Thirteen years of NCLB has produced a number of lessons about what works and what doesn’t work in school improvement. It might be time to take a look at data dashboards as a new way of approaching school accountability.”
Artists’ books are works of art, like paintings or sculptures, but in book form… Some are experimental and done by artists better known as painters or sculptors, as a way to extend their artistic practice. Many artists use the book format to create narratives to deal with difficult issues, with ideas that cannot be conveyed as clearly on a canvas or other medium. Some artist-made books illustrate the words of others, integrating art and literature. And some artists’ books do not have words at all. As a work created by an artist, the nature, appearance and purpose, of an artist’s book can be fundamentally different from what one might find on the shelves of the library.
Chromebooks are getting more and more popular in education, the workplace and at home. They are very useful and capable, but I still hear "but they are only a web browser" "they can't do much" etc. when in reality, they can do pretty much everything.
UPDATE: They also work offline, contrary to popular belief
Heather Perkinson's insight:
Chrome (Browser and Chromebook) Extensions - my favorites and recommendations
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11:40 pm LEWISTON — After hearing several teachers say the new Maine Educational Assessment Smarter Balanced tests taken on iPads “don't work,” Lewiston School Committee Chairman Jim Handy asked the School Department on Tuesday to tell the state he doesn't want students using “an incomplete” state product.
Conflicts about how to teach children American history began almost as early as the subject itself. This school year, the fury is over the new U.S. History Advanced Placement course—in particular, whether its perspective is overly cynical about the country’s past. The controversy raises significant questions about the role of revisionism in education: How should students learn about oppression and exploitation alongside the great achievements of their country? And who decides which events become part of the national narrative as more information comes to light?
This research presents the results of a survey of 833 U.S. adolescents, ages twelve to eighteen years old. It was hypothesized that teachers are assigning reading (rather than students self-selecting books) and that this leads to dissatisfaction with reading. Additional factors (gender, age, and self-identification as a reader) were also examined for their influence on reading satisfaction. The results indicate that approximately one-third of the respondents were allowed to select books for school reading assignments and that self-selection had a statistical impact on their self-perceived reading pleasure. Limitations include geographic location, a non-random sample, and data collection by various surveyors. This study adds to the growing body of research showing that student self-selection of reading materials leads to greater pleasure and interest in reading.
Perhaps no state better illustrates this burgeoning movement than Maine, where, in 2012, state legislators passed a law requiring that by 2018 all of its high schools issue proficiency-based diplomas—a “certification,” as a Maine Department of Education official puts it, that students are proficient in district-defined standards and other skills. The law was the culmination of six years of work by the state department of education to identify a better way to prepare high school students for the next chapter of their lives. Maine educational officials organized proficiency-based education training across the state and underwrote pilots in several school districts.
Training teachers, coaches, nurses and other school staff to spot the warning signs of eating disorders is “crucial because we know that early intervention is key,” says Tiffany Phillips, clinical program manager of the Renfrew Center of Nashville in Brentwood, Tennessee, which treats females ages 13 and older.
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