Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education
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Technology and other innovations in education, plus updates on educational research, primarily related to K-12 education, STEM, and teacher preparation.
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People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era ... - Huffington Post

People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era ... - Huffington Post | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era ...
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This negative association between I.Q. and fertility has been demonstrated time and again in research over the last century.
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As a person without children I think I best not comment on this interesting tidbit.

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Study: Free Computers Don't Close The Rich-Poor Education Gap ...

Study: Free Computers Don't Close The Rich-Poor Education Gap ... | Evidence-based Practices in STEM Education | Scoop.it
According to a new study, we really don't have to worry too much about the nearly 1 in 4 children without access to FarmVille at home. "Our resul..
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Hmmm... Our results indicate that computer ownership alone is unlikely to have much of an impact on short-term schooling outcomes for low-income children,” report Robert W. Fairlie and Jonathan Robinson in a new study of a large-scale randomized computer give-away experiment in California.


I'd be curious to know more details as this does not match prior studies.

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on ...

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to ...
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Ken Robinson is brilliant.

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The Hazards of the Great Example

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One can accept Wagner’s outlook and still identify a flaw that renders this book nothing more than a good idea to try out here and there in scattered high schools and colleges. It is that one cannot select a few unusual successes and build an entire institution upon them. Wagner regards his subjects as extraordinary persons; hence, their blossoming proves nothing about the fate of ordinary students. He believes that “every student starts school with unbounded imagination, curiosity, and creativity,” but without empirical backing, that assertion is sentimentality, not evidence.


Via Alberto Acereda, Ph.D.
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It is so true that examples can be informative, but are ineffective when used as guidelines. Context is everything, especially in education.

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