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The Trouble with Testing | DMLcentral

The Trouble with Testing | DMLcentral | MatNet | Scoop.it

Learning research consistently shows that an emphasis on test scores does not necessarily lead to gains in academic performance. Perhaps learning, with its long-term gains and diffuse experiences does not lend itself well to an economic model. Instead of focusing on test scores at the elementary and secondary levels, why not take a longer-term view? Why public education? What are our true goals for teaching and learning? When pressed, most politicians will state that the long-term goals of education are to develop a citizenry that maximizes contributions to society and economy; yet, our standard test measures typically seem unrelated to the higher-order qualities that lead to such engaged citizens.


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Numa época de exames em todos os ciclos uma visão dos ganhos reais desta tendência.

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Tracy Mehoke (梅恬溪)'s curator insight, July 22, 2013 5:30 AM

This article makes some good and concise points against standardized testing, but it doesn't really say anything we don't think already.  What we really need now are new evaluation and assessment tools based on updated goals for education.

Tracy Mehoke (梅恬溪)'s comment, July 22, 2013 5:56 AM
I appreciated the mention that despite ranking in the middle on PISA tests, the USA continues to rank highly in global innovation. What exactly are we trying to measure again ;P ?
Tracy Mehoke (梅恬溪)'s comment, July 22, 2013 5:57 AM
see also: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-m-eger/art-education-and-the-inn_b_825486.html
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Watch robots build and design two pavilions (ScienceAlert)

Watch robots build and design two pavilions (ScienceAlert) | MatNet | Scoop.it
Using design algorithms and robots, a group of researchers built two fascinating structures with improbable nature-inspired shapes. 
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The Reverse Cantor - YouTube

Simple addition mistakes are my favourite! Replace ...55555 + ...5555 with ...99999 + 1 or ...5555 + ...44445 or something, I'm sure you can figure it out. P...
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Embody different characters on your webcam

Embody different characters on your webcam | MatNet | Scoop.it

FaceRig is a program enabling anyone with a webcam to digitally embody any character they want. For now we're focusing on just the portrait, but we aim to do more in the future. The video next to this paragraph will explain it better than tons of text.


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Laurent Picard's curator insight, July 11, 10:02 AM

intéressant pour personnaliser des avatars pour du tutorat pour de jeunes enfants en classe virtuelle.

à suivre de prés.

Kathryn Dalton's curator insight, July 11, 8:04 PM

Could make video conferencing more interesting!

Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, July 14, 4:25 PM

What fun!  I love this idea and students will, too.  Since it's still in alpha testing, it's inexpensive as long as you already have a webcam and microphone. 

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How Much Information? - YouTube

How much information is there in Spanish vs English, you vs the world? Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Huge thanks to all the amazing people who m...
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Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee

Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee | MatNet | Scoop.it
Games and learning champion James Paul Gee discusses literacy, systems thinking, education, socio-economic inequality, and, of course, video games.
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Is the Universe Entirely Mathematical? Feat. Max Tegmark - YouTube

Thanks to Max Tegmark for writing & narrating this video, you can listen to his new book at http://www.audible.com/minutephysics OR find it on Amazon http://...
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How to Win At Rock, Paper, Scissors With Science | IFLScience

How to Win At Rock, Paper, Scissors With Science | IFLScience | MatNet | Scoop.it
A study of common strategies playing Rock, Paper, Scissors has provided advice on the best way to win, at least as long as your opponent has not read the same study.  
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People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani

People Skewered with Geometric Shapes by Aakash Nihalani | MatNet | Scoop.it
A number of new works today from artist Aakash Nihalani (previously) who has been skewering subjects in Brooklyn with his geometric figures made from neon tape as part of a new body of work called Landline. You can follow the artist's newest work on his blog Eye Scream Sunday.
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Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte

In 2011, Dublin-based physics student David Whyte began a Tumblr called Bees & Bombs where he posted humorous images and quirky GIFs of his own creation, borrowing heavily from videos and pop culture icons. One day he decided to start playing with Processing, a popular open source progr
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Teaching practices between and beyond all lecture and all student discovery | On Teaching and Learning Mathematics

Teaching practices between and beyond all lecture and all student discovery | On Teaching and Learning Mathematics | MatNet | Scoop.it

This post is inspired by an article by Karen Marrongelle and Chris Rasmussen [1], in which they discuss the false dichotomy between all lecture and all student discovery as the two exclusive teaching strategies available for mathematics teachers.  I’ve noticed that many discussions among postsecondary mathematics teachers lead to a debate of the merits of these two classroom teaching strategies, with the result that interesting teaching practices are left undiscussed. - See more at: http://blogs.ams.org/matheducation/2014/06/20/teaching-practices-between-and-beyond-all-lecture-and-all-student-discovery/#sthash.iUtGM0af.dpuf

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, June 23, 8:46 AM

Formas de trabajo de la clase que no privilegian la exposición ni el aprendizaje por descubrimiento y que promueven el desarrollo de competencias.

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10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing | MatNet | Scoop.it
Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language -- and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We asked a group of scientists to tell us which scientific terms they believe are the most widely misunderstood. Here are ten of them.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Fun Classroom Uses of Comics

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Fun Classroom Uses of Comics | MatNet | Scoop.it

StoryBoardThat provides a good way to create comics without having to draw. You can simply select artwork from StoryboardThat's gallery of more than 40,000 items to drag and drop into the frames of your story. The slides from the webinar are embedded below. The recording of the webinar will be available tomorrow.

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Digital Games and the Future of Math Class: A Conversation With Keith Devlin

Digital Games and the Future of Math Class: A Conversation With Keith Devlin | MatNet | Scoop.it
Devlin argues that video games are the perfect tool for teaching math: "The problems we need mathematics for today come in a messy, real-world context, and part of making progress is to figure out just what you need from that context."
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Come si cercano i numeri primi?

Come si cercano i numeri primi? | MatNet | Scoop.it
La maggior parte di noi ha imparato cos’è un numero primo a scuola, ma quello che forse non tutti sanno è che la ricerca dei più rari tra essi è ormai internazionale...
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Bringing Scientists to Schools, and the Thrill of Field Trips to Class

Bringing Scientists to Schools, and the Thrill of Field Trips to Class | MatNet | Scoop.it
An Australian organization called Scientists in Schools has flipped the field trip upside down, pairing volunteer scientists and mathematicians with classrooms around the country. By bringing a practicing scientist into the classroom students, the aim is to connect learning to its real-world application, inspiring students to pursue careers in science and math.
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STEM Is Jambalaya

STEM Is Jambalaya | MatNet | Scoop.it
Maybe it's time to start thinking of STEM as a new subject instead of breaking it down to identify the science, technology, engineering, and math.
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Jornal Matemática Elementar ed. Maio 08

Visite e partilhe a página de Facebook do JME a todos os que tenham gosto pela Matemática: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jornal-Matemática-Elementar/147157526…;
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The Surprisingly Short History Of The Plus Sign

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Before the 16th century, most math equations were written as metered verse. Thank god for graphic-design-inclined mathematicians.
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Rock Paper Scissors Spock Lizard

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A game like Rock, Paper, Scissors, only with Spock and Lizard, also.
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O pedra, papel, tesoura mais spock e lagarto como visto na Teoria do Big Bang

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Over 40 Great Websites for Kids and Young Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over 40 Great Websites for Kids and Young Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | MatNet | Scoop.it

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Margarita Parra's curator insight, June 30, 10:24 AM

Sitios con contenidos para chiquitos. Una recolección creada en Symbaloo.

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How To Learn Math: Session 1.1: Introduction - YouTube

Jo Boaler's Stanford MOOC "How To Learn Math". Session 2: Maths and Mindset, Part 1
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10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math

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10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math


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Faith Morse's curator insight, June 18, 4:03 PM

Simple ways to incorporate writing into math.

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10 Formas en que las competencias de lectoescritura pueden promover una comprensión más profunda de la matemática.
 

"With the rise of new trends such as a flipped classroom and whole brain teaching, there is an emphasis on getting students more actively involved in learning in the classroom. And whether or not you choose to fully embrace either of these methods, we can all agree that we want students participating as much as possible."

Carolina Nuñez's comment, June 26, 7:19 PM
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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

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Is there a difference between performance goals and mastery goals? Yes -- and that difference can affect student outcome on assessments.
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When it comes to numbers, culture counts

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American children learn the meanings of number words gradually: First they understand 'one,' then they add 'two, 'three,' and 'four,' in sequence. At that point, however, a dramatic shift in understanding takes place, and children grasp the meanings of not only 'five' and 'six,' but all of the number ...
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Why do honeybees love hexagons? - Zack Patterson and Andy Peterson - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-honeybees-love-hexagons-zack-patterson-and-andy-peterson Honeybees are some of nature's finest mathematici...
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