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4 Surprising Lessons About Education From Data Collected Around The World

4 Surprising Lessons About Education From Data Collected Around The World | Pop Cultute - Is it rotting our brains? | Scoop.it

"Andreas Schleicher introduces a test that measures school systems and student achievement in countries across the globe—PISA (the Programme for International Student Assessment), an initiative of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). PISA not only tests students on their mathematical understanding, reading level and ability to apply learning to new problems, but also looks at what teachers get paid, how long the school day is, what the average class size is and whether quality of education is uniform across schools and social stratifications. It even measures cultural attitudes, like whether people in the country expect all students to achieve or only a small segment of them to. It’s this broad approach to data collection that makes PISA so powerful, says Schleicher. 'The test of life is not whether we can remember what we learn in school, but whether we are prepared for change,' says Schleicher. 'Whether we are prepared for jobs that haven’t been created and to use technology that haven’t been invented to solve problems we just can’t anticipate today.'" | via TED Talks


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This quote could be important to my paper:  'The test of life is not whether we can remember what we learn in school, but whether we are prepared for change,' says Schleicher. 'Whether we are prepared for jobs that haven’t been created and to use technology that haven’t been invented to solve problems we just can’t anticipate today.'" | via TED Talks  - because ______________.

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PnCs For Gonski's curator insight, August 11, 2015 8:05 AM

It's not how much money is spent on education - but how it is spent that makes a difference.

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Obama Tasks CDC With Study Of Video Games And 'Violent Media' | Techdirt

Obama Tasks CDC With Study Of Video Games And 'Violent Media' | Techdirt | Pop Cultute - Is it rotting our brains? | Scoop.it

In the middle of a much larger speech introducing his "Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions," Obama threw in a little something for the videogame crowd:

 

Congress should fund research into the effects that violent video games have on young minds.

 

While it may seem like a shot across the bow of videogames to score some cheap political points, what Obama actually has in mind is a bit more subtle. (Make no mistake, though: this subject wouldn't have been broached if not for the Newtown shooting.)

 

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Netiquette - social and moral code on the Internet

Netiquette - social and moral code on the Internet | Pop Cultute - Is it rotting our brains? | Scoop.it
Netiquette is the culture of the internet and the rules of netiquette are the social code.

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Dr. Kara Hardin's curator insight, July 9, 2013 2:13 AM

A useful lisdoor what to do and what not to do on the Internet.

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Violent video games: Pushing wrong buttons in blame game - Los Angeles Times

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Violent video games: Pushing wrong buttons in blame game
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Yes, unrelenting carnage is a problem in video games — but not in the way most people might thing.
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Studying the Effects of Playing Violent Video Games

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New research suggests violent games can stir hostile urges and aggressive behavior in the short term, but it is not clear whether the habit increases the likelihood of committing a violent crime.
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Pros and Cons of Video Games

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Violent video games have been blamed for school shootings, increases in bullying, and violence towards women. Critics argue that these games desensitize players to violence, reward players for simulating violence, and teach children that violence is an acceptable way to resolve conflicts.


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Violent video games 'reduce crime'

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Violent video games may actually reduce crime as aggressive players are "too busy" shooting virtual enemies to cause trouble in the real world, experts claim.

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Prison Planet.com » Who Tells Us What To Think? Does The ...

Prison Planet.com » Who Tells Us What To Think? Does The ... | Pop Cultute - Is it rotting our brains? | Scoop.it
In the United States today, the average American watches 153 hours of television a month. We also spend huge amounts of time watching movies, surfing the Internet, reading books and magazines, playing video games and ...
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Sex in video games talk at GDC - GameSpot

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Sex in video games talk at GDC
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"Games have reached the point where realistic portrayals of sex and adult relationships are possible, but what does this mean to us as developers?," reads a line from the discussion description.
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