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No Boy Left Behind?

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Boys have been falling behind girls in academic performance and attainment. Are our boys failing, or are we failing our boys?

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Miro Svetlik's insight:

This is so nicely outlined, except the male/female teacher part which I this is a little bit exagurated and impacts more the boys are already missing a father figure at home. The final point is to give much more detailed attention to individual boys in the learning process and as well empower teacher to do so.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 2, 2013 5:50 PM

For years we have hear "no child left behind" but what do the stats say about the boys? This infographic looks at some of the issues that may be affecting the boys coming through the education system. Are we leaving them behind?

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Animations: This Thing Called Science

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We're thrilled to launch our next series of animations: This Thing Called Science. This series follows on from Critical Thinking, showing the way we think scientifically by considering skepticism, ...

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Miro Svetlik's insight:

These cartoons are really sweet and very well done. Nice way to explain the though process behind the science, make sure to see at least one of them.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 11, 2013 6:31 PM

This is a fabulous series that explore science. Six animated videos are available that show "the way we think scientifically by considering skepticism, testing, blinding, uncertainty  ethics and citizen science." By title they are:

* This Thing Called Science Part 1: Call me skeptical

* This Thing Called Science Part 2: Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3

* This Thing Called Science Part 3: Blinded by Science

* This Thing Called Science Part 4: Confidently Uncertain

* This Thing Called Science Part 5: Do the Right Thing

* This Thing Called Science Part 6: Citizen Science

These videos were created by Bridge8, who also put out a great series of videos on Critical Thinking. You can find that series at http://bridge8.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/critical-thinking-animations/

There are also 2 guides available for the Critical Thinking series, a postcard size one and an extended one. I found these on YouTube when I accessed the video Critical Thinking Part 1: A Valuable Argument uploaded by techNyouvids.

mtmeme's curator insight, September 13, 2013 6:09 AM

Great series for introduction to scientific concepts and research methods. When we are aware of sources of bias we can devise ways to test for it or eliminate it.