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How BrainPop is Breaking Global EdTech Barriers

How BrainPop is Breaking Global EdTech Barriers | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
BrainPop provides educational resources with different BrainPop games, BrainPop videos, lesson plans, research and BrainPop apps all in one website.

Via Adrian Bertolini, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, January 18, 2015 7:14 PM

Educational games and resources have gone through a transformation from clunky game play and poorly designed content in their early days, to breath-taking visuals, clever interactive content and exciting storylines today. 

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Four Common Statistical Misconceptions You Should Avoid

Four Common Statistical Misconceptions You Should Avoid | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Statistics have become a fixture of modern society. We read them in news stories and they're used to determine policies that will affect every aspect of our lives. Unfortunately, many people wildly misinterpret them in fundamental ways.

Via Bill Bentley
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excerpt: "Statistics are heavily math-based, but they're used to analyze real-world scenarios and situations. Separated from reality, statistics are of limited value. Reliance on numbers as an unbiased representation of reality is comforting, but without tying it to real-life people and situations, the information borders on worthless."

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Bill Bentley's curator insight, July 27, 2013 12:46 PM

Several good, basic things to know about using simple statistics.  A quote from the article that I like:  "Separated from reality, statistics are of limited value." Bill


Will Morony's curator insight, July 27, 2013 8:43 PM

Great discussion starters.

 

Sharrock's curator insight, January 6, 2014 12:03 PM

excerpt: "Statistics are heavily math-based, but they're used to analyze real-world scenarios and situations. Separated from reality, statistics are of limited value. Reliance on numbers as an unbiased representation of reality is comforting, but without tying it to real-life people and situations, the information borders on worthless."