With technology, it has to be purposeful. Everything has to have a reason. Not...– Jimmy Sapia, 4th grade teacher Bringing technology into the classroom - StamfordAdvocate
Where Wireless Speeds of 2.56 Terabytes Per Second... →
futurejournalismproject: Researchers have harnessed streams of light to transfer massive amounts of data. In a recent test, they hit 2.56 terabytes per second. Simplify the language and that’s about the equivalent of transferring over 67,000 songs per second. Before getting too giddy, this was an experiment over one meter. Still though, add this to a very interesting, data heavy future. Via...
Children with short attention spans 'failing to... →
infoneer-pulse: More than four-in-10 teachers said children failed to read for pleasure at the age of 11, it emerged. The study – by the publisher Pearson – found that many schools fear children have short attention spans and prefer to spend time online rather than reading a novel. Teachers also said that books were not seen as “cool” by pupils and raised fears that parents are failing to do...
The Texas GOP's Platform on Education (PDF, not a... →
Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority. I typically try to...
Creativity is, in a nutshell, a bit crazy - and most crazy people are too...– - Bruce Charlton, Why Genius Is So Rare (h/t wildcat2030)
There’s this interesting phenomenon in education where students expect to...– Me. Just now.
Survey: 70% of teens hide online behavior from... →
infoneer-pulse: Here’s a real shocker: Teens are better than their parents at using the Internet, and are likely to hide some of their online behaviors from them. That news comes from a 2,017-person survey funded by the online security software maker McAfee, which is pushing a product that helps parents monitor their kids online. Seventy percent of teens “hide their online behavior” from...
90% of what we now know to be true about the brain...