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As Facebook Aims at Millions of Users, Some Are Content to Sit Out - - 18 views

  • What does matter, he said, is Facebook’s ability to keep its millions of current users entertained and coming back.
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      Exactly what Huxley was warning us of...
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  • “They’re likely more worried about the novelty factor wearing off,” Mr. Valdes said. “That’s a continual problem that they’re solving
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Subject Matters: Why students fall behind on history - - 22 views

  • "I think they learn information by itself, in isolation," Frazer said of his students. "But putting the big picture together is not happening."
  • History is not an area that requires testing under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, so it often gets shortchanged
  • "The only issue that I have with what I teach is, I wish I had time to go deeper,"
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  • "You have to take away time from the bigger topics in order to make sure you cover small details, just because they could appear on the state exam,"
  • constantly weighing how much "trivia"
  • Because some of that material was covered as long ago as eighth grade, Frazer must take time to review so his students can pass the high school test.
    Great article that paints our current educational direction toward trivia vs. deep understanding
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