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Ross Davis

XtraMath - 42 views

shared by Ross Davis on 05 Aug 14 - Cached
    Students can practice basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. XtraMath monitors and tracks students' progress.
Smith Shots

7 Facts About Differentiated Instruction - 6 views

    "7 Facts About Differentiated Instruction"
Roland Gesthuizen

Mixed Messages And Simple Truths « Graham Wegner - Open Educator - 17 views

  • it is interesting how connecting to lots of non-edugurus has helped me spot the mixed messages and view this dispensed wisdom through a more critical (some might say cynical) lense
  • We, as educators, are so conditioned to the notion that our knowledge isn’t expert enough, that our day to day experiences aren’t enough to grasp the bigger picture that we concede the higher factual ground to those on the stage or behind the podium.
  • Confront the mixed messages, don’t take the word of any guru as gospel, and look for the truths that emerge as you do so
    "Over time, we as educators have become used to listening to and reading from gurus with simple truths. So many of us feel that we are well below the expertise of these edugurus (and I don't mean to single out the examples above as being the only ones going around) so we pack into venues, feverishly copying dot points from slideshows, handing over cash to buy the book and match up the dispensed wisdom against our own learning, our own classrooms and schools to see if we are headed in the prescribed direction"
Gwen Buck

That's a Fact - 2 views

    Paleontologists dig up all kinds of fossils, mostly just small bones or sea shells. But occasionally they discover unusual fossils, like squid with ink, lizards with skin, or even a T. Rex with blood!
Martin Burrett

Welcome to About World Languages - 99 views

    A really interesting site that explores how world languages have developed, what they are related to and fascinating facts and trivia. A great background resource for any MFL student.
Martin Burrett

Unnecessary Knowledge | Gain some knowledge! - 37 views

    This fun site has over 2,500 facts about almost everything. Most are interesting, some are just bizarre. Whether all facts are true, I can't say.
Mark Trerotola

Ripley's Believe It or Not! | Unbelievable News. Odd & Bizarre Things from Around the W... - 35 views

    Ripley's Believe It or Not site that has several realted links to stories printed in the Daily Cartoon section.
Ed Webb

Bad News : CJR - 30 views

  • Students in Howard Rheingold’s journalism class at Stanford recently teamed up with NewsTrust, a nonprofit Web site that enables people to review and rate news articles for their level of quality, in a search for lousy journalism.
  • the News Hunt is a way of getting young journalists to critically examine the work of professionals. For Rheingold, an influential writer and thinker about the online world and the man credited with coining the phrase “virtual community,” it’s all about teaching them “crap detection.”
  • last year Rheingold wrote an important essay about the topic for the San Francisco Chronicle’s Web site
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  • What’s at stake is no less than the quality of the information available in our society, and our collective ability to evaluate its accuracy and value. “Are we going to have a world filled with people who pass along urban legends and hoaxes?” Rheingold said, “or are people going to educate themselves about these tools [for crap detection] so we will have collective intelligence instead of misinformation, spam, urban legends, and hoaxes?”
  • I previously called fact-checking “one of the great American pastimes of the Internet age.” But, as Rheingold noted, the opposite is also true: the manufacture and promotion of bullshit is endemic. One couldn’t exist without the other. That makes Rheingold’s essay, his recent experiment with NewsTrust, and his wiki of online critical-thinking tools” essential reading for journalists. (He’s also writing a book about this topic.)
  • I believe if we want kids to succeed online, the biggest danger is not porn or predators—the biggest danger is them not being able to distinguish truth from carefully manufactured misinformation or bullshit
    As relevant to general education as to journalism training
Betty Powell

EIA Kids Page - Energy Facts: Sources of Energy, Renewable and Non-renewable (Nonrenewa... - 0 views

    Energy Facts, games, history and activities for kids.
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