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Steven Szalaj

Teachers - Will We Ever Learn? - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    This essay is an attempt to provide an overview of evaluations and reforms in American education since the 1983 report, "A Nation at Risk". It goes on to point to directions that have largely been unexplored here, and ways that, in the author's opinion would facilitate more meaningful reform, reform that begets improvement.   
psmiley

Give Voice Comments on an essay in Google Docs ... - 11 views

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    Making voice comments in Google Docs
dawnprovost

The World Trade Center: Statistics and History - 8 views

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      Good information for the background paragraph of the essay.
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      Use for background paragraph of essay.
  • Faced with the difficulties of building to unprecedented heights, the engineers employed an innovative structural model: a rigid "hollow tube" of closely spaced steel columns with floor trusses extended across to a central core. The columns, finished with a silver-colored aluminum alloy, were 18 3/4" wide and set only 22" apart, making the towers appear from afar to have no windows at all.
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    MLA Citation: In-text Citation: Summary: Evaluation: Reflection:
Roland Gesthuizen

Should students memorise their essays? - 15 views

  • There is a moral dimension to the process. It is one thing to memorise an answer which you have prepared, but it is wrong to present an answer prepared by someone else.
  • Answer memorisation is inevitable in high-stakes and somewhat predictable examinations.
  • High-stakes tests always corrupt teaching, learning and curriculum.
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  • The reality is that many questions are answered by a process of ''recognition of sameness''.
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    "Examiners will struggle because the HSC exams have a degree of predictability. They are based on known content and skills. They use the same, known format. If the exam drifts too far from past norms people scream and the media vent complaints of unfairness. The consequence is that parts of exams are readily exploited by prepared answers."
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    Intersting implications when we rely on state wide examinations to assess students.
Tony Baldasaro

Does homework work? - David Shenk - 0 views

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    School's back, and so is Big Homework. Here's what my 7th grade daughter has to do tonight: 1 Math review sheet 1 Science essay French vocab for possible quiz History reading and questionairre English reading and note-taking About two hours, give or take. This is considered a pretty light load, so as to ramp up gently. Over the next few weeks, it will get up to three hours or more.
April Grybosky

ReadWriteThink: Student Materials: Persuasion Map - 1 views

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    The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
Kristen Corcoran

Jonathan Swift - A Modest Proposal - 0 views

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    Jonathan Swift's satirical essay from 1729, where he suggests that the Irish eat their own children.
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