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Troy Patterson

Want Kids to Win the Future? Turn Them Into Makers - and Sci-Fi Fans | Underwire | Wire... - 0 views

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    "When I hired engineers and people on the creative side, I never looked at their grades," he said, referring to the teams he built at Atari and beyond. "I interviewed them strictly on their hobbies, and if they did not have a hobby in technology I wouldn't hire them…. Kids, when they make, are actually preparing themselves better for the jobs they'll have in the future than [they are by] getting straight A's."
Troy Patterson

Myth of Bell-to-Bell Instruction Vs. "Golden Rule of 15 Minutes"| The Committed Sardine - 0 views

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    Many teachers have been told to teach from bell to bell. Unfortunately, some teachers believe this means they must stand and deliver in front of the board for 50 minutes. Big mistake! In traditional urban schools, it is hard to keep students' attention for even 5 minutes without them taking out their phone or simply daydreaming while acting like they are paying attention.
Troy Patterson

Computer Desktop Clutter Reveals Your Personality| The Committed Sardine - 1 views

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    Computer users with messy desktops are more likely to be liberal, educated city-dwellers who are career-minded and good at math, while those that keep their computer icons neat and tidy are more likely to be young tech-savvy suburbanites that say their personal life is more important than work. At least according to a new survey.
Troy Patterson

Copyright Cops | edte.ch - 0 views

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    According to the most recent EU Kids Online research over one third of 9-12 year olds and three quarters of 13-16 year olds who use the internet in Europe have their own profile on a social networking site. I discovered this wonderful film from Julio Secchin which not only depicts the way that our youngsters use the web but also some of the wider implications.
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