Posts Tagged ‘education’

Is this going to be on the test?

Is this going to be on the test?

By Ben | education, quotes

The best response to that question I've ever heard, to date, courtesy of John Green [&hellip

Audri's Rube Goldberg Monster Trap

Audri's Rube Goldberg Monster Trap

By Ben | education, inspirational

[UPDATE: My related post widget tells me that I posted this same video in March [&hellip

Instructions to Complete Computer Graded Tests

Instructions to Complete Computer Graded Tests

By Ben | education, funny

A little late for CAPT season in Connecticut, but still great information for all test [&hellip

Maisie Kate Miller tames a bully with pigtails

Maisie Kate Miller tames a bully with pigtails

By Ben | education, inspirational

via washingtonpost.com "On the stairwell just behind her, the other girl, who’s a sports standout [&hellip

Happy Back To School! (from SMBC)

By Ben | education, funny

via smbc-comics.com Yup

Zen and Fermat's Last Theorem

By Ben | education, quotes

If all I want is for my students to enjoy the journey, to enjoy the [&hellip

Everything Matters via @chrislehmann

By Ben | education, Uncategorized

One of the things that happens in schools is that people think they can divorce [&hellip

From Google to Inquiry: Notes on @chrislehmann's talk

From Google to Inquiry: Notes on @chrislehmann's talk

By Ben | Uncategorized

I'm unsure who made this, but I like it

Stuart Firestein - Not Knowing Is the Key to Science

By Ben | Uncategorized

I would use one of these neuroscience textbooks—this one that weighs seven and a half [&hellip

MIT Offers Certificates in Piracy

MIT Offers Certificates in Piracy

By Ben | Uncategorized

It’s been an unofficial, underground practice among students at MIT for at least 20 years: [&hellip

Why Releasing Teacher Test Ratings Is A Horrible Idea - Practical Theory

By Ben | Uncategorized

For me, my reasons against releasing the test scores comes down to one simple statement. [&hellip

The shame of educational computing.

By Ben | education, quotes, technology

“I think that it is shameful that the education world has allowed the computer industry [&hellip

One reason I love the geology (via @Allochthonous)

By Ben | Uncategorized

Fortunately for me, the nature of geology itself helped to counterbalance the narrowing pressures of [&hellip

Dismal learning is not the path to success (h/t @scottelias)

By Ben | Uncategorized

via blog.seattlepi.com

danah boyd on Bullying

By Ben | Uncategorized

For most teenagers, the language of bullying does not resonate. When teachers come in and [&hellip

Cultivating a Learning Environment: Six Suggestions : 2¢ Worth

By Ben | Uncategorized

Here are several suggestions for promoting a learning culture in your school(s). It’s a list [&hellip

Everybody is a genius, but... -Einstein

Everybody is a genius, but... -Einstein

By Ben | Uncategorized

via society6.com Einstein commenting on schools, perhaps

Chris Lehmann - Education is broken - TEDxPhilly

Chris Lehmann - Education is broken - TEDxPhilly

By Ben | Uncategorized

via youtube.com I always have more respect for those who are actively putting their theory [&hellip

My Little Pony Physics Presentation

My Little Pony Physics Presentation

By Ben | Uncategorized

via youtube.com Brings me back to a few physics presentations I've seen in my days [&hellip

The best fun is hard fun

By Ben | education, quotes

“The third big idea is hard fun. We learn best and we work best if [&hellip

Zombie Marie Curie makes an excellent point

Zombie Marie Curie makes an excellent point

By Ben | Uncategorized

I do love xkcd. From http://xkcd.com

Khan Academy and the Effectiveness of Science Videos

Khan Academy and the Effectiveness of Science Videos

By Ben | Uncategorized

via youtube.com Interesting & thought provoking ideas on the effectiveness of science videos and their [&hellip

True for education (and everywhere else)

By Ben | Uncategorized

People are happiest when they're encouraged and trusted. via sethgodin.typepad.com

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Counter-Earth's Dept. of Education, Kicking Ass

TOM THE DANCING BUG: Counter-Earth's Dept. of Education, Kicking Ass

By Ben | Uncategorized

via boingboing.net That's just crazy talk

Notice to All Banker Types from a Teacher

By Ben | Uncategorized

I have used a bank many times. I have a checking account and a savings [&hellip

Covering Ass vs. Quality

By Ben | education, quotes

It is this freedom of the teacher to decide and, indeed, the freedom of the [&hellip

Diane Ravitch on the Daily Show

By Ben | Uncategorized

via thedailyshow.com While I don't agree with all of Diane Ravitch's opinions, I'd much rather [&hellip

Enough with the Late Penalties! « Tom Schimmer

By Ben | Uncategorized

Here is my issue with Late Penalties being applied to student work.  If we are [&hellip

Denial vs. Progress. | Indexed [#sbar]

Denial vs. Progress. | Indexed [#sbar]

By Ben | Uncategorized

via thisisindexed.com Also Known As: Traditional grading system vs. Standards-based grading

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