Unusually high positive reviews from last year’s Indiana teacher evaluation results have experts pondering how valid the ratings are.
Lauren Hill - It’s about time
Students don’t like cumulative exams—that almost goes without saying. They prefer unit exams that include only material covered since the previous exam. And they’d like it even better if the final wasn’t a comprehensive exam but rather one last unit test. But students don’t always prefer what research shows promotes learning and long-term retention, and that is the case with this study of the effects of cumulative exams in an introductory psychology course.
It’s April 15 - Are Your Taxes Done?
State-of-the-art systems at internalrevenueservice are waiting to process your returns!
While punch cards and tape drives seem archaic now, they were a “new dimension” in data processing and tax administration at the time of this IRS educational film, “Right on the Button,” from the late 1960s.
Now, go finish those taxes!
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features.
Who says you can’t have a relationship with a lamp?
Though the Darwin and Wallace robotic lights don’t have faces on them, when they swing to point in your direction, it’s hard not to feel that they’re looking at you. - These Adorable Solar Lights Follow You Around Like A Loyal Pet
If you’re an early career educator and my story resonates with you, know you’re not alone. Teaching has a steep learning curve and requires years to master. Many early career teachers find they continue to struggle with the basics even into their second year and as a result many decide to leave the profession entirely. We’ve reached the point nationally where 40 and 50 percent of early career teachers quit teaching within their first five years. This is a universal fact regardless of where they teach or whether or not they come through a traditional or alternative certification program and therefore an important issue that must be addressed.
The Elements According to Relative Abundance
Roughly, the size of an element’s own niche is proportioned to its abundance on Earth’s surface, and in addition, certain chemical similarities.
What is a backchannel you ask?
A backchannel is a conversation that takes place alongside an activity or event. In most cases, this happens using a digital or mobile device. There are many different ways you can backchannel. You could use Twitter, Today’s Meet, or Google Moderator just to name a few. Having a backchannel is a great way to open up a conversation to all students in class and expand on any discussion.
Sometimes it feels like this.
Primary teacher Kathy Cassidy shares a year’s worth of ideas from her connected classroom about how to keep global learning activities in sync with curriculum goals and objectives.
With increasing costs and shrinking resources most, particularly public, universities need to find alternatives to ever-increasing tuition and fees.