JOHN HATTIE has spent his life studying the studies to find out what works in education. His advice to teachers? Just shut up.
Professor Hattie, appointed this year as the director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, says teachers need to stop spending 80 per cent of their time in class talking and start listening.
''When teachers stop talking deep learning takes place,'' he told a conference of educators at Parramatta…Continue
Added by Reid Cornwell on June 25, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Very quietly and almost invisibly, on post 546 of a very old thread, the owner of ScubaBoard, the largest forum in the world devoted to scuba diving, announced that the lawsuit filed the year before against the board and 101 of its "John Doe" participants had been settled.
ScubaBoard had been sued by someone whose business had been severely…Continue
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I spent the afternoon with the future, and he was motiviated by Legos, math, music, science and an encouraging mom. I met with the young robot scientist Matt Bunting the day after he was honored as Student of the Year by EE Times. Here's an excerpt, video and photo -- link to the full story here: Meet the modern day Da Vinci Designs Smart Spider http://intel.ly/lfxzqT.
It's "A Bug's…Continue
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I am republishing here a post I did recently with an interview with Clay Shirky. It is related to my research on the myths of Teaching and learning, technology & media. I am copying it here, but the video of the interview (as well as the original summary) is here: An Interview with Clay Shirky.
You can also access the series of posts on the Myths here: …Continue
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Moore’s Law has been around for 46 years. It’s a descriptor for the trend we’ve seen in the development of computer hardware for decades, with no sign of slowing down, where the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit doubles every two years.
The law is named after Gordon Moore, who described this pattern in 1965. He would know a thing or two about integrated circuits. He co-founded Intel in 1968.
Moore has said in recent years that there’s about…
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