Monthly Archives: September 2010

Get to know the Kno

From Wire’s Gadget Lab: Tablet startup Kno has created a single screen slate specifically for students in the hopes of making electronic textbooks a widespread reality on college campuses. The tablet will have a 14.1-inch screen, making it the biggest … Continue reading

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“Our goals do not include helping you get a good grade. Sorry”

If you haven’t heard by now, the title of this post is a direct quote from Steve Jobs to a college journalism student from Long Island.  She was assigned a story by her journalism professor to cover the iPad initiative … Continue reading

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How does that work, exactly?

One of the beauties of science is that, unlike religion, you shouldn’t have to accept things completely on faith. That means there might not be a single answer or that a previous answer can be challenged by new information. And such is the … Continue reading

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Teaching Patient Problem Solving

If you’re not familiar with TED talks, you should be.  Speakers cover a wide range of topics from nearly every field known. The talk below was given by math teacher Dan Meyer. Here’s the abstract of the talk from the … Continue reading

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More on Context and Learning

Previously, I highlighted an article in The New York Times which illustrated the importance of contextual learning and its influence on mental growth. Here’s another fictional example from the classic 1981 episode of the  television show, WKRP in Cincinnati titled … Continue reading

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Study Habits

There are many schools of thought on what effective study habits one should instill in a student, but before such habits can be evaluated, both teacher and student should understand what learning is.  My definition of learning comes from Ayn Rand … Continue reading

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