education   396491

« earlier    

Washington Monthly | Hot for Teachers
But in the seven years since Rhee left Washington—and with the national press having turned its attention elsewhere—Rhee’s successors have quietly but persistently continued to pursue change. Teaching in D.C., and in public education generally, had long been a low-status occupation marked by weak standards and factory-like work rules. Building on Rhee’s early work, and learning from her mistakes, her successors have effectively transformed it into a performance-based profession that provides recognition, responsibility, collegiality, support, and significant compensation—features that policy experts, including many of Rhee’s harshest critics, have long sought but never fully achieved.
Rhee  charter  Education  teachers  teaching  wages  WashingtonMonthly 
9 hours ago by HispanicPundit
Student Writing in the Digital Age | JSTOR Daily
“Kids these days” laments are nothing new, but the substance of the lament changes. Lately, it has become fashionable to worry that “kids these days” will be unable to write complex, lengthy essays. After all, the logic goes, social media and text messaging reward short, abbreviated expression. Student writing will be similarly staccato, rushed, or even—horror of horrors—filled with LOL abbreviations and emojis.

In fact, the opposite seems to be the case. Students in first-year composition classes are, on average, writing longer essays (from an average of 162 words in 1917, to 422 words in 1986, to 1,038 words in 2006), using more complex rhetorical techniques, and making no more errors than those committed by freshman in 1917. That’s according to a longitudinal study of student writing by Andrea A. Lunsford and Karen J. Lunsford, “Mistakes Are a Fact of Life: A National Comparative Study.”

In 2006, two rhetoric and composition professors, Lunsford and Lunsford, decided, in reaction to government studies worrying that students’ literacy levels were declining, to crunch the numbers and determine if students were making more errors in the digital age.
writing  education  resnetsem 
10 hours ago by cogdog
Wolfram Alpha's Creator Runs a Summer Camp, Too | WIRED
You know, standard teen girl questions like “does this top match this skirt?” and “should I train a new neural net, or modify a built-in classifier and my data to work together?”
education  programming  wolfram  funny 
15 hours ago by yorksranter
I’m in 'Kahoots' with Technology in the Classroom
I’m in ‘Kahoots’ with Technology in the Classroom by Cassandra OSullivan Sachar, EdD via Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning http://ift.tt/2wd2uzs
Education  technology  IFTTT 
17 hours ago by pmdpmd

« earlier    

related tags

++++-  (field  (musical  a-levels  academics  academies  activism  advice  advocacy  agile  algorithm  alternative  analysis  analytics  antifa  app  arena  art  article  articles  artist)  assessment  awesome  barons  bath  bioinformatics  biology  black  blacklivesmatter  blogs  books  breakwellglynis  bristol  buscaglione  business  career  charter  child  children  classes  classroom  climatechange  code.org  coding  color  comics  compensation  computers  computing  corruption  cost-benefit  cost-disease  criticism  critique  culture  cycles  daraa  data  datastructure  defectors  democracy  design  designthinking  developer  dictionary  digitalliteracy  dj  domenico  eclipse  economics  editor  edu  educational  effective  elite  engineering  ethnicity  events  evolution  example  exegesis  experience  fb  finance  fred  free  funny  gadget  game  games  gcse  genomics  germany  glasses  glossary  google  grit  hcd  hefce  higher-ed  highereducation  history  holocaust  homeschooling  hourofcode  housing  human-capital  ibvlike  ifttt  implementation  innovation  institutions  insurance  interesting  investing  ipad  ipadgameseducation  iphoneeducationgames  iphoneeducationreference  italian  java  javascript  jonesdarren  js  kid  kids  labor  laurelschwulst  learning  liberalarts  libraries  lifestyle  literacy  loren  mac  macutilitieseducation  managerial-state  maoj  mar15  math  mathematics  maths  mba  mccarthykerry  medicalschool  melody  methodology  milva  mindmap  mindydeu  minute  minutephysics  modugno  montessori  mps  multi  multilanguage  music  mustread  nazis  newmedia  news  newyorkmagazine  newzealand  nyu  of  online  openletter  org:rec  parenting  pathways  pay  philosophy  phylogenetics  phylogenies  physical-modeling  physics  polarization  political  politics  problemata  producthunt  programming  prototyping  psychology  publishing  python  race  racism  re...  reading.list  recruitment  reference  reform  rent-seeking  research  resignation  resnetsem  resources  responsive  rhee  rhetoric  rot  saa  saas  sandro  school  science  security  simulation  sixtysymbols  socialmedia  socmed  sofia  solar  specialization  stagnation  startup  steam  stem  studentwork  study)  swarthmore  syllabi  syllabus  teachers  teaching  tech  technocracy  technology  teddy  text  textbased  textual  thiel  tools  toread  tourism  training  trends  tutorial  ucd  ucucd  ucucd17  uk  unitedstates  universities  universityofbath  unschooling  usa  user  utilities  ux  vcs  video  visual  wages  waldorf  washingtonmonthly  website  wellington  white-supremacy  white  wiki  wolfram  wordpress  work  worldwarii  writing  wsj  zeitgeist  zero-positive-sum 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: