An early childhood surrounded by books and educational toys will leave positive...– ~The Guardian, “Childhood stimulation key to brain development, study finds” (via reborn-pure)
Hi. My name is Matthew, known properly as Matthew of Libraricus, and I’m a Level...– The Busy Librarian: App Worthy: Epic Win. (Android users should not feel left out, there’s an app called Task Hammer that’s similar.)
My Growing Concerns About Mainstream Education... →
I’m typically quiet. Why? Well, for starters, it usually invites a host of negative or critical comments on my own work, which engenders the type of “sour grapes” responses that make me look jealous of others’ success. This in turn can make it quite easy for anyone, close colleagues and acquaintances included, to conclude that Ben Rimes is a rather crotchety, pessimistic, jerk that would rather...
Google offers $99 Chromebook for teachers and... →
I would describe Chromebooks as computers for people who only use computers to visit websites. When you consider that you can now use websites to edit graphics and video, they aren’t as limited as they seem to be at first glance. And for $99? My Nexus 7 cost twice that.
Homework doesn't improve grades →
obscureref: A new study on the value of homework in high school reveal some perhaps predictable results. Contrary to much published research, a regression analysis of time spent on homework and the final class grade found no substantive difference in grades between students who complete homework and those who do not. But the analysis found a positive association between student performance on...
It’s an universal law: intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate...– (via sawise)