Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Qualcomm's interest in the brain is amazing. They are improving computer processing by studying the human brain: A major benefit of this for education might be the lower cost of big data processing.

"Qualcomm doesn't anticipate replacing today's processors with the Zeroth--instead, it would act as a co-processor. The Zeroth could be good at things like learning and then anticipating user preferences on a smartphone, for example. In the car, the Zeroth could help vehicles become aware of the surrounding environment and protect drivers from unsafe situations."

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

A pretty good analogy from The Neighborhood Effect article by Marc Perry- Chronicle Nov 5, 2012. This is also what a child needs more than anything else-- An emotionally consistent environment .

Money for disadvantaged areas has "fluctuated wildly," Sharkey says. Programs have attracted interest and been abandoned. What poor areas need, he argues, is something they have never had: a consistent investment policy that touches multiple generations.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Flipped Classroom Resources

The Flip: End of a Love Affair by Shelley Wright. Moving on from the flip. October 8, 2012

The Flipped Classroom, by Elisabeth Engum- A history lesson about flip and more. September 20, 2012
Outlines the switch from lower cognitive learning in the classroom to home; and higher cognitive learning from homework to the classroom and a teachers guidance.

Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement. by John Hattie, December 2008. From the Amazon website book description.

"A major message is that what works best for students is similar to what works best for teachers – an attention to setting challenging learning intentions, being clear about what success means, and an attention to learning strategies for developing conceptual understanding about what teachers and students know and understand."

Monday, October 08, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Objective help?

Visual Thesaurus

Financial Trends for Higher Educatrion

Penn State
College of Education
Center for the Study of Higher Education
Financial Trends for Higher Education in the United States
By Roger L. Geiger and Donald E. Heller
January 2011

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Brain Biology and Teaching

The Art of Changing the Brain Enriching the practice of teaching by exploring the biology of learning.
by James E. Zull