Articles & Books of Interest
(Laura Pappano, New York Times, Sunday, November 2, 2014)
Having notes is more significant than taking them. People who hand-write notes as opposed to type them tend to perform better. This article explains a series of studies that show that the intellectual work done during and after note taking is what makes the difference.
(Annie Murphy Paul, TIME Magazine, December 12, 2011)The pervasive practice of "just Google it", while convenient, may not always be the best route - especially when it comes to helping foster estimation and math skills in kids.(Henry Roediger III, New York Times, Sunday, July 18, 2014)The Testing Effect is what happens when learning is more deeply embedded as a result of partaking in an assessment of learning. Yet, how can we assess for learning? That is, how can we maximize the benefits of tests? The author suggests "regular low- or no-stakes quizzing" as one pathway.(Ruth S. Charney, 2002)From the organization called the Responsive Classroom, this user-friendly text introduces readers to an approach to working with kids that instills self-direction and sense of community.(Chip Wood, 2007)Originally published in 1994, this book has become a landmark text for helping teachers and parents become familiar with common developmental trends in school-aged children, and how to design developmentally-ppropriate learning experiences for each age group.(Vasilis Pozios, et al., New York Times, August 23, 2013)In short... possibly, yes! The authors explore some recent studies showing correlations between violent media and reality.(Bob Sullivan & Hugh Thompson, New York Times, May 3, 2013)This article discusses a study that reveals some interesting tendencies for multi-taskers.(Claire C. Miller, New York Times, August 25, 2013)People who can build new technologies do; however, the question is rarely asked if they should. The author suggests an approach to both embracing and negotiating technology.(Sherry Turkle, New York Times, April 22, 2012)The author, a researcher, argues that conversations are a fundamentally different - and often missed - type of interaction than that which takes place over our devices.