Monday, March 2, 2009

Diigo bookmarks for today 03/03/2009

  • Finally, any theoretical benefit of practice homework must be weighed against the effect it has on students’ interest in learning. If slogging through worksheets dampens one’s desire to read or think, surely that wouldn’t be worth an incremental improvement in skills. And when an activity feels like drudgery, the quality of learning tends to suffer, too. That so many children regard homework as something to finish as quickly as possible – or even as a significant source of stress -- helps to explain why it appears not to offer any academic advantage even for those who obediently sit down and complete the tasks they’ve been assigned. All that research showing little value to homework may not be so surprising after all.

    Tags: Alfie Kohn, homework, research, progressive, education

  • Links to information on plagiarism, how to detect it, how to stop it, how to educate about it.

    Tags: plagiarism, Copyright, education, ethics, prevention

  • This is a very viral video that a lot of the kids are talking about. (It came out LAST June but now is a hot seller on Amazon.) Neil Patrick Harris wants to join the Evil League of Evil. It is 42 minutes long. It is ironic how much of entertainment is becoming viral -- television can no longer control what gets watched - it gets "put out there" and then they see what is watched. In many ways, this viral way of video viewing is very interesting.

    Not saying this should be watched -- it is quite hot with many college students. I could see how much that is said would resonate with college kids.

    Listen to the vernacular - even though some of you may find this very napolean dynamite-ish.

    "I'm just trying to change the world. I don't have time for a grudge match for every poser in a parka."

    It grows on you -- stick with it.

    Oh and be warned there are few words in here. But, no rating to catch it! (not sure why not rating movies just released online.) This is sponsored by XO laptop.

    Tags: education, learning, hz09, personalweb, mobile, connectingpeople, mashup, arts_entertainment, web2.0, technology, edu_trends, edu_news

  • Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project

    Tags: Education, school2.0

  • A new post about Google's LIFE photo archive. Count the ways to use these in your classroom!

    Tags: LIFE, Photo, photography, education, history, pics, Google

Posted from Diigo. The rest of educators group favorite links are here.

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