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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 08/22/2012

  • Joe Bower reposts an Alfie Kohn post about the time on task and whether it really means kids are learning. Great read. "Let’s look at the research a little more closely. The amount of time a student spends on a task “is not so consistently related to achievement as it may seem,” one scholar concluded from her review of several studies on the subject. “Time is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for learning. Learning takes time, but providing time does not in itself ensure that learning will take place. More time may result in more learning – if [lack of] adequate time was the major cause of the problem in the first place. If other factors were the real cause, then providing more time will not be an effective strategy.”[2]"

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  • A free plagiarism tracker that is free. Students and teachers can use this site and have exposure to this sort of service even if they can't afford a pay-for service.

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  • "All teachers working at educational institutions (K-12, College or University) are eligible for our free membership. You'll get features equivalent to our Solo Pro Premium account, completely free!" If you want an online classroom, you can get one now from WIZiq for free. (Full disclosure, they do advertise on my blog.)

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