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Category Archives: Education
http://www.bctela.ca/blog/plagiarism-paraphrasing-“read-flip-and-write” From BCTELA: “…Plagiarism & Paraphrasing: “Read, Flip, and Write!” Guest Post by Ben Pare Program Consultant: Literacy Burnaby School District Does this sound familiar? You’re up late reading student essays when suddenly you come across a student who has … Continue reading
CBC News – Professor says students can’t identify continents on map http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/offbeat/story/2013/01/14/nl-students-dont-know-geography-115.html Also video: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2013/01/14/nl-students-dont-know-geography-115.html Ya but! Ok, I’m not surprised that college students can’t identify continents on map. Yes, maybe it’s worse but before we go nuts, let’s assess. … Continue reading
Response to a BCTLA Forum inquiry…thanks Tracy R GOOD LUCK Big BIG topic…. I thought I would kick some sand. First my general view. I love the learning commons. I also bring my history to the process. I spent my … Continue reading
Mission Creep? Libraries and 3D Printers? What? In response to a recent blog post I read by Hugh Rundle .(http://hughrundle.net/2013/01/02/mission-creep-a-3d-printer-will-not-save-your-library/ ) I frequently get the itch, to acquire new powerful tools for our patrons/students but do also ask- why?. Including, … Continue reading
Should Computers Grade Essays?. Todd Farley is the scourge of standardized testing. His book, “Making the Grades,” is a shocking exposé of the industry. Todd spent nearly 15 years scoring tests, and he knows the tricks of the trade. … Continue reading
What makes Edcamp popular with teachers?.