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This is a graph that means something very odd. This is a graph many research get when they study homework. What this graph means is this: Doing some homework is better than doing none at all, but doing larger amounts … Continue reading
Last week I spoke to someone who was doing some consulting work at an international school. They were trying to assess what was causing the various problems. It was not money or resources. It seemed the administration was trying to … Continue reading
Teachers and Administrators, I need some data on how you do assessment reporting at your school. This survey is quick, and can be totally anonymous. This is for some research I am working-on. Assessment Reporting Survey Tony DePrato http://www.tonydeprato.com
“Walk on road, hmm? Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later… get squish just like grape.”~ The Karate Kid, 1984 I am a strong proponent of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for students and personal … Continue reading
Don’t Ban Laptops in the Classroom, is an article on The Chronicle of Higher Education. I read it. It was pretty good. However, the comments were so outstanding, I had to write a my own comment, and that comment was … Continue reading
It’s about getting things down to one number. Using the stats the way we read them, we’ll find value in players that no one else can see.~ Moneyball I often take ideas and assign a numerical scale to them, in … Continue reading
I was in a meeting. I dislike most meetings. Not because I dislike people or discourse, but because most meetings seem unfocused and more for ritual than utility. In this particular meeting, we were presented with some self-guided learning options … Continue reading
Warning: This is about Educational Technology, Teachers, and Students. This is not a cloud for business article, although some points are valid for all groups of cloud users. Let us get this out of the way: Harddrives go bad, and … Continue reading
As the year winds down, I decided I needed to take some time and slow down a bit. It is that time of year to reflect, to say things to people like, “It’s all over but the cry’n”, and to … Continue reading
This post is focused on a post I read on Slashdot. The link and excerpt at below. Why the New Guy Can’t Code Don’t interview anyone who hasn’t accomplished anything. Ever. Certificates and degrees are not accomplishments; I mean real-world … Continue reading