The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Educator’s Notebook #13 (February 2, 2014)

    • Brilliant Blog
    • 01/27/14

    “You use [the QAMA calculator] just like a regular calculator, plugging in the numbers of the problem you want to solve – but QAMA won’t give you the answer until you provide an accurate estimate of what that answer will be.”

    • New York Times
    • 01/26/14

    “For girls and boys, the trend is gaining steam despite the unhappiness of many of the coaches and parents who are most heavily involved, many of whom worry about the psychological and physical toll it is taking on youngsters.”

    • Wired
    • 11/12/13

    “Bridge offers a system built on easy replication: a template for setting up schools cheaply, enrolling children seamlessly, hiring instructors, creating a curriculum, and making sure children learn it. The schools themselves may be lo-fi, but Bridge’s back offices are very high tech.”

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Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.

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Peter Nilsson

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