Philip Schwartz

22 Flips | 5 Magazines | 9 Likes | 4 Following | 2 Followers | @philschwartz | Educator & Administrator in Northwest Arkansas with a focus on STEAM

Seven things research reveals — and doesn’t — about Advanced Placement

By Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter<p>For decades, the College Board’s Advanced Placement program — which offers college-level courses to high school students — has been a big feature in the national education debate, providing college-bound students a prized credential. But what do we really know about its …

Students

Bill Gates Wants You To See The World This Way (Warning: Once You Do You Can't Un-See It)

Every so often an image flashes across our collective social consciousness that forever changes how we see the world and ourselves. This is one of them.<p>Every so often something comes along that dramatically alters our perception of the world. These are social memes that are utterly simplistic but …

Nothing could have less to do with Donald Trump than the campaign that made him president

By Alexandra Petri<p>Columnist<p><i>This indictment story has everything. Vladimir Putin’s “niece.” $934,350 worth of carpet. Catfishing. Paul Manafort, whose involvement with the Trump campaign — as its chairman — apparently came as a total surprise to the campaign. At least, that’s what</i> <i>Sarah Huckabee</i> …

'Our entire school system is the result of an accidental curriculum, an unintended product of tinkering and drift'

Our secondary school curriculum appears to be characterised by choice. From the age of 14, pupils can already make some decisions on which subjects …

A Science Educator Busts Myths About Climate Change

Alexandra Moore took action in response to a right-wing think tank<p>Last spring, the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank, mailed its …

MIT's new flow battery breathes air to cut costs of renewable energy storage

Renewable energy might be clean, but it's not always reliable if the Sun ducks behind clouds or the wind slacks off. To counter that variability, the …

What every teacher should know about ... memory

In a new series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: a project on long-term memory<p>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students – …

Pedagogy

Data science simplified: A breakdown of its key principles and processes

In 2006, UK mathematician and Tesco Clubcard architect Clive Humbly coined the phrase “Data is the new oil.” He said the following:<p>“Data is the new …

7 Unique eLearning Sites to Learn Something Different

Dear Mr. Google, how can you find me something newThe post 7 Unique eLearning Sites to Learn Something Different appeared first on iamwire.

Guess what's now the most popular course at Harvard

Harvard students know which way the wind is blowing. According to a report from the Harvard Crimson, the school’s introductory computer science class (CS50) has a record 818 undergraduates this fall. Twelve percent of undergraduates are taking the course, making it the most popular Harvard course …

Mark Zuckerberg

Javvy is an interactive app that teaches you Java

Learning a programming language is an intimidating experience. The terminology, semantics and rules can be to beginners. I know, I've tried to learn several times only to give up.<p>Javvy is a new app made by the same team behind Swifty. Both apps are designed to make learning a programming language, …

What Can People Do to Get Better at Learning?

At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of professors, engineers, and journalists how to absorb information effectively and move towards creativity. "What we need to work on is getting comfortable with struggle in learning," says the journalist Amanda Ripley. "With the discomfort that …

The Voice

Michael Levine

Aug. 6 2012 1:45 PMCan Video Games Unite Generations in Learning?What makers of technology for early education can learn from <i>Sesame Street</i>.

Advancing Children's Learning in a Digital Age

publications<p>by Elisabeth Gee,‎ Lori Takeuchi,‎ and Ellen Wartella (eds) | November 29, 2017<p>publications<p>by Elisabeth McClure, Lisa Guernsey, Doug …

Digital Age

Robot construction crew works autonomously, is kind of adorable

Have you ever seen a termite mound? Those little bugs are amazing engineers, constructing giant (compared with their own size) structures, working relentlessly even though individual insects die.<p>It was this system of self-organization that inspired Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences …

Pilus Energy Uses Bacterial Robots to Turn Sewage into Electricity, Water, and Biogas

Across the globe, access to clean water and renewable sources of energy are in constant demand and we have curated a slew of interesting solutions. …

Biogas

Coming soon: robots with a human touch

TOKYO -- The day is fast approaching when science fiction wonders like self-driving cars and robots that tend to our every need become …

Robotics

Yay, More Iffy Robot News: Self-Assembling Swarmbots

Note: I know that picture looks boring as hell but if you skip around in the video it is actually kind of neat to see the cubes move around and …

U. of I. doctors under scrutiny for surgical robot ad

When the makers of the da Vinci surgical robot asked University of Illinois doctors to appear in a national advertising campaign, their Chicago hospital saw an opportunity to promote its expertise with the device.<p>But the plan backfired.<p>Instead of gaining national publicity for being leaders in …

Physiology

Could Robotic Pills Replace Traditional Injections?

Prolific inventor (and possible mad scientist) Mir Imran has just unveiled an invention that could very well revolutionize several sectors of the …

Carbon Dioxide