Required Readings, 21 March 2013
Good morning, teachers and learners! I hope you enjoyed your day of equal light and dark yesterday. Let’s begin today’s required readings with a little more darkness…
Monsters and Dragons and Dinosaurs, Oh My: Creationist Interpretations of Beowulf – a completely thorough, and damning, analysis of creationist Bill Cooper’s bad linguistic interpretations of the classic story. Read through the whole article to see how Cooper’s creationist twist is being packaged for school-age children.
What Do Professors Really Think About Their Online Courses – online courses, particularly MOOCs, is a topic that I’ll be visiting soon here at the School of Doubt.
Peer Instruction 101 – old wine in a new bottle (old video on new blog post), but this oldie is still a goodie. Peer instruction and Just in Time Teaching is the first step towards the “flipped” classroom model.
Denmark to allow internet in exams – Teachers say the nature of the exams discourage cheating off the web. I’m skeptical…
Fred Rogers’ family recipe for corn pudding – OK, not QUITE educational, but in addition to being the Spring Equinox, yesterday was the birthday of Mr. Rodgers. It’s never too late to celebrate.
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