Semantic Mapping vs. Pictorial Cues

From A Theory-Based Meta-Analysis of Research on Instruction by RJ Marzano: The next two techniques displayed in Table 7.2 employed the information processing function of idea representation.  Techniques that provided students with metacognitive strategies for using visual memory had an effect size of 1.04, indicating a percentile gain of 35 points.  Presumably, these strategies help students … Continue reading Semantic Mapping vs. Pictorial Cues

How the Independent created a fake news Facebook card out of a real story

Here’s a thing going around Facebook today: Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel banned Trump from Chicago! So did Rahm just go Rahm-bo? Did he ban Trump from the city? Clicking through and seeing the headline on the actual article suggests a less dramatic story: And the quote in context? [Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel] added: “Chicago, our … Continue reading How the Independent created a fake news Facebook card out of a real story

Publications

Public Courseware Caulfield, M., Lyvteyenko, J, Ctrl-F: Find the Facts. CIVIX. (2020). Mini-course sequence of videos, activities, and teaching materials produced with Canadian non-profit CIVIX, as part of program currently rolling out to hundreds of Canadian primary and secondary schools. Funded by Department of Canadian Heritage, and currently being assessed for student impact. Post-production by … Continue reading Publications

A Simple Proposal for Killing Comments with Annotated Links

I would be interested to see what would happen if someone reconfigured blog comments as follows. Don’t call them “comments” call it “related pages” or “link annotations” or “Community Links” People have 140 characters and a link box at the end of the page. The way link annotation works is this: You, the reader, read … Continue reading A Simple Proposal for Killing Comments with Annotated Links

Connexions News: New Editor, Big Announcement on March 31

I’ve become interesting in how forking content could help OER. The two big experiments in OER forking I know of come from WikiEducator and Connexions. (There may be others I’m forgetting; you can correct me in the comments). Connexions, in particular, has been looking at this issue for a very long time. In an effort not … Continue reading Connexions News: New Editor, Big Announcement on March 31