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Counter-Narratives, Deep Change, and Pedagogies of Educational Dignity /

The story of online proctoring is difficult to disentangle from surveillance and policing. Companies with names like Honorlock and Respondus Monitor conjure images of a patriarchal panopticon. Then there’s Proctortrack’s origin story. The chief technology officer for Verificient Technologies, the company that developed Proctortrack, arrived at the idea for the online proctoring technology after working …

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The effectiveness of self-imposed deadlines on procrastination

The effectiveness of self-imposed deadlines on postponement December 26, 2006 at 2:42 am I often hear of PhD students who postpone their research to do other things: play Tetris, read comments on Slashdot, or write a blog. We blame it on doing something “more important” to do something different, while feeling guilty and content at …

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The “Roumy Cheese Analogy” for Teaching Writing – Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

As part of her keynote, Dr. Maha Bali invited us to build on Ian M. MacKay’s “Swiss cheese model applied to COVID19 prevention” in order to think about the application to writing pedagogy and the use of these tools as well as about systematic and individual challenges that could hinder our work. A research group …

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Quanta Magazine

Scientists broke down the complex mating behaviors into subcategories such as partner searching, copulation and rest. Then they mapped the neuronal activities onto the worm connectome to identify the brain mechanisms that process information from the environment during mating. The resulting map of brain activity was so pronounced and consistent between the eight worms used …

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Helping Elementary Students As They Use Digital Writing Prompts – Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

In this article in Language Arts, Holly Marich (a professional development coordinator in Nevada) and Troy Hicks (Central Michigan University) suggest ways that elementary school teachers can help students get the most out of word processing tools like spell checker, autocorrection, predictive text, and automatic word processor grammar -Feedback and voice dictation. NOTE: Courtesy and …

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