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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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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Reflections on “EDUCAUSE’s 2022 Top 10 IT Issues” [Christian]

EDUCAUSE 2022 Top 10 IT Problems – from educause.edu abstract (Focus on DSC): EDUCAUSE 2022’s Top 10 IT Themes are optimistic about how technology can help create higher education we deserve —Through a shared transformative vision and strategy for the institution, the recognition of the need to focus on student success, and a sustainable business …

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What Are Your Best Practices in Digital Literacy? – Digital Writing, Digital Teaching

What are your digital literacy best practices? If you – or an ELA teacher you know in the K-12 classroom – do an exceptional job and could be interested in an interview in October or November 2021, please fill out the form linked in this post. As we move from ’emergency distance learning’ to a …

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