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TeachEngineering

“TeachEngineering is a searchable, web-based digital library collection populated with standards-based engineering curricula for use by K-12 teachers and engineering faculty to make applied science and math come alive through engineering design in K-12 settings. The TeachEngineering collection provides educators with *free* access to a growing curricular resource of activities, lessons, units and living labs.”
https://www.teachengineering.org/

Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning (Executive Summary)

“We used screen shots of Slate’s landing page to assess students’ ability to distinguish between a news item and an ad. Similarly, we used screen shots of tweets, Facebook posts, and a reproduction of CNN’s website in crafting other exercises.”

Stanford History Education Group. (2016). Evaluating Information: The cornerstone of civic online reasoning (Executive Summary). Retrieved from https://sheg.stanford.edu/upload/V3LessonPlans/Executive%20Summary%2011.21.16.pdf

Credit: https://www.cnet.com/news/students-real-news-fake-news-ad-stanford-study/

Alice

“Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student’s first exposure to object-oriented programming.” “In Alice’s interactive interface, students drag and drop graphic tiles to create a program….”

Alice.org from Carnegie Mellon University
http://www.alice.org/

Intelligence Unleashed: An Argument for AI in Education

Intelligence unleashed : an argument for AI in education / Rose Luckin, Wayne Holmes, Mark Griffiths, Laurie B. Forcier
Pearson, c2016.

“From what AI is and how AIEd-driven learning systems are built, onto its potential role in addressing the profound issue of robots and machines taking over more and more current jobs, it covers a vital range of topics with ease and elegance. It is also a good read, with entertaining references from Pac-Man and Stephen Hawking, sci-fi and ancient philosophy. And, yes, it is understandable to a non-technical reader!”

Available at https://www.pearson.com/content/dam/corporate/global/pearson-dot-com/files/innovation/Intelligence-Unleashed-Publication.pdf

Credit: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/03/16/470011574/what-artificial-intelligence-could-mean-for-education

Development of an Innovative Design for the Instruction of Thai Language at the Upper Secondary School Level by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Development of an Innovative Design for the Instruction of Thai Language at the Upper Secondary School Level by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Doctor of Education degree at Srinakharinwirot University in October 1986.

http://thesis.swu.ac.th/swudis/Dev_Ed/PrincessMahaChakriSirindhorn.pdf

5 things to know about DOI

  1. “DOI is an acronym for ‘digital object identifier’, meaning a ‘digital identifier of an object’ rather than an ‘identifier of a digital object’.”
  2. “Digital Identifier = network actionable identifier (‘click on it and do something’)”
  3. “A DOI name can be assigned to any entity—physical, digital or abstract….”
  4. Following the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the APA, authors include the DOI in the reference if one is assigned.
  5. To access the object a DOI name is assigned to, researchers add the URL “http://doi.org/” in front of the DOI name—for example, http://doi.org/10.3217/jucs-018-03-0327—and paste it into a browser.

Sources:

  • http://www.doi.org
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).
  • Statistical Research Methods: A Guide for Non-Statisticians

    Statistical research methods : a guide for non-statisticians / Roy Sabo, Edward Boone
    Springer, c2013.

    “This textbook will help graduate students in non-statistics disciplines, advanced undergraduate researchers, and research faculty in the health sciences to learn, use and communicate results from many commonly used statistical methods. The material covered, and the manner in which it is presented, describe the entire data analysis process from hypothesis generation to writing the results in a manuscript. Chapters cover, among other topics: one and two-sample proportions, multi-category data, one and two-sample means, analysis of variance, and regression.”

    Available to all students and staffers of MU at http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-1-4614-8708-1

    Stop Disasters

    Stop Disasters, an online disaster simulation game from the UN/ISDR, “… aims at teaching children how to build safer villages and cities against disasters. Children will learn playing how the location and the construction materials of houses can make a difference when disasters strike and how early warning systems, evacuation plans and education can save lives.”

    Five types of disasters—tsunamis, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes—are dealt with. Teacher resources are provided.

    Stop Disasters can be played at http://www.stopdisastersgame.org

    Credits:
    - เด็กๆ กับภัยพิบัติ เกมและแนวทางส่งเสริมการมีส่วนร่วมของเยาวชนเพื่อลดความเสี่ยงจากภัยพิบัติ. (2010). Retrieved February 18, 2012, from http://www.volunteerspirit.org/files/children_in_disasters_games_and_guidlibes_in_thai.pdf
    - VolunteerSpirit Network

    The Asterisks

    A researcher is reflecting on his research experience:
    When searching for books, I sometimes use asterisks in my query.

    What do asterisks have to do with the query?
    Asterisks can be used in place of characters when I want to search for variations of the word to increase chance of finding relevant results.

    Where have I used it?
    At the MU Library online catalog word search page for example.
    I once searched for the word storyboard in the Title field. I got only 3 results and none of them interested me.
    So I added two asterisks after the word, i.e. storyboard**.
    This time I found the book Directing the Story: Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation.
    My asterisks had acted as the -ing suffix in the word storyboarding.

    Do I have to memorize this search tip?

    No. Usually, search systems provide me with this information. The example pictured comes from an MU Library catalog search page.

    Can I use it at any search page?
    No. Only where services allow me to do–some services use other symbols, others don’t recognize it at all.
    At advanced systems like Google and Web of Science the search engines have the ability to link related words together.
    I can search for only one variation of the word, say eat, and the results will come from as many words as the engine knows are related to the word in the query, including eat, eats, and eating.

    What about the IL Library catalog at http://www.engagedlibrary.info?
    Asterisks are not allowed there, because the word will be treated as a string of characters–the service looking for * in the data fields.
    But as a result the engine will find it, no matter where it is–by the word board for example, I will find storyboard, storyboarding, cupboard (oops!), etc.