I Think You’ll Find It’s a Bit More Complicated Than That: Amazon.co.uk: Ben Goldacre: 9780007462483: Books
15 Unusual College Mottos | Mental Floss
” FACIO LIBEROS EX LIBERIS LIBRIS LIBRAQUE”
I make free adults out of children by means of books and a balance.
Medium is not a publishing tool — The Story — Medium
Worth thinking about lots of this in terms of how we’re building the VCU tools/network.
“A common phenomenon at the time was that people would start blogging on Blogger?—?because it was free, popular, and easy to set up?—?and then “graduate” to more powerful tools.
Movable Type, Greymatter, and, later, WordPress, had a much higher barrier to entry (before WP had turnkey hosting). But once someone had discovered the joys of sharing thoughts on the Internet, they were willing to invest the effort in order to get the added features and flexibility that the install-on-your-server software afforded.”
It’s Okay To Be Smart • This week, The New York Times posted an awesome…
“Creatures from mice to monkeys have been known to scurry in response to a song, often adding alarm calls of their own.
These alarm calls could be a form of proto-language, capable of cross-species transmission. “
Stereotype threat –
I think about this every time I see a standardized testing pep rally.
Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing – The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
There are easier ways to measure parents’ income
Takes up time that could be used to teach toward additional standardized tests
Standardized test–scoring machines kill and maim more than 200 workers annually
Allows U.S. students to be compared with those of other developed nations
Fails to measure attractiveness, which will have far greater impact on future success or failure
Students may in fact become too prepared for future
Probably could be more profitable”
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