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Tag Archives: Psychology
How Does Google Autocomplete EdTech Terms?
Did you all see the image online about each state’s biggest stereotype, according to Google’s autocomplete feature in search? If you missed it, here’s the image from the Huffington Post.
Posted in Technology, Uncategorized Tagged Android, Apple, apps, Behavior, Classroom, Education, Educators, gaming, Google, IOS, IPad, iTunes, Learning, Psychology, Special education, Technology 3 Comments
Worksheets: BAD. Technology: GOOD. An Analysis.
I was skimming through my twitter feed the other day and saw a tweet that stopped me dead in my tracks. I can’t quote it verbatim now, but it said something like this: Worksheets allow teachers to pretend that they’re … Continue reading
Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation…a false dichotomy?
I had a fascinating “debate” of sorts with some of my Twitter colleagues two weeks ago. We were discussing the recent article, Freakonomics Goes to School and Teaches Us the Right Way to Bribe Kids, that appeared in The Atlantic … Continue reading
Posted in Learner Behavior Tagged Angry Birds, Applied behavior analysis, B.F. Skinner, Behavior, Behavior Analysis, behavior management, cognitive learning, Education, extrinsic motivation, Freakonomics, Intrinsic and extrinsic properties, intrinsic motivation, John A. List, Motivation, positive reinforcement, Psychology, reinforcement, skill acquisition, Teacher, teaching, Twitter 47 Comments
What ever happened to Errorless Learning?
Lately it seems like I’ve been seeing a bunch of tweets and blog posts talking about errors being good for students because they learn from their mistakes. WHAT?? When did this trend start? And how? I’m not saying that kids … Continue reading