Algorithms that effectively guide instruction are the dream of some people… but the reality of what instructional programs can do right now is something else entirely. Shane Lawrence guest hosts this month as we discuss a recent study on how computer-assisted instruction compared to human teachers.
Later, we look at some urban planning research to find lessons on how we can create better learning spaces in our classrooms and our buildings. We consider the role student work should play, and what decorations do more harm than good.
The Peer Review is a full mail bag, with questions submitted by pre-service teachers and authors who respond to last month’s discussion of social contagion.
- First Segment – 1:14 – Computer-assisted instruction
- Second Segment – 24:40 – Spaces that promote mindfulness
- Third Segment – 35:21 – Peer Review: Mail call
Cover photo credit: Jo Fothergill 2010
Teacher & Host of The Ed Podcast
Trotti, J., Hendricks, R., & Bledsoe, C. (2017). Emergent Literacy Development and Computer Assisted Instruction. SRATE Journal, 26(1), 30-39.
- Lively Social Space, Well-Being Activity, and Urban Design: Findings From a Low-Cost Community-Led Public Space Intervention
Anderson, J., Ruggeri, K., Steemers, K., & Huppert, F. (2017). Lively Social Space, Well-Being Activity, and Urban Design: Findings From a Low-Cost Community-Led Public Space Intervention. Environment and Behavior, 49(6), 685-716.
- The Ed Podcast with Shane Lawrence
- The Promise (and Pitfalls) of AI for Education (THE Journal)
- 4 Ways AI is Changing the Education Industry (Towards Data Science)
- Word Learning from Baby Videos (Richert 2010)
- Promising uses of technology in education in poor, rural and isolated communities around the world (EduTech)
- Her (Wikipedia)
- Interactive Whiteboards and Teaching: Are We Repeating History? (Chamblee 2013)
- Impact of Computer Assisted Instruction on Achievement in Seventh Grade Mathematics (California State University Monterey Bay)
- Five Ways to Well-being (Mind)
- Five Ways to Wellbeing: New applications, new ways of thinking (Aked 2011)
- Curriculum Planning with Design Language: Building Elegant Courses and Units (Badley)
- Visual Environment, Attention Allocation, and Learning in Young Children (Fisher 2014)
- A multilevel analysis of the impact of a professional learning community, faculty trust in colleagues and collective efficacy on teacher commitment to students (Lee 2011)
We drink Big Wave, a golden ale from Kona Brewing Co in in the Hawaiian islands (and other places).