Diigo in Education

3 ways to break your team's creativity echo chamber

Posted: August 13, 2017, 9:51 pm


  • For creativity to flourish, we need to listen to voices other than our own. Three ways to break the creativity echo chamber. - Joe Hirsch

Tags: creativity, innovation, teams, back, to, school

by: Joe Hirsch

Bertrand Russell’s Inductivist Turkey

Posted: August 13, 2017, 5:28 pm


  • gathering information only increases your chances of being right but there are never any guarantees. - Comrad Compadre

Highlights and Sticky Notes:

The turkey found that, on his first morning at the turkey farm, he was fed at 9 a.m. Being a good inductivist turkey he did not jump to conclusions. He waited until he collected a large number of observations that he was fed at 9 a.m. and made these observations under a wide range of circumstances, on Wednesdays, on Thursdays, on cold days, on warm days. Each day he added another observation statement to his list. Finally he was satisfied that he had collected a number of observation statements to inductively infer that “I am always fed at 9 a.m.”.

However on the morning of Christmas eve he was not fed but instead had his throat cut.

It doesn’t matter how many cases we list during our inductivist reasoning, nothing guarantees that the next case will lay in this inference we deducted from our observations, as the possible experiments and observations are infinite by number and type.

The only valid scientific method is to test the theory using the assertions which can be deduced.

Tags: philosophy

by: Comrad Compadre

Convert PDF to CSV Tables in Tact

Posted: August 13, 2017, 5:27 pm


  • How to use Tabula, a browser based locally hosted web app to convert a PDF to a proper file for view in Excel. - Comrad Compadre
  • Perhaps useful to the educators out there - Comrad Compadre

Highlights and Sticky Notes:

    Tabula really is a wonderful tool for extracting data from tables in PDFs. It’s a locally hosted web app that allows you to

  1. Select one or more PDFs with the data you want.
  2. Identify the area of the page from which to extract the data.
  3. Save the data in CSV, TSV, or JSON format.

I gave Tabula a try on the same PDF tables I wrote about last night, and it worked perfectly. You may recall that I didn’t like the column headings in the original table. Well, Tabula let me drag a rectangle to select just the data portion of the table, leaving the stuff I didn’t want out of the extracted CSV file.

Tags: linux

by: Comrad Compadre

Comparison of single-board computers

Posted: August 13, 2017, 5:26 pm

Tunnel of Love (railway) - Wikipedia

Posted: August 13, 2017, 5:25 pm


  • The Tunnel of Love (Ukrainian: Туне́ль Коха́ння, Tunel Kokhannya) is a section of industrial railway located near Klevan, Ukraine, that links it with Orzhiv. It is a railway surrounded by green arches[1] and is three to five kilometers in length. It is known for being a favorite place for couples to take walks. - Comrad Compadre

Tags: nature

by: Comrad Compadre

Asking Why and Why and Why — The Learner's Way

Posted: August 13, 2017, 7:31 am


  • As children, we ask “Why?” a lot. It is a part of childhood, that special time when the many forces acting upon our cognitive development converge around a singular desire to ask “Why”. It becomes the central focus of our conversational style, an incessant exclamation into the void which tests the patience of any nearby adult. But asking "Why" offers so much more. - Nigel Coutts

Tags: education, teaching, learning, questioning

by: Nigel Coutts


Posted: August 11, 2017, 3:14 am


  • Ignore gut feelings using base-rates and quantified facts - John Killeen

Tags: Reasoning, judgement, decision, making, thinking, chapter, 6, Miller, heuristics, fallacies, biases

by: John Killeen

The Testing Effect | Revunote

Posted: August 11, 2017, 3:02 am


  • Act of answering test questions improves likelihood of remembering material later - John Killeen

Tags: memeory, testing, Chapter, 5, Miller, multiple, choice, frequency, true-false

by: John Killeen

Blockly Games

Posted: August 9, 2017, 1:42 pm


  • Educational Games to help teach younger students some basics of computer without programming. - Glenn Hervieux

Tags: programming, coding, games

by: Glenn Hervieux

5 Reasons Your School Needs a Makerspace

Posted: August 9, 2017, 3:38 am

How Can Teachers Use Google Keep

Posted: August 9, 2017, 3:30 am

dutchmen.us sites - Google Sites

Posted: August 9, 2017, 2:12 am

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