April 6 - April 13, 2014

FEATURED ARTICLES

          Research Finds Screen-Reading Diminishes Comprehension
          Washington Post, 4/6/14
          "With so much information, hyperlinked test, videos alongside words and 
          interactivity everywhere, our brains form shortcuts to deal with it all -- scanning, 
          searching for key words, scrolling up and down quickly.  This is nonlinear reading, 
          and it has been documented in academic studies.  Some researchers believe that for 
          many people, this style of reading is beginning to invade when dealing with other 
          mediums as well."

          What Skills Will We Need For Future Employment?
          Farnam Street, 4/1/14
          "1. Human-computer teams are the best teams.  2. The person working the smart 
          machine doesn't have to be an expert in the task at hand.  3. Below some critical 
          level of skill, adding a man to the machine will make the team less effective than the 
          machine working alone.  4. Knowing one's limits is more important than it used 
          to be."


COGNITIVE SCIENCE

          Live in the Now... Which, It Turns Out, Might be 15 Seconds Long
          Quartz, 4/6/14

CREATIVITY

          To Judge Creativity, Deconstruct It
          Pacific Standard, 4/4/14

CURRICULUM

          Is Visual Literacy More or Less Important Than Reading and Writing?
          New Scientist, 4/7/14

DISPOSITIONS

          Two New Books On the Power of Failure
          New York Times, 4/3/14

          7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People
          Fast Company, 4/8/14

DIVERSITY

          How to Overcome the Challenges of Being a First Generation Student
          Brilliant Blog, 4/7/14

HUMANITIES 

          Shakespeare: Better on the Stage or Page?
          Guardian, 4/8/14

          Beyond 1984: Other Literary Metaphors for our Information State
          Atlantic, 4/9/14

          On "Like," Language, and Enrichment Through Slang
          New York Times, 4/5/14

GRADE INFLATION

          Yale Crunches the Numbers on Grade Inflation
          Yale Magazine, 10/1/13

          A Head of School Reflects on Causes and Effects of Grade Inflation
          Musings from the Head, 3/27/14

PEDAGOGY

          10 Reinventions of the College Lecture
          New York Times, 4/8/14

READING/WRITING

          The Ideal Length of Tweets, FB Posts, and Other Digital Text
          Fast Company, 4/7/14

          Reading Banned Books Correlates with Increased Civic Engagement
          Pacific Standard, 4/10/14

STEM

          $5 Chemistry Set Inspired by a Music Box
          Stanford, 4/8/14

TECH

          The Problems with Big Data
          New York Times, 4/6/14

WORKPLACE

          Rapture? French Labor Union Prohibits Checking Email at Night
          NPR, 4/10/14

OTHER

          A Customer Approach to School Design
          NAIS, 4/1/14

          Caffeine is Being Promoted as an Athletic Enhancement
          Vox, 4/10/14

          Comic Sans--The World's Most Hated Font--Gets a Makeover
          Washington Post, 4/7/14