April 9 - April 16, 2017

Lots this week on feedback mechanisms, from the feature article and a post in pedagogy.

Also, the leadership article about the uselessness of job interviews makes me want to dramatically change the interview process.  What in interviews provides meaningful, real value?

These and much more of interest, below.  Enjoy!


FEATURED ARTICLES

Thoughts On Feedback, And Getting Rid Of Grades Medium
"The first finding [is] regarding feedback.  Butler examined 3 types of feedback: scores alone, comments alone, and score with comments.  Her study showed that scores alone made students either complacent or unmotivated depending on how well they did.  Score with comments were just as ineffective in that students focused entirely on the score and ignored the comments.  Surprisingly, it was the students who received comments alone that demonstrated the most improvement.  The second finding comes from John Hattie (201) whose synthesis of 800 meta-studies showed that student self-assessment/self-grading topped the list of educational interventions with the highest effect size."



ADMISSIONS

How Some Admissions Offices Are Using Data Targeting Atlantic



ADOLESCENCE

Talking With Kids About Bullying Helps Prevent Bullying Reuters

5 Apps That Help With Sex Ed For Adolescents Bright



CHARACTER

Four Practices For Increasing Well-Being And Happiness New York Times



COGNITIVE SCIENCE

"Attention Theft": When Time Or Attention Are Taken Without Consent Wired



CREATIVITY

Museum Of Failure Highlights Creative Flops CBC



DIVERSITY/INCLUSION

An Extraordinary Visualization Of Police Shootings In Florida Tampa Bay Times



HIGHER ED

Static & Dynamic Knowledge, And Whether To Go To College EdSurge



LANGUAGE

3 Reasons To Learn A Second Language Quartz

The Second Most Popular Language In Each Country Digg



LEADERSHIP

Measure Employee Engagement, Not Satisfaction Gallup

Four Ways To promote Job Satisfaction (Or Engagement?) New York Times

Job Interviews: Are They More Destructive Or Instructive? New York Times



PEDAGOGY

Seven Suggestions For Giving Good Feedback Guardian

A Collection Of Resources For Bringing Play To High School Classes KQED



READING/WRITING

College President: On The Value Of Writing And Reflection Huffington Post

On The Fate And Future Of Google Books BackChannel



SOCIAL MEDIA

How Facebook Use Correlates With Well Being Harvard Business Review



STEM

The Biomedical Marvel That Is The Horseshoe Crab Popular Mechanics

Cheryl's Birthday: A Logic Brain Teaser That Went Viral In A Math Exam Wikipedia

Desmos Makes A Browser-Based Geometry Tool Desmos



TECH

A Deep Dive Into The Effects Of Robots On The Workforce Quartz

Report: Cheating Is On The Rise In The UK: Via Mobile Devices Guardian

Generative Adversarial Networks: An AI Turing Test Wired

A Computer In The Home Makes How Much Difference? None? Frederik deBoer



VISUALIZATION

A History Of The Art And Science Of Data Visualization Sapping Attention



WORKPLACE

The Cure For Burnout? Nature. New York Magazine

Some People Check Email Once Or Twice... A Week Cal Newport



OTHER

Reflection On The BPS Decision To Abandon The Mercator Map Bright

So Later Start Times (For Sleep) Come At The Expense Of Sports? Atlantic