The Problems with Effect Sizes

I keep coming back to this talk by David Weston on Hattie’s work and why “it might be a little bit more complicated than it seems.” Definitely worth a watch.

Good News, Bad News

Students Love Technology
Via: OnlineEducation.net

So, the good news is that Twitter can help students boost their grades. The bad news is that many students are device-o-holics.

Or perhaps it’s all bad news. Perhaps it’s just that students without Twitter lose marks because the Delirium Tremens they are wrestling with after being told they can’t use their phones makes it harder for the poor lambs to focus on the test in front of them.…

BBC News – Diagrams that changed the world

One of the first to use the visual world to navigate numbers was Florence Nightingale.<br />
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Although better known for her contributions to nursing, her greatest achievements were mathematical. She was the first to use the idea of a pie chart to represent data.<br

Why Don’t Teens Tweet? We Asked Over 10,000 of Them.

Most teens don’t use Twitter because it doesn’t enable them to do anything they can’t already do elsewhere, which is the same reason most adults don’t use Twitter. It has nothing to do with any teen-specific concerns like texting plans or safety.

Why Don’t Teens Tweet? We Asked Over 10,000 of Them.

Most teens don’t use Twitter because it doesn’t enable them to do anything they can’t already do elsewhere, which is the same reason most adults don’t use Twitter. It has nothing to do with any teen-specific concerns like texting plans or safety.

Bebo Australian operations killed by Facebook

The extent of Facebook's reach in Australia – it accounts for 29 per cent of all time spent online by Australians – has led to research group Nielsen defining the trend as "Facebook Time" and "Non Facebook Time".

"It's just phenomenal," said Nielsen Online's director of analytics, Mark Higginson.