School Uniforms Are Destroying Individuality (2)

Public SchoolRichmond Community High School has been ranked quantity two and Franklin Military School earned the quantity 22 spot on the 2017 a hundred Best w!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” nationwide rating. The rankings have been launched by Working in Support of Education (w!se), a NYC-based academic not-for-profit focused on promoting student monetary literacy nationwide, and sponsored by Voya Financial®.

Magnet schools. These are public schools specializing in a specific space of examine. There are magnet schools for know-how, science, math, fine arts and even specialty colleges like aviation studies. These are good for people who need a fundamental training but who are focused on area of interest areas; these lessons often have the next high quality of education.

If you’re a new mum or dad, there is no such thing as a incorrect or right answer as to the place to send your baby to high school. I went … Read more

Involving Students in Rubric Creation Using Google Docs

This article first appeared in the Teaching Professor on September 26, 2016. © Magna Publications. All rights reserved. 

Editor’s note: There are two articles in this issue on rubrics. First, Raz Kerwin shares how he engages students (via Google Docs) in the creation of assignment rubrics, while Perry Shaw’s piece focuses on how faculty can improve their use of rubrics. Both articles reflect the growing interest in and use of these more elaborate delineations of grading criteria.

Wide consensus confirms the usefulness of rubrics. For instructors, rubrics expedite grading with standards; at the same time, they reinforce learning objectives and standardize course curricula. For students, rubrics provide formative guidelines for assignments while—ideally—spurring reflection and self-assessment.

Rubrics can do these wonderful things for students only if students actually look at, understand, and use them. Many of us have seen students do just the opposite—file them away or, even worse, toss them

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What are We Doing About AI Essays?

The November newsfeed heralded the arrival of AI essay writing. AI (or Artificial Intelligence) essay writing recruits online software that sifts through information and generates a thoughtful written analysis.  Enter a prompt, and AI can turn out a reasonable essay on everything from utilitarianism to the Krebs cycle…for free.

In truth, AI authorship hardly qualifies as “news.” There is nothing new about it: AI has been generating blog content for online businesses for some time and is largely responsible for the current glut of meaningless search engine results. Enter a query about stain removal, and the top matches feature links to vacuous 1,500-word essays filled with advertisements and zero practical information. That’s AI.

That said, given the right prompts, AI software can truly deliver some lovely, thoughtful college-level writing.  Of course, such a claim should require evidence, so we submitted increasingly specific prompts to a free online AI writer and

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