Cognition and Meta Cognition

If You Know How to Program…

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In the past week, I have come across a slightly different view of programming, from two different sources. The premise of this book, and the other books in the Think X series, is that if you know how to program, you can use that skill to learn other topics. from “Think Bayes” by Allen B. Downey. I see […]

Cognition and Meta Cognition

Promoting Self Organized Learning

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XPrize is offering $15 million to build tablet apps that help kids teach themselves. The goal is to help the 250 million school-age children in the world who can’t read or write. Contestants will build apps that kids can use on their own — because many of these kids don’t have access to the “unscalable” […]

Cognition and Meta Cognition

Family Engineering

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A few days ago, our daughter-in-law shared a couple of videos. It had our grand daughter (barely 2 years old) showing a screw driver to our son and when asked what it was, replied “scoo diver”.  And she knew where to use it, as well. I watched those videos more than a dozen times. Every […]

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Design for How People Learn – Book Log

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From (foreward of) Design For How People Learn The challenges of creating highly effective learning experiences are numerous. We’re fortunate that humans are, in many ways, learning creatures. We are generally eager to learn. We intuitively know that knowledge is power. Skills turn knowledge into actionable advantages. We want skills and enjoy having them. But […]

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Teaching Kids

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I have been thinking about a new initiative on Teaching Kids. It is driven by several (self) discoveries. I am slowly discovering that I love teaching. But I constantly fight for student’s attention and keeping my teaching interesting and useful. A few experiments with a Social Causes Club at KCGTech convinced me that we can […]