“Is fiction good for us? We spend huge chunks of our lives immersed in novels, films, TV shows, and other forms of fiction. Some see this as a positive thing, arguing that made-up stories cultivate our mental and moral development. But others have argued that fiction is mentally and ethically corrosive. Itâ€™s an ancient question: Does fiction build the morality of individuals and societies, or does it break it down?”
This blog post outlines beautifully the growing digital divide between “connected” educators and educators who haven’t tapped into social media. It’s true that going to conferences is where I get to see all my “plugged in” friends.
Flubaroo is designed as a simple grading solution for teachers using existing tools they’re already comfortable with. It allows automated grading of quizzes and assignments administered via Google Forms. Beyond just grading, Flubaroo also provides analytics such as a histogram of grade distribution and identification of questions that many students missed. Flubarooâ€™s most popular feature is its ability to email each student their grade, along with the answer key if desired.