Why People Take Shortcuts

Why People Take Shortcuts

Parents who committed bribery were able to take shortcuts of their own and likely circumvented many years of beneficial study sessions and support activities with their children. While it is obvious that neither parents nor university admission departments should ever reinforce cheating, that is not the bigger issue here.

8 Eye-Opening Ways Kids Benefit from Experiences with Nature

8 Eye-Opening Ways Kids Benefit from Experiences with Nature

Having experiences related to nature and incorporating nature-based instruction into kids’ daily school activities promotes better learning via eight distinct pathways, according to a new critical review of current peer-reviewed research.

9 ways to support your child with ADHD without singling them out

9 ways to support your child with ADHD without singling them out

Collaborative problem solving helps students with ADHD develop greater self-awareness and improves their planning and problem-solving skills, which over time strengthens their self-regulation capacity.” But there are also other ways that parents and education professionals can support these children in the classroom without singling them out, as follows: 1.

EEG Marker Found to Predict Long-term Learning

EEG Marker Found to Predict Long-term Learning

Source: Andrew Budson We recorded ERPs on medical students taking anatomy for the first time, measuring their responses to anatomical terms at three times: prior to the course, right at the end of the course, and—importantly—6 months later.

The Symbiotic Nature of AI and Neuroscience

The Symbiotic Nature of AI and Neuroscience

The underlying mechanisms of AI deep learning and human cognition are complex systems.

Arts-Integrated Pedagogy May Enhance Academic Learning

Arts-Integrated Pedagogy May Enhance Academic Learning

Source: Mariale Hardiman/Johns Hopkins University Fifth-grade students who created some type of art—such as a drawing, writing a rap song, singing a science lesson, or choreographing a dance—that reflected specific classroom lessons, retained science-based knowledge longer than students who didn’t make art in the same class, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University.

The Resilience classes helping kids across Australia

The Resilience classes helping kids across Australia

Dr Brabin, a clinical educational development psychologist, has spent over three decades working with young people and has identified that there is a gap in the current social-emotional "learning programs that don’t address the idea of 'Self'" which could be leading to what she sees as an increase in problems with kids.

AI2 Creates World’s First AI to Play a Pictionary-like Game

AI2 Creates World’s First AI to Play a Pictionary-like Game

Dr. Etzioni says, “Unlike other game-playing AI's like AlphaGo and DeepBlue, our AllenAI player is capable of both understanding and producing a nearly infinite combination of real-world scenarios.” Iconary was created by AI2’s Perceptual Reasoning & Interaction Research (PRIOR) group—team members include Ani Kembhavi, Jordi Salvador, Dustin Schwenk, Eric Kolve, Alvaro Herrasti, Sachin Mehta, Sam Skjonsberg, Aaron Sarnat, Carissa Schoenick, Jonghyun Choi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, and Ali Farhadi.

Neuromorphic Computing Breakthrough May Disrupt AI

Neuromorphic Computing Breakthrough May Disrupt AI

Simon, and Magnus Berggren created an organic electrochemical transistor (OECT) that can learn, form new connections between an input and output, and has both short-term and long-term memory.

Google and Facebook AI Make New Linguistics Discovery

Google and Facebook AI Make New Linguistics Discovery

The research team of Laura Graesser, Kyunghyun Cho, and Douwe Kiela used the latest in artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to create a computational framework “in which agents equipped with communication capabilities simultaneously play a series of referential games, to study the properties of natural language.” According to the team, theirs is a novel framework because they used the latest-generation deep reinforcement learning that could process rich sensory input.

Neuroscience Breakthrough: AI Translates Thought-to-Speech

Neuroscience Breakthrough: AI Translates Thought-to-Speech

After training the vocoder, the researchers recorded brain signals of the same participants while they listened to speakers count between zero to nine. Next the researchers used artificial neural networks to refine the speech produced by the vocoder, then had 11 subjects with normal hearing listen to the output.

How AI and Quantum Computing May Alter Humanity’s Future

How AI and Quantum Computing May Alter Humanity’s Future

Quantum computing may greatly accelerate AI deep learning by enabling greater computational speed and power. The scientists showed that quantum computers only required a fixed number of steps for problem solving and was better at “solving certain linear algebra problems associated with binary quadratic forms.” Forward-thinking organizations recognize the synergistic boost that the combination of quantum computing and artificial intelligence may herald.

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades

Why US classrooms are starting to resemble arcades Michael Melia, Associated Press Published 1:09 p.m. ET Jan. 15, 2019 CLOSE A vast array of apps, websites and software in schools today borrow elements from video games to help teachers connect with students living technology-infused lives.

Let's talk risk and what teens need to be healthy adults

Let's talk risk and what teens need to be healthy adults

Knowing that our children are primed for risk-taking at this age what if parents learned to promote the good stuff along with preventing the potential dangers of risky behavior?

Flourishing in Life Does Not Require Straight A’s

Flourishing in Life Does Not Require Straight A’s

Out on the edge, you can see all kinds of things you can't see from the center." Of course, because I only attended one college—and Hampshire didn't have any tests or grades—there's no way of knowing what would have happened to the trajectory of my life if I'd attended a traditional college that encouraged people to stick closer to the path most traveled and get straight A’s.

What do YouTube Kids and Class Dojo have in common?

What do YouTube Kids and Class Dojo have in common?

As more and more developers are perfecting their learning analytics, classroom management systems, and personalized reading recommendations, let us think critically about the wider assumptions underlying the current design of algorithms.

Sandy Hook shooting: Scarlett Lewis's road to healing

Sandy Hook shooting: Scarlett Lewis's road to healing

Scarlett Lewis speaks to students and educators around the country, spreading a message from her son Jesse that she wishes Adam Lanza had heard during his brief, unhappy life: The power of nurturing, healing love.

People Know an Average of 5,000 Faces

People Know an Average of 5,000 Faces

Identifying how many faces people recognize—and how those faces become familiar—is relevant for understanding deficits of face perception, says Wilma Bainbridge, a post-doctoral researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health who studies the perception and memorability of images.

Intelligent Social Robots Must Have a "Theory of Mind"

Intelligent Social Robots Must Have a "Theory of Mind"

In order to build AIs with human-like intelligence—AIs who can interact socially, who are able to work with us to achieve goals, and who are behaviorally and intellectually similar to beloved characters from Star Trek and Star Wars—we must first create one fundamental feature almost entirely missing from their current design.

There's a reason your child wants to read the same book over and over again

There's a reason your child wants to read the same book over and over again

Your child is showing they enjoy this story, but also that they are still learning from the pictures, words, and the interactions you have as you read this book together. Repeated readings of the same storybook also help children learn novel words, particularly for children aged three to five years.

Social Learning and Political Polarization

Social Learning and Political Polarization

The main recommendation from our study is that cross-party communications can be vastly improved by removing (or reducing) political symbols and partisan logos from social media settings.

Is A.I. Humanity’s Lab Rat or Our Robot Overlord?

Is A.I. Humanity’s Lab Rat or Our Robot Overlord?

One big weakness of this approach—as any animal or machine trainer will tell you—is that training the behavior you want takes a lot of time and effort. If Machine Learning is the computer version of training animals, then Deep Learning is the computer version of sending lab rats through a maze.

5 Silver Bullets for Boosting America’s Reading Scores

5 Silver Bullets for Boosting America’s Reading Scores

Cognitive scientists and well-informed reading teachers, along with reading researchers such as Richard Allington who truly understand beginning reading instruction, all agree with me that most children in America should learn to read by the end of first grade (Allington, 2013; Gentry & Ouellette, in press).