teacher tools information != knowledge

teacher tools information != knowledge

Feb 21, 2012

INFORMATION != KNOWLEDGE: CompSci stars will spot the geekspeak we slipped into the title here. The programming operator, '!=' is the symbol for 'does not equal.' Minus that context, however, and title looks like a typo. And context is just what the Dimensions project at BBC hopes to give to students who may otherwise feel bombarded by the information on the Internet. It can compare the size and scope of historical events to people's social network or geo-location. Just imagine how ancient Egypt might come alive if you could plunk down the Great Pyramid and Sphinx on top of your local neighborhood. Here's another way to put the the scale of the universe into context. And one more piece of context: this second resource was created by these two 9th grade brothers. Have a cool tech tip for transforming information to knowledge? Shoot us a note or tweet all about it!

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