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Monday, November 18, 2013

Preventing Classroom Cheating with Cell Phones

One possible method to prevent students from cheating during tests by using their cell phones:

Just don’t ask questions for which Google is the answer. It turns out that crafting Google-proof questions is tricky, but it can be done.
The important part is to craft questions for which the “University of Google” gives an answer and it's wrong.

This is, by the way, why we still need classroom education in an era in which everything can be looked up online. We need a teacher to tell us when we misunderstood something.

2 Comments:

Anonymous eddie said...

In the real world, you're allowed to use Google. Encouraged, even.

Perhaps the ability to use all the resources at your disposal to provide a useful answer is a skill we should be testing?

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Vaeer said...

From Robert Heinlein's Have Spacesuit, Will Travel:

"What's a dangling participle?"

I didn't answer. He went on, "Why did Van Buren fail at re-election? How do you extract the cube root of eighty-seven?"

Van Buren had been a president; that was all I remembered. But I could answer the other one. "If you want a cube root, you look in a table in the back of the book."

Dad sighed. "Kip, do you think that table was brought down from on high by an archangel?" He shook his head sadly. "It's my fault, not yours. I should have looked into this years ago — but I had assumed, simply because you liked to read and were quick at figures and clever with your hands, that you were getting an education."

"You think I'm not?"

"I know you are not...."

12:39 PM  

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