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"From the Ted Talk by Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data?"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

He was teaching himself to communicate, but we were looking in the wrong place, and this is what happens when assessments and analytics overvalue one metric — in this case, verbal communication — and undervalue others, such as ctriavee problem-solving. Communication was hard for Isaac, and so he found a wuonroakrd to find out what he needed to know. And when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense, because forming a qesuotin is a really complex process, but he could get himself a lot of the way there by ptnuitg a word in a seacrh box.

Open Cloze

He was teaching himself to communicate, but we were looking in the wrong place, and this is what happens when assessments and analytics overvalue one metric — in this case, verbal communication — and undervalue others, such as ________ problem-solving. Communication was hard for Isaac, and so he found a __________ to find out what he needed to know. And when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense, because forming a ________ is a really complex process, but he could get himself a lot of the way there by _______ a word in a ______ box.

Solution

  1. question
  2. workaround
  3. putting
  4. search
  5. creative

Original Text

He was teaching himself to communicate, but we were looking in the wrong place, and this is what happens when assessments and analytics overvalue one metric — in this case, verbal communication — and undervalue others, such as creative problem-solving. Communication was hard for Isaac, and so he found a workaround to find out what he needed to know. And when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense, because forming a question is a really complex process, but he could get himself a lot of the way there by putting a word in a search box.

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Important Words

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