BEST OF S'COOL TOOLS Q2 2012: In ES-Instruct Edition 044, we took a look at the most fascinating s'cool tools featured in the newsletter throughout the first quarter of 2012 -- those tools that had you clicking and sharing away.
The first role of trained infotention is to recognize whether or not multitasking, single-minded focus, or alert but diffused attention is the most appropriate mind-tool for the task at hand. However, for those many situations in which multitasking is either necessary or preferable or both, the most important question is whether -- and to what degree -- multitasking more effectively is a learnable skill. -- Howard
"Results showed that participants did much better at multitasking after training. Interestingly the benefits transferred to the untrained dual task. Brain training can thus be used to get better at multitasking!"
"Mindmapping is the process of drawing up diagrams that show relations between various ideas, tasks or information. For many of us this shows to actually be a way of taking notes that can be more useful than just writing down keywords or sentences like we do on a to-do list."
Uma Precisando de um pouco de inspiração – ou talvez inquietação – para esse começo de ano? O Educ-ação, projeto sem fins lucrativos que estimula a busca de novos modelos educacionais, selecionou dez filmes sobre educação que podem ajudar nessa procura. A lista traz desde lançamentos independentes a clássicos dos anos 80, nacionais e internacionais, que questionam os projetos pedagógicos muitas vezes opressor das escolas e o papel do professor na formação do aluno. Confira os trailers – e, em alguns casos, até o filme na íntegra!
1 – A Sociedade dos poetas mortos, de Peter Weier (1989)
2 – Corrida para lugar nenhum, de Vicky Abeles (2010)
3 – Pro dia nascer feliz, de João Jardim (2006)
4 – Escritores da Liberdade, de Richard La Gravenese (2007)
5 – A onda, de Dennis Gansel (2008)
6 – Ser e Ter,de Nicholas Philibert (2002)
7 –The Wall, de Alan Parker (1982)
8 – Waiting for Superman, de Davis Guggenheim (2010)
9 – Entre os muros da escola, de Laurent Cantet (2009)
Animals that are socially isolated for prolonged periods make less myelin in the region of the brain responsible for complex emotional and cognitive behavior, researchers at the University at Buffalo and Mt.
Via Deborah McNelis, Tom Perran
Know yourself - and know whether you're organized enough to handle a highly unstructured program. With this preliminary research, you should be able to avoid many of the pitfalls specific to online education.
Recommendations by Paul Iwancio. Why use online discussion boards? They keep students engaged with the material after class. They inspire critical thinking. It gives shy students or ESL students a chance to participate ...
An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges, The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival...
Books and educational toys can make a child smarter, but they also influence how the brain grows, according to new research presented here on Sunday at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.