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13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5]

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5] | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Enjoy our HTML 5 interactive infographic that exaplains why infographics are so successful
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This is another confirmation of how educators must move.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 26, 2013 8:21 PM

La información visual es mucho mas atractiva y deseada por nuestro cerebro debido a que el 70% de nuestros receptores sensoriales estan en nuestros ojos y el 50% de todo nuestro cerebro esta involucrado en el procesamiento visual de la información. Se puede entender más rápido la misma información si esta es expresada en imagenes.

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There’s real science behind reading to your kids, new research says

There’s real science behind reading to your kids, new research says | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Even new parents know how valuable reading to their children can be— pediatricians and education officials recommend it be a regular habit in every family household.
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It's nice to see research backing what people hypothesized but couldn't prove.

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Secrets of the teenage brain

Secrets of the teenage brain | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Why are teenagers such moody, lazy, selfish nightmares? We gave readers the chance to ask Frances E Jensen, author of a new book on the adolescent mind, how to deal with these hormonal time bombs
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Another author researches why teenagers are teenagers. Wish there were more here about how to teach them.

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Brain-Based Learning, Myth versus Reality: Testing Learning Styles and Dual Coding 

Brain-Based Learning, Myth versus Reality: Testing Learning Styles and Dual Coding  | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Ed. Note: Today we present a guest post from Josh Cuevas, a cognitive psychologist and assistant professor in the College of Education at the University of North Georgia. Enjoy! Breaking the cycle ...
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This is a very interesting article and certainly makes one question what I had previously heard.

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Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Students learn better when their "thinking" includes thinking about the material plus how to dig in, break it apart, understand it, and build on that.
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Very interesting in this ago of no engagement, no learning. What is it that causes the most engagement. Maybe it's not so teacher dependent after all.

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neuroscience, teaching, psychology and education, Mind, Brain, and Education science)

neuroscience, teaching, psychology and education, Mind, Brain, and Education science) | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
If the combination of neuroscience, psychology and education (“Mind, Brain, and Education science) is the way we should approach teaching from now on, what exactly are the lessons we can apply to the classroom?
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Scroll down for the basic premises.

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Why the Widespread Belief in 'Learning Styles' Is Not Just Wrong; It's Also Dangerous | Big Think

Why the Widespread Belief in 'Learning Styles' Is Not Just Wrong; It's Also Dangerous | Big Think | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Dr. Tesia Marshik who is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse walks us through the extensive evidence that learning styles don't exist, before looking at why the belief is so widespread and why the belief is such a serious problem.
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Compelling evidence seems to be forthcoming.

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How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn

How Memory, Focus and Good Teaching Can Work Together to Help Kids Learn | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Technology enables students with nearly infinite information. But kids need help in learning how to learn in order to be creative and knowledgable.

Via Beth Dichter
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While brain theory is sometimes overrated, this gives good insights.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 10, 5:34 AM

Do we teach our learners how to learn? Neuroscientists are often at the cutting edge of research, and much more is known about how we learn. Is it time for educators to up this mantle and teach their classes what is known?

This post is divided into the following sections.

* Technology and Distraction - We know that the Internet may be distracting to many learners. Did you also know that the science is showing that multitasking does not really exist? When one multitasks the brain is rapidly switching  between different tasks, which interferes with  forming memory.

This discussion continues and is followed by a number of Takeaways, concepts that you may want to share with your learners. These include:

* Stress is bad for learning.

* Classroom decorations can be distracting.

* Test for a reason.

* Spend more time teaching learning skills.

Additional information is available in the post.

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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.
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Learning To Move, Moving To Learn: The Benefits Of PE

Learning To Move, Moving To Learn: The Benefits Of PE | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Dr. Gregory D. Myer says schools need to do more, not less, with physical education. Not just for their health, but because it affects their academic performance.
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An interesting take on how integrating coursework should include integrating movement.

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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract concepts.
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Susan Kovalick has a great info graphic for this concept.

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The Teenage Brain - Make

The Teenage Brain - Make | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Recent research on the development of the adolescent brain has our heads spinning
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Another commentary on recent research on the teenage brain. I like the way this is phrased

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Learning: Make It Stick!

Learning: Make It Stick! | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
You are never too old to learn something new, you’ve no doubt heard that before, but there is science behind that saying
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How to make learning stick, according to research.

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Explore the Brain and Mind - BrainFacts.org

Explore the Brain and Mind - BrainFacts.org | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
BrainFacts.org is a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and the Society for Neuroscience. It is an authoritative source of information about the brain and nervous system for the public. Visit us for facts about the brain.
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So many interesting articles on this site which I learned about from EdWeb

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3 Simple Strategies to Develop Students' Critical Thinking

3 Simple Strategies to Develop Students' Critical Thinking | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
This week we've focused on critical thinking using the model developed by the Foundation for Critical Thinking. By now you're probably excited about the incredible potential that these tools hold.....
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Thinking about Thinking

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Change Magazine - September-October 2010

Change Magazine - September-October 2010 | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
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Questioning on this topic is not new. When I read the previous article, I looked for more collaborative ones.

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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
As education grows and changes educators have the opportunity to change the way they envision their roles and their classrooms.

Via Mel Riddile
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More from Dan Pink on selling students on love of learning.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, April 20, 6:11 PM

“We have a lot of learned behavior of compliance, and hunger for external rewards and no real engagement.”

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Music before age 9 protects brain after 60 - Futurity

Music before age 9 protects brain after 60 - Futurity | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
EMORY (US) — Learning to play a musical instrument before age nine and practicing for a decade at some point … Continued
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More evidence that learning to play a musical instrument is a vital part of development of the brain during youth.

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New Research Proves That Not Only Does Meditation Calm You Down, It Actually Alters Your Brain

New Research Proves That Not Only Does Meditation Calm You Down, It Actually Alters Your Brain | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Mindfulness exercises are even more powerful than we previously thought.
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Mindfulness seems to be catching on for a reason.

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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.
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Here's a revised Bllom's taxonomy for the digital age.

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Poverty may affect the growth of children’s brains

Poverty may affect the growth of children’s brains | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Children of poorer, less educated parents have smaller cerebral cortices, study finds
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Scientists are beginning to make early intervention even more critical.

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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Learning

SHARE ON FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1btKuXg Nearly two decades ago, a professor at Stanford discovered that noisy neurons - brain cells with fluctuating signals - firing in an animal's sensory...
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Interesting theories.

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Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, The Life Scientific - BBC Radio 4

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, The Life Scientific - BBC Radio 4 | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore talks to Jim Al-Khalili about her research on the teenage brain
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An audio interview wtih a researcher on the teenaged brain.

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What’s an Adolescent Brain’s Weakness? Other Tweens

What’s an Adolescent Brain’s Weakness? Other Tweens | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
Adolescents get a bad rep for being irrational. The bad news: It's kinda deserved. The good news: Teen brains come equipped with an internal Mr. Spock, trying to keep them safe.
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Tweens and the Brain--interesting research

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6 Ways Color Affects Learning - Chief Learning Officer (blog)

6 Ways Color Affects Learning - Chief Learning Officer (blog) | Brain and Learning Factoids | Scoop.it
That white and gold dress — or is it black and blue? — has more to do with neurology than thousands of bored social media users. And learning leaders should take note.
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I have heard others talk about this, especially Ian Jukes. This fascinates me as I was raised in a black and white world.

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