First steep in my opinion: Parents need to know at least a bit of what the Internet, Facebook and Co. is about. I'll try to keep an open mind and engage myself in the new field of social interaction, but it is challenging. However, I feel that only by experiencing the whole thing by my self I can be of any help to my offspring. Either by encouraging or restricting the use screens in our lives.
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When sitting down to create a mind map all you need are two things; an idea and a brain. You put your idea in the centre and let your brain do the rest. Your idea could be anything really; a topic you’re covering in school, the title of an essay, the theme of a presentation you have to do—it’s up to you.
Researchers know fun time is vital to a child’s development, but thoughts are mixed on impact of guiding that time toward learning (“Play is always contrasted with work, when play really is children’s work”
We created a Learning Coach Program designed to help all learners reach their dreams. Our journey last year exemplifies the spirit of our vision. Together, with a group of dedicated and passionate educators, we spent the 2011-2012 school year exploring, learning and growing our understanding of inclusive education and gaining skills that would support our work as potential learning coaches. As a result ...
"Art cannot be created or destroyed — only remixed." - Kirby Ferguson
Creative powerhouses from Mark Twain to Beyonce to Henry Ford are open about their propensity toward remixing and how they consider referencing others to be integral to their creative process. Find a series of quotes on the TED Blog presented at TED Global 2012.
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New brain cells could be blanking out old memories, research on rodents suggests Washington Post Frankland and his colleagues discovered in experiments with mice that by accelerating the production of new cells in the hippocampus — an area of the...
After analyzing student feedback from over twenty courses in our college’s online program, a dominant theme emerged—students appear to want to interact with their peers online, to engage in stimulating discussions, and look for constructive feedback from their instructor.
Mirko Ganarin's insight:
We are social beings and therefore I believe that interaction with humans can only be REAL in the real, offline world. The online part is of courses a great asset nowadays, but can it replace human beings discussing a topic in a class room?
“It’s not how smart we are; it’s how motivated we are and how effectively we study that determines growth in math achievement over time,” says Kou Murayama, a post-doctoral psychology researcher at University of California Los Angeles and lead author of the study published in the journal Child Development.
Zürcher Schulgemeinden haben neu eine Auswahl, was die Lehrmittel im Englisch Unterricht betrifft. Grundsätzlich ist eine Wahl zu haben schon eine gute Voraussetzung zum lernen. Doch gemäss dem Bericht in der NZZ vom 18. Dezember, entscheidet die Schulpflege welches Buch zum Einsatz kommt. Sollten die betroffenen Schüler und Lehrer mitentscheiden? Sie dürfen ja anschliessend damit arbeiten.
Statistics suggests that productivity is steadily increasing in the working environment today, but this increase in productivity appears to be at the expense of creativity. In the current financial climate creativity is often the first thing to be set aside by a struggling business in order to survive.
In preparing students for the world outside school, what skills are important to learn? "Deeper Learning” is the “process of learning for transfer,” meaning it allows a student to take what’s learned in one situation and apply it to another.
The sought-after equanimity of "living in the moment" may be impossible, according to neuroscientists who've pinpointed a brain area responsible for using past decisions and outcomes to guide future behavior.
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