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Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
"Active learning" boosts grades, reduces failure rates in undergraduate STEM classes, concludes major review (RT @PNASNews: Active learning methods may improve STEM education.
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Although I am 30 years removed from my first year at university. It is good to know that someone somewhere is possibly thinking about maybe-sort-of-kinda-changing the way that knowledge/information is offered to students in higher education.

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Education: Responsive Learning - How Games Help Teachers - Extra Credits - YouTube

Games that can track player behavior down to the last click can also keep teachers informed about their classes' progress and give them time to work one-on-o...
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What does the future hold? 11 characters offer quirky answers

What does the future hold? 11 characters offer quirky answers | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Sarah Jones changes personas with the simplest of wardrobe swaps. In a laugh-out-loud improvisation, she invites 11 "friends" from the future on stage—from a fast-talking Latina to an outspoken police officer—to ask them questions supplied by the TED2014 audience.
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Enlightening and humorous look at the future featuring the many voices of UNICEF ambassador  and performer Sarah Jones.

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32 Habits That Make Thinkers

32 Habits That Make Thinkers | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
32 Habits That Make Thinkers
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Have been fighting my own thought process while reflecting about tangible transferable skills. Beyond empathy and an understanding of self/purpose, thinking is the greatest skill set we can equip our learners to do. Here are 32 ideas to get the wheels rolling.

 

I'm also working on simplifying things when I write...ugh!

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Teacher's Lounge: Insider Views on Games Education ...

Teacher's Lounge: Insider Views on Games Education ... | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Five leading professors discuss the growth of games education and what needs to happen to better the industry.
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The game is afoot. Is #gamered happening on a level playing field?

 

"We are building creative leaders, not just game designers, and in order to succeed as leaders, they need to be able to manage the social and emotional aspects of creative teams as well as the technical and aesthetic" Tracy Fullerton

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Brain-Based Learning | 10 Dangerous Myths Every Educator Should ...

Brain-Based Learning | 10 Dangerous Myths Every Educator Should ... | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
MYTH #1: KID'S BRAINS ARE STUCK. If you think kids can't get better in school, then you think brains have minimal capacity for change. But they are actually changing ALL the time. If a child spends the summer relaxing, ...
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Food for thought.

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Learn that failure is good

Learn that failure is good | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Children need to be taught that failure is frequent and normal - only by learning to lose can we achieve success.
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Frequent

Attempts

In

Learning

We must be utterly unafraid of failing. In fact it is essential that we do so in order to allow our learners to see how we deal with missing the mark. We must be model effort, reflection, recuperation and redress.

 

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"Unsung Hero" (Official HD) : TVC Thai Life Insurance 2014 : โฆษณาไทยประกันชีวิต 2557 - YouTube

เคยสงสัยไหม? ชีวิตคนเราต้องการอะไรกันแน่ ทำไมบางคนมีเงินมากมาย...ก็ยังไม่มีความสุข คลิปนี้ ไม่ใช่คำตอบ แต่มันอาจเป็นจุดเริ่มต้นให้คุณทำบางสิ่ง... เพื่อค้นหาค...
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Do things for others because you can.

Being an agent of kindness is thanks enough.

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Explore – Absolutely brilliant cartoon by Randy Glasbergen,...

Explore – Absolutely brilliant cartoon by Randy Glasbergen,... | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Absolutely brilliant cartoon by Randy Glasbergen, explaining in modern terms why we have books.
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Reading allows the brain to have far fewer crashes, and updates the entire system without making a big deal about it. via http://www.brainpickings.org/

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How Big Is The Universe?

Beakus were commissioned to create three animated films that explain key concepts about our universe, with humour helping to explain the 'almost' unexplainable!…
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What's Inside A Black Hole?

Beakus were commissioned to create three animated films that explain key concepts about our universe, with humour helping to explain the 'almost' unexplainable!…
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#science #space #awesomesauce

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Every Child Is An Artist

Every Child Is An Artist | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
What do Disney television honcho Anne Sweeney and internationally renowned education theorist Sir Ken Robinson have in common? Ideas for unlocking...
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State School Chief: $1B In Education Cuts Would Be 'Devastating' - CBS Local

State School Chief: $1B In Education Cuts Would Be 'Devastating' - CBS Local | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Belleville News Democrat State School Chief: $1B In Education Cuts Would Be 'Devastating' CBS Local CHICAGO (CBS) – The head of the Illinois State Board of Education said a potential $1 billion cut in state funding for schools could be...
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This amount is nearly the budget size of a large school board (supporting over 120,000 students and 12,000 staff).  Will there be a longitudinal study to track the devastation that underfunded education is causing? I see some PhDs being earned in this field of study as a result.

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Extra Credits - How Games Prepare Kids for Real Life - Education: 21st Century Skills - YouTube

Games give players agency and teach the core 21st century skills of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity better than any tradition...
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Thanks to Nicolas Martinez as always for suggesting this.

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Comics that ask "what if?"

Comics that ask "what if?" | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions ("what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?") using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google's data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer — in which, shhh, you might actually learn something.
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How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples

How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples
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Making data beautiful can only lead to great things.

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84 (And Counting) Bloom's Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying - Edudemic

84 (And Counting) Bloom's Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying - Edudemic | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
We know y’all love a good list of Bloom’s Taxonomy tools. And the one we’re highlighting below isn’t only good – its growing, because it is crowdsourced by awesome teachers like you! Created by NJ Superintendent Scott Rocco, this list is chock-full of tons of different apps that can fill out just about every category of …
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5 Bold Predictions For The Future Of Higher Education | Co.Exist ...

5 Bold Predictions For The Future Of Higher Education | Co.Exist ... | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
The future of higher education is a constantly moving target. Everything from the emergence of MOOCs to new learning styles and mounting financial and sustainability pressures are impacting the education landscape.
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Educator as Model Learner

Educator as Model Learner | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
The educator's role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0.  The educator's role has always been to model and demonstrate effective learning, but  somewhere ...
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Are you a lead learner in your classroom?
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How Do You Print from an iPad? Let Me Count the Ways!

How Do You Print from an iPad? Let Me Count the Ways! | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Not everyone knows you can print from an iPad, but you can! How do your do it? Fire up your printer, because you are about to find out, and it's easier than you might think!

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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ExamiNation: a short documentary

*UPDATE 1/13/14* ExamiNation was offered a distribution deal and we've been working to package a DVD. It is almost completed, and will be available for purchase…
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Save Our Schools Australia: OECD Report Says High Participation in Private Tutoring in Korea is Pernicious

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Thanks to @acampbell99 for sharing this.

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How Do We Know How Old The Sun Is?

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The Explosive Brain - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com

The Explosive Brain - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I blogged about The Hydraulic Brain - an unorthodox theory which proposed that brain function is not electrical, but mechanical. On this
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I've heard of explosive personalities before and perhaps I now know how they happen...

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A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
A new study shows that we are far better at remembering what we see and touch than what we hear.
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Seeing is achieving!

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