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Drugging Einstein, an article on ADD and Dyslexia by S Conde

Drugging Einstein, an article on ADD and Dyslexia by S Conde | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it

What if ADD and dyslexia are not disabilities? ADD and dyslexia are not diseases, they are differences in the way the brain processes information and the parts of the brain used to process information. People with ADD and dyslexia are not sick, their brains just work differently. A psychiatrist explained it to me this way. The ADD brain is actually older, from an evolutionary standpoint, than the neuro-typical brain. When we were hunter gatherers the ADD brain was necessary for survival, noticing everything at once, hyper alert, able to zero in on and focus on a singular detail in the environment. When we moved as a species from hunting to agriculture, the executive functions of the brain began to evolve. Executive functions deal with planning, verbal reasoning, inhibition, etc. The linear thinking mind became a distinct advantage in planning crop planting times and rotations for example."


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How Storytelling Can Enhance Any Learning Experience

How Storytelling Can Enhance Any Learning Experience | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it

Researchers are discovering just how powerful an effect a good story can have on the brain, and not just in terms of entertainment. A memorable yarn can also help us retain important information, both in casual and formal learning settings.

 


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Sri's curator insight, December 18, 2015 3:07 AM

Story telling was a great tool in the past. It has been rediscovered now.
The reason why story telling  succeeds is it provides a context for the learning. It helps to answer the key questions - how and why - that often are ignored in other methods of instructions. Story telling, I wd say, is human-centered instruction design.

At the moment involved in a project of converting accounting transactions into stories and games

Astutix Learning's curator insight, December 23, 2015 6:06 AM

Probably the best way of learning...

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 29, 2015 2:57 AM

... It's true: "stories capture our attention better than other information because they leave a physical and emotional trace in the brain."


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stories capture our attention better than other information because they leave a physical and emotional trace in the brain.

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Virtual Summer Camp - The Next Step in Connected Learning

Virtual Summer Camp - The Next Step in Connected Learning | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
Fact: Kids love Minecraft. The unique and ridiculously popular game is often compared to digital LEGO’s, and at it’s core, allows players to place and break blocks in a 3D world. With more than 22 million users in 40 countries, the Minecraft craze is only growing and kids can’t seem to get enough.

The draw of Minecraft?

For kids, it’s a blank slate and gives them the opportunity to let their imagination run wild. For educators, it is a perfect opportunity to fully integrate technology with learning. Minecraft is being recognized as an incredibly powerful, educational tool that acts as a medium for educators and students, alike, allowing them to unleash their creativity and fully integrate technology with learning opportunities. Because the game lives online, the multiplayer format can be utilized to emphasize digital citizenship and collaboration all through integrated project based-learning.


Meet Connected Camps, an online summer camp for Minecraft that is breaking the rules in all the right ways. Yes, you read that right, Connected Camps is a virtual summer camp, that connects kids from around the country (and even the world) through a dedicated, monitored and secure Minecraft server.

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OECD: The world must invest in education technology - Digital Innovation is critical

OECD: The world must invest in education technology - Digital Innovation is critical | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
We recently told you about Canada’s blossoming tech scene. Now, some of the world’s biggest education influencers are gathering in Toronto to shape our schools of the future. Andreas Schleicher, a Director at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is just one acclaimed speaker who’ll be tackling themes of big data, gamification, social media, coding and digital culture at …

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 26, 9:41 AM
We must engage students using technology or they will be left behind in the global economy. This is an important read to consider for all teachers.
Patricia Stitson's curator insight, May 26, 11:35 AM
As emphasized in the excerpt below, I picture this as the old serfdom... Those who are fully digitally literate will live in the castle and those who are not will not. Further, they will be woefully ignorant of what is going on within those walls.  We must make being digital not just trendy but instead create a culture where people realize that it is a landscape that has become an intricate part of living on the planet.  It is not 'other' and people there are not 'those people' but rather a fully integrated part of humanity.

"“Students unable to navigate through a complex digital landscape will no longer be able to participate fully in the economic, social and cultural life around them,” he explained."
johanna krijnsen's curator insight, May 27, 5:58 AM
'Investing in education technology is no longer an option, but a necessity, says the German statistician Andreas Schleicher'
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Scratch + Google = Next Generation of Programming Blocks for Kids — MIT MEDIA LAB

Scratch + Google = Next Generation of Programming Blocks for Kids - MIT MEDIA LAB - Medium
By the MIT Scratch Team

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Παιχνίδια

Παιχνίδια | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΤΙΚΑ ΠΑΙΧΝΙΔΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΙΧΝΙΔΙΑ ΨΥΧΑΓΩΓΙΑΣ

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Playing Games Can Yield Serious Learning

Playing Games Can Yield Serious Learning | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it

How often do you hear college students say, “that was fun!” on their way out of your classroom? Probably not often enough. Of course, who has time for fun when you have a syllabus packed with serious learning outcomes and one semester to accomplish your goals. Not to diminish the hard work involved in prepping for lectures, but when was the last time you asked yourself: Is my class fun?.


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Yoga better than crosswords for preventing pre-Alzheimer’s memory loss 

Yoga better than crosswords for preventing pre-Alzheimer’s memory loss  | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
After 12 weeks the scientists saw similar verbal memory improvements in both groups of volunteers. However, visual-spatial memory was increased to a greater degree in the yoga-meditation group.

Participants practising yoga and meditation were also less likely to be depressed and anxious, and were better able to cope with stress.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, May 13, 1:34 PM
Yoga is not only a great way to find balance, but it helps us as we age.
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Products | GameDesk

Products | GameDesk | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it

Our mission is to develop the next generation model of education, revolutionizing the way we teach and learn. The GameDesk approach is founded upon the principle that kids should be empowered to learn both cognitively and interpersonally by interacting, playing, and making. A defining principle, that all of our work shares, is that learning and fun are not mutually exclusive.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 13, 12:50 AM

A really nice and growing collection of educational games that look genuinely engaging. Mixture of free and paid.

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3 Reasons Teachers Are Integrating More Games, Videos into the Classroom

3 Reasons Teachers Are Integrating More Games, Videos into the Classroom | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
Despite the uptick, administrators still face the challenge of helping all teachers embrace digital learning resources.
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How Wooden Toys Teach Kids to Code

How Wooden Toys Teach Kids to Code | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
Is an old-school marble run better than an iPad for teaching young children to code? Why educational toys that focus on the physical world rather than the computer screen are so effective

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Distraction, Multitasking, & Time Management

Distraction, Multitasking, & Time Management | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
Technology isn’t going anywhere. But multitasking — specifically media multitasking — is a concern. Some parents feel like kids may benefit from learning how to work around disruptions, since they’re going to need this skill for their entire lives. On the other hand, research shows that media multitasking can have a negative impact on school performance.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 6, 12:33 AM

Download a four page ebooklet.

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Δραστηριότητες εξοικείωσης με τη ρομποτική και τον προγραμματισμό με το ρομποτάκι Thymio

Δραστηριότητες εξοικείωσης με τη ρομποτική και τον προγραμματισμό με το ρομποτάκι Thymio | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
Πληροφορήθηκα, τυχαία, την ύπαρξη του εκπαιδευτικού ρομπότ Thymio ii από τον επίσημο δικτυακό τόπο Το “Thymio Project” γεννήθηκε στην Ελβετία σε ένα εργαστήριο της “Πολυτεχνικής Σχολής της Λωζάνν…
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Kinems Learning Games

Kinems Learning Games | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it

Kinems is a game-based pesonalised learning method for children with multiple learning disabilities. Children interact with the learning games naturally with hand and body gestures (without mouse and keyboard). This natural way of interaction in a computer-based gaming environment increases children’s attention, motivation, pleasure and skills’ level.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 3, 12:46 AM

A really interesting use of game based learning.

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15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research

15 Smart Study Tactics Based on the Latest Brain Research | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it

Think you know everything there is to know about smart studying? You may be surprised by some of the past year’s research. Below are 15 new insights on how to prep for exams and boost your academic achievements in general.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 12:49 AM

Some interesting and useful insights.

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ipad 1:1 Σχολεία συνεργάτες

ipad 1:1 Σχολεία συνεργάτες | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
Το ταξίδι της γνώσης. Η εκπαίδευση σήμερα πρέπει να είναι ευέλικτη, δημιουργική και πολύπλοκη. Με το iPad, το σύγχρονο σχολείο στοχεύει σε αλλαγή προτύπων για την κοινωνία, για την εκπαίδευση και για το Δάσκαλο. "Το iPad έχει αλλάξει τον τρόπο με τον οποίο μαθαίνουν οι μαθητές. Δεν είναι απλά μόνο ότι προσεγγίζουν τη γνώση, ότι την κατανοούν αλλά πλέον διαχειρίζονται τη γνώση και έχουν προχωρήσει και στην παραγωγή με στόχευση. Με λίγα λόγια, έχω καταλάβει ότι το iPad είναι μια συσκευή μάθησης οπουδήποτε, οποιαδήποτε στιγμή.", Κωνσταντίνος Πανούσης, δάσκαλος ΣΤ' τάξης δημοτικού.
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For students, the iPad is the ultimate computer - @Mashable

For students, the iPad is the ultimate computer - @Mashable | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
BROOKLYN, New York – I’m sitting on the floor at The Academy of Talented Scholars (PS 682) in Bensonhurst, watching kindergarteners create robots on an iPad.

It’s one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen, and I don’t even like children.

The exercise is part of the curriculum led by co-teachers Stacy Butsikares and Allison Bookbinder, focused on helping the 5- and 6-year-old students come up with ways to solve problems.

The first step is to identify a problem happening in the school. The kindergarteners come up with ideas like kids horsing around in the lunch line, or not throwing trash away properly, or making too much noise at recess. Students are instructed to create a robot that could solve the problem, and draw the robot on a piece of paper.

Once the robot is sketched out, the real fun begins. Using the app The Robot Factory, these pint-sized problem-solvers bring their robot ideas to life.

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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, May 28, 1:56 AM
the iPad is the perfect device for children because it’s tailor-made for the visual, touch-centric nature of a drag-and-drop programming interface.
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Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 vs Web 4.0 vs Web 5.0 – A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition

Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0 vs Web 3.0 vs Web 4.0 vs Web 5.0 – A bird’s eye on the evolution and definition | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
Do you know the answer to the next simple question? "What do you know about web 2.0 technology?" What's so interesting about this video, is the simple fact that none of these so called digital natives are familiar with the term web 2.0. Although they never had a life without technology, they just don't know…

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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 23, 2:34 AM
Web 5.0 will be about the (emotional) interaction between humans and computers. The interaction will become a daily habit for a lot of people based on neurotechnology.
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Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world

Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
From your hobby to your career, your class notes to your final exam, your mood board to your runway show, padlets help you organize your life.

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How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success - NPR

How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success - NPR | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
Is failure a positive opportunity to learn and grow, or is it a negative experience that hinders success? How parents answer that question has a big influence on how much children think they can improve their intelligence through hard work, a study says.

"Parents are a really critical force in child development when you think about how motivation and mindsets develop," says Kyla Haimovitz, a professor of psychology at Stanford University. She coauthored the study, published in Psychological Science with colleague Carol Dweck, who pioneered research on mindsets. "Parents have this powerful effect really early on and throughout childhood to send messages about what is failure, how to respond to it."

Although there's been a lot of research on how these forces play out, relatively little looks at what parents can do to motivate their kids in school, Haimovitz says. This study begins filling that gap.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 22, 6:55 AM
"Parents are a really critical force in child development when you think about how motivation and mindsets develop," says Kyla Haimovitz, a professor of psychology at Stanford University.
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Γιατί το να κάνεις λάθος στην εκπαίδευση είναι ο σωστός δρόμος προς τη γνώση

Γιατί το να κάνεις λάθος στην εκπαίδευση είναι ο σωστός δρόμος προς τη γνώση | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
Ας απαλλάξουμε τα σχολεία και τα φροντιστήρια από την έπαρση της αυθεντίας. Πρέπει να αναλογιστούμε την ευθύνη και τη στάση μας απέναντι στα λάθη των μαθητών. Για τη διαχείριση των λαθών τους εμείς είμαστε υπεύθυνοι.
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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, May 12, 4:47 PM

Για την άρση των παρανοήσεων...

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Why Curriculum Should Function More Like A Game

Why Curriculum Should Function More Like A Game | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it

"The structure of formal learning in most classrooms is a basic sequence of activity>lesson>unit, with a culminating assessment of some sort. Whether this assessment is a performance, a project or a traditional multiple-choice and short response exam, its function is the same: to evaluate understanding of a given set of standards."


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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 2, 3:39 AM
The parallel made her is quite an interesting one
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 4, 11:20 AM
Curriculum involves living text requiring continuous interpretation by teachers and a conversation between teachers and students. Curriculum is not designed for students directly. It is written for teachers who act upon it in responsible ways engaging students in a conversation about their pedagogic actions.
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Minecraft Stars in STEM Classes Where Learning Means Playing

Minecraft Stars in STEM Classes Where Learning Means Playing | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
The 3-D game helps students who need different methods to learn subjects including math.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, May 10, 1:44 PM
Zaniac provides a STEM environment that adapts to the needs of individual learners.
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8 Game Elements to Make Learning Fun

8 Game Elements to Make Learning Fun | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
This infographic illustrates 8 elements that make games for fun and engaging for learners.

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KidSmart's curator insight, May 7, 2:21 PM
Best toys and games offer kids a playful learning experience.

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Report: Games and online video gain traction in education -- THE Journal

Report: Games and online video gain traction in education -- THE Journal | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it

"Nearly half of all teachers — 48 percent — are using games in their instruction now, according to a new Speak Up research report released by Project Tomorrow. That’s more than double the percentage from five years ago ..."


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Υπολογιστική σκέψη για όλους

Υπολογιστική σκέψη για όλους | Differentiated and ict Instruction | Scoop.it
Οι εξελίξεις στην πληροφορική έχουν επεκτείνει την ικανότητά μας για επίλυση προβλημάτων σε επίπεδο που ποτέ πριν δεν είχαμε φανταστεί, χρησιμοποιώντας ολοένα και περισσότερες και νεότερες στρατηγι…
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An inventive teacher's journey through teaching challenges | Stergios Parizas | TEDxThessaloniki

Stergios Parizas is not just a substitute teacher. He uses music as a tool to build a bond of trust with his students. In his talk, he describes how h
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