Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
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Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
An exploration of the connections between research, learning theory, practice and the various constructs of literacy.
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Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain

Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
For years, common experience and studies have prescribed that humans learn best in their earliest years of life – when the brain is developing at its fastest. Recently, though, research has suggested that the period of optimal learning extends well into adolescence.

The flurry of new findings may force a total rethinking of how educators and parents nurture this vulnerable age group, turning moments of frustration into previously unseen opportunities for learning and academic excitement.

New evidence shows that the window for formative brain development continues into the onset of puberty, between ages 9 and 13, and likely through the teenage years, according to Ronald Dahl, professor of community health and human development at the University of California, Berkeley. Dahl spoke at a recent Education Writers Association seminar on motivation and engagement.

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What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active? via MindShift

What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active? via MindShift | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Conjuring images one has never seen before is a complex mental process for which the foundation is likely laid in childhood.

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10 research-based insights on how the brain learns by @mattmiller

10 research-based insights on how the brain learns by @mattmiller | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
What we believe about learning is sometimes totally opposite to how the brain actually learns. Here are 10 insights on how the brain learns.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, March 28, 2016 6:15 AM

Expand these academic insights into learning about life, and they seem to still apply. -Lon

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Gamification - "Gaming Grows Gray Matter"

Gamification  - "Gaming Grows Gray Matter" | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
EmergingEdTech - Jessica Oaks “I could not believe how tenacious students were. They would try and try again …” There’s still some debate about the effectiveness of game-based learning but there is now plenty of proof demonstrating the power of play.

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Students and Multitasking: Finding a Balance

Students and Multitasking: Finding a Balance | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
This Fuze infographic covers the realities of multitasking and the need for students to balance it in their school experiences.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 6, 2015 10:24 PM

Multitasking is not just about digital tools. It covers a broad range of contemporary issues and the article begins with just such a point. The length of classes are 4-6 times the length of many students' attention spans and we don't think that will be a problem?

 

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Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners

Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Understanding what struggle can do for the brain can help learners, explains Stanford professor Carol Dweck.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Brain



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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 4, 2015 9:22 AM

Understanding what struggle can do for the brain can help learners, explains Stanford professor Carol Dweck.


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What’s Going On Inside a Child’s Brain Infographic

What’s Going On Inside a Child’s Brain Infographic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The What’s Going On Inside a Child’s Brain Infographic shows what is really happening in a child’s head and how this differs from adults.

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Mrs. Everett's curator insight, January 5, 2015 1:22 PM

Good to know -- now how do we use it?

Iva Santos's curator insight, January 5, 2015 7:57 PM

Aprendizagem e uso das TIC.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, January 9, 2015 2:13 PM

I love inforgraphics and I love learning more about how the brain works. This is a win-win for me!

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Flexing the brain: Why learning tasks can be difficult - PsyPost

Flexing the brain: Why learning tasks can be difficult - PsyPost | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Learning a new skill is easier when it is related to an ability we already have. For example, a trained pianist can learn a new melody easier than learning

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Learning requires a change in the brain...

Learning requires a change in the brain... | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 14, 2014 8:15 AM

How do students learn? There are many concepts that look at this question, and the visual above in one way to view this. 

To the left you have a box that shows that students take in content by reading, writing, listening and experiencing, and that to comprehend and interpret content they must have prior knowledge, make observations, identify main and supporting ideas and gather evidence.

In the midle section the student has to take the input and use critical thinking skills. To do this they must also be engaged in and committed to the learning process. 

And the final section looks at their output, how does the student show what they have learned.

In all phases technology may play a role.

This visual would be great to spark discussion amongst faculy.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, September 23, 2014 7:21 PM

Aprendizagem requer mudanças no cérebro.

Uma conversa interessante sobre pensamento critico.

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Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better

Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
For the first time, there’s evidence that being fit can improve the speed and connectivity of brain neurons

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Brainy Approaches to Learning | Students at the Center

Brainy Approaches to Learning | Students at the Center | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"We know that each student is unique, but what about each student's brain? This new Students at the Center infographic draws on the research from Mind, Brain, and Education to depict the brain science behind student-centered approaches to learning."


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Yasemin Allsop's curator insight, July 17, 2013 2:23 PM

What about, the learning processthat drawn by pupils.. thats interesting way of entering their minds...

Lia Goren's comment, July 20, 2013 7:18 PM
I loved it! thank you
Tony Meehan's curator insight, August 2, 2014 1:36 PM

Nice infographic of how the brain works in the context of learning. New technology, new understanding of brain science and psychology can and must lend themselves to the creation of a critical pedagogy which leaves no child left behind.

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The Moral Brain

The Moral Brain | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Scientists don’t claim to know how people determine right from wrong. However, they can study how the brain responds when an individual judges another’s actions.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, January 18, 2014 7:45 PM

"Scientists are learning the ways the brain responds when we attempt to determine right from wrong. Ultimately, they hope such information will help show how the brain processes difficult situations."

PsychologyProject's curator insight, April 27, 6:17 AM
Los neurocientíficos no pretenden tener las respuestas sobre cómo la gente sabe lo que está bien y lo que está mal. Pero los estudios muestran que la biología individual puede influir en las formas en que las personas procesan las acciones de otros.Resulta que juzgamos a los demás no sólo por lo que hacen, sino también por lo que percibimos que están pensando mientras lo hacen.

 

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Crockett MJ, Clark L, Tabibnia G, Lieberman MD, Robbins TW. Serotonin modulates behavioral reactions to unfairness. Science. Jun 27;320(5884):1739 (2008).

 

Crockett MJ, Clark L, Hauser MD, Robbins TW. Serotonin selectively influences moral judgment and behavior through effects on harm aversion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Oct 5:107(40):17433-8 (2010).

 

Crockett MJ, Apergis-Schoute A, Herrmann B, Lieberman M, Müller U, et al. Serotonin Modulates Striatal Responses to Fairness and Retaliation in Humans. The Journal of Neuroscience. Feb 20:33(8):3505-3513 (2013).

 

Dodell-Feder D, Koster-Hale J, Bedny M, Saxe R. fMRI item analysis in a theory of mind task. Neuroimage. Mar 15; 55(2):705-12 (2011).

 

Greene JD, Sommerville RB, Nystrom LE, Darley JM, Cohen JD. An fMRI investigation of emotional engagement in moral judgment. Science. 293(5537):2105-8 (2001).

 

Koenigs M, Young L, Adolphs R, Tranel D, Cushman F, et al. Damage to the prefrontal cortex increases utilitarian moral judgements. Nature. 446(7138):908-11 (2007).

 

Koster-Hale J, Saxe R, Dungan J, Young LL. Decoding moral judgments from neural representations of intentions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. April 2; 110(14):5548-53 (2013).

 

Immordino-Yang MH, McColl A, Damasio H, Damasio A. Neural correlates of admiration and compassion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. May 12;106(19):8021-6 (2009).

Saxe R, Wexler A. Making sense of another mind: the role of the right temporo-parietal junction. Neuropsychologia. 43(10):1391-9 (2005).

 

Young L, Bechara A, Tranel D, Damasio H, Hauser M, et al. Damage to ventromedial prefrontal cortex impairs judgment of harmful intent. Neuron. Mar 25;65(6):845-51 (2010).

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Left Brain vs Right Brain - Strengths and Learning Styles - The Coffee Klatch

Left Brain vs Right Brain - Strengths and Learning Styles - The Coffee Klatch | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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The neuroscience of imagination - Andrey Vyshedskiy TED Talk #Brain

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-neuroscience-of-imagination-andrey-vyshedskiy Imagine, for a second, a duck teaching a French class.

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11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works by Joel Lee

11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works by Joel Lee | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
by Joel Lee

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Parenting and the amazing teen brain

Parenting and the amazing teen brain | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
BrainMysteries - Parenting and the amazing teen brain

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7 Brain-Based Ways to Communicate with Students | The Remind Blog

7 Brain-Based Ways to Communicate with Students | The Remind Blog | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

We want our kids to be lifelong learners, to think more deeply about what they are learning in school, and to make connections to their own experiences. We want them to be engaged beyond the classroom, and it can happen with a short message.

I use Remind for things like returning signed forms or announcing a quiz, but the most important way I use the app is to prepare students for lessons by kindling thought the night before.


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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, February 25, 2015 2:08 PM

Commitment, connection, confirmation...

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Strategies for Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions

Strategies for Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
An appropriate metaphor that often helps students and educators alike understand the role of executive functioning in thinking and behavior is to imagine an orchestra conductor. The conductor chooses what work the orchestra will perform, decides how to interpret that work, sets the tempo for the performance, and directs each section of musicians to contribute at the appropriate time. In the same way, executive functioning allows us to:

Activate awareness
Self-regulate by cueing, directing, and coordinating the various cognitive skills necessary for moment-to-moment functioning
Establish goals and make long-term plans
Maintain a self-image of being in charge of our learning and actions.
Students can and should be taught to develop their executive functioning as a path to self-directed learning and self-determined living.

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Tamika Singleton's curator insight, April 26, 2015 12:30 PM

beneficial for business Entrepreneurial skills check it out

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The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education

The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Instead of believing in the right/left brain, learning styles, and that we use only ten percent of our brains, we should focus on neuroscience research.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 17, 2015 8:15 PM

Some of these myths are incredibly old, like the myth that we only use 10% of our brain..

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How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015

How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015 | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

We never stop learning. But unlike our school days, when our brain is constantly challenged and exercised to become better, our adult lives don't make time for this. In 2015, give your brain a boost. It's easier than you think and takes only a few minutes of your life each day


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tom cockburn's curator insight, December 24, 2014 6:08 AM
Worth a try
Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, December 25, 2014 12:41 PM

Might be useful for reading

 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, December 26, 2014 9:53 PM

Some great habits to pick in the new year. 

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10 Ways to Boost Brain Power for Young Students

10 Ways to Boost Brain Power for Young Students | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Research into neuroscience and brain power is among the most fascinating due to its impact on education. And when it comes to young learners, strategies for optimizing brain development are essenti...

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, October 15, 2014 11:18 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Leonie McIntosh's curator insight, October 15, 2014 8:16 PM

Neuroscience and early childhood education is really an untapped wealth of knowledge - imagine if the two sectors worked closer together to explore early childhood development and connections with neuroscience.

 

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Brainy processing at your fingertips

Brainy processing at your fingertips | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
New research shows that nerve endings in the fingertips perform neural computations that were thought to occur in the brain. Continue reading...

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Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences

Why You Need To Feed Your Brain Different Experiences | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
You wouldn't eat one food all the time, so why do you spend all of your workday in front of a screen?

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 6, 2014 10:48 PM

Encapsulated in the phrase - ''Variety is the spice of life".

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 7, 2014 12:15 AM

Good ideas - cognitive diversity to keep  our brain in shape

54321ignition's curator insight, August 7, 2014 7:39 AM

Yes, I'd recommend parachuting to everyone afraid of heights! It cured mine.

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This Is Your Brain on Writing

This Is Your Brain on Writing | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

For the first time, neuroscientists have used fMRI scanners to track the brain activity of both experienced and novice writers as they sat down — or, in this case, lay down — to turn out a piece of fiction.

 

The researchers, led by Martin Lotze of the University of Greifswald in Germany, observed a broad network of regions in the brain working together as people produced their stories. But there were notable differences between the two groups of subjects. The inner workings of the professionally trained writers in the bunch, the scientists argue, showed some similarities to people who are skilled at other complex actions, like music or sports.


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The Internet Has Become the External Hard Drive for Our Memories: Scientific American

The Internet Has Become the External Hard Drive for Our Memories: Scientific American | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

 

For millennia humans have relied on one another to recall the minutiae of our daily goings-on. Now we rely on “the cloud”—and it is changing how we perceive and remember the world around us

 

A couple receives an invitation to a birthday party. Through long experience, each intuitively knows what to do next. One partner figures out whether the dress code is formal or casual. The other makes a mental note of the time and place of the gathering so that they don't forget.

 

To some degree, we all delegate mental tasks to others. When presented with new information, we automatically distribute responsibility for remembering facts and concepts among members of our particular social group, recalling some things on our own and trusting others to remember the rest. When we can't remember the right name or how to fix a broken machine, we simply turn to someone else charged with being in the know. If your car is making a clunking noise, you call Ray, your gearhead friend. can't remember who starred in Casablanca? Marcie, the movie buff, knows. All types of knowledge, from the prosaic to the arcane, get apportioned among members of the group, whether the social unit in question is a married couple or the accounting department of a multinational corporation. In each case, we don't only know the information stored within our own minds; we also “know” what kinds of information other members of our social group are entrusted with remembering.

 


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