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A Fluffy Story: "Puppy Room" opens for stressed university students | National Post

A Fluffy Story: "Puppy Room" opens for stressed university students | National Post | education | Scoop.it
A university in Halifax is offering students a novel way to cope with end-of-term exam stress: a puppy room run through Therapeutic Paws of Canada...

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24 Game-Based Sites That Make Studying More Fun - Online Universities.com

24 Game-Based Sites That Make Studying More Fun - Online Universities.com | education | Scoop.it
Here are just a few of the great sites that are embracing game-based learning, helping make studying more fun.

The sites listed range from ones for elementary school on up to college. A brief description of each is provided. Check it out to see if there is something appropriate for your students!


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While studying for an exam is important the more fun we make it the more likely kids are to actually try to study.

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Why Sleeping May Be More Important Than Studying

Why Sleeping May Be More Important Than Studying | education | Scoop.it
Getty Getting enough sleep is an under-valued but crucial part of learning. Contrary to students' belief that staying up all night to cram for an exam wi
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With the pressure to do well on exams and tests students underestimate the value of sleep. This article talks anout the benefits of sleeping over cram sessions.

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10 Must-Have Apps for Successful High School Students

10 Must-Have Apps for Successful High School Students | education | Scoop.it
A high school student's plate isn't just filled with classes, but also tons of extracurriculars. Turn to your phone or tablet to manage the load.

Here are ten apps that might help a high school student with homework and studying. Not all are free but all have value.


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With as many advances in technology we've had there has to be something to help student stay more organized and prepared for class. This article gives advice on exactly that, I can't wait to download some of the apps.

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Don't Memorize, Internalize - Studying For Final Exams

Don't Memorize, Internalize - Studying For Final Exams | education | Scoop.it

"Our students are currently taking their final exams. During the past few weeks, we've wondered often about the distinctions between "studying," "reviewing," and "reminding" -- since theoretically, the students have already learned all of this information earlier in the year."


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This article talks about final exams and the methods we use to srudy for them. Rather then just memorizing what you need to know just to forget it down the road if you use more creative ways to study it will stick with you longer.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:29 PM

This post explores an interesting issue, should final exams be a "review" or should we think of them as a way to "provide a thematic culmination of the year's "big picture" ideas...(giving) kids a few "ah ha!" moments to realize how much they've learned over the course of their semesters. Exam review should be an exercise in how to internalize information and produce new connections."

There is also a short video embedded in this post, "How to Generate Good Ideas" that provides "five ways to foster understanding." 

Take some time to think about how you view final exams...and what might happen if you shift that perspective a bit.