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Music and Education: A Recipe for Success

Music and Education: A Recipe for Success | Education | Scoop.it
Music education is associated with academic achievement, but a causal link hasn't yet been demonstrated. Today, neuroscience is revealing several mechanisms that could potentially explain how exposure to music impacts achievement at school.
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As mentioned in the article, there is not enough evidence to prove that there is a direct link between music education and academic achievement, the proposed idea makes sense and is something I support and encourage. Music, I believe is a huge contributor to ones development. A greater effort should be made to keep music education in schools and to encourage students to participate.

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Create Fun Fiction with Scholastic’s Story Starters

Create Fun Fiction with Scholastic’s Story Starters | Education | Scoop.it

Ready to get students excited about writing? Then check out Scholastic’s Story Starters, a virtual Willy Wonka type machine that randomly generates writing prompts. Yep, from general fiction to adventure, fantasy, and science fiction, this fun interactive is sure to provide students with some writing inspiration.


Via Jamie Forshey, GwynethJones
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21st century education is giving students the opportunity to utilize and learn about technology, which is important. Although, it is also limiting students to a certain extent. How much of their own initiative, imagination and creativity is being used if technology is doing it for them?

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Should Higher Education Be Free? - Harvard Business Review

Should Higher Education Be Free? - Harvard Business Review | Education | Scoop.it
In the United States, our higher education system is broken. Since 1980, we've seen a 400% increase in the cost of higher education, after adjustment for inflation — a higher cost escalation than any other industry, even ...
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Education Study: US Trails Most Other Countries in Key Subjects - Town Hall

Education Study: US Trails Most Other Countries in Key Subjects - Town Hall | Education | Scoop.it
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What is a country left with when its education system fails to adequately prepare young people for life in a global market economy?
Inge Grobbelaar's insight:

I believe that we as South Africans should be proud of our schooling systems. Not one country has a perfects schooling system, but because America is so far ahead of us in development that we tend to underestimate South Africa's education.

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'Changing nature of teaching' - teaching is changing because of the Internet

'Changing nature of teaching' - teaching is changing because of the Internet | Education | Scoop.it
Labour education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says technology will fundamentally change the nature of schooling.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Inge Grobbelaar's insight:

The new developments in teaching and the growing use of technology for education is exciting. People are living in a world that is exposed to unlimited amounts of information and making use of this available information is a step in the right direction. I agree that it is possible that the traditional ways of teaching are outdated and might not be the best way to get through to students of today. Chidlren and students of today have grown up in the technological and internet era and most likely enjoy learning through this medium, instead of the traditional ways. Traditional teachers could possibly not agree with these changes. Even though the use of the internet and technology for education is gaining more support and is encouraged, many people tend to think that students making use of books less and less is a bad thing. The internet, media and technology is the future and I believe education has many great things coming its way. 

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Courtney Dodge's curator insight, September 12, 2013 7:23 AM

The following article highlights the belief that teachers are no longer experts in the classroom, but are rather facilitators. Students have access to a wide range of information through the use of the internet and it is increasingly becoming the job of the teacher to filter this information down into relevant information.

The question of safety and reliability is also questioned as it is pointed out that the information avaliable on the internet is only useful if it comes from a viable source. The right people need to be involved in the e-learning so as to refrain from shutting out useful sources of information but also be prevent unneccesary behaivour on such sites. 

Ultimately it is the student decision as to weather they use the internet or the teacher as a education source. 

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, September 12, 2013 10:50 AM
Education has undergone a tremendous change because of the resources provided by the internet!
rodrick rajive lal's comment, September 27, 2013 5:07 AM
Education has become more of a challenge today for teachers who can expect to be questioned and grilled by their students who have today more access to information thanks to the internet than their teachers had in their student years!
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Why Teachers Should Be Preparing For A Multi-Screen Classroom - Edudemic

Why Teachers Should Be Preparing For A Multi-Screen Classroom - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
Students are accustomed to having a bunch of iPads and laptops around them. So it's time to prepare for a multi-screen classroom as well!
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