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Case Studies

Case Studies | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

10 examples of schools and communities that have achieved demonstrable success after implementing innovative strategies and solutions.

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Sketchnotes & Visual Thinking: A Different Way of Note-taking

Sketchnotes & Visual Thinking: A Different Way of Note-taking | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

This post provides a look at the "basics of sketchnoting" which you might think of as visual note-taking. Combine sketches and images, and you hvae sketchnoting, which is different than "graphic facilitation" ("one person listend to a group and graphically represents the key points of the discussion").

The post discusses note-taking in school today (which of often linear) and that students have little "interaction or engagement with the material." Sketchnoting requires "listening, thinking, and visualizing at the same time." For more information click through to the article.


Via Beth Dichter, PGI- VBCPS
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2012-2013 Education Grants Calendar and Directory

2012-2013 Education Grants Calendar and Directory | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

A great resource from the good people at Tech & Learning (www.TechLearning.com)


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How Are Teachers in Finland Evaluated?

How Are Teachers in Finland Evaluated? | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Amanda Ripley, who usually writes pro-corporate reform articles in TIME, has an article in the Wall Street Journal about how teachers in other nations embrace “reform.” Her first exampl...
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Frontiers | Explicit and implicit issues in the developmental cognitive neuroscience of social inequality | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Frontiers | Explicit and implicit issues in the developmental cognitive neuroscience of social inequality | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience publishes articles on the most outstanding discoveries across the research spectrum of Frontiers | ...
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Personal Learning Environments and the revolution of Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development | Teachers Tech

Personal Learning Environments and the revolution of Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development | Teachers Tech | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

"The Personal Learning Environment is transferring some — or most — of the responsibility of somebody’s learning path from the instructor (back) to the learner. And, in doing so, it also implies regaining the control of one’s own learning path and its design. In relationship with the Zone of Proximal Development:.."


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Learn English with the Premier League | Premier Skills English

Learn English with the Premier League | Premier Skills English | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

How well do you know football vocabulary? Test yourself and learn the vocabulary used to talk about football actions.


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Top Ten Lists - Merriam-Webster Online

Top Ten Lists - Merriam-Webster Online | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Top Ten Lists - Interesting lists of unusual, bizarre, and often charming words.
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The achievement gap: 21 percent of children under age 18 were living in poverty

The achievement gap: 21 percent of children under age 18 were living in poverty | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
If you want to understand the achievement gap, look a these new statistics on educational access and persistence just released by the U.S. Education Department’s National Center for Education Statistics.

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Presidential Nominees Serve Up Sharp Differences on Education

Presidential Nominees Serve Up Sharp Differences on Education | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
But tough convention rhetoric may obscure areas of agreement—and intraparty tensions—on key issues.
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The Mindset List: 2016 List

The Mindset List: 2016 List | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Love these lists, created to keep college profs aware of the latest generation of entering college students. The class of 2016 was born in 1994...glimpse the world through their eyes!

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Twitter / cbeyerle: Nice graphic for teachers using ...

Handy graphic for teaching tweeps.

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Caine's Arcade & The Global Cardboard Challenge: Celebrating Imagination Around the World

Caine's Arcade & The Global Cardboard Challenge: Celebrating Imagination Around the World | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Who could have imagined that a nine-year-old boy's cardboard arcade could spark a global wave of creativity?


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6 Videos On Globalization And Technology That Will Blow Your Mind | Edudemic

6 Videos On Globalization And Technology That Will Blow Your Mind | Edudemic | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Are you looking to teach your students about how the world has expanded in the past few decades? Do you need some mind-boggling statistics that will likely blow your (and your students’) mind?  

Fun and provocative stats about how the world has recently expanded. 


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The Lost Common Core Standard

The Lost Common Core Standard | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

She has a slew of inspiring posters on her site. This is definitely one for a teacher's daily mantra.


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New Research From Psychological Science - Association for Psychological Science

Latest info on cognitive processes related to memory, priming and decision-making....good times. 

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Love Hurts: Brain Chemistry Explains the Pangs of Separation [Excerpt]: Scientific American

Love Hurts: Brain Chemistry Explains the Pangs of Separation [Excerpt]: Scientific American | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

Larry Young and Brian Alexander explain how heartache begins in the brain in The Chemistry Between Us... We've been "there"!

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50 Smartphone Apps Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic

50 Smartphone Apps Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it

As a new iPhone user, this is a useful list for starting to sift through the educational apps!

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Join The Education Conversation With Tell Me More : NPR

Tell Me More will host a live radio broadcast and Twitter Education Forum on October 10th. Host Michel Martin will discuss the roles of teachers, parents, government, business --- and of course, social media.

 

Join Tell Me More on Twitter using #npredchat and start the conversation now!

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Handbook of social media for researchers and supervisors - www.vitae.ac.uk/policy-practice

Handbook of social media for researchers and supervisors - www.vitae.ac.uk/policy-practice | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Vitae is committed to enhancing the quality and output of the research base in the United Kingdom, through supporting the training and development of world-class researchers.

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How We Evaluate Teachers

How We Evaluate Teachers | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
Experienced principal Carol Burris describes how she evaluates teachers at South Side High School in Rockville Center, New York. I am tired of reading that “teacher evaluation is broken” and theref...
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