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Colleges of Future Could Be Come One, Come All

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by Tamar Lewin, New York Times

 

Colleges are building global student bodies and trying to create models for massive open online courses, or MOOCs.

 

[Want to understand the MOOC phenomenon, this is a good place to start.]

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Week's Best Articles on Learning & Education, for Parents

Week's Best Articles on Learning & Education, for Parents | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

The public conversation about math continues for a third week. New brain research shows rote memorization of math facts contributes to later math achievement. This research doesn’t align well with the approach common core math standards are taking. ● Have you heard of the Flynn effect? It’s worth knowing. It shows how the IQ of the worlds’ population is increasing over time. 

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Ingfei Chen, Mind/Shift

 

Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.

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Video Games and the Future of the Textbook

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by Jordan Shapiro, Mind/Shift

 

Curriculum designers are rethinking not only the textbook, but educational content delivery in general.

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Why Students Prefer to Learn From a Machine

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by Annie Murphy Paul, Slate

 

Robo-readers aren’t as good as human readers—they’re better.
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Week's Top Articles on Learning & Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

With summer coming to an end, it makes sense to ask: “Does play help learning? Luckily, there’s good reason for kids to keep moving and playing! ● No doubt you’ve seen those Kids-Get-Too-Many-Trophies articles. We don’t list them here because often they're just rants. But this week NPR covered the topic, discussing the pros and cons with whimsy. 

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Netflix Academy: The best educational videos available for streaming

Netflix Academy: The best educational videos available for streaming | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Michael Petrilli, Flypaper

 

Want to turn TV time into learning time? As I explain in greater detail below, free streaming videos from services like Netflix and Amazon are a boon to parents committed to a well-rounded education for their children—and not opposed to a little screen time on occasion. SIGN UP to receive updates from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute

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The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Ainissa Ramirez, edutopia

 

Studies show that note-taking with pen or pencil is critical to processing and representing information, something that students lose when tapping on a keyboard.

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When Kids Start Playing To Win

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This week, NPR Ed is focusing on questions about why people play and how play relates to learning.

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Colbert v. Stewart: The Celebrity Death Match Over School Reform

Colbert v. Stewart: The Celebrity Death Match Over School Reform | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Haley Sweetland Edwards, Time

 

Comedy Central's fake newscasters have an outsized influence on public opinion and seemingly different takes on hotly-debated topics like teacher tenure laws and the Common Core standards

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And the Moral of the Story Is: Keep It Positive

And the Moral of the Story Is: Keep It Positive | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Annie Murphy Paul, New York Times

 

Do morality tales change children’s behavior? Research suggests that emphasizing the positive effects of honesty may, while tales of dire consequences fall on deaf ears.

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100 Great Children’s Books | 100 Years

100 Great Children’s Books | 100 Years | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Great stories never grow old! Chosen by children’s librarians at The New York Public Library, these 100 inspiring tales have thrilled generations of children and their parents — and are still flying off our shelves. Use this list and your library card to discover new worlds of wonder and adventure!
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12 New Yorker education articles to read while the archives are free

12 New Yorker education articles to read while the archives are free | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Libby Nelson, Vox

 

A syllabus of great reading to understand the biggest education debates.

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Week's Best Articles on Learning & Education, for Parents

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by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

● It’s midsummer. Doesn’t it feel like a time for family game nights? Check out Jessica Lahey’s article describing 5 fun games and the cognitive benefits of this informal learning time.

 

● Annoyed by the 10,000 Hour Rule? Good news. Maybe talent is more important than practice. Bothered by that? No worries. In a few years we'll see further research. Knowledge advances in refining increments!

 

● Have you wondered how the switch from print to digital media affects reading comprehension? Read Maria Konnikova’s well-written article on the topic.

 

● In education this week public discussion over teacher tenure turned bizarre. Dozens of articles covering Diane Ravitch’s unflattering comments about Campbell Brown circulated. But none of that is below. Too mindless for us, right? Instead, check out Daniel Willingham’s level-headed take on K-12 tenure.

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The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

By: Salman Khan, Khan Academy


Join the #YouCanLearnAnything movement


My 5-year-­old son has just started reading. Every night, we lay on his bed and he reads a short book to me. Inevitably, he’ll hit a word

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Superintendents forced to tell parents their schools are failing, even though they aren’t

Superintendents forced to tell parents their schools are failing, even though they aren’t | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Valerie Strauss, Washington Post

 

It's about No Child Left Behind and the U.S. Education Department.

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This year parents will get up to speed on the NCLB rules that cause schools to inform parents the schools are failing.  But, they aren't really.  It's not hard to understand though it makes you roll your eyes.

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Why You Should Take Your Kids Out of School

Why You Should Take Your Kids Out of School | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Ben Hewitt, The Atlantic

 

As a growing movement of unschoolers believe, a steady diet of standardized testing and indoor inactivity is choking the creativity right out of our kids. The alternative: set 'em free.

 

There’s a name for the kind of education Fin and Rye are getting. It’s called unschooling, though Penny and I have never been fond of the term. But “self-directed, adult-facilitated life learning in the context of their own unique interests” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue...

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How to turn every child into a “math person”

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by Miles Kimball, Quartz

 

Last month, the US Math Team took second place in the International Math Olympiad—for high school students—held in Cape Town, South Africa. Since 1989, China has won 20 out of 27 times (including this year), and in the entire history of the Olympiad, the US Math Team has won only 4 out of 55 times, so second place...

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Not as bad as the title sounds.  :)

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Why Kids Need to Read Non-Fiction Books - Imagination Soup

Why Kids Need to Read Non-Fiction Books - Imagination Soup | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Kids (and adults) usually gravitate towards fiction or non-fiction. But it's important to read and develop skills with both. So whether or not you have a non-fiction fan at your house or not, see if your kids would be interested in any one of these books that I'm recommending to you today.
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6 Myths in the New York Times Math Article by Elizabeth Green

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by Tom Loveless, Brookings

 

Critiques Elizabeth Green’s recent New York Times article about math instruction, and identifies six myths that the author relied on to tell her story.

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Myth #1: Japan Scores Higher Than the U.S. on Math Tests Because Japanese Teachers Teach Differently
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Brains At Play

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by John Poole, NPR

 

Why do we humans like to play so much? Play sports, play tag, play the stock market, play duck, duck, goose? We love it all. And we're not the only ones.

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Week's Best Articles on Learning & Education, for Parents

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- Lucy and brain myths

- Moms learning to code

- A deck of cards easy prey to a factorials! lesson.

- New college ranking may be more helpful to parents

- Common core's uncommon politics

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ScratchJr: Coding for kindergarten

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Alexandra Kahn, MIT News

 

With a new app, young children learn important skills as they program stories and games.

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In Work, Embracing Flow is the Way to Go

In Work, Embracing Flow is the Way to Go | On Learning & Education: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Scott Barry Kaufman, Filfillment Daily

 

We get overly obsessed with our work (i.e. workaholism) and burn out. Learn how to have a more harmonious relationship with work to be more productive, creative, and fulfilled!

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This talks about "Flow," one of Parent Cortical Mass top ten learning concepts.  Only, this applies to you instead of your kids.

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Week's Best Articles on Learning & Education, for Parents

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If you’ve had questions about the teaching and learning of math, this week's for you. Elizabeth Green wrote two articles on the topic--one for parents in specific and one for Americans in general. But that’s not all. Other writers covered the topic. Learn about teaching vs. coaching math, possible genetic links to math skills, and results of extra math class time. ● New research on expertise calls into question the 10,000 Hour Rule. Stay informed on the talent vs practice...

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The End of ‘Genius’

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by Joshua Wolf Shenk, New York Times

 

The idea of the solitary creator is a myth that has outlived its usefulness.

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