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Here Comes 2013: The Big Themes in Learning

Here Comes 2013: The Big Themes in Learning | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Annie Murphy Paul, Mind/Shift

 

Here are three big stories concerning education and learning that you’ll be hearing about in the year ahead—and some pointers on how to think about them.

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Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know
Parents oversee their kids informal learning time (whether they know it or not.) Get smarter about the theories, resources, and digital technologies impacting kids' informal learning time.
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What's Informal Learning? Why Do Parents Need to Know About It?

What's Informal Learning? Why Do Parents Need to Know About It? | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

Formal learning is what takes place in schools; informal learning is what takes place the rest of the time. Teachers are in charge of formal learning; parents watch over informal learning. When you hear the concept of informal learning, you...

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.
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Turning 3-Year-Olds Into Scientists

Turning 3-Year-Olds Into Scientists | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Alexandra Ossola, The Atlantic

 

They may not be doing algebra, but pre-K kids can master scientific concepts that will make a big difference later on.

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Play, Informal Learning Cultivate Kids' Interest in STEM

Play, Informal Learning Cultivate Kids' Interest in STEM | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Ben Rosner , Scientific American

 

...Professor Jordan Ellenberg of the University of Wisconsin created a game he calls “the mystery number” that helped his son learn, and ultimately love, another type of language: math. He describes how he would ask his son questions like, “What is the mystery number that totals 29 if one multiplies it by two and adds seven?” When we were eight, his son and I shared more than an age; we shared an unquenchable desire to play and, by playing, to learn.

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Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Cory Turner, NPR

 

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls.

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If Your Kid Loves Temple Run, Angry Birds, or Cut the Rope …

If Your Kid Loves Temple Run, Angry Birds, or Cut the Rope … | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Discover even-better versions of your kids' favorite apps that amp up the learning.
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This Is How Google Recommends You Stay Safe Online - Infographic

This Is How Google Recommends You Stay Safe Online - Infographic | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
The Internet can be a scary place. There are people on the web who are looking to take advantage of you for their own personal gain. There. I said it. These people are likely looking to confuse or convince you that they are someone you should be sharing important information with. In an effort to …

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Le guide de votre survie numérique vu par Google.

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Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids’ brains

Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids’ brains | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by John Rogers, Associated Press

 

Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids’ brains

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8 Great Games That Will Make Your Kids Smarter

8 Great Games That Will Make Your Kids Smarter | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Most educational games you find in the iTunes and Google Play stores barely earn a passing grade. But the following eight titles are a lock for the honor roll.
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How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids

How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Michael Harris, Wired

 

Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. These children are one step away from assuming that such technology is a natural, spontaneous part of the material world.

 


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Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. These children are one step away from assuming that such technology is a natural, spontaneous part of the material world.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/understanding-the-internet-a-different-approach/


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Perseid Meteor Shower May Be Best Viewed This Weekend

Perseid Meteor Shower May Be Best Viewed This Weekend | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
[International Business Times] Perseid meteor shower activity may peak Aug. 12-13 this year, but it might be best viewed around now because of the supermoon in August.
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Stop blaming black parents for underachieving kids

Stop blaming black parents for underachieving kids | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Andre M Perry, Washington Post

 

Improving black students' learning doesn't "start at home."

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22 Apps To Make Videos This Summer

22 Apps To Make Videos This Summer | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

22 Of The Newest--And Best--Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 26, 11:04 AM

Are our students able to use these apps to make class videos?

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Fun Family-Centered Activities for School Break

Fun Family-Centered Activities for School Break | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Between work and school, families don’t get to spend a lot of quality time together during the week. However, during school break, school is removed from the equation, opening up a bit more free time and giving families a chance to slow down and enjoy each other’s company.
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Fast-paced video games improve learning ability, study shows - Telegraph

Fast-paced video games improve learning ability, study shows - Telegraph | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Researchers say action games such as Call of Duty increase our ability to quickly learn new motor skills
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How to use science to win at rock-paper-scissors

How to use science to win at rock-paper-scissors | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Joseph Stromberg, Vox

 

Exploit human psychological tendencies to increase your chance of winning

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Helping Kids Take Criticism Constructively (Even When It Isn't Constructive)

Helping Kids Take Criticism Constructively (Even When It Isn't Constructive) | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Jessica Lahey, New York Times

 

In an attempt to make feedback palatable for children, we construct feedback sandwiches of critical meat between slices of fluffy and comforting praise.

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What the Marshmallow Test Really Teaches About Self-Control

What the Marshmallow Test Really Teaches About Self-Control | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Jacoba Urist, The Atlantic

 

One of the most influential modern psychologists, Walter Mischel, addresses misconceptions about his study, and discusses how both adults and kids can master willpower.

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20 Reasons Your Preschooler Should Do Sports (That Have Nothing To Do With Learning Sports)

20 Reasons Your Preschooler Should Do Sports (That Have Nothing To Do With Learning Sports) | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
What if Johnny never learns how to do a cartwheel? Or if Janie never scores a goal? Would there still be any value in putting your preschooler in a sports readiness class? Yes, I say. Absolutely yes....
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Video game teaches kids how to code

Video game teaches kids how to code | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego have successfully funded on Kickstarter a new and improved version of CodeSpells, a first-person player game they developed that teaches players how to code.
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Who Stole the Cookie? A Quick Game of Deduction - GeekDad

Who Stole the Cookie? A Quick Game of Deduction - GeekDad | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Here's a brief break from my all-Kickstarter-all-the-time coverage for a cute little game about stolen cookies. Who Stole the Cookie? is a tiny game by Chris Castagnetto and Victory Point Games. The goal, of course, is to figure out where your cookies are. Continue reading →
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Picture books aren’t just fun: Moms are exposing toddlers to rich information about animals

Picture books aren’t just fun: Moms are exposing toddlers to rich information about animals | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
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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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ScratchJr: Coding for kindergarten

ScratchJr: Coding for kindergarten | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

Alexandra Kahn, MIT News

 

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

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Want teens to pay attention? Tell them they're being manipulated

Want teens to pay attention? Tell them they're being manipulated | Informal Learning: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Annie Murphy Paul, Hechinger Report

 

Many a parent and teacher has despaired over how easily young people’s attention is diverted, especially when they’re online. Stay focused! we urge them. Don’t let yourself get distracted! Our admonitions have little sway against the powerful temptations of the Internet. But there may be a better way to help teenagers resist the web’s lures: …

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Pack Your Bags for Summer Coding Camp

School’s out, and it’s time for summer camp! These days, kids aren’t restricted to making lanyards and playing capture the flag. (Not saying there's anything wrong with either of those.) Coding camps have been around since the ‘70s, but are quickly becoming more and more popular, as kids learn how t
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