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Why You Remember Less When You Read from a Screen

Why You Remember Less When You Read from a Screen | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

There are undeniable advantages to carrying a whole library on your Kindle or tablet computer but retaining the information you read doesn't seem to be one of them. Recent studies agree that when it comes to recalling information, you're probably ahead to read printed material like bound books, paper journals, and print magazines. In one study that asked Italian college students to read a 28-page story and then place 14 plot events in correct order, Kindle readers performed significantly worse. 

 

Researchers suggest that we have a more difficult time recalling digital information because it has no permanent physical location.


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Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, August 31, 5:56 AM

"Both anecdotally and in published studies, people report that when trying to locate a particular piece of written information they often remember where in the text it appeared. ... 'We might recall that we passed the red farmhouse near the start of the trail before we started climbing uphill through the forest; in a similar way, we remember that we read about Mr. Darcy rebuffing Elizabeth Bennett on the bottom of the left-hand page in one of the earlier chapters.'"

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 31, 6:54 PM

Hmmm ... I'm not sure if I agree with this ...

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Julie Coiro, a professor of education, examines four critical thinking disciplines for helping middle and high school students determine the value of information they read online.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, September 1, 7:23 AM

A generation ago knowledge available to school students was filtered by teachers, parents, librarians and publishers. That cannot occur to the same extent anymore. Thus while access to information is

ubiquitous, the skills of verification and discrimination by young people are now required to a far greater extent.

Leslie Cameron-Curry's curator insight, September 1, 5:28 PM

Importante per aumentare la valutazione critica delle informazioni sul web. Alcuni spunti:

Rilevanza.
Precisione e riferimenti a dati di fatto
Distorsioni
Affidabilità

Mark McLendon's curator insight, September 1, 10:30 PM

Super necessary skills for our kids.

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Opal Davis Dawson on Twitter: 12 roles for Goole Drive in Classroom @TeachThought #satchat http://t.co/Xwtoqmu5DB

Opal Davis Dawson on Twitter: 12 roles for Goole Drive in Classroom @TeachThought #satchat http://t.co/Xwtoqmu5DB | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
12 roles for Google Drive in Classroom #satchat http://t.co/jVbSOwZkUM #edchat #sunchat #edtech

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 31, 10:32 AM

Time to stir your ed-tech thinking as you ramp up a new school year. 

Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 1, 9:54 AM

Roles are good.

Reshelle Johnson's curator insight, September 1, 11:22 AM

Google is gaining a foothold in classrooms.  My former employer now has a Google Chrome program in place and used this past summer to educate teachers on their use.  The feedback was good.  I am going to keep in touch with some of my former coworkers and will see how the program pans out over the course of the school year.

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Year 9 Chemical Sciences - Oxygen, Oxidation and Combustion Lessons [NASA] - Australian Curriculum Lessons

Year 9 Chemical Sciences - Oxygen, Oxidation and Combustion Lessons [NASA] - Australian Curriculum Lessons | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

Summary: This is a three-lesson mini-unit on oxygen, oxidation and combustion, produced by NASA. It fits well under the Yr 9 Chemical


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The comfort of bedtime stories

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The saddest story I've ever heard about the importance of reading to your children came from someone who told me that the happiest times of her childhood were when her mother was in hospital, because she would be sent to stay with neighbours - and...

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Skype can take your classroom wherever you want to go!

Skype can take your classroom wherever you want to go! | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

Inspire young students by using Skype to connect them with the authors of their favorite books and more...

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Skype

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 19, 5:00 AM

Inspire young students by using Skype to connect them with the authors of their favorite books and more...


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Skype



Michail Darley's curator insight, August 27, 8:40 PM

When the fiber optic connection gives everyone at the school the equivalent of an ADSL connection each, Skype becomes a real possibility in our classes. Help will be needed with this, but we have the tools in the school to make it work.

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Thousands to explore Jenolan Caves online in Australia's 'biggest school excursion' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Thousands to explore Jenolan Caves online in Australia's 'biggest school excursion' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

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Top 10 Tips on How to Use Avatars in eLearning

Top 10 Tips on How to Use Avatars in eLearning | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
How Can eLearning Professionals Effectively Use Avatars in eLearning? Check the Top 10 Tips on How to Use Avatars in eLearning to find out more!

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Over 4,000 Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over 4,000 Free Resources and Lesson Plans for Math Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

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Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education

Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

Why is curation important?

Curation is a life skill and an important part of being digitally literate.  Educators need to know how to curate information so they can teach students how they can curate content for research, their interests and passion. As part of this process educators need to encourage students to curate information using techniques that address their own personal learning needs.


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Ivo Nový's curator insight, August 19, 1:22 AM

What is content Curation? Great explanation and very interesting interview with Robin Good on curation.

John Gougoulis's curator insight, August 19, 6:34 AM

An absolutely significant skill in any research or investigation, for educators and learners in the digital age - the curation of content- with a clear focus or question in mind, the capacity to target a search field, sift through, reflect on and make decisions about the most suitable resource or evidence to use. What a great learning experience.

N Kaspar's curator insight, Today, 12:33 PM

Intriguing idea.

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60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers

60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

But technology may be able to help. This list, for example. We’ve offered ideas in the past to helpteachers save time, but those can only do so much. As can these apps, but every little bit helps, yes? Your workload, grade level, school climate, personal organizational habits–even beliefs about what a teacher is supposed to be and do all matter more than an app, but if you’re mobile and connected, you at least have a chance.

From RSS readers to social readers to to-do lists to calendar apps to note-taking and cloud-based document editing and more, this list has to have something that can improve the efficiency of what you do.

Assuming you have an iPad.

 


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 18, 9:23 AM

While not every instructor has an iPad, those that do can find some apps that can certainly help them in their art of teaching. Many of these apps have Android counterparts as well.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 3:33 PM

How do we become more productive?

Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 20, 8:16 PM

Some more motivation

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A Librarian Less Ordinary: Pulp-O-Mizer Magazine Cover Generator

A Librarian Less Ordinary: Pulp-O-Mizer Magazine Cover Generator | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

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gwynethjones's curator insight, August 11, 9:15 PM

Super cool resource & blog post by @MrsBTodd

Great stuff on her blog for elementary school librarians & educators!

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The World's Easiest Video Calls - Gruveo

The World's Easiest Video Calls - Gruveo | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

Instant, secure and anonymous video calls. No downloads or registration required.


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Mlle_Prof's curator insight, August 15, 10:23 AM

Interesting new tool for sending free video calls.

Jay Roth's curator insight, August 17, 4:29 PM

No software required?! I like the browser-based idea without the bloat!

The Teacher's curator insight, August 18, 2:17 PM
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This is a very simple and useful tool to get students using video communication.

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Clone Magic - Clone Yourself, Split Pic, Clone Camera and Air Pic Maker for SnapChat, Tumblr, Kik Messenger and Flickr (Photography) - Zbynek Kysela

Clone Magic - Clone Yourself, Split Pic, Clone Camera and Air Pic Maker for SnapChat, Tumblr, Kik Messenger and Flickr (Photography) - Zbynek Kysela | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
Clone Magic – Clone Yourself, Split Pic, Clone Camera and Air Pic Maker for SnapChat, Tumblr, Kik Messenger and Flickr 2.0.2 Device: iOS Universal Category: Photography Price: $1.99 -> Free, Version: 2.0.2 (iTunes) Description: ***FREE FOR TODAY ONLY***Do you want to make a photo where many of you appear? It’s now very fast and easy …

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All these modern phrases you probably use are actually from Shakespeare - Daily Genius

All these modern phrases you probably use are actually from Shakespeare - Daily Genius | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

Share on FacebookTweet ThisGoogle+Pin ItLinkedIn Do some things really set your teeth on edge? Are you waiting for events in your life to truly come ‘full circle’ at some point?


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gwynethjones's curator insight, August 31, 5:28 PM

Oood zooks! I love stuff like this!

Etymology CAN be sexy!

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4 resources to help you assess historical thinking

Four online tools that you can use to measure the historical thinking skills of your kids.


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The Poetic Dance Between Simplicity and Uncertainty in Physics

The Poetic Dance Between Simplicity and Uncertainty in Physics | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
A beautiful animated video explaining the beauty of physics in everyday life.
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Barry Jonsberg : Top Ten Books

Barry Jonsberg : Top Ten Books | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
 
Barry Jonsberg's My Life as an Alphabet achieves a beautiful balance of pathos and humour. It has been named a Children's Book Council Awards 2014 Honour Book for Younger Readers.

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Touch Van Gogh — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Touch Van Gogh — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

"And I sincerely hope that Touch Van Gogh, the newly updated, free, award-winning app from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is only the beginning of a larger touching art trend.

 

Made for tablets, Touch Van Gogh allows viewers to explore the details, technique and history of six of Vincent van Gogh’s masterpieces: The Cottage, View from Theo’s Apartment, The Bedroom, Seascape near Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Garden of the Asylum, and Daubigny’s Garden."


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 20, 7:38 AM

Touch Van Gogh is a nice way to explore art and Van Gogh's work

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The Global Search for Education: Pictures with Links

The Global Search for Education: Pictures with Links | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

For teachers and educators, the ability to creatively combine web content with interactive images offers an exciting way to share engaging digital platforms for learning. ThingLink is a popular...


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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, August 19, 10:33 AM

Lots of great student and teacher-created @Thinglinks shared!

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40 Maps That Explain The Internet

40 Maps That Explain The Internet | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

The internet increasingly pervades our lives, delivering information to us no matter where we are. It takes a complex system of cables, servers, towers, and other infrastructure, developed over decades, to allow us to stay in touch with our friends and family so effortlessly. Here are 40 maps that will help you better understand the internet — where it came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world.


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 22, 1:00 PM
Here's why the Internet works, "... because open standards allow every network to connect to every other network.  (So far...)   This is what makes it possible for anyone to create content, offer services, and sell products without requiring permission from a central authority.

It levels the playing field for everyone and it’s the reason why we have a rich diversity of applications and services that many of us enjoy today.

Source:  Internetsociety.org    ~  D 

Well Connected Mom's curator insight, August 22, 8:04 PM

Curious how the Internet started?  These maps of servers show the progression.

Coolwired's curator insight, August 31, 10:04 AM

This informative site sheds light on the pervasive workings of the Internet.

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6 Videos Every Chemistry Student (And Teacher) Must See - Edudemic

6 Videos Every Chemistry Student (And Teacher) Must See - Edudemic | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
You don’t need to be a science teacher to know that science is happening all around us, all the time. But getting your students to understand this – and be excited by it and interested in it – can be a different story altogether. Luckily, the American Chemical Society has a fabulous YouTube channel full …

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QRCode_HowTo_3EasySteps

QRCode_HowTo_3EasySteps | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it
UPDATED! I had to update my popular comic How to Create a QR Code in 3 Easy Steps because I have new fav ways to make them using Goo.gl and QR Code Monkey!! Enjoy! Creative Commons - Take, Use, Share!

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gwynethjones's curator insight, August 17, 12:48 PM

I had to update my popular How to Create a QR Code in 3 Easy Steps because Bit.ly AND Kaywa changed - and NOT for the better - so I've re-done it using Goo.gl URL shortener and QR Code Monkey!


Creative Commons - Take, Use, Share!

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5 Must Have Resources for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Must Have Resources for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Handy Online Tools for Schools | Scoop.it

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7 Myths About The Brain You Thought Were True - YouTube

Blow your mind with these brain myths! Check out GE Reports: http://invent.ge/1r0kSnG SUBSCRIBE! It's Free: http://bit.ly/10kWnZ7 ---Links to follow us below...

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, July 6, 6:56 PM

AsapScience has a go at debunking brain myths.  The usual get a run but it is done in a creative and interesting way.