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Can large introductory science courses teach students to learn effectively? - Washington University in St. Louis News

Can large introductory science courses teach students to learn effectively? - Washington University in St. Louis News | How People Learn | Scoop.it
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Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating

Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating | How People Learn | Scoop.it
One educator rethinks Bloom's Taxonomy because it gives the impression that there is a scarcity of creativity in students.
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3 rules to spark learning

3 rules to spark learning | How People Learn | Scoop.it
It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.
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Resilience and Grit: Resource Roundup

Resilience and Grit: Resource Roundup | How People Learn | Scoop.it
Edutopia's curated collection of blogs, articles, interviews, and videos with information for parents and educators about the associated concepts of resilience and grit.
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Can perseverance be taught?

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5 Technology Skills You Should Actively Encourage Children To Take Up

5 Technology Skills You Should Actively Encourage Children To Take Up | How People Learn | Scoop.it
Let the child touch the TV remote and you know that's their first brush with technology. Children take to technology like fish take to water. Even as debates rage over how much technology we should let our children use, it comes down to one inescapable fact that the society of today and tomorrow is totally…

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Here are some interesting activities with links.

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | How People Learn | Scoop.it
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet …
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ISTE - Timeline Photos | Facebook

ISTE - Timeline Photos | Facebook | How People Learn | Scoop.it
Interested in how today's teenagers are using technology? Here's an awesome article from Teen Tech Trends that sheds some light on the matter....
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10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People | How People Learn | Scoop.it
Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative...

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The Lasting Impacts of Poverty on the Brain

The Lasting Impacts of Poverty on the Brain | How People Learn | Scoop.it

"Poverty shapes people in some hard-wired ways that we're only now beginning to understand. Back in August, we wrote about some provocative new research that found that poverty imposes a kind of tax on the brain. It sucks up so much mental bandwidth – capacity spent wrestling with financial trade-offs, scarce resources, the gap between bills and income – that the poor have fewer cognitive resources left over to succeed at parenting, education, or work. Experiencing poverty is like knocking 13 points off your IQ as you try to navigate everything else. That's like living, perpetually, on a missed night of sleep." | by Emily Badger


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Smart Teenage Brains May Get Some Extra Learning Time

Smart Teenage Brains May Get Some Extra Learning Time | How People Learn | Scoop.it

"Brain research is helping scientists tease out subtle differences in how teenagers learn. John Hewitt is a neuroscientist who studies the biology of intelligence. He knew intelligence has a strong biological component. If your parents are smart, you'll probably be smart — even without a lot of fuss about the right schools and learning environments. But recently, Hewitt discovered something that surprised him. 'Well, I may have been wrong,' he admits. 'It may well be that the environmental boost you can get, or the detriment you can suffer through adversity, may indeed be a little more important at a critical period in adolescence than I had previously thought. And this may especially be true for parents of very bright children.' What Hewitt, director of the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado, is talking about is a new understanding of the interplay between your genetic inheritance and how you learn from the environment. He credits another researcher, Angela Brant, for coming up with a new insight into this critical period in development. So what is it about children that allows them to grasp the 'deep' knowledge of syntax more quickly than do adults? Neuroscientists think the reason children do better at such challenges is that young brains are more receptive to learning. The study, published in Psychological Science, suggests that for many children it may be a mistake to stop learning new things. Even if you're a teenager, it might not be too late to start learning Chinese, chess or the cello." | by Shankar Vedantam


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Visual Recording on the iPad - YouTube

A brief overview of how to use the iPad for visual recording/notetaking. Includes things to consider when doing this; how this is different from traditional ...

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mrhooker's curator insight, August 12, 5:08 PM

Great video on the benefits of Visual Notetaking. 

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Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education | How People Learn | Scoop.it
Kinesthetic learning, especially for middle school girls, connects the act of acquiring knowledge with physical movement, breaking through the barriers of self-image and perceived limitations.
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10 Conditions For Self-Sustaining Learning In The Classroom

10 Conditions For Self-Sustaining Learning In The Classroom | How People Learn | Scoop.it
"It's important to find ways to let our kids take ownership of their learning. The more self-directed they become, the more the learning will stick and develop into a transparent lifelong pursuit o...
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How Video Games and Social Media Fuel Students’ Passion for Art

How Video Games and Social Media Fuel Students’ Passion for Art | How People Learn | Scoop.it
The same devices that are used to consume art have also allowed students to create on their own, often with little instruction or direction. This trend of interest-driven art creation comes at a time when public schools are cutting art programming, and it offers a promising new way to reach and mold budding artists.
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Critical Thinking Takes Courage

Critical Thinking Takes Courage | How People Learn | Scoop.it
Critical thinking isn't an entirely natural process; it's one that requires courage.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 24, 7:33 PM

Yes, and YES!!! Critical thinking really takes risk, because someone is likely to disagree with you. How much better it is, however, to have a well thought opinion and stand alone, than to be a lemming. 

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, June 25, 8:21 AM

A really excellent article on something that can be hard to define and practice, and yet is such an essential skill for life.   I really like the distinction Terry Heick makes between thought and knowledge and the interplay between them.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 25, 11:38 AM

El pensamiento crítico requiere coraje, actitud y valor que no se fomenta en los sistemas educativos en general debido a los riesgos que conlleva.

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Can Student-Driven Learning Happen Under Common Core?

Can Student-Driven Learning Happen Under Common Core? | How People Learn | Scoop.it
By Marsha Ratzel Teachers use different strategies to help students learn. With the inevitable arrival of the Common Core State Standards, however, the big u
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The Key To Success? Angela Lee Duckworth Says Grit

"Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled."  | via TED Talks


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There’s One Key Difference Between Kids Who Excel At Math And Those Who Don’t

There’s One Key Difference Between Kids Who Excel At Math And Those Who Don’t | How People Learn | Scoop.it

"'I’m just not a math person.' We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of 'math people' is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably are a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. Worse, you may be helping to perpetuate a pernicious myth that is harming underprivileged children—the myth of inborn genetic math ability. Is math ability genetic? Sure, to some degree. Terence Tao, UCLA’s famous virtuoso mathematician, publishes dozens of papers in top journals every year, and is sought out by researchers around the world to help with the hardest parts of their theories. Essentially none of us could ever be as good at math as Terence Tao, no matter how hard we tried or how well we were taught. But here’s the thing: We don’t have to! For high school math, inborn talent is just much less important than hard work, preparation, and self-confidence." | by Miles Kimball and Noah Smith


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The Class of 2025

The Class of 2025 | How People Learn | Scoop.it

America must resolve the conflict between knowledge and know-how.

The college graduate who can think creatively is going to stand the greatest chance of not only doing well but doing some good too.


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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's curator insight, October 13, 2013 4:20 PM

"Class 2025, How They'll Learn..."

Joseph Hill Ed.D's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:36 PM

How are you Tranforming the 1st grade classroom to meet our learners where they will need to be In 2025?