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How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"The rise of the standing desk may appear to be a response to the modern, eat-at-your-desk, hunched-over worker chained to her computer, but history paints a different picture: Hemingway, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson all stood while they worked. Donald Rumsfeld had a standing desk, and so did Charles Dickens. Workplaces are moving toward more standing desks, but schools have been slower to catch on for a variety of reasons, including cost, convenience, and perhaps the assumption that “sit down and pay attention” is the best way to learn."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 26, 2014 9:19 PM

How would your classroom change if you were to switch to standing desks? Would it help your students who prefer to move? Would they learn more?

This post looks at one small study and the results show that standing desks may make a difference. Students (and adults) need to move. Sitting in a chair is more confining than sitting on a stool or standing. Take the time to read this post and you may find yourself trying to create your own standing desk, or perhaps you might write a grant to bring one or two standing desks to your classroom.

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Research - How You and Your Peers are Using Technology

Research - How You and Your Peers are Using Technology | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Survey Results: Today's Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning. Over the last month or

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A Visual Guide to Generation Z

A Visual Guide to Generation Z | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

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Ennio Martignago's curator insight, November 28, 2013 3:37 AM

Generazione Z

Beatriz Montesinos's curator insight, November 28, 2013 5:42 AM

Excelente estudio sociólogico de la Generación Z (niñ@s nacidos entre 1995 y 2009) realizado por la empresa australiana McCrindle.

Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, November 28, 2013 4:24 PM

for kids

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#mendeley #ipad app give your personal research library to #mlearning

#mendeley #ipad app give your personal research library to #mlearning | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Mendeley is an essential tool for researchers, students, librarians and professionals who rely on easy access to the world's research.Carry thousands of PDFs in your pocket. Read and annotate them on the go, search your entire library, and easily sync everything between your iPhone, iPad .
The best free way to manage your research : Organize, share, discover . I am happy to be Mendeley Advisor http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/cornel-lucian-duma/


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LucianeCurator's curator insight, September 28, 2013 2:47 PM

curated by Lucian, father, Social Media Curator https://lucianecurator.contently.com/ and teacher,http://xeeme.com/LucianeCurator;http://bitly.com/LucianEDTechCurator who win a IPAD in Global Competition with PLN helphttp://bitly.com/LucianeCuratorthankyoubecausewinIpad or simply a educator hwo teach special needs students how to integrate new technologies online web 2.0 and Social Media into the classroomhttp://checkthis.com/fvn/ . Followhttps://twitter.com/lucianecuratorandhttp://twitter.com/web20education . Now I write / describe weekly Top 10 http://teacherluciandumaweb20.blogspot.com/ ,and describe daily: curation edtoolshttp://edtech20curationprojectineducation.blogspot.com/ ; startup edtools http://startup4edu.blogspot.com/ , ipad appshttp://ipadappsineducationtomlearning.blogspot.com/ . Now I begin to blog also in romanianhttp://lucianesocialmediacuratorineducatie.blogspot.com

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Princeton University - Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress

Princeton University - Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Physical activity reorganizes the brain so that its response to stress is reduced and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function, according to a research team based at Princeton University.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 7, 2013 2:47 PM

 

A MUST READ!!!

 

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The Innovative Educator: Using Cell Phones to Increase Student Achievement and Engagement with Reading and Writing

The Innovative Educator: Using Cell Phones to Increase Student Achievement and Engagement with Reading and Writing | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"Cell phones are a terrific tool to support student engagement and achievement in reading and writing. To follow are some ideas explaining how teachers are doing just that by using cell phones in the way they are most commonly used among youth -- for texting and group texting. We will also look at a newly emerging trend...using cell phones to write novels."


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A shocking statistic about the quality of education research

A shocking statistic about the quality of education research | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
A research study about research studies comes up with a cautionary finding.

 

For more than a decade, school reformers have said that education policy should be driven by “research” and “data,” but there’s a big question about how much faith anyone should have in a great deal of education research. This is so not only because the samples are too small or because some research projects are funded by specific companies looking for specific results, but because in nearly all cases, it appears that nobody can be certain their results are completely accurate.

 

“I would love to believe that every single person doing education research around the world has ethics that are as pure as the driven snow,” Plucker said. “[But] the law of averages tells us there’s something out there.”

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 22, 2014 6:32 PM

The concept of replication has never made sense to me. We should be reproducing and reconstructing. Reproducing and reconstructing are not about identical. They are about checking more data against the original data collected. One can never replicate/duplicate the same situation so it is about similarities rather than exactness.

 

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 23, 2014 11:42 AM

This article is about the low value placed on replication studies. It does not call into question all education research! I'd like to see how this replication issue compares to other social sciences before dismissing all ed research! 

Dylan-oliver Sinclair's curator insight, August 24, 2014 10:48 PM

What information should be taught in schools and universities? This topic is suggesting marketing companies have influence over learning and teaching.

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Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
I often hear language learning is much easier when you are younger, and that we must teach our young students another language when they are young so that they can be ‘more competitive’ in an increasingly globalized, connected world. While I don’t argue with that at all, there are many other benefits that come from being …

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Drora Arussy's curator insight, March 4, 2014 7:46 AM

Really states clearly and understandably so many of the benefits of speaking a second language - how much more does the culture of Hebrew bring into the mix?

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 4, 2014 10:40 AM

It might be easier when you are young, but that should not stop you from learning a new language. It isn't too late.

Tandoo Barcelona's curator insight, November 25, 2014 9:26 AM

An intersting article about the advantages of bilingualism. So start learning! :) (Karina)