Learning, Education, and Neuroscience
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How meta-learning (information about learning) can improve learning, and related topics.
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Neuromyth: Do Learning Styles Matter?

Neuromyth: Do Learning Styles Matter? | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
By busting the learning styles myth, we hope to help teachers focus on matching instruction with the content and learning goals, not learning styles.
Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

Teachers and other learning professionals are often taught about learning styles. In fact, learning styles may even be a required part of continuing education practices. The training I received as a teacher and as a tutor made learning styles a requirement and encouraged me to evaluate student learning preferences. This would be great if the science backed up the idea that matching instruction techniques to learning styles actually improves learning, but the sad truth of the matter is that the science tells us that learning styles are irrelevant when it comes to how much students actually learn. What will help maximize learning? Helping students understand concepts when they are working with conceptual materials, helping them improve memory skills when working with material that simply needs to be remembered, and creating learning environments that encourage student engagement with learning. This last point is the most important because students learn best when they want to learn.

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Stacey Edmonds's curator insight, November 28, 2015 9:30 PM

Love this article.   Know thy format, make good content.  The End.

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6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology

6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning -- Campus Technology | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Facebook and Twitter may be ubiquitous, but there are many other social media tools out there that can enhance teaching and learning. Here, three educators share their favorites.


Via Dan Kirsch
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Students may not want to befriend their teacher on Facebook, but that doesn't mean social media is out of the question for school assignments.

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Barbara Macfarlan's curator insight, January 30, 2015 4:39 PM

These ideas would be very easy to implement into your teaching and give students the opportunity to explore their learning through different media.

Linda Ashida's curator insight, February 1, 2015 11:28 AM

This article give examples of how Voice Thread, Diigo, Scoop.It, Instagram, Pinterest, and Feedly can be used to enhance teaching and learning.  The article wraps up with three key benefits of using social media in the classroom.

Amy in ATL's curator insight, February 1, 2015 11:49 AM

I like it when social media can help guide a project for a student and a teacher. Check out these other platforms that are being utilized For education. #ufglobal

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what are the attitudes about learning you're passing on to your kids?

what are the attitudes about learning you're passing on to your kids? | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Annie Murphy Paul is a book author, magazine journalist, consultant and speaker who helps people understand how we learn and how we can do it better. Her latest book, How to Be Brilliant, is forthcoming from Crown.

 

"I've written a lot on the Brilliant Blog about how relationships can enhance learning. We learn better when we "apprentice" ourselves to someone more knowledgeable, for example; when we ourselves teach others; and when we discuss and debate with our peers."

Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

Attitudes about learning are crucial, and always have been. 

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Your Nostalgia Isn’t Helping Me Learn — The Synapse — Medium

Your Nostalgia Isn't Helping Me Learn - The Synapse - Medium
Rethinking recent “common sense” claims about technology as distraction in the classroom.
Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

There are many claims that new technological tools are harmful to learning, but are those claims valid? Do students really learn more poorly when they take notes on a laptop than when they do so by hand? Michael Oman-Reagan says no, and identifies flaws in anti-technology research. He points, instead, to the need to leverage students' tool use in the classroom, while teaching them critical thinking skills that will support their learning regardless of which tools they use because effective use of technology is a necessary skill in today's world and the world of the future.

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Olgy Gary's curator insight, April 8, 2015 11:29 PM
I agree with Pamela D Lloyd when she writes: "There are many claims that new technological tools are harmful to learning, but are those claims valid? Do students really learn more poorly when they take notes on a laptop than when they do so by hand? Michael Oman-Reagan says no, and identifies flaws in anti-technology research. He points, instead, to the need to leverage students' tool use in the classroom, while teaching them critical thinking skills that will support their learning regardless of which tools they use because effective use of technology is a necessary skill in today's world and the world of the future." 
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Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating

Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
One educator rethinks Bloom's Taxonomy because it gives the impression that there is a scarcity of creativity in students.
Pamela D Lloyd's insight:

Start with creating. Be creative in your teaching. All aspects of learning are necessary and possible.

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