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Social neuroscience: games and social hurt - Herd - the hidden truth ...

Social neuroscience: games and social hurt - Herd - the hidden truth ... | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Lovely feature in this month's NS which uses "Cyberball" (see above) - a game for 3 players (actually only 1 and 2 computer stooges) to explore the neuroscience of ostracism. Yes, that's right, HERDmeister is recommending a ...
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9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers with each tool bringing its own powerful mechanism for transforming the traditional narrative--both inside and outside the classroom...


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Lots of new tools to play with!

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Laura Kamis Wrang's curator insight, September 4, 2014 5:48 AM

TIME is of the essence opportunies to create and recreate are all over the place!!!

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 2, 11:24 AM

while I haven't tried these apps, it's a great selection of giving your novel am visual summary.  Anything to breathe some life into that synopsis eh? I'll def. Be checking the, out

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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.


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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, 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, 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, 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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How to Build a Better Learner

How to Build a Better Learner | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Brain studies suggest new ways to improve reading, writing and arithmetic—and even social skills
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Fascinating article about new insights into learning.

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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.  At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.


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This study provides insight into the issues teachers see, positive and negative, regarding the ways in which digital tools impact student writing. Overall, they see many benefits, but there are specific areas of concern.

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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, November 10, 2014 2:49 AM

Enquête sur la litteracie numerique, des chiffres intéressants...

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 9:38 AM

I definitely see the need to "better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use."

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.


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While stress may be useful for learning not to touch a hot stove, it tends to inhibit the kind of learning that is most needed by students in today's world.

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Jenny Ebermann's curator insight, October 31, 2014 3:59 AM

Innovation and creativity can only emerge in moments of stillness! #mindful #leadership

Josefina Santos's curator insight, November 25, 2014 12:09 AM

Amazing

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Finance Systems Perpetuate Inequitable Funding Of U.S. Schools

According to a report out of the Center for American Progress, inequitable per-pupil spending perpetuated by regressive state and local school-finance systems remains cause for concern in U.S. public schools, despite state aid formulas designed to work to the contrary.
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It's time we make publicly-funded education an equal playing field.

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A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB

A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it


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A useful set of educational tools.

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Jeroen Boon's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:06 AM

De Global Education Database (GEDB), is een zeer groot en nuttige verzameling van de beste apps, web tools, gadgets en moocs nu online beschikbaar voor allerlei educatieve doeleinden. Iedereen kan zich registreren bij GEDB en waardevol hulpmiddelen of instrumenten delen door het invullen van een speciaal formulier. Inzendingen worden beoordeeld op feitelijke onjuistheden en integriteit en wanneer goedgekeurd gepubliceerd binnen 24 uur. 

Probeer het nu: http://www.gedb.org/

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 22, 2014 7:18 AM

Learning Tools - management?

Diana Andone's curator insight, February 25, 2014 12:59 AM

GEDB, the Global Education Database, is a great and extremely useful curated collection of the best apps, web tools, gadgets and moocs now available online for educational purposes.

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English Classic Verb Conjugator & Verbal Phrase Paths

English Classic Verb Conjugator & Verbal Phrase Paths | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

An interactive conjugator of English verbs arranged in a classic table format, with the additional feature allowing instructors to make links for their syllabus that control what students see so that they can be exposed only to what they have already studied along with the new features being studied.


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A useful tool for helping ESL and beginning writing students understand verb conjugation.

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delta14's curator insight, February 26, 2014 8:07 AM

Recurso para apoyar el aprendizaje del idioma inglés.

John O'Connor's curator insight, March 19, 2014 7:49 PM

A nice tool for reminding students about some grammar relationships.

Rosanna López 's curator insight, March 30, 2014 6:59 AM

English tenses. Interactive conjugator of English verbs.

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

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Erik Kwakkel • Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark Here’s...

Erik Kwakkel • Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark Here’s... | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark


Here’s something very special. In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them.
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I just love these! Plus, we now know that doodling helps to improve learning.

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The Joy Of Making Things « Annie Murphy Paul

The Joy Of Making Things « Annie Murphy Paul | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

In New Haven, Connecticut, where I live with my husband and two sons, we are lucky to have nearby the Eli Whitney Museum. This place is the opposite of a “please don’t touch” repository of fine art. It’s an  ”experimental learning workshop” where kids engage in an essential but increasingly rare activity: they make stuff.

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Hands On! Please touch. Make things. Get your hands dirty. Take it apart. Put it together. Tinker with it. Can you make it better?

These are the attitudes our schools need to share with kids. We learn best by doing. Regardless of our "primary learning style," the best way to make learning your own is by doing.

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Citelighter: Research, Write & Cite

Citelighter: Research, Write & Cite | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Many teachers are ending their semesters with large scale assignments that require digital research.
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Even at the college level, I find that students often leave citation preparation for the end of the writing cycle, after they've written a research paper. But, this just makes more work and opens them to accusations of plagiarism, as it's harder to identify the source of the material, once it's been integrated into the paper. Even when each use of someone else's material has been identified inline, if the correct citations on the References or Works Cited pages are missing or incorrect, the student is going to have difficulty pulling the source material together. Using a tool such as the one described here, may help students and other researchers to avoid citation headaches.

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Why Academic Teaching Doesn’t Help Kids Excel In Life

Why Academic Teaching Doesn’t Help Kids Excel In Life | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Teacher Shelley Wright explains why a school system that revolves around academics fails to teach kids what they really need to know.
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What do our kids need to succeed in life? Maybe they need a new approach to education.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 2014 11:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 28, 4:54 PM

Includes a great podcast

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Eliminate Grades, Change the Educational System

Eliminate Grades, Change the Educational System | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

"Education is in need of some changes. If we eliminate grades, we make room for many important shifts that must occur in our current climate. It's time to shift the mindset; teachers, throw out grades.

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"Teachers, students and higher educational systems need to start valuing learning and progress over points if we want our students to be truly career and college ready."

 

I can't agree more. The focus of education needs to be on learning, not on grades.

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The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education

The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Instead of believing in the right/left brain, learning styles, and that we use only ten percent of our brains, we should focus on neuroscience research.
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Those of us who work in the education field need to be aware of the science and the pseudoscience, so we can avoid perpetuating the myths.

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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading?
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"While ever more schools adopt textbooks and student reading materials to digital readers like iPads and Chromebooks, some recent research suggests students may comprehend more from reading print." 


This examination of how middle school students respond to and work with digital textbooks addresses questions that are applicable to learners at all levels of instruction. Digital devices have many benefits, but they just don't provide the same level of interaction that physical books do. The physical process of interacting with a physical book, including the ability to write in the margins, is important when it comes to getting the most out of reading. Digital books just can't offer that, yet.


However, digital reading specialists are working on tools and strategies that will help to improve deep learning from digital materials. For example, students who are familiar with and use annotation apps within their textbooks may actually benefit from working with digital materials, since students are generally discouraged from writing in or marking up their physical textbooks.


In the meantime, there's a place for both physical and digital books in today's classrooms.

 

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GrupoCidep Autismo's curator insight, December 4, 2014 6:14 AM

la oportunidad de profundizar es mayor y mas accesible, la disponibillidad puede aumentar la motivación pero no crearla.

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The Other 21st Century Skills

The Other 21st Century Skills | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).  I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony...
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Excellent overview of the characteristics and skills that will help all students to thrive.

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Why Letter Grades Just Don’t Cut It

Why Letter Grades Just Don’t Cut It | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Letter-grades fail at giving students specific information about how they are doing in class.
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Students don't need grades. In fact, grades can actually prevent real learning because students come to equate success in school with getting good grades, rather than with increasing their understanding of the subjects being taught and the world around them.

 

We know this. Not only has this been identified as a problem by educators for decades, but anyone who has ever started school as a curious child. excited by the prospect of learning, only to discover that school is boring, that school makes them hate learning, regardless of whether they get good or bad grades, knows this.

 

It's time to end the carrot and stick approach that is grading and begin giving children and their parents real feedback that promotes learning.

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Online Math Games, Logic Games, Science Games, Language Arts Games, and more!

Online Math Games, Logic Games, Science Games, Language Arts Games, and more! | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Online learning games featuring math games, science games, logic games, and language arts games. SchoolTimeGames.com - The Smart Place to Be!

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, KB...Konnected, Deb, Luciana Viter, Maria Margarida Correia
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Lots of fun online learning games. Great for parents and teachers working with young learners.

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Catherine Douthard's curator insight, September 28, 2013 10:24 AM

Fun learning!

Miguel Garcia's curator insight, February 19, 2014 5:52 AM

algunos estan muy buenos

Agora Abierta's curator insight, February 19, 2014 6:53 AM

Para poner al día tus reflejos y conocimientos con juegos online

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How to Get Students to Believe in Themselves | The New York Public Library

How to Get Students to Believe in Themselves | The New York Public Library | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
How many times do you hear students in your classroom or library say, “I can’t”? Doesn’t that phrase make you cringe? I always tell students, "Don’t say that because you can,” and help them figure out ways to reach their goals.
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Such useful advice in so many contexts.

 

Now, eat your goldfish crackers!

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages
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It's still early days for digital reading, so it's unclear how many of the issues noted in this examination of the differences between reading physical books and ebooks will remain, and how many will seem hopelessly antiquated to our descendents. I found that most of the points noted reflect my own experience with our evolving media delivery systems, while also suggesting some thought-provoking possibilities for the future. 

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Are Alzheimer's and diabetes the same disease? - health - 27 November 2013 - New Scientist

Are Alzheimer's and diabetes the same disease? - health - 27 November 2013 - New Scientist | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
People with type 2 diabetes often have memory problems. That may be a result of Alzheimer's-like brain changes – changes which can be reversed in rats
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This article raises more questions for me than it answers, especially since I have not previously been aware of a correlation between Alzheimer's and diabetes. Still, if true for even portion of the population, this provides much greater insight into treatments.

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You are welcome Pamela, interesting concept..
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How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

How Technology Wires the Learning Brain | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend 11.5 hours a day using technology -- whether that’s computers, television, mobile phones, or video games –
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Our brains are adaptable.

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories - Edudemic | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process. (A great infographic on learning theories, including the role of connectivism!

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Understanding how learning works helps both teachers and students.

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Ling Tzi Yeoh's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:02 AM

A useful platform for teachers to share.

Javier Duque's curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:21 AM

Una interesante infografía sobre´teorías de aprendizaje y sus caracterísiticas. La conclusión de la misma es que el "conectivismo" es la teoría general de aprendizaje que recoge en la era digital las aportaciones de las anteriores teorías.

Andrés Núñez Álvarez's curator insight, September 12, 2014 4:35 AM

Interesting comparison of learning theories.