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How meta-learning (information about learning) can improve learning, and related topics.
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Fighting Back Against the Dumbing Down of America

Fighting Back Against the Dumbing Down of America | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Hammering away at the civics crisis in our schools with the new startup Kicker (RT @CurtisCFEE: New from 17yo @NikhilGoya_l: "Fighting Back Against the Dumbing Down of America" via @PsychToday: http://t.co/nLtNOg9B...
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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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Do you have the wrong impression about online learning? [Infographic]

Do you have the wrong impression about online learning? [Infographic] | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Today, no longer is having a high school diploma is enough to land a good job and support family. College is key today, but finding the funds to pay for it can be tricky. Brick and mortar institutions cost a fortune, and most have to work while going to school. But for those who can't juggle both, online learning can be a great option.

 

We know what that you may think this avenue is for slackers, but have a look at our infographic below, and your opinion may just change.

 


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The Best Science Books of 2012

The Best Science Books of 2012 | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
From cosmology to cosmic love, or what your biological clock has to do with diagraming evolution.
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Why Khan Academy Is The Wrong Answer

Why Khan Academy Is The Wrong Answer | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

"Popular efforts to improve education are focusing on the wrong problem. Millions of dollars and hours of innovation are being spent on improving how we deliver content in an era when content matters less and how we interact with it matters more....

 

"However, the weak link in our current learning paradigm isn’t content delivery. Traditional textbooks deliver content efficiently and effectively, and access to content is cheaper and easier than at any other time in history thanks to the internet. It’s only with the guidance of a skilled teacher and interaction with other learners that content becomes relevant and engaging. That’s what makes good teaching important. Future education is better served by investing in and developing tools that support discussion and interaction, not improving content delivery."


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Lou Salza's comment, November 28, 2012 4:28 PM
In education there as many questions and answers as there are children. Kahn Academy is not the wrong answer. Neither is it the right answer. It is ONE answer to the question: How can we increase access to content and information for students and adults who want to learn?
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Brain Wave Synchronization Key to Working Visual Memory - NIH Research Matters - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Brain Wave Synchronization Key to Working Visual Memory - NIH Research Matters - National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Short-term memories are stored as synchronized signals between 2 key brain hubs, according to a new study in monkeys. The findings show for the first time how the brain stores visual information for working memory tasks.
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What Teachers, Parents And Kids Should Know About Dyslexia

What Teachers, Parents And Kids Should Know About Dyslexia | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
My son's story may demonstrate that dyslexia doesn't have to be an academic death sentence, but students shouldn't require a teacher mom to navigate the system for them, either.

 

From the article: "One particularly damaging misunderstanding of the condition is the belief that students who suffer with dyslexia possess diminished academic potential. Many people -- teachers included -- think that students who require adaptations and adjusted expectations related to reading speed, spelling accuracy and their mode of written expression (laptop vs. handwriting) must also necessitate adjusted intellectual expectations. This is a big error. Dyslexia is a mechanical disability, not a thinking disability. Teachers need to communicate this, parents need to understand this, and -- most of all -- dyslexic students need to know this."

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Watch "John Kounios: The neuroscience behind epiphanies" Video at TED2013 #TEDTalentSearch

Watch "John Kounios: The neuroscience behind epiphanies" Video at TED2013 #TEDTalentSearch | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
John Kounios is a cognitive neuroscientist and Professor of Psychology at Drexel University who studies the neural basis of creative insight.
[Note: We want you to see these talks exactly as they happened!
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Kids Understand the Probabilities of Possibilities Better Than Adults Do

Kids Understand the Probabilities of Possibilities Better Than Adults Do | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Everyone who spends time with children knows how incredibly much they learn. But how can babies and young children possibly learn so much so quickly?
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Why Are Finland's Schools Successful?

Why Are Finland's Schools Successful? | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The country's achievements in education have other nations doing their homework...
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Irma Walter's comment, October 24, 2012 6:29 PM
saved to my reading list. Thanks.
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Study: Students Want Teachers To Use Technology ASAP | Edudemic

Study: Students Want Teachers To Use Technology ASAP | Edudemic | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

"One of my favorite comments ever was from a teacher who was talking about her journey bringing technology into her classroom and developing activities around the tools she had found.

 

"She was enjoying herself, the students loved the activities and were learning the material – so what could be going wrong?

 

"She was basically berated by another teacher because their shared students were complaining that they liked the technology-based classroom learning better, and that the other teacher’s stuff was boring."

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Excellent Idea of the Day: Sci-Fi in Class - Discovery News

Excellent Idea of the Day: Sci-Fi in Class - Discovery News | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Excellent Idea of the Day: Sci-Fi in ClassDiscovery NewsTextbooks may someday use science fiction more as a tool for teaching students real science, a study published in the journal Enseñanza de las Ciencias suggests.
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How the Brains of Bookworms Compare To Those of Bibliophobes | 80beats | Discover Magazine

How the Brains of Bookworms Compare To Those of Bibliophobes | 80beats | Discover Magazine | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Mind & Brain | brain development | We all knew the kid who couldn't be pried away from her book---and the kid for whom each page was an exquisite torture.
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Irma Walter's comment, October 11, 2012 2:10 PM
That's very interesting.
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Infants learn to look and look to learn - Science Codex

Infants learn to look and look to learn - Science Codex | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Science CodexInfants learn to look and look to learnScience Codex"The link between looking and learning is much more intricate than what people have assumed," says John Spencer, a psychology professor at the UI and a co-author on the paper...
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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, January 23, 2015 3:43 AM

Blogging is a really important tool to help with literacy skills. Give it a try.

Denis Lundie's curator insight, January 23, 2015 7:18 AM

Writing for the web, in all forms, is an essential communication skill. All languages should teach the techniques and rules that apply to writing for the web.

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How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1

In which John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What's the point of reading critica...
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10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use

10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
I'm often asked for recommendations on how to help students use Google more effectively. This morning I sat down and thought about the recommendations that I make most frequently when I am asked.

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Learning Is a Way of Life - Huffington Post

Learning Is a Way of Life - Huffington Post | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Learning Is a Way of LifeHuffington PostI became a procrastinator in eighth grade, when I switched from project-based learning in my elementary school, which encourages learning itself, to test-based learning, which encourages cramming knowledge...
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When people worry about math, the brain feels the pain

When people worry about math, the brain feels the pain | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Mathematics anxiety can prompt a response in the brain similar to when a person experiences physical pain, according to new research at the University of Chicago.
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Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong | The Atlantic

Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong | The Atlantic | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
An extended conversation with the legendary linguist...
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How Can We Make Middle School Less Awful?

How Can We Make Middle School Less Awful? | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Every morning, the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders at Paul Cuffee Middle School in Providence, R.I. join together in what’s called a Circle of Power and Respect.
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From Smoke Signals to Tweets: How The Evolution Of Communication Is Changing Your Classroom | Edudemic

From Smoke Signals to Tweets: How The Evolution Of Communication Is Changing Your Classroom | Edudemic | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

"From quill and ink, to slate and chalk, to pencil and paper, to typewriter, to computer, to iPad…. each evolution of technology has allowed students to make their thinking visual, articulate their ideas, demonstrate their understanding of concepts and skills, collaborate with their peers, and communicate in complex and modern ways."

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Personalized Learning Initiatives | Hanover Research

Personalized Learning Initiatives | Hanover Research | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it

Despite the prevalence of the term in national conversation, there is not a universally accepted definition of “personalized learning.”...

 

"Personalized learning highlights the important role of educators in strategically guiding instruction. Instructors must design and reinforce an engaging, supportive learning environment that fosters learning among all students."

 

Thoughtful post.


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Tips and Topics for Student Bloggers | Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom

Tips and Topics for Student Bloggers | Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom | Learning, Education, and Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Recently, I wrote two posts about quality student blogs. You can find them here and here. I have also written a guide to setting up student blogs here.

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Noam Chomsky - The Purpose of Education

Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of stan...

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Irma Walter's comment, October 11, 2012 2:09 PM
Thanks for posting.