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By 2015, Smart Phone Accessory Will Zap Your Brain to Calm You Down and Help You Focus | Big Think

By 2015, Smart Phone Accessory Will Zap Your Brain to Calm You Down and Help You Focus | Big Think | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
A technology startup plans to market a smart phone accessory that will allow you to zap your brain with an electrical current, helping you feel energized or relaxed, depending on your needs.
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What could possibly go wrong?

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The app that alerts parents when kids are in trouble online

The app that alerts parents when kids are in trouble online | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Our emotion analysis engine finds and reports sentiments like bullying, grief and violence in web searches and social network posts.
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Sleep starts later as teens age, but school still starts early - PsyPost

Sleep starts later as teens age, but school still starts early - PsyPost | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

What can schools do to address thisA newly published study used activity monitors to track how sleep habits changed in younger and older teens as they grew during a two-year period. Key find

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How can schools - international schools especially - address this?

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Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behavior patterns that counteract the impulse toward bullying.
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Educators and Entrepreneurs: Get Thee to a Classroom and Observe Students (EdSurge News)

Educators and Entrepreneurs: Get Thee to a Classroom and Observe Students (EdSurge News) | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Forget policy. Forget expertise. Want to design better schools? Force yourself to sit in a classroom and see what it is actually like to be a student.Alexis Wiggins, a veteran high school teacher, shadowed students for two days and recently wrote about her experiences on her father Grant Wiggins’ bl
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Who's up for spending the day as a High School student?

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A Principal's Reflections: Schools That Work For Kids - Linkis.com

A Principal's Reflections: Schools That Work For Kids - Linkis.com | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
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Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives

Teen Conflicts Spill Over to Other Areas of Their Lives | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Home troubles affect school life, school issues affect home, researchers report
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How to manage phones in your school

How to manage phones in your school | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

There has been a dramatic rise in mobile devices crossing back and forth between the school gates, and be it smartphones, tablets, notebooks or laptops, whether they are parent-owned or school-owned, there remains a duty of care that schools must practice. Schools have a responsibility to ensure that students’ mobile access to the world is properly managed and protects them from harm.


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Some valid suggestions here for schools and teachers...

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becool's curator insight, October 27, 2014 4:46 AM

Enkele goede suggesties...

Angela Mitchell's curator insight, August 6, 2015 12:54 PM

Some useful suggestions

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PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems - An Ethical Island

PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems - An Ethical Island | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Can kids solve real life problems that affect our world? Sure! Why not? Many of you know the 7 sterile steps to PBL. How about adding a little more to the 7 steps? Here are a few ideas about how to solve real-life problems with your class.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 21, 2014 5:37 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Karen B Wehner's curator insight, October 22, 2014 9:30 AM

Love this.

HJJP's curator insight, October 22, 2014 9:55 AM

Many problem solving frameworks and formats... I like this one... simple enough... but as complete as needed.

 

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A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned

A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she de...
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I wonder what would change in school if teachers really got a chance to do just this. Follow a student  for a day and really see things from his or her perspective. I think we'd be surprised...

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New study examines impact of violent media on the brain - PsyPost

New study examines impact of violent media on the brain - PsyPost | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
With the longstanding debate over whether violent movies cause real world violence as a backstop, a study published today in PLOS One found that each perso
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Why Daydreaming is Critical to Effective Learning

Why Daydreaming is Critical to Effective Learning | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Daydreaming and playing are crucial to develop the kind of creativity many say should be a focal point of a modern education system.
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What's the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care?

What's the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care? | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
We're glad you asked. The coauthor of Invent to Learn explains how to start one in your schools and why making is the most powerful way for kids to learn.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 


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Brave new world...

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RESENTICE's curator insight, October 9, 2014 4:35 AM

Les Fablab mode d'emploi et intérêt pédagogique par l'auteur de l'ouvrage :

Invent To Learn - Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the ClassroomGary Stager co-écrit avec  Sylvia Martinez

Rejoignez le mouvement des "makers"!  Il s'agit d'une révolution alliant la  technologie et la créativité : l' apprenant actif étant au centre du processus d'apprentissage.

Rachelle Ackerman's curator insight, October 9, 2014 9:59 PM

Not directly about outdoor learning, but shared values of hands-on, child-driven learning.

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What’s the deal with Antarctica and the Arctic?

What’s the deal with Antarctica and the Arctic? | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

"Perhaps the biggest misunderstanding is that the Arctic and Antarctic are similar. One’s in the north and the other is in the south; but other than that, they’re the same, right? No, this couldn’t be more wrong. These polar opposites are literally polar opposites.
For starters, the Arctic is a small, shallow ocean surrounded by land: Eurasia, Greenland, Canada and the United States. It’s only about 5 ½ million square miles, which is five times smaller than the Atlantic and 11 times smaller than the Pacific. Antarctica, on the other hand, is a continent surrounded by the entire Southern Ocean.

This may seem like no big deal, but it makes all the difference in the world. It takes a lot of energy to change water temperature compared to what it takes to change land temperature, which means Arctic seawater isn’t as cold as the continental ice sheet covering Antarctica. So, the Arctic sea ice (frozen sea water) is about 10 feet thick, whereas the Antarctic ice sheet (compacted freshwater ice) is over a mile thick."

 

Tags: physical, weather and climate, Arctic, Antarctica.


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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 12, 2014 9:05 PM

It would be nice to keep both

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, November 17, 2014 2:51 PM

If we are

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Cursive, Print, or Type? The Point is To Keep Writing

Cursive, Print, or Type? The Point is To Keep Writing | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The real fear among those who study kids and handwriting is not that our schools will stop teaching cursive; it's that students aren't writing enough.
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Basically, do we write enough in school? For that matter, do we model writing - by hand - enough? It's ironic that the most writing students currently do at IB is when they have to for three hours at a time for exams....

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Generation TED and the power of positivity – Julian Baggini – Aeon

Generation TED and the power of positivity – Julian Baggini – Aeon | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Does relentless enthusiasm really help the world, or should generation TED learn to take a more sceptical view?
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Love Baggini's published philosophical works and thrilled to see his cutting edge critique of the TED generation here...

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Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The growing field of educational neuroscience, converging developmental psychology, cognitive science, and education, can help teachers and school leaders rethink how they approach assessments. While some of its initial findings merely support what educators have intuitively believed, it is also challenging many assumptions and providing new insight into best educational practices, especially regarding assessment.

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ajinugraha's curator insight, November 1, 2014 12:13 AM

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Vanessa Monell Mercado's curator insight, November 2, 2014 7:41 AM

I want to do a PhD on Educational Neuroscience, any suggestions? Not for the money, but for the learning and helping educators part!

media350's curator insight, March 18, 2015 10:01 AM

Can you explain the rationale behind your assessments?

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Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
In order to accommodate students with dyslexia, general education teachers must understand what the condition is and what alternate means work best for accessing information.
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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to teach STEAM in your classroom? This collection created by We Are Teachers is definitely a must see. It provides about 60 iPad apps categorized under different subject areas, all of which are geared towards enhancing your kids' STEAM knowledge. The app recommendations are also arranged in such a way that you will be able to access apps for different grade levels (k-12). I have spent sometime going through this collection and find it really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us what you think of it.

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Taking the steam out of STEM? I like this approach...

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 28, 2014 7:05 PM

Thx! John Eavans

ayuso.salva's curator insight, October 29, 2014 10:58 AM

Un buen listado.

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentat
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For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language

For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Multi-linguals might also be better decision-makers. According to a new study, they are more resistant to conditioning and framing techniques, making them less likely to be swayed by such language in advertisements or political campaign speeches.

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flea palmer's curator insight, October 23, 2014 4:50 AM

Interesting article - learning another language can also delay dementia.

Deborah Davison's curator insight, October 25, 2014 11:01 PM

Very interesting article. It's time for me to get back to learning French.

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How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It)

How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It) | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
Ever since the 1950s, children have undergone a test for tracking their creativity, in similar fashion to the IQ test. Professor E. Paul Torrance developed the series of tasks, which are administered by a psychologist, to a subject to measure the person’s ability to produce something original and useful. No [...]

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 17, 2014 3:24 PM

Struggling Teens often are those kids who cannot/will-not give up their creativity.  Those are not broken kids needing serious treatment, but confused kids trying to find their way and making poor decisions.  There are schools working on this creativity gap, and should be a model for mainstream kids. -Lon


Nick Hester's curator insight, October 18, 2014 6:35 AM

Celebrate diversity, be open, share, listen and learn...

Dr. Pat McGuire's curator insight, October 20, 2014 11:41 AM

When my children were small we spent a great deal of time being creative and playing the "what if" game to test out theories. That is not seen with children in my practice much anymore.  They are stuck in overly compartmentalized learning and playing.  Few of them know what to do if told to go outside.

 

We need to bring curiosity and creativity back into the forefront of child development and learning.  I see the loss of this as being as devastating as when children were told "Do it because I said so and don't ask questions."

 

What do you think?

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Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens’ Health

Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens’ Health | Learning to learn | Scoop.it
The science is clear that teenagers need more than eight hours of sleep a night. The nation's pediatricians say school districts need to buck up and change schedules to let kids sleep later.
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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | Learning to learn | Scoop.it

The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Deeper+Learning


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Laura Saavedra's curator insight, October 8, 2014 5:24 PM

Interesting news, don't you think so?

WE's curator insight, October 10, 2014 9:45 AM

Lesson design is important for this to take place.