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Why is Storytelling so Powerful? A Look at What it does to our Brain

Why is Storytelling so Powerful? A Look at What it does to our Brain | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
Storytelling is one of the most overused and underused techniques at the same time. In this post, we are revealing what storytelling does to our brains.

Long before we had writing as we know it there has been an oral tradition of storytelling. This post looks at the science around storytelling.

Learn about how a story "can put your whole brain to work" and why "our brains become more active when we tell stories." Find out why the brain "learns to ignore certain overused words and phrases" and much more. If you enjoy telling stories, writing stories, or listening to stories check out this post to learn more!

 


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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, July 10, 2013 5:22 PM

Excellent!

44Doors's curator insight, March 11, 2014 10:27 AM

"Anything you’ve experienced, you can get others to experience the same. Or at least, get their brain areas that you’ve activated that way, active too:"

 

"use simple, yet heartfelt language."

"Quick last fact: Our brain learns to ignore certain overused words and phrases that used to make stories awesome"

Art Jones's curator insight, October 28, 2014 5:50 PM

"our brains become more active when we tell stories."

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10 Steps . . . for smarter schools - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education.

10 Steps . . . for smarter schools - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education. | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

"If you're not standing on the edge, you're taking up too much space."
- Dennis Littky, Big Picture Learning

 

 

 

Dennis Littky, Big Picture Learning, gives us his 10 top musts.


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The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn?

The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn? | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

"James Joyce affirms that geniuses not only accept mistakes as part of the learning process, but willingly seek them out as doors to self-discovery. In education, our perception of mistakes is important. It challenges conceptions of what defines success and failure."


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The 5 big mistakes in virtual education

Sometimes Schools are getting wrong the notion of virtual education.

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Free Textbooks Spell Disruption for College Publishers

Free Textbooks Spell Disruption for College Publishers | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

In their lawsuit, filed in March, publishers Cengage Learning, Pearson Education, and MacMillan Higher Education accused Boundless of copyright infringement, false advertising, and unfair competition. Diaz denies all the charges. He says his company uses only public information and doesn't actually make or sell textbooks. "We don't look at ourselves as an e-book or an online textbook or even textbook 2.0," he says. "We see it as how do you create the next-generation content platform, which is much more than a textbook."


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8 Tips for the Care & Feeding of the Reluctant Tech User | The Daring Librarian

8 Tips for the Care & Feeding of the Reluctant Tech User | The Daring Librarian | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

The Daring Librarian provides a great post on how to assist the "reluctant tech learner." A key point she makes is the need to have them learn "how to do something with a project about which they're personally passionate."

To gather this information she went out to her Personal Learning Network and asked for suggestions. The post includes 8 tips (which includes the one above) as well as:

* Show and Tell - providing a "digital petting zoo"

* Providing lots of praise 

* Small Steps (as in mini session)

It will probably come as no surprise that many of the techniques suggested also work in the classroom.


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D. L. Held's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:04 PM

Great article with great training topi for reluctant technology user

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How To Spot A Liar

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Especially when it comes to perpetrating crime and enabling malice, we live in an age when lying and deceit are increasingly tolerated, and not necessarily the exception. High-stakes lying is out of control.

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How I learn and stay up to date

How I learn and stay up to date | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

 

 

 

How I learn and stay up to date

 

 

 

 

Gust MEES: A MUST read, very well explained...

 

http://www.mikekujawski.ca/2011/03/18/how-i-learn-and-stay-up-to-date/

 


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's comment, November 16, 2012 8:40 AM
Thanks Evaggelia!
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T is for Tony

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“not enough teacher learning” “sharing and connecting” “it’s important to actually like people, to be able to relate to them” Interview with Tony Gurr from...

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The Real Revolution Is Openness, Clay Shirky Tells Tech Leadersl

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Dibyendu De's comment, December 7, 2012 12:39 AM
I feel that the real revolution lies in the openness to transform oneself. Dan, thanks, For you I am slowly getting a handle on Scoop it.
Jason Brunson's curator insight, December 22, 2012 4:37 PM

How we educate everyone, from kids to adults, is going to change.  I think Mr. Shirky nailed it that openess is the revolutionary part of that change.

Kevindoylejones's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:36 PM

lowering friction reduces costs, creates more opportunity. apply this to social good as a horizontal methodology, applied to the sharing economy. creates resilience, abundance of flexible resources in reserve for transitions and shocks.

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Free Educational Apps | Apps For Children with Special Needs

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Complete Guide to educational and special needs apps, complete list at One Place for Special Needs

Complete Guide to educational and special needs apps, complete list at One Place for Special Needs | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

"With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices. It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the "good stuff" and figured you did too. Check out our guide that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more. Included are apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and some Android apps."


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Special Needs Apps | Special Education Apps | Therapy Apps | Learning App

Special Needs Apps | Special Education Apps | Therapy Apps | Learning App | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
BridgingApps.org is a community website to support Parents, Teachers, Therapists and Doctors who want to use technology like the Apple iPadTM to help special needs and typical children of all ages and abilities to learn, grow and develop.

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What's Working and What's Not in Online Training

Work isn't what it used to be, which means training should have changed too, but has it?

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Passion-Based High School vs. High School Boredom: Choose - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education.

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"We cannot afford to tweak around the edges" ----Dennis Littky, co-founder Big Picture Learning, New TedxNY Talk...

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Finding, Selecting, and Adopting Open Textbooks

Webinar facilitated by Una Daly, OpenCourseWare Consortium and Terrie McAloney, BCcampus.

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lingsc's comment, November 24, 2012 1:56 PM
Thank you, Ana!
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 24, 2012 8:43 PM
You are most welcome!
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Why Every Teacher Should Use Twitter

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Twitter, a brief video introduction If you consider yourself a “visual learner,” this brief video introduction to Twitter for Teachers may help. Follow the link here.  I already have a Facebook acc...

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://miched.net/?p=92

 


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Only two things wrong with education: 1) What we teach; 2) How we teach

Only two things wrong with education: 1) What we teach; 2) How we teach | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

To cut to the quick, Schank thinks Higher Education is a con. You pay through the nose for not very much more than a three or four year vacation and a good social life. The courses are poor and the system designed to select researchers.


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Paulo Moekotte's comment, November 22, 2012 2:24 PM
Reassuring thougt that the rest is okay ;)
paula ugalde's curator insight, December 14, 2012 3:15 AM

#No! O que e como ensinamos [ensinamos?!] é consequência da má formação docente.. e formação continuada 'out', da desalorização salarial que obriga muitos a fazer bicos no tempo que poderiam estar se atualizando.. resultado das polítivas píblicas deficitárias na #edu!! 

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3 Useful Documentary Websites for Teachers

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Especially when it comes to perpetrating crime and enabling malice, we live in an age when lying and deceit are increasingly tolerated, and not necessarily the exception. High-stakes lying is out of control.

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What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification?

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Perhaps the best way to think about games in education is not to automatically call everything that looks like fun a “learning game.” Lumping all digital...

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Thinkers, Introverts and Curators in a Connected World: #Ideachat Open Mic

Thinkers, Introverts and Curators in a Connected World: #Ideachat Open Mic | Look Ahead | Scoop.it
I think one of the fundamental changes in creativity in our new connected world is the voice of "new" thinkers, introverts and curators in the spread of ideas.

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CristinaSkyBox: Sites For Educators

CristinaSkyBox: Sites For Educators | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

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Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 27, 2013 12:12 PM

I like this quote. New sites have been launched since this article was written but it's a good starting point in your research  of  educational sites to explore.

Juan Manuel Sánchez Vargas's curator insight, August 3, 2014 3:25 AM

El talento no es nada sin concentración y resistencia.

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Lessons Worth Sharing

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Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.

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Apps in Education: Apps for Children with Special Needs

Apps in Education: Apps for Children with Special Needs | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

"This is a great site for locating apps for special needs education. a4cwsn is committed to helping the families and carers of children with special needs and the wider community of educators and therapists who support them, by producing videos that demonstrate how products designed to educate children and build their life skills really work from a user perspective. They have an easy to use apps index."


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Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs

Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs | Look Ahead | Scoop.it

picture communication cards, songs, games and learning activities for autism, fetal alcohol syndrome and disabilities...


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