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Why Extra Curricular Activities Are Not Extra

Why Extra Curricular Activities Are Not Extra | Online Learning | Scoop.it
School districts have been quick to cut music and art programs when budgets get tight, focusing instead on "employable" skills like math and science. But there's a strong body of research indicating that neglecting the arts in school puts students at a cognitive disadvantage throughout life.

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True-- extra curricular activities build life experiences. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 2, 2014 2:51 PM

Students enjoy the low-tech activities i.e. art, food science, phys ed, etc.

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Why Extra Curricular Activities Are Not Extra

Why Extra Curricular Activities Are Not Extra | Online Learning | Scoop.it
School districts have been quick to cut music and art programs when budgets get tight, focusing instead on "employable" skills like math and science. But there's a strong body of research indicating that neglecting the arts in school puts students at a cognitive disadvantage throughout life.

Via Agron S. Dida, Ivon Prefontaine
TURIOT's insight:

True-- extra curricular activities build life experiences. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 2, 2014 2:51 PM

Students enjoy the low-tech activities i.e. art, food science, phys ed, etc.

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The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn - InformED

The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn - InformED | Online Learning | Scoop.it
Have you checked your assumptions about student learning at the door? People in general, hold onto beliefs that are shaped by early experiences, the med
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Interesting article filled with some findings that are definitely, well, different. 

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The Who, What, When and Why of Mobile Learning

The Who, What, When and Why of Mobile Learning | Online Learning | Scoop.it
Mobile learning has clearly made its mark on the corporate world. With Smartphones being used to access so much content daily, adopting mobile as a training resource was inevitable. But is it possible that some organizations have been too hasty in adding mobile to their basket of performance support tools without really thinking it through?
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Mobile learning has now become mainstream, and newer technologies are being created to make it even better. 

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