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What’s Blended Learning? Ask Salman Khan

What’s Blended Learning? Ask Salman Khan | Preschool | Scoop.it

Salman Khan has made a name for himself for producing bite-sized videos that explain everything from fair value accounting to how the Hawaiian Islands were formed on the free online Khan Academy.

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Your IQ Doesn't Matter & Other Lessons About Creativity From Children

Your IQ Doesn't Matter & Other Lessons About Creativity From Children | Preschool | Scoop.it
After studying how children best succeed, author and journalist Paul Tough determined the character traits that most often lead to happy adult lives.
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Amazon makes big Kindle push in U.S. schools

Amazon makes big Kindle push in U.S. schools | Preschool | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc announced an initiative on Wednesday to get its Kindle e-readers and tablet computers into schools, ...

 

Amazon said it has been testing Kindles in recent years with hundreds of kindergarten through 12th grade schools in the United States, selling the devices at bulk discounts and helping them purchase and distribute e-books to students.

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World's fastest number game wows spectators and scientists

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One million Japanese children every year learn the abacus, which they call soroban.

 

The high point of the abacus calendar is the All Japan Soroban Championship, which took place earlier this year in Kyoto.

 

And the high point of the championship is the category called "Flash Anzan" – which does not require an abacus at all.

 

Or rather, it requires contestants to use the mental image of an abacus. Since when you get very good at the abacus it is possible to calculate simply by imagining one.

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The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual

The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual | Preschool | Scoop.it
Today, more of the world’s population is bilingual or multilingual than monolingual.In addition to facilitating cross-cultural communication, this trend also positively affects cognitive abilities. Researchers have shown that the bilingual brain can have better attention and task-switching capacities than the monolingual brain, thanks to its developed ability to inhibit one language while using another.
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Why I became a teacher: to help kids ask critical questions about the world

Why I became a teacher: to help kids ask critical questions about the world | Preschool | Scoop.it
Exploring issues of social justice has always been a powerful driver for Billy Crombie and her experiences overseas made her determined to help students to become global citizens...
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The Kids Are Not All Right

The Kids Are Not All Right | Preschool | Scoop.it
Do you think you worry too much about your children? How much is enough?

 

Pressuring our children to specialize young, to achieve, to compete with more and more kids for few spots at elite colleges is soul-crushing for them. It destroys the peer culture so important to teens; it ingrains cliques; it heightens their stress.

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Preschool Online Games That Are Fun For Children

Preschool Online Games That Are Fun For Children | Preschool | Scoop.it
I have a 20 month old daughter that requires me to keep her entertained. I don’t know if all young ones act this way but mine loves the computer, TV and DVD player.
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Minding Our Children’s Minds | Streams of Consciousness, Scientific American Blog Network

Minding Our Children’s Minds | Streams of Consciousness, Scientific American Blog Network | Preschool | Scoop.it
One of the toughest parts of raising children is helping them leap the emotional and intellectual hurdles of life. As parents, we try to ease their ...
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Early readers 'may learn better with certain word variations'

A recent study shows that certain kinds of variation in words may help early readers learn better.

 

When children see the same phonics regularities, embedded in words with more variation, they may learn these crucial early reading skills better.

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How Do You Raise a Prodigy?

How Do You Raise a Prodigy? | Preschool | Scoop.it
Despite the past century’s advances in psychology and neuroscience, genius is as little understood as autism.
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10 Of The Best TEDTalks On Improving Education

10 Of The Best TEDTalks On Improving Education | Preschool | Scoop.it

There have been some worthwhile talks given on ideas for changing education, and the folks over at TED have done us all a solid by piling 10 of them together in a single post,...

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6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning

6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning | Preschool | Scoop.it

Technology is a powerful tool for learning that can be used effectively to help students develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and beyond. Students can develop transferable knowledge and skills as they engage in learning experiences that require them to construct knowledge. In order to facilitate these types of deep learning experiences, an adjustment in traditional instructional practices is necessary.

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Robots help teach autistic pupils

Robots help teach autistic pupils | Preschool | Scoop.it

Autistic children may learn better from robots than from human teachers, according to evidence emerging from a trial at a school in Birmingham.

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For the Love of Play: Active Listening Does Not Require Sitting "Criss-Cross Applesauce"

Today, I came across a poster that a preschool teacher had posted that had a child sitting with his legs crossed and the words "Good Listening" written across the top of the poster. There were then labels pointing to various parts of the child with what the teacher had determined to be traits necessary for "good listening".

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ScootPad :: Practice. Learn. Succeed.

ScootPad :: Practice. Learn. Succeed. | Preschool | Scoop.it
ScootPad is a leading math and reading practice platform for elementary grades (K-5). Self-paced and personalized practice on ScootPad keeps kids engaged & challenged. ScootPad is Free & Kids LOVE it!
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Brain Development Through Bilingual Education and Activities Requiring Self-Control | SharpBrains

Brain Development Through Bilingual Education and Activities Requiring Self-Control | SharpBrains | Preschool | Scoop.it

Kids who learn two languages young are better able to learn abstract rules and to reverse rules that...

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Secret Teacher: We're all getting bogged down in directives, jargon and reforms

Secret Teacher: We're all getting bogged down in directives, jargon and reforms | Preschool | Scoop.it
Imagine if we could all stop stressing about how to filter down nonsensical jargon from above and get back to enjoying great teaching...
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'Wall dictionary'

This is a good way to help kids learn and review their vocabulary. It really helps them with the alphabet and spelling.

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PlayTales App Teaches Your Kids To Love Books With Interactive Kids Stories

PlayTales App Teaches Your Kids To Love Books With Interactive Kids Stories | Preschool | Scoop.it
If you’re a parent, you’ve probably wondered about what sorts of tools and interactive apps are available that can help you teach your child to love reading. Well, if so, here’s an app you can’t miss.
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The Kid Should See This

The Kid Should See This | Preschool | Scoop.it
Off the grid-for-little-kids videos and other smart stuff collected by @riondotnu and her three year old co-curator.
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How Do You Spot a Genius? | Scientific American Blog Network

How Do You Spot a Genius? | Scientific American Blog Network | Preschool | Scoop.it
The November/December Scientific American Mind, which debuted online today, examines the origins of genius, a concept that inspires both awe and confusion. Some equate genius with ...
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Where Are the Gifted Minorities? | Scientific American Blog Network

Where Are the Gifted Minorities? | Scientific American Blog Network | Preschool | Scoop.it

For more than a quarter century, critics have faulted gifted education programs for catering to kids from advantaged backgrounds.

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The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves | Preschool | Scoop.it
Mobile technology and social networks aren't just disruptive to existing industries like communications and media, they are also helping the change the way that students learn and how education is delivered both in North America and around the world.
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China outcry over school abuse

China outcry over school abuse | Preschool | Scoop.it
Chinese police detain several teachers following a public outcry over pictures circulated online showing teachers being violent to pupils.
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