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5 Tools For The Device Agnostic Classroom

5 Tools For The Device Agnostic Classroom | Psychology | Scoop.it
“ Selecting apps and planning projects in a BYOD can be a formidable endeavor. What device does Gavin have? Does this website work on Caroline’s iPad? Is there a comparable collage or cartoon application on Hayden’s device?”
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The new technologies helping visually impaired people navigate cities - The Guardian

The new technologies helping visually impaired people navigate cities - The Guardian | Psychology | Scoop.it
“ The Guardian The new technologies helping visually impaired people navigate cities The Guardian His idea – which was recently short listed for the Virgin Media Pioneers' Innovation Award – uses something similar to iBeacon technology to enable a...”
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7 Ways to Bring Out the Best in Special-Needs Students

“Teachers can turn things around for students with special needs by engaging them in activities based on their strengths instead of their weaknesses, says a neuroscience expert.”
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Embracing Messy Learning

Embracing Messy Learning | Psychology | Scoop.it
I am slowly learning to embrace the struggles that students experience as they engage with authentic work. If I don't allow learning to be messy, I eliminate authentic experiences for students as thinkers and creators. I find it important to regularly remind myself that frustration leads to insights and that learning is not necessarily the equivalent of mastery.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 2014 9:46 PM

Learning is messy. It is a recurring process which is always recommencing itself.

 

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magnus sandberg's curator insight, August 9, 2014 4:24 AM

The article is good, but what I really love is the term "messy learning" itself. So much teaching in school has the ideal of creating clairity and being systematic in every part of the learning process. But that is simply not how learning happens. We need to embrace the messyness!

Josh Round's curator insight, August 10, 2014 12:08 PM

The messy learning described here mirrors the struggles and frustrations our Learners face in communicative classrooms - a inherent part of the process of learning a language.

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Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio? | Psychology | Scoop.it
“Designing a well-organized and professional teaching portfolio can give you an edge in a competitive job market, and help you score high marks on your school's teacher evaluation form. It is, however, a time-consuming endeavor (the average portfolio takes about two to three days of work), and once built, your portfolio will require regular attention. ”
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Pamela Schield's curator insight, August 2, 2014 4:32 AM

A digital portfolio helps organize the artifacts that may otherwise fall by the wayside forgotten. I can appreciate the business card analogy.

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 3, 2014 6:45 PM

Great tips for all my teaching and professional friends. 

Marcus Ja'mol Norman's curator insight, May 25, 2015 11:28 PM

yes i feel like people do 

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The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It)

The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It) | Psychology | Scoop.it
“ Learning new languages is a natural instinct for children, and yet it becomes more difficult as we age. We might be at a disadvantage as adults, but with a few learning methods, you can still give yourself the best chance for learning a new language.”
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Sandy Kennedy's curator insight, May 21, 2014 5:13 PM

This is more about adults than children but there are some good ideas here.

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Classifying cognitive styles across disciplines

Classifying cognitive styles across disciplines | Psychology | Scoop.it
Educators have tried to boost learning by focusing on differences in learning styles. Management consultants tout the impact that different decision-making styles have on productivity. Various fields have developed diverse approaches to understanding the way people process information. A new report from psychological scientists aims to integrate these disciplines by offering a new, integrated framework of cognitive styles that bridges different terminologies, concepts, and approaches.
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How to treat your brain during revision time

How to treat your brain during revision time | Psychology | Scoop.it
“ A neuroscience graduate harnesses his knowledge to advise fellow students about memorising information”
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How it Effects the Brain: The Science of Storytelling

How it Effects the Brain: The Science of Storytelling | Psychology | Scoop.it

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5 Rules of Storytelling: Lessons From Masters

5 Rules of Storytelling: Lessons From Masters | Psychology | Scoop.it

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 15, 2014 3:06 PM

Many thanks to fellow curator [url=/u/105017 x-already-notified=1]Giuseppe Mauriello[/url] for suggesting this post! It's an article written by Gavin McMahon that includes 2 SlideShare pieces.


The first SlideShare is about Pixar's rules for storytelling. The second SlideShare are story tips from Kurt Vonnegut.


I've curated the Pixar piece before, along with some of Vonnegut's material. But now they are together in this post, plus the author includes the top 5 tips for better business storytelling.


And there's a bonus! Follow the link at the end of the article for a terrific post, "Make Your Presentations Poetic". 


This is all good stuff. Happy storytelling!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog

What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog | Psychology | Scoop.it
While textbooks are clearly not obsolete, schools like Lawrence Intermediate School are learning to adapt to the impact the Internet is having on students — and figuring out how to take advantage of what it has to offer. In the end, there is no single right way to get kids engaged in learning, but it’s clear that these kids, at least, who are working in a SOLE environment feel a sense of empowerment, confidence and maturity.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 16, 2014 4:55 AM

A nice read if you are interested in SOLE.

Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, May 17, 2014 3:49 AM

Empowering kids and giving them confidence. What leaning should be about.

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Brainfeed: Educational Videos for Kids

Brainfeed: Educational Videos for Kids | Psychology | Scoop.it
“ Tweet Tweet It is almost never too early to start teaching your children about the nature of this reality. Of..”
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Mark Hoffman's comment, May 21, 2014 3:51 PM
Hi everyone, today Brainfeed was featured in Apple's iTunes Newsletter. "iTunes Education Spotlight" Thank you Apple! We are very proud. Enjoy exploring Brainfeed!
Krysta Hammond's curator insight, May 21, 2014 7:36 PM

Great resource for adding a visual component to your lessons, or as as app on your classroom iPad!

Catherine Douthard's curator insight, May 25, 2014 11:57 AM

Love using this!

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7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success

7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success | Psychology | Scoop.it
The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.
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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:48 PM

Must read.

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, May 2, 2014 1:57 PM

food for thought

Iris Velasquez P's curator insight, May 3, 2014 8:44 AM

Muy interesante y útil.

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9 special needs apps for students and teachers

9 special needs apps for students and teachers | Psychology | Scoop.it
“ These apps fit a variety of student and teacher needs Technology is nearly ubiquitous in today’s classrooms, and special education teachers have found that mobile devices and apps can help special needs students develop and strengthen a number of...”
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Top 10 Assistive Technologies - YouTube

“Assistive Technology for Learning (ATL) is a device that is used in learning environments to overcome barriers for students with physical, sensory, cognitive...”
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40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Psychology | Scoop.it
“ 40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/9t2a1YaevI via @medkh9”
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Smart Homework: 13 Ways to Make It Meaningful

Smart Homework: 13 Ways to Make It Meaningful | Psychology | Scoop.it
"I've been accumulating guiding principles for creating highly motivating homework assignments for many years," writes expert Rick Wormeli. "Here are a baker's dozen.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 8, 2014 8:16 AM

Some good tips

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 9, 2014 1:09 AM

Given the fact that most students refuse to do homework there are ways to make it meaningful.

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The Role of Peer Assessment in a Maker Classroom

The Role of Peer Assessment in a Maker Classroom | Psychology | Scoop.it
“ Peer assessment can be as effective as any done by an adult or teacher, and allows for deeper differentiation in the learning process for our students.”
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Maria João Loureiro's curator insight, July 4, 2014 7:05 PM

Um relato interessante de como se pode ir tentando soluções tendo em vista a promoção de processos de avaliação participados, no caso em Educação em Ciências mas transferível para outras áreas. Só é necesssário não ter medo de fazer diferente... 

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Active Learning Leads to Higher Grades and Fewer Failing Students in Science, Math, and Engineering | Science Blogs | WIRED

Active Learning Leads to Higher Grades and Fewer Failing Students in Science, Math, and Engineering | Science Blogs | WIRED | Psychology | Scoop.it

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Sandy Kennedy's curator insight, May 16, 2014 7:51 AM

Maybe this doesn't really fit the topic but duh! Goes back to Susan Kovalik.

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The Science of Memory (and 4 Uncommon Ways to Enhance It)

The Science of Memory (and 4 Uncommon Ways to Enhance It) | Psychology | Scoop.it
“ Here's a look into the basics of memory: how it works, what types of memory there are and why our memories aren’t as reliable as we think.”
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Facts or Fictions about the Teenage Brain: Is it all gasoline, no brakes? - Neuroanthropology

Facts or Fictions about the Teenage Brain: Is it all gasoline, no brakes? - Neuroanthropology | Psychology | Scoop.it
“ By Karen Castagna Teenagers are known to act in famously reckless ways. They put the pedal to the metal and floor the gas, experiment with drugs and play w”
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Sandy Kennedy's curator insight, May 21, 2014 9:02 PM

Lots of complexity in the brains of teens.

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New Visual Story Tools: New Typefaces Have Emotions Built In

New Visual Story Tools: New Typefaces Have Emotions Built In | Psychology | Scoop.it
“Happiness, disgust, rage, contempt, and more are turned into video messages by this Facebook app's "emography."”
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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 21, 2014 4:25 PM

Have trouble getting your emotions across when writing? Then these new typefaces are for you!


What a perfect Friday Fun post. Just when you think visual storytelling can't get any better, we now have typefaces to help us convey emotions. I wonder what this would look like if used in a written story? Or as part of a SlideShare/PPT? What a hoot.


Read the article, watch the video, and enjoy this post. Oh, and have fun playing with these :)


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog

What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog | Psychology | Scoop.it
While textbooks are clearly not obsolete, schools like Lawrence Intermediate School are learning to adapt to the impact the Internet is having on students — and figuring out how to take advantage of what it has to offer. In the end, there is no single right way to get kids engaged in learning, but it’s clear that these kids, at least, who are working in a SOLE environment feel a sense of empowerment, confidence and maturity.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 16, 2014 4:55 AM

A nice read if you are interested in SOLE.

Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, May 17, 2014 3:49 AM

Empowering kids and giving them confidence. What leaning should be about.

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Storytelling First Please! Decisions Don't Start with Data

Storytelling First Please! Decisions Don't Start with Data | Psychology | Scoop.it
“Access the unconscious mind, where choices are really made.”
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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 19, 2014 3:50 PM

I've got a webinar coming up with a group of researchers and I'm going to use parts of this article and the research it sites when I'm with them.


It's a short but terrific piece laying out WHY data is not the core for decision-making, but stories are. There is definitely a role for data, but only as a supporting character in your story. Data is not the hero.


Data wrapped in stories are far better than data alone as research has shown us for years. If you are still operating under the notion that data convinces, then get with the story program for better results. 


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Richard Lock's curator insight, May 20, 2014 9:28 AM

It is difficult to over emphasize just how influential it is to build your key data points into a story. It also helps to make the data visually clear to understand.

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7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success

7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success | Psychology | Scoop.it
The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.
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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:48 PM

Must read.

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, May 2, 2014 1:57 PM

food for thought

Iris Velasquez P's curator insight, May 3, 2014 8:44 AM

Muy interesante y útil.