I created this site in an effort to help students learn the value in the Cornell Note Taking method and because I wish someone had taught it to me when I was a young student.
This simple generator has become a very popular place among students of all ages - inside the classroom and out. It really doesn't cost much money to keep it going, but if you've found it to be of use, please share the site with your classmates and teachers. Chances are, they'll like it too.
There is a widespread belief among teachers that digital technology is hampering students’ attention spans and ability to persevere, according to two surveys.There is a widespread belief among teachers that students constant use of digital technology is hampering their attention spans and ability to persevere in the face of challenging tasks, according to two surveys of teachers being released on Thursday. The researchers note that their findings represent the subjective views of teachers and should not be seen as definitive proof that widespread use of computers, phones and video games affects students' capability to focus. Keep reading
Having several tabs open at once on your computer may make you feel like you're getting more done, but multi-tasking can actually hinder more than it helps.
Gust MEES: ===> Critical Thinking <=== Really??? Not convinced about that!??? My average opened Tabs are about +/- 50 with 2 different browsers, so...??? My more than positive results show different... And this in 14 years experience...???
As I wrote recently, this blog was shortlisted, along with nine others, for the first UK Science Blog Prize. The award was the brainchild of Simon Singh and Ben Goldacre, and the judging panel were some of the finest minds and science writers around.
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called 'Pomodoros' (from the Italian word for 'tomato') separated by breaks. Closely related to concepts such as timeboxing and iterative and incremental development used in software design, the method has been adopted in pair programming contexts. The method is based on the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility.
There are five basic steps to implementing the technique:
The stages of planning, tracking, recording, processing and visualizing are fundamental to the technique. In the planning phase tasks are prioritized by recording them in a "To Do Today" list. This enables users to estimate the effort tasks require. As "pomodoros" are completed, they are recorded, adding to a sense of accomplishment and providing raw data for subsequent self-observation and improvement.
Scrivener for Mac OS X and Windows is an Award-winning writing software for novelists, scriptwriters, academics or anyone working on long texts requiring research and structure, or taming the chaotic process of writing.
Insight is our Collections and Research Centre, where much of the Collection is held. Whether you are a researcher, enthusiast or educator, you are invited to go behind the scenes and explore our holdings.
Why does finding the precise word matter? In this lesson, students consider the advantages and disadvantages of using a thesaurus. Then, they choose from a variety of activities to go further in experimenting with word choice in writing.
Amid the seemingly endless debates today about the future of reading, there remains one salient, yet often overlooked fact: Reading isn’t only a matter of our brains; it’s something that we do with our bodies.