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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Teaching Elementary Writing | Scoop.it

The researchers found that the initial duplication process mattered a great deal. When children had drawn a letter freehand, they exhibited increased activity in three areas of the brain that are activated in adults when they read and write: the left fusiform gyrus, the inferior frontal gyrus and the posterior parietal cortex.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 1, 2014 4:20 AM

Interesting, though I tend to think most computer input will be from voice pretty soon.

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Reaching Students: 18 Simple Ways To Make A Lasting Impact On Your Students

Reaching Students: 18 Simple Ways To Make A Lasting Impact On Your Students | Teaching Elementary Writing | Scoop.it

"Reaching students emotionally may seem like a red herring, but maybe it’s not.

Inspired by Justin Tarte’s recent—and excellent–post on making a difference in the lives of others around you, I immediately thought of the legacy teachers leave in the minds (and hearts) of students. If and how you will be remembered by students may sound like a bit of an ego trip, but the truth of the matter is, if you’re not making any kind of an impression, they’re probably not learning."

 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:47 PM

This post provides 18 ways to reach students in your classroom, beginning with curiousity and including model macro behavior and be human. In addition you may watch a five minute video clip from the Dead Poets Society.

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 13, 2013 12:15 PM

Legacy and impact - making connections and developing relationships  are important keys to successful teaching and learning.