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How Handwriting Boosts the Brain

How Handwriting Boosts the Brain | Techieext | Scoop.it
Recent research illustrates how writing by hand engages the brain in learning. And in an interesting twist, new technology is starting to reinvigorate this age-old practice.

So how does writing by hand engage the brain in learning? Research shows that:

* One study using an MRI machine which looked for "neural activity in the brain" showed that "children who had practiced printing by hand [showed] neural activty [that] was far more advanced and 'adult-like' than those who had simply looked at letters."

* Another study "demonstrated that in grades two, four and six, chilren wrote more words, faster,and expressed more ideas when writing essays by hand versus computer."

There are a number of other studies discussed in this post as well as a link to a short video that discusses some of the research.


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The Ultimate Guide To Infographics | Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide To Infographics | Edudemic | Techieext | Scoop.it

A look at what infographics are, beginning with definitions from three locations as well as one great infographic that provides a short but great definition (and uses lego block)! Additional examples of infographics are provided (including a short vidoe that describes them) as well as the science behind infographics  and infographics and education. A list of additional resources is also listed.


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The A – Z of Education Technology Tools

The A – Z of Education Technology Tools | Techieext | Scoop.it
A different education technology tool for every letter of the alphabet! So many ways to bring technology into learning.

A look at 26 tools organized alphabetically. Begin with Audioboo, a program that allows you to record and share audio blogs, and end with Zooblogs, a "safe online publishing tool" with another 24 listed. Although you may know some of these chances are good there will be one or two new ones. Have you heard of Wingclips, Thumbscribe or Studeous? How about NoteMesh, My Maths or Fluxtime? Head over and see if there is a new tool that you may use for yourself or your students.


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Jenni Regan's curator insight, October 22, 2014 6:47 AM

Handy ABC guide to all the useful education technology tools from Audioboos to Zooblogs