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50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language - TeachThought

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language - TeachThought | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of…...
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Top 10 Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers by Richard Nolan

Top 10 Classroom Management Tips for Novice Teachers by Richard Nolan | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
By Richard Nolan

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Makena Conteh's curator insight, January 31, 2:05 AM
Check out the tips that can help you to manage classroom.
Lee Hall's curator insight, January 31, 11:27 AM
Teachers need all the help they can get. Teaching is a demanding job. 
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, February 1, 3:41 PM
Excellent suggestions to build strong relationships to facilitate learning.
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Exploiting Infographics for Digital Literacy & Critical Thinking

Exploiting Infographics for Digital Literacy & Critical Thinking | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

This ebook was designed with English language teachers in mind but should have some value for any teacher who is interested in developing their students’ digital literacy and critical thinking skills.


The book contains a wide range of suggested activities for both the creation and exploitation of infographics in the classroom.
It also helps teachers with tips and advice on how to plan and create infographics and suggestions for which tools to use to produce different types of infographic.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 30, 2016 5:38 AM

My latest ebook in the Digital Classrooms Series.

Ttoo2's curator insight, October 5, 2016 11:39 AM
Infographics are such a great differentiated way for kids to show what they know.  
Susan Kelly's comment, October 14, 2016 8:37 AM
Thanks. I'm eager to read this and wonder if you've included the BIg 6 Information Literacy Skills.
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5 Great Classroom Management Tools for Teachers via @medkh9

5 Great Classroom Management Tools for Teachers via @medkh9 | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Ann's curator insight, December 3, 2016 11:56 PM
Una colega lomutiliza en sus clases .. Excelente ! https://www.classdojo.com/
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Loopster.com - Free Online Video Editor

Loopster.com  - Free Online Video Editor | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that advances in technology have revolutionized the way we create. No longer do filmmakers need the backing of studios to create their films. At Loopster, we offer professional and amateur filmmakers access to quality, cloud-based online video editing software. Whether you are trying to make an art film or you need to edit instructional videos before posting them online, Loopster's free online video editor will ensure that viewers see only your most polished material.

Since 2012, Loopster has provided video editing software to individuals, educators and even professional filmmakers. Our free online video editor is easy to use and learn, yet versatile and comprehensive enough to accommodate projects of any scale.

While our competitors charge hundreds if not thousands of dollars for a similar video editing software, Loopster offers a free version and affordable upgraded packages. In fact, Loopster free video editing software is more advanced than costly professional editing software was only a few years ago. You can splice footage, adjust angles and even add music and sound effects.

Anyone can use Loopster's free online video editor, but there are different membership options for different kinds of filmmakers.

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4 Facts You Should Know About Gamifying K-12 Classrooms

4 Facts You Should Know About Gamifying K-12 Classrooms | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

Before they even reach kindergarten, children today are becoming intimately acquainted with mobile technology. When they arrive at their first organized school experiences, they are often already savvy on basic computers and mobile devices. If their parents used this technology correctly, these kids have had at least some exposure to phonics and math through learning websites, downloads and other applications. Seeing how prevalent technology usage is in young children, you would think that this is carried over to the classroom, right? However, research suggests that once these young learners enter a classroom, learning through tech “games” disappears.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 22, 2016 11:43 AM

Interesting article, but for me there's a difference between gamifying learning and playing educational games.

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Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual

Connectivism – the knowledge of the connected individual | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Knowledge is everywhere. In a mobile phone, a fitness tracker and our brains. Not a science fiction film but the learning theory of connectivism. Recently over a coffee

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 13, 9:12 AM

Knowledge is everywhere. In a mobile phone, a fitness tracker and our brains. Not a science fiction film but the learning theory of connectivism.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Connectivism

 

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, January 13, 11:58 AM
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Elizabeth Karvonen's curator insight, January 20, 4:44 AM
Definitely a new slant on Bloom. Important for all teachers in the digital age.
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Students should knit, paint and cook to ward off stress and depression, experts say | #Research #Creativity #EQ

Students should knit, paint and cook to ward off stress and depression, experts say | #Research #Creativity #EQ | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

Researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand, wanted to find out if engaging in normal creative acts make people feel better. An analysis of the information found a pattern of more enthusiasm and higher ‘flourishing’ following days when the undergraduates were more creative.

Study author Dr Tamlin Conner said: ‘There is growing recognition in psychology research that creativity is associated with emotional functioning.

‘However, most of this work focuses on how emotions benefit or hamper creativity, not whether creativity benefits or hampers emotional wellbeing.’

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Empathy

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Soft+Skills

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 25, 2016 7:11 AM

Researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand, wanted to find out if engaging in normal creative acts make people feel better. An analysis of the information found a pattern of more enthusiasm and higher ‘flourishing’ following days when the undergraduates were more creative.

Study author Dr Tamlin Conner said: ‘There is growing recognition in psychology research that creativity is associated with emotional functioning.

‘However, most of this work focuses on how emotions benefit or hamper creativity, not whether creativity benefits or hampers emotional wellbeing.’

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Empathy

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Soft+Skills

 

Víctor Xepiti Eme's curator insight, November 25, 2016 10:16 AM

"Cooking a meal from scratch or knitting a jumper can ward off depression in students, new research suggests. While painting, drawing and writing also helps to boost a sense of wellbeing to keep spirits high."...

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 25, 2016 2:30 PM
Students enjoy cooking and art. I did not use knitting, but know teachers who organize knitting clubs. These are times for conversation and sharing.
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9 essential tools for a Paperless Classroom

9 essential tools for a Paperless Classroom | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

Digital classroom and/or paperless classroom is a relatively new concept that revolves around the exclusive use of digital tools and web technologies to not only replace traditional pen and paper ways of teaching and learning but, more importantly, transform such practices in ways that facilitate instruction and enhance students learning. In the act, digital classrooms make use of a wide variety of educational web tools and mobile apps that facilitate workflow and increases productivity. For those of you intending to integrate a paperless classroom methodology, here are some of the basic tools you need to consider. Some of the things you can do with these tools include:

Create, distribute and receive assignmentsCollect and provide timely feedbackTake notes, annotate PDFs and share instructionsCommunicate with parents and keep them informed of classroom learningCreate and share digital learning PDFsInitiate formative assessments through quizzes, polls and exit ticketsTrack grades, record attendance, create seating chartsSigning and sharing documents electronically
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Yeison Ossa Trejos's curator insight, November 26, 2016 3:17 PM
From my point of view, there is no reason why we shouldn't beging using educational web tools specifically designed to help teachers and learners in and outside the classroom. These nine technological tools can help not only eliminate the overuse of paper, but also save time when creating, sharing, checking, and grading documents, tasks, activities, etc. All these adventages can benefit teachers and students and adding them into lessons takes only a curious teacher willing to enhance his or her practice while also finding new ways of keeping learners engaged and focused by making use of the devices students usually interact with these days. 
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 27, 2016 2:46 AM
Si je suis arrivé à des cours sans papiers aujourd'hui, c'est que demain nos étudiants feront tout sans papier (à part les examens !?)
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6 Future Learning Scenarios: How Education May Look Beyond Today

6 Future Learning Scenarios: How Education May Look Beyond Today | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
How might education look beyond today? What can we look forward to seeing in learning? Here are 6 future learning scenarios to get you thinking.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 18, 2016 12:21 PM

Some nice suggestions here. I would also question whether students will continue to need to take exams given that so much data will be available regarding their course work and interaction with materials.

Chris Carter's comment, November 19, 2016 8:20 PM
So may of these six aspect of hte future are already being implemented in fits and starts, as individual initiatives or school experiments. I am excited to be a part of hte early adopters!
johanna krijnsen's curator insight, November 20, 2016 3:13 AM
'What will come into play in future learning scenarios? What does the future of education hold for teachers and students alike? Passionate teachers, opportunities for peer collaboration, problem solving, self-directed learning, and real-world solutions.'
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Thinking Critically through Digital Media

Thinking Critically through Digital Media | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

In a world where anyone with an internet connection can access, create and share information, opinions and beliefs, it has become increasingly important that students are not only able to assess the credibility of sources but also to look more deeply at the underlying motivations, beliefs and bias of the creator.
Thinking Critically through Digital Media enables teachers to use authentic materials and digital tools combined with motivating communicative tasks to develop students’ abilities to function as critical and well informed digital citizens.


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Com.it's curator insight, November 10, 2016 3:21 AM
Cuestionemos y cuidemos la credibilidad de nuestra información. Hoy en día es muy común compartir, sin antes verificar. Y verificar tus fuentes e informaciones es uno de los pilares básicos de un periodismo de calidad. 
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opening this account
Carolina Velásquez's curator insight, November 14, 2016 2:54 PM
It is an interesting book since help teachers to be aware on how digital media is important through tasks and information. The use of this kind of books are useful  because enable teachers to use authentic material combined with several skills to develop student's critical thinking.
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7 ways you can use technology to engage with students

7 ways you can use technology to engage with students | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
For any educator who grew up in a world where information was scarce and difficult to access, the possibilities offered by this combination should be a revelation. Edtech enthusiasts have long been predicting the miraculous impact that technology will have on education and yet research studies continually show the minimal impact large investments in technology have had.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 18, 2016 2:59 PM
Bon résumé des sites cités à utiliser en classe.
Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 19, 2016 5:51 AM

My blog post for Pearson.

Almudena's curator insight, October 19, 2016 8:00 AM
Tecnología Educativa
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6 Reasons Mobile Learning appeals to Modern Learners

6 Reasons Mobile Learning appeals to Modern Learners | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Guest author Brigg Patten shares six reasons for mobile learning's growing popularity in the modern classroom among learners and instructional designers.

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3 Investments In Teaching and Learning That Your Institution Can’t Afford Not To Make

3 Investments In Teaching and Learning That Your Institution Can’t Afford Not To Make | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Course redesign, online/blended learning, and data driven continuous improvement.

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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Teaching students good learning strategies would ensure that they know how to acquire new knowledge, which leads to improved learning outcomes, writes lead author Helen Askell-Williams of Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. And studies bear this out. Askell-Williams cites as one example a recent finding by PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment, which administers academic proficiency tests to students around the globe, and place American students in the mediocre middle. “Students who use appropriate strategies to understand and remember what they read, such as underlining important parts of the texts or discussing what they read with other people, perform at least 73 points higher in the PISA assessment—that is, one full proficiency level or nearly two full school years—than students who use these strategies the least,” the PISA report reads.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Victor Ventura's curator insight, January 4, 11:28 AM
The focus is on student self-assessment as it should be. All should be aware of not just what they know, but how they learned best.
Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, January 5, 9:01 AM
Leren over leren. Het loont. 
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What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—via  Educator Innovator

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—via  Educator Innovator | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

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WriteWell for Google Docs: Classroom Tips & Strategies - EdTechTeacher

WriteWell for Google Docs: Classroom Tips & Strategies - EdTechTeacher | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
By tdaccord,

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Anthippi Harou's curator insight, November 27, 2016 1:53 PM
Cool add-in for google docs to facilitate effective writing. 
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Research questions about technology use in education in developing countries

Research questions about technology use in education in developing countries | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
By far the most common research-type question I am asked today is some variation of: What is the impact of (this type of) technology on education? This is a fair question, to be sure. I often find that my reflexive reply to this seemingly simple question ("it depends: what are you trying to accomplish?") is often not viewed as tremendously satisfying by many people. While I increasingly come across academic papers which attempt to identify the 'impact' of the use of a particular educational technology or technology-enabled approach, I remain quite frustrated that there is comparatively little interest in a related but, from the perspective of the people who make huge and often very costly decisions about such stuff, far more important and practical questions related to understanding how or why this 'impact' occurred

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 21, 2016 6:36 AM

Well worth reading if you are involved in any kind of decision making or research regarding the implementation of educational technology.

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Online language learning providers

Online language learning providers | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
The number of companies offering online language learning is going through something akin to an algal bloom. To borrow another metaphor, this time from the animal kingdom, perhaps it's time to try to sort the sheep from the goats. Broadly speaking online providers offer either language learning materials designed for self-study, a tutorial service of some…

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 24, 2016 5:24 AM

The diagram sums it up.

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Ideas for Maker Spaces and MakerED-Electronics-1-Xmas Tree | #Maker #Creativity

Ideas for Maker Spaces and MakerED-Electronics-1-Xmas Tree | #Maker #Creativity | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

Do YOU want to introduce Maker-ED in YOUR classroom? There is a BIG trend in Education worldwide; THE <===> Maker-Movement <===> and everybody is asking themselves on the How-To to follow and WHAT to do with the kids and at which age to start! Well, actually it isn't that difficult as most think…

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/luxembourg-education-interviews-5-creativity-and-maker-spaces-beecreative/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/luxembourg-education-interviews-creativity-and-maker-spaces-maach3-ltettelbruck/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 23, 2016 2:56 PM

Do YOU want to introduce Maker-ED in YOUR classroom? There is a BIG trend in Education worldwide; THE <===> Maker-Movement <===> and everybody is asking themselves on the How-To to follow and WHAT to do with the kids and at which age to start! Well, actually it isn't that difficult as most think…

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/luxembourg-education-interviews-5-creativity-and-maker-spaces-beecreative/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/luxembourg-education-interviews-creativity-and-maker-spaces-maach3-ltettelbruck/

 

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Why the Fastest Learners are always busy

Why the Fastest Learners are always busy | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Quick learners do not learn faster because they know some secret way of learning. In today's world we are all looking for the quick fix, for the easy solution and the fast way to get to what we want.

We get everything we desire instantly. Movies are on demand, TV shows can be watched for hours on end, and even products are delivered right to your front door.

Expecting the same thing for acquiring knowledge does not work. What "quick" learners do instead is they continue to work above and beyond what the rest of us do. Below I have listed some differences between quick learners vs. normal learners.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 26, 2016 12:16 PM
Quick learners do not learn faster because they know some secret way of learning. In today's world we are all looking for the quick fix, for the easy solution and the fast way to get to what we want.

We get everything we desire instantly. Movies are on demand, TV shows can be watched for hours on end, and even products are delivered right to your front door.

Expecting the same thing for acquiring knowledge does not work. What "quick" learners do instead is they continue to work above and beyond what the rest of us do. Below I have listed some differences between quick learners vs. normal learners.

 

Quick learners are insatiable learners...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

 

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Technology changes (nearly) everything

Technology changes (nearly) everything | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Technology changes everything. Disruption is the highest order and creative destruction is beautiful. Virtual reality is real. Inter-connected, on-demand, the uber-of-this and the Netflix-of-this-other-thing, bite sized and mobile, we Buzzfeed everything. Nothing is safe from our new normal.

Sure.

Based on the pre-washed, yet custom fit t-shirt slogans of Silicon Valley, we’re all on a one-way ride to technology nirvana – everything we want, everywhere we go, whatever we do will be easier, faster and more efficient.

Except schools.

Schools – the literally constructed spaces in which students learn and teachers teach – remain a monument to the way things were, impervious to upgrades and innovations. Pedagogy has changed, albeit slowly. And we do maintain a school calendar built around the harvest. Nonetheless, nary a school stands in this county without computers and many have high-capacity broadband internet access capable of delivering nearly any content at any time. Nearly every teacher of every subject at every education level has overwhelming access to resources, plans, concepts and teaching and assessment tools unimagined just 60 months ago.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 26, 2016 12:54 PM
j'aime vraiment l'article. Tout change dans la société, sauf à l'école où nous nous savons comment il faut faire (c-a-d comme on a toujours fait)
Andreas Christodoulou's curator insight, November 27, 2016 10:59 PM
Interesting read!
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5 Tools to Convert and Edit The PDF Format

5 Tools to Convert and Edit The PDF Format | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
There are a number of tools that make working with PDFs a lot easier. Starting with a simple way to convert files, we feature five PDF related tools.

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wepop123's curator insight, December 2, 2016 12:09 AM
There are a number of tools that make working with PDFs a lot easier. Starting with a simple way to convert files, we feature five PDF related tools.
 
Flores Marisol's curator insight, December 2, 2016 9:09 AM
Useful tools!
Rosa Mª Fernández's curator insight, December 3, 2016 8:04 AM
Herramientas útiles para PDF
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Brain Hacking 304: Why Every Educator Needs To Know How The Brain Learns | #LEARNing2LEARN #Infographic

Brain Hacking 304: Why Every Educator Needs To Know How The Brain Learns | #LEARNing2LEARN #Infographic | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it

Brain, Learning, and Teaching Infographic

I hope you find the Brain Hacking infographic above useful. You can access the other Brain-Based Learning infographics I created by scrolling down my ED!Blog. Please share it with other educators, parents, and learners. I will feature additional Brain-Based Learning Infographics in my future NEWSLETTERS, so please SIGN UP if you would like to receive more tips and strategies that work in helping students become better learners.

If you find the information in the infographic useful, consider buying "Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom", which is a book I wrote to help students learn more efficiently and effectively using proven research based strategies.

And Remember: You Have the Power to Change the World. Use it often.

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Linez Technologies's comment, October 20, 2016 12:40 AM
amazing information about human brain
Succeed Education's curator insight, October 20, 2016 6:06 PM

Great article about how the brain learns.

Serge G Laurens's curator insight, October 28, 2016 3:29 PM
Brain Hacking 304: Why Every Educator Needs To Know How The Brain Learns
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Why Does Writing Make Us Smarter?

Why Does Writing Make Us Smarter? | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
Through our technology dependence, from smartphones to laptops, we seem to have a keyboard attached to our fingertips at all times. Have you thought about the last time you wrote something by hand? Research shows that our brains benefit from handwriting in multiple ways.

Melissa Thompson talked with Dr. Marc Seifer, a graphologist, expert in handwriting, and the author of The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis (published in 2008). According to Seifer, the following are the main ways in which handwriting helps our brains.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, October 20, 2016 8:44 AM
From a personal standpoint, I appreciate numbers 3,5, and 6. Think about the connection to children with ADD.
Sheryl Nienhaus's curator insight, October 21, 2016 7:24 PM

The author of this article argues the point of stepping away from our devices and using the brain and hand to write! She outlines many reasons why the physical act of writing is good for our brains and demeanor. Good read for teachers and parents. 

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Online Gaming Helps Kids Do Better In School, Social Media Doesn’t, Study Says

Online Gaming Helps Kids Do Better In School, Social Media Doesn’t, Study Says | To learn or not to learn? | Scoop.it
A study found that children who play online video games scored above-average points in math, reading and science.

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Josh Mendez's curator insight, November 22, 2016 5:43 PM

This doesn't surprise me one bit, online gaming I feel makes a child more engaged and focused on there task at hand. Most people don't realize the amount of motor skills that are involved. Also keeps them somewhat socialized