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Neuroscience & the Classroom

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Insights drawn from neuroscience not only provide educators with a scientific basis for understanding some of the best practices in teaching, but also offer a new lens through which to look at the problems teachers grapple with every day. By gaining insights into how the brain works—and how students actually learn—teachers will be able to create their own solutions to the classroom challenges they face and improve their practice

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Curricular Opportunities in the Digital Age | Students at the Center

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This paper explores how new digital technologies can be used to design curricula that are flexible enough to adapt readily to individual differences. The authors propose that universal design for learning—as the confluence of advances in the neuroscience of human variability and in multimedia technologies—can create an “ecology for learning” which provides rich, diverse, student-centered learning pathways for all students.

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25 Facts You Should Know About Your Gray Matter | Online Universities

25 Facts You Should Know About Your Gray Matter | Online Universities | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Your brain plays a role in everything you do, from writing a sonnet to scratching your ear, but you likely don’t spend much time on a daily basis thinking about what’s really going on up there. While you might not always be conscious of it, your brain is a busy organ, storing memories, letting you feel pain and pleasure, and reacting with lightning speed to eternal stimuli, all while keeping the basic bodily systems running smoothly. Even if you’re not majoring in the biological sciences, learning more about the brain can just be incredibly interesting and perhaps even entertaining. Read on to learn some fascinating facts about your brain that might just motivate you to give it the respect and TLC it deserves.

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Infographic: Left vs. Right Brain

Infographic: Left vs. Right Brain | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

If you ever wondered why you act the way you do, the answer may lie in which side of your brain you tend to use more. Allthough they're generalizations, popular theories suggest that right-brain people have different skills and preferences than those who are left-brain people. How do these differences impact you? Find out in this infographic.

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Computers versus Brains - Infographic- Scientific American

Computers versus Brains - Infographic- Scientific American | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

For decades computer scientists have strived to build machines that can calculate faster than the human brain and store more information. The contraptions have won. The world’s most powerful supercomputer, the K from Fujitsu, computes four times faster and holds 10 times as much data. And of course, many more bits are coursing through the Internet at any moment. Yet the Internet’s servers worldwide would fill a small city, and the K sucks up enough electricity to power 10,000 homes. The incredibly efficient brain consumes less juice than a dim lightbulb and fits nicely inside our head. Biology does a lot with a little: the human genome, which grows our body and directs us through years of complex life, requires less data than a laptop operating system. Even a cat’s brain smokes the newest iPad—1,000 times more data storage and a million times quicker to act on it.

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Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections

Exciting developments in the field of neuroscience are leading to a new understanding of how the brain works that is beginning to transform teaching in the classroom. Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections brings together researchers and educators in a dialog about how insights into brain function can be harnessed by teachers for use in their own classrooms to address their own particular challenges. Course components include 42 video segments interwoven with an online text and other useful resources on a comprehensive Web site. The Web also includes interactive simulations of neuroscience research tools, glossary, and course guide for teachers to use all the materials for sustained professional development.

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Neuroscience and technology enhanced learning

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This review focuses specifically on the potential of neuroscience to inform the design and use of educational technology. It will be of interest not just to researchers but also to those concerned with the future role of technology in education.


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How the Human Brain Retains Information - Infographic

How the Human Brain Retains Information - Infographic | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

The human brain consists of about one billion neurons. Each neuron forms about 1,000 connections to other neurons, amounting to more than a trillian connections. This amounts to quite a large storage capacity. At Mindflash they examine how the brain retains all this information and displays it visually – after all, visuals are the easiest media to retain for most.

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Neuroplasticity: Learning Physically Changes the Brain | Edutopia

Neuroplasticity: Learning Physically Changes the Brain | Edutopia | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

All those little brains in your classroom are physically growing and changing every time they learn something. And there are ways to keep that happening. Neuroplasticity is defined as the selective organizing of connections between neurons in our brains. This means that when people repeatedly practice an activity or access a memory, their neural networks -- groups of neurons that fire together, creating electrochemical pathways -- shape themselves according to that activity or memory.

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Preparing for a Different Kind of Middle Grades Classroom

Preparing for a Different Kind of Middle Grades Classroom | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Descriptions of this next generation of classroom paint pictures of places where self-directed learning, student choice, and engagement built around enduring understanding are paramount. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is currently being applied to both the development and assessment of Common Core State Standards to measure student achievement. UDL, with origins in the neurosciences, prescribes flexible approaches to learning that are adjusted to meet the individual needs of students.

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Sticky Teaching | What Sticks in the Brain

Sticky Teaching | What Sticks in the Brain | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Interesting infographic on how the brain interacts with input.

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Memory in the Brain [Interactive]: Scientific American

Memory in the Brain [Interactive]: Scientific American | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Although most people think of memory as a vault for storing information, it is more like a seamstress who stitches together logical threads into scenes that make sense. In this view, a good memory is therefore not one that holds lots of data but that can deftly separate what is useful from what could distract or upset you. Take this tour of your brain to see the parts that help you remember and those that let you forget.

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Superhuman: the Incredible Savant Brain

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MIND Research Institute

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Born out of decades of breakthrough neuroscience and education research, MIND's Education Division deploys its distinctive visual approach through innovative instructional software, textbooks, and professional development for the K-12 math market. MIND's unique math education process engages the learner's spatial temporal reasoning abilities to explain, understand, and solve multi-step problems.

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Brain Power

Brain Power | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

The Brain Power Mind Map will take you on a journey through the thought process – within which lies the key to all of life’s decisions and actions. The Mind Map first takes a look at the make-up of the Brain, delves into the significant role that the Inner Mind plays when it comes to directing our unconscious behaviors and actions, and breaks down the impact that our thoughts have over our life and habitual patterns of behavior. Furthermore, the Mind Map concludes with a look at Neurons and the influence that the formation of Neurons have over our lives. You will discover all this and more within the Brain Power Mind Map.

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Left brain-right brain

Left brain-right brain | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

This is one of the best pictures I've ever seen. I'm almost totally a left brain... What about you?

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Neuro Myths: Separating Fact and Fiction in Brain-Based Learning | Edutopia

Neuro Myths: Separating Fact and Fiction in Brain-Based Learning | Edutopia | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

New research on educational neuroscience tells us how kids learn - and how you should teach.

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