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Language and Your Brain - INFOGRAPHIC

Language and Your Brain - INFOGRAPHIC | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

For centuries, researchers have studied the brain to find exactly where mechanisms for producing and interpreting language reside. Theories abound on how humans acquire new languages and how our developing brains learn to process languages. Take a look at the mysteries of language and the brain in this infographic.

 

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We think that infographics are an awesome learning and teaching tool, so our creations will always be available for you to print out, use with your students and embed on your blog!

 

Warm-Up Activity

Before handing out the infographic, discuss the following question with your students: What gives humans the ability to acquire and learn languages?

 

Speaking & Critical Thinking Practice

Questions to ask your students after presenting the infographic:

1. What is the most surprising fact that you discovered from this infographic?

2. Imagine that you are a doctor, and one of your patients has suffered a severe head injury. You show him a picture of three people in a kitchen and ask him to describe what is going on. He answers:

Wife is dry dishes. Water down! Oh boy! Okay Awright. Okay …Cookie is down…fall, and girl, okay, girl…boy…um…

How would you diagnose him? Why?

3. How might a patient with Wernicke’s aphasia describe the same image (from question 2 above) of three people in a kitchen?

4. fMRI is one of the most widely known brain imagining techniques. However, it is not the best technique to use in certain scenarios. Describe a situation in which researchers would need to use an imaging technique other than fMRI.

5. Are biological or environmental factors a greater influence on how we learn language?

6. Do you believe in the critical period hypothesis? Why or why not? Give evidence from your own language learning experiences.

 

Writing Challenge

Many of us know people who seem to pick up languages effortlessly. Ask your students to interview someone that they believe to be a successful language learner. In particular, they should ask their interviewees to describe how they were able to master their new language(s).

Following the interview, students will write an essay or blog post that 1. summarizes the information gathered in the interview and 2. reflects on whether or not language learning abilities could be wired in our DNA/brains.

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The Concept of UDL | National Center On Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.

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Spot student learning gaps instantly

Spot student learning gaps instantly | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
Quizalize lets you engage your class and deliver instant assessments for personalised learning on any computer, tablet or smartphone. It helps you quickly identify the strengths, weaknesses and learning gaps of individual students and intervene in real-time to give one-on-one help in the classroom.
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Best Mobile Apps for Sensory Impairment Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Best Mobile Apps for Sensory Impairment Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

The Best Mobile Apps for Sensory Impairment Infographic highlights the best mobile apps for both the visually impaired and the hard of hearing.

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Augmented Reality in education - AugThat

Augmented Reality in education - AugThat | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Augmented reality is an enhanced media experience in an environment for a user. There are multiple types of experiences. These computer generated environments let you hear music or sounds, watch videos, move and scale a 3D model, or place you in a scene that can be anywhere. All of these possibilities are interactive and require the user to trigger the possible experience.

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Create your own whiteboard videos | VideoScribe

Create your own whiteboard videos | VideoScribe | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
Make your own whiteboard video animations with Sparkol VideoScribe – award-winning video scribing app for PC, Mac and iPad. Free trial available.
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UDL Journal Conversations : The Brain and Learnin

UDL Journal Conversations : The Brain and Learnin | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
In the past, brain research focused on the anatomy of the brain and the functions of different regions. Whatever its value for other disciplines, such a static view of the brain has not been particularly useful in education, in part because it has little to say about how the brain learns. Now, instead of seeing the brain as a collection of discrete structures with specific functions, modern neuroscience views the brain as a complex web of integrated and overlapping networks. And learning is seen as changes in the connections within and between these networks
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The Understood Community: A safe place for parents and experts to connect

The Understood Community: A safe place for parents and experts to connect | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
Get answers to questions about learning and attention issues at live events and from parents like you. Stay up to date on new groups and expert chats and webinars.
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How Can Special Education Help Exceptional Learners Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

How Can Special Education Help Exceptional Learners Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
The How Can Special Education Help Exceptional Learners Infographic suggests ways special education can help some of the superheroes in the classroom.
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Differentiated Instruction and Adaptive Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Differentiated Instruction and Adaptive Learning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
The Differentiated Instruction and Adaptive Learning Infographic provides an overview of what differentiated instruction is all about and shows ways new adaptive learning technology can help teachers differentiate their instruction.
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Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes

Blendspace - Create lessons with digital content in 5 minutes | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
Blendspace allows educators to blend their classroom with digital content.
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Kaltura Video Platform | Video Solutions for Education

Kaltura Video Platform | Video Solutions for Education | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
Kaltura Video Platform for education. Add video to any LMS, redefine the education experience. Get free trial!
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CAST | Professional Learning

CAST | Professional Learning | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
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CAST Professional Learning offers many opportunities for educators, teachers, administrators, and organizations to enhance their professional understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for education design that is based upon cognitive neuroscientific principles. UDL, developed by CAST, has become the most widely, nationally accepted set of guidelines that enable educators to amplify the learning experience and reach the variability of all learners. 
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ReadCloud

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The ReadCloud Social eReading software allows schools to set up virtual classrooms for secure distribution of eBooks and the interactions between students and teachers by sharing annotations inside eBooks in real timeThe software is available cross platform and is also available as a white-label iPad app
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Clarisketch

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Download the Clarisketch application into your tablet or smartphone.
The application is for free and works on Android OS version 2.3.6 Gingerbread or higher.


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The Clarisketch application...
● is Free and
● works on Android OS version 2.3.6 Gingerbread or higher.
Users just...
● take a picture, then
● record a themself speaking and drawing on the picture and then
● Send to, and/or share it with others (They don't need the app).
To find out more take a look at the tutorial at https://www.youtube.com/embed/vbVCV428hl4

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RawShorts - Explainer Video Software

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Video is Hard. Raw Shorts is Easy.Make an Awesome Explainer Video Today. It's Free.
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10 Inspiring Quotations To Help You Differentiate Instruction Infographic

10 Inspiring Quotations To Help You Differentiate Instruction Infographic | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
10 Inspiring Quotations To Help Differentiate Instruction Infographic: find inspiration in these quotes to implement differentiated instruction!
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World Library of Science

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World Library Of Science is an open online teaching/learning portal combining high quality educational articles authored by editors at NPG with technology-based community features to fuel a global exchange of scientific insights, teaching practices, and study resources. World Library Of Science currently contains articles in the field of genetics, and is intended for college undergraduate faculty and students. Future plans involve extension of World Library Of Science to other fields within the life sciences, as well as to other audiences.
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A very good resource for teachers, students and science enthusiasts!

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Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexia Infographic

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The Classroom Accommodations for Dyslexia Infographic presents some common ways schools can make learning more accessible.
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Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice

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This new look at UDL includes contributions from CAST's research and implementation teams, as well as their collaborators in schools, universities, and research settings.

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Free Webinar & Book: "Make Learning Personal" - Nov 19th, 3pm ET

Free Webinar & Book: "Make Learning Personal" - Nov 19th, 3pm ET | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

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Join Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey, authors of the book, 'Make Learning Personal,' as they share research and pedagogy behind the term 'Personalized Learning,' along with examples, anecdotes, and stories from the classroom. Explore the differences in personalization, differentiation, and individualization and learn strategies for using the 'Stages of Personalized Learning' as a process in your classroom.


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How to Deal With Dyspraxia Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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How to Deal With Dyspraxia Infographic. The Dyspraxia Infographic. The Pig Picture of Dyspraxia. The Details of Dyspraxia. Dyspraxia Tips.
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The Brain of a Struggling Reader Infographic -

The Brain of a Struggling Reader Infographic - | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Left-brain activity in struggling readers is often underdeveloped.This part of the brain helps readers make the connection between letters and sounds, or phonemes (called “phonological processing”).

The occipital lobe is the part of the brain that helps us understand what we see. While struggling readers may not have vision problems, differences in the occipital lobe can prevent them from understanding individual letters or words when they see them.

 

In a typical brain, Wernicke’s area acts as a giant warehouse for vocabulary and sounds. For struggling readers, this area shows less activity and may even be inactive. That means that for some kids, every word encountered is a new word, all the time.

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Credly

Credly | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
Credly is the universal way to recognize, share and celebrate achievement in any setting. Give and earn credit, credentials, or digital badges that matter.
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Pre-K Pages: Preschool | Kindergarten | Education | Teacher | Early Childhood

Pre-K Pages: Preschool | Kindergarten | Education | Teacher | Early Childhood | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
Pre-K Pages is a website for teachers of preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and early childhood education.
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From learners to leaders with the Kahoot! pedagogy

From learners to leaders with the Kahoot! pedagogy | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

The Kahoot! pedagogy is based on creating a trusted learning space, encouraging a loop from "learner to leader".

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