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Universal Design for Learning: Multiple means of representation, of expression, of engagement
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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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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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Wondermind – Play games and explore the science of your brain

Wondermind – Play games and explore the science of your brain | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Wondermind is about a few things. It’s about the brilliant, amazing and truly mind-boggling stuff that’s going on inside your brain as you grow. It’s about the art of Alice in Wonderland, the exhibition at Tate Liverpool. And it’s about putting together both of those things: mixing art with science. Being good at one doesn’t mean you can’t be good at the other (in fact, it’s often the opposite).


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Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, February 13, 2015 11:15 AM

Mixing art and science creates fascination and wonder for children in classrooms!

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Born to Learn

Born to Learn is the first animation in a fascinating series aimed to provide easy-access to the exciting new discoveries constantly being made about how humans learn!

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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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Superhuman: the Incredible Savant Brain

Superhuman: the Incredible Savant Brain | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
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Future Students: Are you a visual, audio, physical or verbal learner?

Future Students: Are you a visual, audio, physical or verbal learner? | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Are you a visual, audio, physical or verbal learner?
Everyone has different ways of learning and remembering things – some people find that they learn best by doing, where as others find success in re-reading information until it sticks in their brain. Knowing and applying your study style can help you to remember information more effectively. Here’s a look at some of the main learning styles and what study methods you can use to suit your style.

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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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RSA Animate - The Divided Brain

In this new RSAnimate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. 

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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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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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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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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.

 

Use This Infographic In Your Class

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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MindSnacks Turns Learning a Language Into a Game

MindSnacks Turns Learning a Language Into a Game | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
MindSnacks makes interactive games that help users learn 13 different languages and SAT vocabulary.

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WorkFlowy.com - Organize your brain.

WorkFlowy.com - Organize your brain. | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it
WorkFlowy is an organizational tool that makes life easier. It's a surprisingly powerful way to take notes, make lists, collaborate, brainstorm, plan and generally organize your brain.

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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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Band is UDL! Band is Personalized Learning! Band is 21C learning!

Band is UDL! Band is Personalized Learning! Band is 21C learning! | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Stephen Petrucci reflects that Band is UDL, Personalized Learning and 21st Century learning.  "Music tends to do that and is therefore an excellent tool that can be exploited and explored in all three principles of the Universal Design for Learning framework. These three principles are based on activating different parts of the brain."


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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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Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning | Edutopia

Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning | Edutopia | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

In this free classroom resource guide, you’ll get practical tips across the K-12 spectrum -- a reading list and a variety of resources to help you learn more about this fascinating field. To help you and your students learn more about their own brain power, we’ve also included a bonus project that will get students thinking critically about how they learn.

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How does our brain learn new information?: Scientific American

How does our brain learn new information?: Scientific American | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

The brain is an enormously complex network of billions of neurons connected by more than 90,000 miles of fibers—long enough to traverse Russia’s coastline four times. This intricate architecture allows us to absorb information quickly and efficiently. Learning mainly takes place at synapses, the junctions between neurons where information is relayed. A synapse’s performance changes when we learn something new, obeying the principle that “cells that fire together, wire together.”


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Brain Functions Mind Map

Brain Functions Mind Map | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

The Brain Functions Mind Map will help you to discover how your right and left brain works. Utilising all of your brain functions encourages radial thinking rather than linear thinking. Using Mind Maps taps into your unique potential unlocking your creative flair and ability and encouraging greater and more efficient use of all parts of your brain. The Mind Map breaks down what each side of the brain controls.

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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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Google and Your Memory

Google and Your Memory | UDL & ICT in education | Scoop.it

Today, things are different, everything is on the internet almost all the time, so we can live with no worries to lose something we want to download latter. Google also has a strong impact on our memory, because you don’t have to remember where was that page, ebook or program you need, you don’t have to remember everything, not anymore!

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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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