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Science magazines for children

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Using science magazines for kids exposes children to nonfiction reading at their level

 

Inquiry based learning at Home School Source: teaching resources to inspire and motivate 

Inquiry based learning lets your child take a lead role in his or her own education, increasing their desire to learn and retain information.

 

*Learn Physics with your child: The Hoberman Sphere is an expanding and contracting ball. It cleverly combines mathematics and geometry to create a surprising motion that fascinates children and adults alike.

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Lateral thinking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lateral thinking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it

*Early learning colour flashcards, phonics and activities, popup books promote visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning help young children with the alphabet and the sound of words leading to communication skills, clear speech and a large vocabulary.

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Exam success for top-of-the-class Wilsden teenager Alistair - Keighley News

Exam success for top-of-the-class Wilsden teenager Alistair - Keighley News | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it
Exam success for top-of-the-class Wilsden teenager Alistair
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Brain-box Alasdair Glen scored ten out of ten when he collected his top-of-the-class GCSE results. The talented Wilsden ...
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You cant go wrong with Brain-Box maths, click on solutions and select mathematics at http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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I can figure this out... and got it!

I can figure this out... and got it! | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it
Click to see the pic and write a comment... (RT @imnotclau: Lateral thinking... we all shoud use it http://t.co/irMGFEQua3 vía @9GAG)
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I love this.  At the right age youngsters will automatically use their brains to work out any puzzle: audrey@homeschoolsource.

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Why is Storytelling so Powerful? A Look at What it does to our Brain

Why is Storytelling so Powerful? A Look at What it does to our Brain | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it
Storytelling is one of the most overused and underused techniques at the same time. In this post, we are revealing what storytelling does to our brains.

Long before we had writing as we know it there has been an oral tradition of storytelling. This post looks at the science around storytelling.

Learn about how a story "can put your whole brain to work" and why "our brains become more active when we tell stories." Find out why the brain "learns to ignore certain overused words and phrases" and much more. If you enjoy telling stories, writing stories, or listening to stories check out this post to learn more!


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Just think about all the schemas (pockets of information) we have for everything we do.  Even though we have never taken part in many activities, we could easily build plausible stories based on those schemas and even devise theories, which may be testable. This is imagination which is one example of brain power, audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, July 10, 2013 5:22 PM

Excellent!

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"Anything you’ve experienced, you can get others to experience the same. Or at least, get their brain areas that you’ve activated that way, active too:"

 

"use simple, yet heartfelt language."

"Quick last fact: Our brain learns to ignore certain overused words and phrases that used to make stories awesome"

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Unlearn and Re-learn: Tips to Foster a Creative Learning Environment

Unlearn and Re-learn: Tips to Foster a Creative Learning Environment | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it
Make use of kinaesthetic learning tools – Most learners have a kinaesthetic style of learning. (Also read learning styles) and for them, classroom trainers often set up a colourful classroom to help kinaesthetic learners better ...

 

Developing a person's strengths will increase their response to the learning experience, which helps them to develop their weaknesses as well as their strengths.


A well-balanced world, and well-balanced organisations and teams, are necessarily comprised of people who possess different mixtures of intelligences. This gives the group a fuller collective capability than a group of identically able specialists.

 

Kinaesthetic learning tools help everyone, as most people have a mixture of abilities.  Watch babies:  they use ALL their skills, naturally. We should encourage this by giving children a variety of learn material.  http://www/homeschoolsource.co.uk   for hundreds of learning resources.

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Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong

Noam Chomsky on Where Artificial Intelligence Went Wrong | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it

An extended conversation with the legendary linguist. At the beginning of AI, people were extremely optimistic about the field's progress, but it hasn't turned out that way. Why has it been so difficult? If you ask neuroscientists why understanding the brain is so difficult, they give you very intellectually unsatisfying answers, like that the brain has billions of cells, and we can't record from all of them. How do we go forward from here. Noam Chromsky has some surprising answers.

 

I cant wait to read Chomsky's answers!  audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk


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Your brain lies to you - The New York Times

Your brain lies to you - The New York Times | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it

"Facts are stored first in the hippocampus, a structure deep in the brain ... Every time we recall it, our brain writes it down again, and during this re-storage, it is also reprocessed. In time, the fact is gradually transferred to the cerebral cortex and is separated from the context in which it was originally learned. ..."

"This phenomenon, known as source amnesia, can also lead people to forget whether a statement is true. Even when a lie is presented with a disclaimer, people often later remember it as true."

"With time, this misremembering gets worse. A false statement from a noncredible source that is at first not believed can gain credibility during the months it takes to reprocess memories from short-term hippocampal storage to longer-term cortical storage. As the source is forgotten, the message and its implications gain strength."

 

Audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk: Could this phenomenon not be due to the reconstruction of information proposed by Bartlett and later by Elizabeth Loftus.  We are always trying to match new information with information already stored in our memory. No matter how strange the new information is we will make it fit something already there;  thereby leading to a distortion of this new learning.   


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Catherine Govender's curator insight, June 17, 2013 7:25 AM

I think this is a wonderful - yet frightening - explanation of how we can sometimes fool ourselves. 

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NEURO SCIENCE AND LEARNING « Montrose42's Blog

NEURO SCIENCE AND LEARNING « Montrose42's Blog | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it
NEURO SCIENCE AND LEARNING Educators working closely with neuro-scientists to better understand how the brain works and its implications for education and learning Comment Educational neuroscience (also a component of Mind Brain and Education; MBE)...

 

Start children learning science early: http://www/homeschoolsource.co.uk

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What should students learn in the 21st century? - OECD ...

What should students learn in the 21st century? - OECD ... | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it

*Creativity in children can be developed using geological material such as crystals and gemstones. 

*Understand the ecology of the solar system and  use Uncle Milton’s Star Theatre for creating light like Halley’s Comet!

 

At Home School Source you will find over 1,000 science books written to capture the imagination and interest of children; to highlight the changes of our universe, first put forward by Sir Isaac Newton and updated by Albert Enstein.

http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk


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3D Reconstructions

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The Thessaloniki Science Center & Technology Museum, in an attempt to demonstrate the continuity of scientific knowledge, as well as its dynamics and its prospects, began creating a collection of three-dimensional representations of structures and ideas of ancient Greek scientists and Technologists.

The aim is to present developments in technology and the achievements that radically changed the lives of people at all levels: in production, consumption of food, clothing, living conditions, science and culture.

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και ντοκυμανταίρ του History Channel για την τεχνολογία των αρχαίων Ελλήνων

http://krasodad.blogspot.gr/2011/10/blog-post_8970.html

 


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34% Off BrainBox Maths Best Buy Sep 2012 Green Board Games ...

34% Off BrainBox Maths Best Buy Sep 2012 Green Board Games ... | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it
BrainBox Maths Promotional Codes Price: £10.00 Discount: - £ 3.38.

Go to Resources at www.homeschoolsource.co.uk for these fantastic games which will help children learn and expand their brains

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Lateral thinking - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

This puzzle is called Lateral Thinking. Very clever. I won't ask how many you solved. man ------------ board Ans. = man overboard Okay, let's see if.
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Lateral thinking - the ability to use your brain in a way that incorporates sideways, backways, upways, downways experiences.  It helps to eliminate prejudice as you are able to see, feel, experience phenomena from a myriad of ways.  Start children young with home schooling.

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Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning

Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it

"Found this fantastic infographic touting the success of infographics. Reading it (or more correctly, viewing it) immediately focused my thoughts on the use of visual texts in classrooms today...Unlike other infographics I link to on Mr G Online, I’m not going to discuss the specific points presented – that would be contradictory to the message of the infographic. I’ll let you get your own meaning from it. However, I am going to reflect on how it made me consider the use of visual texts in education."


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You can absorb the visual faster and make sense of it in a holistic way; particularly if you spend time engaging with the information from different physical points of view. The information is embedded in the memory because the individual is encouraged to project their own meaning.  Having been directed to view educational materials, the learner can them be asked questions to test their understanding. 

 

Visual learning is necessary from a young age and is what home school sources learning is all about.  

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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 14, 2013 1:43 PM

I know that visuals help all learners.  This gives me the documentation. 

Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 15, 2013 1:50 PM
 

As a visual learner myself, I love onto graphics, beginning with the dAiley ones posted NBC USA Today since its inception. 

Caleb Yap's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:30 PM

really? more of these non-classical pedagogical methods?

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Problem Solving Frameworks

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Many different frameworks have been developed that assist the creation and implementation of inquiry based lessons. Bloom, Gardner, Guilford and Piaget are a f…
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Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence Theory demonstrates how a person can increase their learning without strain. Most children can learn about biology by going to farms, visiting botanical gardens, interacting with different plastic toy bugs!  They can learn about their own bodies by looking at pictures of their own internal organs.  The opportunities to learn mathematics from an early age are exponential. For example, the food they eat can be used to demonstrate fractions: Look at what you can do with a pizza. It can be cut into eighths, etc...  While they are doing all these things they are learning abour colours, shapes, body movements and begin to answer their own questions of WHY????????

 

Fantastic Educational Resources such as games, toys involving chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, languages and much, much more can be found at http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 19, 2013 6:45 PM

Bloom also had an affective taxonomy.

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Genes to Cognition Online

Genes to Cognition Online | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it
Explore modern neuroscience with this huge resource of videos, animations and interactive 3D brain. Autism, ADHD, ALZHEIMER'S depression and cognitive disorders.

 

Other resources may be found at http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

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The Mechanics of the Brain

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This is a really interesting subject, audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk.


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Synesthesia: Why Some People See Sound

Synesthesia: Why Some People See Sound | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it

Some people may actually see sounds, say researchers who found this odd ability is possible when the parts of the brain devoted to vision are small. Brain anatomy is key to seeing this illusion. These findings points to a clever strategy the brain might use when vision is unreliable, investigators added. Scientists took a closer look at the sound-induced flash illusion. When a single flash is followed by two bleeps, people sometimes also see two illusory consecutive flashes.

 

Past experiments revealed there are strong differences between individuals when it comes to how prone they are to this illusion. "Some would experience it almost every time a flash was accompanied by two bleeps, others would almost never see the second flash," said researcher Benjamin de Haas, a neuroscientist at University College London. These differences suggested to de Haas and his colleagues that maybe variations in brain anatomy were behind who saw the illusion and who did not. To find out, the researchers analyzed the brains of 29 volunteers with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and tested them with flashes and bleeps.

 

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Ramachandran and Hubbard (2003) carried out  research with synaesthesia, where people experience objects seen as a smell or a sound. They looked at the case of Esmeralda Jones, who sees the colour blue when she hears the musical note C sharp. She uses this skill to colour code piano keys, which helps her remember and play music.

 

This type of ability is shown in other ways using two different shapes. One smooth and curvy and the other jagged and pointy. It was found that 95-98% assigned the name “bouba” to the rounded shape and “kiki” to the jagged, even though none of the participants had ever seen the shape. So, what are the implications?

 

Hubbard and Ramachandran argued that The Bouba-Kiki Effect is actually an example of synaesthesia; the conflation of one sense with another; and that humans learn to associate certain sounds with certain shapes as they develop. Therefore the language we use can significantly influence how we think about the world around us.

 

This is so amazing.  Anyone who wants to try the Boba-Kiki effect can contact:  audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk or you can find it on the website and try it yourself.


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Stop Telling Your Students To "Pay attention!" | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning

Stop Telling Your Students To "Pay attention!" | Brain Based Learning | Brain Based Teaching | Articles From Jensen Learning | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it

What happens when you tell your students to "pay attention!" More than you may think. This post explores what goes on in the brain and ways the brain pays attention. Research is shared as well as what you can do in your classroom immediately as well what you can do in the long term.
Short term solutions include "using prediction; using the brief pause and chunk technique; priming the learning with small hints, appetizers and teasers" and more.

You may also choose to view a video of a session "Teaching with the Brain in Mind" at http://www.scilearn.com/company/webinars/ (you will need to scroll down the page to find the link).

 

Feed your child's whole brain with the biggest selection of inexpensive educational games, toys and books on the web!  Go to http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk


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Science magazines for children

Science magazines for children | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it
Using science magazines for kids exposes children to nonfiction reading at their level

 

Inquiry based learning at Home School Source: teaching resources to inspire and motivate 

Inquiry based learning lets your child take a lead role in his or her own education, increasing their desire to learn and retain information.

 

*Learn Physics with your child: The Hoberman Sphere is an expanding and contracting ball. It cleverly combines mathematics and geometry to create a surprising motion that fascinates children and adults alike.

See more at http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

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What should students learn in the 21st century? - OECD ...

What should students learn in the 21st century? - OECD ... | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it

*Creativity in children can be developed using geological material such as crystals and gemstones. 

*Understand the ecology of the solar system and  use Uncle Milton’s Star Theatre for creating light like Halley’s Comet!

 

At Home School Source you will find over 1,000 science books written to capture the imagination and interest of children; to highlight the changes of our universe, first put forward by Sir Isaac Newton and updated by Albert Enstein.

http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 21st Century Skills Teachers Should Have

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 21st Century Skills Teachers Should Have | Using Your Whole Brain | Scoop.it

http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk - The number One Learning Site for Children


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