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A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool

A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
The popularity of video games is not the enemy of education, but rather a model for best teaching strategies.
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"The motivation to persevere is the brain seeking another surge of dopamine -- the fuel of intrinsic reinforcement."

Great integration of neuroscience research aptly applied to the classroom.

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K. #Thumlert: "Emancipatory pedagogy has... - Dialogic Pedagogy Journal | Facebook

K. #Thumlert: "Emancipatory pedagogy has... - Dialogic Pedagogy Journal | Facebook | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
K. #Thumlert: "Emancipatory
pedagogy has to actively site itself within the local world of the learner - within the
affective terrain of learners'... (K.
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Need to emphasize the importance of unrelenting care and humanity inside of all institutions (foster care, education, mental health) caring for children.

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'Tiger parenting' linked to poorer mental health, social skills

'Tiger parenting' linked to poorer mental health, social skills | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Children raised by authoritarian parents -- described in the book "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" -- are showing poorer mental health, U.S. researchers say.
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Can you spot the different types in the halls of your school?

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How Would American Indians Teach US History? - Truth-Out

How Would American Indians Teach US History? - Truth-Out | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
How Would American Indians Teach US History?
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A refreshing resource considerate of First Nations voices.

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The Dyslexic and Creative Mind

The Dyslexic and Creative Mind | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Although traditionally classified as a learning disability, dyslexia can also lead to advantages in thinking and behaving that enhance creativity.

 

“There were a lot of benefits to being dyslexic for me…I think I came into an appreciation of all those qualities of language…” Novelist Richard Ford


Via Douglas Eby
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Great frame of understanding our learners with dyslexia.

Recommend reading Wolfe's Proust and the Squid for it's consideration of this subject too.

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For Anybody Hurting: A YouTube Video Confronts Darkness

For Anybody Hurting: A YouTube Video Confronts Darkness | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
When Eric Lim's sister committed suicide, she left him money to make a film. He made 'The Forge' to prevent others from making the same choice.
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Incredibly honest video about the battles faced in the minds of so many.

How do we reach out to those who are hurting? 

Does it start with us sharing, as Angela Maiers says,"you matter" to our students?

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3D MACH Software Helps Improve Social And Speaking Skills - Cinema Blend

3D MACH Software Helps Improve Social And Speaking Skills - Cinema Blend | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Phys.Org 3D MACH Software Helps Improve Social And Speaking Skills Cinema Blend They can faithfully embody a specific theory of pedagogy, and thus can be more consistent than human role-players." Well also the whole computer interaction thing only...
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Hope I'm not the only one to see the incredible irony of this?

We are creating a computer program to help improve social skills and interactions with others. What happened to going out in public to do this.

Forester's the Machine Stops http://archive.ncsa.illinois.edu/prajlich/forster.html

alludes to the choice of "telepresence"instead of interaction.

Fostering isolation and then providing digital solutions tocope with it seems daft at best.

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Quitting Caffeine is Now Listed as a Mental-Health Disorder in the ...

Quitting Caffeine is Now Listed as a Mental-Health Disorder in the ... | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Caffeine, the working women's fuel of choice, is now the basis of two official diagnoses in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5: caffeine intoxication and ...
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Hah! You'll never convince me of this. One week of headaches tops if you go cold turkey. If you go off gradually, no significant issues. Why the change?

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Are Schools Getting a Big Enough Bang for Their Education Technology Buck? - Center For American Progress

Are Schools Getting a Big Enough Bang for Their Education Technology Buck? - Center For American Progress | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Center For American Progress
Are Schools Getting a Big Enough Bang for Their Education Technology Buck?
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Boards and government cannot just throw money at technology and hope it works to raise engagement and acquistion. There exists a need to level the field  first. Teachers need to have time to see how tech can help in their practice. This takes time, training and tactfulness. 

What cannot happen is a widening of the gap between have and have not schools. All players from admin, teachers, government types and especially students need to be present and participating in all discussion going forward.

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#digped Storify: Schools, Unteaching, and Lifelong Learning | #digped | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

#digped Storify: Schools, Unteaching, and Lifelong Learning | #digped | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of learning, teaching, and technology that combines the strands of critical pedagogy and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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If we are going to unteach then we'd better be prepared to unlearn.

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Joseph McCaleb's curator insight, June 12, 2013 7:54 AM

Synthesis of a twitter chat on the "The new culture of learning is one where learning takes place all the time, everywhere, and according to learners’ own preferences and motivations"

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Mind your language – a language based approach to pedagogy « The Learning Spy

Mind your language – a language based approach to pedagogy « The Learning Spy | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Mind your language – a language based approach to pedagogy http://t.co/cBwR9H7QEt
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President Obama calls on teachers to help identify mental health disorders in students | EdSource Today

President Obama calls on teachers to help identify mental health disorders in students | EdSource Today | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
@BarackObama calls on teachers to help identify mental health disorders in students http://t.co/r1DoYCP8ee http://t.co/CLe3Gty7PA
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Keeping the conversations about mental health in our classrooms going is paramount to educating to all needs of our learners.

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The Pedagogy-Public Opinion Gap

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This post was originally published by J. Bevacqua on Figuring It Out I contend that there is a Pedagogy-Public Opinion Gap in education.  For the sake of this post, I would define this Pedagogy-Pub...

Via Tone Sandvik
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From A to Z (academic excellence to zeros) Bevacqua covers them all.

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National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Honorary Chairperson Demi Lovato

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Honorary Chairperson Demi Lovato | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
The 2013 National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Honorary Chairperson is Demi Lovato. Lovato shares a special message to other young adults. For more...
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Allowing star light to shine on importance of mental health awareness.

Chapeau Mlle Lovato!

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Graduation rate, stress are highest among East Asian teens, survey finds - Globe and Mail

Graduation rate, stress are highest among East Asian teens, survey finds - Globe and Mail | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Graduation rate, stress are highest among East Asian teens, survey finds
Globe and Mail
“I think teacher qualifications and teacher pedagogy, we got that nailed, we know how to do that,” Ms. Dandy said.
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Does education play too great a role in stressing out our youth?

Is there a balance that can be shared between excess and lacking.

Is this a good time to consider interest based education rather than the breadth requirement of students with the same birth year? 

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educational-origami - 21st Century Pedagogy | M...

educational-origami - 21st Century Pedagogy | M... | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
educational-origami - 21st Century Pedagogy on MidMarket Place curated by midmarketplace (educational-origami - 21st Century Pedagogy | @scoopit via @ethtan http://t.co/r8AbAVNcNP)...
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Needham schools to evaluate mental health preparedness - Needham Times

Needham schools to evaluate mental health preparedness - Needham Times | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Needham schools to evaluate mental health preparedness Needham Times The Needham Public Schools district is one of four school districts that will evaluate how prepared they are to handle the mental health needs of students, after the MetroWest...
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Great example of putting the complete health of students in the spotlight.

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Why does Michael Gove not want me in schools? - The Guardian

Why does Michael Gove not want me in schools? - The Guardian | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
The Guardian
Why does Michael Gove not want me in schools?
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Love this final line, "Jacques Barzun, the great American philosopher of education once said, "Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.""

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10 Winning Presentation Ideas from Haiku Deck

10 Winning Presentation Ideas from Haiku Deck | Constant Learning | Scoop.it

Whether you’re a Haiku Deck master or you’re just checking it out, I hope you’re getting the picture that we have a point of view about presentations. Does the world need more lame clip art and bullet points? We say no. Does it need more inspiration, more simplicity and beauty? That’s why we’re here...


Via Baiba Svenca
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What's it going to take to get this app in every learner's media kit?

Haiku deck adds beauty and clarity to literacy.

 

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corneja's comment, July 2, 2013 7:24 AM
Thanks a lot, Baiba, for the scoop!
corneja's curator insight, July 2, 2013 7:26 AM

Thanks!

stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:45 AM

Love looking at new presentation tools - love Haiku - good for students too!

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Sensitising learning and teaching in post secondary education - gulfnews.com

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Sensitising learning and teaching in post secondary education
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Every scholarly mind contributes to this unending process with methods and means that enrich the field of pedagogy.
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Great topic to introduce as my child is off to university this fall. Orwell's "Such were the Joys" comes to mind for some reason when I relate past educational experiences with more modern, human pedagogies.

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Research: Mental health care not only reduces arrest rates, but also saves money

Research from North Carolina State University, the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and the University of South Florida shows that outpatient treatment of mental illness significantly reduces arrest rates for people with mental health problems and...

Via Roy D Palmer
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How do we convince law and decision makers? Show them that they can save money. Look like they've cleaned up crime. Reduced prison populations and actually helped people receive access to life changing help.

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SeversonTrends's curator insight, June 14, 2013 3:24 PM

Here is proof that outpatient mental health treatment can help save communities money in the long run.

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Health Review - How Sitting all day Decreases Human Life | Infographics

Health Review - How Sitting all day Decreases Human Life | Infographics | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Infographic on decrease in human life by sitting all day on Chair in front of PC or TV with health review and tips to overcome it with mobile health apps

Via Christino Martin, Peter Mellow
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I am standing up while typing this...

Talk about a kick in the (m)ass of my mind.

Screams to me that we need to get our learners out of their chairs...or else.

 

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Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's curator insight, June 11, 2013 5:56 PM

Oh, my God! I fell off my office chair when I read this infographic. Everyone of us should take on board what it is saying.  We spend to much time sitting (even then, not properly) and not enough time moving. Now I know why there is a move to have office workers stand and use computers.  I have even seen stadning desks that have a treadmill attached! I wrote this standing by the way.

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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern ...

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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner (25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner | @scoopit http://t.co/JRs1FL5YBt)
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Insightful text with excellent graphic to drive it home.

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eLearning Africa Conference: Day 2 - Bizcommunity.com (blog)

eLearning Africa Conference: Day 2 - Bizcommunity.com (blog) | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
eLearning Africa Conference: Day 2
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What exactly is this notion of education by exploration? Is technology a new tool in the same pedagogy or is it a new pedagogy altogether?
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from the article, "At the end of the day the role of the teacher is not simply to deliver content, but rather to stimulate and facilitate the internalisation thereof."

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Here's what Pangea looks like mapped with modern political borders

Here's what Pangea looks like mapped with modern political borders | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Pretty wild, right? It's a map of Pangea — a supercontinent that formed roughly 300 million years ago — mapped with contemporary geopolitical borders.

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Padmanabhan Jaikumar's comment, June 5, 2013 12:57 AM
may be answers to many questions
Magnus Gustafsson's comment, June 12, 2013 2:37 AM
Tnanks! This map makes it easier to understand our world right now.
Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:27 PM

My favorite part about this map has to be its unintentionaly demographich connecter (If that even makes sense) for example along the south east part of the united states their are alot of latin americans and on this map the two continents are brought closer to each other to match the cultural demogaphic. To continue this the east coast and dixie are have a massive african american population. and again the african continent is brought close to people who have ancestreal roots to it. I know that pangea is not the reason why each culture settled in its respetive area just funny how well that worked out.