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Simple changes to homework improved student learning

Simple changes to homework improved student learning | Reading, Writing, and Research | Scoop.it
A new study offers evidence that simple and inexpensive changes to existing courses can help students learn more effectively.
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The small changes with assigning 'homework' can make an improvement in students. 

 

Some like:

-Immediate feedback 

-Studying/ working problems/ assignments for weeks (spacing)

 

 

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Sleep

Sleep | Reading, Writing, and Research | Scoop.it
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.
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Sleep and all its causes,

Studies have shown that people tend to sleep in more while there is a full moon outside...pretty strange. 

everyone knows drinking and driving can be deadly... but also if you feel drowsy,sleeping, tired this cause people to not really function and have short tempers because you are not really thinking fully

Children who get the right amount of sleep tend to cope better and be friendly happy children

Sleep deprivation can cause health risk, heart health. 

Kids who snore loudly and often might have some problems, doctors say.

Point is sleep is highly important! to make your life easier and better. 

 

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BigRep 3D printer can print whole pieces of furniture

BigRep 3D printer can print whole pieces of furniture | Reading, Writing, and Research | Scoop.it
A brand new 3D printer has arrived on the scene with the biggest print bed of any consumer model -- large enough to print small pieces of furniture. Read this article by Michelle Starr on CNET.
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The BigRep 3D printer, can now print large designs instead of the usual small objects. These will start to ship around the months of March/April with a price of $39,000.

 

I think 3D printing, but printing bigger objects are going to increase and enhance more in their techniques. Just like companies and engineers are starting to get creative with phones, soon there will be more objects that are 3D printed.

Just like they can make metal objects reprinted. 

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I Never Knew I Was Doing All These 24 Things Wrong Every Day Until I Read This

I Never Knew I Was Doing All These 24 Things Wrong Every Day Until I Read This | Reading, Writing, and Research | Scoop.it
You're probably doing these 24 things the wrong way. Find out how to do these things smartly!
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"You're doing it all wrong"

 

These are quick video clips on things we normally think 'this is how you do it'.  

 

For some these can help, making your life a little easier or

another interpretation of these videos is seeing it from a different way.

 

Like the phrase 'You learn something new everyday'

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Psychological Effects of Music

"Psychological Effects of Music" - Adam Huntsman A short film about the effects that music can have on the brain and its functioning nature. All of the research..."


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Dopamine!

is a chemical in our brain that causes pleasure and satisfaction.

music is a wave of audio frequency and patterns that clash in your ear.

music is a release of an emotional reaction,  dopamine here gets released. music chemically makes us feel good this can be a reason why music is addictive!

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playalongjon's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:14 PM

This video demonstrates how music can influence and affect the human brain.

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50 myths and lies about public schools

50 myths and lies about public schools | Reading, Writing, and Research | Scoop.it
A book separates fact from fiction in the public education debate.
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This article from Valerie Strauss, presents the topic on Public schools/Private schools and the statistics/outcomes/differences school systems have. The crisis that school systems have been carrying. 

 

They go through opinions, ideas and reasons why it can so-call be a crisis.

 

Taken by the book "50 Myths and Lies that threaten America's Public Schools' authors: David C. Berliner and Gene V Glass

 

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Reading, Writing, and Research | Scoop.it
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Antiquated methods that need upgrades.

 

Yes! what if we tried to change things up, the educational system  I think needs that. 

 

Here's a list from a blog that mentions some methods need to change, my favorite, 'standardized tests to measure the quality of education' everyone all are more stronger on different subjects, just like some are not great test takers like other students. It reminds me of one of Will Rogers quote 'Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects'. I really think the cartoon can be a great way to represent how narrow standardized test can be.

 

And also the cartoon 'Qualities not measured by most tests', testing (or some) can completely disregard how someone is intelligent in so many other different ways. 

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Thoughts on SNA and online learning

Thoughts on SNA and online learning | Reading, Writing, and Research | Scoop.it
Following the previous post... The structural paradigm of  Social Network Analysis (SNA) with its constitutive theory and methods, began to emerge around the 1930s, applied and influenced by a broa...
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SNA is social network analysis, this article is going through the connections that people have with social media. 

And if it effects our learning, such ad decreasing it or enhancing it. 

Nodes are individuals, groups, institutions, or even Web pages. nodes are seen in the graph and all it's connections. 

 

These nodes help students learn because we get influences, ideas, or our information. Somehow we are all connected through social media. 

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9 Ways to Train Your Mind to Think Critically

9 Ways to Train Your Mind to Think Critically | Reading, Writing, and Research | Scoop.it
In an age of information overload, the ability to think critically is crucial for sorting through what is truthful and what is garbage.
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Thinking critical 101

 

In just a couple of points, these can teach us quickly on how to think critically without perhaps taking a whole course on it.

These are useful for arguments, thinking ahead, thinking differently, and thinking outside the box. 

 

Good points I liked were: The devils advocate, time out, and question the source. 

 

Devils Advocate: always question yourself on well why you think what you think. Argue with yourself and another point of view you do not agree with, this can help storm more ideas and feelings on why you agree with a topic. 

 

Time Out: Take time to really collect your thoughts. And do not say something that is completely wrong because you don't know the answer. I think it's ok sometimes to answer with a simple 'I don't know' or 'I need more time to think about that'. It is always good to know and accept that you don't know the answer because then that will make you want to find out and question it. Expand your knowledge. 

 

Lastly: Question the source: I liked this one because, we should do more of this, just because for example "doctors, people with PhDs, experts" say something does not mean they are always right. Always knowing a bit of background on the sources is helpful. Question what you read or hear. 

 

Like the phrase "If everyone is thinking the same, then not everyone is thinking"

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Why your brain loves music

Why your brain loves music | Reading, Writing, and Research | Scoop.it
New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.

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Interesting topic on Neuroscience and music. 

how our brain enjoys a specific type of melody that we are not aware of

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Anna Fabo's curator insight, April 18, 2014 7:00 AM

Podreu descobrir que diuen els últims estudis sobre el perquè el nostre cervell li agrada tant la música.

Natalie Gaskins's curator insight, May 11, 2014 2:18 PM

One day, I would love to venture into the field that connects Neuroscience with Music and that is why this article caught my attention right away. I admit to listening to certain songs and having to completely stop whatever I am doing because it was THAT good. I always wondered why that is and why certain sounds that we hear trigger emotions, or stimulation in our brains. I can agree with what the writer said in that we set up expectations in our brains with familiar styles of music and loved to be deceived when the music takes a different direction.I also agree that it is no longer enjoyable when the music goes too astray from what my brain wanted. It just gets annoying that way! It keeps excitement in the song and makes you try to anticipate what is going to happen next. It is a way to keep the listener attentive. I know that when I song is too predictable, it quickly looses my attention. As a songwriter, I feel that this is very crucial when writing. We have to keep the audience engaged at all times. This is also why artists make certain line-up choices while performing at a gig. I thought it odd that we get a different level of satisfaction when we have paid for the music and are then anticipating the surprise. Very odd. 

I would love to venture deeper into these studies and unlock more neurological secrets. Knowledge like this can help sell music.

Sirenita Guzmán's curator insight, July 7, 2015 4:50 PM

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