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Cognitive training can improve brain performance of students in poverty ~ Medical News Today

Cognitive training can improve brain performance of students in poverty ~ Medical News Today | Education | Scoop.it

"The cognitive effects of poverty can be mitigated during middle school with a targeted intervention, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.

"In a paper published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, researchers for the first time examine the efficacy of cognitive training in a large and diverse group of 7th and 8th grade public middle school students as compared to typically developing students who received no specific training."


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Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling

Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling | Education | Scoop.it
Schools have begun to recognize the importance of multimedia use in education.
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Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | Education | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck's research, which focuses on what makes people seek challenging tasks, persist through difficulty and do well over time, has shown that many girls believe their abilities are fixed, that individuals are born with gifts and can't change.
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What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts?

What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts? | Education | Scoop.it
Growing excitement around technology’s potential to transform the classroom has the education community chattering about laptops, tablets and smartphones.
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How Much Freedom to Give Kids With School-Issued iPads?

How Much Freedom to Give Kids With School-Issued iPads? | Education | Scoop.it
As more school districts roll out tablet computers to students, they're debating how much to restrict access to certain websites and games. Some districts shut down wide parts of the Internet, but others are trying to take a more nuanced approach.
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