Skip to main content

Home/ Literacy with ICT/ Group items tagged study

Rss Feed Group items tagged

John Evans

Students grades could be boosted by juggling | Daily Mail Online - 0 views

  •  
    "Breaking up lessons with activities like juggling could help to boost pupils' science results, research suggests.

    It says that there is evidence that students respond well to short, 12-minute sessions, broken up with unrelated 'spaces' for children to do something different.

    Around 2,000 youngsters at 15 schools took part in the study, which aimed to build on neuroscience that suggests information can be more easily learnt and remembered when it is repeated several times, with spells of unrelated activity in between."
John Evans

Why Kids Need Recess - The Atlantic - 1 views

  •  
    "n florida, a coalition of parents known as "the recess moms" has been fighting to pass legislation guaranteeing the state's elementary-school students at least 20 minutes of daily free play. Similar legislation recently passed in New Jersey, only to be vetoed by the governor, who deemed it "stupid."

    When, you might ask, did recess become such a radical proposal? In a survey of school-district administrators, roughly a third said their districts had reduced outdoor play in the early 2000s. Likely culprits include concerns about bullying and the No Child Left Behind Act, whose time-consuming requirements resulted in cuts to play. [1] Disadvantaged kids have been the most likely to be shortchanged: According to a 2003 study, just 56 percent of children living at or below the poverty line had recess, compared with 83 percent of those above the poverty line; a similar disparity was noted between black children and their white peers. [2]

    FROM OUR DECEMBER 2016 ISSUE


    Try 2 FREE issues of The Atlantic

    SUBSCRIBE
    The benefits of recess might seem obvious-time to run around helps kids stay fit. But a large body of research suggests that it also boosts cognition. Many studies have found that regular exercise improves mental function and academic performance. [3] And an analysis of studies that focused specifically on recess found positive associations between physical activity and the ability to concentrate in class. [4]"
John Evans

Study: Behavior in kindergarten linked to adult success - CNN.com - 0 views

  •  
    "Every parent intuitively knows it's a good thing to teach their child how to share and play well with others and how to deal with emotions like anger and sadness, but do most of us have any sense of just how important these so-called social and emotional skills can be to our child's long-term success?


    Why doing it 'like a girl' is great 01:46
    How to teach girls to be confident #LikeAGirl
    The new study, a comprehensive 20-year examination of 800 children from kindergarten through their mid-20s published Thursday in the American Journal of Public Health, found a link between a child's social skills in kindergarten and how well they were doing in early adulthood."
John Evans

A Study of the Communities and Resources that Connect Educators Engaged in Making - 2 views

  •  
    "In response to the need to connect maker educators with one another and with the experiences of colleagues in their field, Maker Ed contracted with SRI International (SRI) in early 2016 to conduct research aimed at better understanding educators engaged in maker-centered learning communities, and to provide insight into promising approaches for professional learning. This work aims to support the development of robust supports for both formal and informal educators working in maker-centered learning environments."
John Evans

Make-believe play boosts creative thinking in children: study | CTV News - 2 views

  •  
    "New U.K. research from has found that make-believe fantasy play could boost children's creative thinking.
    Carried out by researchers from Oxford Brookes University, the team presented their findings at the British Psychological Society's Developmental Psychology Section annual conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland."
John Evans

Physical Activity Primes Children's Brains For Academic Excellence, Finds Study - 1 views

  •  
    "In a new report, 24 researchers from eight different countries gathered to create a consensus on the impact of physical activity on kids' health. They focused primarily on studies that examined the health of children aged 6 to 18, and analyzed the effects of exercise on children's fitness, health, cognitive function, motivation, and mental and social health. The report defines physical activity as "an overarching term that consists of many structured and unstructured forms within school and out-of-school-time contexts, including organized sports, physical education, outdoor recreation, motor skill development programs, recess, and active transportation such as biking and walking."

    In short, they found that exercise was beneficial for nearly every aspect of a child's wellbeing: physical health, cognitive ability, motivation and psychological wellbeing, as well as social inclusion. First, exercise leads to improved cardiorespiratory fitness, which in turn improves brain development and intellect, they said."
John Evans

Mo Physics Mo Problems: From Failure to Launch: LAUNCH Book Study Part 3 - 1 views

  •  
    "ell, I was planning on just dealing with 2 stages of the LAUNCH Cycle in this post, but I burned through the rest of the book yesterday.  The book itself is a very engaging read.  My post may reflect the nuts and bolts of the cycle, but the book is filled with practical applications and stories from the authors lives that show what the LAUNCH Cycle looks like.  That is the power of their work. It is based on experience and data. "
John Evans

Mo Physics Mo Problems: LAUNCH is the How of Creation. - 0 views

  •  
    "Over the weekend, I finished George Couros's Innovator's Mindset.  I highly recommend reading it to understand why we should foster a culture of innovation in our schools and where to start.  A culture of innovation makes everyone a creator in our schools, unleashing the creativity that is in all of us. The Innovator's Mindset frames the steps to create that culture of innovation in a school and it gives some powerful examples of creation in the classroom.  That's where the new book by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani picks up.  The book LAUNCH is focused on the importance of a clear framework for the creative process.  I'll dig into that process in later posts as I get deeper into the book.  But, let's start with the why of creation in the classroom."
John Evans

Innovation That Sticks Case Study Report: Ottawa Catholic School Board - 1 views

  •  
    "This case study report provides concrete guidance and information resources to support other School District leaders faced with the challenge of determining how they can get their own innovations to 'stick' and achieve their goals.

    The CEA Selection Jury of Canadian innovation leaders was most impressed with how the OCSB leads with a focus on learning and teacher support first, followed by the technology. This School Board has been implementing their innovative strategy over a number of years, incorporated all partners - including teacher unions and support staff - and built a budget in support of this collective vision, with ongoing parent and student voice that continue to inform these changes.

    "
Phil Taylor

Young Canadians in a Wired World, Phase III: Connected to Learn | MediaSmarts - 0 views

  • understand how networked technologies are impacting teachers and their teaching practices, in 2015 MediaSmarts partnered with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation to survey 4,043 K-12
John Evans

'Lesson Study' Technique: What Teachers Can Learn From One Another | MindShift | KQED News - 2 views

  •  
    "Akihiko Takahashi is a professor of math education at DePaul University. Before that, he was an elementary school teacher in Japan. He first came to the United States in the early 1990s looking for all the great approaches to teaching math that he and his colleagues in Japan had learned about from American researchers. When he couldn't find these approaches being used in classrooms, he soon realized why: There was no lesson study in the United States.

    Lesson study is a form of professional development Japanese teachers use to help them improve and to incorporate new ideas and methods into their teaching.

    "If there's no lesson study," Takahashi says, "how can teachers learn how to improve instruction?""
John Evans

US teens start school too early, need more sleep: study - Business Insider - 0 views

  •  
    "Most teenagers in the United States start the school day too early each morning, robbing them of the sleep they need to concentrate properly and remain healthy, according to a study.

    Fewer than one in five middle and high schools in the United States start at 8:30 am or later, as recommended, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

    Research from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has found that adolescents are biologically programmed to stay asleep longer than adults."
John Evans

Blending the Traditional Book Study with Digital Tools - 2 views

  •  
    "Summer is a busy time for many. Vacations. Family time. Housework. Yardwork. Painting. Hobbies. Reading. School book studies???

    Summer is an opportunity when many educators dedicate time to read, find new ideas to implement in their classrooms, and brainstorm strategies to use the in fall. Teachers want to read, share, and learn together. There is actually now time to collaborate and share!

    Traditionally, book studies are done in face-to-face meetings. Teachers choose a book to read together, plan which chapters to read, and then decide on meeting times to discuss those chapters. However, with varying schedules and planned commitments, finding a common time to come together to discuss a shared book multiple times throughout the summer is quite difficult. Families take vacations, their children have camps and other commitments, and thus meeting together with everyone is infrequent and often not well-attended.

    So, with interest in having book studies from my staff, but dealing with tricky schedules, a different solution was necessary."
John Evans

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: New Research Shows Digital Content Increases Stu... - 3 views

  •  
    "PBS LearningMedia which provides digital learning experiences for students, recently conducted a study that goes beyond looking at the impact of technology on students ability to fill bubbles in old-fashioned tests. Instead, it showed the positive impact of educational media on student achievement."
John Evans

Book club study guide | Invent To Learn - 2 views

  •  
    "This study guide outlines questions and discussion topics, along with additional readings and videos for a book club or study group about Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. This study guide was conceived as a 6 week online course, but it would be easy to modify for a different time frame or face-to-face group.

    "
John Evans

Stanford Study Shows Dramatic Math Improvement From Playing Video Games Just 10 Minutes... - 3 views

  •  
    "Third graders played for just 10 minutes per day, 3 days a week, for four weeks. The comparison group's class received the same materials and the same instruction, but didn't play the game. The result of playing was a staggering 20.5% improvement after just two hours of self-guided play."
John Evans

Study Shows iPads Could Improve Literacy Skills in Young Children - InformED : - 0 views

  •  
    "A recent study has found that kindergartners who use iPads in school are likely to score higher on literacy tests than those who do not.
    The study, which was carried out in Auburn, Maine early last year, looked at 266 kindergartners who had been given free iPads to use in class as part of an experiment. Out of the 266 students, 129 were given lessons using iPads, while the remaining 137 were taught through traditional methods.
    The results, which were published on Apple's unofficial tech blog, TUAW, showed that in addition to better scores in every literacy test, children who were taught through the use of an iPad also showed an increased interest in learning and were more enthusiastic about going to school."
1 - 20 of 186 Next › Last »
Showing 20 items per page