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Matt Renwick

7 things every kid should master - Magazine - The Boston Globe - 104 views

  • no research demonstrating a relationship between those tests and measures of thinking or life outcomes
Matt Renwick

The Teenage Brain: Spock Vs. Captain Kirk : NPR Ed : NPR - 64 views

  • an adolescent's weakness is other adolescents
  • prefrontal cortex is our voice of reason
  • Kirk needs Spock.
Maureen Greenbaum

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning - InformED : - 59 views

  • Conscientiousness and Openness have the biggest influence on academic success.
  • people learn better when using multiple, short training episodes rather than one extended session
  • participants who held jobs with higher levels of complexity with data and people, such as management and teaching, had better scores on memory and thinking tests
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  • Students who walked in another experiment doubled their number of novel responses compared with when they were sitting.
  • Making mistakes while learning can benefit memory and lead to the correct answer, but only if the guesses are close-but-no-cigar,
  • . You can improve your learning by expecting to share it with others.
  • Findings suggest that simply telling learners that they would later teach another student changes their mindset enough so that they engage in more effective approaches to learning than did their peers who simply expected a test.
Martha Hickson

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity | Brain Pickings - 22 views

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    Playing music is the brain's equivalent of a full-body workout… Playing an instrument engages practically every area of the brain at once - especially the visual, auditory, and motor cortices.
oregonjon

Inside your teenager's scary brain - Macleans.ca - 65 views

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    Research on brain development in adolescents.
Roy Sovis

Let's Move! How Body Movements Drive Learning Through Technology | MindShift - 32 views

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    "Let's Move! How Body Movements Drive Learning Through Technology"
Wes Bolton

Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say - The Wa... - 89 views

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    "To cognitive neuroscientists, Handscombe's experience is the subject of great fascination and growing alarm. Humans, they warn, seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online. This alternative way of reading is competing with traditional deep reading circuitry developed over several millennia."
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    Washington Post article on how the internet is impacting our ability to read and concentrate.
Diego J. Vigueras Gonzalez

Science: A New Map of the Human Brain - WSJ.com - 75 views

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    Not Left and Right brains -not cientific Evidence-, but four different brains
brianarusso410

GoNoodle - 30 views

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    Great 3-5 minute long brain break activities!
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    GoNoodle is a wonderful tool for movement breaks in the classroom! It's fun and the kids LOVE it!!
Jon Tanner

Brainy Approaches to Learning | Students at the Center - 65 views

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    Brain research about learning and how to be student-centered.
Martin Burrett

The Great Brain Experiment - 76 views

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    This is a fun Android and Apple app from University College London were players complete a range of games to exercise the brain cells and provide researchers with real, but anonymous data to use in their study.
    http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science
Roland Gesthuizen

Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games | Video on TED.com - 61 views

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    Who Knew!
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    "How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Step into the lab with cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier to hear surprising news about how video games, even action-packed shooter games, can help us learn, focus and, fascinatingly, multitask. Daphne Bavelier studies how the brain adapts to changes in experience, either by nature or by training."
Steven Szalaj

BBC News - Active brain 'keeps dementia at bay' - 37 views

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    Results of a study published in Neurology that adds weight to the idea that dementia onset can be delayed by lifestyle factors such as reading writing, exercise and diet.
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