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Resources on Learning and the Brain | Edutopia - 27 views

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    Browse a list of articles, videos, and other links for brain research in education.
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Evidence of changes to children's brain rhythms following 'brain training' - 17 views

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    New research questions the strong claims that have been made about the benefits of 'brain training' - enhanced mental skills, a boost to education, improved clinical outcomes and sharper everyday functioning. This new study found evidence that 'brain training' changed brain signalling but no indication of other benefits...
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Inside your teenager's scary brain - Macleans.ca - 66 views

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    Research on brain development in adolescents.
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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"
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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.
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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
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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!!
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Brainy Approaches to Learning | Students at the Center - 65 views

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