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Jeff Andersen

University Research Is a Prime Candidate for IT Investment | EdTech Magazine - 8 views

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    With billions of dollars in research funding at stake, higher education institutions have several reasons to reconsider their approach to academic IT.
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The KYVL Kids Research Portal - 56 views

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    wonderful interactive site that offers great instruction on preparing for and carrying out a research project.  Specifically designed for elementary aged students, and uses bright graphics, a cartoon dog, and even has a sound version.
Javier E

Deliberate Practice Spells Success: Why Grittier Competitors Triumph at the National Sp... - 0 views

  • The expert performance framework distinguishes between deliberate practice and less effective practice activities. The current longitudinal study is the first to use this framework to understand how children improve in an academic skill.
  • Deliberate practice, operationally defined as studying and memorizing words while alone, better predicted performance in the National Spelling Bee than being quizzed by others or reading for pleasure. Rated as the most effortful and least enjoyable type of preparation activity, deliberate practice was increasingly favored over being quizzed as spellers accumulated competition experience. Deliberate practice mediated the prediction of final performance by the personality trait of grit, suggesting that perseverance and passion for long-term goals enable spellers to persist with practice activities that are less intrinsically rewarding—but more effective—than other types of preparation.
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