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Todd Finley

What is a Learning Strategy - 7 views

    "Learning Strategies Learning strategies refer to methods that students use to learn. This ranges from techniques for improved memory to better studying or test-taking strategies. For example, the method of loci is a classic memory improvement technique; it involves making associations between facts to be remembered and particular locations. In order to remember something, you simply visualize places and the associated facts. Some learning strategies involve changes to the design of instruction. For example, the use of questions before, during or after instruction has been shown to increase the degree of learning (see Ausubel). Methods that attempt to increase the degree of learning that occurs have been called "mathemagenic" (Ropthkopf, 1970). A typical study skill program is SQ3R which suggests 5 steps: (1) survey the material to be learned, (2) develop questions about the material, (3) read the material, (4) recall the key ideas, and (5) review the material. Research on metacognition may be relevant to the study of learning strategies in so far as they are both concerned with control processes. A number of learning theories emphasize the importance of learning strategies including: double loop learning ( Argyris ), conversation theory (Pask), and lateral thinking ( DeBono ). Weinstein (1991) discusses learning strategies in the context of social interaction, an important aspect of Situated Learning Theory. References: H.F. O'Neil (1978). Learning strategies. New York: Academic Press. H.F. O'Neil & C. Spielberger (1979). Cognitive and Affective Learning Strategies. New York: Academic Press. Rothkopf, E. (1970). The concept of mathemagenic behavior. Review of Educational Research, 40, 325-336. Schmeck, R.R. (1986). Learning Styles and Learning Strategies. NY: Plenum. Weinstein, C.E., Goetz, E.T., & Alexander, P.A. (1986). Learning and Study Strategies. NY: Academic Press. Weinstein, C.S. (1991). The classroom as a social context for learning. Annual Revi

ASU Freshman Comp Online Manual - 0 views

    Freshman Comp reference site; some useful information regarding basic elements of argument and composition but nothing like Purdue's OWL.
Adam Babcock

Descriptive Words List of Adjectives Word Reference - DescriptiveWords.Org - 9 views

    An online reference for expressing in more descriptive ways.
Clifford Baker

Back to School: 15 Essential Web Tools for Students - 2 views

    The good news for students is that even though that means waking up early and doing homework, there are a number of web-based and social tools to help you get through the school year. From staying organized to improving study habits to making sure you reference your research sources properly, the web can help you be a better student.
ten grrl

Jane Austen's The History of England: Introduction - 0 views

    The History of England is an early work of Jane Austen. She completed the composition in November 1791 when she was just 15 years old. Jane Austen's History is a lively parody which makes fun of the standard schoolroom books of the time. Declaring herself to be a 'partial, prejudiced and ignorant Historian' she cites works of fiction, such as Shakespeare's plays, as historial authority and includes references to her own family and friends. Jane's older sister Cassandra illustrated the text with imaginative portraits of the English monarchs
Mary Worrell

Confusing Words - 11 views

    Great reference for teachers and students. Plug in a confusing word (effect versus affect, for example) and get help.
Karen LaBonte

Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century / FrontPage - 5 views

    This site represents a collective effort to explore teaching and learning in the 21st century and beyond. The list of teachers and student knowledge, skills, and dispositions was initially generated by teachers and administrators from Rockland County BOCES who explored a number of resources and references on 21st learning. The lists are a work in progress and will benefit greatly from the continued exploration and addition of outcomes by those who visit this site.
Mark Smith

Reading and the Web - Texts Without Context - - 14 views

  • We all may read books the way we increasingly read magazines and newspapers: a little bit here, a little bit there.
  • People tweet and text one another during plays and movies, forming judgments before seeing the arc of the entire work.
  • Recent books by respected authors like Malcolm Gladwell (“Outliers”), Susan Faludi (“The Terror Dream”) and Jane Jacobs (“Dark Age Ahead”) rely far more heavily on cherry-picked anecdotes — instead of broader-based evidence and assiduous analysis — than the books that first established their reputations. And online research enables scholars to power-search for nuggets of information that might support their theses, saving them the time of wading through stacks of material that might prove marginal but that might have also prompted them to reconsider or refine their original thinking.
Dana Huff

The Thomas Gray Archive : Primary Texts : Poems : "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyar... - 4 views

    Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" with explanatory notes and references.
Adam Babcock

Grammar Bytes! Grammar Instruction with Attitude - 15 views

shared by Adam Babcock on 14 Mar 11 - Cached
    free reference, presentations, exercises, printouts, etc on all sorts of grammar
Jenny Gilbert

FlipSnack | WebTool Mashup - 19 views

    I have never seen flipsnack before - I am axcited about the posibilities of it - but in addition to that here is a really easy to use reference for web tools matched up to blooms. 
andrew bendelow

Education Week: Why Core Standards Must Embrace Media Literacy - 5 views

    Problems with CC media literacy standards: " focus marginalizes uses of a range of other media/digital literacies associated with social-networking sites, blogs, wikis, digital images/videos, smartphone/tablet apps, video games, podcasts, etc., for constructing media content, building social networks, engaging audiences, and critiquing status quo problems.And, other than a mention of the need to "evaluate information from multiple oral, visual, or multimodal sources," there is no specific reference in the common standards to critical analysis and production of film, television, advertising, radio, news, music, popular culture, video games, media remixes, and so on. Nor is there explicit attention on fostering critical analysis of media messages and representations."
Wanda Terral

Awesome Stories - 16 views

    AwesomeStories is a gathering place of primary-source information. Its purpose - since the site was first launched in 1999 - is to help educators and individuals find original sources, located at national archives, libraries, universities, museums, historical societies and government-created web sites. Sources held in archives, which document so much important first-hand information, are often not searchable by popular search engines. One needs to search within those institutional sites directly, using specific search phrases not readily discernible to non-scholars. The experience can be frustrating, resulting in researchers leaving key sites without finding needed information. AwesomeStories is about primary sources. The stories exist as a way to place original materials in context and to hold those links together in an interesting, cohesive way (thereby encouraging people to look at them). It is a totally different kind of web site in that its purpose is to place primary sources at the forefront - not the opinions of a writer. Its objective is to take the site's users to places where those primary sources are located. The author of each story is listed on the preface page of the story. A link to the author provides more detailed information. This educational teaching/learning tool is also designed to support state and national standards. Each story on the site links to online primary-source materials which are positioned in context to enhance reading comprehension, understanding and enjoyment.
Leslie Healey

Will hyperconnected millennials suffer cognitive consequences? (Audio) | Pew Research C... - 8 views

  • multitaskers who count on the Internet as their external brain and who approach problems in a different way from their elders,
  • mostly positive between now
  • and 2020
  • ...2 more annotations...
  • exhibit a thirst for instant gratification and quick fixes, a loss of patience, and a lack of deep-thinking ability due to what one referred to as “fast-twitch wiring.”
  • In the report, Weinberger wrote, "Whatever happens, we won't be able to come up with an impartial value judgment because the change in intellect will bring about a change in values as well."
    note last line: there will be a change in values as a result of the changes in learning provoked by  he internet.We have embarked on the biggest social experiment of the century by accident.
Dana Huff

YourNextRead: Book Recommendations (USA) - 10 views

    Finished a book you really liked? Try YourNextRead to discover a book like it.
Dana Huff

Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric - 0 views

    This online rhetoric, provided by Dr. Gideon Burton of Brigham Young University, is a guide to the terms of classical and renaissance rhetoric. This site is intended to help beginners, as well as experts, make sense of rhetoric, both on the small scale (definitions and examples of specific terms) and on the large scale (the purposes of rhetoric, the patterns into which it has fallen historically as it has been taught and practiced for 2000+ years).
Dana Huff

The Poetry Foundation : Find Poems and Poets. Discover Poetry. - 4 views

    Great comprehensive site where you can learn about poetry.
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