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Martin Burrett

Evidence of changes to children's brain rhythms following 'brain training' - 0 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...
Vicki Davis

Brain breaks kids love - GoNoodle - 10 views

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    I don't know that I'd market "brain breaks" as a way to get "classroom control" but I guess that is what some teachers want. I am fascinated by how Brain Breaks are trending on Twitter as many teachers are using them so I guess I"m going to sign up for Go Noodle and see what the fuss is about. Any of you using this tool/ website?
Martin Burrett

The Great Brain Experiment - 8 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
Vicki Davis

Lumosity Education Access Program (LEAP) Application Survey - 9 views

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    If you'd really like to get into the Luminosity program, here is the application form to get into it. Here's info from the press release. This is a cool app that is supposed to improve many parts of cognition. I have it on my list to try and it is very interesting to me. Here's the link and some info: "Preliminary results from the Spring 2012 semester found that students who trained with Lumosity improved more on a battery of online cognitive assessments than students who did not train. Additionally, effects were dose-dependent; engaging in more Lumosity training led to greater improvements on the assessments. Insights from the 2012-13 LEAP academic year on the effects of cognitive training on students' real-world academic outcomes are forthcoming. Educators are increasingly interested in enhancing their students' cognitive and behavioral factors. More than 75 percent of all teachers who applied for the Fall 2013 LEAP semester believe training with Lumosity will promote: cognitive enhancement, increased ability to pay attention, improved self-confidence, and improved general attitude toward learning."
Martin Burrett

Axon - 2 views

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    A logic science game designed to teach about neutrons and the brain. Connect the neutrons to score points a micrometre at a time. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science
Martin Burrett

Wondermind - Play games & explore your brain - 4 views

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    A beautifully made science site of games to teach you about the brain. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science
Toni Olivieri-Barton

Brain Pickings - 6 views

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    Similar to Open culture.
Claude Almansi

How Music Works | Brain Pickings - 1 views

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    09 DECEMBER, 2010 How Music Works by Maria Popova "What Stanley Kubrick has to do with Medieval harmonies and universal lullabies. Music. It's hard to imagine life without it. How flat would a world be where films have no scores, birthdays no 'Happy Birthday,' Christmas no carols, gym workouts no playlists? Music is so ubiquitous and affects us so deeply, so powerfully. But how much do we really know about it? How well do we understand its emotional hold on our brains? How Music Works, a fascinating program from BBC4 (the same folks who brought us The End of God?: A Horizon Guide to Science and Religion), explores just that. Composer Howard Goodall takes us on a journey into music's underbelly, examining the four basic elements that make it work: Melody, rhythm, harmony and bass."
edutopia .org

Improving Executive Function: Teaching Challenges and Opportunities | Edutopia - 8 views

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    Neurologist and educator Judy Willis on the importance of igniting and developing students' executive function -- a part of the brain that controls critical thinking, creativity, and complex decision-making.
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