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Martin Burrett

Study finds reading information aloud to yourself improves memory - 1 views

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    "You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. A recent Waterloo study found that speaking text aloud helps to get words into long-term memory. Dubbed the "production effect," the study determined that it is the dual action of speaking and hearing oneself that has the most beneficial impact on memory."
Martin Burrett

Improving Knowledge Retrieval by @guruteaching - 2 views

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    "Watching my students' faces as I explain to them that they will be sitting a test in a fortnight is something to behold.  I often witness a whole range of emotions, from annoyance, to despair, to completely blank and unreadable expressions. It's never a good look! So, a priority I've been working on for the past few months is improving knowledge retrieval, so that when a test is announced, my students can deal with it in a much more positive way."
Martin Burrett

Group work can harm memory - 2 views

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    It's probably one of the most commonly used strategies evident in classrooms around the world, but researchers from the University of Liverpool have concluded that group work can actually harm memory. In a joint study, psychologists from the University of Liverpool and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) have revealed that collaborating in a group to remember information is harmful...
Vicki Davis

How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick | MindShift | KQED News - 7 views

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    Drill and kill doesn't work. Here's what does. (Interestingly, many people don't know what is best for their own learning!)
Patti Porto

TextMinder SMS text reminders for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on the iTunes App Store - 5 views

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    "TextMinder allows you to schedule SMS text reminders to be sent to you at the times you specify, repeating as often as you choose. Remind yourself of your medication, diet, exercise or financial goals, shopping, errands, bills, household chores, and other todo tasks and tickler items."
Martin Burrett

Cramberry - 4 views

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    This site offers an easy way to create your own virtual flashcard to study anything. You can also use other users' cards or share your own to help students. It supports many non-European typing scripts, like simplified Chinese and Japanese to help learn languages. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
Felix Gryffeth

NYC - Holocaust Memories Passed to the Children - NYTimes.com - 3 views

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    As survivors become fewer, the young carried their memories on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Dean Mantz

50 Brain Facts Every Educator Should Know | Associate Degree - Facts and Information - 30 views

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    Facts about the human brain that will help with education.
Pat Hensley

Triptico | Memory - 8 views

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    Great memory game!
Adrienne Michetti

Get It Wrong Before You Google to Learn It Better - Learning - Lifehacker - 10 views

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    "Scientific American highlights a study suggesting subjects forced to get something wrong before being told the answer learn it better."
Maggie Verster

Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity - 11 views

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    # Shown to improve memory and attention # Detailed feedback and improvement tracking # Fun and easy: full workout in less than 10 minutes/day # Start your training today
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    # Shown to improve memory and attention # Detailed feedback and improvement tracking # Fun and easy: full workout in less than 10 minutes/day # Start your training today
Martin Burrett

Quizlet - 2 views

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    Great tool for making flashcards.
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    Really cool -- "Quizlet: the end of flashcards as we know it. These are cool and they connect with facebook!!
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    Make flashcards using this easy program
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    This is a comprehensive flash card study aid site. Make your flashcards to study anything. Add pictures, text and it supports a range of non-alphabetical languages like Chinese and Japanese. You can choose to learn, spell things, test yourself or play games with the information. Browse thousands of sets made by other users without signing in. A free account is required to make your own flashcards. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/ICT+%26+Web+Tools
Jeff Johnson

BBC NEWS | Health | Sleeping soundly 'boosts memory' - 0 views

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    Researchers found sleep appears to have a dramatic impact on the way the brain functions the next day. It appears to strengthen connections between nerve cells in the brain - a process key to both learning and memory.
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