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isaac Mao

Brain science to help teachers get into kids' heads - science-in-society - 16 September... - 30 views

  • "In medicine, we have an excellent system in place to go from basic research to clinical practice, while in neuroscience we have the basic understanding of how the brain learns but still need to figure out how to translate this into the classroom," says Manfred Spitzer of the University of Ulm in Germany, one of the conference organisers. With brain imaging and, increasingly, genetic studies now complementing psychology research, a host of new findings could inform teachers about the conditions in which our brains can be primed to learn best.
isaac Mao

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  • I recorded the audio from the session and will try to publish that soon in my podcast channel. The Keynote slide deck is available on SlideShare, although we only got through half the 91 slides during the 1.5 hour videoconference.
Ken Lee

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Ken Lee

关于知识产权和公共领域的多语教育资源系统 - 0 views

isaac Mao

Face to Face: Alan Kay Still Waiting for the Revolution | - 7 views

  • Since inventing much of the technology behind personal computing in the late 1960s, Alan Kay has dedicated his work to developing better learning environments for children. Now a senior researcher at HP and the president of Viewpoints Research Institute, Kay is launching Squeak, a multimedia authoring tool that allows children to construct dynamic simulations of real-world phenomena. We spoke with him about the unfulfilled promise of technology in schools—and about what computers have in common with pianos.
Qien Kuen

Engaged Learning » Blog Archive » Social Learning Question of the Day (@slqotd) - 0 views

    social learning question of the Day with twitter
Qien Kuen

World Without Walls: Learning Well with Others | Edutopia - 1 views

  • Welcome to the Collaboration Age, where even the youngest among us are on the Web, tapping into what are without question some of the most transformative connecting technologies the world has ever seen. These tools are allowing us not only to mine the wisdom and experiences of the more than one billion people now online but also to connect with them to further our understanding of the global experience and do good work together. These tools are fast changing, decidedly social, and rich with powerful learning opportunities for us all, if we can figure out how to leverage their potential.
isaac Mao

22条方法优化大脑完整版 - 0 views

  • 大脑就是一台三磅重的超级计算机。它是身体运行的命令和控制中心。它几乎涉及你所做的每一件事。你的大脑决定你如何思考,如何感觉,如何行动,以及如何与他人相处。你的大脑甚至决定你是哪一类的人。它决定了你有多善解人意;你有多友善或是有多粗鲁。它决定了你思维有多敏捷,这还涉及到你工作完成的如何以及你的家庭。你的大脑还影响你的情感活动,以及你如何对待异性。
  • 可以充当情绪兴奋剂的味道有薄荷,柏杨和柠檬。起到舒缓作用的味道有:依兰,天竺葵和玫瑰。滴几滴精油在浴缸中或者在扩散器中,都可以起到作用。你也可以在一个棉球或手帕中滴一两滴,然后吸入这种味道。对于办公地点使用的一个警告:先确保没有人对你使用的精油过敏。
Qien Kuen

Yale Open Courses: The New Lineup | Open Culture - 2 views

  • As always, each course features a syllabus, reading assignments, class notes, and quite polished lectures. The lectures can be downloaded in one of five formats (text, audio, flash video, low bandwidth quicktime video, and high bandwidth quicktime video).
isaac Mao

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  • For middle-aged and older adults, searching the Internet could be a boost to the brain, a new study suggests.
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  • The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging scans to record subtle brain-circuitry changes in the patients as they performed Web searches and read book passages. fMRI scans track the intensity of cell responses in the brain by measuring the level of blood flow through the brain
  • But Internet searches revealed differences between the two groups. While all the participants showed the same activity as during the book-reading, the Web-savvy group also registered activity in the frontal, temporal and cingulate areas of the brain, whereas those new to the net did not. (These areas of the brain control decision-making and complex reasoning.)
  • Compared with reading, the wealth of choices on the Internet requires that people make decisions about what to click on, which engages important cognitive circuits in the brain
isaac Mao

Neurobics - 0 views

  • Some specific types of sensory stimuli and activities, especially those that involve non-routine actions and thoughts, produce more of those chemicals that encourage growth of new dendrites and neurons in the brain. These are generally non-routine activities. Routines become so automatic that actions are done largely unconsciously (ever get up in the morning and walk to the bathroom before you're really conscious?). Such automated or unconscious actions require less activity in the brain, and exercise it less.
isaac Mao

Not Exactly Rocket Science : Taking the new out of neurons - 0 views

  • The situation is much the same in primates and rodents, where new neurons only appear in the hippocampus and olfactory bulb. In contrast, fish, reptiles and birds renew the neurons throughout their entire network and throughout their entire lives.
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