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In the war on fake news - 5 views

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    Talking to an information sciences professor about the challenges ahead
Dewey 027

BBC News - Revision techniques - the good, the OK and the useless - 8 views

  • Only two of the 10 techniques examined turned out to be really effective - testing yourself and spreading out your revision over time.

    "Students who can test themselves or try to retrieve material from their memory are going to learn that material better in the long run", says Prof Dunlovsky.

    "Start by reading the text book then make flash cards of the critical concepts and test yourself.

    "A century of research has shown that repeated testing works."

    This is because the student is more engaged and it is harder for the mind to wander.

    He adds: "Testing itself when you get the correct answers appears to produce a more elaborative memory trace connected with your prior knowledge, so you're building on what you know".

    Starting late

    However the best strategy is to plan ahead and not do all your revision on one subject in a block before moving on to the next - a technique called "distributed practice".

    Prof Dunlovsky says it is the "most powerful" of all the strategies.

    • HOW THE TECHNIQUES FARED

      • Elaborative interrogation - being able to explain a point or fact - MODERATE
      • Self-explanation - how a problem was solved - MODERATE
      • Summarising - writing summaries of texts - LOW
      • Highlighting/underlining - LOW
      • Keyword mnemonics - choosing a word to associate with information - LOW
      • Imagery - forming mental pictures while reading or listening - LOW
      • Re-reading - LOW
      • Practice testing - Self-testing to check knowledge - especially using flash cards - HIGH
      • Distributed practice - spreading out study over time - HIGH
      • Interleaved practice - switching between different kinds of problems - MODERATE
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    Which revision techniques work and which don't according to psychological research.
Caroline Roche

Parent Advocate Toolkit | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) - 8 views

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    Excellent toolkit for parents and school librarians
Caroline Roche

Homework Center: Writing - 4 views

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    Writing skills - how to structure your essays
Caroline Roche

oSkope visual search :: Your intuitive search assistant - 4 views

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    Visual Search engine - to find the exact picture you are looking for
Caroline Roche

The Rasterbator - wall art generator - 5 views

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    How to make large wall art pictures
Caroline Roche

Copyright User - Education - 8 views

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    Excellent site with lots of copyright examples for schools and libraries
Caroline Roche

mysimpleshow Video Creator - 2 views

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    Simple, free, explainer videos
desblrc

Writers | Great Writers Inspire - 2 views

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    Videos, podcasts, library, ebooks, acting masterclasses. Excellent resource.
desblrc

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/519675/Librar... - 1 views

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    Taking part focus on: libraries 2016
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