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The Conversation: - 4 views

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    In-depth analysis, research, news and ideas from leading academics and researchers.
Caroline Roche

'Children's and young people's reading habits and preferences: The who, what, where and when' - 1 views

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    Research report from the Teacher Training resource bank
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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 lateHowever 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.
Donna Bills

Helping children find what they need on the Internet - CNET News - 5 views

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    This arcticle outlines research Google is doing to make searching easier for children (and adults.) It describes concepts teachers and librarians can use to design successful internet searches for children.
Donna Bills

NOAA Photo Library - HOME - 0 views

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    A wide-ranging collection of ocean and atmosphereic -related photos as well as those made by explores and researchers in locations around the world.
Mrs L. Watts (School Librarian)

Mondofacto: Study Skills - 0 views

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    Presentation, research, exams - pick your topic and work your way through a comprehensive training course devised by Mondofacto, an education company specialising in online learning.
Katie Day

News: What Students Don't Know - Inside Higher Ed - 5 views

  • The prevalence of Google in student research is well-documented, but the Illinois researchers found something they did not expect: students were not very good at using Google. They were basically clueless about the logic underlying how the search engine organizes and displays its results. Consequently, the students did not know how to build a search that would return good sources. (For instance, limiting a search to news articles, or querying specific databases such as Google Book Search or Google Scholar.)
  • Librarians often have to walk that line between giving a person a fish and teaching her how to fish, proverbially speaking, says Thill. And the answer can rightly vary based on how quickly she needs a fish, whether she has the skills and coordination to competently wield a pole, and whether her ultimate goal is to become a master angler.
  • “It’s not about teaching shortcuts, it’s about teaching them not to take the long way to a goal,” says Elisa Addlesperger, a reference and instruction librarian at DePaul. “They’re taking very long, circuitous routes to their goals.… I think it embitters them and makes them hate learning.” Teaching efficiency is not a compromise of librarianship, adds Jagman; it is a value.
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    results of an ethnographic study of college students and their relationship with libraries and level of information literacy...  Quote: "In other words: Today's college students might have grown up with the language of the information age, but they do not necessarily know the grammar."
Caroline Roche

English at the crossroads: an evaluation of English in primary and secondary schools 2005/08 / Thematic reports / Documents by type / Browse all by / Publications and research / Ofsted home / Ofsted - Ofsted - 1 views

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    Ofsted report on the way that children are no longer reading for pleasure and so reading declining
Caroline Roche

Incompetent Research Skills Curb Users' Problem Solving (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox) - 11 views

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    A good short piece about how users search, and the importance of teaching information literacy in schools
Mrs L. Watts (School Librarian)

Zooniverse - 5 views

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    A citizen science web portal which encourages users to take part in scientific research by classifying galaxies, collating climate data or transcribing fragments of ancient writing for classical scholars.
Lesley Watts

Downloadable resources for Extended Project tutors and assessors (The University of Manchester) - 14 views

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    A series of bespoke workshops has been designed by experienced researchers specifically to support students studying for the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) or undertaking an Extended Project as part of their Diploma. These sessions can be used by teachers delivering the taught element of the EPQ to provide students with an excellent grounding in the academic and intellectual skills required.
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    Fantastic resource Lesley, thanks for sharing this. Useful too to adapt ideas for the Higher Project Qualification.
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National STEM Centre eLibrary - 2 views

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    Comprehensive e-resources including journals, articles, videos and research to do with science, maths, design technology, engineering and space exploration.
Donna Bills

Sabinet - African Journal Archive - 2 views

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    These African journal articles contain information in the areas of science, social sciences and humanities.
Caroline Roche

Mind - Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits - NYTimes.com - 7 views

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    This is an excellent article about study skills and the way that the brain stores information
Lesley Watts

St. Andrew's Episcopal Upper School Library - 9 views

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    Well organised and informative school library site of St Andrew's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas.
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