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By Mike King | Digital Learning

5 Reasons the Cerebellum Is Key to Thriving in a Digital Age

For human beings to thrive in a digital age, the cerebellum must not be allowed to atrophy by sitting all day, limiting face-to-face contact, or …

Neurology

How Are Digital Devices Changing the Way We Think?

A new study from Darmouth College has pinpointed when it's best to read something printed on paper—and, other times, when it's better to read …

Psychology

‘Brain Atlas’ Charts How We Navigate Language

04/28/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Main. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>Scientists have made an atlas that catalogs where words’ meanings are located in the brain. (NPR)<p>How much do you know about the brain? Take our quick quiz to find out!<p>Navigate the brain with this spectacular …

Neurology

Cognitive computing applications refocus developers' skills

In traditional apps, logic and code come first, followed by loading of data. Cognitive computing applications lead with data that dictates where the …

Big Data

Five tips from cognitive science on the best ways to revise

<b>Space out your revision</b><p>Revise a little bit every day. You will remember more than if you do a marathon revision session. Even if you wait until the …

Pedagogy

Design In The Age Of The App Icon

The icon is an unlikely focal point for the new science of human-computer interaction.<p>Last night, I swiped my iPhone awake during a commercial. I had no particular destination in mind; it was an absent-minded liminal shift between two of the many screens that constantly, quietly invite me to …

Reviving Memory With An Electrical Current

Last year, in an operating room at the University of Toronto, a 63-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease experienced something she hadn't for 55 years: a memory of her 8-year-old self playing with her siblings on their family farm in Scotland.<p>The woman is a patient of Dr. Andres Lozano, a …

Instructional Design Models And Theories: Anchored Instruction

<b>The Quintessential Of Anchored Instruction</b><p>Anchored instruction is directly linked to the idea of inert previous knowledge, that is knowledge people …

Instructional Design

One book on learning that every teacher, lecturer & trainer should read (7 reasons)

I have shelf upon shelf of books on learning but if I had to recommend just one book it would be <i>Make It Stick</i> by Brown, Roediger and McDaniel. It has …

Pedagogy

Augmented Learning: An Argument For Its Use

<b>Augmented Learning In Theory</b><p>Augmented learning is not necessarily a replacement for conventional eLearning content design – although it could …

Instructional Design

Infusing a Digital Literacy Curriculum Into the Classroom

Although we think of today’s students as tech-savvy, there’s a lot they need to learn — from basic technology skills to how to behave online. As a …

Technology Resources to Help Foster a Growth Mindset in Your Teachers and Students

“Growth Mindset” is Much More Than Just Another Buzz WordYour may have noticed the growing focus <i>(pun intended!)</i> on the power of the “growth mindset” …

Pedagogy

A Vision For The Future Of (Virtual) Learning

Currently, we educate children through an education <i>system</i>: a set of rules, procedures and structures. But as long as we consider it to be a <i>system</i> it …

Exploring Digital Literacies - Doug Belshaw

REMIXING LIFE<p>The other day, I was reading a fascinating article in International Literacy Association's, Literacy_Daily_ entitled "Knowing the …

BloomBoard will let educators curate lessons and earn micro-credentials

New offering enables educators to earn credit for professional development through micro-credentialsBloomBoard, creator of an educator-focused …

Professional Development

Looking to Design Your Own School? AltSchool Launches Partner Program ‘AltSchool Open’

AltSchool, the San Francisco-based startup that’s captured headlines for creating a chain of unique “microschools” and backed by more than $100 …

Education

7 Business Schools Exploring EdTech — From Artificial Intelligence To Oculus Rift

When Moocs burst onto the scene five years ago, many predicted business schools’ demise. Wharton professors Christian Terwiesch and Karl Ulrich wrote …

Technology in the Classroom Tools to Create Rubrics

Rubrics are a well-accepted, even transformative tool for assessing student knowledge over a breadth of criteria. Their deep granular detail enables …

Virtual Reality at SXSWedu: Hopeful Forecasts and the British Museum’s Lessons

At the SXSWedu workshop “Enhancing Learning with Virtual and Augmented Reality,” held on Monday, Mar. 7, roughly 20 people spent most of the time …

Virtual Reality

​Johnny Can’t Read—or Sort Emails? US Ranks Dead Last in Tech Skills

It’s a tantalizing deal: buy one, get the second for half the price.Unfortunately, most adults with high school credentials can’t figure out the …

Education

Enter the DragonBox: Can a Game Really Teach Third Graders Algebra?

Jesse Schell is, perhaps, the top educational game designer in the business right now. A few months ago I asked him what his favorite educational …

Mathematics

15 reasons to use education technology in your classroom

<i>This post supercedes 13 reasons to use educational technology in lessons.</i> Great technology and great teaching is a winning combination Photo from …

Education Technology

Wheaton College Selects Schoology As New LMS In Surprise Decision

By Phil HillMore Posts (394)Schoology, a social cloud-based LMS known mostly used in the K-12 market, has set its sights on expanding into the higher …

Education

Creating Curriculum for Today’s Learners

<b>Creating Curriculum for Today’s Learners</b><p>by <b>Sandra L. Love, Ed.D.</b><p><i>The content of this article has been adjusted per the author’s original submission to</i> …

Pedagogy

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s is a common topic for us around here; it frames thinking. What...The …

Pedagogy

Using GIFs to Deepen Student Learning

I haven’t been this excited about a project at school in quite awhile. Last school year our middle school PE department chair, Diane Olliffe, asked …

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

By Eduardo BriceñoA growth mindset is the understanding that personal qualities and abilities can change. It leads people to take on challenges, …

Pedagogy

Google Search can now answer much more complex questions

For some, Google Search has become something of a personal assistant. As Google’s voice recognition algorithms have improved, the feature’s ability to fetch information and obey commands on the fly has become more and more useful. Today, Google made some changes to the way Search processes …

Google