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The best note-taking apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil (2018)

The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are arguably the best tablet + stylus pairing currently available. When used with a good note-taking app, the slate is …

Note-Taking

Morning Hack: How to Study Most Efficiently

posted by Sierra Marquina -<p>4 minutes ago<p>If you’re currently cramming for finals ahead of graduation, we’ve gotchu. <b>Ryan</b>’s morning hack today involves …

Time Management

The science behind the perfect nap to boost productivity and creativity

During the early 1900s, surrealist painter, Salvador Dali, developed a napping hack for generating his new creative ideas and staying productive with …

Sleep

Lesson Plan: Note-Taking Skills

The Long and Short of It:<br>Summarizing Important Details<p>Subjects<p>Language Arts (Study Skills)<i><br>Note: This activity can be used with a selection from</i> …

Teaching

This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience

I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet.<p>Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed …

Get Organized – Center for Academic Success | The University of Alabama

<b>Tips and Hints to Get You Ready for Final Exams</b><p>We know that the weeks leading up to the end of the semester can be stressful. We have pulled together …

Productivity

6 ways to step up your study game

1. Have you met Lynda?<p>Well if you haven’t, you definitely should. Lynda will get you ahead of the game with your choice of thousands of video based …

Australian Universities

Shifting from Passive to Active Learning

“<i>Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed.</i>” - Seymour Papert <br>When …

Pedagogy

Dear College Grad, Follow This Advice And Even Your Wrong Turns Will Work Out Right

What do you want to do when you grow up?<p>My four kids, now all in high school or college, have been asked this question ever since they could talk.<p>“Astronaut,” “bus driver,” “NBA star,” “crocodile hunter” and “actress” are what they used to say.<p>Their answers have evolved since then.<p>Most recently …

Self-improvement

Forgetting makes us smarter. Use these tricks to remember what you need to

It's not only normal, but necessary, for our brain to forget material that is no longer relevant.<p>We’ve all been there: You head into a room with purpose only to find yourself standing aimlessly, scratching your head, unable to remember why you entered in the first place.<p>Forgetfulness (when not …

The Brain

Science Has Discovered the World's Easiest Way to Improve Your Memory: Do Nothing (Really)

Strategic loafing is apparently the secret to cementing new memories.<p>Back when you were trying to master scales on the violin or memorize your times tables, someone probably told you, "Practice makes perfect." (And when you were adult, Malcolm Gladwell essentially told you the same thing).<p>The idea …

Evidence Shows Students Still Learn More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens

Print's not dead.<p>Today's students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, …

This Simple Strategy Will Make You a Faster, More Effective Learner

A little structure goes a long way in making the mind more effective.<p><i>What is the best approach for learning new things? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Praveen Tipirneni, CEO of</b> …

How to hack your brain to improve focus and creativity

Writer Caroline Williams struggled with mental focus, so she spent a year hacking her brain.<p>“I would misplace things and put things into my …

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Pedagogy

The Neuroscience of Perseverance

Perseverance separates the winners from the losers in both sports and life. Are you someone who perseveres despite difficulties and setbacks, or do …

Motivation

This is how to increase your attention span: 5 secrets from neuroscience

The human brain is the most amazing thing in the universe. It got us to the moon, built the pyramids, cured smallpox … <i>And it also can’t seem to go 6</i> …

Make It Stick: Six Tips for Students

Several years ago, the three of us embarked on a book project to explain how learning and memory work. Two of us, Roddy Roediger and Mark McDaniel, …

Using Psychology to Boost Your Grades: Taking Notes

Many students bring laptops to class, thinking that typing their notes will make them better learners than the 'old fashioned' method of writing by …

The great learning curve: how to improve your study habits

It was once commonly believed if students were made aware of the learning strategies that worked for them, they’d become more efficient and effective learners. As a result, from the 1980s onwards tailored learning styles became popular and theorists such as Honey and Mumford created questionnaires …

Note-Taking

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

Time Management

College Students Share Must-Do's for High School Juniors

A successful college application typically involves months of hard work, which often begins during a student's junior year of high school. If you are …

3 Ways Listening to Music Actually Makes You More Productive

Yes, listening to music can actually make you more productive. Here's how.<p>It's no secret that music can be powerful. Music is an inherent part of just about every culture on the planet, and in addition to being a central force for entertainment and everyday discussion, music might even have hidden …

Have a Lot to Study in a Limited Time? Evidence-Based Help

Are you facing a big test? Do you need to learn a ton of information in a limited amount of time? Studying for a bar examination? Medical boards? …

Why Do College Students and Professionals Like Learning with Projects

When it comes to learning new information, traditional schooling has focused on providing students with theoretical knowledge and then testing how …

Why Reading Books Should be Your Priority, According to Science

You're not doing yourself any favors if you're in the 26 percent of American adults who haven't read even part of a book within the past year.<p>More than a quarter--26 percent--of American adults admit to not having read even part of a book within the past year. That's according to statistics coming …

Students Learn More When THEY Do the Work

A major barrier to innovation in the classroom is teacher exhaustion. I regularly work with teachers who like the idea of trying new teaching …

This 1 Activity Can Improve Your Mood and Mind (and Doesn't Require Money or Extras)

As little as 90 minutes of physical activity a week can supercharge your performance and protect you from cognitive decline.<p>If you're as busy as I am, finding the time to exercise can seem harder than bobsledding up a tree. But according to Dr. Wendy Suzuki, professor of neuroscience and psychology …

Improved engagement and learning in flipped-classroom calculus | Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

We report on an effort to measure the effect of replacing traditional lecture-based teaching in calculus with a flipped-classroom approach. We base …