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The Influence of Young Children’s Use of Technology on Their Learning: A Review

The influence and impact of digital technology on young children’s development is an issue that divides the academic community. Some scholars believe that use of technologies may impede children’s cognitive development while others maintain that the use of technologies may

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Spark the curiosity in your students to achieve better learning

Neuroscience research revealed that curiosity prepares the brain for learning (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/curiosity-prepares-the-brain-for-better-learning/?WT.mc_id=SA_WR_20141008). Sparking the curiosity in students seems to be the first thing that educators should keep in mind when designing a lesson.

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Free e-book: “Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media”

In “Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media” authors suggest a model for teaching and learning that is based on connections with other people. As the authors emphasise in the preface, “the book  is about how to teach crowds, but it

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We’re going to ingest information

“My prediction is that we’re going to ingest information. You’re going to swallow a pill and know English. You’re going to swallow a pill and know Shakespeare.” Consumate predictor Nicholas Negroponte shared a rather pequliar prediction concerning technology and learning

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Coursmos – micro learning platform

Coursmos is a platform where teachers can upload their videos and create micro-courses. Each micro-course consists of up to 7 micro-lessons (online videos) and each micro-lesson lasts maximum 3-4 minutes. The driving idea behind micro-courses is to engage learners in

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Reading Techniques Help Students Master Knowledge

Study shows that reading abilities is just as important as the amount of knowledge students have. Also, among four reading strategies (a: type everything they remembered from a passage they read, b: construct concept map, c: reread the passage four

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How Much Science Can You Fit Into 6 Seconds?

This video is a collection of VINE looping videos (all under 6 seconds) created by teachers and students using Vine to demonstrate various lessons of science. A marvelous example of how you can use social media in the classroom to

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