The Tech B.F.F.’s at Naiku sent this great, free resource which I am sharing with you:
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In How Students Learn, Dr. Adisack Nhouyvanisvong presents a key component central to learning gathered from research – the delivery of specific, timely, and focused feedback. Dr. Nhouyvanisvong summarizes the research illustrating the effectiveness of feedback, outlines four different types of feedback and their reltionship to phases of learning and states why feedback works and what types of feedback don’t work. Lastly, Dr. Nhouyvanisvong presents educational tools to support the delivery of specific, timely, and focused feedback.
Download: How Students Learn (415k .PDF file)
A recently released study has found that children who were rated high on attention span and persistence at age 4 were more likely to graduate from college than their less attentive peers. Researchers at Oregon State University, who assessed 430 students at ages 4, 7 and 21, determined that the most accurate predictor of a future college career wasn’t a student’s math or reading skills but the ability to pay attention and complete tasks as a preschooler, says Megan McClelland, lead author of the study that was published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly. Education Week/Early Years blog (August 7)
4. Mistakes are an essential part of learning A recent study found that students performed better in school and felt more confident when they were told that failure was a normal part of learning, bolstering a growing body of research that suggests much of the same.
Melinda Kraft’s final video project, A Call to Action, from her class called Emerging Technology in a Collaborative Culture at Full Sail University where she is completing herMaster’s degree in Education Media and Design Technology.
Proving that “booting up is not hard to do,” Helen Teague was the first teacher at her school to hack into her principal’s dial-up internet connection in the halcyon days of the burgeoning web, circa 1999. Upon surviving the panic of Y2K she looked around her garage at the stockpiled water and canned goods and thought, “who [...]