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Please turn off your ad blocker in order to continue. To thank you for doing so, we’re happy to present you with an ad-light experience. Hi again. Learning to learn: a guide on exploring your learning style. Your path for most effective learning is through knowing yourself your capacity to learn the process you have successfully used in the past your interest in, and knowledge of, the subject you wish to learn It may be easy for you to learn physics but difficult to learn tennis, or vice versa.

Learning to learn: a guide on exploring your learning style

How to Study and Learn (Part One) All thinking occurs within, and across, disciplines and domains of knowledge and experience, yet few students learn how to think well within those domains.

How to Study and Learn (Part One)

Despite having taken many classes, few are able to think biologically, chemically, geographically, sociologically, anthropologically, historically, artistically, ethically, or philosophically. The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn! A paper published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest evaluated ten techniques for improving learning, ranging from mnemonics to highlighting and came to some surprising conclusions.

The lesson you never got taught in school: How to learn!

Teaching Argument or Persuasive Writing Through Close Reading. We know students in the middle grades can make an argument to throw a pizza party, to get out of detention or to prove a point.

Teaching Argument or Persuasive Writing Through Close Reading

So, why do they find it hard to craft strong arguments from text? The skill of argumentative or persuasive writing is a skill that’s easier said than done. Close reading naturally lends itself to teaching argumentative writing. 6 Smart Ways To Develop Your Intelligence. “It is not that I'm so smart.

6 Smart Ways To Develop Your Intelligence

But I stay with the questions much longer.” ― Albert Einstein Intelligence is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge. There are many different facets of intelligence that all make up our mind. Personal growth means fostering and training the many different kinds of intelligence available to us. While there are limits based on native intelligence levels, recent studies have shown that it's possible to increase your intelligence. Your brain needs exercise just like a muscle.

This article will teach you how to develop your intelligence by doing everyday things (or by avoiding some everyday activities). Fortune. 5 ELA Active Learning Games. Get students out of their seats with these kinesthetic/tactile learning games that reinforce ELA concepts taught in the classroom!

5 ELA Active Learning Games

1. Hot Wad Practice vocabulary with a twist on hot potato! On scraps of paper write down different objectives for kids to conquer! Then, wad up the scraps to make a ball. Have students sit in a circle and turn some music on. Note: This game could also be used to practice simple multiplication facts. 'Praise the effort, not the outcome? Think again' Classroom Technology Blog. Building a T4PD Community, Part 2 Last week’s blog, “Building a T4PD Community: Part 1,” described a new strategy for professional development that has helped one school transform into a 21st century learning center.

Classroom Technology Blog

Working one-on-one or in small groups, teachers come together to share their expertise in a supportive environment. This week, learn how you can institute the T4PD model in your school. Educational Blogs You Should Be Investigating. Feb07 Today’s topic again focuses on another valuable teacher freebie, and free is in my price range.

Educational Blogs You Should Be Investigating

How about you? Today’s post gives each of us a rare professional development opportunity – learning from other teachers who teach the same curriculum as you. Think about it. Wouldn’t the idea of having just a first grade teacher conference be phenomenal? Now think about the possibility of peering inside another teacher’s classroom to see what wonderful projects and activities were happening. Intelligent YouTube Channels. 6 Elements Every Mobile Learning Game Should Have - eLearning Brothers. There are essential elements that every mobile learning game should have.

6 Elements Every Mobile Learning Game Should Have - eLearning Brothers

Specifically, I found six that are a must when developing any learning game. No, I am not talking about developing the next Halo or World of Warcraft games but something any non-developer can use when they develop their own game. Here are the six elements every mobile learning game should have: 6 Elements Every Mobile Learning Game Should Have - eLearning Brothers. Flipped Classroom Facts and Figures. It isn’t uncommon for classrooms today to be flipped, but what exactly is a flipped classroom? For some this may be a new term, but it has actually been around for the last decade or so, but it is becoming more popular in today’s educational setting.

A flipped classroom is when the lecture that is normally done in class is delivered in a different format, such as video, and students view this lecture content on their own time at home. Instead of giving the lecture in class, the teacher engages their students with various activities. Gamification 101 – The Basics. Gamification is all the rage these days, but not everyone is up-to-speed on what gamification is and how it can be used to supplement elearning.

Before reading about gamification methodology, or even how to implement your own form of gamification, it’s a good idea to get the basics covered first. Which is the purpose of this post. What is it? Gamification is the use of game elements in any context that is non-game related, usually by providing rewards and by fostering user interaction with the learning material. The form of rewards can vary, but the more common ones include: 3 Major Misconceptions about ELearning. 10 Random ELearning Facts You Should Know. 9 Things People Hate About ELearning. 10 Golden Rules for ELearning Design. 10 Ways to Ruin Your ELearning. When creating any kind of elearning program, there is so much emphasis on the development best practices, effective planning principles, popular design models, and the like. 3 Types of ELearning. 15 Steps to Cultivate Lifelong Learning.

Six Things Education Can Learn From Neuroscience. Neuroscience studies a very complex system: the brain. Much has been learned through formal research of the brain, especially due to the advent of brain imaging technologies which afford increased breadth of research using human subjects. World record solar cell with 44.7% efficiency.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin jointly announced today having achieved a new world record for the conversion of sunlight into electricity using a new solar cell structure with four solar subcells. Surpassing competition after only over three years of research, and entering the roadmap at world class level, a new record efficiency of 44.7% was measured at a concentration of 297 suns.

This indicates that 44.7% of the solar spectrum's energy, from ultraviolet through to the infrared, is converted into electrical energy. This is a major step towards reducing further the costs of solar electricity and continues to pave the way to the 50% efficiency roadmap. Back in May 2013, the German-French team of Fraunhofer ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin had already announced a solar cell with 43.6% efficiency. 100 Best Digital Learning Tools For 2012.