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Teacher Tools. The Committee in Our Heads, Part I: Personalizing for our Cognitive Subcommittees | The Spark. Author: Dr. David Dockterman, Chief Architect, Learning Sciences, HMH | 05/12/2016 This is the first in a four-part “Brain Talk” series that explores how and why the inner-working components of the brain work together. My friend and colleague, David Rose, the co-founder of CAST and key articulator of Universal Design for Learning, has sometimes described the working brain as something rarely seen in the real world-a well-functioning committee. When neuroscientists observe the brain performing a task, they observe a great deal of activity taking place.

The Domain Subcommittees Applying this committee metaphor can help us think about how we support individual differences among learners. One subcommittee is phonological, focusing on the sound of the words. Another subcommittee in the brain targets the meaning of the words. A third orthographic subcommittee works on the symbolic, written, representation of the words and connects the sounds and meanings to collections of letters. Teach Students about Online Safety with These Excellent Video Tutorials from Google. April 27, 2016 The web provides limitless opportunities for learning, creating, sharing, and exploring the depths of human knowledge. But it is also an unsafe arena where one needs to be equipped with the needed tools and know-how to better stay safe and browse the net securely.

As parents and teachers, we need to teach our students about the basics of staying safe online and luckily there are several resources to help you do that. Google Safety Centre is one of the best of them. Google Safety Centre provides teachers, parents and public users with a plethora of materials, tools and tips to help you manage the security and privacy of your personal data and keep you safe while using the net. Visit this page to learn more about these resources. We have also curated for you this excellent collection of videos created by the folks in Google Safety Center to introduce you to some of the main tips to help you protect your online safety. Check them out and share with your students. Safety Center – Google. If you’re the tablet owner, touch Settings → Users → Add user or profile.

Touch Restricted profile → New profile, then name the profile. Use the ON/OFF switches and settings to manage access to features, settings, and apps. Press the Power button to return to the lock screen, then touch the new profile icon. Once it's all set up, the Home screen is empty. Touch the All Apps icon to get started with the new profile. Untitled. Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing. Login | Product Discovery Tool. New National Program Offers Unique Tools for Early Educators to Promote Young Children’s Brain and Language Development.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Too Small to Fail, the National Head Start Association, and the National Association for Family Child Care launch “STRIVE for 5: Talk, Read, Sing Early Learning Boot Camp” May 18, 2016 NASHVILLE, TN – Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and Too Small to Fail, in partnership with the National Head Start Association (NHSA) and the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), announces STRIVE for 5, a hands-on bilingual (English/Spanish) program designed to provide early educators with instant tools and ideas to promote children’s language development and improve the quality of early learning environments. The goal of STRIVE for 5 is to equip early educators with concrete resources to support the growth and development of young children from infancy to age five—along with hands-on materials and strategies to engage parents and families. About Too Small to Fail. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Interactive App that Turns Study into a Game.

Beat summer brain drain with StudyPop; digital charades game makes learning fun for students grades 3-12 May 17, 2016 BOSTON – Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the release of StudyPop, a mobile interactive study game that students can play with their friends and classmates. The app is now available for free in the Apple App Store.

The app’s academic content, geared toward students in grades 3-12, is fueled by HMH curriculum for Science, Social Studies, Literature, Reading and Mathematics. A 2014 SRI Education report confirms the benefits of game-based learning and finds interactive digital tools are an efficient way for children to experience effective, contextualized learning. “Research shows that there are strong links between creative play and learning development,” said Mary Cullinane, Chief Content Officer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Too Small To Fail.