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50 Brain Facts Every Educator Should Know

January 27th, 2010 By Pamelia Brown The brain is perhaps the most fascinating organ in the human body. Brain Development and Learning Read on to learn interesting facts about how the brain develops, what can affect that development, and how learning is impacted. Read aloud. Memory Learn about the way short-term memory differs from long-term memory, how scent affects memory, and more. Different types of memory. Brain Trivia From how the brain helps while blinking to early brain surgery, these bits of trivia might come in handy the next time you are teaching about the brain. Blinking. The Physical Brain With this list, you’ll be prepared the next time you need to whip out fast facts about the make-up of the human brain. Water. Amazing Brains Here are examples of some amazing people and their brains. Daniel Tammet.

L'évolution de l'homme Reprenons une à une toutes les erreurs véhiculées par cette image. L'évolution du singe à l'homme Première anomalie, le dessin laisse entendre que l'ancêtre de l'homme moderne était un chimpanzé. Qui plus est, ce singe ressemble à un chimpanzé actuel. Ce que nous savons Nous savons que nous avons un ancêtre commun avec les grands singes en général, et les grands singes africains en particulier. Pour François Marchal (UMR 6578 - Unité d'Anthropologie Bioculturelle - CNRS / Université de la Méditerranée / EFS) : "Evidemment que l'ancêtre de l'homme est un singe. Au cours de son évolution, l'homme se redresse pour marcher Deuxième anomalie, le schéma montre un singe (pratiquant le knuckle-walking) qui se redresse pour finir en bipède parfaitement humain. Ce que nous savons Il n'y a pas une seule bipédie mais plusieurs selon les animaux. L'animal évolue pour devenir parfait... un homme moderne ! Dans la presse et à la télévision Sur internet et humoristique Les origines de cette image

The Science of Learning: Best Approaches for Your Brain Do you wonder why people don’t understand the idea you’re trying to get across in a meeting? Are you mentoring another developer and struggling to understand why the still don’t get it? Do you run training courses and wonder why the attendees only learn 10% of the material? We are all teachers whether as informal mentors, coaches, trainers or parents. Yet only professional educators receive training in this area. Nearly two years ago I started reading neuroscience (Norman Doidge’s “The Brain that Changes Itself”), for fun. Only twenty years ago most people in the world of neuroscience believed that the connections between the neurons in your brain were fixed by the time you were a teenager (or even younger)[1]. The hippocampus is the gatekeeper for long term memory, in this case declarative memory (i.e. stories and experiences). Abstract Ideas We sometimes start talking about Unit Testing with a long theoretical explanation and we get blank stares from the people we’re trying to help.

@ BrainBang У сотрудников редакции BrainBang сегодня разболелась голова. Такого количества плохого кино ребятам не доводилось видеть с рождения. Как бы там ни было, мы отобрали лучшее из худшего, что и представляем вниманию читателей этого богоспасаемого блога. Итак, встречайте, в случайном порядке. Нашествие гигантских пауков, 1975 год “Ничего подобного вы раньше не видели», — сообщает нам трейлер. Только для твоего роста, 1981 год Южно-азиатское кино не всегда удивляло критиков своими самобытностью и уровнем актёрской игры. Атака акул 3: Мегалодон, 2002 год Эта акула глотает катера и водные мотоциклы целиком. Гигантский коготь, 1957 год Плането в опасносте. Ужасы маленького городка, 1938 год Это самый настоящий карликовый вестерн. Кровать-убийца: кровать, которая ест людей, 1977 год Название говорит само за себя. Остров Франкенштейна, 1981 год Зомби, вампиры, бабы в бикини, Франкенштейн, электричество, гипноз, собака-убийца - танцуют все на островной дискотеке! Роботы-монстры, 1953 год

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Unconscious learning uses old parts of the brain Public release date: 6-Apr-2010 [ Print | E-mail Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Katarina Sternuddkatarina.sternudd@ki.se 46-852-483-895Karolinska Institutet A new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet provides evidence that basic human learning systems use areas of the brain that also exist in the most primitive vertebrates, such as certain fish, reptiles and amphibians. The study involved an investigation into the limbic striatum, one of the evolutionarily oldest parts of the brain, and the ability to learn movements, consciously and unconsciously, through repetition. "Our results strongly substantiate the theories that say that the implicit, by which I mean non-conscious, learning systems of the brain are simpler and evolutionarily older," says Associate Professor Fredrik Ullén from Karolinska Institutet and the Stockholm Brain Institute. Download press images: For further information, contact: [ Print | E-mail AAAS and EurekAlert!

The Patriotic Education in USSR. Part 2 — Pioneers, Soviet Boy Scouts We are the pio­neers, sons of work­ing class (a pop­u­lar song) As you remem­ber from the pre­vi­ous post, at the age of 9 the Soviet Kids grew out of their Octo­ber Kids affil­i­a­tion. The next ide­o­log­i­cal rite of pas­sage was pio­neer­ing which the Soviet coun­try placed a huge impor­tance on. Loosely based on the Amer­i­can Boy Scout’s move­ment, pio­neer­ing cov­ered all kids till the age of four­teen and worked in close rela­tion with schools. Just like any­thing else Soviet style, it had its idiosyncrasies. The pio­neer tie knot under a school jacket. Almost all Octo­ber Kids made it to the next level – not to be accepted, one had to really mis­be­have and do some­thing wrong on sev­eral occa­sions. The ini­ti­a­tion were MC’d by school teach­ers. The ini­ti­a­tion process involved a vow: Then the neo­phyte would receive a tie, which was just like any other scout’s type of a tie. Always ready! Usu­ally each school class would con­tain up to three pio­neer teams. Boy Scout

Parents need an attitude adjustment to improve their children's homework motivation, experts say Parents who want to improve their child's motivation to complete homework this school year need to change their own attitude and behavior, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers. In the study published in Learning and Individual Differences, BGU researchers found that if parents had a more positive, supportive attitude and communicated the learning value as motivation, rather than focusing on completing an assignment or getting a higher grade, then the child's attitude and motivation would improve. Dr. The study also shows that parents should ask themselves about their own motivations, attitudes and competence before trying to "treat" or "change" the child. "Little formal research has been conducted about the home environment where homework is taking place, although it has been an integral part of education and is a controversial yet often used educational practice," according to the study.

Metacognition And Learning: Strategies For Instructional Design Do you know how to learn? Many people don’t. Specifically, they don’t know how to look inward to examine how they learn and to judge which methods are effective. That’s where metacognitive strategies come in. Improved metacognition can facilitate both formal and informal learning. But let’s start at the beginning. What is metacognition? Metacognition is often referred to as “thinking about thinking.” The Two Processes of Metacognition Many theorists organize the skills of metacognition into two complementary processes that make it easier to understand and remember. Knowledge of cognition has three components: knowledge of the factors that influence one’s own performance; knowing different types of strategies to use for learning; knowing what strategy to use for a specific learning situation.Regulation of cognition involves: setting goals and planning; monitoring and controlling learning; and evaluating one’s own regulation (assessing results and strategies used). Metacognitive Strategies

@ BrainBang At Raven, we experiment a lot. We consider our projects as our own version of skunkworks. Sometimes the experiments are driven by mere curiosity, while others are meant to see how far we can push the boundaries of a service. All of our experiments have one common element, problem solving. When we first created the kl.am URL shortener, we did it to solve a problem. Campaign variables are great, because you can assign a source, medium, and name, like Twitter and/or Social Media Campaign. So campaign variables is the main reason we built kl.am, period. Several months after we debuted an SEO friendly URL shortener that supported campaign variables, many existing and new shorteners added them to their service. With the mass support of campaign variables, it wasn’t necessary for us to keep kl.am running. Spammers use of kl.am became epic. We appreciate everyone who properly used kl.am in their campaigns and on a daily basis.

À chaque âge son mode de pensée ? - ROBERT S. SIEGLER, article Sciences cognitives Jean Piaget, Sigmund Freud ou Henri Wallon ont décrit le développement de l'enfant selon des stades. Avec pour chaque période, un mode de pensée spécifique. Pourtant, certains chercheurs affirment la très grande variabilité de stratégies possibles pour un même enfant au même âge face au même problème. Selon les théories classiques du développement cognitif, comme celles de Jean Piaget, Jerome Bruner ou Lawrence Kohlberg, l'âge et la pensée de l'enfant progressent de manière simultanée. A partir de nombreuses observations cliniques et empiriques, la théorie de J. On peut comparer ces modèles à une métaphore visuelle : le développement cognitif ressemblerait à la montée de marches d'escalier. Cependant, les recherches accumulées au fil des années ont remis en doute l'hypothèse d'un développement par stades successifs. Critiquer les théories qui postulent une relation étroite entre l'âge et le mode de pensée ne signifie pas qu'on les discrédite totalement. Les enfants sont inconstants

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