Working memory exercises for students of all ages

Neo LMS

For educators and parents of students, understanding how working memory helps students, and how it can be improved can be incredibly helpful in assisting students to get the most out of their education. Working memory exercises for students.

Interactive Exercises from @SnapLearning to Practice Close Reading

Kleinspiration

Close Reading is a series of interactive exercises that guides students in reflecting on the meaning of words and sentences, the sequence in which these sentences are arranged, and how ideas are developed over the course of the text. Product Review : Close Reading from Snap!

Starter Exercises for Interactive Storytelling

ProfHacker

Here are a few exercises that provide playful starting points to making interactive narratives: Interactive Fiction Party Game: Emily Short recently shared the ruleset for a brilliant Interactive Fiction “party game” she created for a game designer picnic, LudoLunch.

John Hopkins: This Brain Exercise Improves Working Memory

Fractus Learning

Educators Parents ResourcesDo you wish you had an easier time remembering facts and figures you just learned? Do you have trouble recalling the name of the colleague you were just introduced to? If you are like most people, […].

How a growing number of states are hoping to improve kids’ brains: exercise

The Hechinger Report

Everyone has a physical education class, called “phy-ed” here, at least twice a week. Students can also choose from two additional exercise-focused electives — dance and personal fitness — which for some students can mean a 40-minute exercise period every day. Higher Education.

Vegetarianism, Exercise, and 21st Century Leadership Thoughts On Being Healthy

The 21st Century Principal

In addition to becoming a vegetarian, I also have been walking over 4 miles per day for exercise. This all came about because I realized I was not being very good to myself with what I was eating and with what I was not doing with physical exercise. Still, I can''t help but wonder that we as school leaders, models of being good citizens, should also not be modeling making good choices about our eating and about exercising. We can also get some exercise.

A Simple Exercise to Strengthen Emotional Intelligence in Teams

MindShift

What that means for educators is that emotional intelligence in the form of skills like empathy and collaboration is more important than ever. That’s where a simple team-building exercise, like the one below, that can help folks get started. By Gayle Allen.

To Boost Mental Health, Try Team Sports or Group Exercise

MindShift

He still struggles with depression and social anxiety, but says exercising helps him — especially when it’s with his teammates. ” Now, this study only shows an association between group exercise and improved mental health, and can’t prove that the one causes the other.

Go Noodle is such a fun tech tool!

EdTech4Beginners

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[PL Summit Series] Strengthen Your Core Four: Videos and Exercises from Middletown, NY

Education Elements

For anyone who attended the Education Elements Personalized Learning Summit this May, you had a chance to attend a workshop focusing on the Core Four. While districts across the country are using the Core Four of personalized learning to focus instructional habits as they make the shift to personalized learning, some of them are doing it with a bit more fidelity and spirit than others. So we wanted to share with you some of the passion that went into the Core Four session at the Summit.

Merit Pay in Education: An Exercise in Both Manipulation and Futility

The 21st Century Principal

Alfie Kohn, Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A''s, Praise, and Other Bribes Merit pay is one of those ideas in education that just won''t die. When budgets get tight, policymakers and politicians both look at the money being spent on educator salaries and the idea of paying educators based on performance starts looking attractive. "If The problem is, many of us educators know "getting higher test scores" is a superficial goal.

Default Setting or Mindful and Intentional?

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

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Exercise and Physical Activity Must Be Part of 21st Century Learning

The 21st Century Principal

The first principle he discusses in the book is "Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power." I know from a workshop I attended a few years ago on brain research that exercise has beneficial effects on cognitive functioning. He asks the question, "Is there a relationship between exercise and mental alertness? Medina writes, "A lifetime of exercise can result in a sometimes astonishing elevation in cognitive performance, compared to those who are sedentary.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

Pam Moran, superintendent in Albemarle County in Virginia, shares about some cool virtual reality in Virginia, some challenges with helping new teachers get started, and how she thinks education is entering a new Renaissance of creativity and innovation. Educating Kids for Life Not for Tests.

Exclusive Interview: Author Teresa Ann Power and The ABCs of Yoga For Kids Around the World

Fractus Learning

Books Educators Parents Preschool Toys and Play exercise interview mindfulness yogaThe following is an exclusive interview with Teresa Anne Power, internationally acclaimed children’s yoga expert and bestselling author, yogi, and advocate for the health benefits of yoga for children.

The Importance of SEL to Education Success

Ask a Tech Teacher

Students are telling us there’s a big missing piece in their education” –John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic. Today’s educators realize learning has as much to do with academics as how students get along with themselves and others. SEL exercises. Education reform SEL

A Fuller Framework for Making in Maker Education

User Generated Education

“Praxis” may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas. Implementing a Broader Framework of Making in Maker Education. Education Maker Education maker education maker educator maker movement

The Fallacy of the “Either/Or” Scenario

The Principal of Change

I am visiting a district in Pennsylvania soon, and as a “Twitter Challenge” before I join them, educators were encouraged to send some questions to me ahead of time. After exercise people pick up new vocabulary words 20% faster.

Educator as Lead Learner: Learning LittleBits

User Generated Education

I have discussed educators as model learners before: The educator’s role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0. Educator as Model Learner ). It is a mistaken assumption that educators know how to do so.

How can we address the 4 Cs of education online?

Neo LMS

Lauded as the 21st century’s “critical skills”, communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity have become buzzwords among educators, and it is quite easy to see why. How can online learning facilitate the 4Cs of education.

GoNoodle Kids

Technology Tidbits

GoNoodle is the super popular app that educators everywhere are using to help give students much needed "brain breaks" during classroom time. brain break exerciseGoNoodle Kids is the free iOS app for students to use GoNoodle at home.

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Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

The education sector has undergone significant changes in the last decade. By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities.

Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus

User Generated Education

To introduce and reinforce ideas, concepts, and skills associated with maker education, STEM, and STEM. Here is one student group’s example: Education Maker Education cooperative learning educational technology experiential learning maker education maker movement STEAM STEM

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GoNoodle Kids

Technology Tidbits

GoNoodle is the super popular app that educators everywhere are using to help give students much needed "brain breaks" during classroom time. brain break exerciseGoNoodle Kids is the free iOS app for students to use GoNoodle at home.

Stress, The Silent Killer In Education

EdNews Daily

We start by appreciating how stress is a cause, a result or both for the most insidious problems in education including: Obesity. Our action gives us temporary relief but sustains the problem long-term. i.e. I feel lonely so do some exercise.

Engaging Students: From Seatwork to Feetwork

MiddleWeb

Ron Nash's 2nd edition of "From Seatwork to Feetwork" explains how teachers can let go of traditional teaching methods and shift to student-directed classrooms, says educator and writer Mary Langer Thompson. Learning needs to become active and stay that way.

Renaissance Learning Buys Freckle Education to Expand Math Offerings

Edsurge

At a time of major change at educational software and assessments provider Renaissance Learning executives decided to add one more item to their to-do list. The tool also offers educators reports on how students perform across various academic standards and skills.

An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

The most effective educational tools and services are ones developed and informed by those with firsthand experience in schools. Having that prior experience has been a huge advantage in building products for educators. One of the sessions is dedicated to examining education standards.

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Misguided Efforts in Educational Reform

A Principal's Reflections

A few weeks back I passed along an Education Week article to administrators in my District that highlighted the many technology challenges that states anticipate with common tests. What we need is a TRANSFORMATIONAL OVERHAUL in the way we “do” education in this country.

Competency-based legal education

The Christensen Institute

A few weeks ago, I discussed why law schools need to respond to the changing marketplace for legal services and legal education. In thinking about how best to prepare for that changing world, law schools need to consider how competency-based educational models can be employed to advance educational objectives for students seeking to enter the market for legal services. One way to do this is to think about legal education from a blank slate.

Google Makes a Rare Education Technology Acquisition: Workbench

Edsurge

Yet in the education industry, these deals have been few and far in between, especially as many of these companies have opted to build their own edtech tools. But this week, Google acquired Workbench , a Baltimore-based company that provides an online library of lessons and projects, organized by subject and grade level, that educators can use in their classrooms. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech Business

The Primary Problem with Educational Technology

iterating toward openness

There is much that’s wrong with the educational technology (“edtech”) market. If I could shout something from the rooftops, perhaps it would be this: edtech doesn’t have to be this way – there are other ways to imagine the use of technology in education.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

In 2014, I wrote – The problem with education in America is not the lack of excellence. Although we’ve made progress, inequities with regard to education opportunities remain a pressing issue. However, in other scenarios, students are engaged with lower-level uses of technology such as test preparation, reading static online content, and seemingly endless drill and practice exercises.

That’s a Rap! Nearpod Buys Educational Hip Hop Creator, Flocabulary

Edsurge

The Brooklyn-based company best known for fusing hip hop with educational content in music videos and instructional activities, has been acquired by Nearpod , which helps educators beam digital content to students’ devices. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions

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Discovery Education STEMinar – October 2016

Discovery Education

The American Heart Association and the National Football League are working with Discovery Education to bring the NFL Play60 Challenge to life using new interactive lesson plans and physical activity breaks. EA SPORTS Madden NFL Education Featured General News STEM STEM Resources STEMinars

Sustainable Self-Care for Funny Educator People

MiddleWeb

Rather than mediation and exercise, Rita Platt finds what works for her is getting a daily dose of "gut-busting laughter." How do teachers recharge regularly? And guess what? Laughing as self-care is a scientifically proven strategy! She offers laugh inducing resources.