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A student raises his hand in class.

Level up learning with retrieval practice

06/14/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

Even without directly observing your classroom, I can guess that you use a version of retrieval practice with your students. Every educator does. Retrieval practice is essentially remembering information we…

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An educator tried sketchnoting.

Mythology and the magic of dual coding

06/14/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences, Sketchnoting

In the fast-paced field of education and educational technology, sometimes it feels like if we don’t keep up with the pack on the latest strategies and technologies, we’ll get left so far behind that we might…

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A girl uses her smartphone to measure silence.

Students can use smartphones to measure quietude

07/01/2019

Topics: citizen science, STEM

Sten Odenwald wants to find a little peace and quiet. And he wants you to help him.

Odenwald, the director of citizen science for NASA, has…

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Redefining my classroom with retrieval practice using Quizizz

05/29/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences, Retrieval practice

Last week, I paused before entering my eighth grade honors earth and environmental science classroom and watched a flurry of activity. Sensing that the class was ready to go, a student — unprompted —…

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Most transformative technology for education? Here's what some ISTE members think!

07/04/2019

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As part of ISTE's 40th anniversary, we're taking a look back. During ISTE's four-decade existence, technology has changed the world in profound and permanent ways. In a recent forum, we asked asked members, “…

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A teacher talks to two students with iPads.

How do I set my students up for success?

05/24/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

The place to begin is simply to go back to basics and ask: “How do my students learn?” How you answer this question provides the basis that ensures student success.

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The learning sciences — a toolkit to learn and understand

The learning sciences — a toolkit to learn and understand

05/17/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

Learning sciences offer tools and frameworks that educators can use to intentionally design, implement and assess instruction and learning. The learning sciences can help us think critically about our own…

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Course of Mind: ISTE’s learning sciences initiative

Course of Mind: ISTE’s learning sciences initiative

05/17/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

Learning Sciences.
Science of Learning.
Mind, Brain, Education.
Mind, Brain, Teaching.

I say potato, you say poh-ta-to.

Many words to call a field of research that focuses on…

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NASA wants students to help predict real-world disease outbreaks

NASA wants students to help predict real-world disease outbreaks

04/01/2019

Topics: STEM

They’re the bane of summer campouts, cookouts and evening strolls. They’re also the world’s most dangerous animal, causing more deaths even than humans. Yet most people don’t think about mosquitoes until they’…

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NASA resources: A universe of learning at your fingertips

NASA resources: A universe of learning at your fingertips

05/20/2019

Topics: citizen science, STEM & STEAM

Searching for resources on the NASA website to challenge and inspire budding scientists can be a bit like exploring the universe: You’ll find a vast expanse of interesting data, visuals, stories and creations.…

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