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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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Teachers collaborating at a professional learning session.

Embed the learning sciences into professional learning

06/05/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences, professional learning

Have you ever been to a professional learning (PL) session and loved the ideas presented but left thinking, “There is already too much on my plate. How am I ever going to implement this?” As educators we…

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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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How and why Flipgrid and learning sciences work together

05/27/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

Educators are constantly looking for the latest strategy, tech tool or trend to use with students. But sometimes it’s the long-established strategies — backed by research — that can make the biggest impact.…

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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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