Saturday, July 29, 2006

Article on Brain Based Learning

I found this great article that summarizes a lot of other books on how neuroscientific research relates to good teaching practices. I discussed it here...

I am experimenting with TypePad during their 30 day free trial. Anyway, they have trackback but Blogger does not. I am disappointed. So, if Blogger is looking for feedback, here it is: Trackback would be nice.

So while we hope for trackback, I thought I'd notify you in the old fashioned wordy version. Check out the site.

(Editor's note: My 30 day trial at TypePad has now ended so this link is no longer available).

The DOPA dialogue

Cool Cat Teacher blog has an excellent summary of the new US bill. For Canadian teachers, this is an excellent article to read to develop arguments defending the use of social software in the classroom. She has suggestions like "Stranger Danger" programs that are similar to "Drug Awareness" programs. She suggests that DOPA is like the days of burning books when society was afraid of the infiltration of bad information. Read more...

We need to educate students on how to use the internet safely and we need to become familiar with the internet so that we are not afraid of what we don't know. If you don't know a lot about blogging, check out the links I have provided. There are some excellent things happening in the world of educational blogging.
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