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learning brain

learning shapes a student’s brain
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How learning shapes a student’s brain. Literally

E-learning, K-12

When they go to school each child brings along their most important asset for a successful learning process: their brain. During the learning process new brain synapses are being created, others are getting stronger, yet others are getting weaker and disappear. In fact, the entire body reacts to the direct result of learning and understanding something for the first time.

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Will AI replace teachers?

E-learning, Teachers

Will AI replace teachers? This was the subject at a plenary debate at the OEB conference just last December. What arguments would the four expert speakers bring to the table? I already had thought of an answer to this question — a resounding NO — before going to the plenary debate. And I certainly didn’t change my mind after it. AI will probably become the best teaching assistant ever.

Handwriting vs typing
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Handwriting vs typing in the learning environment

Students

Children should know how to write by hand — more than their names — as well as how to type. There’s no reason to support one activity in the detriment of another. A lot of students take notes with pen and paper, and use their laptops / computers to turn in their assignments and take tests. It can be done. Both writing and typing are channeling the same core skills: the formation and communication of thought.

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