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The Science of Learning

Dec 19, 2017 jjamison

Video 1: Learning in Schools | Memory and Learning If you are interested in learning more, go to https://www.edx.org/course/science-learning-what-every-teacher-teacherscollegex-edsci1x-0 and sign up for the free course.

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Feats of memory anyone can do.

Dec 19, 2017 jjamison

There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique -- called the memory palace -- and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn how to use it, including him.

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Fake News and Facebook

Dec 15, 2017 jjamison
Fake News and Facebook

False news and misinformation can spread like wildfire on social media and, in an attempt to combat fake news, Facebook Canada has launched a multi-year initiative designed, it says, to help users decipher the real from the fake. The first part of the two-year digital news literacy partnership with the not-for-profit organization MediaSmarts kicked off in Vancouver Thursday morning with the release…

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Building Thinking Classrooms

Dec 14, 2017 jjamison

This is a good webinar for all teachers to create thinking cultures. It is based on his research. We know that problem solving is an effective way for students to learn to think mathematically and to acquire deep knowledge and understanding of the mathematics they are learning. Simply problematizing the mathematics curriculum, however, does not help constitute the practice that teachers want or students…

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Master in Teaching English as a Second Language

Dec 14, 2017 jjamison
Master in Teaching English as a Second Language

PART-TIME GRADUATE COHORT PROGRAM   MEd in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) For ESL or EFL teachers of K-12 and adult learners, curriculum designers, program administrators, educational consultants, and more.   Begins: September 2018 Delivery:100% Online Attend one of the online info sessions: ·       Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 4:00 pm ­ 5:30 pm ·       Tuesday, January…

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