Posts Tagged With: research

Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read?

This week the EdFive is full-on digitally focused.  The first entry may seem like a big, fat, PAUSE button, but be sure to read all the way through. The differences aren’t as significant as headlines indicate and the new iPad has “page folding” technology.  More research needed… [EF]

I received a Kindle for my birthday, and enjoying “light reading,” in addition to the dense science I read for work, I immediately loaded it with mysteries by my favorite authors. But I soon found that I had difficulty recalling the names of characters from chapter to chapter. At first, I attributed the lapses to a scary reality of getting older — but then I discovered that I didn’t have this problem when I read paperbacks.

When I discussed my quirky recall with friends and colleagues, I found out I wasn’t the only one who suffered from “e-book moments.” Online, I discovered that Google’s Larry Page himself had concerns about research showing that on-screen reading is measurably slower than reading on paper.

This seems like a particularly troubling trend for academia, where digital books are slowly overtaking the heavy tomes I used to lug around.

FULL ARTICLE: Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read?

POST SOURCE: Healthland –  TIME

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Bloom’s Taxonomy – A Parent’s Guide

This is a great resource to use at either a parent presentation or as part of a publication to help explain our work. It was created by parents for parents…

Bloom’s Taxonomy” is one of those teacher terms that a parent may not necessarily be familiar with, however, it is very important.  It is a central concept to know how to use it at home in conjunction with learning activities to help your child expand their critical thinking skills.  Critical thinking skills allow a child to thinking independently, find and fix mistakes, solve problems, evaluate alternatives, and reflect on their own beliefs.  It’s not something that can be learned from reading a book or completing a worksheet, however the skills are built through hands-on lessons that build beyond basic rote memorization of facts.

LINK:  Bloom’s Taxonomy – A Parent’s Guide.

Post Source: Learning Today blog

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Stanford Economist Rebuts Much-Cited Report That Debunks Test-Based Education

One more example of what we tell our students: make sure the data supports your conclusions…

When the National Research Council published the results of a decade-long study on the effects of standardized testing on student learning this summer, critics who have long opposed the use of exams as a teaching incentive rejoiced.

But Eric Hanushek, a Stanford University economist who is influential in education research, now says the “told you so” knee-jerk reaction was unwarranted: In an article released Monday by Harvard University’s journal Education Next, Hanushek argues that the report misrepresents its own findings, unjustifiably amplifying the perspective of those who don’t believe in testing. His article has even caused some authors of the NRC report to express concerns with its conclusions.


By Joy Resmovits

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