A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning | MindShift

Third grader Cordell Steiner makes a pretty convincing argument for using video games in the classroom in this TEDx talk. He describes feeling more motivated to learn and master new skills because of his eagerness to beat his own high score or finish before the clock runs out. He says he used to be bored … More A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning | MindShift

Playing action video games can boost learning, study finds — ScienceDaily

Excerpt from Playing action video games can boost learning, study finds — ScienceDaily.   A new study shows for the first time that playing action video games improves not just the skills taught in the game, but learning capabilities more generally. via Playing action video games can boost learning, study finds — ScienceDaily.

Mothers’ education significant to children’s academic success — ScienceDaily

A mother knows best — and the amount of education she attains can predict her children’s success in reading and math. In fact, that success is greater if she had her child later in life, according to a new study. via Mothers’ education significant to children’s academic success — ScienceDaily.

Live and learn: Most GenXers continue their education

May 7, 2013 — More than one in every 10 members of Generation X are enrolled in classes to continue their formal educations, according to a new University of Michigan study released today. In addition, 48 percent of GenXers take continuing education courses, in-service training, and workshops required for professional licenses and certifications. via Live … More Live and learn: Most GenXers continue their education

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: The Gifted/ADHD Connection

As an educational consultant and private tutor, I’ve seen children medicated needlessly. I’ve seen the prevalent side effects, I’ve heard from frantic Moms after their sons were rushed to the emergency room. The sad fact is that the majority of children who are diagnosed as ADD or ADHD (often by their teachers!), are actually highly … More Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: The Gifted/ADHD Connection

Redesigning Professional Learning Communities at a Network Level: A Few Moments with Christian Greer

Reblogged: Redesigning Professional Learning Communities at a Network Level: A Few Moments with Christian Greer. Redesigning Professional Learning Communities at a Network Level: A Few Moments with Christian Greer Posted on October 1, 2012 by ldecoursy This is re-posted from The Digital Media & Learning Research Hub. Christian Greer serves as program director for the Hive … More Redesigning Professional Learning Communities at a Network Level: A Few Moments with Christian Greer