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2014-01-02 12:23:47

Complements the award-winning i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction program NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Curriculum Associates announces another addition to the i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction product line, winner of the 2013 CODiE Award for Best Student Assessment Solution, with the release of the second in a new series of educational games for the iPad(®). These apps target the skills that are most essential for achievement in Reading...

2013-12-31 23:25:20

Across the US, fifth-graders are tested in early January for how many words per minute they can read correctly. Teachers can use these findings for more than planning reading instruction: they can also get helpful clues about a child’s near vision. Shoreline, Washington (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Every October, January, and June, children across Washington are assessed for reading in various ways. The youngest ones are tested for letter recognition and sight words; the oldest ones are...

2013-12-28 23:00:59

Literacy is a central skill for success. Carl Foster’s story of adult education exemplifies the importance of finding opportunities for learning and knowledge growth as indispensable tools in a successful life. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 29, 2013 Reading can change lives, as the story of Carl Foster illustrates. In a recent blog post, eReflect looked at the opportunities and strengths literacy offers to people, and focused on telling the story of Carl Foster to highlight this...

Cramming Does Not Help Create Long-Term Memories
2013-12-26 03:45:48

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Those last-minute cramming sessions fueled by instant noodles and coffee might help you pass your exams. But they won’t help your brain remember things in the long term. Scientists have long known that learning with breaks in between helps your brain remember things longer than when you try to cram it all in one go. Called the “spacing effect,” the phenomenon was first described by German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus in...

2013-12-20 13:35:08

Anyone who has tried to learn a second language knows how difficult it is to absorb new words and use them to accurately express ideas in a completely new cultural format. Now, research into some of the fundamental ways the brain accepts information and tags it could lead to new, more effective ways for people to learn a second language. Tests have shown that the human brain uses the same neuron system to see an action and to understand an action described in language. Researchers at...

2013-12-19 23:26:00

Live Streaming Behavioral Life Coach Course from Peoplekeys Breaks Down Distance Barriers, Offering Professionals from Across the Country the Opportunity to Collaborate Boardman, OH (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 In response to the growing popularity of online vocational training, PeopleKeys today announced that they will be offering a live streaming version of their popular behavioral life coach course, taught in real time by master coach Dan Mucci. The course, called the Certified Behavioral...

2013-12-18 13:21:08

New types of assessments will be needed to measure student learning once the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are implemented, says a new report from the National Research Council.  The tests that states currently use emphasize factual knowledge and were not designed to assess the type of understanding envisioned by the standards, which emphasize depth of knowledge based on the ability to integrate core content with science and engineering practices. The report describes a new...

2013-12-17 23:27:36

Atlanta’s premier school for learning disabilities, Cumberland Academy of Georgia, prepared students for college and career by sending students to watch and learn from a Tommy Nobis employee. Cumberland students received an informative visit about becoming a productive employee. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Cumberland Academy of Georgia is a special needs school for high functioning Autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD, and other learning disorders. As part of the challenging...

2013-12-17 23:23:14

Game On! Learning, the thought leader in serious learning games for the corporate learning market, has just published a new white paper on serious learning games for the corporate training market called “What Makes Serious Games Effective? -- 5 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Serious Games in the Workplace”. Gainesville, Florida (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Game On! Learning, the thought leader in serious learning games for the corporate learning market, has just published a new white...

2013-12-16 23:22:06

The new “18 tips to study better” article on the website Vkool.com instructs people how to get better learning results easily. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 The new “18 tips to study better” article on the website Vkool.com helps people improve their memory power and boost their learning skills within a short period of time. At the beginning of the article, people will learn different learning styles, such as auditory style, tactile style, and visual style. After that, the...