Source: eSchool News

The 32nd annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference kicked off June 26 with a lesson relating brain function to teaching and learning, and attendees explored how brain sciences might influence how educators deliver instruction.

Educators must “help today’s students prepare for tomorrow’s complexities,” said new ISTE President Holly Jobe in opening remarks. This includes helping students learn to love learning, and simply helping students learn how to learn.

This recent report highlights cutting-edge research from leading neuroscience experts on how various activities affect the brain, and how these activities can help students improve their comprehension and memory.

From understanding how multimedia and physical exercise can affect classroom instruction, to appreciating the influence of art and reading on brain development, to taking the first steps in realizing the mind mechanics of autism, researchers know more today than ever before on what techniques can have the biggest impact on teaching and learning.

In this report, you’ll discover how the brain reacts to:

      • Visual learning and memory training
      • Physical activity
      • Arts and Language Arts
      • Gaming
      • New techniques for students with disabilities
      • Early childhood education

Links to source articles:
How brain research might affect instruction
The Science of Learning: How Current Brain Research Can Improve Education

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