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Second presentation for ExploreLearning

Matthew Campbell

on 18 March 2010

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Transcript of ExploreLearning

Representing new knowledge in graphic/linguistic formats Generating and testing hypotheses about new knowledge Using computer-based maniuplatives to explore and practice using new knowledge Teaching new knowledge to students directly through demonstration and explanation Having them apply it to different situations and contexts on their own The average student who benefited from these techniques outscored more than 84% of students in the control group Research in cognitive psychology indicates that our brains store knowledge using both words and images. Instruction that targets both of these systems of representation has been shown to significantly increase students' comprehension and retention. Computer manipulatives link the concrete and the symbolic by means of feedback. Computer manipulatives dynamically link multiple representations Computers change the very nature of the manipulative. Full pedagogical power of manipulative is achieved when students mindfully reflect on the actions they perform and how the manipulative responds to them. Students learn effectively and efficiently when they are first taught new conceptual categories, generalizations, and principles directly Then they apply them on their own G i z m S
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