Archive for October, 2012

  • Insults by Shakespeare

    By Lifetime Library on October 11, 2012
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    “You’re a fishmonger!” By taking a closer look at Shakespeare’s words–specifically his insults–we see why he is known as a master playwright whose works transcend time and appeal to audiences all over the world.
  • Fun Math — Calculating the Odds of Intelligent Alien Life

    By Lifetime Library on October 10, 2012
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    A fun video from Ted Ed. Look at the equation and when you think it’s too complex, just keep watching as they pull it all together! Could there be intelligent life on other planets? This question has piqued imagination and curiosity for decades. Explore the answer with the Drake Equation — a mathematical formula that calculates the possibility of undiscovered […]
  • More on Multimedia Learning

    By Lifetime Library on October 8, 2012
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    In a post last week, we started looking at the value of multimedia learning. It’s difficult to find studies that clearly show students using multimedia materials will have an X% gain in learning. It’s one of the reasons the Lifetime Library has been positioned as supplemental learning. Giving students different methods of learning various topics continues to show us that […]
  • The Value of Multimedia-based Learning

    By Lifetime Library on October 5, 2012
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    Our posts are meant to inform and guide students, parents and teachers to materials and content that can provide “extra meaning” to the learning experience. Some posts may hit the mark and others may not. As the creators of the Lifetime Library, we’re always touting the value of its “multimedia learning format”. We love it when people check it out […]
  • Fostering Independent Learning

    By Lifetime Library on October 4, 2012
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    We’ll try to find more articles and videos about helping students become “independent learners”. In today’s economy and workplace, there’s a lot of emphasis on providing “Millennials” with collaborative and group work spaces. Not a bad thing! Lots can be accomplished with dynamic and interactive groups. But what about the “thought leaders” and the “take charge” managers and entrepreneurs, etc. […]
  • More on Memorization

    By Lifetime Library on October 3, 2012
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    Yesterday we linked you to an article about the role of memorization as it relates to learning topics and subjects with a real-world application. Yet, from this older (and rather lengthy) article… (In Defense of Memorization) there is discussion about the role of memorization of “classic literature and poetry” that has seemingly long departed the world of learning. The article […]
  • To Memorize or Not To Memorize!

    By Lifetime Library on October 2, 2012
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    Recently there has been some discussion about the role of memorization. There’s interesting thought about memorization and the next wave of educational standards. From one perspective, schools are starting to focus on an issue we ALL know from our years in school: “Teacher, why do I need to know this?” The new standards are starting to focus on real-world applications. […]

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