Posted on January 21, 2011 by kamrg
The New York Times published an article stating test-taking (a means of retrieving information about recently learned material) has proven to be the most effective means in long-term memory retention. I find the article interesting, not because of the test-taking, but by the results from different experiments that were conducted using various popular learning methods, including the popular mind-mapping idea.
From my standpoint and own experience in our homeschool, and stated in the research, the test-taking or practice of retrieving information can also take the form of oral and written narration, including writing notebooking pages on the topic recently stated. It is the practice of retrieving the information on your own (without looking at a reference) that appears to transfer it from short term memory to long term memory.
Here is the link to the article http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/21/science/21memory.html?src=me&ref=general
This scientific study hasn’t told me anything I haven’t seen in our own homeschooling experience using oral and written narration and our notebooking methods! It did confirm for me and reassure me that we are on that right track!
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Posted on January 13, 2011 by kamrg
Well, we’ve had a number of requests for a discount code for purchasing our printed softcover edition of Nature Study, Nature Journals, and Poetry Through the Year AND our PDF file bundle at Currclick! So, we’ve developed a special discount code/link where you can purchase both at a special price.
Now, you can have the printed edition to read and refer to when teaching or developing your lesson plans AND the pdf file from which to printed your favorite journal/notebooking pages!
What is normally priced $48.90 is only $23.95 for both the printed book AND the pdf file! This special is good through the end of January only! After that it will go back to the normal prices!
Here’s the link to received this special price through Currclick! http://www.currclick.com/index.php?discount=23706
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Posted on January 11, 2011 by kamrg
We have exciting news! With the help of Currclick we have a newly printed softcover edition of our Nature Study, Nature Journals, and Poetry Through the Year e book! Right now, to introduce you to this exciting adventure, we are offering a special discount on this book. Here’s the code with the link so you can be sure to get the discounted price:
I know that this ebook/pdf file is a big one, so that’s why it is perfect as a printed book where you can read and refer to it while you do your science and nature study and you can copy notebooking pages from the back. Or, for just a few dollars more you can purchase the pdf file to go with printed edition and get the benefits of both for a more economical cost!
We are in the process of making our other titles available in a printed format as well! Look for our other titles and some new ones coming to Currclick soon!
Remember, this offer is only good for a limited time and can only be received with this special discount code only found here!
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