To effectively use an Learning Connect activity tool in the classroom, it is important for the teacher to understand each of the components within the tool.  By being able to interpret the lesson numbers and symbols on the tool, the teacher can find lesson planning tips, such as the best lesson planning stage for using the tool, the type of instructional strategy used, the depth of the activity, the learning and processing skills activated, and whether a reading component is compatible with the activity.

Reference the tool classification document provided for more information.

Click Here to Start Module. The gears provided on each module provide specific student learning and achievement research for the selected module strategy. Click on the gear to read and click on gear again to eliminate the research box retrieved.  For more citation reference information, please refer to the Learning Connect Research Listings in the Teacher Menu located at the top of the page.

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"Neuroscience research confirms that practice improves performance. The brain processes new information by recalling it, and as the activity is practiced, the pathways get more efficient, and transmission speed increases. The pathways may become permanent as the skill becomes integral to the brain, and is held in long-term memory." (Jensen as stated by - Cercone, 2006.)