Intro to Module 7

Wednesday - Module 7: Memory

Check Your Pacing!

Check Your Pacing!!! - Today you should start Module 7. Check the pacing guide below to see the assignments/tasks that you need to complete. Remember M7 is NOT part of the 1st grading period.

Week 6 Daily Pacing Guide

3/14

Here is your list of tasks for today:

#1. Module 6 Post-Assessment
3/15 - Module 6 Due Today

Here is your list of tasks for today:

#1. Module 6 Honors Summative Assessment
3/16

Here is your list of tasks for today:

#1. Complete the Module 7 Pre-Test. You are required to take this pre-assessment, but don't worry. It does not impact your grade!

#2. Review the glossary and any vocabulary practice.

#3. Begin lesson 1 by reviewing the notes to learn about Encoding and Storing Information in Memory. Once you have completed the presentation, check the button to the right of the lesson link. That will open the practice activities and the assignments and quizzes for the lesson.
3/17

Here is your list of tasks for today:

#1. Complete the 10 Facts About Memory practice quiz.

#2. Complete the Flashbulb Memory assignment.

#3. Complete the Storing Information assignment.

3/18 - End of 1st Grading Period

Here is your list of tasks for today:

#1. Begin lesson 2 by reviewing the notes on Retrieving Information.

#2. Complete the Retrieving Information practice forum.

#3. Complete the Retrieving Information assignment.

End of Quarter Reminder

Please be aware that we are getting close to the end of 1st quarter (3/18/16) - Check your grades to make sure everything looks correct. Make sure you take the time to make corrections to assignments that need improvement. If you resubmit an assignment contact me and then I will regrade.

Midnight Not a sound from the pavement...

You know how sometimes you get a song stuck in your head and you just can’t seem to stop it from playing over and over again? Let’s try an experiment...while you read through this announcement play the aptly named song, Memory, from the musical Cats. A nostalgic tune sung by one of the main characters as she morns the loss of her youth. Maybe Memory will be that song that get’s stuck in your head!

Intro to Module 7: Memories

Today we begin our study of memory and how it affects learning. Personally, I think that smell and music are the most powerful memory triggers. How many of you have spent hours studying for a test, but once it is handed to you you can't remember anything. Yet, when you turn on the radio in your car you can sing the words to most of the songs, even the ones you don't like! Music is powerful, it is easily ingrained into our memories, because it stimulates large parts of our brain, like areas of the limbic system. Studies have shown that music can enhance the memory of Alzheimer's and dementia patients. It has also been used to help people, who have suffered traumatic brain injury, recover their memories. If you have about 12 minutes watch the a clip from Alive Inside: How the Magic of Music Proves Therapeutic for Patients with Alzheimer's and Dementia. It is eyeopening and tremendously moving!

Tips for Success in Honors Psychology

1. EVERY DAY log into and work in the course for at least 1 hour and 30 minutes.

2. EVERY DAY reading the daily announcement posted in the Learning Block Forum and complete the tasks and assignments listed. Remember, the Learning Block Forum is found on the Topic List page.

3. STAY ON PACE - To be on pace you must be completing the assignments listed in the Daily Pacing Guide each day. You can find the Daily Pacing Guide in each announcement and in the Course LiveBinder.

4. DOUBLE CHECK - After submitting a written assignment, quiz, post-assessment, etc... DOUBLE CHECK to make sure it was submitted correctly. You should receive confirmation that your assignment submitted. Always DOUBLE CHECK.

5. TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES - In order to avoid technical difficulties DO NOT use ChromeBooks, IPad’s, or tablets. If you find you are having technical difficulties, i.e. a link, video, or any other aspect of the course is not working correctly, switch browsers to Mozilla Firefox or Safari. Moodle and SoftChalk work best in these browsers.

6. QUESTIONS - I am always happy to answer your questions BUT before you ask make sure you have read the daily announcement and checked the course LiveBinder, you might find the answer(s) you are looking for there:)

7. Peer Tutoring Center - If you are struggling in Honors Psych the PTC is there to help! They offer many resources to help you get back on track. Check out the PTC by clicking on the image below and log in to Upswing. The password: upswing. Contact me if you have any questions!

Shout Out!!!!

So are you still singing Memory? I know I am:) If not Memory, what song gets stuck in your head every time you hear it or what song sparks a powerful memory for you. Text or email me and let me know.

Trevor, I know you like music. Do you have a favorite song?