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The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom

The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom | 21st Century Teaching | Scoop.it
Touch-screen tablets for young students have become all the rage. Some districts are even buying iPads for every kindergartner, a move sparking both celebration and consternation.

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The Early-Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends

The Early-Literacy Shift: New Words, New Media, New Friends | 21st Century Teaching | Scoop.it

"Literacy is changing. It really is. Even in my grade one classroom as the students begin to learn their letters and sounds, as they start to put those letters and sounds together into words, and as they take their first hesitant steps to read and write —literacy is changing.

The change in our classroom was subtle at first. When my students began writing the word we with two i’s, I smiled and talked about the more traditional spelling of the word. When students came to school with a clear understanding of what it meant to get to the next level or to have several lives, I took notice of the new vocabulary they had."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 28, 2013 7:03 PM

Putting young students together with technology creates a win-win situation in this classroom. Learn how one teacher has her students writing in blogs to share their work, using twitter, learning vocabulary (such as pingback) and much more. This post is complete with a video where students provide definitions of words and share how they use technology in their classroom.

Mariana Soffer's comment, July 29, 2013 5:53 AM
Great post, do you have a website or a blog?
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Can Playing Video Games Give Girls an Edge In Math?

Can Playing Video Games Give Girls an Edge In Math? | 21st Century Teaching | Scoop.it
Playing an action video game “can virtually eliminate” the gender difference in a basic capacity researchers call spatial attention, while at the same time reducing the gender difference in the ability to mentally rotate objects, a higher-level...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 27, 2013 9:09 PM

If you have wondered why spatial skills matter this post states "The ability to mentally manipulate shapes and otherwise understand how the three-dimensional world works turns out to be an important predictor of creative and scholarly achievements, according to research published this month in the journal Psychological Science."

Why is this important? It turns out that spatial skills at the age of 13 turn out to predict "the likelihood that the individual would develop new knowledge and produce innovation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the domains collectively known as STEM."

For more information on this as well as links to additional resources check out this post.

mtmeme's curator insight, July 28, 2013 11:17 AM

Spatial skill practice in a game environment - wonder if it would also be beneficial in rehab for stroke or neurological disorders.  

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Teacher's Pet - Ideas & Inspiration for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2)

Teacher's Pet - Ideas & Inspiration for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2) | 21st Century Teaching | Scoop.it
Classroom inspiration and teaching ideas by Teacher's Pet. If you are stuck for creative ideas and inspiration for teaching your Early Years (EYFS), KS1 and KS2 classes then you have come to t...

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4 Great Interactive eBooks for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Interactive eBooks for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Teaching | Scoop.it

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