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Help Room to Read World Change Challenge make a difference

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Please show your support by giving through Room to Read World Change Challenge's Supporter page and share this link to spread the word about Room to Read
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Great to see reading and social action rolled into one. See tristanbancks.com for more information.

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The Complete Über-Geek's Guide to Reading Online

The Complete Über-Geek's Guide to Reading Online | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

"Healthy online reading habits require constant gardening. Every Internet company provides us a little plot to tend for, and that’s how they keep our attention where they want it. But the soil is pretty gross in most of them, and the seeds are tightly regulated. If we want to read healthily, we have to build our own info gardens.

The most important gardening task is deciding what to plant — that is, what sources to read — and that’s a personal choice. The topics, tone, and perspective of your information sources are for you to determine. But the bulk of the work is in building and tending the garden, and this guide will suggest some tools and methods to help. And with the gardening work out of the way, you’ll spend most of your time cooking, eating, and sharing. That’s the delicious part, and this guide will offer my best recipes."


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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, December 2, 2013 8:22 PM

Succinct, relevant, practical tips on online literacy skills from a skilled infotention practitioner.

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Engaging teens with reading | Services to Schools

"There is ongoing discussion in education about teens not reading as they used to do. However, this is confused by different perceptions about what ‘reading’ means. Because of the digital environment, literacy for teens today may involve multimodal delivery platforms. In other words, they’re still reading (and writing) - just not always in the traditional ‘book’ way.

This section looks at the area of teen reading, the benefits, motivations and types of reading that they engage with."


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Boys and Reading

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Overview of librarian Michael Sullivan's presentation on "Connecting boys with books". There is also a link to Michael's informative website.


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9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners

9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
With ever-increasing opportunities for online learning, educators must find new ways to engage their students and create a sense of community in a virtual world.

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Robert Rodenbaugh's curator insight, March 8, 2014 11:08 AM

A great list of suggestions, but overall and taking a look at #9, the key is connecting, building a relationship. Let's make sure we keep social-emotional learning (SEL) always in mind as a priority when we look to creating the education of tomorrow.

Allison Anderson's curator insight, March 10, 2014 12:28 PM

Geared toward educational settings, but I believe these are good ideas for creating a sense of community in a corporate setting.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 2014 3:24 AM
9 Tips for Creating a Sense of Community for Distance Learners
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Engaging Boys in Literacy

"Boys need a sense of purpose in order to engage with what they do. Give them an audience, create real ‘wow’ moments and help develop a love of fiction. Gary Wilson explores some practical ways in which you can help to engage boys."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:02 PM

Boys love book club!  Teaching wilderness skills by reading Swiss Family Robinson!  

Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:33 PM

Tips to help boys

Heather Stapleton's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:34 AM

New link for this video is https://global.oup.com/education/searchresults?search_input=engaging+boys+in+literacy++video+&region=international#

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Video:Conferring with an Avatar: Using Voki for Proofreading

I've always taught the importance of reading a paper aloud.  Every writer should do this when proofreading.  Using an avatar as a part of the process makes sense.  I've used VOKI, but this use never occurred to me.  What do you think? ~ Dennis

 

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Students use text-to-speech software (Web 2.0 Avatars) to listen to their writing aloud. We use this 21st century method for proofreading when students do not read over their writing or are unaware of mistakes in their story. Students use this self-discovery strategy of revision and editing in order to privately critique their own work before conferring with the teacher.

 

 


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Sue Ward's comment, October 12, 2012 7:41 PM
Sounds intriguing and practical - good to see the students taking control of their own learning.
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Reading Matters: Boys and Role Models and More

Reading Matters: Boys and Role Models and More | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

"Let’s get our boys reading, and let’s not forget the girls while we are at it, either. If we want our young people to become better writers, then we need them to become better readers."


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Sue Ward's comment, September 30, 2012 5:49 PM
Yes the correlation between generating a community of readers and a community of writers is interesting