Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
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Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
An exploration of the connections between research, learning theory, practice and the various constructs of literacy.
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Parenting and the amazing teen brain

Parenting and the amazing teen brain | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
BrainMysteries - Parenting and the amazing teen brain

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Science says that parents of successful kids have these 7 things in common

Science says that parents of successful kids have these 7 things in common | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

Anybody who has kids — or hopes to — wants THEIR kids to be successful...


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset



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R.Conrath, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 31, 2015 1:35 PM
While standards and curriculum have their influence, childcare outside of school often has the greatest impact.
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Anybody who has kids — or hopes to — wants THEIR kids to be successful...


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset



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Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge—from the safety of fluoride and vaccines to the reality of climate change—faces organized and often furious opposition. Empowered by their own sources of information and their own interpretations of research, doubters have declared war on the consensus of experts. There are so many of these controversies these days, you’d think a diabolical agency had put something in the water to make people argumentative. And there’s so much talk about the trend these days—in books, articles, and academic conferences—that science doubt itself has become a pop-culture meme. In the recent movieInterstellar, set in a futuristic, downtrodden America where NASA has been forced into hiding, school textbooks say the Apollo moon landings were faked. In a sense all this is not surprising. Our lives are permeated by science and technology as never before. For many of us this new world is wondrous, comfortable, and rich in rewards—but also more complicated and sometimes unnerving. We now face risks we can’t easily analyze." | by Joel Achenbach


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Flat-Earth-Research's comment, September 1, 2015 10:45 AM
because Science is the new religion and no one may bring facts that contradicts it's most basic assumptions...otherwise you get no job or grants. (The scientific method is a different story...not to be confused with Science with a big S)
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Learning New Words Activates The Same Brain Regions As Sex And Drugs

Learning New Words Activates The Same Brain Regions As Sex And Drugs | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
While it doesn’t get much better than sex and drugs for many out there, new research has found that simply learning a new word can spark up the same reward circuits in the brain that are activated during pleasurable activities such as these. No wonder there are so many bookworms and scrabble addicts out there.

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Top 3 Science Apps You Must Use This Year

Top 3 Science Apps You Must Use This Year | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
These are the top 3 science apps you must use with your students this year. They are Celestia, Solve the Outbreak and Mahjong Chem.

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How To Create Great Value By Gathering and Organizing The Best Available Info on a Theme: UsefulScience

How To Create Great Value By Gathering and Organizing The Best Available Info on a Theme: UsefulScience | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, June 29, 2014 2:46 PM




UsefulScience is a curated collection of useful science info summaries delivered in 5-second bytes.


UScience contains one paragraph long citations or excerpts from research papers, magazine articles or other relevant scientific sources to which it links directly to. 


Useful information  bytes are organized into 12 different categories ranging from creativity to sleep, with fitness, health, education, persuasion and productivity in between.


A great example of content curation at work, it shows in an immediately tangible way, how the time consuming work of gathering, vetting and presenting information in a simple and digestible format can give life to highly valuable information / educational resources.


Well organized, legible, easy to navigate and full of useful gems this is certainly a great inspirational model for how to best use a content curation approach to create high value from existing content and resources.



Free to use.


Try it out now: http://usefulscience.org/ 


More info: http://usefulscience.org/about 



Added to Great Examples of Content Curation at Work Pinterest collection.




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A Day in the Life of the Internet

A Day in the Life of the Internet | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"The Internet is, by most scientific estimates, friggin' huge.

While only about one-third of the world's population is connected, the amount of data we generate and consume is likely to blow your hair back. Perhaps the best way to put all those petabytes in perspective is to look at what goes down in a single day. How much "stuff" happens on the Internet every 24 hours? Would you believe that 294 billion emails are sent? That 2 million blog posts are written? That 864,000 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube alone? The infographic below, courtesy of MBAonline.com, breaks it down even further. Are you surprised by the data wasteland we are generating each day? What's going to happen when the rest of the world gets online?"


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Mass. students among world's high achievers in math, science

Mass. students among world's high achievers in math, science | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Officials in Massachusetts credit reform efforts that started decades ago to direct more funds to urban schools, raise academic standards and establish a rigorous exit exam for the state's success in science and math.
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(STEM & Diversity) 75% of US scientists and engineers are white.

(STEM & Diversity) 75% of US scientists and engineers are white. | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

As demand grows for workers trained in science, technology, engineering and math, minorities are the untapped resource we must nurture. (...) - The Guardian, 2 June 2015, by Sophia Shaw


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Is Math a Feature of the Universe or a Feature of Human Creation? | Idea Channel | PBS - YouTube

Math is invisible. Unlike physics, chemistry, and biology we can't see it, smell it, or even directly observe it in the universe. And so that has made a lot ...

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Math is extremely useful, but is it real, or is it simply a figment of the human imagination? This fast, fun, smart video is an episode of PBS's Idea Channel. It's also part of the 10 Unanswered Science Questions series. There's lots of food for thought here, entertainingly introduced by host Mike Rugnetta, and this could easily be used in a classroom to spark discussion about math, science, or the philosophy of those fields.

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UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource

UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The World Library of Science aims to provide students with free access to the latest science information as well as a hub to connect with peers.

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E' on line la Biblioteca Mondiale delle Scienze

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UNESCO launches World Library of Science - Free Online Science Education Resource | @scoopit via @TDOttawa http://sco.lt/...

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Biblioteca de Ciencias UNESCO

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Microsoft: Minecraft will be used to teach kids about science and technology

Microsoft: Minecraft will be used to teach kids about science and technology | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"So earlier today Microsoft officially announced that they would be acquiring Mojang for an eye-watering $2.5 billion. Along with the acquisition, ..."


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How social media can support science and digital literacy — NOVA Next | PBS

How social media can support science and digital literacy — NOVA Next | PBS | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

'Given the pervasive use of social media among youth, educators are leveraging social media for positive learning environments that support digital literacy ...'


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PhET Simulations

PhET Simulations | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

Dont often Scoop Subject specific features but these are utterly astonishing. High quality simulations for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology and Maths.

 

Amazing  variety and variation within simulations. Models are chosen well eg Conservation of Energy from KE to PE is based on a skateboarder on a ramp. Options for this include energy transfer to Heat via friction. 

 

The electrical circuits model also allows you to explore pupil misconceptions with ideas such as pd and current

 

Many simulations also include graphical analysis and you can choose a range of ways to present the information

 

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Malachy Scullion's curator insight, May 8, 2014 8:16 AM

Wow - great interactive tools to explore Science.

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10 Science Stories That Changed The Way We Looked At World In 2013

10 Science Stories That Changed The Way We Looked At World In 2013 | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Looking for a recap of the top science news stories of 2013? You'll find lots of options out there, including this top 10 list and this top 25.

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