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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(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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(Ed. Research)Data on what does/doesn't work in ed reform

(Ed. Research)Data on what does/doesn't work in ed reform | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Dr. John Hattie, a professor and researcher at the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education, looks to the data to decide which reforms to keep and which to toss. 

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Based on Research: Inspiring Progress Toward Learning Goals

Based on Research: Inspiring Progress Toward Learning Goals | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
By teaching students to monitor their thinking during learning by setting goals, applying strategies, reflecting, and adjusting, teachers will help them improve their learning ability.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 22, 2015 8:36 PM

Research on how our brains work is paying off .. In all the right ways.

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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.
Gust MEES's curator insight, March 31, 2015 6:52 PM


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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10 Research Studies Supporting the Benefits of Flipped Learning

10 Research Studies Supporting the Benefits of Flipped Learning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

Have you ever come across statements online, or overheard people in dialogue, claiming that there is just no evidence supporting the effectiveness of flipped learning?


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 31, 2015 2:51 PM

From a range of institutions, research finds flipped learning helps  all types of students, too.

CECI Jean-François's curator insight, March 11, 2015 2:59 AM

Des études qui montrent que la pédagogie inversée permet d'accroitre l'engagement et les résultats des élèves...

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 15, 2015 4:40 PM

Pour ceux et celles qui sont encore sceptiques par rapport aux classes inversées.

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Why Isn't Academic Research Free to Everyone?

Why Isn't Academic Research Free to Everyone? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Scholarly articles, filled with indubitable knowledge and analysis, only exist for the general public behind pricey paywalls. So one lecturer is advocating for them to be free of charge.

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Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Researchers hope that being able to accurately measure how well students resist digital temptations will help them learn about how "academic diligence" features in later life success.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 19, 2014 9:15 PM

In the 1960s Stanford psychologist Walter Mischel and colleagues created an experiment, the "marshmellow test" to measure self-control in preschoolers. Would they eat one mini--marshmellow right away or would they wait 15 minutes to eat two mini-marshmellows?

Fast forward about 50 years and researchers have come up with a new "test that challenges the willpower of schoolkids to resist the brain-candy of today’s digital distractions — the YouTube videos, Instagram and mobile gaming apps like Angry Birds."

Why try to measure self-control. Researchers hope that it "will advance their studies of ways to improve academic perseverance in students."

Learn more about the original "marshmellow test" and this new test in the thought-provoking post. Additional areas that are discussed include:

* Road-testing the test

* Staying on task

* Different takes on willpower and grit

* A debate over drudgery

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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 7, 2014 9:37 PM

Did you know that the Common Core standards do not require students to learn to write in cursive, but they do require that students become proficient at keyboarding? Recent research is showing that it is important for students to write in cursive. Why?

Quoting from the article:

“When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated,” said Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris. “There is a core recognition of the gesture in the written word, a sort of recognition by mental simulation in your brain.

There are some states that are still requiring cursive. One wonders if this new research will lead to a shift in Common Core standards.

Click through to the article for additional information.

Kimberly House's curator insight, June 15, 2014 1:35 PM

I am so happy to see this article. Both keyboarding and handwriting are essential skills. One cannot replace the other. There are critical connections that happen in the handwriting process (as shown in Beth's comment). These connections help with not only spelling but the flow of writing. 

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A guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities

A guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities, produced by the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog

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"How To Do Research" Game

"How To Do Research" Game | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
"How To Do Research" game is presented by Kentucky Virtual Library. It's designed for kids to learn how to do research independently with kids-friendly user experience. Did you know that you can ac...

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 24, 2014 12:37 PM

A Game for the children :)

Lotte Schacht's curator insight, September 14, 2014 7:09 AM

Great stuff.

larcher's curator insight, October 19, 2014 11:07 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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Student Designed Infographics: Process & Products

Student Designed Infographics: Process & Products | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

Last year my students designed infographics for the first time. I enjoyed the process and the products. It was a fun strategy to teach my students crucial research skills while encouraging them to think creatively about how to visually communicate information.


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, December 10, 2013 7:19 AM

Great examples of how students can visually represent ideas - much better than a PowerPoint slide

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:13 AM

Reading graphic text, creating graphic text - research and project based learning

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, December 10, 2013 4:12 PM

Infographics could be used in Digital Storytelling. . .

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Interdisciplinary research by the numbers

Interdisciplinary research by the numbers | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
An analysis reveals the extent and impact of research that bridges disciplines.

 

Interdisciplinary work is considered crucial by scientists, policymakers and funders — but how widespread is it really, and what impact does it have? Scholars say that the concept is complex to define and measure, but efforts to map papers by the disciplines of the journals they appear in and by their citation patterns are — tentatively — revealing the growth and influence of interdisciplinary research. (...) - Nature, by Richard Van Noorden, 16 September 2015


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How to Ensure that Making Leads to Learning

How to Ensure that Making Leads to Learning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Making is clearly an engaging activity for students. But are they actually learning anything? Annie Murphy Paul presents a compelling case based on cognitive research.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 31, 2015 6:31 PM

The article discusses  how to deal with  cognitive load, failure and creating a maker environment where learning occurs...

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(Research) 9 myths about improving student achievement

(Research) 9 myths about improving student achievement | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

According to Dr. John Hattie, a professor and researcher at Melbourne's Graduate School of Education, research and detailed statistical examination can determine which teaching methods actually improve student achievement..


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Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, June 27, 2015 10:11 AM

Hattie's meta-analysis of 15 years of research revealed 9 myths regarding factors that increase student achievement.  Some of these are unpopular with teachers, like reducing class size, but using the effect size criteria of more than 1 year of growth in a year reveals practices we need to abandon.

Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 12:14 PM

Interesting facts and myths that may surprise you

Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 5:59 PM

Hattie's meta-analysis of 15 years of research revealed 9 myths regarding factors that increase student achievement.  

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New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
New research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.

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Report: To Unlock Potential of Ed Tech, Use a 'Closed-Loop' Instructional Approach -- THE Journal

Report: To Unlock Potential of Ed Tech, Use a 'Closed-Loop' Instructional Approach -- THE Journal | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
A new report from the World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting Group finds skills gaps in language arts, math science, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and curiosity among a range of countries and income levels and suggests that technology could help address the issue.

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James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, March 19, 2015 9:43 AM

For those interested, a primer on the "Closed Loop" instructional approach.  Many are using this approach already but may not be calling it as such.

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This Is Your Brain On Games - InformED

This Is Your Brain On Games - InformED | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"The past year has illuminated many things about the way the brain works, including how it responds to games. It is now erroneous to conflate ten hours of Super Mario with minor head trauma. We know that you won’t go blind if you’re looking for coins and bananas and rings on a screen all day. Your motivation and attention span will remain intact no matter what level you reach in Skyrim. In fact, the very latest science is telling us the exact opposite of what we thought all along: video games actually increase brain function."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 29, 2015 9:35 PM

Brain research now shows that action video games impact "brain plasticity, learning, attention, and vision." What does this mean? That video games may make the brain bigger, as in increasing brain volume.

Along with information on how video games may make the brain "bigger, better, faster, stronger" the post also shares information on "using the neuroscience of games to boost learning" and "how to ditch your biases."

A number of studies are quoted in the post with links to additional information.

luc taesch's curator insight, February 7, 2015 6:23 AM

game your biais away ! #antifragile #agile

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Multitasking while studying is not the best habit, research says

Multitasking while studying is not the best habit, research says | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

Two high school students in Portland, Ore., presented the results of their research, which analyzed the productivity of teens while multi-tasking, to the American Academy of Pediatrics in San Diego.


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 28, 2014 5:16 PM

I'm not surprised! The students analyzed about 400 teens. They confirmed that around "85 percent of students perform best without distractions."

Sabrina Li's curator insight, November 4, 2014 12:40 AM

Interesting article that summarizes some research and adds their own to the subject of studying with/without distractions. They found interestingly that 15% of students do better with distractions (such as email/music). A lot of it seems to center around finding out what works best for you, though keep in mind most people take 4x longer to complete a task and are 3x more likely to make errors while multitasking

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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2014 2:30 AM

Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 4, 2014 4:23 PM

An interesting study from the EdX people on using videos in an online course. 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 6, 2014 12:49 AM

Good to know.

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Information Literacy Theory - Information Literacy - LibGuides at City University London

Information Literacy Theory - Information Literacy - LibGuides at City University London | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
This guide has a dual purpose. It is a subject guide for those interested in IL as part of studying Library & Information Management. It also outlines why IL is important for staff & students and what support the Library can offer at City Overview of theory for IL practitioners

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Anita Vance's curator insight, April 20, 2014 7:49 AM

Thank you Elizabeth, this a good visual for guiding the development of skillful searching.

Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, May 3, 2014 11:07 AM
ANCIL: A New Curriculum for Information Literacy.
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9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching

JOLT - Journal of Online Learning and Teaching | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

A lot has been written about the digital native since the coining of the term about ten years ago. A lot of what has been originally written by the digital native has been taken as common sense and has been repeated many times in many educational contexts, but until recently the true nature of the digital native has not been explored. Because the myth of the digital native is still alive and well, this article aims to examine the findings that have come out of recent research with regard to digital natives and their true nature, as well as turn a critical gaze onto the assumptions, taken as common sense knowledge, of what the characteristics of digital natives are.

Keywords: Digital Natives, Research, Characteristics, Technology, Availability, Usage

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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
'The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain.

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Gary Faust's curator insight, August 30, 2013 8:53 PM

In experience creativity seems to be volitional not physiological, now there is some science to counteract this socially accepted point of view. 

Regis Elo's comment, September 18, 2013 7:01 PM
Sorry again for the delay.thankx for your comments. I add that it seems coherent to agree with both of you Kathy and Louise , inclueing the possibility to care about the individual self-consciousness and empathy as a specific human condition to be eternally unsatisfied WITHOUT SPIRITUALITY?....IT'S BEYOND! i guess
Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's comment, September 19, 2013 1:18 PM
Thanks for the comments.