Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
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An exploration of the connections between research, learning theory, practice and the various constructs of literacy.
Curated by Dean J. Fusto
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Parents Weigh in on Screen Time Habits

Parents Weigh in on Screen Time Habits | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
As a developer of an educational application for mobile devices, I often find myself wondering how parents are adapting to the new paradigm presented by mobile gaming. There has always been a debate of good screen time versus bad screen time, but as more technology is being adapted into the home that debate has shifted

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 8, 2015 2:58 PM

The debate over screen time for our children not only continues, but is constantly changing.  Except in a few relatively isolated conclaves, no screen time is no longer an option, but limits on the amount of screen time is also becoming complicated since some screen time is quite beneficial.  The next few years are going to see an adjustment and accommodation that aims toward minimizing negative influences. -Lon 

Navya Wagle's curator insight, September 10, 2015 2:07 AM

very informative

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What Comes First: the Curriculum or the Technology? | Edudemic

What Comes First: the Curriculum or the Technology? | Edudemic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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Sharryn Cunningham's curator insight, February 11, 2015 7:39 PM

This issue tends to polarize teachers and parents, but I believe we can have both.

Sue Osborne's curator insight, February 12, 2015 5:43 PM

Curriculum. ALWAYS.

CTD Institute's curator insight, February 13, 2015 2:52 PM

 

Factors to consider: 1) how are students using technology @home?, 2) Is SAMR built-in? and 3) connect with other educators/tech profesisonals.

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Four ways academic libraries are adapting for the future

Four ways academic libraries are adapting for the future | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Has technology rendered the library obsolete? It doesn't seem so. Instead, centers for higher learning are finding ways to reinvigorate them ..."


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Why everyone should be able to read a map

Why everyone should be able to read a map | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
New research suggests that map reading is a dying skill in the age of the smartphone. Perish the thought, says Rob Cowen

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Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 2014 9:17 AM

this can explain why it is important to NOT always rely on technology. It is good to keep your brain active and the spatial awareness that comes with reading a map is invaluable

Dolors Cantacorps's curator insight, September 5, 2014 3:13 PM

Practiquem-ho a classe doncs!

Richard Thomas's curator insight, July 30, 2015 10:52 PM

Despite the gendered overtones of the article (that it's important for men to learn to read a map), this is some good advice, regardless of gender.  The vocabulary and concepts of maps can strengthen spatial cognition and geography awareness.  While GPS technology can help us in a pinch, relying primarily on a system that does not engage our navigation skills will weaken our ability to perform these functions.  While it intuitively makes sense, that the 'mental muscles' would atrophy when not used, it is a reminder that an overuse of geospatial technologies can be intellectually counterproductive.  So break out a trusty ol' map, but more importantly, be a part of the spatial decision-making process. 


Tags: mapping, spatial, technology, education.

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Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum Reading Strand

Technology for the Core – Apps and Tools for the Literacy Curriculum Reading Strand | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
3 Part Series offers a wealth of iPad Apps and Web Tools for the Common Core Literacy Curriculum’s Reading Strand Dr. Leslie Suter and Dr. Melissa Comer are

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Educate Massachusetts's curator insight, August 22, 2014 2:58 PM

Connecting the CCS to our business development strategy and mission of promoting education practices that work.

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The evolution of computers in the classroom

The evolution of computers in the classroom | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The proliferation of tablets maybe the most revolutionary addition of technology in the classroom, but the path was paved with other tools. PostTV took a detailed look at some of the milestones in classroom technology from the past several decades:

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 2014 4:54 AM

I've lived this timeline. Tablets are another stop on the Oregon Trail of Tech I've seen come and go.  


Indeed, tablets are so two hours ago... I'm surprised this timeline misses a little development called mobile learnig. 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 1, 2014 5:41 PM

This is an interesting time line and history. Where innovations in digital technologies were spaced out over years now impactful ones are emerging yearly. Somehow the pace does not seem to be slowing. What that means in School is an important and ongoing question.

 

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Training Aspirants's curator insight, August 7, 2014 5:06 AM

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The best science and technology podcasts - Telegraph

The best science and technology podcasts - Telegraph | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The best science and technology podcasts, from astrology for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton (New On Pocket: The best science and technology podcasts http://t.co/C4pgqVyDVV)...

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The Power Of Innovation And Technology To Change The World: An Inside Look ... - Forbes

The Power Of Innovation And Technology To Change The World: An Inside Look ... - Forbes | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

In a recent in-depth interview with Kathy Calvin of the United Nations Foundation, Elaine Weidman-Grunewald of Ericsson, Kate James of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Pete Cashmore of Mashable, Henry Timms of 92Y and Sigrid Kaag of UNDP, we discussed the creation, purpose, vision and global impact of the Social Good Summit—a three-day conference where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. Held during UN Week from September 22-24 at the 92nd St. Y in New York, the Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our world’s greatest challenges. Read the full interview below.


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3 Generations Answer Same Question About What They Did For Fun as a Kid //

"Our relationship with nature is disappearing. That is what we found out when we talked to 3 generations and asked them one simple question: "What did you like to do for fun as a kid?"

At Nature Valley, we believe childhood belongs in nature. Join us on our mission to pass on the joy of nature to the next generation. #RediscoverNature"...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is5W6GxAI3c 


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For a subset of articles related to Screen Time in the EdPsych/Tech collection check out: http://www.scoop.it/t/educational-psychology-technology?q=screen+time 

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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 1, 2015 3:27 PM

For a subset of articles related to Screen Time in the EdPsych/Tech collection check out: http://www.scoop.it/t/educational-psychology-technology?q=screen+time 

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Technology in the classroom… don’t get overwhelmed...

Technology in the classroom… don’t get overwhelmed... | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Technology in the classroom… don’t get overwhelmed - start here.


This post was written by Evan Wolkenstein, a ClassDojo Thought Partner who blogs regularly at magnetiCClassroom.com and tweets at evanwolkenstein.

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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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8 Important Questions About Technology and Learning | Edudemic

8 Important Questions About Technology and Learning | Edudemic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
There are so many different challenges that technology integration in the classroom presents teachers. From budgets to hesitant parents to broken devices and totally re-vamping your lesson plans and constantly tweaking with lots of trial and error. It can be fun, hugely rewarding, and a big giant headache, too. But just because it can be …

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 31, 2014 10:49 AM

This post links to a video by Paul Hamilton, Technology in Education. In this 4 minute video Hamilton asks 8 questions that we may want to share with our community, be it our staff, our parents, or the broader community, to begin a dialogue that is lacking in many school districts. Three of the questions he raises are below. Take the time to click through to the post to read the other 5, and if possible find the time to watch this video.

* What do we ant technology to do in schools?

* Are we asking the right questions about technology, learning, and schools?

* Is the way we are using technology now turning our students 'off' to the people and the world around them?

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TWCLibrary's curator insight, September 1, 2014 1:41 AM

good article tied along with a video exploring the good but also challenging aspects of integrating technology in schools

N Kaspar's curator insight, September 2, 2014 12:30 PM

Great conversation starters.

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Parents feel left behind by the accelerating pace of technology

Parents feel left behind by the accelerating pace of technology | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
They also wish that schools would make more effort with tech homework assignments that could include parents, and bring them and kids together in...

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 7, 2014 3:54 PM

No need to feel that you are being left behind. Get down to your library and we can explain it all. @SLS Guernseyeven runs courses for you to learn how to keep up. 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 8, 2014 9:50 PM

The pace of digital technology change is such that everyone is being left behind. It is important to develop skills which allow adaptation rather than mastery. The object is not to understand one type of digital technology, but to have skills that allow us to move from one to another as they emerge and work together.

 

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, August 9, 2014 8:40 AM

One of our biggest goals and challenges is excellent communication with and engagement of parents. Let's not leave them behind!

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Visual Assessment Guide « rossparker.org

Visual Assessment Guide « rossparker.org | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"What started last year as a Self Assessment Guide, has been reworked into a more general tool for assessment. This new guide is suitable for teacher, peer or self assessment and also offers a visual map of what we want students to learn (with highlighting of which concepts are most important). Although still ICT specific, this guide could be adapted to any subject by changing the attributes and keywords."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 30, 2014 8:33 PM

Check out this revised assessment tool from Ross Parker. In the post he shares his experience with using this for a year and the awareness that the tool was not as functional as he had hoped. In brief, he has made four shifts.

1. Taking a tool designed for self assessment and realizing that the same time used throughout the year gets old quickly. Therefore, it is redesigned to "more general, useful for teachers and peers to use."

2. A shift from strands (high level learning outcomes), to attributes (which allows the tool to be used by students over many years as their knowledge and skills grow).

3. A move away from levels or grades to a focus on ways of learning.

4. Allowing students to determine levels rather than assigning them based on personal view.

Last year this tool was well received and this new version brings it up to a new level. Consider using this with students and perhaps have them keep a copy of it asking them to review it later on in the school year. You can download a pdf version of the tool from the website.

niftyjock's curator insight, June 1, 2014 6:22 PM

great evaluation tool

SueFoS's curator insight, June 1, 2014 8:47 PM

Interesting way to approach self-assessment in vocational areas. Could be adapted easily

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Where In The World Do The Most Young People Use Technology? - Edudemic

Where In The World Do The Most Young People Use Technology? - Edudemic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
At first, I figured that the results of this study would be pretty obvious. First world countries with large populations and higher birth rates would be at the top of the list.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 20, 2013 9:33 PM

What do you think? Do you believe the results are obvious? If so, you may be surprised. Learn about the "digital natives" in the following areas:

* Who they are

* The top ten countries by percentage

* The young and connected

* Future trends

This infographic could be used to begin a discussion with students by asking what they think? What is the age range for a digital native? Which countries have the most digital natives? What does it mean to be young and connected? What do they think the future holds?

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:27 PM

What do you know about digital natives?

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: 5 Things Learners Expect From Their Educators

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: 5 Things Learners Expect From Their Educators | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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More and more in recent years, we've started referring to the kids in our classes as "learners" rather than "students." It began unintentionally but became more and more frequent. We gradually realized that the relationship between learner and educator is not always the same as between student and teacher.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:31 PM

Do you think of the children in your class as learners or students? Do you think of yourself as a teacher or an educator? And how do you define these words: learner, student, teacher, educator. This post explores how the word learner differs from the word student. One statement in the post "The word "learner" suggests an open-mindedness and a self-initiation. The word "student," however, implies a hierarchy. It defines a status, where one is the instructor and the other is the pupil."

If we view our classroom as individuals whom are learners then what is the role of the educator? The five ideas listed below are explored:

* Expertise
* Clearly delineated goals

* Mentorship

* Feedback

* Deftness with necessary tools

The first post in this series (of two) explored '5 Things Students Expect from their Teacher'  was scooped here). This post continues the dialogue and may provide you with some new insights into how you view yourself in your classroom this year...food for though.