Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
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10 Reasons Why Schools Should Be Teaching Financial Literacy To Our Kids

10 Reasons Why Schools Should Be Teaching Financial Literacy To Our Kids | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
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Think for a moment at how much the concept of literacy has changed over the last decade. We have moved far beyond the idea of reading, writing, etc. into new worlds of literacy including digital, financial, media, information, cultural. Great challenges on the road ahead for teaching and learning.

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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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Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain

Why Identity and Emotion are Central To Motivating the Teen Brain | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
For years, common experience and studies have prescribed that humans learn best in their earliest years of life – when the brain is developing at its fastest. Recently, though, research has suggested that the period of optimal learning extends well into adolescence.

The flurry of new findings may force a total rethinking of how educators and parents nurture this vulnerable age group, turning moments of frustration into previously unseen opportunities for learning and academic excitement.

New evidence shows that the window for formative brain development continues into the onset of puberty, between ages 9 and 13, and likely through the teenage years, according to Ronald Dahl, professor of community health and human development at the University of California, Berkeley. Dahl spoke at a recent Education Writers Association seminar on motivation and engagement.

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A 13-Year-Old Made A Revolutionary Invention Out Of Legos And Now Intel Is Investing In His Company

A 13-Year-Old Made A Revolutionary Invention Out Of Legos And Now Intel Is Investing In His Company | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
VIDEO: An eighth grader is changing the world.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, February 19, 9:17 PM

Un niño de 13 años ha desarrollado con piezas de lego una impresora para textos en Braile e INTEL esta interesada en invertir en este invento. 

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The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It - @Edutopia

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It - @Edutopia | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Thanks to the wonders of neuroplasticity, adolescents are primed to improve their performance in school—and beyond. Here’s how to help.

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The Edvocate’s List of 68 Must-Read K-12 Teaching & Learning Blogs

The Edvocate’s List of 68 Must-Read K-12 Teaching & Learning Blogs | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
DE's Blog voted #2 in The Edvocates list of 68 must-read K-12 Teaching & Learning. https://t.co/Zc6h2a904t

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 15, 11:39 AM
Sadly, my little corner of the webiverse is not on the list (haha!) but what IS on the list is great stuff! From pedagogy to edtech to classroom management, everyone will find something useful from this list that will improve teaching practice - even those of us in school libraries! So much of what constitutes quality work in the classroom translated to our world quite nicely - bookmark your favorites!
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Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Flexible classroom seating invites collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking by helping students manage their physical energy and comfort as they learn on their own terms.

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20 Ways to Learn More Efficiently - InformED

20 Ways to Learn More Efficiently - InformED | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Are you currently enrolled in an online course, hoping to learn a new language, or planning to take up a musical instrument? Although we all have our own preferences when it comes to learning, the way the brain processes, stores, and retrieves information is the same for all of us, and the more you understand about how your brain works, the easier it will be to learn and improve in just about every area of your life.

So based on current research, here are 20 things you can do to make your learning more efficient.

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How to activate your brain's ability to learn

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Overlearning, or continuing to train a skill after you've already mastered it, may make it less likely to forget that skill when you acquire new ones.

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The Formula for Language Learning Success Infographic

The Formula for Language Learning Success Infographic Balancing all the elements of a global business isn’t easy, and a key element in the equation is communication. If your employees can’t communicate with their peers (or worse their customers) your business will fail. Proper language-learning... http://elearninginfographics.com/the-formula-for-language-learning-success-infographic/
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Preparing Teachers for a Project-Based World

Preparing Teachers for a Project-Based World | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

In the paper, Preparing Teachers for a Project-Based World, we explore how teacher preparation and professional learning can be aligned to–and modeled after–the types of deeper learning environments we also seek to create for students.

We share a vision for preparation and beginning teacher professional development–a vision that embraces the opportunity of personalized project-based learning (PBL) for all students. In the paper, we also focus on what a well-prepared PBL teacher should know and be able to do.

Drawing upon the expertise and leadership of PBL educators across the country, we share what an ideal preparation program and early career professional learning for teachers ought to look like if we want to develop high-quality PBL teachers

 

Download this 21-page booklet for free. -JL


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30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy -

30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy - | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Often confused with sympathy and compassion, empathy is, put simply, the ability to feel what another person is feeling. Unlike sympathy or compassion, empathy doesn’t require you to feel for  them, though it can lead to those emotions. Empathy, rather, is a starting point for understanding both ourselves and other people from the inside out.

"In “How To Teach Empathy,” Terry Heick said that “empathy is both a cause and effect of understanding, a kind of cognitive and emotional double helix that can create a bridge between classroom learning and ‘real life’ application.”

"Each of the following books in the collection we’ve created below were selected for the ability to provide an especially apt demonstration of, or opportunity to learn, empathy.


"Most literature, by design, promotes empathy with characters in stories, especially when told through a first-person narrator. Still, a book created expressly to showcase empathy can be an even more precise teaching tool. Though the list below tends towards K-8, there are many that would work well in a high school classroom as well.'


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Fake News, Alternative Facts and Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of Truth

Fake News, Alternative Facts and Librarians As Dedicated Defenders of Truth | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Let's be clear, there's no such thing as "alternative facts." The same fact can be used by different people to support alternativ

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Online Schools Growing Yet Reasons Students Choose Them Haven't Changed

Online Schools Growing Yet Reasons Students Choose Them Haven't Changed | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

The top reasons that students take the virtual route for school tend to fall into a few specific categories, which haven't changed in the two decades since online options first surfaced. A new report issued by the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning looks as what has influenced the pace of growth among students choosing to attend blended and online schools, as well as the number of such programs introduced or adopted by "traditional" districts."


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Now public k-12 schools are jumping in with blended and online schools, in addition to charter/private schools (primarily high schools, but not all)

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some recent views on developments in e-learning and blended learning
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Adult Learning Theories Every Instructional Designer Must Know Infographic

Adult Learning Theories Every Instructional Designer Must Know Infographic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Adult Learning Theories Every Instructional Designer Must Know Infographic To facilitate learning and be an effective Instructional Designer, you MUST understand how adults learn best. When creating any type of eLearning course, it is important to base the design on a good understanding of adult... http://elearninginfographics.com/adult-learning-theories-every-instructional-designer-must-know-infographic/
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Preparing learners’ mindsets for the online world

Preparing learners’ mindsets for the online world | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Be the same person on and offline. What you do when you think people are watching you is all about your reputation, but what you do when you think no one is watching you? Those decisions speak directly towards your character.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 16, 2:22 AM

Useful article with tips and links to information about digital citizenship and esafety.

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How ADHD Impacts Learning in Grade School Infographic

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How ADHD Impacts Learning in Grade School Infographic In grade school, increasing workloads can be hard for students to keep up with. For some kids, this is when symptoms of ADHD first become noticeable—and your child’s teacher may see signs before you do. Here are some ways ADHD impacts... http://elearninginfographics.com/adhd-impacts-learning-grade-school-infographic/
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What Is Competency-Based Learning?

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What Is Competency-Based Learning?

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Refocusing 21st Century learning with Competency-Based Education
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Bored Out of Their Minds - GES.Harvard

Bored Out of Their Minds - GES.Harvard | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Educators and scientists have yet to agree on a definition of boredom, let alone unearth its exact causes and cures in the classroom. The most exhaustive book on the subject to date, Boredom in the Classroom: Addressing Student Motivation, Self-Regulation, and Engagement in Learning, is 72 pages long. As Dean James Ryan recently wrote in Education Week, “Boredom ought to be considered much more seriously when thinking about ways to improve student outcomes. ... I would think it is in all of our interests at least to confront this stubborn fact of school rather than simply to accept boredom as inextricably linked to learning.”

“But the biggest shift we need,” Rose believes, is much more elemental. “We need to get away from thinking that the opposite of ‘bored’ is ‘entertained.’ It’s ‘engaged.’” It’s not about pumping cartoons and virtual reality games into the classroom, it’s about finding ways to make curriculum more resonant, personalized, and meaningful for every student. “Engagement is very meaningful at a neurological level, at a learning level, and a behavioral level. When kids are engaged, life is so much easier.”

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High graduation rates no guarantee kids are ready for college

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Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school grads who enrolled as freshmen at a CUNY community college in the fall of 2015 needed remedial help in math, reading and writing, the report found.

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30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy -

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30 Of The Best Books To Teach Children Empathy by TeachThought Staff Often confused with sympathy and compassion, empathy is, put simply, th

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The neuroscience of imagination - Andrey Vyshedskiy TED Talk #Brain

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-neuroscience-of-imagination-andrey-vyshedskiy Imagine, for a second, a duck teaching a French class.

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Cursive in the Classroom: What Else is Becoming Obsolete?

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Determining which concepts will be permanently left by the wayside is a challenge for many educators. What is becoming obsolete in the classroom?
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Hattie Effect Size 2016 Update

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Hattie effect size 2016 data. Discover John Hattie's latest effect size data. The major themes remain the same, but there are some interesting new findings.

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4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do -

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Making a shift from traditional forms of learning to PBL can be challenging. PBL can require a lot of prep work on the part of the teacher. But the gains in student engagement and achievement are immeasurable. Here are four steps to help you create a Project Based-Learning classroom.

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The Benefits of Peer Learning

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One of the concerns about peer learning is when students are teaching each other, there's always the chance they'll share incorrect information.

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Three Strategies to Power Your Self-Directed Learning

Three Strategies to Power Your Self-Directed Learning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The idea of school and college teaching you the skills you need to succeed is so laughable today that it is considered a joke among employers. This holds true even in an entry level job. People expect high-performers to constantly learn and improve outside of their formal education. Economic, information, and technological forces have come together to form an economy where agility commands more value than entrenchment.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 22, 7:12 AM

Some useful tips.