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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
Thanks to guest writer Krisca C. Te for working with me to develop this feature post on the importance of financial literacy education for our high school an

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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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Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them? A matter of semantics

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them? A matter of semantics | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Half the picture of student success is something other than academic. So why can't someone come up with a better name for them?

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, June 1, 3:28 PM

"Basically we're trying to explain student success educationally or in the labor market with skills not directly measured by standardized tests," says Martin West, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. "The problem is, you go to meetings and everyone spends the first two hours complaining and arguing about semantics."

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Over 180 MOOCs and Courses Coming Up in the Month of June 2015

Over 180 MOOCs and Courses Coming Up in the Month of June 2015 | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

“List of over 100 MOOCs and Online Courses coming up in the month of June 2015.”


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Tony Guzman's curator insight, June 1, 9:39 AM

This is a list of over 180 MOOCs available in the month of June from multiple sources. Enjoy!

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11 Must-See Lessons from TED Ed

11 Must-See Lessons from TED Ed | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Via TED Ed Short animated lessons you’ll love, from atomic structure to the science of stage fright (and how to overcome it).
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The Power of Personalized Learning for School Improvement

The Power of Personalized Learning for School Improvement | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Personalized learning is on the rise in the American classroom, but let’s be honest: much of the interest has been driven by hope, wishful thinking, and platitudes about the needs of “digital natives.”But now, with over half a decade of on-the-ground...
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37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading

37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”


― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons


These are powerful words, and they speak to the power of reading to open doors to empathy, adventure, and learning. A love of reading doesn't happen automatically though. It needs to be nurtured and guided until it flourishes into a well-read, well-rounded human being.


That's why we put together a presentation of some of our favorite ways to help kids learn to love reading, gathered from the contributions of Edutopia's educators and parents.


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Marisa Martinez's curator insight, May 28, 11:26 AM

Encourage children to love to read!

Anita Vance's curator insight, May 31, 4:35 PM

Here are some old ideas to remember and some new ones to try.

Anita Vance's curator insight, May 31, 4:36 PM

Lots of ideas - some old ones to remember and new ones to tryll

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Summer Professional Development With MOOCs

Summer Professional Development With MOOCs | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Summer is a great time for teachers to enroll in a MOOC, a "Massive Open Online Course." Matt Davis has compiled a list of a few summer courses to consider.
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How Seventh Graders Can Learn (and Teach) Robotics

How Seventh Graders Can Learn (and Teach) Robotics | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
A few months ago I left Nashville to implement the hands-on robotics projects my team and I created at Discover Create Advance (DCA). I worked with a group of 7th graders at East Bay Innovation Academy, a charter school in Oakland, California.
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What is Adaptive Learning?

What is Adaptive Learning? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
It's that time of the week to further our understanding of educational technology by learning the industry's  'jargon.' Let's add another term to our edtech vocab, and for this week, it's Adaptive Learning.

Adaptive learning implements a more dynamic set of learning paths compared to a standard 'static' curriculum. The defining detail of adaptive learning is that it's data-driven.
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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 6:12 PM
It's that time of the week to further our understanding of educational technology by learning the industry's  'jargon.' Let's add another term to our edtech vocab, and for this week, it's Adaptive Learning.

Adaptive learning implements a more dynamic set of learning paths compared to a standard 'static' curriculum. The defining detail of adaptive learning is that it's data-driven.
NikolaosKourakos's curator insight, May 26, 3:15 AM

its sounds good

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The Importance of Maker Education for Girls

The Importance of Maker Education for Girls | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
As the director of a maker lab at Castilleja School, an independent all-girls school for grades 6-12, I, along with my team, have witnessed dramatic changes in skills and confidence that can occur when we give young women not only the opportunity ...
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Researchers Examine Impact of Emerging Technologies on Education

Researchers Examine Impact of Emerging Technologies on Education | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Various studies conducted by universities across the U.S. shed light on approaches to incorporating tech in teaching and learning.

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The Problem with Using Personality Tests for Hiring

The Problem with Using Personality Tests for Hiring | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"If your hiring process relies primarily on interviews, reference checks, and personality tests, you are choosing to use a process that is significantly less effective than it could be."


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Bob Corlett's curator insight, August 28, 2014 10:51 AM

Extensive research has been done on the ability of various hiring methods and measures to actually predict job performance ... but nobody seems to have read the research. .

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Learning concept map

Learning concept map | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Various learning theories and concepts with an interactive learning mind map ..."


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10 Things to Know about Twitter Hashtags * Teacher Tech * by Alice Keeler

10 Things to Know about Twitter Hashtags * Teacher Tech * by Alice Keeler | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
I notice that some teachers I chat with are confused about how hashtags work. Here is my basic guide to hashtags.

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8 Questions to Ask When Designing STEM for Girls (EdSurge News)

8 Questions to Ask When Designing STEM for Girls (EdSurge News) | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
My colleague and I walked into a room filled with a dozen fifth-grade girls snacking on pretzels and huddling around a LEGO robot they had named Kitty. Two of them were laughing about the goggles they had made out of robot wheels, while another small group crowded around a laptop to program wheel rotations. The rest attempted to drive Kitty through what looked like an obstacle course.

It was our first glimpse into life as mentors for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington's LEGO League, a competition that combines programming LEGO Mindstorms robots, team project planning, and creative problem solving to get kids excited about science and technology.

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An historical summary of federal involvement in education


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 30, 4:09 PM

In order to understand the current tension between federal, state, and local policies and funding of education, it is important to look at the historical role of the federal government in education.

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Dale Dougherty, Father of the Maker movement talks about breaking rules, erasers & building a learning culture (EdSurge News)

Dale Dougherty, Father of the Maker movement talks about breaking rules, erasers & building a learning culture (EdSurge News) | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

by Betsy Corcoran


"Making represents the kind of informal learning that happens mostly outside of school. Part of me didn't want to see it in school because it would lose its magic if it was to become defined as curriculum. I want making to flourish as something we do because we discover it and love to do it -- not because we are forced to do it. I've also come to think that rather than having making fit into school, we should transform our schools so that this kind of informal learning is given greater emphasis and so-called formal learning de-emphasized. 

"Certainly, I would like more and more young people to have the opportunity to become makers, and having makerspaces in schools and library seems like the best way to reach more of them. I've been excited by the progress I'm seeing. I have to say that making is the only thing in education that is getting adopted as the result of grassroots initiatives. It's bottom-up, not top-down. 

"I believe that one of the lasting impacts of the maker movement is to transform our education system, replacing a standardized curriculum and testing with learn-by-doing experiential learning. Kids will lead the way, saying "I don't learn the way they are teaching." That's how the next generation will learn that they have the freedom to become productive and creative."


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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

“ The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.”


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Amy Burns's curator insight, May 27, 6:40 AM

Helpful infographic for assessment planning.

Minerva Bueno's curator insight, May 30, 10:38 AM

añada su visión ...

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20 Free Tools for Teachers: Videos, Guides, and Printables!

20 Free Tools for Teachers: Videos, Guides, and Printables! | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Anytime, anywhere, teachers like to have plenty of resources to pick from to help them create great classroom experiences to engage their students. We’ve got some wonderful content-packed free tools for teachers to explore.
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 26, 10:32 AM

Here are some great links to try if you haven't already used any of these. You cannot have too many ideas like these!

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Avoiding "Learned Helplessness" | eSkills | Curation

Avoiding "Learned Helplessness" | eSkills | Curation | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Curate and Create Learning Resources


If we want to have students seek out other information from sources other than the teacher, then we must make sure those resources are available. Many teachers using the flipped classroom approach already have created or found these kinds of resources. However, think broadly about the word resource.


People are resources, texts are resources, and community organizations are resources -- to name just a few categories. We have to be comfortable not always knowing the answer, and instead suggesting we find the answer together through the vast amount of learning resources that we have at our disposal.


Try curating these resources before, during, and after a unit. Work with students as well to create a culture where the answers are everywhere.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 25, 5:33 PM
Curate and Create Learning Resources


If we want to have students seek out other information from sources other than the teacher, then we must make sure those resources are available. Many teachers using the flipped classroom approach already have created or found these kinds of resources. However, think broadly about the word resource.


People are resources, texts are resources, and community organizations are resources -- to name just a few categories. We have to be comfortable not always knowing the answer, and instead suggesting we find the answer together through the vast amount of learning resources that we have at our disposal.


Try curating these resources before, during, and after a unit. Work with students as well to create a culture where the answers are everywhere.


Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 26, 1:51 PM

Great Article!

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Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

A review of James Palfrey's new book 'BiblioTech,' and the culturally critical role libraries play.


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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, 8:36 PM

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

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My Tricks for Using Minecraft to Motivate Your Class

My Tricks for Using Minecraft to Motivate Your Class | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
What motivates students? I’m continually asking myself this question. I can now say I’ve found my answer: Minecraft. "Why play Minecraft in school?" is a question others often ask me. For me, the answer is simple.
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(Infographic) Interviewing Candidates: Concept & Logic

(Infographic) Interviewing Candidates: Concept & Logic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Concept and Logic Behind Typical Interview Questions

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Patricia D. Sadar - Leadership Strength Coach's curator insight, January 16, 3:13 PM

I agree that most of the interview question goals are to find out:

 

1.  Can you do the job/are you within our salary range

2.  Are you professional

3.  Are you are the right for the department and organizational culture

 

After you read the article, do you have other interview questions you wondered why that question was asked?

 

If so, we would love to hear from you!

---If you have any questions, comments, or best practices about careers or leadership…I am on it!  My goal is to share thoughts, tools, and inspriation to help you leverage your strengths, and help you achieve your goals!  I am grateful and so fortuante to travel the world as a speaker and coach.  I get to work with some of the best in class organizations, and I love to pass along lessons I learn from you to others.

 

Until next time....PS - Live on Purpose!