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Kids React To Old Computers. And It’s Brilliant.

Kids React To Old Computers. And It’s Brilliant. | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Kids React To Old Computers. And It’s Brilliant. Computers didn’t use to be the little wonder-devices that we know them as today. We tend to think of the evolution of computers in terms of size,...
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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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How to Educate Boys - New York Times

How to Educate Boys - New York Times | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Readers discuss if and how schools should address the differences in how boys and girls learn.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 3, 7:46 PM

I think we should consider that each person learns differently. Although gender can influence learning, it is not the only influence. We need Schools that are not based on industrial age models.

 

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46 Innovation Conferences for 2015

46 Innovation Conferences for 2015 | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Some of these events are well-known on the innovation circuit. Several of them may be unexpected. All of them will leave you inspired and prepared to continue down a path of successful innovation.

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Kids and Family Reading Report

Kids and Family Reading Report | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
A national survey of children and their parents exploring attitudes and behaviors around reading

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, March 2, 4:20 PM

A report well worth reading.

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Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Browse a list of resources, articles, videos, and links for exploring the connection between education and neuroscience.

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The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning

The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
What is ‘gamification’ and how can it help you to design great elearning? Check The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning to find out more!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 28, 1:18 PM

Great tips here! 

HC's curator insight, March 1, 5:00 PM

"The first rule of great gamified eLearning is: learner centricity."

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A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

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Amy Burns's curator insight, February 26, 6:39 AM

Interesting take on factors contributing to student motivation.

 

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Why Technology Alone Won't Reform Education

Why Technology Alone Won't Reform Education | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
In this interview Dr. Chavan discusses why technology is not the solution to reforming education and how our linear education systems need to be reinvented.

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Joan Nichols's curator insight, February 25, 12:01 PM

Interesting perspective on technology and education reform.  A great illustration of the challenges leading change in education that my colleagues and co-authors of #HittingtheEducationBullseye experienced first-hand.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, February 26, 8:31 PM

¿Por qué la tecnología, por sí sola, no es la solución para reformar la educación?
Excelente material. 

hotnicey's curator insight, February 28, 6:28 AM

Technology is only an instructional material for enhancing instruction in the classroom.

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16 of the Best Financial Literacy Resources for 2015 | Edudemic

16 of the Best Financial Literacy Resources for 2015 | Edudemic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

Money is a necessary tool & can lead its untrained users into negative situations. So why then isn't financial literacy a requirement in more US schools?


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The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

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The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

A decent working definition of intrinsic motivation is “motivation that stems directly from an action rather than a reward.” Dr. Richard Ryan and Edward Deci explain in their Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations: Classic Definitions & New Directions.

“Intrinsic motivation is defined as the doing of an activity for its inherent satisfaction rather than for some separable consequence. When intrinsically motivated, a person is moved to act for the fun or challenge entailed rather than because of external products, pressures, or rewards….In Self-Determination Theory, we distinguish between different types of motivation based on the different reason or goals that give rise to an action. The most basic distinction is between intrinsic motivation, which refers to doing something because it is inherently interesting or enjoyable, and extrinsic motivation, which refers to doing something because it leads to a separable outcome. Extrinsic motivation thus contrasts with intrinsic motivation, which refers to doing an activity simply for the enjoyment of the activity itself, rather than its instrumental value.”

Put another way, if a student studies for a test to make a qualifying grade to play for the basketball team, that would be an example of extrinsic motivation. Another example? Studying to “get good grades.” And as you probably know by now, its polar opposite, intrinsic motivation, is the more powerful of the two, though not necessarily more common.

In the following video, Daniel Pink explores the incredible impact of intrinsic motivation on performance, innovation, and the way we learn. While he frames the idea around “business,” he is clearly discussing learning and performance, which is why we’re all here, yes?

 


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Sharrock's curator insight, February 20, 8:43 AM


Kyle Pearce • 2 years ago writes: "we've all heard teachers say that their students lack "intrinsic motivation" without realizing that our delivery of course content is a huge factor in whether we will ever see students motivated intrinsically."

Tony Meehan's curator insight, February 20, 4:11 PM

As @DanielPink says, this is something which has been proven time and time again and has been written about at least since the early 90s by @alfiekohn. Rewards (or extrinsic motivators) kill the creative instinct or the natural intrinsic motivation we have to learn and to love learning for itself.  We have to find what it is that pupils are interested in, awaken a passion in them for learning and work with them from that point.  The world we live in now is far less certain but far more exciting.  We have no idea what will happen in five, 10, 20 years (as @SirKenRobinson said about 10 years ago) that we need to foster creativity and the capacity to think way, way outside the box. That requires we stop churning out rewards to pupils in the hope that they will be masters of their own learning.  How much more proof is needed to demonstrate that rewards don't work? The reward is in the learning. We educators have to make learning rewarding.


In SCHOOLS we need to develop in our learners:

"Autonomy: the urge to direct our own lives

Mastery: the desire to get better and better at something that matters

Purpose: the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves"


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Stop Wanting Your Kids To Be Happy | KQED

Stop Wanting Your Kids To Be Happy | KQED | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Most parents say they just want their kids to be happy adults. Erica Reischer says that's a mistake.

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8 Great TED Talks to Watch with Your Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great TED Talks to Watch with Your Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, February 20, 8:00 AM

Wow, #futureofLearning in inspired action...

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4 fresh ideas for teaching digital citizenship sooner

4 fresh ideas for teaching digital citizenship sooner | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Kids are immersed in technology from a very young age. So why do digital citizenship courses focus on middle school and above?
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What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains

What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Getty Neuroscience may seem like an advanced subject of study, perhaps best reserved for college or even graduate school. Two researchers from Temple

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Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics ~ U.S. National Academy of Sciences ~ Scott Freeman, et. al.

Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics ~ U.S. National Academy of Sciences ~ Scott Freeman, et. al. | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
To test the hypothesis that lecturing maximizes learning and course performance, we metaanalyzed 225 studies that reported data on examination scores or failure rates when comparing student performance in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses under traditional lecturing versus active learning. The effect sizes indicate that on average, student performance on examinations and concept inventories increased by 0.47 SDs under active learning (n = 158 studies), and that the odds ratio for failing was 1.95 under traditional lecturing (n = 67 studies). These results indicate that average examination scores improved by about 6% in active learning sections, and that students in classes with traditional lecturing were 1.5 times more likely to fail than were students in classes with active learning. Heterogeneity analyses indicated that both results hold across the STEM disciplines, that active learning increases scores on concept inventories more than on course examinations, and that active learning appears effective across all class sizes—although the greatest effects are in small (n ≤ 50) classes. Trim and fill analyses and fail-safe n calculations suggest that the results are not due to publication bias. The results also appear robust to variation in the methodological rigor of the included studies, based on the quality of controls over student quality and instructor identity. This is the largest and most comprehensive metaanalysis of undergraduate STEM education published to date. The results raise questions about the continued use of traditional lecturing as a control in research studies, and support active learning as the preferred, empirically validated teaching practice in regular classrooms.

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INFOGRAPHIC: A Map of the Literary Genres

INFOGRAPHIC: A Map of the Literary Genres | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
According to the fine folks at Pop Chart Labs, there's a theory that genres exist for the benefit of bookstores and at the expense of readers. Similar to a Las Vegas casino, booksellers manipulate ...

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Schools, STEAM professionals interact online

Schools, STEAM professionals interact online | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Interactive online sessions will excite students and open opportunities Schools in Porterville Unified, Long Beach Unified, and Oakland Unified school districts in the Linked Learning Alliance are receiving full access to Nepris— a cloud-based...
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Southern Oregon elementary school will change harsh consequences for tardiness after Facebook post prompts widespread complaints

Southern Oregon elementary school will change harsh consequences for tardiness after Facebook post prompts widespread complaints | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
School officials said their practice of separating students behind a cardboard shield during lunch "was never intended to isolate or stigmatize students." But that was exactly what it looked like to parents, grandparents and anyone on Facebook who saw the photo of little Hunter, dejected behind a screen as his classmates eat together at a nearby table.

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5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014 - NPR (blog)

5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014 - NPR (blog) | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Lessons from a handful of the most-viewed papers from the American Educational Research Association last year.
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A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand | TeachThought

A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand | TeachThought | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
A Learning Typology: 7 Ways We Come To Understand

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 26, 7:25 AM

The learning typology can be found and developed within your 21st Century teaching and learning environments. 

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Many Parents Aren't Sold On Later School Start Times For Teens - NPR (blog)

Many Parents Aren't Sold On Later School Start Times For Teens - NPR (blog) | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Just half of parents say schools should start later so teenagers can get more sleep, a survey found. But most of the parents also weren't aware that pediatricians have called for a start of 8:30 a.m.

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RJ Lavallee's curator insight, February 22, 5:12 PM

Further illustration on how hard it is to get scientifically sound parenting info into the hands of those who need it: parents.

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10 Must Read Books on The 21st Century Literacies

10 Must Read Books on The 21st Century Literacies | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
February, 2015
The literacy landscape is rapidly evolving to the extent that we can no longer expect what it will be like in the next coming years. Regardless of the nomenclature, whether you call...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 20, 4:00 PM

With links to amazon.com if you want to buy any of them or simply read more about what's inside!

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Is Connectivism A New Learning Theory Based on Old Ideas? ~ Stephen's Web

Is Connectivism A New Learning Theory Based on Old Ideas? ~ Stephen's Web | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Stephen's Web, the home page of Stephen Downes, with news and information on e-learning, new media, instructional technology, educational design, and related subjects

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 4:26 PM

New theories are based on something that preceded them otherwise they flounder and sink.

 

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margot roi's curator insight, February 21, 11:22 AM

Connections create the visualization of ideas.

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What goes on in teachers' brains as they help students to learn - PsyPost

What goes on in teachers' brains as they help students to learn - PsyPost | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Humans spend an enormous amount of time and effort thinking about other people. Like primates, birds and even ants, we often learn skills and information f ...

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Social Media at School: Teaching Safety on the Virtual Playground

Social Media at School: Teaching Safety on the Virtual Playground | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Responsible digital citizens emerge from schools where students are taught about the rules, risks, and trust involved in the safe, respectful use of social media.

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7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy

7 Teaching Resources on Film Literacy | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Explore a collection of seven online resources for teachers and parents who are interested in teaching film literacy.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, February 16, 6:59 AM

I miss teaching Film :)  Edutopia offers helpful links if you are teaching Film or using films in your classroom.