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Ten Pointers Promoting Academics In Online Discussions.. Digital Citizenship Series

Ten Pointers Promoting Academics In Online Discussions.. Digital Citizenship Series | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post I am certain will help you, and many others, as you facilitate online discussion forums to promote real learning.   First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum,...
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An exploration of the connections between research, practice and the various constructs of literacy.
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Activating STEM Lessons With Project-Based Learning (and Zombies)

Activating STEM Lessons With Project-Based Learning (and Zombies) | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
To liven up her 6th grade social studies class, Karla Duff turned to the undead, and to project-based learning.

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3 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Be Media Literate

3 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Be Media Literate | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
By Dr. Robyn Silverman for KnowMore.tv
Buy this! Lose weight! Build big muscles! The media tells our children to look its way 24/7.

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New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes | Bob Lenz

New Evidence: Deeper Learning Improves Student Outcomes | Bob Lenz | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
A new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides a comprehensive look at schools utilizing deeper learning strategies and structures to educate their students.

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Resources for Beginning Readers

Resources for Beginning Readers | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Learning how to read is different for each child, which is why we highlight a range of techniques within these apps and websites. Work with kids on sounding out words, learning words in context, and grasping new vocabulary.
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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 20, 11:27 PM

Thanks to ICTPHMS.

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SMAR Model Explained by Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

SMAR Model Explained by Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

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Lee SCHLENKER's curator insight, October 23, 3:03 AM

This explanation of the SAMR model provides some very good examples of how technology is being used in each of the four SAMR levels: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition.

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Technology in schools: saving money with cloud, open source and consortia

Technology in schools: saving money with cloud, open source and consortia | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Nick Morrison talks to the schools making savings by investing in smarter, more efficient technologies

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Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code

Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
If education shifted the focus from learning computing language to the building process itself, a world of creativity could be unleashed

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Upgrade your KWL Chart to the 21st Century

Upgrade your KWL Chart to the 21st Century | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

One of the take aways from the Curriculum Mapping Institute this past week was that it brought an upgrade to THE trusted KWL (Know, What to Know and Learned) Chart to the forefront. It seems a no b...


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The Science of Smart | American RadioWorks |

The Science of Smart | American RadioWorks | | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better.

In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 20, 7:44 PM

This radio documentary focuses on current research on how we learn. You may listen to the documentary, or you may read the transcripts. There are three programs that discuss:

* This is Your Brain on Language - This portion focuses on raising a bilingual child. It turns out that children whom are bilingual have higher executive functioning skills.

* Learning to Love Tests - That's right, we can teach students to love tests, but only if we use them correctly!

* Variation is Key to Deeper Learning - Trial and error is one way to learn, but it turns out that if you "build a level of desirable difficulty" into the learning process (and tests) students may retain more knowledge and skills.

Choose to listen to the interviews with experts in these areas, or read through the transcripts to learn more about this new research and how it may impact your teaching and your students.

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your curation is the best!
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Gamification In Learning Through An Avatar-based Serious Game Concept

Gamification In Learning Through An Avatar-based Serious Game Concept | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

"In one of my earlier articles published in eLearning Industry portal on Aug 2014, I had shared a case study on the benefits of Gamification in learning (through a serious game concept). In this article, I am sharing another case study using the same content (on Account Management Fundamentals) but re-designed using an Avatar-based approach. I will also share the gains that accrued with this enhanced approach."


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Librarian as Innovator: Best Websites - YouTube

15 Websites in 15 Minutes(ish). AASL Fall Forum 2014, Librarian as Innovator, AASL Best Websites Committee

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Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network

Online collaboration: Scientists and the social network | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Giant academic social networks have taken off to a degree that no one expected even a few years ago. A Nature survey explores why.

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Steep Drops Seen in Teacher-Prep Enrollment Numbers

Steep Drops Seen in Teacher-Prep Enrollment Numbers | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Massive changes to the profession, coupled with budget woes, appear to be shaking the image of teaching as a stable, engaging career, with data showing that enrollments in university teacher-preparation programs have been declining.

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Later sunsets 'make kids more active'

Later sunsets 'make kids more active' | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Evening daylight plays a role in increasing physical activity in the late afternoon and early evening - the 'critical hours' for children's outdoor play”


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Peter Mellow's curator insight, October 23, 5:09 PM

Don't just leave it up to the kids, get outside yourself as a parent and do an activity with them. It's going to be good for both of you!

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Libraries: Do We Or Dewey Not Opt for Change?

Libraries: Do We Or Dewey Not Opt for Change? | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
We've come a long way from Dewey Decimals. I've always admired librarians, from stereotype bun to books. It's National Friends of Libraries Week and I've been flipping the pages of reminiscence....

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Mental Rest and Reflection Aid Learning

Mental Rest and Reflection Aid Learning | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
A new study suggests learning may be improved by the use of strategies that “prime” the brain to learn new content and allow time for the brain to rest and reflect.
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Ignore Emotional Intelligence at Your Own Risk

Ignore Emotional Intelligence at Your Own Risk | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

“ A new debate on a classic concept.”


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For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language

For a Better Brain, Learn Another Language | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Multi-linguals might also be better decision-makers. According to a new study, they are more resistant to conditioning and framing techniques, making them less likely to be swayed by such language in advertisements or political campaign speeches.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 22, 4:42 AM

Interesting article on the benefits of learning another language.

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, October 23, 1:14 AM

CLIL

flea palmer's curator insight, October 23, 4:50 AM

Interesting article - learning another language can also delay dementia.

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The Relationship between Participation and Discussion

The Relationship between Participation and Discussion | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
My interest in participation and discussion continues. How do we use them so that they more effectively promote engagement and learning? A couple of colleagues and I have been working on a paper that deals with how we define participation and discussion. (Side note: If you want to challenge your thinking about an aspect of teaching and learning, consider focused conversations with colleagues and the purposefulness of a writing project. I have said it before and will likely say it again: We

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How Gamification Is Changing Education | SmartData Collective

How Gamification Is Changing Education | SmartData Collective | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Gamification is the use of game mechanics and design elements for things outside of games. Finding ways to make education more fun has always been part of a teacher’s job, but with a greater understanding of gaming principles, that job is being made easier.

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 21, 6:25 PM

The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.


Gerald Carey's curator insight, October 23, 2:40 AM

Gardner exquisitely and substantially cuts to pieces the concept of 'learning styles'. He describes teaching students whilst taking into account their learning styles as "without evidence' and 'not coherent'.

He also makes three suggestions to teachers. I'll let you read the article to find out.

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Autism — what we know (and what we don’t know yet)

Autism — what we know (and what we don’t know yet) | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
In this factual talk, geneticist Wendy Chung shares what we know about autism spectrum disorder — for example, that autism has multiple, perhaps interlocking, causes. Looking beyond the worry and concern that can surround a diagnosis, Chung and her team look at what we’ve learned through studies, treatments and careful listening.

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A Good Digital Citizenship Resource and Poster for Teachers

A Good Digital Citizenship Resource and Poster for Teachers | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
October 21, 2014
This is a quick post to share with you this interesting find I stumbled upon on my Pinterest feeds. This is a website that features some very important materials and resources on...

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Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change

Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

There’s an abundance of science videos on the internet, but not all equally amazing. Offering an eclectic mix of cool science videos, Science Today producer Molly Michelson recommends five of her favorite clips.


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Alfonso Gomez's curator insight, October 20, 7:21 PM

The amazing case of nature and the human effort to preservate