Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
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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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6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like in an Introvert’s Head

6 Illustrations That Show What It’s Like in an Introvert’s Head | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
6 depictions of how introverts process information, explaining how they are scientifically "different," shown in 6 illustrations from inside the quiet mind.

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MacArthur 'Genius' Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit

MacArthur 'Genius' Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The author of a new meta-analysis says the importance of grit — a concept that has gained wide traction in education circles — has been exaggerated.

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Encourage your discouraged readers! 5 digital tools to spark a love of reading - ISTE

Encourage your discouraged readers! 5 digital tools to spark a love of reading - ISTE | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The 21st century is an exciting time of change. A great deal of that change is an outgrowth of the technological explosion. But our children have no concept of this “change” because technology has always been a part of their lives. 

In this digital environment, it is more important than ever that children are proficient readers. Yet we continue to see students in our classrooms who we label “reluctant readers” — those who can read but choose not to. We need to help these discouraged students find their motivation or passion for reading.

While there is no easy way to make kids want to read, we all know the odds are better if an activity seems popular, cool and fun. One way to do that is through technology. Here are some digital tools that can help engage students in reading.

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Teaching Group Work: Building Student Collaboration and Agency

Teaching Group Work: Building Student Collaboration and Agency | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
At University Park Campus School, students learn through group work that they have something to contribute.

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Through The Looking Glass: How Children's Books Have Grown Up

Through The Looking Glass: How Children's Books Have Grown Up | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Literature for kids hasn't always been focused on the magical and whimsical. We take a three-century tour through the history of children's books in the classroom.
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What makes game-based learning so effective and how does it work?

What makes game-based learning so effective and how does it work? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
When we think of games, we often think of them as somewhat trivial or just for fun, but can a game-based learning environment really change the way students
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Students are more engaged with game-based learning. This is an excellent article explaining how it works and why you should consider including this in your classroom.
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15 Online Educational Resources for Professional Development

15 Online Educational Resources for Professional Development | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
This post features 15 terrific online educational resources for practically every part of a teacher's professional development.
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STEM And Making In Education Is Growing

STEM education is an important aspect of how we remain competitive as a nation. Last year, President Obama announced over $240 Million in new STEM commitments during the 2015 White House Science Fair.
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20 Ideas for Professional Development in the Digital Age

20 Ideas for Professional Development in the Digital Age | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
What is professional development?  It is pretty much anything that helps one develop professionally. At the heart, professional development is about growth and learning.  In the field of education, it seems like many quickly think of educational opportunities that mimic what they see in their schools. As a result, they turn professional learning and education into schooling.  The problem with that is that schooling is too limiting.  In this age, there are many other exciting and high-impact learning opportunities for teachers that extend beyond traditional notions of schooling.  When we hear the phrase “professional development,” certain practices likely come to mind, things like in-services and conferences. In the digital age, there are countless other opportunities for professional development and restricting one’s thoughts to just a few options limits our insight into what is possible for our students.  With that in mind, here is a brainstorm of 20 options available to educators today. This is far from an exhaustive list, but it is enough to start exploring the possibilities.  Feel free to suggest others in a comment to this post.

 

Learn more:

 

Professional Development: WHY EDUcators And TEACHers Can’t Catch UP THAT Quickly AND How-To Change It

 

LEARNing To LEARN For MY Professional Development | I Did It MY Way

 

 

 


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Gust Mees is golden!
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20 scénarios d'accompagnement au développement professionnel de l'enseignant. Des idées très intéressantes et moins documentées y figurent ...

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c'est en anglais, pas vraiment génial, mais certaines pistes sont bonnes ...

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La Conférence virtuelle - Construite sur ​​l'idée de la conférence traditionnelle, ce type de conférence nécessite un dispositif et une connexion Internet. Une conf. virtuelle peut inclure des présentateurs et des participants de partout dans le monde, ils sont souvent peu coûteux ou gratuits, et donnent accès aux idées étonnantes d'autres écoles ou éducateurs. 

Avantage supplémentaire : la plupart des sessions sont enregistrées, et peuvent être partagées avec des collègues. 

Un des meilleurs exemples d'une grande conférence virtuelle gratuite pour éducateurs est toujours la Conférence sur l' éducation mondiale , avec des présentateurs et des participants venus du monde entier, tous axés sur l' éducation dans un contexte mondial. 

 

Le Webinar – chaque jour, il y a des milliers de webinars (en ligne et en direct) de 30 à 90 minutes sur ​ des sujets très variés. Certains sont payant, d'autres sont gratuits. Il est facile de les organiser et facile d'y assister. Ils peuvent être un moyen rapide d'explorer un nouveau sujet. Ils peuvent être suivis seul ou avec un groupe de collègues enseignants dans la même pièce, en prenant le temps de débriefer et discuter ensuite.

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Design Thinking Comes of Age

Design Thinking Comes of Age | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The approach, once used primarily in product design, is now infusing corporate culture.
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To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents

To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Adults can be taught to create an environment for success.

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important stuff: to help children, help adults first!
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What does it mean to be a digitally literate school leader? • Literacies

As part of the work I’m doing with London CLC, their Director, Sarah Horrocks, asked me to write something on what it means to be a digitally literate school leader. I’d like to thank her for agreeing to me writing this for public consumption.... | Doug Belshaw | Dr. Doug Belshaw consults around digital literacies, Open Badges, and educational technology.

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Top TED Ed Lessons on Critical Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top TED Ed Lessons on Critical Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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This is what it's like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

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This is what it's like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing

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How to Stock Your Makerspace for 100 Bucks or Less; Plus, an Essential Equipment List from the MakerBus Driver (EdSurge News)

How to Stock Your Makerspace for 100 Bucks or Less; Plus, an Essential Equipment List from the MakerBus Driver (EdSurge News) | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Dumpster diving and dollar stores. Purse-shaped post-it's and animal lubricant. When you're building a makerspace on a budget, you learn that resources are everywhere—and they aren't always what you expect. 

Dumpster diving and dollar stores. Purse-shaped post-it's and animal lubricant.
For three years I and my fellow cofounders Kim Martin and Beth Compton, have created, developed, and run Canada’s first mobile makerspace—the MakerBus. As an entirely community-driven (pun intended) makerspace, we have had to master doing a lot with very little. As we have learned, while money is extremely useful, no amount of it can replace the value of an engaged, creative community. Below I share some ideas for creating makerspaces at various price points, offering advice for building a $100 and a (nearly) $0 community makerspace.

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Read It Again, Please! The Benefits of Repeated Read Alouds. - Children's Literacy Initiative

Read It Again, Please! The Benefits of Repeated Read Alouds. - Children's Literacy Initiative | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Any parent who owns a copy of Goodnight Moon knows that there are some books children can listen to over and over (an

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How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’

How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’ | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Math teachers in San Francisco are using Complex Instruction to see the brilliance in all their students and help them to see it too.

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Therapy Dogs Work Wonders for Struggling Readers

Therapy Dogs Work Wonders for Struggling Readers | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
A group of eighth graders in need of academic intervention in Virginia are now more confident readers. Never underestimate the power of a pooch.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top TED Ed Lessons on Critical Thinking

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School Makerspaces Should Spark Innovation

School Makerspaces Should Spark Innovation | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Cheryl Mizerny is excited about the maker movement but hopes educators will incorporate innovation & challenging curriculum goals into school-based makerspaces.
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7 Great Educational Math Books for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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What makes game-based learning so effective and how does it work?

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When we think of games, we often think of them as somewhat trivial or just for fun, but can a game-based learning environment really change the way students
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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 23, 9:45 AM
Students are more engaged with game-based learning. This is an excellent article explaining how it works and why you should consider including this in your classroom.
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Mindfulness: Beneficial or Baloney?

Mindfulness: Beneficial or Baloney? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Scholars want to know whether the practice helps young kids of color succeed academically.
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Making & Science - The Google Science Initiative

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Check out Science Journal-- a digital science notebook to inspire kids and adults explore the world around them using sensors and data!

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Intrinsic Motivation vs. Standardized Tests

Intrinsic Motivation vs. Standardized Tests | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Low standardized test scores are a reflection of being uninspired, not unknowledgeable. Teach your students how to care, lose their fears, and identify and overcome their obstacles.
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