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Learn To Code, Learn To Think

Learn To Code, Learn To Think | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Must the next generation of students learn to write their own computer programs? Or should they just leave it to a smarter machine? Commentator Tania Lombrozo says logic dictates the choice.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 9, 7:42 PM

NPR is spot on concerning coding.

Linda Alexander's curator insight, June 10, 5:54 AM

What the article states is that computer codes come and go, but the "basic abilities to think a problem through carefully, clearly and thoroughly are essential for just about all people in just about all fields."

 
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Is knowing code a new basic life skill? #Coding #Education #Business 

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Operation Play Event Will Offer Webinars, Sessions and Resources on Game-Based Learning -- THE Journal

Operation Play Event Will Offer Webinars, Sessions and Resources on Game-Based Learning -- THE Journal | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

by Christopher Piehler


"Next week, Filament Games is hosting Operation Play, a week-long initiative designed to encourage educators to use games in their classrooms. To promote the event, the company is collaborating with education partners including BrainPOP,GlassLab GamesMITInstitute of PlayiCivicsBallard & Tighe,GamesandLearning.orgWorkingExamples.orgLearningRevolution.com andedWeb.net. Together, the partners will compile resources for educators on implementing and supporting game‐based learning.


"The initiative will begin on Sept. 15 with the grand opening of the Operation Play Resource Center. Educators interested in game-based learning can visit the page to explore research, articles, case studies, video series, games and curriculum.


"Other highlights of Operation Play, which runs through Sept. 19, include podcasts featuring educators’ experiences with implementing games in their classrooms; free sessions for educators, researchers and game developers at the Gaming in Ed conference; pre‐recorded webinars; and giveaways via Filament Games’ social media channels.


"For a complete list of events and more information, visit the Operation Play Resource Center."


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Learning a New Language Later in Life Helps Keep Your Brain Healthy

Learning a New Language Later in Life Helps Keep Your Brain Healthy | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Have you been dying to learn Spanish, Mandarin, or Italian but fear that the window for picking up new languages has already closed in your life?
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4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy

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4 Characteristics Of Critical Digital Pedagogy

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Microsoft: Minecraft will be used to teach kids about science and technology

Microsoft: Minecraft will be used to teach kids about science and technology | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

"So earlier today Microsoft officially announced that they would be acquiring Mojang for an eye-watering $2.5 billion. Along with the acquisition, ..."


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Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Teach the mindset of innovation through example, iteration, failure, and reflection, and cultivate your students' curiosity and determination to try something different.

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How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types

How to Effectively Communicate With Different Brain Types | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

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excellent article! 

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11 Great Game Making Tools for Schools

11 Great Game Making Tools for Schools | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we're featuring game-making tools for schools. Game development is fun and challenging, energizing classrooms and getting students thinking in new and exciting ways.
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Teachers are Learners Too - A Reflection on Professional Development, Being a Mentor and Teacher Inquiry

Teachers are Learners Too - A Reflection on Professional Development, Being a Mentor and Teacher Inquiry | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
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It is so easy as educators to fall into the trap of: do as I say, not as I do.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 13, 8:23 AM

We are not mentors. We are teachers. Teaching is still at the heart of what we do. We may mentor at times, instruct at other times, facilitate at other times, etc. These are subsumed in teaching. Teaching and learning are entangled to use a word from quantum physics. They are one thing that is not one thing.

 

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, September 13, 7:40 PM

"In addition to learners needing to "unlearn", I have found that instructors sometimes need to unlearn certain habits too."

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Learning requires a change in the brain...

Learning requires a change in the brain... | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 14, 5:15 AM

How do students learn? There are many concepts that look at this question, and the visual above in one way to view this. 

To the left you have a box that shows that students take in content by reading, writing, listening and experiencing, and that to comprehend and interpret content they must have prior knowledge, make observations, identify main and supporting ideas and gather evidence.

In the midle section the student has to take the input and use critical thinking skills. To do this they must also be engaged in and committed to the learning process. 

And the final section looks at their output, how does the student show what they have learned.

In all phases technology may play a role.

This visual would be great to spark discussion amongst faculy.

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» 8 Building Blocks for Resilience - World of Psychology

» 8 Building Blocks for Resilience - World of Psychology | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Resilience is the ability to adapt to stress and change, to bounce back and rebound from negative experiences and the wear and tear of daily life. Resilience

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Tony Meehan's curator insight, September 13, 2:13 PM

Well written, practical and unsentimental approach to building resilience - the ability to adapt to stress and change,  to bounce back and rebound from negative experiences and the wear and tear of daily life. 

These are a few of the myriad ways to build and reinforce resilience:


Activate the Relaxation Response: Dr. Herbert Benson, the modern “father” of the Relaxation Response formulated a basic 8-step process:

  • Find a quiet place.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Relax your body.
  • Slow your breathing.
  • Focus on your breathing, or repeat a word, sound, prayer, phrase, or image on the exhale.

Install the Good.

Cultivate Acceptance

Commune with Nature

Practice Gratitude

Simplify

Be Mindful

Embrace Spirituality

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Why Handwriting is Important for Learning Infographic

Why Handwriting is Important for Learning Infographic | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

Handwriting is Important for Learning Infographic 10 Handwriting Facts Structured handwriting lessons lead to improved writing performance, academic success, and overall student self-esteem. A 2012 study found that 33% of people had difficulty reading their own handwriting. A 2012 study... http://elearninginfographics.com/handwriting-important-learning-infographic/


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Pew Report: Millennials Are Bigger Bookworms Than Their Elders

Pew Report: Millennials Are Bigger Bookworms Than Their Elders | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
It turns out that Millennials are the most well-read generation we've seen in quite a while. This is according to an extensive Pew Research report on younger Americans and libraries, released earlier this week.
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10 Recommendations for Improving Group Work

10 Recommendations for Improving Group Work | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Many faculty now have students do some graded work in groups. The task may be, for example, preparation of a paper or report, collection and analysis of data, a presentation supported with visuals, or creation of a website. Faculty make these assignments with high expectations. They want the groups to produce quality work—better than what the students could do individually—and they want the students to learn how to work productively with others. Sometimes those expectations are realized, but most of the time there is room for improvement—sometimes lots of it. To that end, below is a set of suggestions for improving group projects. A list in the article referenced below provided a starting place for these recommendations.

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The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy

The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
"When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too."

"A library is many things," E.B. White once wrote in a let

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Is Coding the Real ‘T’ in STEM?

Is Coding the Real ‘T’ in STEM? | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
The 'T' in STEM manifests in many ways, says science educator Anne Jolly. One new trend, coming rapidly to the fore, is writing program code. In this post Anne shares some coding ideas she and teacher Emily Vickery have brainstormed for STEM classes.
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Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | WIRED

Digital Literacy Is the Key to the Future, But We Still Don't Know What It Means | WIRED | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
The entrance to GitHub is the most Instagram-able lobby in tech. It's a recreation of the Oval Office, and the mimicry is spot-on---except for the rug. Instead of the arrow-clutching American eagle that graces Obama's office rug, it shows the code-sharing site's Octocat mascot gazing into the digital future, just above the motto: "In Collaboration We Trust."

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, September 15, 8:03 PM

Welcome to the new participatory culture.  Being truly literate means moving beyond simply consuming, beyond a passive relationship with technology.

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies That Are Changing The World | MakeUseOf

Top 10 Emerging Technologies That Are Changing The World | MakeUseOf | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
The world is changing fast, and it can be hard to keep up with all the various technologies being developed at any one time. From agriculture to medicine to energy, advancements are being made every day -- and some of them will change the world as we know it. Learn a little bit about these…

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 16, 1:43 AM

Interesting perspectives about the emerging technologies that will be affected by Moore's law.

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.


"While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.


"Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. They’re organized by difficulty and meant to help students (and everyone) become better online searchers."


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6 Tips for Using QR Codes at School

6 Tips for Using QR Codes at School | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
The QR, or “Quick Response” code, is much like barcode, except that it can hold more data.
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Students as Digital Producers

Expanding the 'student as producer' agenda through the production of visual learning resources.

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Coding for Kids: Free platforms, tools, videos and games

Coding for Kids: Free platforms, tools, videos and games | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I spent a couple of hours looking into what freebies the internets have for kids wanting to learn how to program.  Thankfully, there are options a-plenty for this sort of stuff, but it d...


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5 Great TED Talks on The Importance of Listening ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Great TED Talks on The Importance of Listening ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
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Use of Tablets, Smartphones on the Rise for Tweens and Teens

Use of Tablets, Smartphones on the Rise for Tweens and Teens | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
According to a recent Pearson Education Mobile Device Study, many students believe using a tablet could lighten the load in their backpacks.
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A Look Inside the Digital Lives of Tweens

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Getty The following are excerpts from from "Kids Closer Up: Playing, Learning, and Growing with Digital Media" by Lori Takeuchi, International Journa


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25 edtech terms connected educators should know - Daily Genius

25 edtech terms connected educators should know - Daily Genius | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

If you’ve ever needed to become a connected educator by implementing a 1:1 solution using BYOD while flipping your PBL-based classroom, then you probably know the key edtech terms that exist today. But if most of that first sentence was complete gibberish, then you’re in luck. Also, you’re not alone! …


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Alex Lizzappi's curator insight, September 12, 3:45 PM
25 edtech terms connected educators should know

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