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How To Properly Integrate Education Technology Using The 'Plan, Trust, Expect' Method - Edudemic

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edudemic.com - “Professional development days are like trying to learn 12 games at once.” On a professional development day, someone explains the rules to all 12 games, one after the other. But when time comes to...
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An exploration of the connections between research, practice and the various constructs of literacy.
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Researchers Identify Brain Regions That Encode Words, Grammar and Story

Researchers Identify Brain Regions That Encode Words, Grammar and Story | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Researchers from CMU’s Machine Learning Department performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of eight people as they read a chapter of that Potter book. They then analyzed the scans, cubic millimeter by cubic millimeter, for every four-word segment of that chapter. The result was the first integrated computational model of reading, identifying which parts of the brain are responsible for such subprocesses as parsing sentences, determining the meaning of words and understanding relationships between characters.

As Leila Wehbe, a Ph.D. student in the Machine Learning Department, and Tom Mitchell, the department head, report today in the online journal PLOS ONE, the model was able to predict fMRI activity for novel text passages with sufficient accuracy to tell which of two different passages a person was reading with 74 percent accuracy.

“At first, we were skeptical of whether this would work at all,” Mitchell said, noting that analyzing multiple subprocesses of the brain at the same time is unprecedented in cognitive neuroscience. “But it turned out amazingly well and now we have these wonderful brain maps that describe where in the brain you’re thinking about a wide variety of things.”

Via Miloš Bajčetić, Lynnette Van Dyke
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The Labyrinth of Educational Research - EducationHQ

The Labyrinth of Educational Research - EducationHQ | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
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The labyrinth or maze is a very good metaphor for research.

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5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

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5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework

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Deeper Learning: Moving Students Beyond Memorization

Deeper Learning: Moving Students Beyond Memorization | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

“ Content knowledge fused with real-world situations is the only way to prepare students for the modern world, say experts.”


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Nonfiction conversations: Talking nonfiction picture book biographies with kids

Nonfiction conversations: Talking nonfiction picture book biographies with kids | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

When I read aloud nonfiction titles to my class, it takes a long time. Often, we stretch a read aloud over weeks. Lots of reading aloud is happening in our room - a novel, various picture books, se...


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15 Great Audiobooks for Helping Kids Read Better ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 Great Audiobooks for Helping Kids Read Better ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

"The puzzling question that is often posed when talking about audiobooks' integration in the teaching and learning of literacy is whether they have the same cognitive benefits as the actual reading. In other words , can listening to audiobooks be considered reading? ..."

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Xuan Phan's curator insight, November 25, 11:36 PM

Audiobooks is an amazing  learning tool for people of all ages, who enjoys reading or would like to improve their reading skills.

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Parent Dilemma: When A Kid's Bad Concussion Lingers On - WBUR

Parent Dilemma: When A Kid's Bad Concussion Lingers On - WBUR | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Most concussions pass quickly, but some kids have long-lasting symptoms that can keep them long benched from school and sports. How to cope? Two parents who've been there are creating an online venue to help connect families facing those challenges.

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RJ Lavallee's curator insight, November 24, 9:23 AM

Can't get enough education out there on this...

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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

by Ann\ Elliott


"Conveying information in a striking, concise way has never been more important, and infographics are the perfect pedagogical tool with which to do so. Below, you’ll find my experience with designing an infographic-friendly classroom research project, explained in a step-by-step process you can implement in your own classroom."


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Schools' walled garden approach to content means pupils don’t learn necessary skills - Daily Genius

Schools' walled garden approach to content means pupils don’t learn necessary skills - Daily Genius | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
It still happens, and it still surprises. Schools creating walled environments for their pupils to do their online learning in a ‘safe’ environment. A controlled space where nothing unapproved can intrude. In many ways it makes sense, and gives the institution charged with the child’s welfare, a measure of control. The problem is that where there’s a slightest chance, someone will dive through a loophole to escape those controls. Content and information, like water, will always break through.

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Calling all teachers! Want to attend a TED Conference?

Calling all teachers! Want to attend a TED Conference? | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Are you a teacher? Do you want to attend a TED Conference? TED-Ed is thrilled to announce a limited number of discounted tickets for teachers wanting to attend TEDActive 2015 in Whistler, BC, Canad...

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A Stunningly Simple Way To Explain Pi

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A Stunningly Simple Way To Explain Pi

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Future Careers

Future Careers | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
A new report has been released which reveals what life might be like for kids in the future. It says some good things like that you will live longer and be better educated than your parents. And it said some bad things like that you'll work for longer and have to go into more debt too. But one thing that did grab our attention was the statistic that most kids will have 13 different jobs in their lifetime. So why will you try your hand at so many different things and is it a good or a bad thing?

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Multitasking: No more than a mirage?

Multitasking: No more than a mirage? | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

Studies find the idea of performing several tasks at once to be a myth. -Korea Herald/ANN


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, November 20, 6:20 PM

Multitasking is a myth - you can only effectively focus on one task at a time.

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How to Better Remember and Make Use of What You Read

How to Better Remember and Make Use of What You Read | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
A blog about productivity, workflow automation, company building and how to get things done with less work.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 27, 6:30 PM

The author provides some excellent points about writing and using recent read material.

 

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What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation

What Maslow’s Hierarchy Won’t Tell You About Motivation | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

Despite the popularity of Maslow’s Hierarchy, there is not much recent data to support it. Contemporary science — specifically Dr. Edward Deci, hundreds of Self-Determination Theory researchers, and thousands of studies — instead points to three universal psychological needs. If you really want to advantage of this new science – rather than focusing on a pyramid of needs – you should focus on: autonomy, relatedness, and competence.


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David Hain's curator insight, November 27, 1:57 AM

Beyond Maslow? The 3 key needs that science underscores.

The Pioneers's curator insight, November 27, 7:50 AM

Our basic physical needs do not necessarily bear more weight when it comes to motivation than our psychological ones. What we really need is to feel in control of our own lives, connected with other people and the effects of our actions and like we're getting better at stuff.

Steve Bax's curator insight, November 27, 10:58 AM

An interesting viewpoint on Maslow scooped by Kenneth Mikkelsen. The core principles of Maslow's Hierarchy remain both valid and important for leaders to understand in addition to this, in my view. .  

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15 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to Beyond Facebook

15 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to Beyond Facebook | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Next-generation apps that let users text, video-chat, shop, and share their pics and videos are attracting teens like catnip.


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 27, 8:52 AM

Thanks to Mark Deschaine. 

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iPads Improve Classroom Learning, Study Finds

iPads Improve Classroom Learning, Study Finds | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
The power of iPads and other tablets can help students learn concepts of enormous scale, like the size of the solar system, that traditional methods struggle to teach.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 26, 8:57 AM

Thanks to Kent Wallen.

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Study: Right-Brain/Left-Brain is a Myth, Creativity Exists in Both Hemispheres

Study: Right-Brain/Left-Brain is a Myth, Creativity Exists in Both Hemispheres | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
It turns out that creativity resides within your brain's left hemisphere as well. This was among the findings of a new study determining that creative impulses require activity throughout the entire brain.
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A Reading Comprehension Tool To Simplify Text - TeachThought

A Reading Comprehension Tool To Simplify Text - TeachThought | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Need a reading comprehension tool to simplify texts for students? Something practical, along the lines of our “How To Google Search by Reading Level,” and Conversion Chart For Reading Level Measurement Tools?

You may find some use in rewordify.

In short, you copy/paste text to be “simplified,” and it does its thing. It attempts to simplify the text at the vocabulary level (as opposed to syntatical, structural, or idea level). Nonetheless, when vocabulary is the barrier, it does the trick. The replacements don’t always do what they should–simplify the text to make it more readable for struggling readers, or students reading beyond their natural level. Sometimes the definitions are themselves confusing, as they add an additional cognitive movement the student has to make, internalizing this now sterile definition back into some kind of meaning.

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Why Isn't Academic Research Free to Everyone?

Why Isn't Academic Research Free to Everyone? | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Scholarly articles, filled with indubitable knowledge and analysis, only exist for the general public behind pricey paywalls. So one lecturer is advocating for them to be free of charge.

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How To Increase IQ by 10% Using The Weirdest Method Ever — PsyBlog

How To Increase IQ by 10% Using The Weirdest Method Ever — PsyBlog | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
IQ was unexpectedly boosted by a training programme designed for a different purpose.

A new study which trained people to associate colours with letters has also found that their IQ was boosted by an average of 12 points.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 21, 2:39 AM

Learn about synesthesia and how it could impact cognition.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, November 21, 3:07 AM

Interesting to speculate what might be going here; given the greater plastic connectivity amongst synesthetes, I wouldn't have been surprised if this had led to increased creativity; but IQ gains seem, indeed, surprising. 

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3 Tech Tools That Boost Early Literacy -- THE Journal

3 Tech Tools That Boost Early Literacy -- THE Journal | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
These forward-thinking districts are using software and mobile devices to help close the achievement gap before it's too late.

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Chris Carter's comment, November 19, 10:37 PM
Thank you, Dean, for sharing this resource. we know through longitudinal studies that early support for literacy pays massive dividends into and through adulthood.
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WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us

WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us WE can't say any more that CyberSecurity is ONLY for IT-Experts as the internet is a shared ecosphere where every body has responsibility...


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 19, 4:11 PM

WHY CyberSecurity STARTS At Home AND Is Concerning ALL Of Us WE can't say any more that CyberSecurity is ONLY for IT-Experts as the internet is a shared ecosphere where every body has responsibility...


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Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age

Infographic: Citizenship in the digital age | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 19, 11:59 AM

What does this mean in real life? We are often caught up in platitudes which do not go beyond words. How are we experiencing being a good person in the digital world.

 

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Testing: How Much Is Too Much?

Testing: How Much Is Too Much? | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

Two new surveys try to quantify the number of standardized tests students take in school — an estimated 113 by graduation.


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