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40 Social Media Acronyms You Should Totally Know [Infographic]

40 Social Media Acronyms You Should Totally Know [Infographic] | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Whether you’re dabbling in social media or making a career out of it, there’s a language among us social media geeks that you’ve probably heard bellowed down the halls of Facebook, and babbled in Twitter chats.

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, June 17, 2014 1:26 PM

El lenguaje de las redes sociales

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40 Social Media Acronyms You Should Totally Know [Infographic]
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 Things for Children to Understand About Writing and 4 Ways to Help Them Get Started

6 Things for Children to Understand About Writing and 4 Ways to Help Them Get Started | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Via Huffington Post “Are you excited about all the writing you’ll do this summer?” I asked my exuberant Inktopia Kids summer writing campers. It was the last day of a fun-filled, early summer week of word games, character creation and poetry making.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning

5-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

“Intrigued by the idea of using mobile devices for instructional purposes in the classroom? This playlist from VideoAmy will give you some tips and insights into the challenges and the promise of mobile learning.”


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Short videos about byod, mobile devices, and more...
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App for Creating Educational Screencasts ~ Ed. Tech & Mobile Learning

App for Creating Educational Screencasts ~ Ed. Tech & Mobile Learning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

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The Learning Innovation Cycle: How Disruption Creates Lasting Change

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The Learning Innovation Cycle: How Disruption Creates Lasting Change
by Terry Heick
Disruption is an interesting topic for the same reason that cowboys, gangsters, and villains are interesting. It’s unpredictable.

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Terry Yelmene's curator insight, July 3, 1:43 PM

Learning has both generative and destructive actions bound up in conceptual construction.  This is an astute  exploration of the latter.  Nice diagram!

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Why Ninth Grade is the Pivotal Year for Dropping Out of High School

Why Ninth Grade is the Pivotal Year for Dropping Out of High School | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The transition from middle school to high school is a big one, perhaps bigger than appears at first blush: Not only do students’ academic workloads increase, but simultaneously, so does their independence and responsibility.
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Kathleen Kelly's curator insight, July 5, 10:14 PM

How to keep students in school?  This article reminds me of my students with emotional disturbances and learning disorders.  @Dennis P. Garland

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Smart Studying Tips for Collaborative Students

Smart Studying Tips for Collaborative Students | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
How would you help students to enhance their collaborative efforts when it comes to smart studying tips? Not an easy question, we know.
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Skills, Challenges, and Trends in Instructional Design Infographic

Skills, Challenges, and Trends in Instructional Design Infographic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Skills, Challenges, and Trends in Instructional Design Infographic To keep up with the changes in the workplace and in order for learning professionals to be competitive in the evolving global workforce, instructional design (ID) must progress as...

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Gamification in eLearning Infographic

Gamification in eLearning Infographic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

Gamification in eLearning Infographic Incorporating game elements into your learning program is a great way to empower learners to act freely, show competency, and work together. There are many benefits of using gamification within your eLearning courses. The Gamification in eLearning I... http://elearninginfographics.com/gamification-elearning-infographic/


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Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology)

Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology) | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Yes, & it's about today, not the future. “@DigitalPromise: #FutureReady is *not* about devices. http://t.co/8zErst0X9c #ISTE2015”

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The Non-Educators Grading 12 Million US Students

The Non-Educators Grading 12 Million US Students | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
PREPPED FOR PARCC: This spring, around 12 million US students took standardized tests measuring their mastery of Common Core standards. So who grades all those tests?

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Three Tools to Help Students Find Books to Read This Summer

Three Tools to Help Students Find Books to Read This Summer | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Summer is here (in the northern hemisphere) and it is a great time to dive into some good books. If your students need help finding a new book to read, the following three websites will provide recommendations based on their interests.
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The Current Influence of MOOCs on Professional Developm... - Education World

The Current Influence of MOOCs on Professional Developm... - Education World | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
A study earlier this year revealed that not only are most MOOC users college-degree holding students, but teachers make up a majority of MOOC users.

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9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning

9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
via TeachThought The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including: –weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity –underscoring...
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Students as Designers: Game Jams!

Students as Designers: Game Jams! | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The game jam (a game about making a game) is a hands-on model for inspiring student creativity, collaboration, and sense of accomplishment.

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[Infographic] Skills Instructional Designers should have

[Infographic] Skills Instructional Designers should have | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Instructional design is a robust field that requires constant vigilance to new technology and methodology. If you don’t hone your craft and keep your skills relevant, then you run the risk of being left behind.

Now, for those of us in the field this isn’t threatening in the least bit. In fact, it’s quite the opposite! We are excited to see what new gadgets are available and what new theories are being developed in instructional design.

But maybe you’re not in this line of work yet and just exploring the field. If so, the infographic below (created by ATD) gives you a quick snapshot as to what skills are in demand for an instructional designer today, as well as the trends that exist in terms of design methodology.

Unsurprisingly, we see that the three most often used design models continue to be ADDIE, Bloom’s Learning Taxonomy, and KirkPatrick’s 4 Levels of Training Evaluation.

While these models are definitely effective, I sometimes wonder if they are used just because they are the most well known? Famous for being famous perhaps? Still, if I were to start a project right now, I’d probably use two of the three on this list in some capacity.

The infographic touches on something that often bothers me in terms of how our industry is viewed. Specifically, identifying instructional designers as a “jack of all trades”. While many instructional designers do enjoy wearing this hat, it’s something to consider staying away from, especially if you’re looking for higher paychecks.

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[Infographic] Teaching Tech to Teachers

[Infographic] Teaching Tech to Teachers | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

While classroom technology continues to grow in popularity, according to a survey conducted by GfK on behalf of Samsung Business, K-12 teachers are having trouble keeping up. By redefining professional development for the curriculum of the future, teachers will have the skills and resources necessary to help students thrive. The Teaching Tech to Teachers Infographic illustrates the survey findings and provides Samsung’s recommendations for improved professional development programs.

 

Today’s Classrooms

With Chromebooks, tablets, interactive whiteboards apps and more, technology is becoming an increasingly important part of today’s K-12 classrooms. School districts are rapidly adopting these new digital tools and teachers agree that making this transition is critical to improving learning outcomes:

81% of teachers agree that tech in the classroom enables students to get more hands-on experience during lessons.90% of teachers believe that modern technology in the classroom is important to achieve success.


Today’s Teachers

However even with so much technology at their fingertips, K-12 teachers need help to effectively use these devices to motivate their students and enhance their lessons:

37% would “love” to use technology in the classroom but say they support they simply do not know how.Nearly one-third are not satisfied with the receive from their schools in integrating technology into the classroom (32“).60% agree they would like to better integrate technology but need more training.


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School Discipline: Increasing pressure to reduce suspensions with no or fewer resources

School Discipline: Increasing pressure to reduce suspensions with no or fewer resources | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

Vermont Legislature Considers School Discipline Oversight Bill.

The Rutland (VT) Herald (2/21) reports that the Vermont legislature is exploring solutions “to break the link between poverty and lack of education” by way of “a bill that would provide better oversight for school discipline practices.” The measure “would establish a school discipline advisory council to review practices in the state’s K-12 schools, with an overall goal of reducing the number of students suspended or expelled.” The article cites ED data pointing to several thousands of suspensions in the state in the 2011-12 school year.


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, February 23, 10:07 AM

Principals want to reduce discipline problems and suspensions, but districts are increasingly removing or significantly cutting resources needed to offer alternatives. 


The underlying assumption here is that principals are acting irresponsibly by unduley punishing students, particularly minority students. The message to principals--we don't trust you.

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Perfect Partners: Libraries and the Nationwide Pre–K Movement

Perfect Partners: Libraries and the Nationwide Pre–K Movement | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Last fall, the Queens Library in New York City became what is thought to be the first library in the country to open a pre–K class, in its Woodhaven branch.
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Technology can transform education, but not without people #ISTE2015 - A.J. Juliani

Technology can transform education, but not without people #ISTE2015 - A.J. Juliani | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
It’s been five years since I joined Twitter. To be honest, I didn’t know what Twitter was all about when I joined. I knew that I wanted to share what I was writing with the world, and besides my Mom, my friends, and my wife (sometimes) there was no one out there who seemed particularly …

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Free Education: 100 Places To Learn

Free Education: 100 Places To Learn | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

“Free Education: Hundred Places To Learn”


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Building a Common School Vision For Your Makerspace - Getting Smart

Building a Common School Vision For Your Makerspace - Getting Smart | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
As more and more educational institutions are incorporating tinkering and “maker mindset” into their educational programs, the processes leading up to that incorporation vary broadly. In some schools, spaces for “making” and tinkering are outfitted before any programmatic discussions take place among the faculty (top-down). On others, a few teachers band together and develop a makerspace with little institutional support (bottom-up).

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Gamification in K-12 Education: Brain Growth, Tenacity, & Rising to the Challenge

Gamification in K-12 Education: Brain Growth, Tenacity, & Rising to the Challenge | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
“I could not believe how tenacious students were. They would try and try again …” There’s still some debate about the effectiveness of game-based learning but there is now...
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5 Fun Ways to Keep Kids Learning over Summer Break - graphite

5 Fun Ways to Keep Kids Learning over Summer Break - graphite | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
An ever-present worry for teachers through the summer months is that students will relax a little TOO much over the break. While it can be tempting to try to micromanage students’ summer learning with packets and reading lists, there are tons of resources available online that can keep your students’ brains active and their enthusiasm high. Take a step back and let students drive their own learning this summer. Here are five ways you can help students' excitement, motivation, and passion for engaging activities fuel their learning through the summer months.

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Arne Duncan: Schools Must Give Poor and Minority Students Equal Access to ... - Education Week News (blog)

Arne Duncan: Schools Must Give Poor and Minority Students Equal Access to ... - Education Week News (blog) | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Duncan is putting school districts and states on notice that OCR can investigate those that aren't doing enough to ensure equal access on everything from high-quality facilities to Advanced Placement courses.

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