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Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice
An exploration of the connections between research, practice and the various constructs of literacy.
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Maker Space | Rice University - Safety Guidelines | Best PracTICE

Maker Space | Rice University - Safety Guidelines | Best PracTICE | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace




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Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

Blogger Matt Davis has collected some helpful resources parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.


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What's driving the Maker Movement?

What's driving the Maker Movement? | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
PSFK Labs expert explores the big ideas found in The #MakersManual

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 20, 12:21 PM
PSFK Labs expert explores the big ideas found in The #MakersManual


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace


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How to turn any YouTube video into a GIF - Digital Trends

How to turn any YouTube video into a GIF - Digital Trends | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
How to turn any YouTube video into a GIF
Digital Trends
If the Internet is made of cats, then the YouTube videos which broadcast those furry felines are the foundation of that structure.

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, August 24, 9:03 AM

Nice little tool for short animated gif images. No coding or experience with gif images needed. Very easy to use interface.

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Technology Integration Matrix: Assess Yourself!

Technology Integration Matrix: Assess Yourself! | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
I came across this awesome matrix today and was excited about how I could use it to assess my own classroom and those of my colleagues around how effective our technology integration is. As always,...

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YALSA Maker Contest; NAACP Launches Literacy Campaign; Storia Is Streamlined | News Bites

YALSA Maker Contest; NAACP Launches Literacy Campaign; Storia Is Streamlined | News Bites | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND COMPETITIONS
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is looking for submissions forits 2014 Maker Contest.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 20, 8:33 AM

Hurry! The deadline for YALSA's Maker Contest is September 1st!

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What is Computational Creativity?

What is Computational Creativity? | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
What is computational creativity? This post explores the seeming oxymoron of combining computation and creativity, via the search for a definitive definition of computational creativity. (Bookmarked: What is Computational Creativity?

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Little-Known Tips, Tricks and Facts About Google

Little-Known Tips, Tricks and Facts About Google | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

Did you know that Google can show you the difference in nutritional value between two types of food? Did you also that Google has a built-in tip calculator?


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Language Learning needs a Flip

Language Learning needs a Flip | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Language learning should be kept out of the classroom. Teachers and students should focus on practicing conversational skills instead.

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, August 20, 9:42 AM

I like the provocative first sentence - but read on! There's some interesting points in this blog post.

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Games: The new learning experience | eSchool News | eSchool News

Games: The new learning experience | eSchool News | eSchool News | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
At its core, games connects learning and meaning to content to give students an intrinsic learning experience.

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Why Adults Render Kids Helpless - Tim Elmore

Have you heard the term “over-functioning parents”? It’s relatively new to our daily language but has been around for a long time. It’s a euphemism for the mom or dad who is overactive during their kid’s childhood… forgetting they’re raising a future adult. Over-functioning is simply the predisposition to do too much for our children, …

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Encourage Women's Involvement in Tech at an Early Age

Encourage Women's Involvement in Tech at an Early Age | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
As the future of work moves inexorably towards tech, it is shocking and troubling to see just how underrepresented women are in the tech world....

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Chris Carter's curator insight, August 18, 7:56 PM

Yes! My daughter codes visually, loves MineCraft, and in the unofficial tech support for her classroom.

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Gamification: Your Learners Deserve To Be Delighted And Excited - eLearning Industry

Gamification: Your Learners Deserve To Be Delighted And Excited - eLearning Industry | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Gamification is an incredible way to engage learners in their training. Learn about the difference between structural and content gamification here...

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Jo Blannin - Innovative Learning's curator insight, August 18, 8:22 PM

New to making and playing online games in your classroom? This article walks you through what it's all about - from an adult education perspective. 

 

Once you've read this, maybe go download Minecraft on your iPad and have a play... it's not hard to spot the links to education with this creation game.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 19, 4:18 AM

More for your resources!

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TED Ed: How playing an instrument benefits your brain | The Kid Should See This

TED Ed: How playing an instrument benefits your brain | The Kid Should See This | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Your brain is a muscle. When you give it more challenging exercises, you're strengthening your brain's abilities to learn and grow. Now add some music to the mix:

When you listen to music, multipl (Does learning music make you smarter?

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Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, August 20, 8:24 PM

An entertaining 5 minute TED Ed animation.

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Concept Mapping/Graphic Organizers

Concept Mapping/Graphic Organizers | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Reading Rockets shares that "A concept map is a visual organizer that can enrich students' understanding of a new concept. Using a graphic organizer, students think about the concept in several ways. Most concept map organizers engage students in answering questions such as, "What is it? What is it like? What are some examples?" Concept maps deepen understanding and comprehension."Cast reports: "There is solid evidence for the effectiveness of graphic organizers in facilitating learning." A summary of this finding is that, "When looking across 23 different studies they found a consistent effect on comprehension."

 


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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 20, 11:41 AM

Some great links in this article to a plethora of resources. 

Sample Student's curator insight, August 20, 8:15 PM

Of great use when making decisions about supporting higher order thinking in assisted learning.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 21, 11:57 PM

A concept map is a visual organizer that can enrich students' understanding of a new concept.

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4 Common Characteristics Of The Super Resilient

4 Common Characteristics Of The Super Resilient | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Turns out what doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

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John Michel's curator insight, August 20, 8:43 AM

By grounding yourself in the things you cannot change, it enables you to see more clearly what you can change.

JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, August 20, 12:27 PM

When life closes one door, it always opens another one.

21st Century Learning Coach 's curator insight, August 21, 2:32 PM

http://www.fastcompany.com/3033272/hit-the-ground-running/4-common-characteristics-of-the-super-resilient

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How Teachers Learn

How Teachers Learn | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Melinda Gates recently met with a group of teachers to discuss what gets them excited about their job—and what they struggle with. Six of them shared their favorite lesson plans, too.

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Critical Thinking Pathways

Critical Thinking Pathways | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
To teach critical thinking, consider applying six definitions of that discipline to the practices of authentic inquiry, PBL, and integrated studies.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, August 20, 7:07 AM

Great links to dive further into critical thinking strategies. 

Charles Fischer's curator insight, August 21, 8:26 AM

Fantastic article that thoroughly explores the gauge concept of critical thinking. I loved the definition that critical thinking is "the ability to disagree with yourself." Although there are plenty of definitions out there in the world (some of them not useful at all), this seems to capture the spirit if critical thinking in a succinct way.

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Maker Party 2014: Resources for Libraries and Learning Spaces | Educator Innovator

Maker Party 2014: Resources for Libraries and Learning Spaces | Educator Innovator | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

"At the heart of the MakerParty campaign, Webmaker tools/resources, and Hive Learning Network is the Web Literacy Map, which outlines what we at the Mozilla Foundation think are the important skills and competencies needed to be literate on the web. Each web literacy competency has a dedicated page that features the best resources on the web to help you “Discover, Make, and Teach” those skills.

 

"Hive Learning Network, a project of Mozilla, is comprised of organizations (libraries, museums, schools and non-profit start-ups) and individuals (educators, designers, community catalysts and makers). Together, they create opportunities for youth to gain digital and analog skills to learn within and beyond the confines of traditional classroom experiences, design innovative practices and tools that provide opportunities for greater impact, and contribute to their own professional development within an active community of practice."


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Top 10 Tips on How to Use Avatars in eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 10 Tips on How to Use Avatars in eLearning - eLearning Industry | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
How Can eLearning Professionals Effectively Use Avatars in eLearning? Check the Top 10 Tips on How to Use Avatars in eLearning to find out more!

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An Introduction to Technology Integration

Integrating technology with classroom practice can be a great way to strengthen engagement by linking students to a global audience, turning them into creato...

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School libraries in the 21st Century

Facilitated at Summer Short Course 2014

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Teens Teach Tech Grants, Giveaways, and Teens’ Top Ten Voting Opens | SLJTeen News

Teens Teach Tech Grants, Giveaways, and Teens’ Top Ten Voting Opens | SLJTeen News | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Looking for a way to get your older patrons up to speed on the latest tech gadgets, but short on staff time? Turn to your teens for help by having them apply for a Teens Teaching Tech grant.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 19, 9:54 AM

Up to $250 available to your teen group for teaching tech to adults in your community.

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Designing New Literacies

Designing New Literacies | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
In Mike FIsher and my keynote/workshop last week at the Wildly Excited Conference at the Grand Rapids State University in Michigan, I shared the following blended sketchnote (blended= self-drawn do...

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, August 18, 10:44 PM

In a changing technology scene new literacies are emerging.  An excellent summary.

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Kids Are Learning to Code With a Slice of Raspberry Pi - Businessweek (blog)

Kids Are Learning to Code With a Slice of Raspberry Pi - Businessweek (blog) | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Businessweek (blog)
Kids Are Learning to Code With a Slice of Raspberry Pi
Businessweek (blog)
Raspberry Pi is a credit card-size computer that can function like a basic PC when plugged into a monitor and keyboard.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, August 18, 2:43 PM

For $35 access to a full motherboard for programming.