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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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College Students: These Soft Skills Lead to Academic Success - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

College Students: These Soft Skills Lead to Academic Success - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Developing organization and time management skills in high school pays dividends in college years, students say.

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MIT takes new approach with STEM concept videos - PennEnergy

MIT takes new approach with STEM concept videos - PennEnergy | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
MIT’s Teaching and Learning Laboratory (TLL) has created 47 STEM Concept Videos to help students connect the concepts they learn in introductory STEM courses to concrete, real-world problems

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School libraries are essential for learning

School libraries are essential for learning | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

By Carol Heinsdorf and Debra Kachel In 1991, there were 176 certified librarians in Philadelphia public schools. This year there are 11 and only five are known to be actually doing what they were trained to do.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 5, 8:08 PM

They are.

 

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The ABCs of Content – 26 Ways to Always Be Creating

The ABCs of Content – 26 Ways to Always Be Creating | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
The secret of effective content marketing? Always Be Creating it! Here are 26 ways to increase output of quality content by leveraging what you already do.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, December 6, 11:31 PM

Excellent tutorial from Reid Bandremer on how to produce quality content for your blog or website.  Most of the steps suggested by Reid are simple and can be used almost immediately, such as keeping a notebook of ideas, giving yourself time to think and reflect, leveraging your social media accounts, and expressing your thoughts in simple, clear, and understandable language.  Lots of good stuff here. Aloha, Russ.

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15 things that you really should know about presentations


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 6, 5:32 AM

The content of this slide presentation is actually an infographic with data about 15 most important things you need to know when you are getting your presentation ready.


Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 7, 2:02 AM

Quelques faits très intéressants sur les présentations. 

Jose Pietri's curator insight, December 8, 3:59 AM

Review all modules with these assertions in mind.

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Ten Shades of Innovation

Ten Shades of Innovation | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Innovation drives progress, stretches possibilities, expands thinking and revenues – it is the antithesis of complacency. The quest for innovation keeps people and companies current and vibrant. Pu...

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Linda Holroyd's curator insight, August 12, 7:06 PM

What shades of innovation will next inspire you?

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The New Science Of Adolescence

The New Science Of Adolescence | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
We generally think of adolescence as ending at about age 18. But Larry Steinberg, a professor of psychology at Temple University, says new brain science is

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RJ Lavallee's curator insight, December 2, 7:49 AM

And neuroscience is just in its infancy.

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Concerned About Copyright? A Guide For Legally Using Images On The Web

Concerned About Copyright? A Guide For Legally Using Images On The Web | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
Every creation is copyrighted by default. If in doubt whether or not you can use it, ask the creator. If you cannot identify the copyright owner, better don't use the material. And if you do use someone else's work, whether with explicit permission or based on a generic license, be sure to credit your source.…

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 3, 5:19 PM

Very well done guide about using images found online.  It even guides you through asking permission to use a photo you found.

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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.”

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Brenna Robert's curator insight, December 2, 1:50 PM

This is incredible. It's amazing how current science can allow us to see how people develop thoughts and where they are processed.

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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

5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
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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10 Apps to Make Reading in the Classroom Even More Fun | Edudemic

10 Apps to Make Reading in the Classroom Even More Fun | Edudemic | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

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25 Tweaks To Capture Attention In Social Networks [infographic]

25 Tweaks To Capture Attention In Social Networks [infographic] | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

You only have few seconds to capture their attention before your message gets drowned in the sea of updates. Now, if you know how to capture attention in social networks, you are one step next to the successful marketing campaign. Find out 25 tweaks that you can implement right away, which are often overlooked, to capture attention in the social networks.


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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 6, 9:00 AM

Good food for thought here.  Check this out and get an idea or two to improve your social networking.

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Bloom’s Taxonomy Plus Depth of Knowledge Infographic

Bloom’s Taxonomy Plus Depth of Knowledge Infographic | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 5, 9:28 PM

This infographic looks at Bloom's Taxonomy (the original version) and the cognitive dimensions and also looks at the Depth of Knowledge which focuses on the "cognitive demands (thinking process) of instruction, tasks, and/or assessments."

In the second visual the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy is in the center and Webb's Depth of Knowledge is the outer circle, providing a visual view of how the two may work together. The infographic is also available to download as a pdf on the website.

Common Core tests use Webb's Depth of Knowledge for the four levels, which are designed to increase rigor. This visual may help increase your understanding on how Webb's DOK moves beyond the verbs of Bloom's (which focus on the level of thinking) beyond the "what" to the "how" of thinking (as seen in the levels of DOK).

Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 9, 3:05 PM

This infographic combines Bloom's Taxonomy to the Depth of Knowledge model. Anyone using this?

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Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Maybe Not : NPR

Researchers say there's no evidence to support the widely held belief that there are distinct visual, auditory and kinetic learning styles.

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Will Paper Books Be Replaced by E-books Soon? This Will Surprise You

Will Paper Books Be Replaced by E-books Soon? This Will Surprise You | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
E-books were supposed to be preferred over textbooks by now. For a variety of reasons; however, printed versions of books still prevail.

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CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets

CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it

CommonLit is a nonprofit organisation building an open-source, free collection of news, poetry, and stories to support literacy, inquiry, and critical thinking.


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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 9, 9:27 AM

Topics to discuss in classrroom

Robin Yu's curator insight, December 10, 10:26 AM

A good range of materials on interesting subjects.

Robin Yu's curator insight, December 10, 10:27 AM

Interesting range of materials. 

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5 Easy Ways to Download YouTube Videos To Your Computer

5 Easy Ways to Download YouTube Videos To Your Computer | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
What happens if you find a video you really like, and would like to store it for offline viewing or to watch it on a mobile device?

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 30, 9:57 AM

Ever since KeepVid stopped working for me (Boo!) I've been looking for alternatives! Thanks, Luke! 

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In Praise of Melancholy and How It Enriches Our Capacity for Creativity

In Praise of Melancholy and How It Enriches Our Capacity for Creativity | Linking Literacy, Research, and Practice | Scoop.it
How the American obsession with happiness at the expense of sadness robs us of the capacity for a full life.

"One feels as if one were ly

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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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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. .  

Lauran Star's curator insight, November 28, 4:06 PM

Understanding what motivates you brings greater success!

 

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, November 28, 4:55 PM

This struck such a cord with me.  I can pin point the moment when I recognised that my life was my responsibility, and can see the energy that flowed from that realisation and how it's influenced every decision and action in my life. We introduce the idea to our students in a general way, (Why is it your Mum's fault that you left your homework at home?Isn't it your responsibility?) but certainly don't help them to appreciate it deeply in their lives.

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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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