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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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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?"


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Leslie Wilson's curator insight, October 14, 2014 4:08 PM

skilled learners' - their approach

 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, October 14, 2014 7:04 PM

25 things skilled learners do is an excellent list for use with both students and for adult learning. It is important that these attributes and skills are nurtured in a school culture and are implicit in classroom practice and taught explicitly where appropriate.

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Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Improve your grasp of instructional design by looking at five game design dynamics and applying them to how you build curriculum and run your class.

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Marc Quentel's curator insight, October 15, 2014 9:38 AM

5 grands principes pour  utiliser la dynamique du jeu dans le domaine éducatif.

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The birth of the computer

The birth of the computer | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Historian George Dyson tells stories from the birth of the modern computer -- from its 17th-century origins to the hilarious notebooks of some early computer engineers.

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Online video: the quiet revolution that’s transforming teaching | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here

Online video: the quiet revolution that’s transforming teaching | The Royal Institution: Science Lives Here | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
RT @alomshaha: The Geiger-Müller Groove - just one of the online videos transforming teaching http://t.co/qNDfYS1Bkj cc @jjsanderson ;)

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 13, 2014 3:17 PM

Videos can be useful classroom tools and can be used at home by students as preparatory and review.

 

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Leading and Learning for a Successful Digital Transformation

Leading and Learning for a Successful Digital Transformation | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
One transformative school district is fostering adaptive skills among faculty and students while collaborating with like-minded districts to share ideas and further goals.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 13, 2014 8:09 AM

We talk about PLCs, PLNs, and PLEs, but too often folks aren't quite sure how to introduce them or implement them well. Taking your time to do it well and right and starting small make sense when introducing any large initiative. This is a great article to learn from someone else's efforts to help ensure your own are successful.

Laurie Gregory's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:36 AM

This is good advice! 

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 13, 2014 12:40 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Free Technology for Teachers: The Physics of Hockey

Free Technology for Teachers: The Physics of Hockey | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

If you have students who are interested in hockey, the following videos from Smarter Everyday could offer a good way to get students interested in thinking about the science of hockey.


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Why Open Education Matters

Degreed's entry in the Why Open Education Matters video competition.

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The Dawn of the Digital Classroom [Infographic]

The Dawn of the Digital Classroom [Infographic] | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The modern student expects a classroom that can accommodate the technology at his or her fingertips. Is the traditional classroom on its way out?

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Gettysburg Workshop's curator insight, October 12, 2014 1:33 AM

A good informative graphic, but I feel it overstates the current quality of offerings of  Campus Created Apps.  Also, the slow process of eText adoption slows this.  This comment is part of a tech demonstration.

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Maker Education Conference Workshop Presentation - User Generated Education

Maker Education Conference Workshop Presentation - User Generated Education | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The slide presentation and participant photos from a professional development workshop for educators:  

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10 things to know about the state of tech in education

10 things to know about the state of tech in education | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The current state of tech and education is in flux. Here are 10 things to know about what's happening now.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 11, 2014 2:41 PM

The state of digital technology in School should remain in flux perhaps focused on conversations about what that means.

 

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Crafting Questions That Drive Projects

Crafting Questions That Drive Projects | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Not only does project based learning motivate students because it is an authentic use of technology, it facilitates active learning, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. Projects begin with a driving question–an open-ended question that sets the stage for the project by creating interest and curiosity."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 10, 2014 10:32 PM

This post by Tony Vincent provides an in-depth look at how to craft driving questions that promote project based learning. It begins with a discussion of why you would choose to use driving questions and then turns to projects and shares what he believes makes a good project, one that will make a "dent" in the world.

Additional areas explored include:

* What comes first,the driving question or the learning goals?

* Who writes the question?

* The many types of driving questions (and the list includes seven categories) as well as resources that will help you craft a driving question.

* Refining the question

* Outcomes

* Branching questions

There are quite a few examples of driving questions provided as well as links to some additional resources.

If you are planning on having project based learning a component of your classroom this post provides great foundational material to help you create a great driving question.

Linda Ashida's curator insight, October 11, 2014 10:20 AM

This is a great post.  Key ideas to use driving questions, tap into student passion and inspire meaningful learning.

Lisa Norris's curator insight, October 12, 2014 1:24 PM

Grabbing their attention in the beginning with great questions will give them the stamina to grapple with the inquiry process later.

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10 Actions to Reverse America's Creativity Crisis

10 Actions to Reverse America's Creativity Crisis | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Literacy expert Laura Robb argues for refocusing school reform on opportunities for all children to develop as creative, divergent thinkers and problem solvers.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 10, 2014 6:56 PM

Points which stood out were the link to poverty, the need for teacher support, and that we are in midst of a creativity crisis. Perhaps the last point is tied into the standardizing of School and the way we think learning is about inputs and outputs forgetting about its relational nature.

 

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How Teachers Can Use Social Media in the Classroom

How Teachers Can Use Social Media in the Classroom | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
If you’re a teacher, you’re likely always looking for ways to get your students excited about learning. One innovative method is through social media.
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Web-Era Trade Schools, Feeding a Need for Code - New York Times

Web-Era Trade Schools, Feeding a Need for Code - New York Times | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Dozens of the schools have sprung up around the country to teach computer programming, offering students a fast-paced curriculum and the promise of jobs.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 14, 2014 7:46 PM

 At least the students are getting not only training, but jobs. But what happens when they accept folks with less skills? 

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10 Ways to Boost Brain Power for Young Students

10 Ways to Boost Brain Power for Young Students | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Research into neuroscience and brain power is among the most fascinating due to its impact on education. And when it comes to young learners, strategies for optimizing brain development are essenti...

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, October 15, 2014 11:18 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Leonie McIntosh's curator insight, October 15, 2014 8:16 PM

Neuroscience and early childhood education is really an untapped wealth of knowledge - imagine if the two sectors worked closer together to explore early childhood development and connections with neuroscience.

 

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How to Find Curated Content in Google Play for Classroom Use | Edudemic

How to Find Curated Content in Google Play for Classroom Use | Edudemic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Here’s how you can take advantage of the tutorials and activities available on Google Play for your own students.

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Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives ~ Brain Pickings

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives ~ Brain Pickings | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

by Maria Popova

 

"One of the most basic beliefs we carry about ourselves, Dweck found in her research, has to do with how we view and inhabit what we consider to be our personality. A “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static givens which we can’t change in any meaningful way, and success is the affirmation of that inherent intelligence, an assessment of how those givens measure up against an equally fixed standard; striving for success and avoiding failure at all costs become a way of maintaining the sense of being smart or skilled. A “growth mindset,” on the other hand, thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. Out of these two mindsets, which we manifest from a very early age, springs a great deal of our behavior, our relationship with success and failure in both professional and personal contexts, and ultimately our capacity for happiness."

 

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An excellent essay/review that summarizes and praises Carol Dweck's book Mindset. If you haven't read the book, this is a great way to find out quickly what all the excitement is about.


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Teacher Stuff

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3 Important Graphics to Help Parents Teach Their Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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What Is Mindful Parenting? - Huffington Post

What Is Mindful Parenting? - Huffington Post | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Rather than pitting our needs against our children's, parenting mindfully involves cultivating an awareness, right in such moments, of how our needs are interdependent. Our lives are undeniably deeply connected....

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Who Really Created Modern Tech? The Forgotten Female Programmers Story

Who Really Created Modern Tech? The Forgotten Female Programmers Story | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, October 10, 2014 10:24 AM

Article Link: http://n.pr/1q83Cuf


Now here's a story you rarely hear -- all about the women mathematicians who created our modern computers.


This is a wonderful read, and a perfect way to end the week. As usual, women's contributions are off the radar screen. Yet it is inspiring to read how much they contributed to the creation of computers. These women were front-and-center, not help maidens. Who knew??!!


Read this fascinating story. And oh, BTW -- there are tons of these backstories laying around just waiting to be told. What fascinating backstories can you tell about your business and the people involved?


Happy Friday! Happy reading!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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11 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Stress - Marc and Angel Hack Life

11 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Stress - Marc and Angel Hack Life | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some...

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malek's comment, October 12, 2014 7:37 AM
a great start for the day, thanks
Tison Georges's curator insight, October 14, 2014 10:47 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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How Can English Teachers Benefit from Digital Storytelling Tools - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How Can English Teachers Benefit from Digital Storytelling Tools - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Digital Storytelling can enhance student’s listening and writing skills. Learn how..

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Are You an Autodidact? Or Do You Need Other People To Learn?

Are You an Autodidact? Or Do You Need Other People To Learn? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Most people are not autodidacts. In order to learn effectively, they need guidance provided by teachers. They need support provided by peers. And they need structure provided by institutions.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 11, 2014 2:43 PM

It is not that we are or are not, but we are not in every situation. We need guidance and teaching in many situations.

 

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LUCIA SALINAS's curator insight, October 11, 2014 11:19 PM

agregar su visión ... Se aprende con otros y de otros

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6 Things to Consider Before Starting Your Makerspace

6 Things to Consider Before Starting Your Makerspace | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Tom Friedman argues in The World is Flat that all we really need to know to be successful in life is how to come up with an idea and execute on it. Children have the first part down--they are hardwired for creativity.

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No Amount of Yelling Was Going to Fix This Problem

No Amount of Yelling Was Going to Fix This Problem | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
I never cease to be amazed at the power that using problem solving over punishment or reward can have on actually making situations better.
My 10-year-old son, Cole, is playing soccer this season and he has a great coaching team.

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RJ Lavallee's curator insight, October 10, 2014 4:10 PM

Love it! Stop the yelling.