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Don't Let Your Preschoolers Forget How To Play

Don't Let Your Preschoolers Forget How To Play | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
As hard as it is to believe, there are children as young as 4 or 5 already showing signs of stress and burn-out because parents and teachers are misinformed
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Sometimes we forget how many rules fill our kids' world ... taking away the chance to let them explore, think, decide for themselves! Great reminder.

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20 video project ideas to engage students

20 video project ideas to engage students | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Videos are engaging. They can be a powerful tool to draw students in and connect them to content in innovative ways. Here are 20 ways to do it.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 18, 8:56 PM

10 general project ideas and 10 for subject areas. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 9:57 AM

Integrating video projects into the classroom can be as simple or complex as you want. Just grab a phone, digital camera or tablet and your students are on their way.

Here are some video project ideas, divided into ideas for any classroom and ideas for specific subject areas:

Betty Skeet's curator insight, April 10, 5:57 AM

Video project ideas!

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Dyslexia law inspired by Ocean City student draws global interest

Dyslexia law inspired by Ocean City student draws global interest | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Beth Ravelli thought she finally could rest this year after Gov. Chris Christie signed the last of a series of bills in January to address dyslexia and reading disabilities in New Jersey.

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How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means absorbing important information and using that to form a decision or opinion of your own--rather than just spouting off what you hear others say. This doesn't always come naturally to us, but luckily, it's something you can train yourself to do better.

 

Critical thinking doesn't end. The more knowledge you cultivate, the better you'll become at thinking about it. It's navel gazing in that you're constantly thinking about thinking, but the end result is a brain that automatically forms better arguments, focused ideas, and creative solutions to problems.



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"Navel gazing." I haven't heard that term in ages ... and don't do it near enough.

 

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, February 7, 8:37 AM

Critical Thinking is the killer tool of content creators.  

Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, February 9, 5:18 AM

A very practical description with examples of ways to become better in your critical thinking. A good primer for sense making as part of the PKM framework.

Todd Bratcher's curator insight, February 18, 3:46 PM

Critical thinking means to ask questions that need to be asked. it involves finding the significance in every piece of information you come across and formulating opinions and plans of action. You have to ask the tough questions and the best one to start with is "Why?" Critical thinking is about being curious and allowing your sense of curiosity to follow the "why".Often times following the why will lead to finding the truths and finding lies. Critical thinking is also about honing in ones BS detector. Take time to analyze information before accepting it's credibility.

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Some Differences Between Ebooks, Enhanced Ebooks, And Apps | Digital Book World

Some Differences Between Ebooks, Enhanced Ebooks, And Apps | Digital Book World | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
How to define ebooks, enhanced ebooks and apps? Each offers different capabilities, requires different production tools, has different price points, and serves different consumer needs.

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, February 5, 8:44 AM

Great article ...

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Online Comic Creators

This presentation offers ideas on how to use comics in the classroom and a list of online comic creators

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, February 8, 2:19 AM

Original storytelling way

corneja's curator insight, February 8, 10:40 AM

Contiene enlaces para creación de comics. Una presentación muy útil, no sólo para educadores. Gracias.

 

BookChook's curator insight, February 9, 1:53 PM

Also check out my free PDF, Using Comic Editors with Kids at

http://susanstephenson.com.au/using-comic-editors-with-kids/

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Take Five for Family Engagement: Great Puzzle Apps to Share With Kids 4-10+ | The Digital Media Diet

Take Five for Family Engagement: Great Puzzle Apps to Share With Kids 4-10+ | The Digital Media Diet | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
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Puzzles are an open door for kids to practice critical thinking skills. Carissa Kluver has some greate games / puzzles / educational apps in this post.

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Have Students Create Apps? Yes, They Can! - Getting Smart by Jon Samuelson - edapps, edchat, EdTech, Innovation, ipaded, students

Have Students Create Apps? Yes, They Can! - Getting Smart by Jon Samuelson - edapps, edchat, EdTech, Innovation, ipaded, students | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
I suggest that teachers should all give the app a download and take a look regardless of what grade you teach. It may provide you with some inspiration for your own app, or idea to pursue with YOUR students this year.

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15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts : Teacher Reboot Camp

15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts : Teacher Reboot Camp | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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I am (admittedly) a HUGE fan of writing prompts. They aren't just for school, either. They are wonderful "teasers" for dinner-table conversation, too. 

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BookChook's curator insight, December 22, 2013 9:23 PM

Websites and other ideas with writing prompts to spark student writing. 

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Miss Lucy's Teaching Fun: Science For Children - A Good Alternative to Textbooks

Miss Lucy's Teaching Fun: Science For Children - A Good Alternative to Textbooks | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
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Moving Smart: THE KINETIC SCALE: Beyond Gross & Fine Motor

Moving Smart: THE KINETIC SCALE: Beyond Gross & Fine Motor | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:44 PM

Movement is at the very core of how children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, and of course, physically. Here at Moving Smart we foster children's naturally move-to-learn style while helping parents and teachers understand the comprehensive benefits of all that wiggling!

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5 Toys to Promote Problem Solving for a Child With Special Needs

5 Toys to Promote Problem Solving for a Child With Special Needs | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Problem solving is an integral part of a child’s success, confidence and independence. Problem solving helps children make discoveries about the world around them, learn the skills to relate to oth...
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5 Ideas to Help Sensory Seekers Focus in the Library

5 Ideas to Help Sensory Seekers Focus in the Library | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
(Disclosure: Affiliate links are included in this post. For more information, visit our Policies page. Thank you for supporting The Library Adventure team!) We usually think of the library as a qui...
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When children learn to speak: the importance of hearing - DigitalJournal.com

When children learn to speak: the importance of hearing
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WARRENVILLE, Ill., Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In early childhood, our sense of hearing plays a crucial role, providing the basis for speech and communication skills.
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When, And How, To Let Learners Struggle

When, And How, To Let Learners Struggle | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 24, 11:05 AM

There is a balance that needs to happen. Teachers need to be sensitive and tactful to what student needs are.

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Online Art Games - LiveBinder

Online Art Games - LiveBinder | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
This binder contains lots of interactive art games for kids!

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Interesting idea that art is an "interactive game."

 

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Ashok Rathod's comment, December 29, 2012 9:58 AM
Play Online Games FREEEEE... http://www.gaminghunks.com/
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Infographic: The Internet Is Making Kids Stupid

Infographic: The Internet Is Making Kids Stupid | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Kids' Internet obsession is having a shockingly negative impact on their intelligence, but there is a fix.
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Do you think that being addicted to computers at an early age "sets up" kids for a proclivity toward addictive behaviors later in life?

 

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How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means absorbing important information and using that to form a decision or opinion of your own--rather than just spouting off what you hear others say. This doesn't always come naturally to us, but luckily, it's something you can train yourself to do better.

 

Critical thinking doesn't end. The more knowledge you cultivate, the better you'll become at thinking about it. It's navel gazing in that you're constantly thinking about thinking, but the end result is a brain that automatically forms better arguments, focused ideas, and creative solutions to problems.



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Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, February 9, 5:18 AM

A very practical description with examples of ways to become better in your critical thinking. A good primer for sense making as part of the PKM framework.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, February 15, 5:00 PM

"Navel gazing." I haven't heard that term in ages ... and don't do it near enough.

 

Todd Bratcher's curator insight, February 18, 3:46 PM

Critical thinking means to ask questions that need to be asked. it involves finding the significance in every piece of information you come across and formulating opinions and plans of action. You have to ask the tough questions and the best one to start with is "Why?" Critical thinking is about being curious and allowing your sense of curiosity to follow the "why".Often times following the why will lead to finding the truths and finding lies. Critical thinking is also about honing in ones BS detector. Take time to analyze information before accepting it's credibility.

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Susan Cooper: libraries are the frontline in the war for the imagination

Susan Cooper: libraries are the frontline in the war for the imagination | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
In a speech given to the Youth Libraries Group, The Dark Is Rising author recalls the events that fired her creative instincts as a child, and the importance of books and libraries in building a rich inner life for children

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Piiig Labs- Best Science App for Kids Using Virtual Experiments - App Review -

Piiig Labs- Best Science App for Kids Using Virtual Experiments - App Review - | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
There have been other science apps that I have reviewed, but none has impressed me quite as much as this one. Piiig Labs is a virtual science lab for the iPad, which includes six different experiments that demonstrate solid scientific principles.

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20+ Tips and Resources to Engage Learners with Comics : Teacher Reboot Camp

20+ Tips and Resources to Engage Learners with Comics : Teacher Reboot Camp | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

by Shelly Terrell

 

"Comics can be powerful learning tools. The mix of art, dialogue, character expressions, and frames engages learners and is brain-friendly. Moreover, comics break down a story’s plot and text into bite-sized chunks that are supported with visuals. This is much easier for our brain to process than reading a large amount of text on a page. Additionally, comics are an effective way to introduce your learners to digital storytelling. Many of the comic creation tools are easy to use allowing the learners to fill in their frames by clicking on a choice of characters, props, scenes, and more presented to them. Your learners will be able to quickly create a story, view it, and share it with their friends and family. Comics come in many formats and types to support and engage struggling readers as well as advanced readers. Creating comics engages students and encourages them to explore vocabulary, summarize information, and contextualize what they learn in a creative way. Creating comics is also being accepted as an effective way to teach complicated writing. Nick Sousanis, a doctoral candidate at Teachers College, Columbia University, wrote his PhD dissertation entirely in comic book form. View examples of his work on his blog, Spin, Weave and Cut. The following tips and free resources will help you engage learners with comics."


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Comics or graphic novels ... whatever you call them, stories told in "panels" are a great way to not only encourage reading, but keep kids reading. 

 

Just as we choose magazines over novels sometimes, kids want different things at different times!

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, December 31, 2013 12:46 PM

Here is a link to my "Cool Comic Creators" binder. It includes online creators as well as printable ones.

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=41475

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 1, 5:35 AM

teacher professional development should get the same support that coding did. How can one teach what they don't know , content, and use tools proficiently without some support ?

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Welcome to the FUTURE of CONNECTED TOYS

Welcome to the  FUTURE of CONNECTED TOYS | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:37 PM


Maya Zuckerman:  "We are in the dawn of a new toy era - the rise of the connected and integrated toys."

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Word games - Oxford Dictionaries Online

Word games by Oxford Dictionaries Online

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BookChook's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:41 AM

Oxford Dictionaries Online links to their word games. 

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 1:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

Carol

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SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic]

SEVEN STEPS TO THE PERFECT STORY [Fun Infographic] | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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KindredReaders's curator insight, January 2, 8:45 AM

great visual reference!

Ali Anani's curator insight, January 2, 10:39 PM

Creative writing in steps

Gennia Holder's curator insight, January 14, 6:50 AM

This a great list, but, perfect?  I don't know about that :)  Stories aren't a magic bullet. However, applying these elements and telling the right story+right time+right audience... can make an emotional connection with your audience that impacts your business.

 

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: What is Better Than Helping a Child Thrive?

Early Childhood Brain Insights: What is Better Than Helping a Child Thrive? | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

Play is essential to the healthy development of children. It is the way the brain learns best. It provides the movement that is critical to overall development. It leads to optimal social/emotional abilities. Due to the importance of play in helping a child

thrive,


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Oh, how I wish we could convince "the powers that be" that play IS learning. Great piece. Thanks Deborah!

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