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Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK- MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN

Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK- MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

Envision a world filled with happy children who are eager to learn, are healthy, feel confident in their abilities, have well developed language, strong math and reading skills, are creative and curious, get along with other children, are physically fit and active, and are self disciplined. Picture all of these children developing into adults in the community, contributing their skills and abilities.

Due to a wealth of research we are extremely fortunate to have the knowledge of all that contributes to making this dream possible!


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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, March 12, 2013 12:51 PM

It is time to ensure that EVERYONE understands the positive impact this knowledge can have. We also need to make sure everyone knows how detrimental it is for us to continue to ignore this information.

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Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Difference? - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Difference? - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Surely learning and formal education are not entirely the same thing? But what exactly is the difference?

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Nice comparisons and contrasts to make understanding easier.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 7, 3:44 PM

There are two intertwined definitions of education and only one is included here. Educare is leading students out of child. Educere is allowing students to gain control over their learning and realizing they have support when needed. We have eliminated the latter replacing it with the instrumental version called learning which is what School is about.

 

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Emil and Pauline in the City - A great hidden object game for young learners - Fun Educational Apps for Kids

Emil and Pauline in the City - A great hidden object game for young learners - Fun Educational Apps for Kids | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Emil and Pauline in the City is a fun hidden object iPad game app, with a twist. Geared toward children in the four to six years old range, this app makes children use their brain to solve a puzzle before searching for items in three busy scenes.

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10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs

10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it's similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of…

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Kindergarten Strategies to Meet Everyone's Standards - Reading Today Online

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Kindergarten Strategies to Meet Everyone's Standards
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So I began to search for the best way to teach the emergent reader how to read. At first, I couldn't even find a good definition of reading.

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Comic Poster- What Students Should Know about Creative Commons Licenses

Comic Poster- What Students Should Know about Creative Commons Licenses | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
July 2, 2014
Here is another excellent infographic on the different Creative Commons Licenses. As most of you know, Creative Commons (CC) is a licensing non-profit body that provides content...

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Visuals help we "older learners" too. Whether it is for schoolwork, blogging, or social sharing for fun, understanding the various Cerative Commons Licenses is not just useful, it's invaluable.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, July 3, 4:18 PM

A 'constant' in teaching!!!

 

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A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic]

A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic] | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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The bottom line is that U of F wants you to think about being a music educator. I really focused on the research about how music helps with language skills.

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 24, 9:20 AM

Increíble importancia de la Música:

Dorian Love's curator insight, June 27, 2:17 AM

Sweet music!

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, July 1, 7:47 AM


A bit of a edu-tisement for U.F. but this graphic has a ton of info points on music and it's value in learning.

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Kids' Summer Reading Club | Baltimore County Public Library

Kids' Summer Reading Club | Baltimore County Public Library | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

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We're not big fans of reading lists ... but we love the idea of social reading. Summer book clubs bring back so many great memories!

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Tweet from @Jodi_Carmichael

Tweet from @Jodi_Carmichael | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Oakenwald School Author Club book launch party was amazing. These are our future storytellers.@readingtub pic.twitter.com/vszTEoZ8WT #amwriting
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Take Five for Family Engagement: Apps to Get Moving TOGETHER! | The Digital Media Diet

Take Five for Family Engagement: Apps to Get Moving TOGETHER! | The Digital Media Diet | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

Carissa works at the Madison, WI public library and has embraced new media. She is a major contributor to the LittleeLit think tank and has suggested five apps for young children and families to engage together to “Get Moving”. All of these apps involve much more than sitting and staring at a screen. Children are asked to interact with their environment, engage with others and have fun while learning developmentally appropriate skills along the way …  


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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, April 25, 10:47 AM

Great recommendations from the LittleeLit Librarian think tank - more info to join: http://littleelit.com/contact-us/

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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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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!

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 1, 6:12 AM

These look like great ideas to encourage media literacy as well. You have to understand media from the inside to create media. Nothing makes you more media literate then learning to create it.

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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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7 ways to get students excited about reading -

7 ways to get students excited about reading - | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
This guest post is sponsored by SNAP Learning. With mobile devices and video games competing for students’ free time, getting your students excited about reading can be a daunting task for even the most determined teacher. Here are some ideas to inspire your students to get back to books: 1) Become a Book Character: Get …
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Bringing characters and stories to life really helps connect kids with retention ... and creates a very positive reminder that learning can be fun.

 

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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 7:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

Mika Auramo's comment, July 27, 10:00 PM
Too much false information, including topic.
Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 2:54 PM

Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.

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Bauso: How do children learn to read the Montessori way? - Auburn Citizen

Bauso: How do children learn to read the Montessori way? - Auburn Citizen | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Bauso: How do children learn to read the Montessori way?
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Gradually, our children are introduced to consonant blends (sl, tr, cr), digraphs (th, sh, ch), vowel teams (ea, ou, ui), and then words containing more than one syllable.

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Dawn Matheson's curator insight, July 11, 7:09 AM

Every child learns differently - and at different paces! If you are starting to introduce words and/or  you're child is struggling with developing his/her reading skills, this may be an approach that could work for you.

 

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - We Stink at Playing with Our Kids: Thinking Differently About Playing Together

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - We Stink at Playing with Our Kids: Thinking Differently About Playing Together | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it

Co-play is tricky business. A couple of years ago Emil Ovemar, Executive Producer and Co-founder ofToca Boca, the company that I work for, asked me to come up with a digital toy concept that would encourage children and parents to play together. The next day, I suggested an app based around the idea of a bike shop. The children would assemble the bikes and the adults would manage the business of the shop, pricing the bikes and selling them to virtual customers. Imagine: a giraffe comes in and needs a tall race bike. The parent says: “Hey kid! Do we have that? No? Can you build it? I’ll tell the giraffe to wait.” Next, a hippo comes in and needs a sturdy beach bike… I thought it was a good concept— the kids get to be creative and the adults handle the books. The app didn’t get made, though, and we never came up with another concept for co-play.

 

Eventually, we abandoned the idea of designing specifically for child-parent play altogether, and I’m happy about that. Here’s why: many parents, myself included, stink at playing with their children.

 

Why? Let me give you three reasons ...


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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, July 7, 3:29 PM

Excellent piece from Toca Boca, developer of many popular, open-ended play-based apps for young children ...

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Children's Nonfiction Rising

Children's Nonfiction Rising | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Why read nonfiction? The utilitarian reasons are the ones cited most. We read to understand the fine print of contracts, how to operate the new-fangled gadget we just overpaid for, to make sure we don't get the side effects of a new medication....

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Funny how we often think of nonfiction in terms of books and the past ... current events are a daily, ready-made resource. Loved this: "If you want to learn something new, get a book on the subject at your local library's children's room. You just might learn something new and be entertained in the bargain."

 

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25 Best Math Game Apps for your Kids to Play Smart this Summer - Fun Educational Apps for Kids

25 Best Math Game Apps for your Kids to Play Smart this Summer - Fun Educational Apps for Kids | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Best Math Game Apps for Kids -What will your kids do over the summer? Lots of activities and fun for sure and maybe a bit of math now and then! Going pure educational might not be your kids idea of summer fun. We know all kids love playing games on the iPad, so why not trying some great math games … We just selected 25 top math game apps!

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Video: Learning Disabilities, What Are the Different Types?

Video: Learning Disabilities, What Are the Different Types? | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
Learning disabilities expert Dr. Sheldon Horowitz explains the different types of learning disabilities and their impact on people with LD.

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How the iPad affects young children, and what we can do about it: Lisa Guernsey at TEDxMidAtlantic - YouTube

Lisa Guernsey is Director of the New America Foundation's Early Education Initiative. Ms. Guernsey focuses on elevating dialogue about early childhood educat...

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"This screen, it has some real power over us. It's got a real hold on us." Fascinating and very worthwhile for educators & parents alike."  Lisa Guernsey 

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, May 6, 5:24 PM

For those interested in storytelling for children this is fascinating.

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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning | Scooping Literacy: Diversified Learning | Scoop.it
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.

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I am SO in love with this idea. Have seen it work miracles with my own middle schooler.

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Acharya Narmaada K.R.Das's curator insight, May 3, 12:24 AM
In India too This sort of Create Learning has begun .Know Books know Tension ,Know Born/Orthopedic problems.Each Country /State In World should agree .Education is only to teach Basic's But Innovatory Learning sure help over all / Malty functional ,Is for sure. Love & Blessings.
Ra's curator insight, May 3, 1:54 AM

Divorce your school from bells and national standards drive n data production in favour of connections. developing problem based learning requires questioning the structure that our schools operate within. Counter. Culture. 

AleksBlumentals's curator insight, May 5, 11:50 PM

Learning by doing has always been a pattern to master a craft. This is particularly true for the  new-normal which cannot simply be taught as it is not there yet. 

What i mean is that the higher skill of entrepreneurship must be mastered in the same way: by doing, but with an OS that enables better results 

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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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