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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?

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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, 2014 8:24 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, 2014 3:24 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, 2014 4:54 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 6, 2014 2:50 AM

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, 2014 2:05 PM

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 12:58 PM
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, 2014 8:18 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, 2014 8:00 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, 2014 6:46 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 3:46 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, 2014 8:35 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 11:37 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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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

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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, 2014 1:47 PM

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, 2014 12:57 PM

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, 2014 8:57 AM

Video project ideas!

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 1, 2014 9:12 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, 2014 11:37 AM

Critical Thinking is the killer tool of content creators.  

Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:18 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, 2014 6:46 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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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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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 11, 2014 1:34 PM

Great list of comic creators. Love that there are many different styles.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 12, 2014 2:54 PM

Creadores de Comic Online

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 13, 2014 7:52 PM

Es una buena idea, pueden obtenerse beneficios si se emplean en la educación.

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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
Terry Doherty's insight:

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 23, 2013 12:23 AM

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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