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Does writing improve thinking?

Does writing improve thinking? | Dyslexia | Scoop.it

"writing may help students develop their critical-thinking skills, but writing does not necessarily teach critical thinking"


 "The best way to help students learn critical thinking may be to actually teach it."


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A lot of thinking needs to happen before a written text emerges...the text then reflects the quality of thinking.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, April 16, 2014 11:23 AM
  1. Writing improves writing.
  2. Students will not write better than they think. 
  3. Students will not write complete thoughts unless they think complete thoughts.
  4. Students will not learn to think by listening to teachers talk.
  5. "The brain that does the work does the learning." 
Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, December 9, 2014 6:14 AM

Good for writing

 

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"Study Less, Study Smart": The Best Ways to Retain More in Less - lifehacker

"Study Less, Study Smart": The Best Ways to Retain More in Less  - lifehacker | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
When you're learning new material, it can be overwhelming when you think about how much time you need to truly understand it all. This studying technique can help you stay focused and take on more information with shorter study sessions.

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jennifer kernahan's curator insight, February 3, 2015 7:56 PM

Basically Confucius got it right! 

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.

David Baker's curator insight, February 8, 2015 11:58 AM

Good reminders about learning and how we help students structure learning.

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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 22, 2014 11:05 PM

This includes a link to 50 apps, too.  

Al Post's curator insight, July 27, 2014 12:38 PM

A good reminder of tried & true strategies!

Tammy Goldring's curator insight, September 28, 2014 9:36 AM

Great Visual!

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Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning

Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY. Ann Davis shared a definition of Pedagogy beyond a  simple "method of teaching" (unfortunately I was not a...

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/what-you-should-know-about-blogging/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/ideas-for-valuable-homework-practice/

 


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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 9, 2014 7:05 PM

Los Blogs como herramienta pedagógica

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, June 17, 2014 11:03 PM

Un buen medio de comunicación

Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 2014 7:53 PM

If you are looking at 'blogging' as a possible classroom tool / strategy to use with students - then this infographic and accompanying 'blog' advice could be useful. 

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Reading 2.0

Reading 2.0 | Dyslexia | Scoop.it

 

Many educators are worried about how technology is affecting the amount of reading that students are doing. They notice that:

Students are struggling to read and comprehend longer texts.Students are struggling to read deeply.Many students report that they don’t read outside of school at all.

There are a few contributing factors to this, technology being one and high-stakes testing being another. We could also argue that kids aren't reading less, they're reading differently.


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The 9 best browser-based photo editing tools available today

Picture this: You need to quickly fix an image and you loathe the thought of launching your desktop app. Or—same situation—except you're not in front of your own computer. Do you ...

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This looks interesting...if I ever have the time!

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Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad

Khan Academy Releases All Classes for iPad | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, Khan Academy has released all of its classes specifically for the iPad. This is great for anyone interested in getting some free education, but it’s much more than that.

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I've been recommending this resource to a number of students recently; it has lessons in many subjects now, but was originally started by a mathematician who posted explanations of maths topic.

 

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Jason Robert LeClair's curator insight, January 28, 2015 10:56 AM
A good resource for math, science, and the humanities!
Anita Vance's curator insight, January 29, 2015 2:20 PM

Point your patrons in new directions...

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 2014 7:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.

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Does writing improve thinking?

Does writing improve thinking? | Dyslexia | Scoop.it

"writing may help students develop their critical-thinking skills, but writing does not necessarily teach critical thinking"


 "The best way to help students learn critical thinking may be to actually teach it."


Via Mel Riddile
Ula Rutter's insight:

A lot of thinking needs to happen before a written text emerges...the text then reflects the quality of thinking.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, April 16, 2014 11:23 AM
  1. Writing improves writing.
  2. Students will not write better than they think. 
  3. Students will not write complete thoughts unless they think complete thoughts.
  4. Students will not learn to think by listening to teachers talk.
  5. "The brain that does the work does the learning." 
Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, December 9, 2014 6:14 AM

Good for writing

 

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How Can I Best Absorb Information While Reading?

How Can I Best Absorb Information While Reading? | Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Reading a good book can be a rewarding experience, but it can be frustrating when the information just floats through your head without sticking in your memory. Luckily there are a few methods that can really make a difference in retaining information. The bookworms at Stack Exchange provide some tips to help your Jeopardy game.

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This article is topical to my students and to myself!

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Adrianna Castelo's curator insight, March 11, 2014 12:53 PM

I think this is a very informative article that can help some people out. They give tips on how to make reading more interesting and how to keep it stuck in your memory after reading it instead of just forgetting all about it after the first time. 

tania molina's curator insight, March 17, 2014 6:05 PM

it is interesting because at times when i am reading it feels difficult for me to get information stored in my head. this are some strategies that i may try to help me out in the future. biology is one of the classes i am struggling because the reading is so difficult to me.

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Understanding Assistive Technology: Simply Said

The definition of Assistive Technology presented by the PACER Simon Technology Center www.pacer.org/stc

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Teresa Pearl's comment, December 12, 2013 5:31 PM
I really liked the simplicity of this quick video. It really opens up your eyes. AT can be ANYTHING and does not need to be complicated.