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Is the Internet changing how we read and think? What are the implications for those with dyslexia? For educators? (Find me on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/cdcowen. See my other SCOOP-IT pages http://www.scoop.it/t/dyslexia-diablogue-ida-examiner AND http://www.scoop.it/t/dyslexia-literacy )
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The Neuroscience of Creativity and Insight | Think Tank | Big Think

The Neuroscience of Creativity and Insight | Think Tank | Big Think | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
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Office Timeline2012 - Create Beautiful Timelines

Office Timeline2012 - Create Beautiful Timelines | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Office Timeline a free timeline maker for Microsoft PowerPoint that allows you to easily create and share beautiful timelines, gantt charts, and project schedules.

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Nine useful lists for educators | eSchool News

As part of Connected Educator Month (CEM), social media-savvy teachers and education professionals are using Twitter, blogs, and publications to get information out as quickly and easily as possible, and are using lists in many ways.
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5 Tech Tools Making Classrooms Better

5 Tech Tools Making Classrooms Better | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Facebook and Twitter aren't just a place for random musings -- they're also great platforms for enhancing classroom discussions.
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My 10 Favorite Education Infographics Of 2012 (So Far) | Edudemic

My 10 Favorite Education Infographics Of 2012 (So Far) | Edudemic | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Fantastic infographics related to education.

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Are kids really motivated by technology? | SmartBlogs

Are kids really motivated by technology? | SmartBlogs | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
As a guy who delivers two-day #edtech workshops during my breaks from full-time classroom teaching, I’m often asked the same questions again and again: H...
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Facebook, The 'Teenage Version Of Email'

Facebook, The 'Teenage Version Of Email' | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
After five years on Facebook, Maxine Guttmann, 15, just isn’t that into it.
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BishopBlog: A gentle introduction to Twitter for the apprehensive academic

BishopBlog: A gentle introduction to Twitter for the apprehensive academic | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

If I tell people I’m on Twitter, I tend to get one of three reactions:
a) Isn’t it all about what Lady Gaga had for breakfast?
b) How do you find the time?
c) You?!!! (Implication: Twitter is for hip juveniles rather than fossilised academics)

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Khan Academy: The hype and the reality

Khan Academy: The hype and the reality | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Khan Academy boasts almost 3,300 videos that have been viewed over 160 million times. That’s a heroic achievement.
But, a mathematician says, there’s a problem: the videos aren’t very good.
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Duz Txting Hurt Yr Kidz Gramr? Absolutely, a New Study Says

Duz Txting Hurt Yr Kidz Gramr? Absolutely, a New Study Says | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Reporter Sarah D. Sparks spent the last five years writing about federal and state education regulations. Now covering education research, she can most often be found with a double-shot mocha in one hand and the latest academic journal in the other.
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The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators | Edudemic

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators | Edudemic | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Bringing multimedia into the classroom is a great way to engage students in learning. Supplementing lessons, opening up new interests, and offering inspiration, online videos make for an incredible teaching tool. In 2010, we covered our favorite 100 video sites for educators, and we’ve now updated our list for 2012 with more than 100 resources and more than 25 brand new entries.

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How to Create Your Own Online Course: 100 Tools, Guides, and Resources | Best Universities

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Cell phones in the classroom: It’s the law

Cell phones in the classroom: It’s the law | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Cell phones in the classroom? It's now a state law.
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Media Literacy: Understanding Digital Capabilities - a BBC report

Media Literacy: Understanding Digital Capabilities - a BBC report | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Read the report slides: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/learning/learningoverview/bbcmedialiteracy_26072012.pdf ;

 

Comment by Helen Milner:

My thoughts on the BBC’s Media Literacy research report - http://bit.ly/Ta1BNy ;


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SlideSpeech, presentations with voice

SlideSpeech, presentations with voice | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

By reading the speaker notes in your presentation using the latest text-to-speech technology, SlideSpeech ensures your message comes across loud and clear.


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What We Learned: A 1:1 iPad Reflection

What We Learned: A 1:1 iPad Reflection | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
This past week at Burlington High School, we started rolling out iPads for incoming freshmen. During this process, I couldn't help but reflect on what had occurred over the course of a year.
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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Edudemic

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Edudemic | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever.

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The Elements Of A Digital Classroom

The Elements Of A Digital Classroom | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
What are the components of a digital classroom?
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How to Roll Out a 1:1 iPad Program

How to Roll Out a 1:1 iPad Program | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
When The Westside School decided to grow its established primary school into a leading middle school program, parents, teachers, students and administrators mapped out an integrated project-based le...
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Texting’s effect on grammar is debated - NorthJersey.com

Texting’s effect on grammar is debated - NorthJersey.com | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
If the average American teen sends a staggering 3,000 text messages a month, you can be sure that there are more than a few letters, commas and apostrophes missing.
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Professor says teens' social-media lingo hurts writing skills

Professor says teens' social-media lingo hurts writing skills | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Shelby Hill, a Howard Middle School student from Orlando, sits in a writing camp sharing her ideas about a character she created for a zombie script.
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What Will The Ed Tech Revolution Look Like?

What Will The Ed Tech Revolution Look Like? | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
During the past 40 years, accounting for inflation, we have nearly tripled the amount of money we spend per student in public K-12 education. It was roughly $4,000 in 1971, and last year amounted to $11,000 per student.
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How Americans Would Slim Down Public Education

How Americans Would Slim Down Public Education | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Education budgets are tight and state and district leaders must make tough decisions about where to save. But is the public willing to accept cuts? If so, where?
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For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire

For 'Connected Educator Month,' Tips From 33 Educators We Admire | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
We asked everyone who has written for or collaborated with us on the blog to answer two simple questions. Read what these 33 educators have to say to get over 100 great recommendations and ideas.
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A connecting educator

A connecting educator | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has named August as Connected Educator Month. The U.S.
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