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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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MIT and Harvard announce edX

MIT and Harvard announce edX | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced the launch of edX, a transformational partnership in online education.
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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including:

 

 –weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity

 

–underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design

 

–considering the considerable potential of social media platforms against its apparent divergence from academic learning

 

Some educators seek out the ideal of a 21st century learning environment constantly, while others prefer that we lose the phrase altogether, insisting that learning hasn’t changed, and good learning looks the same whether it’s the 12th or 21st century.

 

At TeachThought, we tend towards the tech-infused model, but do spend time exploring the limits and challenges of technology, the impact of rapid technology change, and carefully considering important questions before diving in head-first. 

 

The following take on 21st century learning developed by TeachThought is notable here because of the absence of technology. There is very little about iPads, social media, 1:10 laptops, or other tech-implementation. In that way, it is closer to the “classic” approach to “good learning” than it is the full-on digital fare we often explore.

 

The size of the circles on the map are intended to convey priority.

 

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning...

 

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http://www.teachthought.com/learning/9-characteristics-of-21st-century-learning/

 


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Timetoast - Create timelines, share them on the web

Timetoast - Create timelines, share them on the web | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Timetoast is a place to create timelines that you can add to your blog or website. You can create historical timelines of important events, or build a timeline of your vacation. It's all up to you.

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Mattias Davidsson's comment, August 30, 2012 5:34 AM
But what about history before year 100? How do I add those?
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Are Schools Prepared to Let Students BYOD?

Are Schools Prepared to Let Students BYOD? | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Elementary school Principal Peter DeWitt writes about students' social and emotional health, and how educators can help young people find common ground. He can be found at www.petermdewitt.com.
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Center for American Progress

Center for American Progress | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

To position the United States for the future, substantial investments are needed in research, infrastructure, and education. The most important of these areas to address, however, is education, as the overwhelming economic evidence points to education—and human capital investments, generally—as the key drivers of economic competitiveness in the long term.

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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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4 Ideas That Will Change Augmented Reality « Augmented Stories

4 Ideas That Will Change Augmented Reality « Augmented Stories | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

I'm often asked where Augmented Reality is heading and what AR will look like in the next 5-10 years. Let's take a peek ahead.


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Op-Ed: Lack of Education Linked to Record Levels of Debt

Op-Ed: Lack of Education Linked to Record Levels of Debt | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
CPA Howard Dvorkin offers tips on how young people can reduce debt and become financial savvy:...
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10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy - Forbes

10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy - Forbes | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Thanks for sharing. Useful information as usual.
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YouTube makes it easier for playlist creators to tell a story with new intro and outro feature

YouTube makes it easier for playlist creators to tell a story with new intro and outro feature | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Excerped from article:

"YouTube decided to help out the community a bit by releasing a new intro and outro feature that lets you insert professional clips in between your videos easily.

 

YouTube Engineer Eric Lundberg said:

"You can choose from a variety of styles for text introductions and even add royalty-free music tracks. Interstitials will appear as unlisted videos in your account, and are eligible for monetization if they are at least 15 seconds long."

 

These particular features allow video creators to tell a full story in a series of videos. Even if you’re not making your own videos, creating a playlist is a way of providing a valuable service to the community."

 

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http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/08/23/youtube-makes-easier-video-creators-tell-story-new-intro-outro-feature/


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Youtube has introduced a great curating feature for the playlist service. You can insert professional clips in between your videos, you can choose from a variety of styles for text introductions, add royalty-free music tracks and your interstitials will appear as unlisted videos in your account and are eligible for monetization if they are 15 seconds long.

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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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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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