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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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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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21st-Century Students Need Books, Not Textbooks

21st-Century Students Need Books, Not Textbooks | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Textbooks are expensive, outdated, and stifling to creativity, says a veteran English teacher. And worst of all, they don't promote a love of reading.
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It’s Not a Pipe: Teaching Kids to Read the Media

It’s Not a Pipe: Teaching Kids to Read the Media | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
The image projected on the screen in the front of the classroom is Magritte's painting of a pipe, including the words, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe." I ask the students to each briefly make a guess why...
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Discover And Create Beautiful Magazine With New Content Curation App Zeen Launched In Beta

Discover And Create Beautiful Magazine With New Content Curation App Zeen Launched In Beta | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Excerpted from the article:

"YouTube founders launched a teaser for a new project called Zeen. 

It’s similarly based around the idea of content curation, but whereas Delicious is about tags and bookmarks, Zeen is a more developed version of the ‘social newspaper’ services like Paper.li.

 

After connecting your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, you get the option to create your first magazine, choosing from a number of template styles and color schemes.

 

You then dive into creating the magazine, without quite so much guidance about what you’re doing or why. Tools along the top of the magazine allow you to add content from the likes of Google searches, YouTube content, Instagram photos, Twitter, RSS feeds (you have to enter the feed URL) – or content you’ve clipped from around the Web using a blookmarklet.

 

Once you’ve added as much content as you like, one piece of content per page, you can publish your magazine to share with others. As yet, it appears that these can’t be viewed by anyone not in the beta...."

 

Read original article here:

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/07/27/youtube-founders-new-magazine-focused-web-curation-app-zeen-opens-in-beta/

 

Reserve your username and try out it here: http://zeen.com

 


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Mike Ellsworth's comment, September 27, 2012 3:26 PM
Thanks for the reScoop!
Robin Good's comment, September 27, 2012 3:48 PM
Mike, you are very welcome.

By the way, if I may ask, which is the original scoop that you are referring to with your thanks?
Mike Ellsworth's comment, September 27, 2012 7:06 PM
Robin, good question, as your original scoop has been reScooped several times in this thread. I was thanking RPattinson-Daily for reScooping my reScoop, and so on, down to your original scoop. So thanks for this scoop, and for all the great scooping you do!
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Technology will generate benefits and challenges for schools

Technology will generate benefits and challenges for schools | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
With 20 percent of American school children attending rural schools, access to computers and high speed Internet at home is becoming a necessity for...
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How digital culture is rewiring our brains - Sydney Morning Herald

How digital culture is rewiring our brains - Sydney Morning Herald | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning HeraldHow digital culture is rewiring our brainsSydney Morning HeraldOur brains are superlatively evolved to adapt to our environment: a process known as neuroplasticity.

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25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Complexity

25 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Complexity | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Recently TeachThought and Edudemic collaborated to produce the following spectrum for using twitter in the classroom.


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The Trouble with On Line Education…mis fire by NY Times op ed | The High-Velocity Edge

The Trouble with On Line Education…mis fire by NY Times op ed | The High-Velocity Edge | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
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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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Can Technology Replace Teachers?

Can Technology Replace Teachers? | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
As districts and states look for more efficient ways to operate, they are turning to technological approaches that some see as a threat to teacher jobs.
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What is a 21st century teacher? | SmartBlogs

What is a 21st century teacher? | SmartBlogs | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
If we want to gain respect as a profession, then we must embrace a 21st century model of constant growth and improvement.
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Solving the Textbook-Common Core Conundrum

Solving the Textbook-Common Core Conundrum | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Beverlee Jobrack explains how schools can identify effective teaching materials as they embark on the implementation of the standards.
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Rewards of teaching young children to blog

Rewards of teaching young children to blog | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
I have been an elementary-school teacher for more than 25 years and I am always on the lookout for meaningful ways to engage and motivate my young students...
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Twitter - A Necessity for Educators in 2012

Twitter - A Necessity for Educators in 2012 | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

A Necessity for Educators in 2012
“Twitter won’t change your life, but it might make your job more fun and a little easier” - NEA

 

What is Twitter? Twitter is an online social networking site which allows users to send and receive messages of up to 140 characters.

 

Why should I join Twitter? Twitter has really become an extensive online community for anyone to quickly share and gain ideas on any topic. It’s FREE and very easy to use.

 

What role does Twitter have in Education? Twitter is a really great way to communicate short and concise thoughts. Some great ways Twitter can be used in education are:

 

Read more:

http://www.texasprincipal.org/index.php/texas-principals-education-help-support-team/entry/twitter-a-necessity-for-educators-in-2012

 


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TY @NikPeachey for Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Motivating People to Learn

TY @NikPeachey for Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Motivating People to Learn | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Now, flow is a type of intrinsic motivation, that is, there you do what you're doing primarily because you like what you're doing. If you learn only for external, extrinsic reasons, you will probably forget it as soon as you are no longer forced to remember what you want to do. Nor will you be motivated to learn for its own sake. Whereas if you are intrinsically motivated, you're going to keep learning as you move up and so you are in this lifelong learning mode, which would be the ideal.

3. What kinds of school activities are most (or least) likely to promote flow?
If you think of where kids have most flow in school, it's mostly in extracurricular activities like band, music, athletics, newspaper. In addition, if you look at academic classes, they would report flow especially when they work on team projects. That's the most enjoyable part of school. Next comes working on your own on a project and you can go down and the lowest one [in promoting flow] is listening to a lecture and audio/visual. Anything that involves them, that has goals where they can try to achieve, solve a problem, or do something it's going to be much more likely to produce flow.


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Let's Solve This: ExxonMobil is Proud to Support the Common Core State Standards Initiative

The Common Core State Standards Initiative, which has been adopted in 45 states in the US, ensures internationally recognized best practices are used to prep...
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