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How Can Students Use Twitter For Research?

How Can Students Use Twitter For Research? | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
The social media tool Twitter can help students in their research and students can use these tips to effectively conduct research and write papers.

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Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
I often hear language learning is much easier when you are younger, and that we must teach our young students another language when they are young so that they can be ‘more competitive’ in an increasingly globalized, connected world. While I don’t argue with that at all, there are many other benefits that come from being …

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Drora Arussy's curator insight, March 4, 7:46 AM

Really states clearly and understandably so many of the benefits of speaking a second language - how much more does the culture of Hebrew bring into the mix?

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 4, 10:40 AM

It might be easier when you are young, but that should not stop you from learning a new language. It isn't too late.

Tandoo Barcelona's curator insight, November 25, 9:26 AM

An intersting article about the advantages of bilingualism. So start learning! :) (Karina)

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Using Google Books for Research

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Using Google Books for Research | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"Google Books is one of the research tools that Google offers, but a lot of students overlook. Google Books can be a good place for students to look for books and look within books that can help them with their research projects."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 31, 2013 8:37 PM

Have you checked out Google Books as a tool for research? Richard Byrne provides a great overview of how to have your students use this tool. He also provides a slideshow with directions that include screenshots.

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Smithsonian Finds E-readers Makes Reading Easier for Those with Dyslexia

Smithsonian Finds E-readers Makes Reading Easier for Those with Dyslexia | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"As e-readers grow in popularity as convenient alternatives to traditional books, researchers at the Smithsonian have found that convenience may not be their only benefit. The team discovered that when e-readers are set up to display only a few words per line, some people with dyslexia can read more easily, quickly and with greater comprehension."


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Heather MacDonald's curator insight, September 23, 2013 11:20 AM

I love these kinds of advances.  For those of us who know of people who've struggled with language learning challenges this is a great discovery. Language leaning problems create way too many other personal and social problems for children who then grow to be adults with problems unless they are diagnosed and helped.

Way to go Smithsonian researchers!

Sharla Shults's curator insight, October 2, 2013 5:41 PM

The wonders of modern technology never cease!

LS5043-2014's curator insight, November 6, 6:34 PM

Important evidence re: usefulness of e-readers to underserved library populations.

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instaGrok | A new way to learn - search engine, and mind map in one

instaGrok | A new way to learn - search engine, and mind map in one | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, August 24, 2013 7:11 AM
I've looked at this before but never got into it. Maybe its time to try again....
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A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear

A Message From Your Brain: I'm Not Good At Remembering What I Hear | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"A new study shows that we are far better at remembering what we see and touch than what we hear."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 12, 9:16 PM

How do we learn best? This is a critical question for educators to understand and to keep up-to-date with research, and this post from the National Geographic looks at new research that shows that our auditory memory is not as robust as our visual and tactile memory.

Much more information is available in the post but the shorthand is that having students engage as many senses as possible is the best way for us to reach our learners!

David Baker's curator insight, March 13, 4:33 PM

Important to remember that we structure classrooms to support learning.

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Students Conduct Their Own Groundbreaking Research About Learning

Students Conduct Their Own Groundbreaking Research About Learning | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Public Science Project has been successful at enlisting the help of young people and motivating them to engage in highly academic work in large part because they value what those youth bring to the table. This model offers interesting insights for educators struggling to motivate and challenge learners that seem disengaged or disinterested in learning.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 19, 10:40 AM

Talk about authentic learning, this post provides the model to help your students become engaged and motivated researchers. Train students in "statistics and research methods" and they can actively participate in research. The post provides details of this project (which is in New York) and may move you to see if you could bring this opportunity to your students.

niftyjock's curator insight, February 19, 8:04 PM

Engaging the disengaged

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The Power of the Educational Infographic

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:48 PM

Have you had people ask you why you choose to use infographics in your classroom? This presentation is by Mia MacMeekin, who has created many great infographics (some of which have been posted on this Sccop.it). The best way to access this is in PDF format. This file is quite large so here is a direct link to it: http://anethicalisland.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/rscon-presentation-22.pdf

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instaGrok | A new way to learn - search engine, and mind map in one

instaGrok | A new way to learn - search engine, and mind map in one | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, August 24, 2013 7:11 AM
I've looked at this before but never got into it. Maybe its time to try again....
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iPad Research in Schools - Use and Impact of the iPad

iPad Research in Schools - Use and Impact of the iPad | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

An in-depth study that took place in Scotland, looking at "issues associated with the deployment of personal mobile devices as tools for teaching and learning."
Four themes were identified:

* How tablet devices impacted teaching and learning?

* Leadership and management issues

* Parental engagement

* Professional development and learning for teachers

The post lists six headlines from the study, including (quoting):

* The adoption of mobile technologies on a personal basis significantly increases access to technology for students, both inside and beyond school, with many attendant benefits for learning which include greater motivation, engagement, parental involvement, and understanding of complex ideas.

 * Teachers are equally engaged by the use of a device like the iPad which has a low learning curve enabling them to use it immediately as a teaching tool and a learning tool for themselves.

For more information click through to the article. To download the report you will need to go a link at the end of the articles "iPad Scotland Evaluation."


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