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How Books and Television Affect Your Brain Differently

How Books and Television Affect Your Brain Differently | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
There’s a perception that books are good, while TV is bad. Spend a day curled up with a book and you’re an intellectual, but spend a day watching your favorite show and you become a couch potato…
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Books, chosen well, lead to conversation and questions. TV and screens can have negative effects on us and limit conversations. The research cited should inform parents and teachers. It is not that we would kick digital and visual tools to the curb, but use them more carefully, as we would books.
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K-12 Education in a post-literate age - Education Week News

K-12 Education in a post-literate age - Education Week News | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it

"American schools have entered the Age of Post-Literacy. Books, long idealized as foundational shapers of intellect, no longer mold young people's minds ..."


Via Leona Ungerer, Dean J. Fusto
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Are we in a post-literate age or has literacy changed? It might be the latter and finding information is no longer a one-stop venture, but includes libraries of various sorts and other stops along the learning path.

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Daniel Groenewald's curator insight, April 3, 2014 7:27 PM

Key questions about 21st century learning to take onboard. 

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Reading: How to Teach it in the Digital Era

Reading: How to Teach it in the Digital Era | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
Reading has always been an invaluable skill, but in the digital era it will be even more important.
Via Ines Bieler, Yashy Tohsaku, Pantelis Chiotellis, Makena Conteh
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
The challenge is not to make digital tools the default process of teaching reading. My experience was children who struggled with reading needed continuous adult support even with a digital reading system. I discovered they tended to lack vocabulary and left to their own devices did not benefit.
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Reading Writing Responding: What's So Digital About Literacy Anyway?

Reading Writing Responding: What's So Digital About Literacy Anyway? | Educational Leadership and Technology | Scoop.it
In a post titled, 'The Importance of Modeling Positive Use of Social Media', +Chris Wejr suggested that schools need to do more to both model the appropriate use of social media, as well as promote more positive stories.

Via Elizabeth E Charles, Dean J. Fusto
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Digital literacy and offline forms of literacy are incredibly important. We can find whatever we are looking for online, but does that mean we have the skills to discern whether it is appropriate? I think not.

 

Adults and children can learn together.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, January 14, 2014 1:36 AM

This is an excellent article - and I do like the chemistry reference!