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An eclectic mix of articles and resources related to education, especially English language learning, K-Grade 12.
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Radical Linguistics in an Age of Extinction | Dissent Magazine

Radical Linguistics in an Age of Extinction | Dissent Magazine | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
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Am I too old to learn a new language?

Am I too old to learn a new language? | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
The brain's neuroplasticity decreases with age, but this shouldn't put off older learners – they do have some advantages
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The Best Language for Math

The Best Language for Math | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Studies have linked confusing English number names to weaker arithmetic skills in children. Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Turkish express math concepts more clearly.
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Interesting Map of Second Languages - MoveHub

Interesting Map of Second Languages - MoveHub | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Polish is the second most common second language in the UK, this map shows the second most popular languages for every country around the world.
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25 Of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World

25 Of The Most Dangerous And Unusual Journeys To School In The World | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
In some parts of the world, school can be a hard-won luxury. Many children throughout the world have to take the most incredible and unimaginable routes in order to receive the education that some of us may take for granted. This list we collected will show you just how determined some children can be when it comes to getting an education.
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Ellen Bialystok: Bilingual brains are more healthy

Ellen Bialystok: Bilingual brains are more healthy | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Canadian neuroscientist Ellen Bialystok tells Killian Fox how people who speak two languages cope better with Alzheimer's
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Classroom Example of Teaching Complex Text: Butterfly

This New York City kindergarten class of English language learners demonstrates Lily Wong Fillmore's guidance in how teachers can support students in acquiring and…
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A Linguist on Why "Redskins" Is Racist

A Linguist on Why "Redskins" Is Racist | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
The linguist who testified against the Redskins in their trademark proceedings explains why the team's name can't be separated from historical hatreds.
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2.6m historical pictures put online

2.6m historical pictures put online | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it

An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historical copyright-free images.

Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.

The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 million library book pages scanned in by the Internet Archive organisation.

The images have been difficult to access until now.

Mr Leetaru said digitisation projects had so far focused on words and ignored pictures.

"For all these years all the libraries have been digitising their books, but they have been putting them up as PDFs or text searchable works," he told the BBC.

"They have been focusing on the books as a collection of words. This inverts that.

"Stretching half a millennium, it's amazing to see the total range of images and how the portrayals of things have changed over time.

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Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World

Why Americans Are the Weirdest People in the World | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Joe Henrich, Steven Heine, and Ara Norenzayan are shaking up psychology and economics with their view of how culture shapes human thought and behavior.
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Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need

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"Leap.it" Could Be A Useful Search Engine For English Language Learners

"Leap.it" Could Be A Useful Search Engine For English Language Learners | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Leap.it is a new search engine that portrays search results in a visually attractive way (see the above image and compare it to the image below from Google searching the same topic: Christopher Col...
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Where on earth do they speak that language?

Where on earth do they speak that language? | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
See on a map where a specific language is spoken
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Why Should Parents Talk to Their Children in Their Native Language? | Multilingual Living

Why Should Parents Talk to Their Children in Their Native Language? | Multilingual Living | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Parents of bilingual children: Speak in your native language with your multilingual children! Here are reasons why plus tips on how to do it!
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Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally

Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
For those who think there are not enough hours in the day, researchers may have just offered you a solution. The brain can continue tasks even while asleep, a study finds. Texting not included, alas.
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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Business | WIRED

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Business | WIRED | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.
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If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done correctly

If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done correctly | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
David Marsh: Don't get in a bad mood over the subjunctive -as Shakespeare would confirm, it will add elegance to your writing
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Program provides students with exposure to both ASL and spoken language

Program provides students with exposure to both ASL and spoken language | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
A familiar scene played out in homes across Manitoba Wednesday as parents hustled their kids out the door for the first day of school.
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Back to the future - Psychologists investigate why some people see the future as being behind them

Back to the future - Psychologists investigate why some people see the future as being behind them | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
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Back To School Helpers

Back To School Helpers | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Yes, it is that time of year! Back to school and back to the trenches and battle to keep the light of education and learning burning.
Here are a few things tha…
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Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests

Our Use Of Little Words Can, Uh, Reveal Hidden Interests | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
When we talk, we focus on the "content" words — the ones that convey information. But the tiny words that tie our sentences together have a lot to say about power and relationships.
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Assess Your Cultural Profile

Assess Your Cultural Profile | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
There are eight key dimensions.
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Access to Technology for Immigrant Students

Access to Technology for Immigrant Students | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
How a ninth-grade teacher handles BYOD issues with a largely immigrant classroom.
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2lingual Google Search

Google Search in 2 separate languages. Features include Dual-Language Search Results, Real-time Search Suggestions, a Query Translation Option and 37 Google Search Languages.
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Could be very useful for English language learners in content-area classes.

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Critical Thinking Pathways

Critical Thinking Pathways | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
To teach critical thinking, consider applying six definitions of that discipline to the practices of authentic inquiry, PBL, and integrated studies.
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