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The PIRLS Reading Result--Better than You May Realize

The PIRLS Reading Result--Better than You May Realize | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
The PIRLS results are better than you may realize. Last week, the results of the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) were published. This test compared reading ability in...
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Notes the relative ease of learning to read in Finnish as a first language compared to learning to read in English.  Elementary teachers in English-speaking countries should be congratulated for teaching children to read in an orthographically deep language.

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Learning, Thinking, Becoming
An eclectic mix of articles and resources related to education, especially English language learning, K-Grade 12.
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Talking in Math

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Brianna Gray and Jake Rosch

 

Using a strategy from Talking in Class, students work with academic vocabulary in a math classroom. In teams of two, students use math terms to guide each other in creating a geometric picture.

 


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Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach

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This website serves as an off-campus host for text, images, data and other web-based resources associated with the free eText, Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 12, 2015 4:58 PM

I'm very excited to see a free eText in Human Geography.  I will be looking at this more closely during the next semester and think that geography teachers will see this as a welcome supplemental to their arsenal of resources. This is definitely on the shortlist of best materials on this site.   


Tags: geography educationAPHG, textbook.

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, August 13, 2015 7:24 AM

Human Geography

Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, August 13, 2015 8:52 AM

Gracias a Seth Dixon accedo a este texto de acceso libre que es una interesante Introducción a la Geografía Humana. De fácil navegación se puede acceder a valiosa información textual, a imágenes, datos y otros recursos. Es un producto de Steven Graves, profesor de geografía en California State University, Northridge.

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Five Resources for Global News | Librarian Curated

Five Resources for Global News | Librarian Curated | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Do your students know where to find news? Here are five free websites featuring news and media content from around the world, selected by Director of Library Services at Worcester (MA) Academy Jenn Hanson.

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Looking For Real-World Math Problems? Try Google Earth!

Looking For Real-World Math Problems? Try Google Earth! | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Aiming to get kids to understand and solve real-world math problems, one teacher developed a tool that uses Google Earth.
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Making Use Of Google Translate

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I was conducting a workshop a while ago when a teacher pointed out that Google Translate was an issue in her classroom, due to the fact that her students use it to complete homework tasks. Rightfully...
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How We Sleep in Mainland China - The Jawbone Blog

How We Sleep in Mainland China - The Jawbone Blog | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
How does the most populous country sleep? We show which cities in China get the most and least sleep, and what changed our sleep patterns this year.

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 3, 2015 6:09 AM

Here is a taste of the big data that Jawbone and other wearable devices are collecting about us. I find it fascinating.

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How apraxia got my son suspended from school – Michael Graziano – Aeon

How apraxia got my son suspended from school – Michael Graziano – Aeon | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
My six-year-old son was suspended as a danger to others. His crime? Apraxia, a disability you could find in any classroom
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In Cricket-Crazy India, Basketball Is Quietly Empowering Girls’ Lives · Global Voices

In Cricket-Crazy India, Basketball Is Quietly Empowering Girls’ Lives · Global Voices | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Meet the girls of Gangyap, who are national level champions in basketball, a sport that was foreign in their remote mountainous village until recently.
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Dear Parent: About THAT kid...

Dear Parent: About THAT kid... | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Dear Parent: I know. You're worried. Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. The one who is always hitting shoving pinching scratching maybe even biting other children. The on...
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Can the universe be described in simple English? | British Council Voices

Can the universe be described in simple English? | British Council Voices | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
How can we make complex scientific ideas more accessible? Dr Roberto Trotta tells us about his attempt to describe the universe using the most common 1,000 words of English and explains why science ultimately speaks to us through the language of mathematics.
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The Forer Effect

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‘Let me tell you who you really are’ Three Men in a Boat:  Has this ever happened to you? You find yourself waiting outside the doctor’s surgery and you are idly browsing through the magazines ther...
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How One Teacher Changed for the Good of Her Students

How One Teacher Changed for the Good of Her Students | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Author and educator Pernille Ripp shares the steps she took to help her students regain a love of learning.
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Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post! | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add...
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The Global Refugee Crisis, Region by Region

The Global Refugee Crisis, Region by Region | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
In the latest crisis, tens of thousands are racing to Hungary before a border fence is finished.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 3, 2015 2:13 AM

A good article that can be used to talk about social issues in English

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refugee

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#refugees #syria #middleeast #regions

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Personality Is More Important Than Intelligence

Personality Is More Important Than Intelligence | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
When it comes to academic achievement, intelligence is an important factor -- but it is certainly not the only, or even the most important, factor.

According to a new Australian study, personality is a better predictor of success in school than i...
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New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
New research from Stanford is helping to build the case that nurturing a “growth mindset” can help many kids understand their true potential.
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7 fun board games that will make you smarter about economics

Monopoly is an obvious pick, but Scrabble is up there as well...along with a few you may have never even heard of
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If we want better students, end the 19th-century ‘grading game’

If we want better students, end the 19th-century ‘grading game’ | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
The rigidity of using only grades to determine future success has stifled creativity and reinforced a negative climate for learning
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Inside a Chinese Test-Prep Factory

Inside a Chinese Test-Prep Factory | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Thousands of students travel to Maotanchang to spend 16 hours a day, seven days a week, studying for the biggest test of their lives.
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For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
If our students look at the work we’re asking them to do today and say “It doesn’t matter,” we’re missing a huge opportunity to help them become the learners they now need to be.
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English 3.0

English 3.0 is a 20 minute documentary that explores how the internet has influenced the way we communicate in the digital age and whether the changes witnessed…
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How did English evolve? - Kate Gardoqui

How did English evolve? - Kate Gardoqui | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
What is the difference between "a hearty welcome" and "a cordial reception"? In a brief, action-packed history of the English language, Kate Gardoqui explains why these semantically equal phrases evoke such different images.
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The Myth of Chinese Super Schools by Diane Ravitch

The Myth of Chinese Super Schools by Diane Ravitch | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Yong Zhao’s new book tells us that China has the best education system because it can produce the highest test scores. But, he says, it has the worst education system because those test scores are purchased by sacrificing creativity, divergent thinking, originality, and individualism.
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Stop blaming poor parents for their children’s limited vocabulary

Stop blaming poor parents for their children’s limited vocabulary | Learning, Thinking, Becoming | Scoop.it
Blaming parents for the language gap in early childhood overlooks one important point.
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