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The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age

The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age | Family Learning | Scoop.it
The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age by Frankie Rendon, healthinformatics.uic.edu The advent of the Internet has placed the need for libraries, and librarians under scrutiny.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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I love libraries and their possibilities to adapt and change to meet the needs of communities is endless. 

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Angelique Kobler's curator insight, November 16, 2013 2:18 PM

Libraries as places for creation, not simply consumption!

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Little Voices, Little Scholars

Little Voices, Little Scholars | Family Learning | Scoop.it
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I love everything about this blog! Original art, stories, and videos. Well done, Mrs. Jenny She.

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7 Financial Literacy Apps For Students

7 Financial Literacy Apps For Students | Family Learning | Scoop.it
7 Financial Literacy Apps For Students

Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
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Help your children become financially literate through apps they can use and enjoy on their phone or computer.

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Money lessons for your kids at every age

Money lessons for your kids at every age | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Raise a financially savvy child by teaching them these five important things.

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Making Twitter A Mainstream Tool For School Improvement

Making Twitter A Mainstream Tool For School Improvement | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Making Twitter A Mainstream Tool For School Improvement by Terry Heick, Director, TeachThought Using twitter as a learning tool doesn’t require much imagination. Twitter is a microblogging platform that allows people to share and skim...

Via Dean J. Fusto
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"Students can connect with experts, socialize thinking, participate in basic school-to-school collaboration, research trends and consensus, and countless other activities that lend themselves to traditional–dare I say, progressive–classroom planning."

 

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TheDartmouth.com: Education must adapt to technological age, Dunne says

TheDartmouth.com: Education must adapt to technological age, Dunne says | Family Learning | Scoop.it
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“A young boy today in Africa with a very inexpensive secondhand smartphone has access to more information than Ronald Reagan as president had throughout his entire administration.” 

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Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans in History, English, Science for High School, Middle School, Elementary, Home School

Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans in History, English, Science for High School, Middle School, Elementary, Home School | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Movie Lesson Plans Based on Films that will Inspire and Motivate Students; 350+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Our family has used this helpful resource for years.

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Margarita Santana's curator insight, November 10, 2013 5:40 PM

Movies, great resources!

Pati Olton's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:00 AM

waiting for additions like The Book Thief...and Ender's Game

Gwen Little's curator insight, August 16, 9:02 PM

Excellent site to help you find relevant movies to enhance your curriculum. We try to end our Friday's with a movie that relates to something we have been studying or reading. This site is great!

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Self Directed Learning: 15 Ways of the Successful Self-Directed Learner

Self Directed Learning: 15 Ways of the Successful Self-Directed Learner | Family Learning | Scoop.it

“ Successful self directed learning requires certain traits. How well do these 15 describe you, your students, your children, or your friends and colleagues?”


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"While lifelong learning and self-directed learning are not equivalent, they overlap substantially. I think the following points apply equally to both."

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A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking...

A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking... | Family Learning | Scoop.it

Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market.


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10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper

10 grammar rules you can forget: how to stop worrying and write proper | Family Learning | Scoop.it
David Marsh set out to master perfect grammatical English – but discovered that 'correct' isn't always best
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"This renders the concept of what is "correct" more than a simple matter of right and wrong. What is correct in a tweet might not be in an essay; no single register of English is right for every occasion. Updating your status on Facebook is instinctive for anyone who can read and write to a basic level; for more formal communication, the conventions are harder to grasp and this is why so many people fret about the "rules" of grammar."

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Why personal finance knowledge should be imparted to teens

Why personal finance knowledge should be imparted to teens | Family Learning | Scoop.it
BankBazaar.com explains why the knowledge of personal finance must be explained to teenagers too... (It's not to early to discuss financial planning with your teen.
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"Financial experts claim that there are a few things which are considered a must when it comes to imparting personal finance knowledge to teenagers."
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Where Do Parents Fit Into The Mobile Learning Revolution?

Where Do Parents Fit Into The Mobile Learning Revolution? | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Are parents a forgotten part of the mobile learning revolution? Where do they fall when it comes to all the new tech and trends we're seeing in the classroom?
The post Where Do Parents Fit Into The Mobile Learning Revolution?

Via Dean J. Fusto
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 Whose responsibility is it to educate kids on digital wellness? Who is helping the parents learn this? Where are there resources for parents to learn with their child?
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What Is The Right Age To Introduce Your Kids To Mobile Technology?

What Is The Right Age To Introduce Your Kids To Mobile Technology? | Family Learning | Scoop.it
My boys love to play with their iPad. My oldest who is 4 ½ spends an average of about 45 minutes each day playing a variety of games. Some like Endless Alphabet are educational while others like Fruit Ninja, are not so much.

Via Fishtree Education, Peter Mellow
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"As a father I worry what exposing my 3 and 4 year Old’s to various forms of technology too soon may actually be doing more harm than good. So I recently set out to try to get an answer. This is what I discovered."

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A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic]

A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic] | Family Learning | Scoop.it

Via Gust MEES
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I literally can't imagine our home and family learning without music. It's fabulous to become informed about the reasons why. Music appreciators and educators will enjoy this infographic. 

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Dorian Love's curator insight, June 27, 5:17 AM

Sweet music!

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, July 1, 10:47 AM


A bit of a edu-tisement for U.F. but this graphic has a ton of info points on music and it's value in learning.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, July 1, 12:44 PM

The bottom line is that U of F wants you to think about being a music educator. I really focused on the research about how music helps with language skills.

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100 Incredible Things I Learned Watching 70 Hours of TED Talks Last Week

100 Incredible Things I Learned Watching 70 Hours of TED Talks Last Week | Family Learning | Scoop.it
100 things that I learnt from the inspiring TED talks that you absolutely can't miss.
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Total TED immersion! Great read and resource for anyone interested in productivity, self improvement, and worthwhile trivia. Also, if you're interested in summaries and links to TED talks this is a fun start.

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First Move!

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To integrate chess as a learning tool in our nation’s 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms, in order to have an enduring positive impact on our students’ critical thinking and social skills, and ability to achieve academically.


Via Lynnette Van Dyke
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Many resources to empower youth through the skill and art of chess.

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, November 1, 2013 10:14 AM

FIRST MOVE GIVES 
KIDS AN ADVANTAGE.

First Move teaches critical and creative 
thinking skills through chess. The curriculum 
engages young minds and expands…
abstract thinking.

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There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t | Family Learning | Scoop.it
“I’m just not a math person.” We hear it all the time. And we've had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today.
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"Math education, we believe, is just the most glaring area of a slow and worrying shift. We see our country moving away from a culture of hard work toward a culture of belief in genetic determinism. In the debate between “nature vs. nurture,” a critical third element—personal perseverance and effort—seems to have been sidelined. We want to bring it back, and we think that math is the best place to start."

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Learning new skill beats puzzles for boosting seniors' memory

Learning new skill beats puzzles for boosting seniors' memory | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Learning something new linked to better memory boost compared to other mentally stimulating activities, social events
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"The findings suggest that engagement alone is not enough. The three learning groups were pushed very hard to keep learning more and mastering more tasks and skills. Only the groups that were confronted with continuous and prolonged mental challenge improved."

 
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5 Surprising, Science-Backed Ways To Get Smarter Today

5 Surprising, Science-Backed Ways To Get Smarter Today | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Your intelligence isn't fixed it's fluid. Here's a handful of ways to improve your brain flow.
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"This fluidity comes from all sorts of things: the way we think about ourselves, the expertise we develop, the people we surround ourselves with. In short, the way we live our lives shapes our minds, in some seriously mysterious ways."

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How Technology Can Help Kids Around The World Find Their Inner Artist

How Technology Can Help Kids Around The World Find Their Inner Artist | Family Learning | Scoop.it
As the report found, kids are constantly looking for new and exciting ways to explore their artistic creativity and luckily there are a number of technology options readily available to match this interest.
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"For some background, PicsArt is a free mobile photo editing app and drawing tool that offers a fully packed art studio at the tips of your fingers. We're available on iOS, Android and now the XO Tablet through a strategic partnership with OLPC. In creating PicsArt, I envisioned bringing art creating capabilities to adults and children alike across the globe in a comprehensive, yet easy-to use tool."

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Adventures in Mapmaking: How to Map the Age of Buildings in Your Hometown - Wired Science

Adventures in Mapmaking: How to Map the Age of Buildings in Your Hometown - Wired Science | Family Learning | Scoop.it
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"I’m going to tell you exactly how I made this map. I hope that people with little or no experience making maps will be able to use this as a guide to getting started on a map of their own hometown. And I also hope expert mapmakers will chime in to tell us how we can improve our maps."

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How To Remember Literally Everything

How To Remember Literally Everything | Family Learning | Scoop.it
"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things," the Roman philosopher and statesman, Cicero once wrote.
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"Poor memory can strike at any age, and it could hinder your work and personal life. We all remember using mnemonic devices in school (Did "Never Eat Shredded Wheat" get you through third grade geography?), but memory tricks can be more than just study aids. As adults, there are a number of simple and practical tools to help you remember people's names and stop forgetting where you parked your car or left your keys."

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Top 100 Tools for Learning

Top 100 Tools for Learning | Family Learning | Scoop.it

Via Linda Alexander
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Twitter tops the list. “A learning tool is a tool for your own personal or professional learning or one you use for teaching or training.” 

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, September 30, 2013 8:20 PM

This is a useful, handy dandy list of the top 100 electronic tools for learning!

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Educational technology: The evolution

Educational technology: The evolution | Family Learning | Scoop.it
As textbooks are being replaced by digital readers, take a look at the evolution of educational technology—from pencil pads to iPads. Check out this infographic to learn more.

Via David W. Deeds, Jason R Levine, Luciana Viter, Ivo Nový
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Interesting Infographic

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 24, 2013 8:27 AM

Winner: Geeky-Cool Infographic of the Week. ;)

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How to Fall in Love With Math

How to Fall in Love With Math | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Contemplate the elegance of infinity. Don’t ask “When will I use this?”
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"Think of it this way: you can appreciate art without acquiring the ability to paint, or enjoy a symphony without being able to read music. Math also deserves to be enjoyed for its own sake, without being constantly subjected to the question, “When will I use this?”

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