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An Educator's Reading List of Contemporary Literature, Literacy, and Reading Issues. Visit us at http://www.GoogleLitTrips.org
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Why It's a Great Time to Be a Reader

Why It's a Great Time to Be a Reader | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
The books business is surging with innovation...

 

For those of us whose business is the teaching of  literacy, literature, and the love of reading in the 21st century, it may be of interest to learn a bit about those whose business is publishing in the 21st century.

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2011 National Book Awards Teen Press Conference, The National Book Foundation

2011 National Book Awards Teen Press Conference, The National Book Foundation | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it

"At the annual National Book Awards Teen Press Conference, middle and high school students in New York City play the role of reporters as they direct questions to the five Finalists for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature."

 

Be proud of teen readers. 40 minute video.

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10 Charities That Promote Literacy - GalleyCat

10 Charities That Promote Literacy...

Others doing great work with Literacy Issues...

Like Google Lit Trips, we all depend upon others to support our work. Please consider making one Amazon purchase via Amazon links at GoogleLitTrips.com

No Extra cost to you to help keep Google Lit Trips FREE.

 

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iPads Make Better Readers, Writers -- THE Journal

In a research paper titled “Unlocking Literacy with iPad,” Ohio English teacher James Harmon found that state-compiled statistics indicate that those students with iPad access in the year leading up to the Ohio Graduation Test had a 6-percent...
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SOLEM-PFEIFER: Seek different media for exposure to literature, depending on what you like - A & E - Daily Nebraskan - University of Nebraska - Lincoln : News, Husker Sports, Opinion, and Video

We didn’t all have Mustang Time in high school, but we all sat through something like it.

 

Thanks to Scoop.it, I ran across this article that nailed so many of my thoughts! At first amused by tone, but several thoughts seriously provoked by the end of this intriguing article.

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Not All Teens Are Whiny (or even snarky)

Not All Teens Are Whiny (or even snarky) | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
I’m freshly back from the World Fantasy Convention in San Diego, where, as expected, I had a lot of conversations about writing. And even some conversations about writing YA (aka teen fiction). A...
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Reading to children 'long impact'

Reading to children 'long impact' | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
Children whose parents frequently read with them in their first year of school are still showing the benefit when they are 15, says an international study.
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Google Earth reveals ancient stories

Google Earth reveals ancient stories | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
Aerial photos, satellite images from Syria to Yemen show thousands of collapsed structures.
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Google LatLong

Nice mention of Google Lit Trips on Google Earth's new "one world many stories" website. Find many examples of exemplary projects based in Google Earth.

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A Visual History of Literary References on 'The Simpsons'

A Visual History of Literary References on 'The Simpsons' | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
From "The Bell Jar" to "Moneyball," from Gore Vidal to Tom Wolfe, countless books and authors have guest-starred on America's longest-running sitcom...
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SAT Reading Scores Fall To Lowest Level On Record

SAT Reading Scores Fall To Lowest Level On Record | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
-- Scores on the critical reading portion of the SAT college entrance exam fell three points to their lowest level on record last year, and combined reading and math scores reached their lowest point since 1995.
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Reading About Reading

Reading About Reading | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it

A collection of thought provoking links for anyone interested in the importance of having a well-read society. Hopefully, you’ll find your own thoughts either supported or challenged by the ideas expressed in these articles.

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Jerome Burg | GoogleLitTrips.org | Technology with Intention

Jerome Burg | GoogleLitTrips.org | Technology with Intention | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it

Name: Jerome Burg (JeromeBurg @ GoogleLitTrips.org | GoogleLitTrip videos)
Organization: Google Lit Trips
Current title: GoogleLitTrip.org founder, retired 38-year English Teacher
Selected accolades: CUE LeRoy Finkel Fellowship 2007, co-recipent of the 2008 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prize for Excellence in International Education, 2010 Laureate recipient of the Microsoft Award for Technology Benefiting Technology, 1 million + website visitors

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Offbeat Holiday Books

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I always look forward to the holiday book reviews, because, although I buy my fair share of toys, I'm a book-lover at heart. Every year I hope that they will provide me with perfect additions to kids' bookshelves.
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Cain: ‘We Need A Leader, Not A Reader’

Cain: ‘We Need A Leader, Not A Reader’ | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
Herman Cain has a new response to the media fallout over his bungled answer about his Libya policy.

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When bumper sticker "wisdom" is foolish...

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There's more to the story. The quote is taken out of context. In fairness, there is some logic within the statement's actual context. Expecting that a president can be an expert on every issue at any moment is to some degree unrealistic. That's why presidents have advisors.

 

However, at a deeper level, what message is being sent to those of us who believe that being well-read is important and those of us who work with learners to promote the value of reading?

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One World. Many Stories.

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Google Lit Trips is honored to be featured in this new Google website featuring an incredible collection of projects based in Google Earth. 

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How nursery rhymes can help children learn - Education News - News - WalesOnline

Are you like the one in four UK adults who are unable to remember a whole nursery rhyme? Have you ever wondered about the significance of nursery rhymes to a child in the 21st century?
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Don't knock blogging – it's the answer to our literacy problems

Don't knock blogging – it's the answer to our literacy problems | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
According to all the data, Daniel Moseley and Rahil Thobhani ought to hate writing.
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Early Literacy Facts & Resources | Books Make it Better

Early Literacy Facts & Resources | Books Make it Better | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
Early #Literacy Facts & Resources http://t.co/xkewXWFh #education...
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Is Literacy Important For Toddlers? at Toddler Times

Is Literacy Important For Toddlers? at Toddler Times | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
All play and no work makes Charlie lost in Kindergarten? (Is Literacy Important For Toddlers?
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News Desk: Steve Jobs: “Technology Alone Is Not Enough”

When introducing the iPad 2 in March, Jobs summarized his strategy this way: “It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.” ...

... what set all of Jobs’s companies apart, from Pixar to NeXT to Apple, was, indeed, an insistence that computer scientists must work together with artists and designers—that the best ideas emerge from the intersection of technology and the humanities.

Read more http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/10/steve-jobs-pixar.html#ixzz1aC8xfSYZ

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Best Google Earth Getting Started Site

Best Google Earth Getting Started Site | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
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NCGE "Perspective" Aug/Sept 2011

NCGE "Perspective" Aug/Sept 2011 | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it

See Page 16: Nice article in NCGE (National Council for Geographic Education) Perspective journal on recent Google Lit Trips collaboration and presentation with author Toby Lester, author of The Fourth Part of the World.

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The decline of reading and its effect on literacy in the US - by Anthony Megna - Helium

The decline of reading and its effect on literacy in the US - by Anthony Megna - Helium | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
If anyone needs proof that reading is on the decline in America, all they have to do is go to their local library and watch what is being che..., Anthony Megna (The decline of reading and its effect on literacy in the US
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