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A Beautiful Visual on Reading Tips to Use with Students

A Beautiful Visual on Reading Tips to Use with Students | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other

How Students Can Create Animated Movies to Teach Each Other | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
In addition to learning our content and curriculum standards, today's students also need to be able to do the following effectively: collaborate with one another, synthesize ideas, create content, ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 17, 2014 5:35 AM

Have you seen an RSA Animate video? Are you interested in learning how to make one or better yet, have your students make one? This post provides an in-depth look at how to go about have your students create an animated video that provides them with the opportunity to  practice 21st century skills (quoted from post below):

* collaborate with one another

* synthesize ideas

* create content

* communicate ideas clearly

* use technology

This activity is designed to have your students create content, providing you with materials to use in future classes as well as helping your current students understand the materiial.

The author, Jordan Collier, provides a detailed five-day plan. Day 1 would have you dividing students into groups of three, assign them a section of a chapter in a textbook, and determine the key facts that need to be taught. To read about how to assist them with this and the tasks for Day 2 - 5 click through to the post.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 18, 2014 7:46 AM

Great one

Eduardo Wegman's curator insight, January 19, 2014 10:29 AM

Collaboration is the key for future society development

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

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"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.

So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed."


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Bmw's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:09 PM

thanks John. plenty of ideas for reading.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, September 5, 2013 7:58 AM

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Maria Persson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:13 PM

Always great to have more than one choice since there isn't one perfect app!

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

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Today I am introducing you to a set of awesome tools that allow users to easily select any part of a text and hear it in the voice and accent they  want. These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to improve their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 25, 2014 2:54 PM

Why not have your computer read aloud to you?


I see this technology as a way to differentiate the reading experiences of students.  We know listening vocabulary is always greater than reading vocabulary.  Why not have your computer read aloud to you?

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25 Great Ways Schools Can Support Reading

25 Great Ways Schools Can Support Reading | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it
In the age of the Common Core and its emphasis upon having students take on more challenging text, independent reading and student choice can easily take a back seat to the demands of increased rigor.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 30, 2013 3:01 PM

How many ways can you come up with to support reading in school? This post provides 25 ways to support independent reading. Chances are you already know some of these but you will probably find one or two new ideas in the lengthy list. Below are five. Click view to read the complete list.

* Create a “Caught Reading” Campaign that features Teachers as Readers.

* Host Book Clubs for Students and Parents.

* Sponsor a Young Author Conference.

* Encourage Students & Teachers to Write Book Reviews.

* Host a Mystery Check-Out Day.

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Audrey's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:12 PM

In addition schools can encourage story writing.  Have a look at storgy featured on www.hotmoodle.com