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Summer Learning Loss Statistics + Tips To Promote Learning All Summer Long

Summer Learning Loss Statistics + Tips To Promote Learning All Summer Long | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Did you know most students lose two months of knowledge in the summer? Find more statistics and how to promote summer learning in our guide.

Via Beth Dichter
Dr. Laura Sheneman's insight:

My challenge to all of the Region One librarians is to help your students download apps/bookmark/etc. associated with our Virtual Library components.  Host a DIY family night or some other similar event.  Help your families learn ways to keep their children learning for the summer.  http://www.esc1.net/virtuallibrary

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 29, 2015 10:15 PM

The summer reading slump...as teachers we know that learners will lose skills if they do not use them during the summer. This article (which includes a lengthy infographic) shares statistics about what may happen over one summer (and also shares long- term consequences).

Did you know that a learner at the end of Grade 6 whom has experienced summer learning loss over the years may be 2 years behind their peers?

Or that 2.6 months of math skills are lost over the summer?

Many schools are starting to prepare summer packets with the hope that learners will complete them over the summer. You may find that information in this infographic is worth sharing with parents. They may not be aware of the consequences of how much summer learning loss may impact their child.

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Top Tech Tool Infographic: What Can You Use For...iPad or Chromebook/Web?

Top Tech Tool Infographic: What Can You Use For...iPad or Chromebook/Web? | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

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iPad and Chromebook apps.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 23, 2014 10:51 PM

This interactive infographic provides 18 concepts and lists the "best" tool to use with the iPad or with a Chromebook or Laptop (and includes many web based tools). In the center you have the concept, to the left is the iPad app and to the right is one for the Chromebook/Notebook or a web tools.

Below are some of the 18 concepts.

* Video Collage

* Interactive Posters

* Show Me What You Know

* Talking Images

Each of the icons take you to the app/website. You will also find links at the bottom of the infographic. One provides a Google Document that lists all the resources and provide some additional information on the features. The second provides a Google Presentation of the resources.

CTD Institute's curator insight, December 4, 2014 9:21 AM

Absolutely indispensable for all using AT in the classroom!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, September 21, 2015 1:54 AM

A very useful infographic for those teachers wanting to learn more about tools for the classroom. The comparison from Apple to Chrome will allow you to find the tools you need. 

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5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it
Research shows that children want assistance with finding a reading book. While your students search the stacks, here's some helpful tips for teachers.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 8, 2015 8:27 PM

Here are five great tips for helping students find books - a great find for librarians and for teachers in elementary school. The short hand version of the tips is below and additional information is located in the post..

1. Get to know the student

2. Experiment

3. Exposure

4. Permission to abandon the book

5. Time to look.

The visual above is not found on the site, but is found on Edutopia's Facebook page and also on Flickr.

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The Student-Centered Classroom - Liberate Learners To Flip Their Own Lessons

The Student-Centered Classroom - Liberate Learners To Flip Their Own Lessons | Information Powerhouses | Scoop.it

"The expanded availability of easy tech tools has empowered educators to rethink homework and daily instruction. Flipping the classroom with teacher-made videos allows students to self-direct their at-home learning. Many of these clips, however, still involve a one-day delivery of information, from teacher to student. Another approach is to allow children to make their own educational videos. They can enlighten their classmates with their creations, and they can teach themselves the material and the skills during the process of production."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 26, 2014 8:47 PM

Have you considered having students use the Adobe Voice app (iPad) to create materials that others may use to review work? This post shares how one school has done this with 8th grade students and provides 3 videos embedded in the post as well as a link to a page where you can see more student work.

The post also discussed "four key proficiencies" that students may demonstrate as they create an Adobe Voice video:

* Symbolic and visual metaphor - in choosing images and/or icons  and their definitions of words students are demonstrating understanding of figurative meaning.

* Narrative - students narrate their story and provide images that seamlessly move from one point to another within the story.

* Text- students select key text, highlighting vocabulary.

* Design - students learn critical elements necessary to convey content. Elements may include, music, images, voice, color, transitions, layout and more.