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Literacy in the digital world of the 21st century: Learning from computer games

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LECTURE: "Literacy, Learning & Videogames" by Prof Catherine Beavis (2012-12-07 4pm) @QCAgriffith http://t.co/cuWXmX1z...
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Alex Wade's curator insight, November 11, 2013 5:17 AM

With the recent fervour surrounding the positives and negatives of videogames and literacy, it is useful to see that videogames are seen to have a positive impact on this area of work.  There's a lot in this, from learning through the subtitles in Mass Effect, to the 'convergence culture' surrounding fan fictions and user generated content.

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How to Teach Procedures that Your Students Will Actually Follow

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Procedures are perhaps one of the most important aspect of a classroom as they help it run efficiently, give the students a sense of confidence and security, and help to prevent discipline issues.  But whether it's the first week of school or the middle of the year, how you teach your students your procedures will…

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Surviving High School - yuck!

Hello loves! I filmed a video recently called 'Different... But Important' and it was a massive success so I thought I would film another advice video! This one is all about high school - self...
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Daniel Pink on Six Steps for Leading Change

Daniel Pink on Six Steps for Leading Change | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Sparking change in an organization -- classroom, school, school district, state or nation -- sometimes can feel like a Sisyphean task, rolling a heavy ston

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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 20, 4:17 AM

If change is a process, here is the details

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Who is really 'worst' in education? - Las Vegas Sun

Who is really 'worst' in education? - Las Vegas Sun | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Who is really 'worst' in education? Las Vegas Sun This is the conclusion of “Quality Counts,” a national study conducted by Education Week and released recently.
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Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel'

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Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said.

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Can Reading Change Your Brain? Fiction Alters Cognitive Function Even In Casual Readers

Can Reading Change Your Brain? Fiction Alters Cognitive Function Even In Casual Readers | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
People who read may experience long-lasting changes in their brain, upholding reading's benefits of empathy and compassion.
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Critical Thinking and the need for 'Deep Practice'

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Why do some students embrace math with such enthusiasm when the subject intimidates so many children?

It begins with a concept known as Deep Practice. In sports, when we swing a bat and miss the ball, we receive instant feedback through our senses. Players learn easily and naturally through a practice loop where proficiency is attained through immediate awareness of success or failure (feedback).


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“I keep me safe.” Risk and resilience in children with messy lives


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Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated | paidContent

Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier -- and more complicated | paidContent | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it

Nate Thayer, the writer who touched off a debate this week about how freelancers are compensated, found himself embroiled in another controversy on Friday when he was accused of plagiarizing large parts of the piece that The Atlantic wanted him to re-work for free. In his defence, Thayer and his editor said links weren’t included in the original version due to an editing error, a mistake they later corrected. This failed to satisfy some of the writer’s critics, however, including the author of the piece that Thayer based some of his reporting on.

 

If nothing else, the incident helps reinforce just how blurry the line is between plagiarism and sloppy attribution — and also how the the web makes it easier to provide attribution via hyperlinks, but at the same time makes it harder to define what is plagiarism or content theft and what isn’t.

 

To Jeremy Duns, who first blew the whistle on what he said was Thayer’s plagiarism, the case seemed open and shut: chunks of the article about North Korea and basketball, including a number of quotes, appeared to have been lifted straight from a piece by San Diego Union-Tribune writer Mark Zeigler on the same topic in 2006. And there was virtually no attribution of any kind in the original version of Thayer’s story, which appeared at the NKNews.com site, apart from one oblique reference to the Union-Tribune — and no links.

 

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Mary Clark's curator insight, March 16, 2013 6:00 PM

Great example for students, inclluding the comments in which mention is made of one commentor changing another's Wikipedia entry! 

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Amazon's Kindle Gets Exclusive Role In New PTA Family Reading Program

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Amazon's Kindle is the exclusive sponsor of the new Family Reading Experience program that the National PTA wants to roll out across the U.S. to boost kids' reading thanks to family participation.
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Teaching through the arts

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Students with arts education showed significant improvement on standardized tests.
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Writing: The CCSS Meet the 4Ws of Writing

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IRA Reading Today Online

by Ruth Culham

February 12, 2013

 

The 4Ws

 

Writing process: the recursive steps writers go through to generate textWriting traits: the language used to assess and teach writingWriting modes: the purposes for writingWriting workshop: the structure of the writing classroom


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Jenna Quarelli-Buck's curator insight, February 13, 2013 2:14 PM

An interesting article... especially if you come from a 6+1 Traits tradition of writing instruction.  

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Grammar Becomes Debateable

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Education Week Teacher's take on the latest news, ideas, and resources for teacher leaders.

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To Close the Achievement Gap, We Need to Close the Teaching Gap

To Close the Achievement Gap, We Need to Close the Teaching Gap | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Ignored by our current education policies are the facts that one in four American children lives below the poverty line and a growing number are homeless, without regular access to food or health care, and stressed by violence and drug abuse around t...

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District leaders must analyze budgets to find the funding to give teachers collaboration and professional learning time. Thank you to Huntsville City Schools for providing this time for my teachers this upcoming year!

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3 Awesome Grammar Visuals

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good reminder for all!
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Paige: Digital classrooms are reshaping education - Houston Chronicle

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MiamiHerald.com Paige: Digital classrooms are reshaping education Houston Chronicle I recently visited A& Unlimited Potential, a tuition-free middle school piloted this fall by Houston A& Challenge, a longtime promoter of education innovation on...
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UNC halts athlete literacy researcher's work

UNC halts athlete literacy researcher's work | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
North Carolina has halted the research of reading specialist Mary Willingham until she receives approval from a review board and is investigating statements she made questioning the literacy level of Tar Heels athletes.
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"Readability measures do a great job of predicting reading comprehension, but they provide lousy writing guidance."

"Readability measures do a great job of predicting reading comprehension, but they provide lousy writing guidance." | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it

By Tim Shanahan

 

Everyone knows Grapes of Wrath is harder to read than predicted. But for every book with a hinky readability score many others are placed just right. These formulas certainly are not perfect, but they are easy to use and they make more accurate guesses than we can without them. 
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Carol Dweck on the power of "Yet"

It's just one little word, but says world-renowned Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, it has the power to inspire your child to do incredible things.

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Wait Time 1 vs. Wait Time 2

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Could illiteracy and the lack of effective reading strategies be the hidden cause of crime? | District Administration Magazine

News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.

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Lola Jennings- Edquist's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:55 AM

Very cool article/study, highlighting just one of the issues surrounding a lack of education. 

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Google Docs and The Common Core

This presentation was shown at the ICE Conference in February of 2013.


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Mary Clark's curator insight, March 5, 2013 1:53 PM

Links in the presentation to useful forms for student research, graphic organizers, a close reading activity--all on Google Docs for you to use!

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, March 9, 2013 1:49 PM

Google Docs and Common Core

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TV Episode 17: Teaching Math to the Core

TV Episode 17: Teaching Math to the Core | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
Teaching to the Common Core State Standards for Math. With the CCSS emphasizing analysis and problem solving, great lesson plans that engage students is a must.
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Great lesson on teaching Common Core Math

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David Timbs's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:18 PM

Really good video!

Todd Parker's curator insight, December 19, 2013 2:22 PM

I really like this website in general.  It takes good teaching skills and models them for us in a real classroom.  They have real teachers in real classes and then there is commentary about what is going on.  There is a real thrust towards Common Core here and how to teacg the problem solving and perseverance skills that are so necessary in Common Core.  In math, you see the use of all kinds of manipulatives that you might not think of on your own.  Sometimes the only thing that students need to become engaged or to get over the hump is having something to move around or see other than numbers on paper.  This website is a goldmine for good ideas.

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Can ANYONE be a great teacher?

Can ANYONE be a great teacher? | DEEPER Literacy Focused Instruction | Scoop.it
We’ve all known them -- that elite group of teachers we deem the great ones. Why are they an elite group? And why don’t all, or at least most, teachers fal
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Great article describing the traits of great teachers!

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Vocabulary Strategy: Paint Chips

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A great strategy for building vocabulary for any student. Using paint chips, teachers provide students with a visual aid to better understand difficult vocabulary. Covers Common Core for the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words.

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Renee VanderMeer's curator insight, February 25, 2013 1:13 PM

Great for teaching nuances in meaning. 

debbie thomas's curator insight, March 24, 2013 7:26 PM

This is another way to think about word gradients.

Sayles Yourhistoryteacher's curator insight, July 30, 2:30 PM

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