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The art of making learning fun with drama, music and visual arts - The Globe and Mail

The art of making learning fun with drama, music and visual arts - The Globe and Mail | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
The art of making learning fun with drama, music and visual arts The Globe and Mail It's all part of the Royal Conservatory's Learning Through the Arts Youth Empowerment Program, which uses drama, music and visual arts to teach core curriculum to...
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IFACCA Automatic library card for every child in Wales

IFACCA Automatic library card for every child in Wales | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
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Great initiative and in line with our GOAL program - Grade one at the library.

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Projects | Multi Touch Classroom | BIG

Projects | Multi Touch Classroom | BIG | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
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Introducing “Softies,” Our Most Colorful And Playful Icon Set Yet | Elegant Themes Blog

Introducing “Softies,” Our Most Colorful And Playful Icon Set Yet | Elegant Themes Blog | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it

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50 Great Books For Teachers - Edudemic

50 Great Books For Teachers - Edudemic | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
If you’re a teacher, you probably don’t have oodles of free time on your hands (unless you’ve thrown lesson planning and grading your students’ work out the window!
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Books for learning - not a new concept, but a classic.

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Weekly Challenge: Create a Simple E-Learning Game - E-Learning ...

Weekly Challenge: Create a Simple E-Learning Game - E-Learning ... | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
I know there are a lot of folks in the community who are looking to build games in Storyline, or who just want to know more about using games in e-learning. If either sounds like you, then you'll love this week's challenge.
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What fun!

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Helen Rowling's curator insight, March 25, 5:15 AM

What a great way to get student's involved online.

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Early language development: It’s all in the rhythm and beat! | Minds on Music

Early language development: It’s all in the rhythm and beat! | Minds on Music | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
Why scientists think early #literacy is all in the rhythm & beat http://t.co/jCtKpvGbKk via @kmbykaelie #musiced
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Sainsbury's announces eBooks giveaway - Talking Retail

Sainsbury's announces eBooks giveaway - Talking Retail | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
Sainsbury's announces eBooks giveaway
Talking Retail
Sainsbury's has announced that from today, customers buying a box of Sainsbury's own-brand children's cereal will be able to download a free eBook for children.
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How to Plan a Virtual Field Trip - Green Light Professional Development

How to Plan a Virtual Field Trip - Green Light Professional Development | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
How to plan an effective and fun virtual field trip, including a sample lesson plan. (Want to do a virtual field trip but don't know where to start?
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Teaching Empathy: Turning a Lesson Plan into a Life Skill

Teaching Empathy: Turning a Lesson Plan into a Life Skill | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Joe Hirsch, teacher leader and curriculum developer, describes the jigsaw method of cooperative learning and how it naturally builds empathy as students rely on each other to share pieces of a bigger picture.

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Anita Vance's curator insight, February 8, 5:30 PM

In this method, everyone shares in the learning process taking important roles along the way.  Sharing the responsibilities of learning and teaching through listening and re-teaching helps strengthen relationships among all.

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Americas Promise Alliance - Early childhood reading is a key milestone

Americas Promise Alliance - Early childhood reading is a key milestone | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
Research by @aecfkidscount found some startling results about literacy. Find out more: http://t.co/1hc1AsUXyP cc @readingby3rd
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Making e-Learning effective - e-Learning Industry

Making e-Learning effective - e-Learning Industry | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
An effective e-Learning strategy would result into the desired change. As told by Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia - Change is the result of all true learning.
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Look too at the link to top eLearning stats contained within this reference.  Again, US data, but still an interesting read.

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Libraries support early literacy through no-fines initiative | PostIndependent.com

Libraries support early literacy through no-fines initiative | PostIndependent.com | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
Starting on or before March 1, 2014, the Garfield County Public Library District will no longer charge overdue fines on library materials classified as Easy books.
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Proactive support for early learning.

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New Reasons for Reading to Your Children as Early as Possible - Elizabeth B. Martin

New Reasons for Reading to Your Children as Early as Possible - Elizabeth B. Martin | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
We all know the importance of reading to your children when they are young. Or do we?
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How schools kill creativity

How schools kill creativity | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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An oldy but a goody!

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Screen Time by Lisa Guernsey

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Nice to see some thorough research into what is a pertinent topic.

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Baby Storytime – Monkeys

Baby Storytime – Monkeys | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
Check out what my typical storytime looks like here. All the words to my songs and rhymes can be found here.
Opening Song
Welcome Song
Opening Rhyme/Movement
Hands are Clapping
Early Literacy Tip
Repetition is so important for little ones.
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How Do I Teach My Child to Read? - Speech Buddies Blog - Literacy Milestones and Tips for Parents

How Do I Teach My Child to Read? - Speech Buddies Blog - Literacy Milestones and Tips for Parents | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
Reading milestones give parents suggestions for tracking their kids' development, but they still sometimes are left asking: How do I teach my child to read? These strategies give ideas and tips for teaching struggling readers to gain literacy skills.
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Full of practical ideas and clear milestones to be aware of.  Great resource.

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Authentic Learning Series: 15 Classroom Literacy Ideas for Early Childhood

Authentic Learning Series: 15 Classroom Literacy Ideas for Early Childhood | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
In this series, we discuss some of our favorite ideas for incorporating authentic learning and authentic assessment in the classroom setting and at home.
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Easy Early Literacy Activities from The Weekly Kids Co-Op - B-Inspired Mama

Easy Early Literacy Activities from The Weekly Kids Co-Op - B-Inspired Mama | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
17 creative and fun Early Literacy Activities from the creative mom blogs of The Weekly Kids Co-Op Link Party! (Love this: Early Literacy Activities from B-Inspired Mama via The Preschool Toolbox. Have you been also using...
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Practical and easy to do, perfect.

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10 Best Kindle Apps for Early Literacy - Craftulate

10 Best Kindle Apps for Early Literacy - Craftulate | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
These are the best apps for early literacy for the Kindle that we have found. All tried, tested, and under $4!
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Kindle fans, step on down!

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iPads & Early Literacy: 50 Fantastic Free Apps for Pre-Readers

Writing, reading, playing, singing, and talking together are the five best things you can do to get a child ready to read. Exploring digital apps together ca... (@carissaabc Thank you! Feel free to reuse/adapt whatever you like.
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6 Powerful Tools Teachers And Students Should Try Out - Edudemic

6 Powerful Tools Teachers And Students Should Try Out - Edudemic | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
There are loads of powerful tools and apps out there worth trying. Here are some of the absolute best.
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Play to learn....give them a go.

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ZERO TO THREE: Tips for Choosing Books for Babies and Toddlers

ZERO TO THREE: Tips for Choosing Books for Babies and Toddlers | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
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7 Micro-eLearning Techniques to Improve Performance

7 Micro-eLearning Techniques to Improve Performance | Learning and literacy - of the "e" type ie eLearning and Early Literacy | Scoop.it
In this article, I will offer you an in-depth look at how you can integrate Micro-eLearning techniques into your eLearning course, in order to improve performance and provide your students or employees with the most beneficial ...
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