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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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These are general resources for many purposes - a good bank of options

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 3, 2014 1:48 PM

It's worth a look.

 

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Collected articles about new findings affecting Early Learning and Literacy Connections.
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Children Learn Cursive by Teaching Robots - Inside Science News Service

Children Learn Cursive by Teaching Robots - Inside Science News Service | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it

Training 2-foot robot improves 6- to 8-year-olds’ handwriting skills.  ...."The EPFL team has come up with the extremely clever idea of combining this with the motivation children find in working with robots to make it so that both the robots and the humans learn together, each strengthening the other's skills."

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The idea to teach another increases the retention of content is not new, but to pass it to a robot is ....

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2 | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-2 classrooms? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
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A nice listing with activity examples - adding ideas and applications for successful integration.

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The Journey to Reggio Inspired Practice: Making Your Own Road

The Journey to Reggio Inspired Practice: Making Your Own Road | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. It is heartening to see that there is much interest in the Reggio Emilia Approach and a genuine desire expressed by many to begin the process of becoming Reggio inspir...

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Helpful perspectives for planning successful learning.

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NICKELODEON CHAMPIONS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH 2015 ... - Multichannel News

NICKELODEON CHAMPIONS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH 2015 ... - Multichannel News | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
NICKELODEON CHAMPIONS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH 2015 ...
Multichannel News
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Something to share with parents as a positive set of programs to help their child gain practice in early literacy skills at home.

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Talking to Children about the Past: Segregation and Integration

Talking to Children about the Past: Segregation and Integration | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it


by Hester Bass When my children were little, one of the concepts they grew most indignant about was fairness, which is also a central issue when discussing the Civil Rights Movement in America, segregation, and integration.
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Something  to think about - simple and profound.

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'Talking is Teaching' event focuses on early childhood literacy - Tulsa World

'Talking is Teaching' event focuses on early childhood literacy - Tulsa World | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it


"Talking is Teaching" is a new effort to empower parents and caregivers to boost young children's brain development and build their vocabularies by increasing the number of words they hear spoken to them every day.
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The effort to provide models for increasing interaction has website links, also.  This is an important element that needs continued practice and reinforcement.

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Tech revolutionizes education for deaf preschoolers - The Journal News | LoHud.com

Tech revolutionizes education for deaf preschoolers - The Journal News | LoHud.com | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it


Cochlear implants allow language to play key role in education for deaf preschoolers.
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For Awareness of additional technologies to help children succeed.

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Read by the Fourth!! - The Philadelphia Tribune

Read by the Fourth!! - The Philadelphia Tribune | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Resources for helping children learn to read so they can read to learn.
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A good starting point for many more sites with ideas and resources for early literacy.

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Outstanding Nonfiction Early Reader Series

Outstanding Nonfiction Early Reader Series | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
I recommend the following outstanding nonfiction early readers series from these publishers: Usborne, Newmark Learning, National Geographic Kids, Time for Kids, and Scholastic’s Fly Guy Presents.
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Totally agree!!! Good pictures that are clear and definitive make these great beginning nonfiction selections.

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Literacy and Language Learning

Literacy and Language Learning | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
By Rob Schroeder
January 23, 2015

For Samantha Richardson, third grade is the ending point.

As a reading specialist and literacy coach at Evanston/Skokie School District 65 north of Chicago, Ri
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This talks about third grade as the target for reading on level....

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A New Priority? Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School

A New Priority? Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it


A New Priority: Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School
From a press release
MADISON, Wis. — Over the course of 12 weeks, twice a week, the prekindergarten students learned their ABCs.
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 a reminder about how important it is to learn about others...

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The Benefits of Naps for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers - Pick Any Two

The Benefits of Naps for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers - Pick Any Two | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it


Before you skip nap time, consider these benefits of naps for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
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Sharing the importance of sleep and positive behavior, including learning and remembering enhancement.

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Can a text message help bridge the 'word gap' for low income children?

Can a text message help bridge the 'word gap' for low income children? | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Researchers at Stanford University think they may have found a way to bridge the so-called "word gap."
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An interesting way to encourage parents to practice the sound or letter of the week - good results - will it be easy to replicate?

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Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children

Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.
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I really like this interview - easy examples and ideas that can be shared among parents in an upbeat 'we're doing this together' moment.

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Early literacy resources for Librarians, Educators, Directors

Tools, tip sheets, toolkits, curated resources and blogs for Librarians, Educators and Library Directors to increase early literacy skills in children.
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A GREAT site for so many ideas and applications to help with early learning strategies!!!  Thank you to Guerilla Storytimes!!

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Early Childhood Programs Reduce Need for Special Ed -- THE Journal

Early Childhood Programs Reduce Need for Special Ed -- THE Journal | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Attendance in an early childhood program dramatically reduces the chance that a child will need to be placed in pricier special education in third grade, according to research just published by Duke University.
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Positive proof of impact of early learning efforts

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Ask A Storytime Ninja: Just the Facts!

Ask A Storytime Ninja: Just the Facts! | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it


Interested in trying a non-fiction storytime? Not sure where to start? Read on for some tips from our great ninjas!
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Includes great examples of nonfiction themes and titles.

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Early learning is key to Kitzhaber's education strategy - Statesman Journal

Early learning is key to Kitzhaber's education strategy - Statesman Journal | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it



Kitzhaber has made pre-kindergarten learning a focal point of his legislative agenda

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Some ideas for visual tracking and examining student progress with parents and students.

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The Evolving Role of Children's Librarians, a Talk With Little eLit's Amy Koester - Huffington Post

The Evolving Role of Children's Librarians, a Talk With Little eLit's Amy Koester - Huffington Post | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it


Since my company started partnering with libraries, I have learned more about the incredible number of online resources they offer to patrons. Foreign language classes? Check. Homework help? That, too....
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Remembering the community partners we have - grateful and supportive!

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We do this and a whole lot more!

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l is for lego freestyle

l is for lego freestyle | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it


the plan:
1. make what you want with the little legos.
2. carry your sculpture to the white board (a random white laminate shelf that’s been floating around).
3. write your name on the white board with a dry erase marker.
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Sweet, simple and great practice for following directions, practicing your name, sharing, taking turns, etc.

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Winter Activities - The School District of Philadelphia

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A great starting site for multiple literacy activities!

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Literacy Toolkit

Literacy Toolkit | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
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I LOVE this site - It has a great set of handouts for parents and resources for you to foster reading with children!!!

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How preschool can help our most vulnerable children | edu@scholastic

How preschool can help our most vulnerable children | edu@scholastic | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
"Teachers have an amazing power to ameliorate stress for young kids." —Lesley Koplow | edu@scholastic: http://t.co/O0ryYQAOvW #preschool
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Emphasizing the important role of Early Learning and the Teacher - Understanding the whole child and nurturing each one helps to develop strategies for successful learning.

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885 schools get mobile libraries

885 schools get mobile libraries | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it


All nine provinces of South Africa now offer a mobile library service to schools without libraries of their own, and the substantial operating costs of this service have been trimmed, thanks to Bridgestone's ongoing tyre sponsorship of the fleet.
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We are so blessed to have access to school libraries - this article gives some idea of what struggles occur elsewhere for that access.

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Teaching in Progress: Why I Will Never Use a Behavior Chart Again

Teaching in Progress: Why I Will Never Use a Behavior Chart Again | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Teaching in Progress: Why I Will Never Use a Behavior Chart Again http://t.co/ti5uL13ZNu
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Here are some options for helping students to learn their levels of control and choices.

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