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Learning and Teaching Literacy
Collected articles about new findings affecting Early Learning and Literacy Connections.
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National Survey Finds Overwhelming Support for Public Investments in Early Learning

National Survey Finds Overwhelming Support for Public Investments in Early Learning | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Jeffersontown, KY – Kentucky Youth Advocates joins the First Five Years Fund today in releasing the results of a national survey of voters which finds that a significant majority of Democrats, Repu...
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Additional support from voters to move forward with quality programs for preschool.  This article also includes a link to the infographic of this report.

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Clarifying The Difference Between Students And Learners

Clarifying The Difference Between Students And Learners | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Clarifying The Difference Between Students And Learners
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Moving from teacher to guide - these characteristics are helpful.

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10 Brain Tips To Teach and Learn | SharpBrains

10 Brain Tips To Teach and Learn | SharpBrains | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Here at 10 more brain tips to teach and learn
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Help to re-adjust to the beginning of the year....

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40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos

40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Fortunately, there are some great websites and services that take the guesswork out of finding and sorting educational video content. Here is the most updated list of some of the curated video site...
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Looking for video enhancements?  You could start here..

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Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series)

Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series) | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Fifth-grade teacher Nicole Dalesio keeps her class motivated to learn by encouraging them to create multimedia presentations and projects using technology tools on the Web.
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video evidence of a successful merger of tech and imbedded learnng.  Thank you Nicole!

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The Similarities Between Montessori And Digital Learning

The Similarities Between Montessori And Digital Learning | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
The Similarities Between Montessori And Digital Learning
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Food for thought!

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How to Create a Successful Reading Experience for Your Child

How to Create a Successful Reading Experience for Your Child | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Your own enthusiasm for reading is one of the most effective and accessible tools in your parenting toolbox to help reduce stress and encourage your child to engage in summer reading.
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Great article for explaining the role of parents in encouraging reading without stress.  This would be so helpful as a reference or handout for parent newsletters....

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Drawing Development in Children

Drawing Development in Children | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Timeline of drawing development in children from ages 2 through 16.

Via Tanya Alvarez
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A nice addition to developmental characteristics.  Anything that gives us an understanding of the learning process helps us to become better teachers.

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Kari Smith's curator insight, May 28, 2013 9:31 AM

A great insight to stages of drawing ....but makes me wonder about those of us who are challengearea this area.

Diane Kashin's curator insight, July 5, 2013 7:45 PM

Excellent chart!

Merry Hosner's curator insight, September 4, 2013 12:55 PM

Great perspective on the range of development in drawing!

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wholechildindicators-all.pdf

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Here is a framework to help build a whole child approach, or to verify the elements already in place.

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12 Resources & 13 Ideas To Slow Summer Reading Loss

12 Resources & 13 Ideas To Slow Summer Reading Loss | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
by Dr. Kimberly Tyson, learningunlimitedllc Summer break is almost here. Your child probably has a countdown posted on the refrigerator or hidden in their notebook. During the past school year, your child’s school has supported...
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reminders - helping to keep students thinking and learning.

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We're Getting Beat on Preschool

We're Getting Beat on Preschool | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Depressing news about the United States' attempt to nurture the future leaders of our country: we're behind in almost every category.

Via poulingail, Diane Kashin
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In case you didn't have know - here is a global perspective.

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How to Apply Design Thinking in Class, Step By Step

How to Apply Design Thinking in Class, Step By Step | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
For educators ready to try the idea of design thinking, you'll be glad to know it does not require extensive transformation of your classroom. That said, it can be a transformative experience for all...
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includes a model for developing a class approach - additional resources listed --a great beginning for planning your project.

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Tacit Knowledge and the Student Researcher | Inside Higher Ed

Tacit Knowledge and the Student Researcher | Inside Higher Ed | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
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re-thinking how a student sees research - good points to consider

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The Science Behind How We Learn New Skills

The Science Behind How We Learn New Skills | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Learning new skills is one of the best ways to make yourself both marketable and happy, but actually doing so isn't as easy as it sounds. The science behind how we learn is the foundation for teaching yourself new skills.

Via Jenny Pesina, R Kay Richardson, Georgina Gabor
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knowing how learning happens helps us plan the integration of new concepts.

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Audrey's comment, September 9, 2013 5:53 AM
This science of knowledge begins very early. Pre-schoolers should be home-schooled in order to extend the brain.
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Cognitive and Emotional Development Through Play | SharpBrains

Cognitive and Emotional Development Through Play | SharpBrains | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Play is a powerful method of cognitive and emotional development, for children and adults. Here are some idea on how to develop cognitive skills in playful manner.
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A call to remember time for unstructured play. It is an important part of development.

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Shouldn't Personalized Learning Be Personal?

Shouldn't Personalized Learning Be Personal? | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Shouldn't Personalized Learning Be Personal?
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Food for thought - are we working in this direction?  Small steps...

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Modern Lessons

Modern Lessons | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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great ideas in formats that are ready to share.

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Kelly Krause's curator insight, July 18, 2013 7:23 PM

Great website of free online courses on everything from how to use Pinterest to STEM tools.

Judy Gibbons's curator insight, July 19, 2013 10:08 AM

I look forward to learning lots!

 

JoAnn Delaney's curator insight, August 6, 2013 11:57 AM

free online courses...go back to school with ew skills!

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Why "20% Time" is Good for Schools

Why "20% Time" is Good for Schools | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Have you ever met an adult who doesn't really love what they do, but just goes through the motions in their job and everyday life? Have you spoken with men and women who constantly complain, showing
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Here is an opportunity for libraries to show effective research skill development - helping a student to locate the best resources for a project driven by their own passion!  Application of real-world , real-time results at its best!

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On K. Joo's comment, July 18, 2013 2:36 PM
I totally agree with you!
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Thank you - our best moments - helping someone finding just the right info at the right time!
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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom
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A great variety in one spot - sure to find a few that will work for you 

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How All Students Are Gifted (And 5 Multiple Intelligences Resources For Teachers) -

How All Students Are Gifted (And 5 Multiple Intelligences Resources For Teachers) - | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
How All Students Are Gifted by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Social Studies Teacher and Learnist Evangelist Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind: Theory of Multiple Intelligences revolutionized the way we think about education.
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I love the examples of re-teaching for better results included in this article.

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GrowingYoungMinds.pdf

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The Report that ties library and museum visits to early learning advantages.

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
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Our "A" list - sure to be helpful!

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School libraries – how important are they? | Making Them Readers

It is certainly true that in the school my children attend, that the library space often has to be used for teaching, as do other areas in the school. With phonics becoming an increasing priority in literacy, thanks to the DoE's ...
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more support - libraries are not just for reading - these spaces are where ideas are born!

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Part 1: A portrait of younger Americans’ reading habits and technology use

Part 1: A portrait of younger Americans’ reading habits and technology use | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
75% of those ages 16-29 have read a print book in the past year, compared w/ 64% of older adults http://t.co/hzRVr4q12O
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Hard evidence that print is still relevant!

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The President's Early Learning Proposal

Early learning programs help kids start healthy, productive lives. Learn how the President's early childhood plan would benefit children from birth to age 5....
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quick and simple visual for advocacy.

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