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Teachers, Youth, and Social Media: Experiments | DMLcentral

Teachers, Youth, and Social Media: Experiments | DMLcentral | Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it

While young people are often adept at navigating networked spaces for social purposes in their everyday lives, it is less clear what role schools and teachers should play in that process. In what ways can educators support, mentor, and scaffold youth’s navigation of online spaces to foster rich learning experiences and ethical communication practices?


Via Nik Peachey
Meenakshi Dintyala's insight:

An interesting article and video. Considering that Social Media as a platform has the potential to be a multi-sensorial learning experience, it certainly seems like a value-add for learners who face learning difficulties in the traditional modeof learning.

 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 1, 2013 12:31 AM

Interesting article and video.

Drora Arussy's curator insight, May 1, 2013 4:50 AM

Yet another way that good teaching practice is evolving and must be incorporated. It is up to the teachers to direct, facilitate and navigate, technology does not educate, teachers do.

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Teachers, Youth, and Social Media: Experiments | DMLcentral

Teachers, Youth, and Social Media: Experiments | DMLcentral | Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it

While young people are often adept at navigating networked spaces for social purposes in their everyday lives, it is less clear what role schools and teachers should play in that process. In what ways can educators support, mentor, and scaffold youth’s navigation of online spaces to foster rich learning experiences and ethical communication practices?


Via Nik Peachey
Meenakshi Dintyala's insight:

An interesting article and video. Considering that Social Media as a platform has the potential to be a multi-sensorial learning experience, it certainly seems like a value-add for learners who face learning difficulties in the traditional modeof learning.

 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 1, 2013 12:31 AM

Interesting article and video.

Drora Arussy's curator insight, May 1, 2013 4:50 AM

Yet another way that good teaching practice is evolving and must be incorporated. It is up to the teachers to direct, facilitate and navigate, technology does not educate, teachers do.

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Study Finds LDs Often 'Bundled', Psych Central News, Australia

Study Finds LDs Often 'Bundled',  Psych Central News, Australia | Learning Difficulties | Scoop.it
A new University of Melbourne study suggests that up to 10 per cent of the population is affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs). Disabilities

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Meenakshi Dintyala's insight:

The study indicates that 10% of the population are in need of special services. It is time we woke up to this fact and helped our children get what they need in terms of support, understanding and curriculum rather than deride them as disabled.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, April 30, 2013 12:39 PM

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"...Disabilities include problems with math (dyscalculia), reading (dyslexia) andautism, translating to two or three pupils in every classroom.

Brian Butterworth, Ph.D., believes the study gives insight into the underlying causes of specific learning disabilities and how to tailor individual teaching and learning for individuals and education professionals.

Researchers found children are frequently affected by more than one learning disability and that specific learning disabilities co-occur more often than expected. For example, in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), 33 to 45 percent also suffer from dyslexia and 11 percent from dyscalculia, a learning disability in mathematics...."