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Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers

Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand."


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 1, 2014 12:08 PM

Reading on line...a good habit? Here to stay?

Helen Teague's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:36 AM
Do students retain more information when they read from books rather than from digital devices? Does reading online present challenges due to distractions? Do students need to be taught skills to become better online readers?
Ruby Day's curator insight, August 3, 2014 5:21 PM

Studies show we are not reading as effectively online as we are with hard copies. This highlights the need for tools to help us read deeper online - e.g annotation type tools. This links to an interesting stuy of year 5 students using collaborative annotation software demonstrating higher performance than the control group's' paper based annotation.

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Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practice

Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practice | Learning Happens Everywhere! | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards may "share many features and concepts with existing standards" but "the new standards also represent a substantial departure from current practice in a number of respects."

This post looks at the differences in Mathematics and ELA, providing an explanation with some details for each difference.

In Mathematics the differences listed are;
* Greater Focus

* Coherence

* Skills, Understanding, and Application

* Emphasis on Practices

In English Language Arts the differences listed are:
* More Nonfiction

* Focus on Evidence

* "Staircase" of Text Complexity

* Speaking and Listening

* Literacy in the Content Area


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