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New Research Points to Success of Reading Partners Program - Education Week News (blog)

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New Research Points to Success of Reading Partners Program Education Week News (blog) The perennial struggle of how to best assist elementary school students with low literacy skills may have a promising tool in the form of a personalized tutoring...
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Reading Partners help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. Local volunteers assist elementary school students, who are typically from low-income and under-resourced schools, with a structured curriculum designed to improve students' reading skills. At every school where Reading Partners operates, a reading center is set up where students in the program come to be tutored about twice a week.

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4 ways to use Flipboard in your flipped classroom - Innovation: Education

4 ways to use Flipboard in your flipped classroom - Innovation: Education | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
How can you use Flipboard with your students? Here's 4 ways to leverage this powerful mobile digital tool to give your students a voice in their content.

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Teaching is not telling

I was talking to a parent on the phone the other day who wanted to take her child on a holiday during school time and wanted us to send home the work her daughter would miss.  I was explaining how ...
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Stay one move ahead with active learning - TES News

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Stay one move ahead with active learning
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Contrary to what you might think, this strategy is about deep thinking rather than physical activity. Here's how it's done. Active learning is probably not what you think it is.
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Kathy Knaus - Kathy Knaus's Photos | Facebook

Kathy Knaus - Kathy Knaus's Photos | Facebook | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Sarah's library cake
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Delicious :)

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
I have been writing my PhD so haven't updated this blog for a while. Thesis writing is taking up a lot of my mental space as I get the ideas, storyline and contentions to 'coalesce' and cohere in a...

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The Power of Teacher Collaboration


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Teacher collaboration helps raise student achievement.

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"Teaching is simultaneously one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. We often say that students make it worth it, but there’s something else that can make or break your happiness as a teacher: your colleagues."

Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 4:28 AM

Opettajien yhteistyö parantaa oppimistuloksia :)

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How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips

How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
While students might trudge through set texts in lessons, how can teachers inspire them to open a book when they get home? Martin Williams explores interesting initiatives developed by teachers
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"Showing students that teachers of all subjects read books, not just the English teachers, is really important," says Jennifer Ludgate, English teacher

"The students would come in talking about what their PE or history teacher was reading, and that would spark really interesting discussions. It's especially good if they don't see people reading at home. "

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”Drop Everything And Read.”

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New Research Points to Success of Reading Partners Program - Education Week News (blog)

New Research Points to Success of Reading Partners Program - Education Week News (blog) | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
New Research Points to Success of Reading Partners Program Education Week News (blog) The perennial struggle of how to best assist elementary school students with low literacy skills may have a promising tool in the form of a personalized tutoring...
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Reading Partners help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results. Local volunteers assist elementary school students, who are typically from low-income and under-resourced schools, with a structured curriculum designed to improve students' reading skills. At every school where Reading Partners operates, a reading center is set up where students in the program come to be tutored about twice a week.

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Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics

Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
New from PNAS: Freeman et al. Active learning so effective it's almost unethical to use lecture learning as control. http://t.co/xFqTK9DEUI
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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
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UNESCO study shows effectiveness of mobile phones in promoting reading and literacy in developing countries | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO study shows effectiveness of mobile phones in promoting reading and literacy in developing countries | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Mobile devices can dramatically improve #literacy rates in #Developing Countries, says @UNESCO http://t.co/u4ikeeoajw #EdTech

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Information Literacy Theory - Information Literacy - LibGuides at City University London

Information Literacy Theory - Information Literacy - LibGuides at City University London | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
This guide has a dual purpose. It is a subject guide for those interested in IL as part of studying Library & Information Management. It also outlines why IL is important for staff & students and what support the Library can offer at City Overview of theory for IL practitioners

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ANCIL: A New Curriculum for Information Literacy.
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Anita Vance's curator insight, April 20, 7:49 AM

Thank you Elizabeth, this a good visual for guiding the development of skillful searching.

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Why would you WANT to Fly? |

Why would you WANT to Fly? | | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it

Fly and dream!

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Fly and dream! Flow for life-long learning :)

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Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
'Teachers work hard, but I now think that conscientious students work harder. '
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UNESCO’s Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide 2nd ed. 2014-2015 | National Forum on Information Literacy

UNESCO’s Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide 2nd ed. 2014-2015 | National Forum on Information Literacy | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
@UNESCO Information literacy worldwide 2014-15 http://t.co/lsCPMxhODb
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Do NOT install the new Facebook messaging app.

Do NOT install the new Facebook messaging app. | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it

In a breathtakingly creepy invasion of privacy, Facebook is forcing all smartphone users to install a new messaging app. The Android version of the app -- and to a lesser extent the iPhone version as well -- allows Facebook to access your phone camera and record audio, call and send messages without your permission, identify details about you and all your contacts, and send that info on to third parties.  


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Vakava varoitus Facebookin tunkeutumisesta yksityisalueellesi!

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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it

Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curricula across the globe. As current undergraduates have never known a life without the internet, it’s only natural that universities should nurture their familiarity with technology, encouraging its use in teaching and learning. Instructors should also be prepared to offer guidance on what students aren’t as familiar with–turning their technical skills into skills for lifelong learning and employability.


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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 4:46 AM

"Digitaalinen lukutaito ei ole tietotekniikkaa, se on teknologian käyttöä ajattelun kehittämiseen. Jos kriittisen ajattelun taidot eivät vielä ole olennainen osa oppilaittesi tietoyhteiskuntavalmiuksia, sinun on aika pohtia opetusstrategioitasi."

 

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, July 29, 6:51 PM

What does the term "digitally literate" mean? This article gices some prompts about what digital literacy is- and what it isn't.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, August 4, 11:15 AM

I really enjoyed this article on "do's" and "don'ts" for empowering students in digital literacy techniques.  I think we forget - this is where our students shine. The article points out that today's undergraduates have NEVER known life without the internet.  How do we use that to help our students learn more?

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Why health literacy matters to employers | Benefits Canada

Why health literacy matters to employers | Benefits Canada | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
I recently attended CPBI’s Forum in Boston. A theme that emerged loud and clear from the majority of the speakers on the topic of benefits was that employers need to take a more active role in helping their employees manage the chronic conditions with which they are living and working. I wholeheartedly agree. But what if these employees struggle with health literacy?
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The Learning Curve 2014

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OECD estimates that half of the economic growth in developed countries 2004-2014 came from better skills http://t.co/qwTe82QABV
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Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out'

Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out' | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
New library learning labs envisioned as spaces where teens can create content instead of consume it.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, June 3, 2:00 AM

Teen design and learning labs! 

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Digital vs. Information Literacy

Digital vs. Information Literacy | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered just what the difference is between digital and information literacy? Or how they they are connected to each other? Those are important questions because for librarians, the ...

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, May 3, 2:35 AM

A familiar debate... 

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The new digital gap is not the one between parents and children

The new digital gap is not the one between parents and children | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Up to now the digital gap existed mainly between parents and children, between teenagers and adults, between those called the "digital natives" and the "digital immigrants". Nevertheless, this is q...

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The true DIGITAL GAP, the gap that will become increasingly obvious and that is constantly growing is the one that separates “digital consumers” from “digital producers”.

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Scientific literacy and critical thinking missing from anti-GMO groups | Genetic Literacy Project

Scientific literacy and critical thinking missing from anti-GMO groups | Genetic Literacy Project | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Scientific literacy and critical thinking missing from anti-GMO groups | Knigel Holmes | April 29, 2014 | Skepti-Forum (RT @GeneticLiteracy: Lack of scientific literacy and critical thinking in #GMO-#antiGMO debate, via @GMOSF
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