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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.”

Learning skills and literacies
How we as teachers, librarians and parents improve children's learning skills and active collaborative learning through promoting reading and multiliteracies
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How the School Library Saved My Life

How the School Library Saved My Life | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
An introvert by nature, Megan McDonald, the author of the Judy Moody series, writes that books—and the library—have been her refuge.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, June 5, 11:13 AM
Personal story on what a school library means for a child.
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Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation

Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Traditionally, libraries provided a quiet space to read. Today's libraries are taking on new roles and helping young people gain 21st-century skills.

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Anna Runyen's curator insight, August 27, 2015 1:14 PM

This is where Makerspace programming fits into the picture.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 27, 2015 1:52 PM

Libraries are always changing and innovating, that's why they are amazing places.

Jonathan Oxley's curator insight, September 4, 2015 10:47 AM

Innovative library learning :)

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | Edutopia

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | Edutopia | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.
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These kids can't sit still. And that's exactly the point of this new reading classroom.

These kids can't sit still. And that's exactly the point of this new reading classroom. | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
The program is called Read and Ride and it's making kids smarter and healthier at the same time.
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15 Life Skills They Don't Teach Our Kids in School

15 Life Skills They Don't Teach Our Kids in School | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
Image courtesy of Michelle Horton I got pregnant on the day I graduated college, meaning I was catapulted to the depths of adulthood immediately. It’s a parent’s responsibility to teach life skills apart from the academic requirements, I get it.
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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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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, August 18, 2014 1:13 AM

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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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, August 4, 2014 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?

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 8, 2015 8:37 PM

Digital Literacy is becoming more important in learning. The curriculum today requires teachers to use digital tools. Please read this interesting take on digital literacies. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 15, 10:34 AM
Blogging has to have a purpose and it has to be done safely. The latter is a concern for some parents. The use of Power Point in teaching and learning is situational.
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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

The Learning Curve 2014 | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
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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Learning Commons

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Libraries as creators of learning are needed more than ever. They make a common environment for Information specialists, teachers and students to collaborate and communicate - and create new knowledge and make sense from the huge amount of information.

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The calamity of the disappearing school libraries

The calamity of the disappearing school libraries | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
The number of libraries is dropping drastically across almost all states. Will a revised No Child Left Behind law make a difference?
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How is this possible in US where the school library research is so vital, for example in CISSL, and has proven the impact of school libraries on learning scores so indeniably?

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The Global Search for Education: Can Tech Help Students Learn?

The Global Search for Education: Can Tech Help Students Learn? | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
A new report, "Students, Computers, and Learning: Making the Connection," investigates the stats on crucial contemporary issues of technology and education. The author, Francesco Avvisati, is an analyst of education reports for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 14, 2015 7:25 AM

Excellent interview that provides great insights into how technology can or cannot make a difference in learning. The final analysis - vision, leadership, and the connection between students, computers, and learning are the key elements. 

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.

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curiosity drives us to the best learning achievements!

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curiosity drives us to the best learning achievements!

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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

Stay one move ahead with active learning - TES News | Learning skills and literacies | Scoop.it
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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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:42 PM

"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, 2014 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
Eeva Kurttila-Matero's insight:

"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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Suvi Salo's curator insight, June 25, 2014 9:41 AM

”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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