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Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social...the Future? | DMLcentral

Digital Storytelling 106: Open, Participatory, Student-centric, Social...the Future? | DMLcentral | Library | Scoop.it
Far more important to me than all the venture-capitalized consortia of elite university MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) and the hundreds of thousands of students flocking to them is a course taught by an adjunct professor at University of...

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Chris Brown's curator insight, September 10, 2013 2:59 PM

Intresting course... worth more investigation....

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:22 PM

Interesting perspective on abandoning the LMS in favour of individual student learning blogs

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 22, 2013 11:46 AM

Student-centric learning approaches

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40+ Ways to Innovative Using Glogster EDU

40+ Ways to Innovative Using Glogster EDU | Library | Scoop.it
The Following is a Featured Post by Glogster Ambassador Joli Barker. If you're interested in a Featured Post of your own, you can tweet us @GlogsterEDU, comment on this blog, or message us on Faceb...

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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, May 18, 2013 5:42 AM

A few more ideas .... 

GwynethJones's curator insight, May 19, 2013 1:02 PM

I still want BLUE highlight circles rather than PI

Megan Hall's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:50 PM

Ways that glogster can be used!!

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How To Cite Social Media Using MLA and APA - Edudemic

How To Cite Social Media Using MLA and APA - Edudemic | Library | Scoop.it
Social media posts and videos are cropping up in academic publications more and more. This chart shows just how to cite social media with ease.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, May 24, 2013 8:48 AM

via the awesome @web20classroom Great infographic - gotta add to my Research Databases wikipage!

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What Kids Are Reading, In School And Out : NPR

What Kids Are Reading, In School And Out : NPR | Library | Scoop.it

 

Walk into any bookstore or library, and you'll find shelves and shelves of hugely popular novels and book series for kids. But research shows that as young readers get older, they are not moving to more complex books. High-schoolers are reading books written for younger kids, and teachers aren't assigning difficult classics as much as they once did.

 

At Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., the 11th-grade honors English students are reading The Kite Runner. And students like Megan Bell are reading some heavy-duty books in their spare time. "I like a lot of like old-fashioned historical dramas," Bell says. "Like I just read Anna Karenina ... I plowed through it, and it was a really good book."

 

But most teens are not forging their way through Russian literature, says Walter Dean Myers, who is currently serving as National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. A popular author of young-adult novels that are often set in the inner city, Myers wants his readers to see themselves in his books. But sometimes, he's surprised by his own fan mail.

 

"I'm glad they wrote," he says, "but it is not very heartening to see what they are reading as juniors and seniors." Asked what exactly is discouraging, Myers says that these juniors and seniors are reading books that he wrote with fifth- and sixth-graders in mind.

 

And a lot of the kids who like to read in their spare time are more likely to be reading the latest vampire novel than the classics, says Anita Silvey, author of 500 Great Books for Teens. Silvey teaches graduate students in a children's literature program, and at the beginning of the class, she asked her students — who grew up in the age of Harry Potter — about the books they like.

 

"Every single person in the class said, 'I don't like realism, I don't like historical fiction. What I like is fantasy, science fiction, horror and fairy tales.' "

 

Those anecdotal observations are reflected in a study of kids' reading habits by Renaissance Learning. For the fifth year in a row, the educational company used its Accelerated Reader program to track what kids are reading in grades one through 12.

 

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Ness R. Cuevas's curator insight, June 13, 2013 3:26 AM

Will publish also what my students in Grade 10 are reading.

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Gingko App - For collaborative writing

Gingko App - For collaborative writing | Library | Scoop.it

Since Gingko is tree-based, one person can work on the overall organization, while a second is writing the main points of a particular section, and a third is taking those points and fleshing them out in a subsection.


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project based learning tool

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 6:32 PM

Very good app for long documents. You could work in a 3 tree level, allowing you to conect between levels, add links, pics, etc... quite user-friendly.

Anne-Christin Tannhäuser's curator insight, February 25, 2014 5:52 AM

Need to try out this tool, looks exciting!

Asif Mehedi's curator insight, June 11, 2014 12:56 PM

Now that I've discovered the wonderful Gingko App, my writing (and pre-writing) is not going to be the same again.

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Responsible Use of Email For Students Handout

Responsible Use of Email For Students Handout | Library | Scoop.it
  Saw this fantastic handout on Langwitches' blog, and had to share. This quick, easy printable is a great way to open up a discussion with students about what email etiquette looks like, and ...

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 27, 2013 1:10 AM

Fantastic document to support Acceptable Use agreements in schools, thank you Langwitches!

 

Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 27, 2013 1:12 AM

Fantastic resource to add to your student (and teacher?) ICT Acceptable Use agreements, thank you Langwitches!

 

Richard Seal's curator insight, May 29, 2013 12:42 PM

Nice chart on fair use of e-mail. 

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The Case for Preserving the Pleasure of Deep Reading | MindShift

The Case for Preserving the Pleasure of Deep Reading | MindShift | Library | Scoop.it

The deep reader, protected from distractions and attuned to the nuances of language, enters a state that psychologist Victor Nell, in a study of the psychology of pleasure reading, likens to a hypnotic trance. Nell found that when readers are enjoying the experience the most, the pace of their reading actually slows. The combination of fast, fluent decoding of words and slow, unhurried progress on the page gives deep readers time to enrich their reading with reflection, analysis, and their own memories and opinions. It gives them time to establish an intimate relationship with the author, the two of them engaged in an extended and ardent conversation like people falling in love.

 


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Mark W.F. Condon's comment, June 4, 2013 1:13 PM
OH, and my Avid Reading blog is at http://markwfcondon.tumblr.com!
Susan Wegmann's curator insight, June 6, 2013 9:59 AM

Interesting treatise on purposes and kinds of reading events.

Julia Johnson's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:16 PM

Allows the reader to ponder over what they read