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26 Learning Apps for Reading and Writing From edshelf

26 Learning Apps for Reading and Writing From edshelf | Literacy | Scoop.it

"Knowing how to read and write are fundamental skills. Technology coach Elizabeth Espinoza shares her list of recommended apps for reading and writing. Many can be used both in the classroom and at home. She includes some common stand-bys like BrainPOP and Wordle, as well as student favorites like Word Bingo and Kids’ Vocab.

 

What apps do you use for teaching how to read and write?"


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Cheryl Turner's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:30 PM

most of these are easy to use and have been around for a while, which makes them stable

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Looking From Third to Fourth: Mentor Text for Science and a Freebie

I am very excited to be linking up with the amazing ladies at Collaboration Cuties for their Must Read Mentor Text linky because it is my first time linking up a science book. I've found a lot of great books from this linky but I've ...

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Reading fiction boosts empathy, reduces discomfort with uncertainty

Reading fiction boosts empathy, reduces discomfort with uncertainty | Literacy | Scoop.it

Reading literary fiction — even something as short as 10 pages — can increase empathy, improve decision-making and make people more comfortable with uncertainty, suggest two new Canadian studies. In other words, the very pursuit we use to distract us from real life might actually make us better at living it.

 

Lead author Maja Djikic said the findings have particular repercussions for our schools, where she notes a “dangerous trend” away from the arts and soft skills. This observation dovetails with a January report from Scholastic showing that reading for pleasure on a regular basis (five to seven days a week) is indeed a waning activity among youths, having fallen to 34 per cent in 2012 from 37 per cent two years earlier.


BY MISTY HARRIS, 

 

Reading Other Minds: Effects of Literature on Empathy; Djikic, M., Oatley, K., & Moldoveanu, M. C.; The Scientific Study of Literature; Issue: 3(1); 2013; Pages: 28-47

http://www-2.rotman.utoronto.ca/facbios/file/(2013b)%20Djikic,%20Oatley,%20&%20Moldoveanu.pdf


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John Scott Lucas's comment, June 20, 2013 5:29 AM
One more reason that high stakes testing is not the answer to our education dilemnas.
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Free Technology for Teachers: StoryToolz - Writing Prompts and More

Free Technology for Teachers: StoryToolz - Writing Prompts and More | Literacy | Scoop.it

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