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Good Grief - 20-Minute lunches..and No Recess?

Good Grief - 20-Minute lunches..and No Recess? | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Courts have recesses, why are schools cutting it out?  Here is a fascinating post on School Recess - its importance to student learning and its use and misuse in schools.  Check out the AWESOME INFOGRAPHIC too!!

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How to find the Ultimate Comic/Graphic Novel Gift for 2014

How to find the Ultimate Comic/Graphic Novel Gift for 2014 | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

With holidays and gifting approaching, I present to you some wonderful graphic novel gift choices for kids of all ages.

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, December 6, 8:33 AM

Have fun shopping through these titles (although you won't go wrong with any of these).

 

And wishing all of you a happy holiday!!!

 

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Interview: Meryl Jaffe on Comics and Education — Good Comics for Kids

Interview: Meryl Jaffe on Comics and Education — Good Comics for Kids | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
When I was doing research for this month’s SLJ article on comics in schools, I had the opportunity to talk to a number of experts on the topic, including researchers, teachers, and school librarians. And as anyone who has ever written a story like this, or been interviewed for one, knows, only a fraction of those interviews goes into the finished piece.

Buy hey, we’ve got a blog!

All this week, I’ll be posting the interviews I did for the article. We’re kicking it off with a long, but very informative, e-mail interview I did with Meryl Jaffe, who is an instructor at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, Online Division, and the author of Using Content-Area Graphic Texts for Learning.
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Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students @coolcatteacher

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students @coolcatteacher | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? What should notes look like? Every since I went through the Writing Across the Curriculum Course at my school I realized the tremendous gap between “writing” as …
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 6: Comics in Education, Live from NYCC! | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

CBLDF Podcast Episode 6: Comics in Education, Live from NYCC! | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

In this episode, we present a live panel from New York Comic Con 2013, featuring a Who's Who in All-Ages Graphic Novels. The panel is a roundtable on using Comics in the Classroom, and we hear from (among others) author and educator Meryl Jaffe, author Jenni Holm (Babymouse, Squish), cartoonist Matt Holm (Babymouse, Squish), cartoonist Eric Wight (My Dead Girlfriend, Frankie Pickle), cartoonist Larry Marder (Beanworld), and more.

 

They discuss: comics as an education tool, recommended reading for kids, and more.

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For Classroom Chemistry or Home Cooking: A (No Longer) Frustrated Cook's Substitution Guide

For Classroom Chemistry or Home Cooking: A (No Longer) Frustrated Cook's Substitution Guide | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

For creative chemical substitutions in cooking... OR....For all of us who are missing just one ingredient AFTER we've started cooking, there's hope.  Here is a great guide, "This for That: A Guide to Cooking and Baking Substitutes. 

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MR. LEMONCELLO AND THE NERDY NATION THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOOK by Chris Grabenstein

MR. LEMONCELLO AND THE NERDY NATION THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOOK by Chris Grabenstein | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Mr. Lemoncello has just finished his first year at school and – thanks to some extremely creative teachers, librarians, and media specialists – what a year he's had. Because incredible creativity a...
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A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts

A Former Drug Dealer Gives A Great Defense Of The Liberal Arts | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
College programs in prison have become extremely rare, but one alum's story shows how incarceration can truly be reformative.
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Successful program that works because 1. It is rigorous and selective- requiring levels of reading and writing proficiency in its students; 2. It builds relationships and community; and 3. Its liberal arts program teaches offenders math, philosophy, social sciences and opens the world up to them in ways they'd never seen. 

 

Shouldn't we require these skills and expectations of our kids and students, too?

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Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then...

Copyright Flowchart: Can I Use It? Yes? No? If This... Then... | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
It is the responsibility of all educators to model good digital citizenship for their students. Especially when it comes to copyright, plagiarism and intellectual property. The waters are murky. No...
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Spies and their Gadgets

Spies and their Gadgets | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Whether fact or fiction, reading and learning about spies and their gadgets is an outstanding way to introduce and look at history, science, technology, and literature.

 

This post has awesome links to museums, fiction and non-fiction books, and online resources that will make content-area lessons come alive. Take a look...

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Awesome post - worth a look and a link!

 

 

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Pretty in Ink and Bad Girls | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Pretty in Ink and Bad Girls | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to...
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to...
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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Jessica Raeside
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Sally Tilley's curator insight, February 19, 6:27 PM

Fantastic collection, thank you!

systerwoody's curator insight, February 20, 12:10 PM

To which I would also add #EndNote 

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NewGen E-Commerce: Jet.com Unveiling a New Shopping Experience

NewGen E-Commerce: Jet.com Unveiling a New Shopping Experience | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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They're offering an insider group where you get free membership and other perks as you join and spread the word. Check it out: https://jet.com/#/ji/cfbjp #sharesforshares

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They're offering an insider group where you get free membership and other perks as you join and spread the word. Check it out: https://jet.com/#/ji/cfbjp #sharesforshares

 

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They're offering an insider group where you get free membership and other perks as you join and spread the word. Check it out https://jet.com/#/ji/cfbjp #sharesforshares.

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Departing the Text: Banned Book Week: Ensuring Everyone Has a Choice

Departing the Text: Banned Book Week: Ensuring Everyone Has a Choice | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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"In honor of Banned Books Week - September 21-27, 2014 I thought I'd share clips from articles and resources to ensure that everyone has the option to read what they choose....".

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"In honor of Banned Books Week - September 21-27, 2014 I thought I'd share clips from articles and resources to ensure that everyone has the option to read what they choose..."

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Teaching With Graphic Novels

Teaching With Graphic Novels | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
While graphic novels are increasingly used as teaching tools, their strong imagery can be a double-edged sword.
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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, September 11, 7:21 PM

Great article and great resources just in time for Banned Books Week.

 

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Departing the Text: Inspiration: The Gift of Gifts for Writers

Departing the Text: Inspiration: The Gift of Gifts for Writers | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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We're all different. We learn differently. We work differently. We have different needs and goals. As such, our sources and means of inspiration must, by definition be different too.

 

This post has ideas for us all.

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Fun Science and Science Fiction For Fans of All Ages

Fun Science and Science Fiction For Fans of All Ages | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Summer 2014 Reading: A-Z Graphic Novel Suggestions for Kids of all Ages

Summer 2014 Reading: A-Z Graphic Novel Suggestions for Kids of all Ages | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Departing the Text: The Power of Words in Graphic Novels

Departing the Text: The Power of Words in Graphic Novels | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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We use words all the time, often overlooking their their power, their immediate and long term affects, and their significance. Ironically, while we don't always think of graphic novels as a resource for words and language, or a means of relaying the power of words, they actually are.

 I can't begin to tell you how many  second language learners or how many weak language learners have turned to graphic novels as a means of learning and grasping the nuances of language. And in hindsight (at least mine) it makes a lot of sense.  Here's why: Graphic novels tell their stories through the interaction of image, text, graphic and page design and use of fonts. With limited use of text, word choice must be succinct, and crystal clear.  Having students focus on word choices found in their favorite graphic novels and having them carefully write their own can be powerful language learning tools.  Furthermore, for the weak and second language learners, the pairing of text and image make it easier to understand and remember and incorporate stronger vocabulary, spelling and rules of grammar. Read more for teaching lessons, reading suggestions and an awesome graphic text of a Maya Angelou poem.
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The Universe in Numbers

The Universe in Numbers | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Great links, photos, INTERACTIVE infographics, videos and information on the universe.  Great for fun and for classroom use. Check it out!

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What Are Education Tests For, Anyway?

What Are Education Tests For, Anyway? | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Tests have existed throughout the history of schooling. Today they're being used more than ever before — but not necessarily as designed.
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Helping Kids Deal with Overcoming Loss

Helping Kids Deal with Overcoming Loss | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

This post includes a description of HOW kids deal with loss or trauma, what some SYMPTOMS are when it becomes stressful, and HOW parents and teachers can help their children deal with loss. Additional resource links and prose and graphic novel reading suggestions are also included..

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The Surprising Link Between Language and Corporate Responsibility — HBS Working Knowledge

The Surprising Link Between Language and Corporate Responsibility — HBS Working Knowledge | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Research by Christopher Marquis shows that a company's degree of social responsibility is affected by a surprising factor—the language it uses to communicate.
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Departing the Text: Shakespeare through Infographics

Departing the Text: Shakespeare through Infographics | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Inspired by an outstanding production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream this past weekend (University of Chicago's Dean's Men Production), I thought I'd take post an interesting collection of facts, quotes and infographics related to Shakespeare and his works.

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