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The Not-So-Hidden Cause Behind the A.D.H.D. Epidemic

The Not-So-Hidden Cause Behind the A.D.H.D. Epidemic | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
How educational policy and the D.S.M. helped to make a disorder go viral.
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"Today many sociologists and neuroscientists believe that regardless of A.D.H.D.’s biological basis, the explosion in rates of diagnosis is caused by sociological factors — especially ones related to education and the changing expectations we have for kids. During the same 30 years when A.D.H.D. diagnoses increased, American childhood drastically changed. Even at the grade-school level, kids now have more homework, less recess and a lot less unstructured free time to relax and play. It’s easy to look at that situation and speculate how “A.D.H.D.” might have become a convenient societal catchall for what happens when kids are expected to be miniature adults. ..."

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Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results

Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Joanne Lipman writes that today's educators are too soft. It is time to go back to the discipline of the past.
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Departing the Text: Join my Webinar And Be a Winner....October 1, 2013

Departing the Text: Join my Webinar And Be a Winner....October 1, 2013 | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Spend 30 minutes being WOWED by the AWESOME power pairing graphic novels with traditional prose, texts, and media links. I'll be demonstrating:

the why's and how's of using graphic novels in classrooms how  to use graphic novels to help build learning skills how to use graphic novels for teaching language arts, math, social studies and science

...AND be one of five lucky participants to win a free copy of my book "Using Content-Area Graphic Texts for Learning."
Hope to see you Tuesday afternoon!!!! Here are the details:

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What is the Most Screwed Up Thing About Your State? Check This Chart

What is the Most Screwed Up Thing About Your State? Check This Chart | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

While this may not have much to do with Common Core Standards or even classrooms, this post was too much fun to pass up...and besides....it actually might be a great piece for reluctant readers??!!!  Enjoy.

 

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Visual Literacy in the Common Core » Life Long Learning

Visual Literacy in the Common Core » Life Long Learning | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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HERE IS TODAY: An Interactive Look at Time

HERE IS TODAY: An Interactive Look at Time | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

An interactive look at time... BRILLIANTLY relayed.

 

It teaches time, time-related vocabulary, and the impact of how image can help teach and reinforce abstract concepts.

 

It takes a matter of seconds - but lasts a life time!!! Check it out.

 

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Departing the Text: Infographics and their Impact on Education

Departing the Text: Infographics and their Impact on Education | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Classrooms today are encouraged to use verbal, visual, and digital text when relaying content information. The rationale behind this integration is that the verbal, visual, and digital reinforce each other, help create additional memory associations, and will help involve and reach all kinds of learners.

Most classes incorporate various forms of multi-media (because so much is now available over the internet and because research has shown that mulit-media, like infographics helps make learning accessible to all kinds of learners)Today, these charts, diagrams, word clouds, graphs, tables, webs, timelines and maps are being morphed into "INFOGRAPHICS"And, not only are teachers and publishers creating these visual story-telling, fact-finding masterpieces, students are creating them as well.

The power of education's integrating and promoting visual literacy and integrated texts is that information is now accessible to all kinds of readers and learners.

 

HOW CAN YOU MAKE INFOGRAPHICS? Read on...

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: The Silence of Our Friends

Using Graphic Novels in Education: The Silence of Our Friends | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

This month, we take a closer look at The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos and Nate Powell (First Second Books, 2012) and provide teaching suggestions for middle and high school classrooms.

 

The Silence of Our Friends has not been banned or challenged to date, so we highlight it here for two reasons: First, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary on the March on Washington; and second, because this story then and now, powerfully relates the pain and ramifications of censorship and racism and the effects such silencing has on everyone.

 

The Silence of Our Friends is a semi-autobiographical story told from the perspective of Mark Long, as a boy. It centers around civil rights incidents covered by his father, a television reporter in Houston, Texas, in 1968, following the Texas Southern University student boycott after the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was banned from campus. It ends with Dr. King’s assassination and the mourning of the larger Houston community as they marched in his memory that following Sunday. The Silence of our Friends emphasizes and reinforces Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s powerful words:

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of banned books and to h...
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Departing the Text: How Geeky Are You?

Departing the Text: How Geeky Are You? | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

"I have been writing a lot lately about graphic novels and visual literacy.  I thought I'd take some time over the next few posts, to SHOW you parctical visual literacy applications: infographics. Infographics are being used more and more in media and education to visually and verbally relate information in a glimpse.

 

The infographics below are excellent examples of how engaging they can be. For more on infographics, please see Infographics 101: What you need to konw and where to find them.

This week I focus on the Geek within us.

I had a lot of fun with this one and I hope you do too.  I'm sorry to say I failed - it was all the tech stuff.  How well will you do?  Take the test and the plunge and share your comments when done."

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The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Teach Us about the Evolution of the Imagination

The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Teach Us about the Evolution of the Imagination | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
"Metaphorical thinking … is essential to how we communicate, learn, discover, and invent."

"Children help us to mediate between the ide
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Facts, Fears about Common Core State Standard Infographics.

Facts, Fears about Common Core State Standard Infographics. | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Information and infographics to help weed out the facts, fiction and politics of Cmmon Core State Standards.

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Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning (INFOGRAPHIC)

Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning (INFOGRAPHIC) | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
The Knowledge Guru team knows how effective serious games and game based learning are, that's why we've developed an entire learning game engine focused on making game based learning easier to impleme...

Via Beth Dichter
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Florence MOZZO's comment, August 9, 2013 3:10 AM
Thank you for this infographic and the sources you used, the importance of having fun while learning seems to increase in education. Good news !
Ines Evaristo's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:53 PM

Una buena infografía que resume estudios con resultados del efecto de los videojuegos en el aprendizaje de la educacion superior, cosa que no habia visto mucho.  Además, el inicio es bastante claro, hacer un videojuego "serio" o educativo es doble reto: lograr los objetivos de aprendizaje propuestos y diseñar un gameplay igualmente divertido, motivador, estimulante... es la diferencia entre un videojuego educativo de un juego didactico.

Taryn Coxall's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:24 PM

This article gives great insight into the upcoming phenominon of "Game Based Learning".Although i have never seen it in my practises, after reading abit about it, i believe game based learning is something i would incoperate into my own classroom. Game Based learning provides a stimulating and engaging way of learning for children on a wide range of educational areas and topics. It is proven through this approach to learning students aremore likely to become motivated to learn, become increasingly engage and excel in their learning. 
Although many peoleay belive an "old school" approach to teaching is best, i feel it is highly necassary to kepp up with the fast moving pace of technology on offer, and use theseresources to help student in the classroom. Most learners that i have come aross are kinaesthetic learning, being one myself i can see how these games will help a variety of different learners and create opportunity for divergent thinking.

great resource which has iven me great insight.  

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In South Korea, 47% of eighth graders are ranked 'advanced.' In U.S.: 7%

In South Korea, 47% of eighth graders are ranked 'advanced.' In U.S.: 7% | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
South Korea's students rank among the best in the world, and its top teachers can make a fortune. Can the U.S. learn from this academic superpower?
Meryl Jaffe, PhD's insight:

This was fascinating but raises so many questions:

- IF parents are investing so much in AFTER school education what is the role of public education?

 

-Are we teaching for test-taking or are we teaching for creative/analytic/innovatinve thinkers?

 

- What is the role of public education?

 

- It still gets back to the same question - how do you value and rate teachers and teaching?

 

What do you think?

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s comment, August 8, 2013 5:26 AM
Dr. Meryl, It is a Asin sociocultural learning behavior and strategy. I have tried to adjust the perspective in Asia but realize that this is beyond any one teacher can do...That is why now I focus on Problem-based learning strategies with real world applications. It requires creative, analytic and innovation. The very elements the learners are missing.
Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, August 12, 2013 3:35 PM
Thank you Rob for your visit and comments. I teach many Asian students and also find real cultural differences. I'd love to hear more on your approach to problem-based learning for these students. Sounds wonderful
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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visual Resources To Teach About The U.S. Government Shutdown

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visual Resources To Teach About The U.S. Government Shutdown | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking.
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Didn’t Ace SAT? Just Design Microbe Transplant Research - College Admissions Offices thinking Out of the Box - and About Time!!!

Didn’t Ace SAT? Just Design Microbe Transplant Research - College Admissions Offices thinking Out of the Box - and About Time!!! | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Beginning this fall, Bard College will look beyond grades and test scores by offering a new option for applying: writing four, 2,500-word research papers.
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Kennedy's Last Days and the Cuban Missile Crisis and Two Great Resources to Teach Them!

Kennedy's Last Days and the Cuban Missile Crisis and Two Great Resources to Teach Them! | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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How to Fall in Love With Math

How to Fall in Love With Math | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Contemplate the elegance of infinity. Don’t ask “When will I use this?”
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UK vs US spelling: Separated by a Common Language | Visual.ly

UK vs US spelling: Separated by a Common Language | Visual.ly | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Communicating with friends across the pond is a perpetual problem. American and British spelling differences include simple changes that affect the me
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The Short Sentence as Gospel Truth

The Short Sentence as Gospel Truth | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Express your most powerful thought in the fewest words.
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Roy Peter Clark gives writers of all ages, stages and levels a lot to think about. Read it, use it, grow!

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What Teachers Make?......A Difference.

What Teachers Make?......A Difference. | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

I can't find a better way for educators to begin this 2013-14 academic school year than with Taylor Mali...and art by Zen Pencils.

 

Enjoy and be inspired!!!!!

 

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100 Incredibly Useful Links for Teaching and Studying Shakespeare

100 Incredibly Useful Links for Teaching and Studying Shakespeare | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Katie Frank
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Awesome resource!

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Hi Nicole good scoop!

Stella Renee's curator insight, April 30, 2013 12:21 AM

Has a great list of links for teaching Shakespeare and appealing to modern readers. A valuable resource for my English Classroom.

Sumayya Qudrat's curator insight, April 9, 12:02 AM

Teaching shakespeare!!!

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Hit the Mark with Digital Media Exit Cards

Hit the Mark with Digital Media Exit Cards | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
In my first year of teaching English, I had to teach prepositions to sixth graders. I fumbled around for an entry point and reached out to a more seasoned colleague, who suggested that I employ the a
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Do You Love Science? - Infographics Showcase

Do You Love Science? - Infographics Showcase | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
This is a science infographic for children by Planet SEED, which delves into the many, many careers that exist in science. Infographic Review Infographic Design: B+ This design is fun and chaotic but in a good way.
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Departing the Text: Education, Economics, and the American Dream

Departing the Text: Education, Economics, and the American Dream | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Education like so many other things, is evolving and so it seems is the American Dream....

 

...To help young adults and their parents, many advocate cutting the classics -who needs them. They believe our kids need jobs so why waste a year or even a course choice? Why have student centers, sports complexes and programs? Just teach them what they need and let them go out and fly....

 

The dangers/pitfalls of this approach are discussed as are the alternatives.

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Divine, Dastardly and Delectable Tales of Dragons - Meeting Common Core State Standards and Starting the School Year Off Right!

Divine, Dastardly and Delectable Tales of Dragons - Meeting Common Core State Standards and Starting the School Year Off Right! | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

A Dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits that features in the myths of many cultures...The word dragon entered the English language in the early 13th century from Old French dragon, which in turn comes from Latin draconem (nominative draco) meaning "huge serpent, dragon," from the Greek word δράκων, drakon (genitive drakontos, δράκοντος) "serpent, giant seafish."

 

Here are some fun facts that related Dragons of myth, of the Bible and of modern classics and culture.  A gerat way to integrate myth, fact and fiction in and out of school.

 

Great Dragon resources and reading suggestions.

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