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The Mom From 'The Cat in the Hat' Finally Speaks

The Mom From 'The Cat in the Hat' Finally Speaks | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Every mother feels societal pressures, but few have experienced as much parenting scrutiny as the mother from “The Cat in the Hat.” In this interview, she tries to set things straight.
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Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break?

Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break? | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
With research finding that children who don't read over the summer may lose up to 3 months of progress, it’s important to encourage your students to read.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 29, 2013 4:55 AM

 

Well done by using a flowchart...

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=FlowChart

 

Stem Specialist's curator insight, June 29, 2013 6:29 AM

Glaringly missing culturally relevant readings.

AnnC's curator insight, June 30, 2013 6:57 PM

Take your pick - many classics.

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Solving for "X" in Math AnXiety

Solving for "X" in Math AnXiety | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Research indicates a clear and growing need to talk more about numeracy- becoming more familiar and COMFORTABLE with numbers, shapes, and math jargon. Our neglect in talking math with our kids is directly linked to math anxiety (particularly among girls and women) and lower rankings in math fluency world-wide.

 

This post contains research findings describing math anxiety, relating how it is conditioned, and provides easy, every-day solutions for parents and educators.

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Who Made That? Lessons on Innovation

Who Made That? Lessons on Innovation | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Hilary Greenbaum, a graphic designer at the The New York Times Magazine at the time, initially began "Who Made That" as a series of blog posts investigating the origin of curious, unusual, and/or mundane items. It eventually became a weekly column in the magazine, now written by Pagan Kennedy and on June 9, 2013 the entire magazine was devoted to this question.

From:pacific-standard.blogspot.com

While not a new question, they've done a great job answering this question.

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Lessons around "Brood II Magicicada" 17-Year Cicadas

Lessons around "Brood II Magicicada" 17-Year Cicadas | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

For the nature lovers and budding scientists in your home, school or summer camp,  they couldn't have come at a better time.

With students itching for summer break with limited interest or attention span for reading-writing-and 'rithmatic,...

...For those bummed that they have to continue with summer school. ..

...For all your nature lovers and budding scientists...

HERE are some resources to observe and learn about these 'natural wonders' :

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Excellent resources, videos, maps and lesson ideas.

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What Kids Are Reading - 2013

What Kids Are Reading - 2013 | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

"Have you ever wondered why students choose the books that they do? Renaissance Learning explored this question in the fifth-edition What Kids Are Reading report, which lists the top 40 books read by students in grades 1-12 in the 2011-2012 school year. Rankings are based on the Accelerated Reader database, the largest of its kind, which houses reading records for students who read 283 million books."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 11, 2013 7:29 PM

This post links to a page that will provide you access to the full report, the infographic (part of which is above), and a report summary. The full report also includes:
* Required high school reading from 1907 to 2012

* Caldecott and Newbury winners from 1922 to present

* A selection of the Common Core State Standards exemplars

There have been many shifts in reading over the last 100 years, and one shift is that the complexity of required reading has decreased. To learn more check any of the resources found through this link. If you prefer an oral version from NPR you can listen to (or read) a short piece aired on June 11th, 2013 called "What Kids are Reading, In School and Out" at http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/06/11/190669029/what-kids-are-reading-in-school-and-out.

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Looks fascinating. Thanks.
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Truth be Told: Teaching Students how to navigate news and "truth" as the surf, read, and research

Truth be Told: Teaching Students how to navigate news and "truth" as the surf, read, and research | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

The issue is that with the pressure for continuous news streams, with the ever-available and easy-to-use photo shop technology, and with more "citizen reporting" we have to be both aware of the issues and risks of faulty, premature reporting and slanted reporting which is subjective and manipulative rather than objective and informative.


With news items available and retrievable for the unforeseen future, we have to train our kids and students to critically evaluate verbal and visual texts.
 
Below: Solutions and strategies to battling "truth" in our social and news media

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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
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In line with another post "Truth be Told"  http://departingthetext.blogspot.com/2013/05/truth-be-told.html these are CLASSROOM ESSENTIALS

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Great Resources for Inspiring Teaching and Learning about Space

Great Resources for Inspiring Teaching and Learning about Space | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

 

 Col. Chris Hadfield commanded the International Space Station (ISS) for six months and along with his colleagues oversaw hundreds of biological and physical experiments that will pave the way for future space exploration. Hadfield has done extensive tweeting, and posted hundreds of original photographs and numerous videos.  This post presents ideas for teaching, learning, and inspiring students of all ages about the oddities and sensational aspects of space.

 

Aside from lesson suggestion, this post inlcudes inspiritng photos and AWESOME space links!

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6 Brilliant Videos for Science Teachers

6 Brilliant Videos for Science Teachers | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Six fantastic videos for science teachers explaining complex scientific concepts in fun, accessible ways. Perfect for the classroom.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 15, 2013 6:48 PM

The folks at Fractus Learning have taken a look at videos available at Open Culture and selected six to share (although many more are available). The choices here include:

* The Rap Guide to Evolution

* The Periodic Table of Chemistry

* A Universe from Nothing

Videos are a great tool to use with students. Although this post specifically deals with science videos across the disciplines are available at Open Culture (http://www.openculture.com/).

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For Pasadena school, arts plus math is really adding up

For Pasadena school, arts plus math is really adding up | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
A Pasadena elementary school uses art to teach third graders addition, subtraction and long division. An advocacy group wants to expand the program across the state.
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The Quest for Quality Education: An Open Dialogue

The Quest for Quality Education: An Open Dialogue | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

The practical wisdom of good teaching is more than being creative or spontaneous. It is knowing when and how to use best practices. It includes how to prepare and use great questions, and knowing when to veer to places students take us. It includes when and how to use the science of teaching as well as the art. Practical wisdom is not following a script prepared by others who do not know your students and how they work.  Teaching is both an art and a science...a great teacher inspires.

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Want your kids to learn more words? Use your hands, study says

Want your kids to learn more words? Use your hands, study says | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Before they set foot in kindergarten, some children are armed to the teeth with new words, while others come bearing far smaller verbal arsenals. What factors at home affect how wordy children's brains are in their early years?
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Persepolis | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Persepolis | 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 banned books and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we will examine books that have been targeted by censors and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such books in classrooms.


In our first column, we’ll take a closer look at Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.

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My plasure . I love your approach and selection of resources. I lern a lot.Many thanks
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How professors can get publicity for their scholarly books / UCLA Today

How professors can get publicity for their scholarly books / UCLA Today | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
How professors can get publicity for their scholarly books / UCLA Today
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10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy

10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

On September 7th of 1982, advertising legend David Ogilvy sent an internal memo to all employees of his advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather. The memo was entitled "How to Write," and consisted of the following list of advice.

(Source: The Unpublished David Ogilvy: A Selection of His Writings from the Files of His Partners; Image: David Ogilvy, via Ogilvy & Mather.)

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13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5]

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5] | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Enjoy our HTML 5 interactive infographic that exaplains why infographics are so successful

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Why visual literacy is so important.

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Debra Evans's curator insight, June 16, 2013 3:05 PM

Great resource

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, June 17, 2013 8:36 AM

Enjoyable, indeed!

Carey Leahy's curator insight, June 22, 2013 4:28 AM

Works for me!

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Unsung Heroes: Summer Reading and Classroom Suggestions

Unsung Heroes: Summer Reading and Classroom Suggestions | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Unsung heroes care for ailing parents, friends, relatives and neighbors; they make the lives of sick and disabled as gracious, normal and stress-free as possible; they advocate selflessly to make the lives of others less fortunate more bearable; they struggle to defend themselves and their friends against bullies of all shapes, sizes and numbers. They are people we so often take for granted and shouldn't and whom our students and kids should learn about and learn from.

 

This post has OUTSTANDING links,  lesson suggestions, and summer reading.

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In Autism, the Importance of the Gut

In Autism, the Importance of the Gut | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Behavior problems may be explained by serotonin and bacteria in the bowels.
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Reading Gains Lag Improvements in Math

Reading Gains Lag Improvements in Math | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Schools that work with low-income students are consistently finding that problems with math are more easily addressed than problems with reading.
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Mural brings literacy to life

Mural brings literacy to life | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
The final design the students came up with depicts a sun shining through a tree and within each of the lengthening sunbeams there is a different graphic representing what the students saw as the significance of literacy to their lives.
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Autism: Sensory-motor or environmental enrichment may be promising approach

Autism: Sensory-motor or environmental enrichment may be promising approach | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
In the first successful experiment with humans using a treatment known as sensory-motor or environmental enrichment, researchers documented marked improvement in young autistic boys when compared to boys treated with traditional behavioral therapies,...
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RUST: TEACHING POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC NOVELS TO MEET COMMON CORE STATE STANDARD

RUST: TEACHING POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC NOVELS TO MEET COMMON CORE STATE STANDARD | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

RUST: TEACHING POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC NOVELS TO MEET COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS

 

This post has a review of Rust by Royden Lepp - a graphic novel that have been rated appropriate reading for all ages - although I would say they will be enjoyed by readers Grade 4 through adult. While younger readers will easily focus on Roman and Oswald his younger brother along with their responsibilities to their farm and family, and their relationship with Jet Jones,  older readers will comprehend the larger issues of artificial intelligence, and drone warfare.

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One Response to MOOCs: an Open Letter From San Jose State U.'s Philosophy Department

One Response to MOOCs: an Open Letter From San Jose State U.'s Philosophy Department | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

San Jose State University's Department of Philosophy wrote an open letter to Professor Michael Sandel (Harvard University) on their response to MOOCs.

 

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