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MoMA TALKS: We love this Learning Pyramid!

MoMA TALKS: We love this Learning Pyramid! | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
We love this Learning Pyramid! Peer to peer learning has the HIGHEST retention rate. We’re very excited about three new Peer Learning Groups - organized with artist Caroline Woolard as part of Artists...
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Not sure I agree with the 10% reading but we'd all agree the teaching others, practicing, discussing, experimenting/demonstrating are powerful learning tools.  What do you think?

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Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth: 2013, by Ian Chipman | Booklist Online

Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth: 2013, by Ian  Chipman | Booklist Online | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Booklist Online Book Review: Top 10 Graphic Novels for Youth: 2013.Chipman, Ian (author).FEATURE.First published March 1, 2013 (Booklist).Books For Youth - Fiction - Graphic Novels

 

This year’s list of best graphic novels for youth reviewed in Booklist during the past year is particularly diverse, ranging from history lessons to reinvented superheroes to a new look at an old favorite.

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How Many Teachers Could Your State Lose To Sequestration?

How Many Teachers Could Your State Lose To Sequestration? | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Sequestration could cost thousands of teachers their jobs, according to a grim report the White House released Sunday.
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5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think

5 examples of how the languages we speak can affect the way we think | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
A look at the ways that the construction of language can have implications for the way we think, act and parse the world around us.
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Interactive Learning Sites for Education

Interactive Learning Sites for Education | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Interactive learning Sites for the Classroom

Via Gust MEES, Kevin Biles, Catherine Douthard, Tibshirani, Arthur Correia
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Craig Crossley's curator insight, February 24, 2013 7:36 PM

No HPE here, but heaps of engaging ideas otherwise...

 

Edit! Science - some great body system links for upper/Senior HPE

Aulde de B's comment, September 7, 2013 1:43 PM
interactive sites for education,
Pamela Perry King's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:04 AM

Great resources to share!

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Making the invisible visible: International Science and Engineering Visualisation Challenge – in pictures

Making the invisible visible: International Science and Engineering Visualisation Challenge – in pictures | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
The international challenge recognises people who use visual media to promote the public understanding of scientific research

 

This First place (illustration): 'Connectivity of a cognitive computer based on the macaque brain' is a detail of a 'wiring diagram' of the neural connections between major regions of the monkey's brain. It was created to provide guidance for connecting computer chips into a brain-like network Photograph: Emmett McQuinn, Theodore M. Wong, Pallab Datta, Myron D. Flickner, Raghavendra Singh, Steven K. Esser, Rathinakumar Appuswamy, William P. Risk, and Dharmendra S. Modha; IBM Research - Almaden/2012 Science/NSF International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge

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On page 8 Find VELOCITY RAPTOR an awesome game for students that illustrates what happens when you travel at the speed of light.

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How Comics Help Students Retain Knowledge is a Growing Field of Study

How Comics Help Students Retain Knowledge is a Growing Field of Study | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
A new study showing that comics help students recall verbatim knowledge is the latest in a growing field of study on how graphic novels can be used to aid in teaching and communication.
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Schools need a timeout on standardized tests

Schools need a timeout on standardized tests | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
States need the opportunity to implement the Common Core.
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Delayed Gratification and Impulse Control: How To Teach it, Model it, and Kids' Books to help Talk About It.

Delayed Gratification and Impulse Control: How To Teach it, Model it, and Kids' Books to help Talk About It. | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

"To begin with...A person's ability to delay gratification relates to their ability to recognize the rewards of patience and waiting, while at the same time being able to practice impulse control, self control, willpower and self-regulation...."

 

This post relays how parents and teachers can help teach their children impulse control and delayed gratification, and kids' books and graphic novels that can help with the modeling and discussions.

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Wonderful resource!

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National Geography Helps With Common Core State Standards...Especially Standard #15

National Geography Helps With Common Core State Standards...Especially Standard #15 | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

"How physical systems affect human systems..." an outstanding resource for teachers from National Geographic that meets Common Core State Standards...with resources and lesson suggestions for grades 4, 8 and 12.

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The Metric System, the United States of America, and Scientific Literacy | Sci-Ed

The Metric System, the United States of America, and Scientific Literacy | Sci-Ed | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Here’s a quick quiz:

I weigh 71 kilograms, and am about 1.82 meters tall.

a.) Do you have an idea of about how much I weigh and how tall I am?

b.) Am I taller or shorter than you, and do I weigh more or less than you?

 

If you don’t live in the United States of America, Liberia, or Burma, you most likely can answer both of these questions pretty much without any hesitation. If you do live in one of those three countries, then without the help of a calculator, or a quick search on Google, chances are you would have to think a bit about question “a,” and would struggle with question “b.”

 

The issue.

There is a huge disconnect between the science that we do (SI units, commonly interchanged with the Metric System) and how we live our daily lives, (U.S. Customary Units, not Imperial Units).

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To compete globally, which we obviously have to do, this is a big issue in schools and in the workplace.  This post clarifies the issue and offers suggestions.

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Three Ways to Frame Your Thinking About the Common Core State Standards

NCTE author Sarah Brown Wessling offers inspiring ways to think about the CCSS and reminds us that the CCSS are more than a checklist of tasks, but a map for...

Via Mel Riddile, Jennifer Hurley-Coughlin, Katie Frank
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Sarah Brown Wessling eloquently and persuasively relates what the CCSS are asking of us. 

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Les Howard's comment, January 23, 2013 9:36 AM
Nice overview of the CCSS with implications for successful implementation. Interesting concept of "gentle failure."
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Books: A Study on Kids' Reading Habits and Preferences

Books: A Study on Kids' Reading Habits and Preferences | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

This post relates the findings of Scholastic's "Kids and Family Reading Report - 4th Edition" and what teachers and parents can learn from it.  It also contains some great graphic novel suggestions for strong, weak, reluctant, enthusiastic readers and for older readers who lose interest in print texts.

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Great post, fascinating study, great ideas.

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There's a Yawning Need for Boring Professors

There's a Yawning Need for Boring Professors | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

"A growing number of researchers are focusing on what is becoming an exciting field of inquiry: boredom studies...

 

From a scholarly perspective, "boredom is a gold mine," says Mark Fenske, a neuroscientist and researcher at the University of Guelph in Ontario...

 

Connecting a dull activity (scoring tests, say) to a meaningful purpose (determining scientific results) can help maintain attentiveness. And physical activity, such as going for a walk or even fidgeting and doodling, can keep people engaged, researchers say..."

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LEARNING & MEMORY: How Do We Remember and Why Do We Often Forget? | Brain World

LEARNING & MEMORY: How Do We Remember and Why Do We Often Forget? | Brain World | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

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Amazing Facts about Writing and the Brain [Infographic] | BestInfographics.co

Amazing Facts about Writing and the Brain [Infographic] | BestInfographics.co | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

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Fun Fads vs. Fighting Fads...When to do what in the Classroom

Fun Fads vs. Fighting Fads...When to do what in the Classroom | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

As defined in Wikipedia, a fad is:

 

...any form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period... fads may be driven by mass media programming, emotional excitement, peer pressure, or the desire of 'being hip'... a fad is generally considered a fleeting behavior whereas a trend is considered to be a behavior that evolves into a relatively permanent change.." 

Let's have some fun reviewing a few fads we've faced related to parenting and education:

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2013: Upcoming Education Technology Events

2013: Upcoming Education Technology Events | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Events you may want to attend!

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Integrating Graphica into Your Curriculum: Recommended Titles for Grades 6–12

Integrating Graphica into Your Curriculum: Recommended Titles for Grades 6–12 | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

By Peter Gutierrez via The Alan Review

 

Thanks to the recent proliferation of professional development workshops and books on graphic literature, the question of whether the medium has a place in reading is no longer so controversial. Now conversations have shifted beyond the “engagement factor” and the “acceptance/rationale issue” and have started to focus on best practices and how to integrate comics, graphic novels, nonfiction, and manga into the ELA curriculum.

 

Here is an outstanding list of graphica that belong in classrooms along with teaching suggestions.

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Expanding Horizons with 21st-Century Learning Tools: Interactive Visual Dictionaries

Expanding Horizons with 21st-Century Learning Tools: Interactive Visual Dictionaries | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Three GREAT literacy learning tools!

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Timing Tips for the SAT and ACT

Timing Tips for the SAT and ACT | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Fill in those bubbles fast, or slow down. What you need to know when the proctor says, “Go!”
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Some helpful strategies...

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Infographic: 10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction > Eye On Education

Infographic: 10 Principles for Effective Vocabulary Instruction > Eye On Education | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Vocabulary Strategies That Work: Do This—Not That!, by Lori Wilfong,  is packed with engaging, research-based, classroom-ready strategies for t...
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Color Casts Powerful Messages: Learn how to USE it!

Color Casts Powerful Messages: Learn how to USE it! | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

"As we become more immersed in internet advertising, gaming, social media, and the relaying of information in what we now call "infographics" (a one-page presentation of charts, facts and images), we need to spend more time examining visual literacy - understanding how color, lines, angles, camera shots, and the insertion of short bursts of text so profoundly influence our emotions, our decisions and the inferences we make."

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Form school and work presentations to navigating ads and infographics, this post has outstanding links on how to mix and make color and how to better understand the messages colors relay.

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This is great information! I need to visit more often!
Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, February 27, 2013 2:31 PM
Thank you Sally for the visit...I hope you DO visit more often. [I love your pages by the way too! Looking forward to more meetings.
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VISUAL LITERACY - NYTimes Introduces Weekly Common Core Practice Prompts

VISUAL LITERACY - NYTimes Introduces Weekly Common Core Practice Prompts | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

The New York Times is now going to offere weekly prompts and memes to integratate its paper with other learning texts and events to help teachers meet CCSS (new kids of text complexity, integration of texts, argument vs. persausion, and non-fiction texts).

 

"So, beginning Sept. 21, each Friday you’ll find three quick, classroom-tested tasks that ask students to do Common Core-focused work with that week’s Times.'

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More Teachers Refuse to Give Standardized Tests

More Teachers Refuse to Give Standardized Tests | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

"An entire school of teachers in Seattle is refusing to give students a standardized test that's required by the distric. The teachers say the text is useless and wastes valuable instructional time." So writes Ann Dornfield in this fascinating article.

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