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Adam Savage: How Simple Ideas Lead to Scientific Discoveries

View full lesson on TED-Ed BETA: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-simple-ideas-lead-to-scientific-discoveries Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples...
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We need to teach our kids to observe, question, and persistantly pursue points of interest!

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Trends in Learning Technologies to Watch in 2013

Trends in Learning Technologies to Watch in 2013 | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Social/Informal Learning, Mobile Learning, Video – these three items have been “hot” for several years now, both in education and the corporate sector.  Many are excited about them but the adoption of them has been slower than predicted.  Barriers...
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Another insight into 21st-century learning styles and trends...I'm just trying to catch up!

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Panos Drouzas's curator insight, January 8, 2013 4:23 PM

Another insight into 21st-century learning styles and trends...I'm just trying to catch up!

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List of Free Tools to Create Infographics for your Learners

List of Free Tools to Create Infographics for your Learners | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Does your learners prefer acquiring and processing information via images, pictures, maps, graphs, charts, illustrations, and other visual aids? Since they are visual learners have you though of using infographics at your course?
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The Modern Student Learning Life Infographic

The Modern Student Learning Life Infographic | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Just a few of the statistics from a project by StudyBlue - a survey issued by The Modern Student Life Infographic November 26-30 to attending high school and college students across the USA:

 

93% of students use study apps

70% of students study solo during exams

59% of students use a mobile phone to study

42% of students prefer to study in their bedrooms; 21% in libraries

 

 

 

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Insights into 21st century study habits.

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Visual Literacy A Spirit of our Age and Time

Visual Literacy A Spirit of our Age and Time | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Zeitgeist is German meaning a reflection of the culture of a given age or era.  Today, especially for educators, one of the 'hottest' term (whether we like it or not) is "visual literacy". This sitte provides outstanding images of 2012 for personal and/or classroom reflection and motivation. This image reflects the stand-off of Europe's fiscal cliff.  View more at this interesting site.

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Incredible post with awesome and inspiring links, clearly illustrating our changing cultural reliance on visual text and visual literacy along. The photo above is one example - the Shuttle on its way to its next 'home' drives by as two ball-players are otherwise engaged.  Photo is by Wally Skalij/Getty Images and brilliantly expresses our modern culture in ways words might fall short - clearly illustrating the  communicative power of an image.

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:04 PM

Zeitgeist is a term used to reflect culture of a given age or era.  Today, especially for educators, one of the 'hottest' term (whether we like it or not) is "visual literacy". This sitte provides outstanding images of 2012 for personal and/or classroom reflection and motivation.

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Federal Effort Aims to Transform Learning Technologies

Federal Effort Aims to Transform Learning Technologies | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
A National Science Foundation program is attempting to create a space within the agency devoted to supporting research on advanced learning technologies.
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A relatively new program, called Cyberlearning: Transforming Education, is the National Science Foundation’s attempt to create a space within the agency devoted to supporting research on advanced learning technologies. The agency, with headquarters in Arlington, Va., hopes the research will help spawn new technology products that can benefit schools.

 

Learn more here.

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TAI: Turnaround Arts Initiative » Overview

TAI: Turnaround Arts Initiative » Overview | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Here's a great boost to visual literacy and the arts in schools ...Bravo.

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 31, 2012 7:13 PM
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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, January 1, 2013 11:07 AM

The arts are absolutely critical to develop soft skills like problem solving, team work, quality, self confidence, emotional control, historical perspectives etc.

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2012: The Year in Graphics

2012: The Year in Graphics | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
A selection of graphics and interactives from 2012 with information on how they were produced.
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Super infographics, facts, photos and images of 2012 to motivate all learners.

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, January 2, 2013 11:01 AM
And to you, Met.
Alejandro Peñalosa C.'s comment, January 2, 2013 1:14 PM
Happy New Year, Maryl, Thank you for giving us the chance to share your information!
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Education: What are the Types Of Graphs | All Infographics

Education: What are the Types Of Graphs | All Infographics | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Infographics on learning about what are types of graphs with respect to education in Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pictographs, Pie Charts, Organizational Charts, Flow Charts, Bubble Chart, Area Graphs, Waterfall Chart (RT @all_infographic: #Education : ...
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Really helpful site defining different types of charts and infographics and when best to use each one. 

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The Power of Words

The Power of Words | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Choose your words well - they can change the world.  This post discusses the power of words and sound editing techniques and checklists.

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A Simple Way to Create Suspense

A Simple Way to Create Suspense | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Here's how you make your readers hunger for an answer.
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How do you create suspense?  Make your readers hunger for answers!

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 15, 2012 5:33 PM
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The year in cartoons

The year in cartoons | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
The Washington Post’s picks for the best editorial cartoons of 2012.
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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, December 13, 2012 4:40 PM

The Washington Post’s picks for the best editorial cartoons of 2012.

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Alice in Math Wonderland

Alice in Math Wonderland | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Can you help Alice solve a mystery in Math Wonderland?
Via Charlotte Bouckaert, Sakis Koukouvis
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Math Wonderland!!!

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 12, 2012 8:59 PM
Thank you for this article.
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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around les


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Answer...visual literacy, interactive lessoms, making all lessons meaningful.

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The Strange World of Nanoscience

Where and what is nano? How will it shape our future? Nanoscience is the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties ...

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Thanks for this awesome YouTube video putting Nanoscience into a perspective we can all relate to!
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Deborah Verran's comment, January 11, 2013 7:41 PM
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 11, 2013 8:16 PM

One of our field of studies at AIT.

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23 Microsoft Free Teaching Tools for Educators

23 Microsoft Free Teaching Tools for Educators | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Are you interested in a list of 23 free teaching tools that you can use in your classroom?
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Lots for teachers to use and take advantage of.

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Effects of Video Games on our Brains ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Effects of Video Games on our Brains ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

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Kids and Family Reading Report – 4th edition revealed today

Kids and Family Reading Report – 4th edition revealed today | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it

January 14th, 2013

Today, Scholastic announced the fourth edition of our Kids & Family Reading ReportTM.

 

Kids age 6-17 and their parents shared their views on reading in the increasingly digital landscape and the influences that impact kids’ reading frequency and attitudes toward reading.


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It is fascinating and a bit scary...Kids' reading for fun is still quite the challenge for parents and teachers.

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:45 PM

Fascinating, must-read report for parents, educators, librarians and anyone interested in literacy. Includes lots of interesting data, like:

 

The percent of children who have read an ebook has almost doubled since 2010 (25% vs. 46%).Among children who have read an ebook, one in five says he/she is reading more books for fun; boys are more likely to agree than girls (26% vs. 16%).Half of children age 9–17 say they would read more books for fun if they had greater access to ebooks – a 50% increase since 2010.Seventy-five percent of kids who have read an ebook are reading ebooks at home, with about one in four reading them at school.Seventy-two percent of parents are interested in having their child read ebooks.Eighty percent of kids who read ebooks still read books for fun primarily in print.

Read the full report for so much more!

Terry Doherty's curator insight, January 17, 2013 1:33 PM

Fascinating survey. Everyone is honing in on the ebook upsurge ... but the kids say they like print for their fun reading. Go figure!

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Educational Leadership:Engaging the Whole Child (online only):The Neuroscience of Joyful Education

Educational Leadership:Engaging the Whole Child (online only):The Neuroscience of Joyful Education | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Sally DeCost's curator insight, January 5, 2013 11:04 AM

"Brain research tells us that when the fun stops, learning often stops too." Judy Willis

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Year's Best 2012 Non-Fiction or Historical Fiction Graphic Novels

Year's Best 2012 Non-Fiction or Historical Fiction Graphic Novels | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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Great library/classroom/home suggestions and great links for more reading suggestions.

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, December 30, 2012 11:21 PM

Great reading suggestions along with additional "Best of 2012" graphic novels

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A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories [Infographic]

A Simple Guide To 4 Complex Learning Theories [Infographic] | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Do you know the actual theories of learning? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process.

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A nice bird's-eye conception of the various learning theories.

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Kari Smith's curator insight, February 17, 2013 1:17 PM

Great background information to build our understanding. I really like seeing them all presented this way for easy comparison. 

uTOP Inria's curator insight, March 11, 2013 3:38 AM

(Edudemic - 24 Déc 2012)

Christine Cattermole's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:58 AM

A very visual illustration of learning theory.

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Picture Perfect: Teaching to Visual Literacy -- THE Journal

Picture Perfect: Teaching to Visual Literacy -- THE Journal | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Visual Literacy proponent Lynell Burmark explains why the use of images is so important in the classroom and how it can help teachers meet the challenges of getting through the curriculum and engaging students in skills and content they'll actually...
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 Visual Literacy proponent Lynell Burmark explains why the use of images is so important in the classroom and how it can help teachers meet the challenges of getting through the curriculum and engaging students in skills and content they'll actually...

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:12 AM

Visual Literacy, in my opinion, is one of the key elements in moving to a more authentic learning experience, enabling a higher level of student engagement.

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I agree. It's always been around, but with awesome kids' graphic novels, so many more fascinating infographics and social networking on the web, it's essential. Thanks for the visit and rescoop!
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Raising Young Critical Thinkers in the Digital Age

Raising Young Critical Thinkers in the Digital Age | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
Teaching kids how to curate information and discern what's trustworthy from what's bogus is a really important lesson for parents nowadays.

So it’s time to learn the art of curating the terabytes of content humans are bombarded with on a regular basis – it’s a survival skill and one that will provide an incredibly important advantage to kids in schools and the workplace of the future.
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Fiction or Nonfiction? Considering the Common Core's Emphasis on Informational Text

Fiction or Nonfiction? Considering the Common Core's Emphasis on Informational Text | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students will reflect on their reading experiences in and out of school and discuss the roles that both nonfiction and fiction have played in their lives.
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Moco schools chief calls for three-year moratorium on standardized testing

Moco schools chief calls for three-year moratorium on standardized testing | Literacy, Education and Common Core Standards in School and at Home | Scoop.it
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"Montgomery County Superintendent Joshua Starr said Monday that the country needs a three-year moratorium on standardized testing and needs to “stop the insanity” of  evaluating teachers according to student test scores because it is based on “bad science.” He also said that the best education reform the country has had is actually health-care reform."

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