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Tales Untold

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Smart stories for smart kids (and smart parents, too). Tales Untold features original, episodic audio stories to entertain your kids without turning them into screen-time zombies.

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Especially love the idea that this is audio (not screens). Entertaining AND engages their imagination visualizing the story.

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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, August 31, 2015 1:55 PM

I love getting kids to listen to stories.  They are so i important for language and literacy development.

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How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic)

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic) | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, "Well, what do you think?" Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your...

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Yes! A guided "funnel" to help students look more critically at content online. It can't help but "spill over" to other areas beyond schoolwork, right?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:21 PM

There are good ideas. What I find interesting, is I know some Internet sources i.e. blogs that are followed extensively and are written by people who spent little time in the classroom and no nothing about teaching.

 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 26, 2015 12:05 PM

Mia MacMeekin's useful poster for student assessment of credibility

Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 26, 2015 6:13 PM

We need to continually reinforce these skills for our students to master this, thanks for sharing

 

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10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12 | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
s a pediatric occupational therapist, I'm calling on parents, teachers and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12 years....

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 12, 2014 11:40 PM

For alternative views, scroll down to read the reader comments. -Lon

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Improving Student Writing Using iPads - Dr. Wesley Fryer

"Slides for a series of hands-on iPad workshops by Dr. Wesley Fryer with elementary teachers in Lewisville, Texas, January 23-24, 2014. Learn more on: http://maps.playingwithmedia.com"


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Interesting perspective ... will engaging kids in elementary school translate to the stronger writing we expect of students.

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Gunnar Sewell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:56 AM

While tablets such as the iPad can be a very useful tool for teachers and for student engagement, it is my strong belief that they should never replace or reduce interpersonal activities. Educators must always remember that the push to use technology in the classroom is mainly the result of high tech companies' marketing campaigns. 

Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, January 25, 2014 6:31 PM

teachers often underestimate or underuse the power of the iPad

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Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World

Ebooks are actually not books—schools among first to realizing this fact | Digital Book World | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Schools are realizing that ebooks are not books at all—they are software and they should be sold the way software is sold.

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The discussion of "what's a book" continues. It is more than just format.

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How children are using tablets [infographic] | Ebook Friendly

How children are using tablets [infographic] | Ebook Friendly | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
If you know a funny video about the 1-year old who tries to swipe the cover page of the print magazine, you won't be surprised with figures included in an
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Opinion: Children’s gaming skills do not equal computer literacy

Opinion: Children’s gaming skills do not equal computer literacy | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

As America moves toward closing the digital divide by helping equip even the most impoverished schools with laptops, PCs, tablet computers and iPods, let us ponder the dawning of a new kind of gulf that’s not based on lack of technology but the inability to use it meaningfully.


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Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet

Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

Dr. Seuss was right. Reading opens up our minds to new experiences and knowledge. For children, it can be a magical time. Today’s story telling has taken on a new dimension with the introduction of books on digital devices. Kids can now interact with stories, touching the screen and exploring the different features a particular book app has to offer.

 

If you have a reluctant reader, encouraging them to read can be a bit of a challenge. So can finding the right level of interactivity in children’s book apps so that it doesn’t distract from the reading experience. Parents, myself included, want to have their child immersed in the story for the right reasons.

 

There are added benefits to reading on a digital device. Interactivity, when used the right way, can be helpful for a number of kids, from beginning and reluctant readers to English language learners. For instance, if a child is stuck on a word, they can tap the screen and have the word repeated until they are able to pronounce it.

 

So how do we encourage kids to read in the digital age? Creating good literacy habits starts young and to ensure that children have a wonderful reading experience, here are 10 helpful tips on keeping reading fun and educational in the digital medium ...


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Developers Join Together to Offer Free Apps for Education

Developers Join Together to Offer Free Apps for Education | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

Recently six app developers from different parts of the world joined forces in an App Evaluation Program for Schools. The program will provide educators everywhere with free quality learning apps for the iPad platform. So far, nearly 300 teachers from four continents have taken the opportunity to sign up. Teachers who have not signed up yet, can do so here:http://happipapi.com/evaluation-program-for-schools

 

 

“The program is really a win win,” says Patrick Larson of Happi Papi, one of the companies behind the program. ”Teachers get to test great learning apps and the developers get the opportunity to put our apps in front a very important group of their target audience. Although, giving feedback isn’t mandatory for teachers in the program, we have already gotten a lot of great suggestions back for our app ...


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Kids AppFriday: May 4, 2012 - Free or Discounted Apps! - Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod

Kids AppFriday: May 4, 2012 - Free or Discounted Apps! - Fun Educational Apps: Best Apps for Kids Reviews iPad / iPhone / iPod | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
It’s AppFriday time .. and once more some great apps for your kids are going free or on sale.

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How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning

How Interactive Ebooks Engage Readers and Enhance Learning | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
What's the difference between an ebook, an app and an interactive ebook? We explain.
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New Literacies | 21st Century | eSkills | eLeadership

New Literacies | 21st Century | eSkills | eLeadership | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

The new 21st century literacies: what are they, why do we need them, how do we go about learning them.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=is+my+professional+development

 


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Easy to understand and logically presented - especially for parents who may not recognize some of these terms when we "talk."

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 28, 2015 8:23 AM

The new 21st century literacies: what are they, why do we need them, how do we go about learning them.


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Helen Teague's curator insight, April 7, 2015 9:06 AM

The new 21st century literacies: what are they, why do we need them, how do we go about learning them.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=is+my+professional+development

Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 1, 2015 9:38 PM
Good visual summary.
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From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning - Huffington Post

From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning - Huffington Post | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning
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Educators around the world are embracing mobile learning in what is considered a relentless and inevitable march towards the 'flipped' classroom.

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Gary Barclay's curator insight, July 29, 2014 3:56 AM

Most iPads seem to be filled wth Games...this might offer an alternative?

Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, July 29, 2014 12:46 PM

Lots of good learning opportunities with the portable devices - not just for YouTube!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 29, 2014 6:30 PM

An important summary to give parents a few options when faced with a technology onslaught!

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Turns out most engaged library users are also biggest tech users | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour

Turns out most engaged library users are also biggest tech users | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
A new study from the Pew Research Center found that more than two-thirds of Americans are actively engaged with public libraries. The report examines the relationship Americans have with their libraries and technology. Dusty, worn books versus sleek new computers, tablets or smartphones may seem like unlikely companions, but it’s really all about information. Continue reading →

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Two-Thirds of Kids Now Reading Digitally, New Study Shows | Digital Book World

Two-Thirds of Kids Now Reading Digitally, New Study Shows | Digital Book World | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
When it comes to digital reading, kids are way ahead of adults. According to a new study from children's entertainment research and consulting group PlayCollective and Digital Book World, 67% of U.S.

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, January 14, 2014 11:44 AM

A big jump but hardly a surprise to anyone on the ground with kids reading ...

Aeonflux d'Avranches's curator insight, January 15, 2014 5:49 PM

study on children Ereading, etude statistique des habitudes de lecture numérique des enfants

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10 Mind-Blowing Mobile Learning Statistics Infographic | e-Learning ...

10 Mind-Blowing Mobile Learning Statistics Infographic | e-Learning ... | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
10 Mind-Blowing Mobile Learning Statistics Infographic By 2015 80% of people will be accessing the Internet from mobile devices. In 2012, 65% of workers.

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Joseph Hill Ed.D's curator insight, December 30, 2013 7:51 AM

How might this shape our investment behaviors in 2014?

Miguel Garcia Mulet's curator insight, January 4, 2014 12:40 PM

If you're in the Training business, you need to look at your phone more closely.

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Craig Seasholes's curator insight, January 4, 2014 4:39 PM

Gotta stay mobile (and infographical) because that's where we're all headed.

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Educam Classroom Viewer: Top New Teaching App - Fun Educational Apps: Top Apps for Kids Reviews!

Educam Classroom Viewer: Top New Teaching App - Fun Educational Apps: Top Apps for Kids Reviews! | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

Educam Classroom Viewer an incredible tool for teachers. It takes student work to a whole new level, putting the learning directly into the students' hands. Students are engaged in lessons that have them creating products instead of simply viewing a lesson.


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Is ‘Post-PC’ a mobile tech slogan, or the new reality? - The Globe and Mail

Is ‘Post-PC’ a mobile tech slogan, or the new reality? - The Globe and Mail | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

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Pinterest as a learning tool: Do the two compute? | ZDNet

Pinterest as a learning tool: Do the two compute? | ZDNet | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Summary: Pinterest: is it just full of cupcakes and pouting girls, or can it be used as a learning tool?

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Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet

Tips on Encouraging Kids to Read in the Digital Age – Guest Post by Michel Kripalani | The Digital Media Diet | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

Dr. Seuss was right. Reading opens up our minds to new experiences and knowledge. For children, it can be a magical time. Today’s story telling has taken on a new dimension with the introduction of books on digital devices. Kids can now interact with stories, touching the screen and exploring the different features a particular book app has to offer.

 

If you have a reluctant reader, encouraging them to read can be a bit of a challenge. So can finding the right level of interactivity in children’s book apps so that it doesn’t distract from the reading experience. Parents, myself included, want to have their child immersed in the story for the right reasons.

 

There are added benefits to reading on a digital device. Interactivity, when used the right way, can be helpful for a number of kids, from beginning and reluctant readers to English language learners. For instance, if a child is stuck on a word, they can tap the screen and have the word repeated until they are able to pronounce it.

 

So how do we encourage kids to read in the digital age? Creating good literacy habits starts young and to ensure that children have a wonderful reading experience, here are 10 helpful tips on keeping reading fun and educational in the digital medium ...


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Interactive screen time for kids: Do educational iPad apps teach toddlers anything?

Interactive screen time for kids: Do educational iPad apps teach toddlers anything? | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

No more plopping preschoolers in front of videos to “zone out.” With the emergence of touchscreen tablets and e-readers, screen time has become interactive—and thus less guilt-inducing for parents who need a short break. Every purposeful swipe of our children’s fingers seems to offer a reassuring signal that their minds are at work, contemplating what to do next.


Are interactive media really better, though? As Screen-Free Week carries on, and as electronic games for young children flood the market—72 percent of iTunes’ top-selling “education” apps are designed for preschoolers and elementary school children, according to a recent report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop—we need to find out.


Few studies looking specifically at tablets and touchscreen phones have been released yet. But research from Georgetown University, published in 2010, can give us a hint of whether interactive screen time has any potential for teaching children as young as 2½ years old. The short answer is yes, but the caveats are many ...


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The new iPad vs Nook Color vs Kindle Fire: Who has the best family tablet? | The Digital Media Diet

The new iPad vs Nook Color vs Kindle Fire: Who has the best family tablet? | The Digital Media Diet | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

With the new iPad just released, there’s never been a better time to buy a tablet device. But what’s the best tablet for your whole family? We’ve been an iPad family for a couple years now, but we’ve also enjoyed testing out a Nook Color and Kindle Fire recently, getting both tablets over Christmas. For now I will ignore the other Android-based tablets on the market, since these three are the most popular. What follows are my thoughts and some of the highlights of each device. At the end you will find a comprehensive table I’ve created for comparison (grab your reading glasses since the print is small).

 

Overall, I found that the Kindle Fire and Nook Color tablets were equal as e-readers, but once my family moved away from traditional reading materials into more interactive content ...


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