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Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder

Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

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Lino's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:13 AM

Es una aplicación potente y muy fácil de usar que nos permite crear clips de vídeo reproduciendo una historia  con frases de texto que hayamos ideado entre dos o más personajes.

 

El video final se puede compartir directamente en Google+ o como un enlace para cualquier sitio que deseemos (por desgracia, no se muestra una vista previa o miniatura cuando se trata de compartir vídeo creado con StoryBuilder en Facebook).

 

Una gran herramienta.

 

De uso libre. (No tenemos que registrarte o iniciar sesión para acceder a ella).

 

Pruébalo: http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:20 AM

Stories are a power communication strategy. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A tool to use for digital story telling.

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Holding Kids Back Doesn't Help Them

Holding Kids Back Doesn't Help Them | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
At a time when more states are moving to retain struggling students in lower grades, research shows that such efforts are counterproductive, Deborah Stipek and Michael Lombardo say.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, October 26, 2:33 PM

Perhaps increased high school drop out rates? Just askin'!-

Lou

Terry Doherty's comment, November 7, 5:29 PM
I have mixed feelings on this ... there ARE times when holding a child back is productive. I've certainly seen it with my nephew. BUT it was caught very early on in his education.
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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.  At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.


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Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, November 7, 5:14 AM


Interesting… and what of the impact on handwriting

CECI Jean-François's curator insight, November 10, 2:49 AM

Enquête sur la litteracie numerique, des chiffres intéressants...

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Tech in the Early Years: What Do We Know and Why Does It Matter? - Fred Rogers Center - Blog

Tech in the Early Years: What Do We Know and Why Does It Matter? - Fred Rogers Center - Blog | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

For the past 18 months, I’ve had the opportunity to edit a new book, “Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning.”

 

Its authors were inspired by the legacy of Fred Rogers and his approach to the technology of his day. As he wrote in 1994,

 

"No matter how helpful computers are as tools (and of course they can be very helpful tools), they don’t begin to compare in significance to the teacher-child relationship, which is human and mutual. A computer can help you learn to spell HUG, but it can never know the risk or the joy of actually giving or receiving one."

 

Like Fred, the authors consider what is best for the child’s development and learning. And like Fred they share a commitment to using technology as a tool to support relationships, social-emotional development, and prosocial behaviors. 


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Brain Training Games Won't Help Children Do Better at School

Brain Training Games Won't Help Children Do Better at School | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

There has been a big increase recently in the number of computerised “brain training” programs marketed at young children.


Via ESRC
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Good to know ... science doesn't completely back up these claims. The analysis about the areas of the brain that are affected and their capacity to 'retain' this brain training really hit home.

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ESRC's curator insight, August 12, 4:10 AM

Article written by Emma Blakey who is an ESRC PhD researcher.

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Does Reading Boost IQ?

Does Reading Boost IQ? | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

The study "found associations between earlier reading ability and later nonverbal intelligence, as well as later verbal intelligence."


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The headline is a 'grabber' but the devil is in the details, as they say. There is some interesting research going on - and some ideas for further consideration.This study focused on identical twins.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 8, 9:37 PM

Reading is an enriching process.

 

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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, 3:56 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? - Mind/Shift

Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? - Mind/Shift | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

"A group of Harvard researchers is teaming up with schools in Oakland, Calif. to explore how kids learn through making. Through an initiative called Project Zero, they’re investigating the theory that kids learn best when they’re actively engaged in designing and creating projects to explore concepts. It’s closely aligned with the idea of design thinking and the Maker Movement that’s quickly taking shape in progressive education circles.

 

Though it’s still in very early stages — just launched at the beginning of this school year — researchers and educators at the school want to know how kids learn by tinkering – fooling around with something until one understands how it works. They want to know what happens cognitively – how this learning process helps form habits of mind, builds character and how it affects the individual."


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kathyvsr's curator insight, July 20, 7:57 AM

This information will be most helpful as we introduce our MakerSpace this year!

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 20, 8:05 PM

This sounds really interesting to me :-)

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Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To?

Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To? | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
A survey of data shows a marked drop in teenagers reading for pleasure. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the explosion of e-reading and digital diversions is behind the decline.
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"The digital revolution means there are more platforms than ever to read on. And yet, the number of American teens reading for pleasure has dropped dramatically. Researchers are asking if there's a link."

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Youth Literature in the Digital Realm – Q&A with Kent State MLIS Students | The Digital Media Diet

Youth Literature in the Digital Realm – Q&A with Kent State MLIS Students | The Digital Media Diet | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

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What surprised me about the study? The "explosion of interest in non-fiction picture book apps and apps for older readers." Not sure why I was surprised about nonfiction, but I was.

explosion of interest in non-fiction picture book apps and apps for older readers. - See more at: http://digitalmediadiet.com/?p=3142#sthash.VnifMIN9.dpufexplosion of interest in non-fiction picture book apps and apps for older readers. - See more at: http://digitalmediadiet.com/?p=3142#sthash.VnifMIN9.dpuf
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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, 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, 5:49 PM

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

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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, 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, 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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▶ Teens Need Libraries - YouTube

Libraries are an important resource for our youth. Don't let them be without libraries. Learn more about how you can support libraries here: http://tinyurl.c...

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Why Does Sitting Still Equal Learning?

Why Does Sitting Still Equal Learning? | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Whether we're talking about preschool, elementary through secondary school, college, or even adult learners, I have serious objections to the idea that learning supposedly only comes via the eyes, the ears, and the seat of the pants. Schools -- and policymakers -- have for too long accepted the belief that learning best occurs while students are seated (and quiet, of course). The theory may have been understandable back when they didn't have the research to prove otherwise. But today we do.

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There is on one way to make a classroom work best for students. We know they're individuals, and the "moving around part" would seem to offer great opportunities for engaging them with learning, not just sitting their passively.

 

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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, November 6, 5:14 PM

It is critical that this information is  realized and clearly understood for the benefit of all!

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Special Issue Repost: At what age should we put babies on a digital media diet? : The Digital Media Diet

Special Issue Repost: At what age should we put babies on a digital media diet? : The Digital Media Diet | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

A recent New York Times article points to a glaring inconsistency between the amount of “screen time” toddlers have using tablets, phones and computers – and the advice of many early years specialists.

 

In fact, there are several apps specifically developed for (and enjoyed by) two-year-olds and even one-year-olds, yet the official guidance from the American Paediatric Association states that:

 

“Television and other entertainment media should be avoided for infants and children under age two.”

 

So why is the age of two a milestone that matters?

 

- See more at: http://digitalmediadiet.com/?p=3371


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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, October 26, 8:50 PM

Exceptional post about young children & screen time in the 'digital age'.

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"I" Is For Innovation: Sesame Street's Secrets For Staying Relevant

"I" Is For Innovation: Sesame Street's Secrets For Staying Relevant | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 16, 7:58 PM


Elizabeth Segran:  "For generations of viewers, Sesame Street is a portal to a simpler, more innocent time in their lives. This creates something of a quandary for the show’s producers: how do you keep evolving a show so it doesn’t get stale without offending its devoted fans?"

David Collet's curator insight, September 17, 7:19 PM

This one I have to rescoop. I am too old to have benefited from Sesame Street but that doesn't my life was not affected by it. This is technology used at its best and most effective. The message delivered has always been universal. And it has remained true to its original format. There is no mention of the creator of the series in this piece and I think that is a mistake. Sesame Street was done by a creative genius on a par with Steve Jobs.

 

 

There are lessons in this success for young entrepreneurs if only you look.

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High Schools Letting Students Sleep In to Improve Grades and Health

High Schools Letting Students Sleep In to Improve Grades and Health | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
More high schools are starting the day later as a growing body of research finds that teens' grades and health are suffering due to sleep deprivation.

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A stretch for the "literacy" boards but oh-so-important to helping our students learn and grow.

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The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
The Distracted Generation Infographic: Tools and Tips to Get Children Refocused!

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, August 6, 5:10 AM

"show your children from an early age that reading is fun!"

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 7, 2:46 PM

Reading for pleasure calms the mind and builds ELA skills like vocabulary, imagination, and syntax.

Paper has a different effect than tablets but I agree with much of the infographic.

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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Every teacher remembers his or her first "tough kid" experience. Maybe the student ignored your directions or laughed at your attempts to utilize the classroom discipline steps. We all have at leas...

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Robert Dart's curator insight, July 18, 9:46 PM

We all know this, but it does not hurt to be reminded occasionally.

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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, 11:40 PM

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

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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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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 9, 2:40 AM

This has been clear to many people in education already for years...

donhornsby's curator insight, April 9, 6:33 AM

“We’re spending so much time touching, pushing, linking, scroll­ing and jumping through text that when we sit down with a novel, your daily habits of jumping, clicking, linking is just ingrained in you,” said Andrew Dillon, a University of Texas professor who studies reading. “We’re in this new era of information behavior, and we’re beginning to see the consequences of that.”

donhornsby's curator insight, April 9, 6:35 AM

One of the hallmarks of a leader is taking time to read good books on leadership.  I have suspected that the internet is changing the way that we read - and this article in not encouraging.

 

(From the article): “We’re spending so much time touching, pushing, linking, scroll­ing and jumping through text that when we sit down with a novel, your daily habits of jumping, clicking, linking is just ingrained in you,” said Andrew Dillon, a University of Texas professor who studies reading. “We’re in this new era of information behavior, and we’re beginning to see the consequences of that.”

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What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?

What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning? | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

'Learning thrives on error'

"Among all the influences that can make a profound difference in student learning is how we think about our role!  So, start with looking inward and ask about the mind frames you have as an educator. 

It is through these mind frames that we make decisions in the classroom and school, and it is argued that educators highly imbued with these mind frames are among the high impact educators."


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I like the approach of "walking in their shoes" to describe how educators effect an interest in learning.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 15, 2:30 PM

This is a great article and seems to be based on the same ideas that Carol Dwek's Mindset relies on. Worth a read. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 15, 6:18 PM

Teachers need to recast themselves as learners alongside students. The days of the expert are behind us despite the advent of TED talks and other media where we still seem to think the sage on the stage is the way to impart knowledge, wisdom, and truth. There are moments for that, but learning is very relational, contingent, contextual, and personal.

Armando's curator insight, January 19, 8:21 AM
What Are the 7 Mind Frames of Learning?
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iSort Words - A Fun Way to Practice Word Families - App Review -

iSort Words - A Fun Way to Practice Word Families - App Review - | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Word families are a familiar skill for elementary aged children. iSort Words is a great tool for children to practice this sometimes tedious lesson.

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We all started with these words because they're the building blocks. What we don't like about them as adults is the repetitive practice. This tool may be just what you're looking for.

 

 

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BookChook's curator insight, January 8, 6:09 PM

Sorting activities, word building etc. 

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Hunting for Words

Hunting for Words | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
By encouraging our children to play and have fun with words, we're helping them develop both reading and writing skills.

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