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How Is Media Affecting Kids?

How Is Media Affecting Kids? | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
The effect of media and technology on children 8 and under in the US

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I find this one a bit chilling. The numbers - particularly when you look at the teacher's perspective - really hit home about balancing that media diet with things that have no plugs or screens. Books, chalk, paint, music ... all those things are media too!

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Terry Doherty's comment, June 4, 2013 2:00 PM
Amazing how the eye is quickly drawn to some of the bigger numbers ... like 70% next to a television remote!
Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, June 4, 2013 4:28 PM

Thank you for this frightening but powerful data.

Dr. Debra Harper, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 16, 5:04 AM

No matter what life activity or event, our children need to be taught how to balance & (many times) separate work from play.  Too much of one over the other affects our ability as humans to  learn those things necessary to promote healthy relationships with others.

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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, 6:46 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, 8:40 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

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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 8, 11:40 PM

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

donhornsby's curator insight, April 9, 3:33 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, 3:35 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?

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'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, 11:30 AM

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, 3:18 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.

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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, 3:09 PM

Sorting activities, word building etc. 

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Hunting for Words

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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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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 4:51 AM

How might this shape our investment behaviors in 2014?

Miguel Garcia Mulet's curator insight, January 4, 9:40 AM

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, 1:39 PM

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

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

Why not keep paper and evolve screen-based reading into something else entirely? Screens obviously offer readers experiences that paper cannot. Scrolling may not be the ideal way to navigate a text as long and dense as Moby Dick, but the New York Times, Washington Post, ESPN and other media outlets have created beautiful, highly visual articles that depend entirely on scrolling and could not appear in print in the same way.


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Helen Teague's curator insight, December 7, 2013 9:03 PM

from Nik Peachey---this article compares screen reading with paper-based text

Christy P.Novack's curator insight, December 8, 2013 9:10 PM

A detailed paper discussing screens vs paper. Lots of other links included. There is no research paper connected with article. I did a paper on practice modalites that involved print text vs media for learning and engagement. More papers are needed out there on such topics, as technology research studies can quickly become outdated.

Mirna Goldberger's curator insight, December 20, 2013 8:21 AM

I am definitely not made to scroll, my brain prefers printed paper.  I cannot focus and retain as well, when I read online.

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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers
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Untangling New Technologies for Children - Fred Rogers Center - Blog

Untangling New Technologies for Children - Fred Rogers Center - Blog | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

When you throw a rock into a pond, the ripples go outward in a circle. They expand at the same rate in all directions, until the wake hits something that alters the geometry.

 

Now, imagine that a child turning on a screen-media device is that stone plopping into the water, and the effects or outcomes of that act are the emanating waves. Here, the pattern is crazily fractured—going out at different speeds, changing directions, overlapping itself, bouncing off some unseen force.

 

This was the image that formed in my mind during the New America Foundation’s research roundtable: “Digital Media and Early Learning: What We Know and What We Need to Learn,” on October 15th.


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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, November 7, 2013 10:21 AM

Excellent piece from David Kleeman ...

Caren Cantrell's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:36 PM

My concern is that young children become increasingly frustrated with having to compete with mobile devices for the attention of their parents. What type of adult will they in turn become?

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Children's Media Use in America 2013 Infographic from Common Sense Media

Children's Media Use in America 2013 Infographic from Common Sense Media | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:20 PM

Fascinating new report out this week!

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Do You Know How Excessive Screen Time May Harm Your Child’s Brain? - LePort Schools

Do You Know How Excessive Screen Time May Harm Your Child’s Brain? - LePort Schools | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
I recently talked with two well-meaning mothers who proudly explained how they use electronic toys [...]
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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, 4:57 AM

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

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 20, 5:05 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, 8:44 AM

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

Aeonflux d'Avranches's curator insight, January 15, 2:49 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, 4:56 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, 3:31 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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Wish list: That more children's book authors and illustrators would make apps.

Wish list: That more children's book authors and illustrators would make apps. | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Recently, on Facebook, I did a “small rant on a snowy day,” and thought I’d post it on this blog… “I wish more of my children's book illustrator friends would do apps. You are needed! The ‘art’ in ...

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, December 15, 2013 1:46 PM

A great post about the role of fine art in children's digital content ...

Katherine Page Burdick's curator insight, January 10, 1:48 PM

They don't becaus ethere is no money to be made. Parenst will gladly pay $15 for a hardcover book but rarely for that same book as an app with many more features and that will be as new as the day you bought it no matter how many hands touch it..

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Should I Get My Child an Amazon Kindle e-Reader?

Should I Get My Child an Amazon Kindle e-Reader? | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
A discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of allowing a child to own an Amazon Kindle. Examines whether the Kindle is suitable for kids.
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Many of us are thinking about buying gadgets for our kids. Devices like a Kindle are attractive in part, because, well, the kids are reading.

 

This post from The Swallows Nest offers a mom's perspective as she debated with herself about the decision. ~ Terry

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What is a Book App vs an eBook? | The Book App Alliance

What is a Book App vs an eBook? | The Book App Alliance | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

There is plenty of confusion over the subject of eBooks when it comes to what defines them. Any book published in a digital format is generally referred to as an eBook.

 

But there are big differences when you look at the formats, how the book is created, how the book is sold and delivered, and how the reader uses or interacts with it.


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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, October 28, 2013 2:51 PM

Nice Infographic from Book App Alliance blog.

Beth Caruso's curator insight, November 8, 2013 5:29 AM

Interesting comparison 

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5 Things Video Games Do Better Than Any Other Forms of Art

5 Things Video Games Do Better Than Any Other Forms of Art | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

Winston Rowntree:  "What the hell can games do that books and interpretive dance can't? A lot, it turns out."


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Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, June 23, 2013 10:17 AM

Ce dessin illustre la notion d'"expérience utilisateur" !

OomphMediaGarage's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:03 PM

Gaming is a great way to experience a story in a variety of ways, often choosing the story you would like to experience based on a set of given boundaries. Kind of like a choose your own adventure book, but typically with better graphics. that is not to say, however, that gaming replaces books, performance art, theatre, etc. Convergence isn't replacement.

malek's curator insight, June 28, 2013 12:12 PM

Step Outside the Narrative, true.

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Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services

Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Tech-savvy younger Americans are more likely than older adults to have read printed books in the past year, are more likely to appreciate reading in libraries, and are just as strong supporters of traditional library services as older adults, a new...

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, October 16, 2013 11:34 PM

The digital materialsfand platforms are increasing in Finland and the students have partly said there is too much technology in schools. It is an odd since they are used to technology out-of-school. Do they have a need to make a strong difference between school time and out-of-school time activities?