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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 | Parenting 21st Century Kids | 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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NewGen E-Commerce: Jet.com Unveiling a New Shopping Experience

NewGen E-Commerce: Jet.com Unveiling a New Shopping Experience | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
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They're offering an insider group where you get free membership and other perks as you join and spread the word. Check it out: https://jet.com/#/ji/cfbjp #sharesforshares

 

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They're offering an insider group where you get free membership and other perks as you join and spread the word. Check it out https://jet.com/#/ji/cfbjp #sharesforshares.

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15 Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids

15 Science Experiments You Can Do With Your Kids | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
Time to get messy, light some stuff on fire, and use food products in ways they were never intended!
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Departing the Text: Keeping Your Brain Healthy: Cool Kids' Infographics On Nutrition and the Brain

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Kid calls 911 for help with math homework.

Kid calls 911 for help with math homework. | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
A 911 dispatcher has an unusual call when 4-year-old Johnny ran into problems with his math questions. The kid is insistent that he needs help and the thoughtful man obliges. However, watch what happens when the child's mother discovers the call.
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Stressed this season? Sing it off, says neuroscience | Generosity Magazine

Stressed this season? Sing it off, says neuroscience | Generosity Magazine | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
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Sesame Street: The Hungry Games- Catching Fur (Hunger Games: Catching Fire Parody)

Cookieness Evereat is back to play in the Hungry Games. Can Cookieness and her friends, Finnicky, Tick Tock Lady, and Pita escape from the poking monkeys and...
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National Motherhood Decisions Survey: What Moms Need

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Does Stress Kill...or is it all In Our Heads?

Does Stress Kill...or is it all In Our Heads? | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
Is stress really as harmful as we think? Or is it all in our heads? Research suggests that it depends on what we believe.
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100 Incredibly Useful Links for Teaching and Studying Shakespeare

100 Incredibly Useful Links for Teaching and Studying Shakespeare | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

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Catherine Ingham's curator insight, February 9, 2013 1:41 PM

Hi Nicole good scoop!

Stella Renee's curator insight, April 30, 2013 12:21 AM

Has a great list of links for teaching Shakespeare and appealing to modern readers. A valuable resource for my English Classroom.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, August 27, 2013 12:36 PM

Awesome resource!

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Facts, Fears about Common Core State Standard Infographics.

Facts, Fears about Common Core State Standard Infographics. | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

Information and infographics to help weed out the facts, fiction and politics of Cmmon Core State Standards.

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Departing the Text: Education, Economics, and the American Dream

Departing the Text: Education, Economics, and the American Dream | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

Education like so many other things, is evolving and so it seems is the American Dream....

 

...To help young adults and their parents, many advocate cutting the classics -who needs them. They believe our kids need jobs so why waste a year or even a course choice? Why have student centers, sports complexes and programs? Just teach them what they need and let them go out and fly....

 

The dangers/pitfalls of this approach are discussed as are the alternatives.

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Creating Effective Visual Messages: A CHALLENGE

Creating Effective Visual Messages: A CHALLENGE | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

In this post I’d like to invite you all to virtually join our panel. Below are:Details of the challenge;The basics of visually storytelling;Examples of how the panelists responded to the challenge

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:15 PM

Great summer challenge for kids, writers, artists and those wanting to learn more about visual storytelling.

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About Lying...

About Lying... | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, children and adults lie for similar reasons: for personal gain, to get out of trouble, to impress others, to protect someone (including themselves), to make people feel better ("of course I love you," "you look great in that dress"...), or to soften bad news.. They also note that at a young age, children experiment with the truth and this experimentation continues with increased sophistication and elaboration as their cognitive abilities continue to develop. When a child lies, it doesn't mean they're bad or delinquent - they're learning about social cues, social interactions and limit setting.

How to respond to lies?....Read on...

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Departing the Text: Quick Question: Are You Addicted to you Cellphone? Are Your Kid?

Departing the Text: Quick Question: Are You Addicted to you Cellphone? Are Your Kid? | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
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Departing the Text: Helping Kids Deal with Overcoming Loss

Departing the Text: Helping Kids Deal with Overcoming Loss | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

This post includes a description of HOW kids deal with loss or trauma, what some SYMPTOMS are when it becomes stressful, and HOW parents and teachers can help their children deal with loss. Additional resource links and prose and graphic novel reading suggestions are also included..

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Here's to "Frozen" - How it Touches Us and Makes Us Happy!

Here's to "Frozen" - How it Touches Us and Makes Us Happy! | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

Some wonderful videos from Disney, Jimmy Fallon and homes that show just how "Frozen" touches us all.  Enjoy.

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While We All Hid Indoors, This Boy And His Mom Tried A Crazy Experiment In The Freezing Cold Weather

While We All Hid Indoors, This Boy And His Mom Tried A Crazy Experiment In The Freezing Cold Weather | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
Everyone needs to get out on a cold day and try recreating this wild phenomenon.
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Robin Martin's curator insight, January 7, 9:24 PM

Innovation at its finest!

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Departing the Text: Timeline of the Top Schoolyard Toys Through the Generations

Departing the Text: Timeline of the Top Schoolyard Toys Through the Generations | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

Have some fun identifying and reliving schoolyard fun!

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Teaching: How JFK's Assissination Changed Media and the SIXTIE's Generation

Teaching: How JFK's Assissination Changed Media and the SIXTIE's Generation | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

This week marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, and while there already exists a plethora of sites dedicated to this American/World tragedy (some of which I will include below).

For our kids and students to fully comprehend the impact of the assassination and how it was reported, they also have to understand life as it was in the early 1960's. I hope this post empowers parents and teachers to do just that.

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Departing the Text: Minions: Who They Are and How to Tell Them Apart

Departing the Text: Minions: Who They Are and How to Tell Them Apart | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

Do you know anyone who doesn't love those Minions?

But can you tell them apart...aside from one versus two eyes?

I love Despicable Me (both movies) and got a big kick out of the inforgraphic below designed by Collectibly at www.collectib.ly.com and found (at http://visual.ly/whos-who-minions). Hope you do too!!!! As this infographic is a bit wide for this post's format, feel free to check the link yourself.

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Departing the Text: How Geeky Are You?

Departing the Text: How Geeky Are You? | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

"I have been writing a lot lately about graphic novels and visual literacy.  I thought I'd take some time over the next few posts, to SHOW you parctical visual literacy applications: infographics. Infographics are being used more and more in media and education to visually and verbally relate information in a glimpse.

 

The infographics below are excellent examples of how engaging they can be. For more on infographics, please see Infographics 101: What you need to konw and where to find them.

This week I focus on the Geek within us.

I had a lot of fun with this one and I hope you do too.  I'm sorry to say I failed - it was all the tech stuff.  How well will you do?  Take the test and the plunge and share your comments when done."

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A new study shows why you should get the kids to bed on time

A new study shows why you should get the kids to bed on time | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
Going to bed at a regular time every night could give your child's brain a boost, recent research shows.
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Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
My most important back-to-school supply doesn't fit in a backpack, and it can't be ordered online. It's as essential as a pencil, but unlike a pencil, no technology can replace it. In a sense, like a
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A full year of nursing may boost a child's IQ by 4 points.

A full year of nursing may boost a child's IQ by 4 points. | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics, a Journal of the American Medical Association, finds that breast-feeding kids until at least age 1 can improve IQ scores by as much as four full points.
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