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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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ADHD drugs don't boost kids' grades whether they're ADHD or not, studies find.

ADHD drugs don't boost kids' grades whether they're ADHD or not, studies find. | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
Analysis of children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder has found surprisingly little change in their academic performance while on medication for the condition.
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How to Save a PowerPoint 2010 Presentation as a Video (with video)

http://www.SuiteMinute.com You can save a PowerPoint 2010 presentation as a video right from PowerPoint. This is extremely helpful if you don't have any othe...

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Thanks for sharing Ileane, my next project!

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Want your kids to learn more words? Use your hands, study says

Want your kids to learn more words? Use your hands, study says | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
Before they set foot in kindergarten, some children are armed to the teeth with new words, while others come bearing far smaller verbal arsenals. What factors at home affect how wordy children's brains are in their early years?
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At Retooled Summer Schools, Creativity, Not Just Catch-Up

At Retooled Summer Schools, Creativity, Not Just Catch-Up | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
Districts across the country are re-envisioning summer school as something more than a compulsory exercise where students fight to stay awake.
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Solving for "X" in Math AnXiety

Solving for "X" in Math AnXiety | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

Research indicates a clear and growing need to talk more about numeracy- becoming more familiar and COMFORTABLE with numbers, shapes, and math jargon. Our neglect in talking math with our kids is directly linked to math anxiety (particularly among girls and women) and lower rankings in math fluency world-wide.

 

This post contains research findings describing math anxiety, relating how it is conditioned, and provides easy, every-day solutions for parents and educators.

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Who Made That? Lessons on Innovation

Who Made That? Lessons on Innovation | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:00 PM

Hilary Greenbaum, a graphic designer at the The New York Times Magazine at the time, initially began "Who Made That" as a series of blog posts investigating the origin of curious, unusual, and/or mundane items. It eventually became a weekly column in the magazine, now written by Pagan Kennedy and on June 9, 2013 the entire magazine was devoted to this question.

From:pacific-standard.blogspot.com

While not a new question, they've done a great job answering this question.

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Take your Class on a Virtual Field Trip around the World with GeoGuessr

Take your Class on a Virtual Field Trip around the World with GeoGuessr | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
Want to teach your class about different places on the globe and teach research and arguing skills? Take the students on a virtual field trip with GeoGuessr

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Jan Schwartz's curator insight, June 5, 2013 12:46 PM

This looks like a very fun tool for learning geography among other subjects.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, June 12, 2013 9:40 AM
Looks really awesome! Thanks.
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How Is Media Affecting Kids?

How Is Media Affecting Kids? | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
The effect of media and technology on children 8 and under in the US

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Thank you for this frightening but powerful data.

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Terry Doherty's comment, June 4, 2013 5:00 PM
Amazing how the eye is quickly drawn to some of the bigger numbers ... like 70% next to a television remote!
Terry Doherty's curator insight, June 4, 2013 5:02 PM

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!

Dr. Debra Harper, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 16, 2014 8:04 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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Treating Scars: Which Remedies Work Best?

Treating Scars: Which Remedies Work Best? | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
Dermatologist Whitney Bowe offers tips on how to treat injured skin. Some of the most basic treatments work better than others.
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Autism: Sensory-motor or environmental enrichment may be promising approach

Autism: Sensory-motor or environmental enrichment may be promising approach | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
In the first successful experiment with humans using a treatment known as sensory-motor or environmental enrichment, researchers documented marked improvement in young autistic boys when compared to boys treated with traditional behavioral therapies,...
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Departing the Text: Poseidon - Earth Shaker

Departing the Text: Poseidon - Earth Shaker | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

 

Poseidon, brother of Zeus, son of Kronos and Rhea, ruler of the seas and creator of storms, tempests, and tsunamis that shake the earth, is back in live action and color thanks to George O'Connor and First Second Books. This book has breath-taking art, great story-telling, a detailed Greek god family tree to help us mere mortals follow their royal lineage, Greek Geek notes, discussion points, and links for extra reading. Aside from O'Connor's continuing to bring the Greek Gods to life rivaling  D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myth's mantle, this book belongs in home and school libraries.  Let's take a closer look why:

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Graphic Novels: Setting the Stage for Summer Reading Fun | NoveList | EBSCOhost

Graphic Novels: Setting the Stage for Summer Reading Fun | NoveList | EBSCOhost | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
Here are some tips for responding to common parental concerns about graphic novels to help you bridge that gap between what parents want their kids to read and what kids themselves are eager to pick up.
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CBLDF Releases RAISING A READER, a Resource for Parents and Educators | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

CBLDF Releases RAISING A READER, a Resource for Parents and Educators | Comic Book Legal Defense Fund | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

Raising A Reader! answers the questions parents and educators bring to using comics: What skills do graphic novels offer kids? What resources are available for using graphic novels in education? How do you teach reading with a comics page? How can graphic novels create reading dialogues? And much more!

 

Please visit www.cbldf.org to download a copy of Raising A Reader, and be sure to stop by CBLDF booth #1920 at Comic-Con International to get your copy!

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The Mom From 'The Cat in the Hat' Finally Speaks

The Mom From 'The Cat in the Hat' Finally Speaks | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
Every mother feels societal pressures, but few have experienced as much parenting scrutiny as the mother from “The Cat in the Hat.” In this interview, she tries to set things straight.
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Your Choice: Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids of All Ages

Your Choice: Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids of All Ages | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

First: I limited the reading suggestions to those books (or sequels) having come out over the past year.  There are plenty other perfectly spectacular summer reads available and you may want to check these links for more great reads:

Heroes of all shapes and sizesNon-fiction and historical fictionKids' graphic novel favorites


Second:  I have it posted a visual flow chart of suggested summer reading for young adults middle-school and older.  While the info-graphic covers classic of all sorts, my list focuses on graphic novels, demonstrating that there is quality reading to be had by kids of ALL AGES, and ALL TASTES.


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How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby?

How Long Can You Wait to Have a Baby? | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
Deep anxiety about the ability to have children later in life plagues many women. But the decline in fertility over the course of a woman’s 30s has been oversold. Here’s what the statistics really tell us—and what they don’t.
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Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break?

Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break? | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
With research finding that children who don't read over the summer may lose up to 3 months of progress, it’s important to encourage your students to read.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 29, 2013 7:55 AM

 

Well done by using a flowchart...

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=FlowChart

 

Stem Specialist's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:29 AM

Glaringly missing culturally relevant readings.

AnnC's curator insight, June 30, 2013 9:57 PM

Take your pick - many classics.

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5 Great Math Apps for Grade School Kids | MindShift

5 Great Math Apps for Grade School Kids  | MindShift | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
The number of apps related to teaching various mathematics topics seems to be growing daily, and it can be a difficult to find that needle in a haystack. Here, we found five of those needles, already tested and approved.
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In Autism, the Importance of the Gut

In Autism, the Importance of the Gut | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
Behavior problems may be explained by serotonin and bacteria in the bowels.
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Lessons around "Brood II Magicicada" 17-Year Cicadas

Lessons around "Brood II Magicicada" 17-Year Cicadas | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

For the nature lovers and budding scientists in your home, school or summer camp,  they couldn't have come at a better time.

With students itching for summer break with limited interest or attention span for reading-writing-and 'rithmatic,...

...For those bummed that they have to continue with summer school. ..

...For all your nature lovers and budding scientists...

HERE are some resources to observe and learn about these 'natural wonders' :

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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:38 PM

Excellent resources, videos, maps and lesson ideas.

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Truth be Told: Teaching Students how to navigate news and "truth."

Truth be Told: Teaching Students how to navigate news and "truth." | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

The issue is that with the pressure for continuous news streams, with the ever-available and easy-to-use photo shop technology, and with more "citizen reporting" we have to be both aware of the issues and risks of faulty, premature reporting and slanted reporting which is subjective and manipulative rather than objective and informative.


With news items available and retrievable for the unforeseen future, we have to train our kids and students to critically evaluate verbal and visual texts.
 
Below: Solutions and strategies to battling "truth" in our social and news media

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4 Germs Cause Most of Infants’ Severe Diarrhea

4 Germs Cause Most of Infants’ Severe Diarrhea | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
A study pinpoints just four microbes as the most common causes of severe and fatal diarrhea among the world’s infants.
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Advice From a Dean of Admissions on Selecting High School Courses

Advice From a Dean of Admissions on Selecting High School Courses | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it
The dean of admissions of St. Lawrence University discusses what admission officers look for while reviewing a student’s transcript and whether it’s better to have an A in an honors class or a B in an Advanced Placement class.
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What are Perceptual Motor Skills? Part II - Fine, Gross, and Graphomotor Skills

What are Perceptual Motor Skills? Part II - Fine, Gross, and Graphomotor Skills | Parenting 21st Century Kids | Scoop.it

How to help kids develop perceptual motor skills: Different activities engage different types of muscle groups and as a result different muscles and brain centers are responsible for coordinating eye-brain-hand/foot/mouth/body responses.  

ALL percpetual motor skills develop at slightly different paces although experts have set 'normal' developmental milestone limits, and ALL development involves practice in use and recognizing and understanding motor feedback (how effective different movements are at achieving a target goal).

This post explains fine, gross and graphomotor skills, provides outstanding links to learn more, and provides suggestions on how to help kids develop strong perceptual motor skills.

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