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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing | Primary English Teaching | 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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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, November 10, 2014 2:49 AM

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

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 2015 9:38 AM

I definitely see the need to "better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use."

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, January 12, 2015 9:46 PM

This study provides insight into the issues teachers see, positive and negative, regarding the ways in which digital tools impact student writing. Overall, they see many benefits, but there are specific areas of concern.

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Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books

Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books | Primary English Teaching | Scoop.it
There is a cultural narrative about how electronic devices are pulling children away from books. When I meet with other university professors they often tell me that the students don’t read anymore because their eyeballs are glued to their phones. Technophobes think we are raising a generation that doesn’t understand [...]

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Some really interesting ideas here eg "It seems to me that we currently live in a culture that is more heavily text based than any other time in history."

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New Reading Comprehension Passages

New Reading Comprehension Passages | Primary English Teaching | Scoop.it
You’ll love this free resource for teaching reading comprehension. Check out ReadWorks.org!

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Essential Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension « WGBY ...

Essential Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension « WGBY ... | Primary English Teaching | Scoop.it
In a webcast from PBS Reading Rockets entitled Making Reading Count: Essential Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension, experts Isabel Beck, Nanci Bell, and Sharon Walpole discuss the essential components for ...

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Rosanne M Lammey's comment, May 2, 2012 2:31 PM
I like the video about imagery.I am using this strategy and many others with my tutoring student.With my students' evaluation this strategy hopefully will connect meaning through imagery to the content.
Lisa M. Snyder's comment, May 13, 2012 1:46 PM
Keep us posted, Rosanne, and let us know how the lesson went!
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Vocabulary Strategies That Boost Students' Reading Comprehension, Grades 2-6

http://www.berproducts.org/video-training/literacy/vocabulary/vocabulary-strategies-that-boost-students-reading-comprehension-grades-2-6.html In this video t...
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Reading is different online than off, experts say

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

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Do we have a "commitment problem when we read now?

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How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips

How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips | Primary English Teaching | Scoop.it
While students might trudge through set texts in lessons, how can teachers inspire them to open a book when they get home? Martin Williams explores interesting initiatives developed by teachers

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Some nice ideas here. I like the idea of valuing what the child is reading. What did they choose? What do they think about it? Don't just ask them if they would recommend it. Recommendation is not why we choose to read books.

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10 Tips for Teaching Reading Comprehension

10 Tips for Teaching Reading Comprehension | Primary English Teaching | Scoop.it
Written by: Neale Pitches Here are my 10 tips for teaching reading comprehension: 1. See each of your students as capable young people, merely lacking in experience – this mindset will help you (an...

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Bill Moody's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:25 PM

I also break up the activity into reading, thinking and answering. Making each activity smaller makes it more manageable for younger students.

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Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too? | Primary English Teaching | Scoop.it
Learning to write by hand has learning benefits that could be neglected if too much focus is put on keyboarding.

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An argument for proper handwriting lessons.

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, June 12, 2014 8:30 PM

This is an ongoing discussion between my English Teacher friend and I.  I think the real question is why are we still teaching keyboarding??

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 13, 2014 1:21 AM

It is becoming clearer that it is important that we do not lose  handwriting as a skill! Strong positive neural development in a child is far more important than adeptness in using digital technologies. If research continues to support these initial studies many educators will need to reflect and possibly readjust.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 2014 2:57 PM

New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep. Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how.

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Quotes from Children's Books

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Explore Bettie Turman's hand-picked collection of Pins about Quotes from Children's Books on Pinterest. | See more about children books, the little prince and lewis carroll.

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A cute collection of quotes, many of which you will know and have forgotten.

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