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Regional Insights: How can our region compete if our children can't read? - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Regional Insights: How can our region compete if our children can't read? - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it
Regional Insights: How can our region compete if our children can't read?Pittsburgh Post GazetteThere has been a lot of attention given recently to how badly students in the Pittsburgh public schools are doing.
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A love of reading is a lifelong gift - TheDay.com

A love of reading is a lifelong gift - TheDay.com | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it
A love of reading is a lifelong giftTheDay.comGet ready to read about things that go, go, go!
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Who's Tracking Your Reading Habits? An E-Book Buyer's Guide to Privacy, 2012 Edition

Who's Tracking Your Reading Habits? An E-Book Buyer's Guide to Privacy, 2012 Edition | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it
Who's Tracking Your Reading Habits?An E-Book Buyer's Guide to Privacy, 2012 Edition http://t.co/Gvkd2lpb...
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Classroom Strategies | Reading Rockets

Classroom Strategies | Reading Rockets | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it

This page within the Reading Rockets site offers not only strategies, but also a "when to use each strategy" guide. Powerful tool just one click away.

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The Best Free Kindle Books - *Updated Daily* Most Books Are Available Only for 24 - 48 hours. The list that Amazon does not give to the Book Lover.

The Best Free Kindle Books - *Updated Daily* Most Books Are Available Only for 24 - 48 hours. The list that Amazon does not give to the Book Lover. | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it
See the Best Rated Free Kindle Books. Better than the bestseller lists. Handpicked and updated Daily (8AM CST). Most are free only for a limited time (24- 48 hrs) and don't show up on Amazon's Bestseller list (they might after being free).

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Reflections on CLIL: Ideas for working with vocabulary

Reflections on CLIL (content and language integrated learning) from Jason Skeet and Rosie Tanner, the CLIL consultancy and training team at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

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The Best Free Kindle Books - *Updated Daily* Most Books Are Available Only for 24 - 48 hours. The list that Amazon does not give to the Book Lover.

The Best Free Kindle Books - *Updated Daily* Most Books Are Available Only for 24 - 48 hours. The list that Amazon does not give to the Book Lover. | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it
See the Best Rated Free Kindle Books. Better than the bestseller lists. Handpicked and updated Daily (8AM CST). Most are free only for a limited time (24- 48 hrs) and don't show up on Amazon's Bestseller list (they might after being free).

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6 Great Platforms Where Students Share Book Reviews and Reading Recommendations

6 Great Platforms Where Students Share Book Reviews and Reading Recommendations | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it

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Information Literacy Weblog: The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning

Information Literacy Weblog: The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it

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How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving ... - TechCrunch

How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving ... - TechCrunch | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it

Thanks to the rise of in-classroom technology, the focus in education tends to be on student engagement and how to improve learning. It becomes easy to forget the importance of great teachers. Startups, entrepreneurs, businesses (and the rest) need to remember that technology doesn’t have to put teachers in jeopardy; it can help them lead the education evolution, even if their traditional role in the classroom becomes obsolete.

Today, in spite of the significance and potential long-term value of the job they do every day, teachers (especially in K-12 and public education) tend to be underpaid. In May, we wrote about a few platforms that are looking to change that — to empower the world’s under-salaried educators. TeachersPayTeachers, a platform that enables teachers to buy, sell, and share their original content and lesson plans, hit a big milestone this week which is sure to catch the attention of educators around the country: It minted its first millionaire.  TechCrunch.


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Dual Language Learners Module 1: Early Dual Language Learners and Language Develpment

This module provides important background information on how language develops in children who are learning more than one language between the ages of birth-5 years. Understanding the similarities and differences of this unique developmental process is essential for providing both culturally and linguistically responsive assessment and instructional practices. Information is also presented on the importance of providing home language support as children acquire English.

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Tools for Teaching: The Amazing Sticky Note

Tools for Teaching: The Amazing Sticky Note | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it

This week, I watched a science teacher use sticky notes in a very creative way. I'm sold:)

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Reading, games may help aging brains stay sharp - Poughkeepsie Journal

Reading, games may help aging brains stay sharp - Poughkeepsie Journal | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it
Reading, games may help aging brains stay sharpPoughkeepsie Journal“Reading the newspaper, writing letters, visiting a library, attending a play or playing games, such as chess or checkers, are all simple activities that can contribute to a...
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Random Magic Tour - The Coven: Book Nooks (41)

Random Magic Tour - The Coven: Book Nooks (41) | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it
(Book Nooks) Browse some cute reading spots.
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Martin Scorsese: Teaching Visual Literacy

Martin Scorsese: Teaching Visual Literacy | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Martin Scorsese on the Importance of Visual Literacy
Running Time: 11 min.

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Literacy Guest Spotlight Q & A- Maria Burel

Literacy Guest Spotlight Q & A- Maria Burel | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it

... on this topic. We usually highlight a literacy guest on the last day of each month. ... Once Upon a Story grew out of my desire to share my passion for children's literature with other parents, teachers, and librarians.

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8 Tools to Create an Irresistible Ebook

8 Tools to Create an Irresistible Ebook | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it
These eight tools will make the experience of creating your first ebook painless and even fun.

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El Secreto de Finlandia en Educación: Los niños finlandeses de hoy estarán el día de mañana entre los profesionales más preparados del mundo

El Secreto de Finlandia en Educación: Los niños finlandeses de hoy estarán el día de mañana entre los profesionales más preparados del mundo | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it

El país nórdico lidera el informe PISA con una enseñanza gratuita que pone en Primaria a los profesores más preparados Los niños finlandeses de hoy estarán el día de mañana entre los mejores profesionales ...


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The Best Websites for Finding, Downloading, Borrowing, Renting, and Purchasing eBooks - How-To Geek

The Best Websites for Finding, Downloading, Borrowing, Renting, and Purchasing eBooks - How-To Geek | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it
So, you’ve got yourself an eBook reader, smartphone, tablet, or other portable device and you want to put some eBooks on it to take with you. There are many options for obtaining free eBooks as well as purchasing, borrowing, or even renting eBooks.

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School Librarians TEACH 21st Century Skills

From the Colorado Association of School Librarians (CASL). During 2011, Colorado schools began implementing the newly revised Colorado Academic Standards, wh...

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6 Great Platforms Where Students Share Book Reviews and Reading Recommendations

6 Great Platforms Where Students Share Book Reviews and Reading Recommendations | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 60 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 60 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it

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A Fun Classroom Activity for Common Core Standards

A Fun Classroom Activity for Common Core Standards | Reading in the 21st century | Scoop.it
Today we have a guest post by Desert Baths and Prairie Storms author Darcy Pattison. She is sharing a fun engaging activity that fulfills common core requirements and gets kids excited about readin...
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Reading nonfiction is not optional

Common Core recommends following the NAEP distribution of literary versus informational reading distribution:

50% literary texts and 50% informational texts at 4th grade

45% literary texts and 55% informational texts at 8th grade

30% literary texts and 70% informational texts at 12th grade

 

This title says it all: Reading NonFiction is NOT Optional!

 

 

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