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Spring Break (Educational!) Fun | Red Apple Reading Express

Spring Break (Educational!) Fun | Red Apple Reading Express | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Red Apple Reading has five spring break ideas that will not only bring a smile to your kiddos' faces, but will engage their minds as well.
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Supporting students with dyslexia: tips, tricks and tech for teachers

Supporting students with dyslexia: tips, tricks and tech for teachers | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
1.2 million children in the UK have dyslexia so it's important teachers understand how to support pupils with the disability. David Imrie shares his techniques and insights

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 15, 2013 4:37 AM

Some great advice about how technology can help teachers to support students with Dyslexia.

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A Beautiful Visual on How Technology Is Transforming 21st Century Education

A Beautiful Visual on How Technology Is Transforming 21st Century Education | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Tech is transforming #21CL. http://t.co/yenbw1twlM #edtech #edtechchat http://t.co/y76rkPPHkO

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6 Ways Social Media Can Change Your Classroom | Edudemic

6 Ways Social Media Can Change Your Classroom | Edudemic | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Remember when schools had policies outlawing cell phones in the classroom? Teachers used to tell students, “Keep it in your locker, in your backpack, in your car, or at home, just don’t bring it in here. Your phone is a distraction.” Yet here we are, a handful of years later handing out laptops and tablets to every student, holding Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) days, and encouraging students to engage in class work online in ways we never imagined tolerable, or even possible. Today, many forward-thinking teachers are embracing gadgets and social media as a way to connect with students, families, and other classrooms.

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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. “We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform,” said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 8, 9:45 PM

Students and teachers need to use all their senses and experience life fully.

 

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Juanita Jackson's curator insight, May 15, 11:46 AM

keep our students actively participating...

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 19, 2:27 PM

There are several topics cover d in this article. The first is the use of movement to augment learning. This is not a new idea as many foreign language teachers have been using and recommending TPR - Total Physical Response as a p highly effective teaching strategy.  

 

The second point is about the distracting nature of highly decorated rooms. In my experience, the walls need to teach.  I do agree that decorations unrelated to content are irrelevant and distracting to learning.  We do not need photos of skateboarders or beaches that encourage daydreaming.  However, decorations that review content already taught or link concents within the content are highly effective learning strategies.  Visual cues can help spiral learning.  I had teachers who created a visual content organizer and added visuals as they progressed through the year.

 

the third point is about writing as a means to reduce test anxiety.  

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39 questions to ask when choosing media for teaching and learning

39 questions to ask when choosing media for teaching and learning | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

 

Yeah, 39 questions is a lot, but then there is a lot of things to take into consideration. I pulled together the key questions for consideration from Chapter 9 (just published) of my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age.’

Take a look at them, then tell me:

(a) what have I missed

(b) what you would leave out

(c) if this is a futile exercise

 


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Milestones: Is your child on track in school? | GreatKids : Milestones

Milestones: Is your child on track in school? | GreatKids : Milestones | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Milestones let you watch kids demonstrate success in reading, writing and math for grades K-5.

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, January 17, 5:02 PM

Are school libraries in your school district still whisper-only zones? Probably not. Libraries - academic and public -- aren’t just places to quietly, solely access information anymore. They’re places for collaboration, exploration and creation of knowledge in print and other platforms. Glimpse the possibilities with this article. Raise the ceiling on your school libraries with the learning commons approach!

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Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have known for a long time that regular quizzing on information helps make it stick, but students and teachers don't always know how to apply that research to classroom practice or study habits.

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5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice

5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 16, 2014 5:34 PM

Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five ways to inspire more student-centered learning in your classroom.


Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, October 17, 2014 4:32 PM

Only those that take ownership of their own education really benefit in the best way from education.

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Fall in Love with Reading | Red Apple Reading Express

Fall in Love with Reading | Red Apple Reading Express | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Red Apple Reading has some great ideas for combining the written word with the new season. So get ready - It’s time to “fall” in love with reading!
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Coding for Kids: Free platforms, tools, videos and games

Coding for Kids: Free platforms, tools, videos and games | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Yesterday, I spent a couple of hours looking into what freebies the internets have for kids wanting to learn how to program.  Thankfully, there are options a-plenty for this sort of stuff, but it d...

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 


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A New Excellent Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Excellent Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

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30 Storytelling Tips For Educators | Not Another History Teacher

30 Storytelling Tips For Educators | Not Another History Teacher | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

Storytelling has been around as long as humankind. It is one of the most effective ways to communicate an important truth to another person. It is a connection point between two people. It gives meaning, context, and understanding in a world that is often filled with chaos and disorder.


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corneja's curator insight, September 19, 2014 6:59 AM

Useful advices! For teachers but we can apply them to any activity that implies an explanation. Presentations, for example.

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How Twitter in the Classroom Connects Your Students - Brilliant or Insane

How Twitter in the Classroom Connects Your Students - Brilliant or Insane | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Amazing strategies for using Twitter in the classroom.

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Mrs. Hiner's Headlines: "Digging Deeper" with our Writing

Mrs. Hiner's Headlines: "Digging Deeper" with our Writing | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

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12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation - Edutopia

12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation - Edutopia | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
My opinion about any form of humiliating students is obvious from the title of the book I co-authored in 2008: Discipline With Dignity.

Last month, however, I was guilty of humiliating a student seriously enough for her to later tell me that it had been the worst moment of her college life. After the shock of hearing her story, I realized that, although I had tried to do her a favor, the way I did it was definitely hurtful. I have relived that moment almost as much as Pete Carroll probably revisited his Super Bowl failure. Did I give my student a metaphorical haircut? This incident, now resolved with a positive outcome, was especially painful for me because I start all my classes by saying, "This is not my class, it's yours," and "I hope to be a role model for you when you become teachers." These two stories -- humiliating haircuts and my personal incident -- are full of cautions. When is it OK to humiliate students? Never.

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Awesome Chart Comparing Traditional Versus 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Chart Comparing Traditional Versus 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, February 4, 10:31 PM

How many times have you, as a school communicator, been asked to describe 21st Century learning? If your audience isn’t teachers and school administrators, eyes tend to glaze over real fast. Here’s an infographic that simplifies the concept with opposites. Presentation of the information looks like notes a fifth-grader might take in school, which quietly urges parents, “ You can understand this, too.” A good one to add to your communications toolbox.

Laura Page's curator insight, February 5, 11:27 AM

What does 21st Century learning mean to you and how important do you think the shift between traditional to 21st Century learning is to student achievement?

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80,000 Media Assets Freely Available Via The Public Domain Project

80,000 Media Assets Freely Available Via The Public Domain Project | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
It's a treasure trove of free resources for designers, artists, filmmakers, and more.

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Natalie Sing's curator insight, February 4, 5:49 PM

Public Doman Video Project 

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Resources for Getting Started With Project-Based Learning

Resources for Getting Started With Project-Based Learning | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Explore Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.

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jazmin baldonado's curator insight, January 18, 7:04 PM

añada su visión ...

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How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool in the Classroom | Digital CitizenShip

How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool in the Classroom | Digital CitizenShip | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

Social media is an ingrained part of today’s society. Our students are constantly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and likely many sites we’re not hip enough to know about, and by reading this blog, you’re interacting with social media at this very moment. If you want to bring the “real world” into the classroom, consider integrating social media into your lessons.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/




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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 13, 2:49 PM

Social media is an ingrained part of today’s society. Our students are constantly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and likely many sites we’re not hip enough to know about, and by reading this blog, you’re interacting with social media at this very moment. If you want to bring the “real world” into the classroom, consider integrating social media into your lessons.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


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Thats splendid...
Julia Fanney's curator insight, January 19, 9:31 AM

Relevant to ARE 6933: Globalization, Art, and Education

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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Innovation Excellence

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Innovation Excellence | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?

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How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It)

How Kids Lose Their Creativity As They Age (And How To Prevent It) | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

1.       Teach creative problem solving over rote memorization. How to reach an answer is far more important than making the right choice on a standardized test and then forgetting the concept the next day.

2.       Teach kids to challenge assumptions instead of accepting things “as is.” Success is no longer about following an operating manual.  It is about imagining the possibilities and real-time innovation.

3.       Teach that mistakes are not evil, and should not be feared.Make sure kids learn that mistakes aren’t fatal – they’re simply the portals of discovery.

4.       Drive diversity of thought over conformity. World progress occurs by challenging conventional wisdom and approaching problems with fresh perspective.  Following the herd is a surefire path to mediocrity.

5.       Forster imagination and curiosity. No longer optional, creativity has become the currency of success for us all.  This applies to CEO’s and soccer-moms.  Musicians and military leaders.  Engineers and educators.

 

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

 


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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 17, 2014 3:24 PM

Struggling Teens often are those kids who cannot/will-not give up their creativity.  Those are not broken kids needing serious treatment, but confused kids trying to find their way and making poor decisions.  There are schools working on this creativity gap, and should be a model for mainstream kids. -Lon


Nick Hester's curator insight, October 18, 2014 6:35 AM

Celebrate diversity, be open, share, listen and learn...

Dr. Pat McGuire's curator insight, October 20, 2014 11:41 AM

When my children were small we spent a great deal of time being creative and playing the "what if" game to test out theories. That is not seen with children in my practice much anymore.  They are stuck in overly compartmentalized learning and playing.  Few of them know what to do if told to go outside.

 

We need to bring curiosity and creativity back into the forefront of child development and learning.  I see the loss of this as being as devastating as when children were told "Do it because I said so and don't ask questions."

 

What do you think?

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Phonics Cootie Catchers | Top Notch Teaching

Phonics Cootie Catchers | Top Notch Teaching | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

Did you know that one of my favorite things to do is to think up fun new games that will engage my students. And that's just what I've done with my newest teaching item. I've taken the classic chil...


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Georgina Gabor's curator insight, May 6, 3:41 AM

Brilliant revision game, and easy to adapt to our own students' needs! I would have my 7-8 year-old students create their own 'cootie catchers' focusing on no more than two spelling patterns at any given time. Less is more! :)

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Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent

Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
While many parents allow their children to bathe in the glow of tablets, smartphones and computers day and night, Steve Jobs, and other technology chief executives, limited time spent on gadgets in their homes.

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Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Teach the mindset of innovation through example, iteration, failure, and reflection, and cultivate your students' curiosity and determination to try something different.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 18, 2014 12:12 PM
Teach the mindset of innovation through example, iteration, failure, and reflection, and cultivate your students' curiosity and determination to try something different.


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


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Reading: It’s Never Too Early! | Red Apple Reading Express

Reading: It’s Never Too Early! | Red Apple Reading Express | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Red Apple Reading has some helpful hints for developing literacy skills in each stage of early childhood development.
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