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ClassHook Helps You Find Educational Video Clips | Free Technology for Teachers

ClassHook Helps You Find Educational Video Clips | Free Technology for Teachers | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

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How To Motivate Learners Before, During and After an eLearning Course Infographic - |e-Learning

How To Motivate Learners Before, During and After an eLearning Course Infographic - |e-Learning | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
The How To Motivate Learners Before, During and After an eLearning Course Infographic suggest ways to maintain learner motivation throughout your e-course.

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Parents: Reject Technology Shame

Parents: Reject Technology Shame | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
The advantages of helping kids learn to navigate the digital world, rather than shielding them from it

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Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes

Bedtime phenomenon: scientist develops book to send children to sleep in minutes | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep uses psychological techniques to send children to sleep quickly

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The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | OER

The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources | OER | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources & may have used some. The world of OERs is growing constantly, with more resources available daily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

 
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You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources & may have used some. The world of OERs is growing constantly, with more resources available daily.

 

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources & may have used some. The world of OERs is growing constantly, with more resources available daily.

 

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources & may have used some. The world of OERs is growing constantly, with more resources available daily.

 

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources & may have used some. The world of OERs is growing constantly, with more resources available daily.

 

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

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How Your Personality Determines How You Learn

How Your Personality Determines How You Learn | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Here's what the latest psychological research says about learning styles and the things that shape them.

 

It's virtually impossible to imagine life without learning. We come into the world armed with little more than a bunch of primitive survival instincts, but it’s thanks to our ability to learn that we start adapting to the environment, going from helpless infants into semi-autonomous children before maturing into young adults. Still, when it comes to how we learn, most of us differ considerably at every stage in that process. Now scientists are learning more about that variation and what's behind it.


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The Common Core Is Baffling Parents So Much That It’s Forcing Them to Hit the Books

The Common Core Is Baffling Parents So Much That It’s Forcing Them to Hit the Books | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Grownups are going back to school so they can comprehend their kids’ math homework. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

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Fun Read-Aloud Chapter Books | RED APPLE READING BLOG

Fun Read-Aloud Chapter Books | RED APPLE READING BLOG | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Red Apple Reading has compiled a list of 10 great chapter books that all parents should read aloud to their children.
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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, PhD's curator insight, May 8, 2015 9:45 PM

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

 

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keep our students actively participating...

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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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20 Best Google Education Resources for Teachers

20 Best Google Education Resources for Teachers | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
20 Google education resources every teacher should have nearby.

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Is tech hampering kids' reading? Authors say it's not that simple

Is tech hampering kids' reading? Authors say it's not that simple | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
If you're worried that "new media" is turning our kids' brains to mush, you are in good company. Socrates felt the same way. More than 2,400 years ago, the great Greek philosopher worried that an

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Growth vs Fixed Mindset For Elementary Students | LEARNing To LEARN | GrowthMindset

Growth vs Fixed Mindset For Elementary Students | LEARNing To LEARN | GrowthMindset | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

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Start the School Year on a Positive Note! | RED APPLE READING BLOG

Start the School Year on a Positive Note! | RED APPLE READING BLOG | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Red Apple Reading has some great tips to help your family get the school year off to a positive start.
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We can’t be in complete control over how our child’s first day of school unfolds, but we can implement a few strategies to help make the transition smoother. We hope your kiddos have an enjoyable first day of school this year!

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Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need - YouTube

At Albemarle County Public Schools, flexible classrooms empower student choice, increase student engagement, and improve student participation.

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I love the flexibility that these teachers allow.

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7 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

7 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
The science of learning.

 

The skill of learning is something kids can and should practice if they want to have a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their parents have set for them.


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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

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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

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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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