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10 Things Students Won’t Need To Know When They Graduate | Edudemic

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Early Reading Milestones - Reading Essentials Series #1 | Red Apple Reading Express

Early Reading Milestones - Reading Essentials Series #1 | Red Apple Reading Express | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Reading is the foundation of education. This infographic gives a general overview of reading milestones from Infancy to Kindergarten.
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Establishing Reading Routines at Home - Reading Essentials Series #3 | Red Apple Reading Express

Establishing Reading Routines at Home - Reading Essentials Series #3 | Red Apple Reading Express | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Many experts suggest that you establish a reading routine with your child early on. Here are some ways you can foster a positive reading environment.
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Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning - Forbes

Totally Addictive Education: The Future of Learning - Forbes | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Today, most educational systems are designed to work from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Students learn facts and figures and tiny fractions of knowledge long before anyone really puts things into a larger context.

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For Those Who Want to Lead, Read

For Those Who Want to Lead, Read | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
Whether it's Wikipedia, Michael Lewis, or Aristotle, reading brings a host of benefits to the workplace.

 

"Many business people claim that reading across fields is good for creativity. And leaders who can sample insights in other fields, such as sociology, the physical sciences, economics, or psychology, and apply them to their organizations are more likely to innovate and prosper."


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"Reading increases verbal intelligence (PDF), making a leader a more adept and articulate communicator. Reading novels can improve empathy and understanding of social cues, allowing a leader to better work with and understand others — traits that author Anne Kreamer persuasively linked to increased organizational effectiveness, and to pay raises and promotions for the leaders who possessed these qualities. And any business person understands that heightened emotional intelligence will improve his or her leadership and management ability."

 

 

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A PREFACE TO THIS 4 PART SCOOP SERIES IN DEFENSE OF READING LITERATURE


Have you ever had to defend great literature at a facuIty meeting? Ever struggle to justify fiction as having value during budget crunch discussions? Or, defend a title as having value to a parent, or that parent's offspring for that matter?

 

I've been researching the benefits of literature in pursuit of refining vision and mission statements, and other challenging questions related to my pending application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

 

Today, I've focused upon the real question bluntly phrased, "What are the benefits of reading literature in the real world?"

 

I've come across a few articles today that are responsive to the question from perspectives beyond those of which we who teach literature are already aware. That is to say, articles that bring the value of reading literature to the "rest of the world," and of particular interest to me at the moment, to those who are willing to provide funding to socially beneficial endeavors, IF AND ONLY IF, those efforts can be documented as having measurable impact.

 

Though it is relatively easy to measure improvement impact in literacy education, as literacy is a "can-you-do-it-or-not" skill, it is much more difficult to measure impact of employing that skill in pursuit of wisdom as it has been articulated in great works of our global literary heritage.

 

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PART 1 OF A 4 SCOOP SERIES IN DEFENSE OF READING LITERATURE
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This extremely well-documented article goes right at the "What good is fiction in the business world" challenge.

 

A LOT of good apparently!

 

The premise being that great literature can make great leaders, whether they are business leaders such as "Steve Jobs (who) had an "inexhaustible interest" in William Blake; Nike founder Phil Knight [who] so reveres his library that in it you have to take off your shoes and bow; and Harman Industries founder Sidney Harman (who) called poets "the original systems thinkers," quoting freely from Shakespeare and Tennyson" or great political leaders; I had forgotten that the 1953 Nobel prize in Literature went to Winston Churchill who was awarded the prize "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values". (http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1953/)

 

To know that there are those in the business world who recognize that the value of being well-read is a true 21st century skill of great value to both those who lead as well as to those being led in the business world may put us in debt to those who recognize and articulate the values of literature beyond the awareness of non literature educators in curriculum development and decision making positions and in the communities where we dedicate our professional efforts.

 

 

 

~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

 


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Larry Anderson's comment, February 14, 2013 9:34 AM
For quite a long time, I have contended that "All Leaders Are Readers." Perhaps, it would be stated better as, "All Effective Leaders are Readers!" From years of experience and observation, I can tell a great deal about a person's ability to lead others simply by examining his/her personal library. Too, I will pitch out the name of an author or a great work...then see if that "leader" recognizes who or what I'm quoting. Remember the profound adage gleaned from the epic work by Alfred Lord Tennyson in his "Ulysses," -- "I have become a part of all I've met!"
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iPad Best of the Best – 50 Essential Children’s Book Apps (Part 3: Elementary School) |

iPad Best of the Best – 50 Essential Children’s Book Apps (Part 3: Elementary School) | | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

Children’s book apps have been around now for over two years and we have seen a lot of wonderful titles at Digital-Storytime.com over this time. What follows is the third of a four-part series, listing the best 50 iPad books for kids, broken down by age. You can see our first list (for toddlers) here: http://digitalmediadiet.com/?p=1645. Our second list (for preschoolers) is here: http://digitalmediadiet.com/?p=1683

 

This list is of apps that are appropriate for kids aged six to nine, although many are also quite enjoyable for children a bit younger and older than this range. We’ve selected the very best titles we’ve found for elementary school aged kids in 2012. We have not included any of the titles that made our list in 2011, so please also check out: iPad Best of the Best – 25 Essential Children’s Book Apps.


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25 Education Blogs Perfect For Parents (And Just About Anyone Else) | Edudemic

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Parenting Games | Childrens Books | Parent Tips | Childrens DVD

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Kelly Bear Press specializes in books, dvds, and games for sale to parenting tips and teachers with young childrens development...
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What Makes a Good Reader? The Foundations of Reading Proficiency

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It turns out that learning to read also requires some underlying cognitive skills. Children are not born good readers, of course; reading has to be taught. And for a child to be able to learn to read, four core cognitive capacities are needed: memory, attention, sequencing, and processing efficiency (speed and accuracy). It is helpful to tease out each one of these and explain the importance in learning to read.


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What Does It Take to Create Effective e-learning

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Developing effective elearning requires expertise in Project Management, Computer-based Instructional Design, Multimedia Design, Instructional Technology a...

 

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50 Years Of Space Exploration Explained In One Visualization | Edudemic

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The Benefits of Early Exposure to Books - Reading Essentials Series #2 | Red Apple Reading Express

The Benefits of Early Exposure to Books - Reading Essentials Series #2 | Red Apple Reading Express | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it
According to the latest research, early exposure to books can be an important component of a child's development....
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The Truth About Bullying with Infographic

The Truth About Bullying with Infographic | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

Bullying is a subject that never seems to go away and one that really sticks in my craw so to speak. Maybe it’s the fact it’s so cruel and pointless, maybe it’s because it ruins so many lives or maybe even it’s because I was the recipient for a period of time at school. Whatever, basically it’s something that needs to be addressed constantly to try to reduce the shocking number of incidents and suicides that derive each year from it.

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Jessica Wise: How fiction can change reality TEDEd video

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/jessica-wise-how-fiction-can-change-reality

 

Reading and stories can be an escape from real life, a window into another world -- but have you ever considered how new fictional experiences might change your perspective on real, everyday life? From Pride and Prejudice to Harry Potter, learn how popular fiction can spark public dialogue and shape culture.

Lesson by Jessica Wise, narration by Emilie Soffe, animation by Augenblick Studios.
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How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class

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Have you ever plunked yourself down in a staff meeting where some of your colleagues were, for lack of a better phrase, not paying attention? Grading homework?

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How To Improve Differentiation With Educational Technology | MyWeb4Ed

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One of the unique things about technology integration that I have experienced in my own role as an Educational Technology Specialist is that teachers often believe that technology integration involves a project of some sort and that the technology takes center stage. Interestingly, I find that teachers make the same mistake when considering differentiation. While a project is certainly an admirable goal and one that should be encouraged, when calming the fears of teachers, it is a good idea to remind them that technology integration and differentiation occurs in a variety of ways and there are many options that are not as formal as a project.


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The Education Olympics | Visual.ly

The Education Olympics | Visual.ly | Red Apple Reading Literacy and Education | Scoop.it

The US is first when it comes to winning olympic gold medals, but how do we rank when it comes to education?  Great infographic.

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ChartsBin.com - Visualize your data

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ChartsBin is a web-based data visualization tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data...

Download charts from the extensive chart library or create your own.


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37 Places For Free Audio Books Online For Children

Read this articel about 37 sites that legally offer free audio books for children. Also, find more freeware reviews here at Gizmo's...

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Evolution of educational technology (infographic)

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Education is no longer about pencils and schoolbooks but iPads and internet connections, a new infographic charting the evolution of the use of technology in education shows.

 

 


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