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A Musical Fix for American Schools

A Musical Fix for American Schools | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Essay: There is compelling evidence that music can boost children’s academic performance and help fix some of our schools’ most intractable problems.
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I love books! How I get my students to build literacy and love books too

I love books! How I get my students to build literacy and love books too | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Heather Temske shares how she uses Wixie to connect her students to literature through creative projects.
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Creating and Using ICT Resources for Literacy

Learning ICT is fun!


As part of my week teaching Creating and Using ICT Resources for Literacy in Nenagh this week, I noted some of the best links and will share them here.

All the modules to the course are here.
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Joseph Nadeem's comment, August 3, 2013 12:12 AM
great work you are doing
Jade Brookes's curator insight, August 5, 2013 8:48 PM

ICT is good!

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Scribble Press

Scribble Press is a wonderful app for allowing students to write, illustrate share and view their own picture books using the ebooks format and the iBooks app.
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So...You Wanna Make Your Own Books and Texbooks

So...You Wanna Make Your Own Books and Texbooks | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

For many teachers the traditional textbook just doesn't cut it any more. Between the rapid pace at which information changes and rising cost, many are looking for alternatives. Believe it or not, there are lots of options out there, if you know where to look and you are willing to get your hands dirty. The best part? Kids can create these using any of the tools below.

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Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break?

Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
With research finding that children who don't read over the summer may lose up to 3 months of progress, it’s important to encourage your students to read.
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LendMeYourLiteracy - Inspiring Young Writers

LendMeYourLiteracy - Inspiring Young Writers | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Our mission is to inspire young writers by providing them with a global audience. Share school work with an engaging online community!
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Social Media Isn't Killing Literacy, But You Might Be

Social Media Isn't Killing Literacy, But You Might Be | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Social Media Isn't Killing Literacy, But You Might Be
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Fear & Mourning in the Age of Digital Education - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigLN, EdTech, social media

Fear & Mourning in the Age of Digital Education - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigLN, EdTech, social media | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Recently, with the full support of my administration, I hoped to introduce a number of digital initiatives for my middle-grades students.
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How Teachers Can Use Google Docs as A Writing Tool

How Teachers Can Use Google Docs as A Writing Tool | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

We have recently been publishing a series of articles on Google Docs. The purpose behind this series is to make teachers and educators aware of the potential of this free service. You can consult this link if you have missed the previous publications.

 

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What Does It Mean To Be Literate In The 21st Century?

What Does It Mean To Be Literate In The 21st Century? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it
Is it time to re-think the list of life skills that we want our kids to know?
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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's comment, June 30, 2012 1:39 PM
Glad you enjoyed this article David.
Dr. Susan Bainbridge's comment, June 30, 2012 1:48 PM
So glad you enjoyed this article, Deborah.
@LearningWheel's comment, June 30, 2012 1:57 PM
Thank you :) Keep them coming
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Educational Technology Promotes Visual Literacy

Educational Technology Promotes Visual Literacy | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

Visual literacy іѕ thе ability to analyze аnd derive meaning from information presented in image form. Under thiѕ definition, images can be "read" аnd through thе process of "reading" theѕе images, meaning саn be derived and subsequently communicated.

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Freakonomics » Were Colonial Americans More Literate than Americans Today?

Freakonomics » Were Colonial Americans More Literate than Americans Today? | The 21st Century | Scoop.it

In 1776, one book, written in complex language, sold over 120,000 copies in Colonial America. That number does seem large on its own. However, to give it even more meaning, I like to convert it to an equivalent number today.

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