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Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.

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Great opportunity to read/re-read Musicophilia.

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Rhana Pytell Kozak's curator insight, July 25, 2014 7:11 PM

Practicing a skill or an artform longterm maybe at the heart of happiness and success.

Luopo's curator insight, July 26, 2014 2:23 AM

The impact of music and cognitive ability

Karolyn van Putten's curator insight, July 26, 2014 11:50 AM

Although there isn't much research yet, what exists has been steadily increasing since 2000.  Time to pay attention...

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The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.
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Bloom (Krathwohl and Anderson) and Web 2.0

Bloom (Krathwohl and Anderson) and Web 2.0 | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
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Interesting responses, gentlemen. My own thoughts on this are that Scoop.it or other curation programs fit on different levels for different people. Like the first few months I used Twitter it was for an entirely different purpose than when I got hooked on Twitter. When I began using it for remembering and creating, with all the other pieces somewhere in the back of my mind, then I found it useful and it became part of my need-this list.
Joaquim Nogué II*II's curator insight, May 15, 2013 4:29 AM

Una interessant pirmàmide tecnològica que ens ha de fer pensar en la importància d'aquestes i les possibilitats que ens ofereixen en el nostre dia a dia.

Rebecca Cahill's curator insight, July 23, 2014 11:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy and technology in the classroom.

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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JUAN NUÑEZ MESINA's curator insight, January 28, 10:14 AM

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | @scoopit via @wiredinstructor http://sco.lt/...

Lúcio Botelho's curator insight, January 28, 6:06 PM

Excelentes dicas para procurar recursos educacionais de "Licença Livre" - Open Educational Resources (OER)

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 30, 2:50 AM

La licence du Creative Commons est de plus en plus utilisée aussi en éducation. C'est la solution pour toute les discussions sur le droit de propriété des syllabus.

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Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in children

Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in children | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes. Although young children are natural helpers, their perspective on sharing resources tends to be selfish.
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iPad Photography ideas for Kids - The Book Chook

iPad Photography ideas for Kids - The Book Chook | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Probably my favourite app on the iPad is the inbuilt camera. With it, children can readily take photographs and record videos of all sorts of things in home and school life. The iPad saves to the Camera Roll and from there, kids can email images, as well as open them inside other apps. The iPad camera or any digital camera is a wonderful tool for giving children a different perspective on life, and helping them think creatively about their environment.

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Mobile visions of the world.

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Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia

Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Last year at this time, I was trying not to think about kindergarteners. I was still teaching ninth grade English and had just accepted a job teaching technology to K-5. I was excited about the challenge, and I knew that I'd bitten off more than I could chew.

Developing the tech curriculum challenged me to teach programming or at least computational thinking at each elementary grade level. Our school is mid-pivot in technology -- we're in our second year of a middle school 1:2 iPad program, our first year of having a cart of iPads available for elementary, and our last year of two PC labs for the students to use (next year we'll have only one lab). Knowing this, I wanted to design a program that mostly used tablet-based tools.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 7, 2014 9:08 AM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

William Griffin's curator insight, December 7, 2014 9:04 PM

The idea of teaching children how to code is a great one.  Technology has rapidly changed the world and all of it stems from coding.  Just like most skills, the sooner its learned, the more time it can be mastered, and ultimately effectiveness is maximized.  

AnnC's curator insight, December 8, 2014 6:31 PM

Starting early - preparing for the future?

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EdTechTeam: The How (and Why) It's Time to Create Digital Portfolios

EdTechTeam: The How (and Why) It's Time to Create Digital Portfolios | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Digital Student Portfolios are becoming more important now than ever! Students are creating and remixing information like never before – and where is all that amazing work going? At my old school it was wiped off the devices at the end of the year – a heart-wrenching idea that I was personally against. This is why we need to publish student work in one place and let it serve as a home of student reflection, and a become a destination to unleash student pride and curiosity.

There are many reasons to begin the journey to digital portfolios – here are just a few.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 5, 2014 7:30 AM

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 8, 2014 8:43 AM

Good stuff! 

DiAnne Galm's curator insight, December 8, 2014 1:22 PM

interesting

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Voiceboard - Future of Presentations

Voiceboard - Future of Presentations | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it

VOICEBOARD is a voice and gesture controlled application which helps you give unique presentations.
Use your hands and voice to engage with interactive media, such as 3D models, maps, webpages, to wow your audience.
Jump through content freely using your voice, keeping your audience engaged, without leaving the stage.


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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 30, 2014 12:05 PM

Ponha um anel no dedo, um headset na orelha e prepare-se para uma experiência futurista até com as apresentações mais banais. Voiceboard usa os gestos e a voz para comandar a apresentação dos slides. Tão simples quanto isto.

Voiceboard foi desenvolvido no Reino Unido e tem lançamento marcado para o próximo dia 9. O preço do pack é algo proibitivo por enquanto: 799USD é preço avançado para as primeiras reservas.  Esperam-se reações do mercado a esta inovação.

Mjpa Educación's curator insight, November 30, 2014 7:26 PM
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flea palmer's curator insight, December 1, 2014 7:23 AM

No more having to use a clicker to navigate through slides, therefore making a presentation more natural!  Particularly impressive is the ability to move 3D objects around by just using gestures. 

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- 20 Tools for Brainstorming/Mind Mapping

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders.
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Sesame Workshop Tackles Literacy With Technology

Sesame Workshop Tackles Literacy With Technology | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Elmo and his “Sesame Street” buddies could soon be having two-way conversations of sorts with children.

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit producer of “Sesame Street,” and the children’s speech recognition company ToyTalk plan to announce Monday that they have signed a two-year research partnership agreement to explore how to use conversational technology to teach preschool literacy.

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Making The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching

Making The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
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Making The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching
by Terry Heick
This is part 1 of a 3-part series on Mobile Teaching
The Big Idea Of Mobile Teaching
Changing the terms, spaces, and timing of learning by using mobile technology.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 11, 2014 2:58 PM

Excellent article to share - especially those of us in BYOT/BYOD districts. It really does change instructional delivery and requires some thought going into how the teacher is going to reach students in a sea of devices.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 12, 2014 4:36 AM

Making The Shift To Mobile-First Teaching | @scoopit via @jtoufi http://sco.lt/...

Janice Phillips's curator insight, November 12, 2014 10:22 AM

This is interesting!

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentat
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Transliterate with tech and you have a winning classroom combination.

 

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it

"Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, here’s how:"


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Crossing boundaries is necessary for being diverse.

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 14, 2014 3:25 AM

Enriching QR codes turns them into an even more powerful educational tool.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 14, 2014 5:38 AM

Awesome educational...

Don Breedwell's curator insight, December 17, 2014 8:22 PM

This is great for students who can use an and iPad to allow them to "hear" a message, set of instructions repeatedly, or repeat passages for memorization. Definitely something for Special Needs students too. 

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult lear
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5 PowerPoint Shortcuts That Will Save Your Life

Looking for some ways to make the arduous act of presentation-making faster and easier? Look no further than BrightCarbon's top five shortcuts!

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 27, 3:48 PM

Watch this slideshow about PPT shortcuts and save your time when creating a presentation.


Tony Park's curator insight, January 28, 9:03 PM

Some great points.

Tony Park

Business Gardener.

Frank Napoli's curator insight, January 29, 3:57 PM

Great presentation and information.

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20 Effective ways to use Google Apps For Education

20 Effective ways to use Google Apps For Education | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Creating a connected classroom has gotten far more affordable now that the major tech companies have begun pouring resources into reaching teachers, students, parents, and school leaders.

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20 Apps and Tips to Help Students Study Better ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Apps and Tips to Help Students Study Better ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
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Makes a good poster, too.

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The Change in Play Patterns: Five Ways Play Benefits Kids - Teachers With Apps

The Change in Play Patterns: Five Ways Play Benefits Kids - Teachers With Apps | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it

"An article in the most recent issue of the American Journal of Play details not only how much children’s play time has deteriorated, but how this lack of play affects emotional development, leading to increased anxiety, depression, and difficulties with attention and self control.

 

Since about 1955 … children’s free play has been continually declining, at least partly because adults have exerted ever-increasing control over children’s activities,” says the author Peter Gray, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology (emeritus) at Boston College. Gray defines “free play” as play a child undertakes him- or her-self and which is self-directed and an end in itself, rather than part of some organized activity.

 

Then, along comes this article from the Fred Rogers Center, What Does Children’s “Obsession” With Technology Tell Us About What They Really Need? turning that concept upside down, stating, “Today’s technology may be meeting the same childhood needs as those of earlier generations.”"


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Using iPads in the Classroom: 5 Handy Features That You Never Knew You Had | Sonocent

Using iPads in the Classroom: 5 Handy Features That You Never Knew You Had | Sonocent | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Sonocent Audio Notetaker
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 31 Free iPad Apps for Science Teachers | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it

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Literacy teachers in the content area of science can benefit from this list.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:49 AM

Nice selection of free apps for your Science Department.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, December 3, 2014 10:52 PM

Thx Skip

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, December 25, 2014 10:07 PM

Free? Yes! Check them out!

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Schools will start teaching typing instead of longhand

Schools will start teaching typing instead of longhand | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
TEACHING children to write is transitioning to a computer era, as traditional cursive writing and calligraphy will not be taught at Finnish schools after the autumn 2016 and will be replaced with the study of typing skills, reported Savon Sanomat on 18 November.
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In 2030 students in grade 12 may look at a pencil and say, "What's that?"

 

 

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Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching

Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it

Maryellen Weimer, PhD:

 

Here’s a great resource: the Teaching Practices Inventory. It’s an inventory that lists and scores the extent to which research-based teaching practices are being used. It’s been developed for use in math and science courses, but researchers Carl Wieman and Sarah Gilbert suggest it can be used in engineering and social sciences courses, although they have not tested it there. I suspect it has an even wider application. Most of the items on the inventory are or could be practiced in most disciplines and programs


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 19, 2014 2:51 PM

This inventory, published by the University of British Columbia was developed by an impressive team from Canada, headed by Nobel Prize winning physicist Carl Wieman.  Fine research. Deep and worth the dive.

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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past. When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike. We’ve curated 23 of the best game-based education resources for 2014. If your class hasn’t gotten its game on yet, then now is the time.

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Gaming is a transliterate experience.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 18, 2014 3:04 PM

This article shares over 20 different game-based resources to help you get started with adding game elements into your courses. Have you added any of these to your courses already?

Luigina Sgarro's curator insight, December 5, 2014 4:38 AM

Enjoy learning!

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 8, 9:53 PM

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/melaniestegman/immune-defense-video-game-join-the-oldest-battle-o is missing here.

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Why App Smash?

Why App Smash? | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing. The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teac...
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The KYVL for Kids Research Portal - How to do research Home Base

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The Kentucky Virtual Library, How to do research game.

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6 Inspiring Websites That Teach You To Code - Field Guide

6 Inspiring Websites That Teach You To Code - Field Guide | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
If you've always had a desire to build your own apps or create your own websites, then you can begin your coding education with nothing more than a browser, an internet connection, and some spare time. Here we've picked out six of the best resources currently available online.

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, August 7, 2014 4:02 AM

Inspiring... Know how to built!!!

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 7, 2014 11:37 AM

get to know your internet and your computer more intimately.