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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 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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Karen E Smith's comment, May 6, 2013 8:01 AM
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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Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions

Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Data from 1,200 brain scans performed as part of the Human Connectome Project allowed researchers to unveil the brain’s hidden geography.
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A Gamified e-Learning Design Model to Promote and Improve Learning

A Gamified e-Learning Design Model to Promote and Improve Learning | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
This paper takes a deeper look at techniques suitable for education and e-learning, and comes out with a model that describes the design of educational gamification.

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A Gamified #eLearning Design Model to Promote and Improve Learning #gamification  #learningdesign
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Free Technology for Teachers: An Illustrated Mathematics Glossary - Best of 2015-16 School Year

Free Technology for Teachers: An Illustrated Mathematics Glossary - Best of 2015-16 School Year | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Math is Fun is a free website that offers math games, puzzles, and tutorials. One of the tutorial resources that they offer is an illustrated mathematics dictionary. The Math is Fun dictionary offers more than 700 definitions of mathematics terms. All of the definitions include an illustration. Nearly 200 of the definitions include an animation. Some of the animations are interactive tutorials.

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The relationship between time & interactive narratives

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An excerpt from Ben Hoguet’s book Narration Reinvented - a guide to creating, designing, producing & distributing interactive narratives & transmedia works.
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Reimagining School Writing

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Move beyond the five-paragraph essay. Bring school writing to life through freewriting, peer reviews, and allowing students to include relevant memories and vivid descriptions.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 17, 1:22 AM

Some useful ideas here.

Emma McPherson's curator insight, May 19, 8:30 AM
Some interesting suggestions for ways to assist students to develop writing skills while still encouraging creativity. Undoubtedly our education system does value academic writing styles and skills, often to the detriment of students' creative lives.
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Critical Thinking Explained for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Critical Thinking Explained for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
The purpose of today’s post is to share with you this wonderful TED Ed video on critical thinking that you may want to use with your students in class. Besides  explaining what critical thinking is all, the video also provides 5 main tips on how to improve one’s critical thinking abilities namely:  Formulate your questions, Gather your information, Apply the information, Consider the implications, Explore other points of view. This video  is also available as a TED Ed lesson with comprehension and discussion questions to use with your students in class. Enjoy

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9 Rules For Digital Citizenship -

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9 Rules For Digital Citizenship https://t.co/i70IjBY5xf https://t.co/itI7AM91aw
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This is a wonderful infographic that came through an ISTE group that tackled the question of what digital citizenship looks like. This would make a great poster for your library or classroom and is well worth sharing with your teachers, too!
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Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 12:03 PM
This is a wonderful infographic that came through an ISTE group that tackled the question of what digital citizenship looks like. This would make a great poster for your library or classroom and is well worth sharing with your teachers, too!
Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 12:04 PM
This is a wonderful infographic that came through an ISTE group that tackled the question of what digital citizenship looks like. This would make a great poster for your library or classroom and is well worth sharing with your teachers, too!
Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, March 22, 4:26 PM
This is a wonderful infographic that came through an ISTE group that tackled the question of what digital citizenship looks like. This would make a great poster for your library or classroom and is well worth sharing with your teachers, too!
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MoocNote - Take notes on videos

MoocNote - Take notes on videos | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Take notes that are link back to the appropriate place in the videos and are collected into one central place.
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This might be useful in blended and flipped teaching.

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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know

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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know
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Adobe Slate - Make a beautiful visual story

Adobe Slate - Make a beautiful visual story | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Turn your words and pictures into a beautiful visual story. In minutes. It's free and easy to create beautiful newsletters, a photo slideshow, reports, and other documents with Adobe Slate.

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Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, November 11, 2015 7:16 PM

This looks like a great tool.

@Plight's curator insight, November 13, 2015 4:59 AM

Now is the time to celebrate longevity for survivors of HIV/AIDS.

Annie's curator insight, November 19, 2015 1:37 AM

Could be fun to use for storytelling...

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It’s time to demystify computational thinking

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In the universe of computer science, the definition and application of computational thinking is widely acknowledged as a pathway to problem solving, easily transferable to other academic subjects and even everyday life.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 30, 2015 8:00 AM

In the universe of computer science, the definition and application of computational thinking is widely acknowledged as a pathway to problem solving, easily transferable to other academic subjects and even everyday life.


delta14's curator insight, September 4, 2015 9:24 AM

Computational thinking (CT) es un proceso orientado a la solución de problemas, particularmente  los relativos a aplicaciones computacionales, pero que no deja de ser útil en otras disciplinas. Google ofrece una serie de recursos para experimentar, ganar destreza y conocimientos en CT, lo cual es vital para la programación de computadoras.

Chris Carter's curator insight, September 24, 2015 8:26 PM

Brilliant! I ran a seminar on CT and discovered that it is largely misunderstood. These resources are top-notch. Thanks Gust!

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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
I’ve written about a number of video, audio, and collage creation tools, with WeVideo, Audacity, and PicMonkey topping some of my lists. However, it can be a challenge for students to locate copyright-friendly media when using these tools for presentations or idea sharing. It’s always best for students to create materials or use ones that are in the public domain. Here are some of the best resources I’ve found for the latter.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, August 20, 2015 11:01 PM

I would add http://photosforclass.com as a great tool to find CC licensed images from Flickr. The benefit is the CC license it adds to the bottom of the image for proper attribution. 

Nezha EL MASSOUDI's curator insight, August 21, 2015 7:30 AM

Free images, audio and video ressources. A Must-Have

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 29, 2015 10:55 AM

This is huge. If we don't direct students (and teachers) to public domain sites - they just google it.

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Our nine-point guide to spotting a dodgy statistic

Our nine-point guide to spotting a dodgy statistic | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Brexit is just the latest instance of politicians bending figures to match their agenda
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10 Very Good New Educational Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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These 18 practices are proven effective for teaching reading

These 18 practices are proven effective for teaching reading | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
What works when you teach reading? These 18 teaching practices have been shown effective by reading researchers. Some are for beginning…
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Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching

Ten innovations that have changed English language teaching | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it

English language teaching is evolving all the time, particularly alongside advances in technology. But what changes have had the biggest impact on teachers in recent years?


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 5, 1:37 AM

Nice to get a mention here.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 6, 6:50 AM
Well... some other things could be added, but quite rigt in some points... I'm missing the storytelling bit here!
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 11, 7:19 AM
Great resources worth adding to your teaching and learning library.
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The Creative Classroom: Why We Must Teach With Imagination

The Creative Classroom: Why We Must Teach With Imagination | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Let's have a look at some of the actions that make up a creative classroom, a place where teaching and learning comes from the imagination.
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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 30, 5:48 AM
All teachers should make sure there's more than a pinch of this in their performance!
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How To Use Learning Battle Cards Maps in E-Learning

How To Use Learning Battle Cards Maps in E-Learning | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it

"Apart from all theories and taxonomies behind, Instructional Design is a creative process. While designing new things you need not only knowledge about rules, frameworks, and best practices, but also sparks of inspiration which will lead you to innovative solutions. Here is how to be inspired by Learning Battle Cards maps."


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“Children, be quiet and watch your lesson” - Education Next

“Children, be quiet and watch your lesson” - Education Next | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
The case for video time during class
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It will be interesting to see how this all plays out by 2020.
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Storynory - Free Audio Stories for Kids

Storynory - Free Audio Stories for Kids | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it

Audio books have become increasingly popular in recent years (see Google Tends), but some people believe that listening to a good book is not as legitimate as reading one. In fact many authors, such as Dickens, wrote their books to be read out aloud. You can make the case that listening to Dickens’ books is more authentic than reading them.


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Going to give a talk on this soon. Collecting data.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 22, 12:49 PM

Nice collection of stories with text and audio.

Malachy Scullion's curator insight, February 24, 3:10 AM

Great free site with a variety of stories suiting a variety of students. The stories are read in a variery of accents depending in the reader. For me, this makes it quite useful.

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The History of Music Told in Seven Rapidly Illustrated Minutes - OPENCULTURE

The History of Music Told in Seven Rapidly Illustrated Minutes - OPENCULTURE | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Your senses do deceive you, my friends. This is not the latest, greatest video from RSA Animate. No, this video comes to us via Pablo Morales de los Rios, a Spanish artist, who has artistically narrated the history of music — or the Historia de la Música — in a shade less than seven minutes. 6:59, to be precise. You don’t need much Spanish under your belt to realize that the story starts 50,000 years ago, then moves quickly from the Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians, to the troubadours of the Middle Ages. The video gives disproportionate attention to classical music during the following periods — Renacimiento, Barroco, Classicismo and Romanticismo. But before wrapping up, we tack over to America and witness the birth of jazz and the blues, before heading back across the pond for the Invasión británica. Artistically speaking, it all culminates in a pretty interesting way. But we’ll let you see how things play out.

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The Library Voice: Hour Of Code from Code.org Is Right Around The Corner....Sign Up & Check Out All Of The Awesome Resources Today!

The Library Voice: Hour Of Code from Code.org Is Right Around The Corner....Sign Up & Check Out All Of The Awesome Resources Today! | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
One of my favorite events of the year will be here in a few weeks.  It is called Hour of Code and there is something exciting for everyone!

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What The Growth Of Virtual Reality Will Mean For Brands

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, October 26, 2015 3:58 AM


Pete Sena:  "At its core, VR is the ultimate manifestation of the collision between our physical and digital worlds. But the digital technology must be advanced enough that it is able to trick the human mind — a pretty intelligent computer that can detect the slightest delta from how we perceive our physical world and cause the entire digital reality to fall apart."

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, October 26, 2015 6:06 AM

añada su visión ...

Fausto Cantu's curator insight, October 26, 2015 9:47 AM

que significado tiene para las marcas el crecimiento de la realidad virtual?

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Managing Technology in the Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk

Managing Technology in the Classroom - Instructional Tech Talk | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
There’s an app for everything these days but when it comes to managing technology in the classroom, there’s no one perfect app for that. While incorporating tech into the learning environment has been shown beneficial again and again (e.g., kids with access tend to be more interested in STEM subjects and more adept at research), […

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 2, 2015 7:55 AM

Some useful tips.

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STEM for Elementary School Students - How to Instill a Lifelong Love of Science @JackieGerstein

STEM for Elementary School Students - How to Instill a Lifelong Love of Science @JackieGerstein | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Elementary school educators need to be generalists, being instructors of all content area topics. But when it comes to STEM, problems arise in that (1) they often don’t feel comfortable teaching STEM related lessons and (2) national tests ask them to focus more on language arts and math (only the “M” of STEM). This article describes why and how STEM should be integrated into the elementary level classrooms.

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