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New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012 | eSchool News

New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012 | eSchool News | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Last year we presented “10 of the best apps for education,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods.
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A '21st Century' Education Is SO Last Century

A '21st Century' Education Is SO Last Century | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
It's empty phraseology designed to sound like we are preparing for the future when we are already living in that future; and no one believes that what passes for a typical classroom today will be the classroom experience even 10 years from now, let...

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dephunked's comment, January 29, 2013 4:45 PM
and when I say this most people say 'but I like to learn', and they obviously missed the point... think pre-language humans / post-language humans, we will take for granted that everyone masters our language, id est the sum of all human knowledge.
dephunked's comment, January 29, 2013 4:47 PM
we´ll take the worlds knowledge for granted, just like our previous language, just like our tap-water, just like we´ve always assimilated our technology and made it a part of who we are, our cultural/social identity, it´s the human condition,
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Of course, it should be in system should be synced, but not as a whole. Partially, the system can be implemented. In my point of view it is must to adopt the advancement. Avoiding the thinking of classroom, the system must understand about the participation of the student.

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eReading Worksheets

Reinforce student learning on many reading skills: irony, point of view, genre, figurative language, text structure, reading comprehension and more!

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OverDrive introduces browser-based ebook reader | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

OverDrive introduces browser-based ebook reader | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
From the press release:  Leading global eBook distributor OverDrive today announced plans to launch later this year a new eBook reading platform,...

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Nudging Toward Better Middle School Research

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Here are some questions we have on our mind as we think about research with middle schoolers.


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Whichbook | A new way of choosing what book to read next

Whichbook | A new way of choosing what book to read next | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Whichbook is a unique site for choosing what to read. Whichbook offers choices which are not available anywhere else – mood, emotion, plot shape, type of main character, country the book is set in.

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Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
More than eight in ten Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content, especially on their mobile phones and on computers.

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» 5 Annoying Things You Have Every Right to Do Because You’re a Librarian

» 5 Annoying Things You Have Every Right to Do Because You’re a Librarian | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Here’s another fun Friday post. I love being a librarian, but we can be a little eccentric…and that’s okay! Here are five annoying things that we have every right to do as librarians.

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The Changing Library

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In the digital age, how do libraries avoid becoming museums for books?

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Analyzing Texts: "Text Talk Time"

Analyzing Texts: "Text Talk Time" | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Helpful teaching strategies for getting students to analyze text. Incorporates both large and small student group discussions. Covers Common Core for ELA for speaking and listening and reading informational text.

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Simplifying Text Complexity

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Get a handle on Text Complexity with the help of Sarah Brown Wessling. See a presentation covering Text Complexity that includes the 3 part model for measuring text complexity. She also provides tips on applying Text Complexity to your classroom.

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, January 24, 2013 9:10 AM

Timely information for teachers!

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How to Select Complex Texts to Increase Rigor > Eye On Education

How to Select Complex Texts to Increase Rigor > Eye On Education | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

In Rigor is NOT A Four-Letter Word, 2nd Edition, Barbara Blackbun explains how to increase rigor so that all students can each higher levels of learning. This tip concentrates on using the Common Core State Standards' focus on text complexity as a means to increase rigor in your classroom.

To increase rigor related to text selection, it is valuable first to simply look at whether or not your students are reading texts that challenge them. You’re looking for a balance: Material should be difficult enough that students are learning something new, but not so hard that they give up. If you like to play basketball, you’ll improve if you play against someone who is better than you. But, if you play against the most talented NBA star, you’ll learn less because you are overwhelmed by his advanced skill level. A good benchmark guideline is that for text to be appropriately challenging for growth, students should be able to understand about 75% of what they are reading. That percentage means students understand the majority of the material, while learning something new. One option for increasing text difficulty is to identify where your students are reading, and provide text materials that match their level for growth.

As we look at how to incorporate this in your class, let me caution you. Looking at text difficulty should never be a limiting factor for your students. I visited one school where students were never allowed to choose something to read unless it was “within their point range.” That is not what I am recommending. Students always need the opportunity to read texts of their choice. And there are some books that may have a lower score on a readability scale, but the content is more difficult, perhaps due to the concepts described or due to the use of figurative language. However, I am saying that students also need selected opportunities to read material that is appropriately rigorous. Please note the word materials. Particularly with students who are reading substantially above or below their age or grade level, consider informational, nonfiction articles rather than novels. This helps address issues other than just the text difficulty. Remember, we are talking about depth, not length, and we don’t want students to feel like they are being punished.

No matter which tool you use to determine the difficulty of your text materials, it’s important to remember that text difficulty is only one factor to consider when selecting text for or with your students. Other considerations include the appropriateness of the text for students’ age or developmental levels, the content of the material, and the purpose for reading, such as interest or for research. It is critical to remember to use your own judgment along with varying measures of text difficulty. However, just because a text is recommended at a certain level does not mean that text is the most appropriate one for your students...

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Must Have Free Handbook for Learning Using Technology

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Must Have Free Handbook for Learning Using Technology | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

"We are living in a digitally focused world that requires us to adopt new life styles that we , the digital immigrants, were not used to before. This excessive digitization of life has also brought about some new learning concepts and we start talking about digital self-learning  and digital peer-learning.Peeragogy is a project that embodies these notions and goes beyond them to empower you with the tools to delve deeper into a collaborative process of knowledge building and meaning making."


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Making the transition - new roles for librarians - www.InfoToday.eu

Making the transition - new roles for librarians - www.InfoToday.eu | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Jane Greenstein explores opportunities available for information professionals in the interactive multimedia industry.

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The Best iPad and iPhone Apps Now on Sale or Free! | Groovin' On Apps

The Best iPad and iPhone Apps Now on Sale or Free! | Groovin' On Apps | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
See which App Store Hall of Fame, Best of 2012 and top Apps for Kids you can get at a discount -- or even free -- over the holidays. We'll track price drops of the best iPad and iPhone apps here through the end of January for friends, family and you.

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Read this: 'Frankenstein' for iOS is an interactive take on a literary classic

Read this: 'Frankenstein' for iOS is an interactive take on a literary classic | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Frankenstein for iOS is a prime example of what Apple's platform can add to a literary classic. Though he largely adheres to the same plot as Mary Shelley's timeless novel, author Dave Morris has...

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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students -- or so it may seem to them at first.

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Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens -- THE Journal

Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens -- THE Journal | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a "good citizen" changed over the ages?

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SearchReSearch: Internet search: What makes it simple, difficult or impossible?

SearchReSearch: Internet search: What makes it simple, difficult or impossible? | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it

On the face of it you’d think that searching on a modern search engine such as Google is a pretty simple and straightforward skill. And mostly, you’d be right. It’s the exceptions that are interesting.


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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age...

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Blogs By and For Librarians » Public Libraries Online

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Books Recognized for Social-Emotional Lessons

Books Recognized for Social-Emotional Lessons | Walnut Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Education Week staff writer Nirvi Shah and contributing writer Ross Brenneman explore some of the nonacademic issues that bear on students’ learning.

 

Wanda Petronski has a weird name and wears the same old faded blue dress to school every day—and her Connecticut classmates don't let the little Polish girl forget it for a second. She tells her classmates she has a hundred beautiful dresses at home, but they don't believe her. Eventually, her classmates realize the error of their bullying ways, but Wanda has already left school.

 

The message in The Hundred Dresses, a Newbery Honor book in 1945, is still so powerful, the book was named the best of 25 books that connect children to social and emotional learning by the Open Circle Program at Wellesley Centers for Women.

The center, which helps teachers work with elementary-age children to acquire skills to build and maintain positive relationships, came up with the top 25 list (PDF) as part of the celebration of its 25th anniversary.

The Open Circle educators listed books that stand out as being especially authentic and memorable and are geared toward children in kindergarten through 5th grades. They deal with self-awareness, self-management, empathy, dealing with conflict, and problem-solving.

 

"Books can illustrate what an actual emotion looks like and then links that emotion to a word like 'sad', 'bad', or 'happy' with illustrations or actual photographs," said Peg Sawyer, an Open Circle trainer and coach. "A book related to responsible decisionmaking gives children the opportunity to talk about what the behaviors are that help them develop relationships, and conversely, what are the behaviors that get in the way of the relationship."

Also on the organization's list: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, about a boy who takes Ritalin and doesn't always make the best choices. And in Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, two children in Maine strike up an unlikely friendship and fight to save one of their communities.

As for Wanda Petronski, (SPOILER ALERT!) one of her shy classmates soon realizes the effects of the teasing, though she doesn't have the guts to intervene. By the time the winner of a drawing contest the class had entered turns out to be Wanda, for her vivid drawings of the 100 dresses, Wanda has moved away and can't accept her award. 


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