Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
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Social Media: The Free Beginner's Guide from Moz

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New to Social Media? The Free Beginner's Guide to Social Media from Moz has you covered. Learn best practices about Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, and more.

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Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice
An exploration of the connections between research, learning theory, practice and the various constructs of literacy.
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Can music influence the longevity of human blood cells?

Can music influence the longevity of human blood cells? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Experiment is an online platform for funding and sharing scientific discoveries. Push the boundaries of knowledge in biology, chemistry, medicine, physics, computer science, paleontology, economics, engineering, neuroscience, and more.

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Groundbreaking empirical research shows where innovation really comes from :: Vox

Groundbreaking empirical research shows where innovation really comes from :: Vox | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Gaps in opportunity for talented kids with low socioeconomic status don’t just hold back poor, female, black, or Latino children as individuals — they also impose potentially enormous losses to society as a whole. That’s the conclusion of groundbreaking empirical research published today by a team of leading economists from the Equality of Opportunity Project that Vox got an exclusive early look at.

"What the researchers found is fascinating. They discovered that both an actual ability to invent things and early life exposure to a culture of innovation and opportunity are crucial to driving inventions. Ability itself is, of course, unevenly distributed. But in the United States, so is opportunity — with huge numbers of highly skilled children from unfavorable backgrounds seemingly locked out of pathways to careers as inventors."


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Sitting Disease by the Numbers Infographic

Sitting Disease by the Numbers Infographic | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Sitting Disease by the Numbers Infographic It’s time to kick your chair to the curb and get back on your feet at work. An alarming statistic shows that American full-time workers sit too much – and it’s killing us. Sitting Disease, a term coined by the medical community, is ... https://elearninginfographics.com/sitting-disease-by-the-numbers-infographic/
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Framing 'failure' as a necessary educational experience

Framing 'failure' as a necessary educational experience | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Though failure is often described solely as a means to determine a path towards success, educators and panelists at a recent two-day event at Teachers College, Columbia University stressed the importance of incorporating failure into learning and the ways to use it productively, in higher ed courses, K-12 classrooms and teacher preparation programs."


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, December 14, 2017 12:23 PM

Sometimes we learn more through trial and error than from getting it right the first time. I think we need to provide more opportunities to allow students to experiment without penalty for failure.

 
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12 New Rules: Accelerated Learning for an Exponential World

12 New Rules: Accelerated Learning for an Exponential World | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
How can leaders respond to the rise of the automation economy? Here's 12 new rules about accelerated learning and how state and local education policymakers can help.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, December 8, 2017 3:54 AM

"Our study of artificial intelligence and the new automation economy yielded eight postulates:

 

Fast. Moore's law (exponential computing power) has resulted in nearly free computing, storage and devices. It powers big data (internet of things), artificial intelligence----code that learns--and a growing number of enabling technologies like robotics.

 

Ubiquitous. Artificial intelligence-is the most important invention in history and has rapidly become ubiquitous in apps, platforms, and the power tools of automation.

 

Dislocation. Smart machines will eat the middle of the job market--in some places as soon as 10 years--and create even bigger income gaps. Hundreds of millions of jobs based on repetitive rules application will be phased out.

 

High change. Urbanization, automation, and globalization-- and the resulting clash of natural and man made systems--will result in unprecedented waves of novelty and complexity; we're all experiencing high change (including dislocation and disaster)...and it speeds up from here.

 

Tough issues. Exponential tech is swamping civic capacity to deal with new complicated ethical, educational, and economic issues. The civic focus will shift from production mechanisms to sharing mechanisms.

 

New contributions. There's never time to make a difference. AI will help cure disease, create clean energy, improve services, reduce drudgery, and make transportation cheap and safe.

 

New opportunity. There will be tens of millions of new high-wage jobs created in smart cities that skill up around the 4th Industrial Revolution. There's never been a better time to build an app, launch a campaign, start an organization.

 

New skills. Machine intelligence makes predictions cheap but human judgement valuable. Empathy and social interaction, creativity and design thinking, and an innovation mindset will be increasingly in demand.

 

It's likely to be a good news, bad news story--lots of change and dislocation but lots of opportunity--and that will play out a bit differently in every region depending on what leaders do next."

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Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
How top-down attention, feedback loops, and daydreaming play into the science of success.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 3, 2017 7:13 AM
Quality, as well as quantity of those hours matter. But, also important is scheduling downtime daily : As Jim Loeher and Tony Schwarz say, the best way to live life is as a series of sprints, not a non-stop marathon .
Victor Ventura's curator insight, December 5, 2017 8:30 AM
I personally believe in the value of quality focused practice. I have learned best when the desired process or skill was modeled by the coach, followed by my attempts, specific feedback, more practice, and then authentic use.
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Principals! How Much Do You Know About New Science Standards?

Principals! How Much Do You Know About New Science Standards? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Quiz Yourself! How much do you know about how states are using the Next Generation Science Standards, how schools are engaging students in more inquiry-based science instruction, and how STEM teacher retention compares to other fields?

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Teaching & Developing Critical Thinking

Teaching & Developing Critical Thinking | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Thinking allows connections, leads to development of new ideas.

Thinking in the right frame is valid in learning. Developing the right frame of thinking is essential in teaching.

Spread of false news, image editing and blending, audio editing, and video clipping are some common fallacy we come upon. Belief in such mistaken identities can be dangerous to individuals and societies. To bring upon awareness on such misinterpreted or misrepresented information, thinking skills need to be developed among students

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How Metacognition Boosts Learning

How Metacognition Boosts Learning | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions.

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What is an Innovation Class…and Why Do You Need One?

What is an Innovation Class…and Why Do You Need One? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
I hear it all the time: The world is changing, and schools need to change. Lots of us recognize that we should no longer be relying on the old model, where we just dump information into our students’ brains and they regurgitate it back. The world we live in today requires more of people: problem-solving skills, creativity, collaboration, the ability to innovate, iterate, and design solutions for problems that don’t even exist yet. The way we do school now just doesn’t prepare kids the way it should.

It’s a good message, a true message, but too often, that message leaves us hanging. We nod along, we agree that things need to be different, but then we go back to doing more or less what we’ve always done, because we aren’t exactly sure HOW to change school.

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 25, 2017 4:01 PM
Great inquiry pedagogy and how to do it!!! There are links to other HASS strategies we can be using in everyday classes.
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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 18, 2017 12:18 PM
The article is based on research about what happens chemically in one's brain when children become curious.
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Boys Read Better When There Are More Girls in Class

Boys Read Better When There Are More Girls in Class | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Having more girl classmates may help boys and girls alike boost their reading skills, according to a new study in the Journal of School Effectiveness and School Improvement.

Using data from the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment, a benchmarking test of 15-year-olds in 33 countries, the researchers looked at how school resources and social characteristics affected boys' and girls' reading performance. In each school, the researchers analyzed the concentration of poverty, the percentage of teachers with a college degree, and the proportion of girls to boys. 

On average across countries, students had higher reading scores in low-poverty schools and schools where a majority of teachers had a college degree. But researchers also found girls scored nearly 30 points higher than boys on a 600-point scale, and all students scored better when girls made up at least 60 percent of students in the school:

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Keeping Learning Real, Relevant, and Relatable - Edutopia

Keeping Learning Real, Relevant, and Relatable - Edutopia | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Our students are reading all day long—text messages on their phones, emailed directions about homework, apps from advertisers. They read what interests them and what helps make their world a more real, relevant, and relatable place to live. And we can tap into their interests to embed speaking, listening, reading, and writing in classes to help achieve content objectives.

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, November 7, 2017 3:12 AM
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8 Things Parents Need to Know About Helping Their Kids With Math - The New Family

8 Things Parents Need to Know About Helping Their Kids With Math - The New Family | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

"Math can be a real point of tension between parent and child. Here’s how to encourage math learning in everyday life and how to cope when stress mounts over math homework."


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5 Ways to Encourage Best Self-Assessment Practices Among Learners

5 Ways to Encourage Best Self-Assessment Practices Among Learners | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
The best self-assessment practices are the ones your students will enjoy, not just benefit from. Try these 5 activities and watch the inspiring results.

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Hey guys, do you know what kind of reader are you? - BookLikes

Hey guys, do you know what kind of reader are you?  - BookLikes | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Book lovers have different personalities just like ordinary people.

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Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

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A blog about digital leadership, pedagogy, learning, and transformative change in education.
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 12, 2017 9:14 AM
Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning
Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, December 22, 2017 8:10 AM

Is it blended learning or technology?  TY Eric Sheninger @e_sheninger for your insight. 

Laura M Green's curator insight, December 28, 2017 5:17 PM
"It's important that we keep up with our evolving technology in education. Learning to create a rigorous learning environment for our students. #PBLWorld"
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Looking beyond the sandstone: universities reinvent campuses to bring together town and gown

Looking beyond the sandstone: universities reinvent campuses to bring together town and gown | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
European ideas of the campus as a place apart shaped Australia's "sandstone" universities. Now universities are adopting urban regeneration strategies, bringing the city to the campus and vice versa.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 7, 2017 4:18 PM
Arizona State has developed an approach that calls for it and how they teach to reflect the local community. For example, they have worked at having a proportionate reflection of students of colour, students living in poverty, and other demographic considerations in their enrolment numbers.

This idea is a gradual (slow) move towards reflecting the roles of post-secondary schools in a society.
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The Batman Effect Makes Kids Work Harder When They're ...

The Batman Effect Makes Kids Work Harder When They're ... | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it

Everybody has a mindless task they can't stand doing. Sorting paperwork. Washing dishes. Catching the Joker. It turns out little kids tend to stick to their boring tasks better if they are pretending they are Batman.

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To Be 'Proficient' in This State, You Have to Be More Than College-Ready

To Be 'Proficient' in This State, You Have to Be More Than College-Ready | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Illinois has decided that in order to be considered “proficient” on its statewide high school test, students will have to earn a higher score on the SAT than the one that’s correlated with college readiness.
The decision has touched a nerve in national testing debates about how states should meaningfully measure high school achievement and report it clearly to parents.

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5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students

5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Barbara Oakley, co-creator of the most enrolled class on Coursera called "Learning How to Learn," shares five techniques to help students become better learners

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Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting.

Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
A growing body of evidence shows that college students generally learn less when they use computers or tablets during lectures. That is probably true in workplace meetings, too.

 


In a series of experiments at Princeton University and the University of California, Los Angeles, students were randomly assigned either laptops or pen and paper for note-taking at a lecture. Those who had used laptops had substantially worse understanding of the lecture, as measured by a standardized test, than those who did not.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 27, 2017 10:49 AM
Why not!! Read and get their take,
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 Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

 Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, November 24, 2017 5:17 PM

Teen anxiety seems to be a growing cultural problem?  What can we do that is preventative?  -Lon

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The Argument for Computational Thinking

The Argument for Computational Thinking | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Halloween is packed away, Christmas looms on the horizon, report cards are consuming way too much time…all of which means it is almost one of my favourite weeks of the year: Hour of Code week!

This year Hour of Code officially runs from December 4th to 10th. Last year our teachers and administrators worked really hard to ensure that students in all grades and across all of our schools got a chance to try one or two coding activities during Hour of Code week. I hope we do even better this year and for the next several weeks my blog posts will be dedicated to helping teachers prepare for Hour of Code in their classroom.

However, in any discussion about coding, I think it is important to start off by discussing Computational Thinking. Computational Thinking is the basis for all coding. More importantly, it provides a great base for problem solving in any arena of life, from getting dressed for the snow to building a gingerbread house to completing a school project.

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These Bloom's Analysis Tools are Perfect for Higher-Order Thinking

These Bloom's Analysis Tools are Perfect for Higher-Order Thinking | Linking Literacy & Learning: Research, Reflection, and Practice | Scoop.it
Here are 2 useful Bloom's analysis tools from educator Andrew Churches that will help you improve the taxonomic focus in your exams and activities.

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, November 9, 2017 12:08 AM
Many examinations and activities place emphasis on skills like remembering and understanding. Unfortunately, this leaves little room for incorporating the Bloom’s taxonomic levels of higher order thinking like analysis, evaluation, and creativity. We know from research that teaching our students higher-order thinking skills is one of the most beneficial steps we can take. After all, these are the skills they truly need to succeed beyond school, after all. But do our examinations and activities reflect this need? To help you find out, educator Andrew Churches has devised two very useful Bloom’s analysis tools that are available on his website Edorigami. These two tools specifically analyze the Bloom’s taxonomic levels of activities and assessments. Moreover, they investigate the balance between higher-order thinking skills (HOTS) and lower-order thinking skills (LOTS). In doing so, they help you improve the taxonomic focus of your exams and activities or units. Download each tool by clicking on the image or the link below it.
 
Presenters's curator insight, November 10, 2017 10:17 AM
Muchas veces, el aprendizaje se basa en recordar y comprender. Sin embargo, Bloom añade algunos elementos, como, el análisis, la evaluación y la creación para realmente dominar el concepto.