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Is the Internet changing how we read and think? What are the implications for those with dyslexia? For educators? (Find me on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/cdcowen. See my other SCOOP-IT pages http://www.scoop.it/t/dyslexia-diablogue-ida-examiner AND http://www.scoop.it/t/dyslexia-literacy )
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12 Experts Share Top Curation Tips

12 Experts Share Top Curation Tips | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Six steps to easy content curation.

 

Curation is sometimes confusing. Everyone has a different definition and it's used in many different ways as part of content and marketing strategies.

 

I asked 10 of my favorite curation experts for their best tips, tools, their favorite curator and suggestions on innovative uses of curation. Each is a curator on Scoop.it, my favorite curation tool and channel. New and experienced curators are going to learn from their advice.


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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 8:12 PM

I haven't read this yet but "panels" are always a good way to get a synopsis of any subject......in this case: curation.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:51 PM

It seems so simple here!

Ali Angulo's curator insight, August 26, 6:16 PM

Tips para na curaduría exitosa

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12 Experts Share Top Curation Tips

12 Experts Share Top Curation Tips | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Six steps to easy content curation.

 

Curation is sometimes confusing. Everyone has a different definition and it's used in many different ways as part of content and marketing strategies.

 

I asked 10 of my favorite curation experts for their best tips, tools, their favorite curator and suggestions on innovative uses of curation. Each is a curator on Scoop.it, my favorite curation tool and channel. New and experienced curators are going to learn from their advice.


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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 8:12 PM

I haven't read this yet but "panels" are always a good way to get a synopsis of any subject......in this case: curation.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:51 PM

It seems so simple here!

Ali Angulo's curator insight, August 26, 6:16 PM

Tips para na curaduría exitosa

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How to Understand the Deep Structures of Language

How to Understand the Deep Structures of Language | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

In an alternative to Chomsky’s "Universal Grammar," scientists explore language’s fundamental design constraints

 

There are two striking features of language that any scientific theory of this quintessentially human behavior must account for. The first is that we do not all speak the same language. This would be a shocking observation were not so commonplace. Communication systems and other animals tend to be universal, with any animal of the species able to communicate with any other.

Likewise, many other fundamental human attributes show much less variation. Barring genetic or environmental mishap, we all have two eyes, one mouth, and four limbs. Around the world, we cry when we are sad, smile when we are happy, and laugh when something is funny, but the languages we use to describe this are different.


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Sharrock's curator insight, September 23, 2013 12:02 PM

I am fascinated by domain-specific universals, commonalities, and constants. This is what can be taught to others or learned through experience, research, and reflection, but they can be overlooked by experts of other fields make the mistake of generalizing knowledge in one domain to another domain or profession. Not that there are no interdisciplinary cross-overs, but the "outsider" should respect and recognize that lack of domain-specific knowledge as a limitation of understanding. We must also understanding that we professionals/practitioners should do what we can to be able to articulate the domain-specific universals, commonalities, constants, principles, practices, etc. 

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How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC] | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Much has been written about how to write the perfect tweet, from what link shortener to use to how many characters to leave room for retweets.
Now the folks at Neomobile have tried their hand at creating a guide to composing the perfect tweet.

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Pyramid Point Acct.'s curator insight, March 9, 2015 8:44 AM

how to write a best tweet....

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 13, 2015 7:58 AM

Great Brian Yanish share (as always).

Tamasa Nelson's curator insight, March 16, 2015 10:49 PM

Info graphics are a great way to assemble and distribute information, especially data in one document. Teachers can request their students to compile data and create a visual to share quantifiable information.

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The Most Important Thing About Infographics | Social Media Today

The Most Important Thing About Infographics | Social Media Today | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
The volume of infographics goes up more than 1% each day. I must confess: I never saw the attraction. It’s not like I didn’t realize infographics had become raging hot. I just didn’t get what the big deal was.

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Higher ed leaders urge slow down of MOOC train | Ry Rivard - Inside Higher Ed

Higher ed leaders urge slow down of MOOC train | Ry Rivard - Inside Higher Ed | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

As scores of colleges rush to offer free online classes, the mania over massive open online courses may be slowing down. Even top proponents of MOOCs are acknowledging critical questions remain unanswered, and are urging further study.


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Peter B. Sloep's comment, July 9, 2013 9:46 AM
hmm, that's an interesting take. I agree that some (often particular politicians) out there are only too happy to have a go at universities as wasteful, unproductive, etc. I also know that seriously thinking about ICT in education (see my blog below), or perhaps I should say alternative ways of teaching some of which involve the online, is something not all lecturers are willing to explore. What I don't like about hyped discussions is that room for serious arguments, which include pause for thought and the collection of empirical data - rapidly gets depleted. So I am not a MOOC critic per se, but I am very critical of many of the discussions around them.
Frederik Truyen's comment, July 9, 2013 10:40 AM
I agree fully with that! I particular there is some promise in Learning Analytics to see if we can actually measure effectiveness of learning. MOOC criticism and serious study is certainly justified, often I have the impression the fire is somewhat misdirected. Anyway it offers a great opportunity to rethink, and as you say, study more deeply.
timokos's curator insight, July 9, 2013 11:55 AM

Great quote by Carol Geary Schneider, the head of the Association of American Colleges and Universities: 


"MOOCs can amplify the “least productive pedagogy” in American higher education, which she calls lectures followed by multiple-choice tests. But she does see potential for MOOCs to help flip classrooms so professors can spend less time lecturing in class and more time engaging students.

 

It would be a tragedy if you substituted MOOCs in their current form for regular courses,” she said in an interview. “But it would be a creative breakthrough if you take advantage of MOOCs and other forms of online coverage to make more space and more time for students to apply concepts and methods appropriate to their field to real problems.”

 

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At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement

At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Rudolf Kabutz's curator insight, July 8, 2013 5:05 AM

Leaders need to learn continually, as well as help others continue learning.

Allan Carrington's comment, July 8, 2013 8:01 PM
Carolyn said: "Pretty cool graphic" Thanks for the encouragement. Idea: Would it work and be useful for a Padagogy Wheel to be customised for the needs of those with Dyslexia. Could we change action verbs, activities and App selections for each Cognitive Domain Category as well as specialised PD for teachers on how to design interactions with those apps to achieve Redefinition in the SAMR model. Also PD about how to motivate these learners. Hmmmm could that be a great learning design model to help these learners? .... what do you think?
Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:19 PM

Advice on how to create great scenarios that will engage students.

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The Digital Learning Revolution: What Lies Ahead?

A key note presentation at the Digital Learning and the Future Student, 26th June, Auckland.

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Abi James's curator insight, June 28, 2013 5:23 AM

Great overview of the changing face of education

PeterT's curator insight, August 22, 2013 12:07 PM

Thought provoking, HE focussed, analysis of how things might evolve/transform ...

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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools.  Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today.

 


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:42 PM

I like some of these ideas. I'm thinking we could have students make podcast booktalks and have QR codes linking to them in the books or on a display or around the school. Hmm...kids can't use their phones at school, yet. Well, I can always put links to them in our catalog and on the website.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:04 AM

Use podcasting to meet Common Core standards of speaking & writing.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:05 PM

Let us know if we can try one of these projects with your class.

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The Best Curation Tools for Education and Learning

The Best Curation Tools for Education and Learning | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Curation tools and web services designed to create learning paths, curriculums, thematic collections and PKM portfolios

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Blanca Stella Mejia's comment, June 11, 2013 8:32 AM
Good one!
Blanca Stella Mejia's comment, June 11, 2013 8:32 AM
Good one!
Nick Mortel's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:34 AM

add your insight...

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How Social and Mobile Media is Changing Nonprofit Print Design

How Social and Mobile Media is Changing Nonprofit Print Design | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Over the last two months I have opened more than 200 pieces of nonprofit print materials and 95% of them are in the same format and structure of those that I was writing and publishing  in the late...
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Learning to learn: the heart of reading

Learning to learn: the heart of reading | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
I was always a bookworm. In fifth grade, I was one of the only students in my class to finish every last book on the Battle of the Books competition list.
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Yes, we must not neglect deep reading -- the skills needed, its cognitive rewards, and its joys!

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Podcast 2: Louisa Moats on reconciling common core w/ #reading research

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Thank you Wisconsin Reading Coalition for making this available!

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5 Typography Tips for Every Presenter

5 Typography Tips for Every Presenter | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Today, everyone is a typographer. If you have access to a keyboard and a basic software program, you have control over typography. For instance, if you construct email, write for a blog or build presentations, you have a type of control (pun intended) over your words and letters that your great grandfathers would envy...


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flea palmer's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:49 AM

Great advice about using fonts in your presentation. The comments are worth a look too.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:58 PM

Basia typografische tips

 

Christine Bushong's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:08 PM

Advice for presentation fonts.

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5 iPad Hashtags Teachers should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 iPad Hashtags Teachers should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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I just received a request from one of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning asking about Twitter hashtags related to educational iPad apps. I have been doing some research into this and haven't really found more than ones cited below. Using the hashtags below will enable you to stay updated about the  latest releases in the world of educational apps. If you have other suggestions or you know about other relevant hashtags , please share them with us in the comment form below and I'll add them to the list."


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Pam Christie Evans's curator insight, September 3, 2013 10:59 AM

Great Twitter Hashtags related to iPads Apps

Vera Weber's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:34 PM

Another great option for exploring information on Twitter

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Spreadable vs Viral: What it actually means for content | Scoop.it Blog

Spreadable vs Viral: What it actually means for content | Scoop.it Blog | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Dave Cottrell's curator insight, March 13, 2013 4:16 PM

Is there a difference?  You decide...

Matthias Aurelian's curator insight, March 14, 2013 5:02 PM

Spreadable (Participatory) vs. viral (spontaneously automated) media:

This is an Interesting view that has some resemblance with the relationship between allographic and autographic paratexts impact on cultural media distribution.

Ken Morrison's curator insight, September 19, 2013 6:40 AM

I like this short article on a big idea.  We can't control 'viral', yes we can influence 'spreadable'.

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Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Embracing the use of Web 2.0 tools in lesson planning may still be new to many educators. However, it's important to consider how these tools can serve as a powerful companion as we seek to improve and enhance our ...
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TY! @cdcowen for: Visual System Differences in Dyslexia Do Not Cause Reading Problems

TY! @cdcowen for: Visual System Differences in Dyslexia Do Not Cause Reading Problems | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

"One by one, science is resolving mysteries, settling disputes, and challenging assumptions surrounding dyslexia, while delving ever deeper into its complexities. The last two decades have produced a remarkable body of work, including the breakthrough findings from Georgetown University mentioned in this article. Examiner readers and those who follow dyslexia-related issues via social media have unprecedented, almost real-time access to this exciting research as it unfolds.

The challenge, of course, is to translate this body of work into effective practices and policies that actually make a difference in the lives of people with dyslexia. In this regard, the work of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is more important than ever. IDA is dedicated to both the study and treatment of dyslexia and related difficulties learning to read and write...." 


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Lou Salza's curator insight, July 22, 2013 3:25 PM

Carolyn writes for the IDA Examiner. I highly recommend you read her blogs and follow her. She gets this exactly right: the challenge to us all is to determine how we get research like this into the classrooms, clinics and education classes and into  pre- and in- service teacher preparation curriculum. --Lou

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By Carolyn D. Cowen

" The jury is in on yet another long-standing debate about dyslexia. The verdict is important and nuanced.

The phonological basis for dyslexia’s hallmark difficulties in learning to read has been established for decades as the predominant explanation of dyslexia. Nevertheless, another explanation—a weakness in processing visual stimuli—has persisted and remains a subject of debate. Now, a new study provides strong evidence about the role of the brain’s visual system in dyslexia.

This study, published on line June 6 in the journal, Neuron, found that while a specific difference can be seen in the brain’s visual system in subjects with dyslexia, this difference is not the culprit behind the reading difficulties. More likely, this difference is the consequence of less reading experience. And, to paraphrase Shakespeare, saying that children with dyslexia have less reading experience than their peers is like saying that night follows day. 

This breakthrough study found that, yes, people with dyslexia do have subtle visual system differences—as many of those with dyslexia and their teachers have long reported—but, no, these visual differences do not cause the condition and its associated reading difficulties. In fact, the findings suggest, it may be the other way around; reading difficulties discourage reading, which in turn, probably means that children with dyslexia do not experience the same “reading-induced change in the visual system” that is seen in typical readers.

You may be wondering what this means for intervention. Hold that thought while we dig deeper into the research.

Controlling for Reading Experience: Visual System Differences Not Seen

Researchers used functional brain imaging to show less activity in the “magnocellular” visual system in children with dyslexia compared to non-dyslexic children matched on age. However, this difference no longer was seen when children with dyslexia were compared to younger, non-dyslexics matched on reading ability, suggesting that the observed difference might be tied to reading level. Georgetown University, where the study was conducted, provided a press releasethat sheds additional light on the findings:

“Our results do not discount the presence of this specific type of visual deficit,” says senior authorGuinevere Eden, Ph.D., director for theCenter for the Study of Learning atGeorgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and past-president ofThe International Dyslexia Association. “In fact, our results confirm that differences do exist in the visual system of children with dyslexia, but these differences are the end-product of less reading, when compared with typical readers, and are not the cause of their struggles with reading.”

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The 10 Commandments of Presentations

The 10 Commandments of Presentations | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, July 27, 2013 6:14 PM
Glad you like it Jesus!
Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

Great post and imagination. #BRIGITTESOUCI

Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:45 PM

#BRIGITTESOUCI

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Catching on at last

Catching on at last | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
IN A small school on the South Side of Chicago, 40 children between the ages of five and six sit quietly learning in a classroom. In front of each of them is a...
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International Dyslexia Association update on NCTQ Report grading teacher prep institutions

International Dyslexia Association update on NCTQ Report grading teacher prep institutions | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
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SEO Ranking Factors Visualized: The Top 200 Criteria Used by Google To Rank Web Sites

SEO Ranking Factors Visualized: The Top 200 Criteria Used by Google To Rank Web Sites | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
SEO itself has always been somewhat of a barrier to entry for online success. In other words, for a new person it's so complex that it takes a long time to

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Ahmed Lizzaik's curator insight, July 12, 2013 6:23 AM

Excellent

Lynn O'Connell for O'Connell Meier's curator insight, September 14, 2013 12:41 AM

From May 2013, so some things may have changed...


Maggie DeGennaro's comment, September 15, 2013 12:37 PM
Great information...
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Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection

Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense of the curation conundrum

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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:39 AM

Curate using this visual map

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 2014 9:18 AM

This will be helpful to share to those wondering about content curation.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:53 PM

Valuable collection of the art of curation from Robin Good.

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Why Reading Programs In Massachusetts Are Failing

Why Reading Programs In Massachusetts Are Failing | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Improving reading outcomes demands we do the hard and intensive work of not just raising awareness, but changing behaviors.
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Podcast 3: Louisa Moats speaks on reconciling common core w/ #reading research

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Thanks to Wisconsin Reading Coalition for making this available!

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