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Mixing Reading with Coding in Early Childhood | Knowledge Quest via @KathyCassidy

Mixing Reading with Coding in Early Childhood | Knowledge Quest via @KathyCassidy | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As a librarian, my goal is to expose students to all forms of literacy. Coding, to me, is just another form.  Teaching coding allows me to integrate multiple disciplines together. Coding is a process just like the research process. That is why it fits so nicely in the library. Additionally, coding teaches problem solving, cooperation, and how to overcome failure.

With all that being said, I do not believe in just coding for coding sake. I feel it should fit within a bigger picture. Combining coding skills with other literacy skills is always my ultimate goal.

Below are a few examples of how I teach coding with early childhood students. Most of these ideas did not start with me. They are a collection of resources from amazing educators that I have learned from.
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A Florida school district is banning homework — and replacing it with this

A Florida school district is banning homework — and replacing it with this | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Elementary school students in one Florida school district are going to find a welcome new - but controversial - policy when they return to school for the 2017-18 school year next month: no traditional homework.

They are being asked to do one thing to help them academically: Read for 20 minutes a night."

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On Computer Programs and Our Most Vulnerable Readers

On Computer Programs and Our Most Vulnerable Readers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Reading is about a journey.  A love.  A dream kept alive that by reading a book we would be something more than we were when we started.

No computer program can ever provide that.
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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.

So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed."

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Bmw's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:09 PM

thanks John. plenty of ideas for reading.

Maria Persson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:13 PM

Always great to have more than one choice since there isn't one perfect app!

Jodi Griffin's curator insight, June 29, 2017 3:58 PM

Ed. apps for reading comp

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Top 12 Comprehension Apps | Reading Rockets

Top 12 Comprehension Apps | Reading Rockets | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The ultimate goal of reading is good comprehension. We've gathered information about apps that provide practice with specific comprehension skills, including sequencing, differentiating between fact and opinion, developing word awareness (through antonyms, synonyms, and homophones), as well as several mind mapping apps."

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宮西 咲's curator insight, February 6, 2014 6:42 AM

もちっとアプリを開拓せねばなあ

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4 novel ways to get kids reading and learning - USA Today

4 novel ways to get kids reading and learning - USA Today | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As young kids enter the classroom for another school year – or perhaps their first – parents can take comfort in knowing there are smart apps that give their children a boost.

Whether it’s educational games, homework helpers, learning to code, or encouraging kids to read, there’s no shortage of affordable downloads and cloud services playable on devices like tablets, smartphones, laptops and desktops.

If you’re looking for some “best-in-class” suggestions, the following is a look at four such platforms, catering to various ages and subjects.
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How to: turn your iPhone or iPad into the ultimate book reading tool

How to: turn your iPhone or iPad into the ultimate book reading tool | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As it stands, straight out of the box, Apple's iPad is a decent reading tool — but it could be far better. Join AppleInsider for an examination of some apps and services we've been using for a while to really make the device a universal, digital book reader.
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The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Distracted Generation Infographic: Tools and Tips to Get Children Refocused!

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Kent Lundgren's curator insight, August 20, 2014 7:26 AM

Något nytt i denna artikel om det "nya" digitala samhället? #digiskol

Vanessa Camilleri's curator insight, August 21, 2014 2:22 PM

People always seem to be complaining about this... our children are distracted... who wants to read when they can play games, but in effect children tend to copy their parents. By instilling a passion for reading from a young age we can try to balance out the claim that the young children do not like books or reading. One story a day... just like the apple, helps develop the creativity in children. It doesn't hurt by having the children making up their own stories and writing them together with their parents! 

Coolwired's curator insight, September 10, 2014 9:25 AM

Thanks to Susan Bainbridge for this timely and informative infographic!

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15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension

15 Of The Best Educational Apps For Improved Reading Comprehension | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.

So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed."

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Bmw's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:09 PM

thanks John. plenty of ideas for reading.

Maria Persson's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:13 PM

Always great to have more than one choice since there isn't one perfect app!

Jodi Griffin's curator insight, June 29, 2017 3:58 PM

Ed. apps for reading comp