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Students as Explorers: Using Google Earth with Literature

Students as Explorers: Using Google Earth with Literature | Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
How to use Google Earth to make literature relevant for students.
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3 March 2016

Happy to announce the publication of my blog post for  Education Week at the invitation Heather Singmaster of the Asia Society.

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3 March 2016

Happy to announce the publication of my blog post for  Education Week at the invitation Heather Singmaster of the Asia Society.

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Tannis Niziol's curator insight, March 14, 2016 4:22 PM
3 March 2016
 
Happy to announce the publication of my blog post for  Education Week at the invitation Heather Singmaster of the Asia Society.
 
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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, March 26, 2016 7:14 AM
3 March 2016

Happy to announce the publication of my blog post for  Education Week at the invitation Heather Singmaster of the Asia Society.

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Night by Elie Wiesel UPDATED!

Night by Elie Wiesel UPDATED! | Reading About Reading | Scoop.it

NIGHT by Elie Wiesel just added to list of refreshed Lit Trips in preparation for the launch of our updated website.

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23 October 2014

 

Night by Elie Wiesel added to list of refreshed Lit Trips in preparation for the launch of our updated website.

 

Google Lit Trips fans using any of the following Lit Trip titles can upgrade now. All previous versions will become obsolete once the new Google Lit Trips website is launched sometime in the next few months.

 

Night v6 by Elie Wiesel

The Slave Dancer v5 by Paula Fox

The Kite Runner v6 by Khaled Hosseini

The Grapes of Wrath v7 by John Steinbeck

Flotsam v3 by David Wiesner

Sam Patch Daredevil Jumper v4 by Julie Cummins

Going Home v3 by Margaret Wild

A Walk in London v4 by Salvatore Rubbino

A Family Apart v5 by Joan Lowery Nixon

Abuela v3 by Arthur Dorros

Big Anthony: His Story v4 by Tomie DePaola

Make Way for Ducklings v4 by Robert McCloskey

Number the Stars v4 by Lois Lowry

By the Great Hornspoon v4 by Sid Fleishman

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Offbeat Holiday Books

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I always look forward to the holiday book reviews, because, although I buy my fair share of toys, I'm a book-lover at heart. Every year I hope that they will provide me with perfect additions to kids' bookshelves.
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Not All Teens Are Whiny (or even snarky)

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I’m freshly back from the World Fantasy Convention in San Diego, where, as expected, I had a lot of conversations about writing. And even some conversations about writing YA (aka teen fiction). A...
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When an E-Reader Is Loaded With Books, Does It Gain Weight?

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An e-book weighs something in principle, but the amount is effectively unmeasurable, a computer science professor says.
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One World. Many Stories.

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The Google Earth team recently announced its oneworldmanystories.com site featuring many Google Earth-based projects of interest. Proud to have had Google Lit Trips included!

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iPads Make Better Readers, Writers -- THE Journal

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In a research paper titled “Unlocking Literacy with iPad,” Ohio English teacher James Harmon found that state-compiled statistics indicate that those students with iPad access in the year leading up to the Ohio Graduation Test had a 6-percent...
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Arianna Bejarano's curator insight, February 27, 2014 12:37 PM

When I was reading this article about iPads make better readers and writer I didn't really believe at first but when i kept reading it seem like its true. According to a English teacher in Euclide OH jumped right board about using iPads and his students have better test scores. So in this age students are using iPads for reading and writing. 

Marisol Espinoza's curator insight, March 12, 2016 10:13 PM
I wanted to look up an article that could help me become a better reader and become more efficient when I'm reading especially when it came to textbooks. First strike of this article was it started off with "Once a upon a time...", really? Am I reading a children's story or am I wanting to read a very thought-out, educational article? The article seemed somewhat okay with what the author was saying and how the Professor did a survey on how students test better when they are I-pad users which is debatable, but the second strike that honestly made me stop wanting to read this article was that in some Kindergarten classrooms they put about 5 I-pads for children to share and they use them as reinforcement tools for what the children just learned in class, because as a kindergarten teacher it's hard to control a classroom so they distract them with electronics. All I got to say is my children are screwed. Yes using I-pads or computers are very useful, but for a 5 year old? There is just no way that result will turn into a good idea.  
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2011 National Book Awards Teen Press Conference, The National Book Foundation

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"At the annual National Book Awards Teen Press Conference, middle and high school students in New York City play the role of reporters as they direct questions to the five Finalists for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature."

 

Love it!!! Forty minute video. Makes one proud to be a believer in reading.

 

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Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading

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T0 those following my Reading About Reading Scoops...

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Please follow "Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading" which will include all sites originally published here.

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Alfred Lord Tennyson - 'Theirs but to do and die'

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Today in Literature presents Alfred Lord Tennyson - 'Theirs but to do and die', and other stories about the great books, writers, characters, and events in literary history.
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Google Earth reveals ancient stories

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Aerial photos, satellite images from Syria to Yemen show thousands of collapsed structures.
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How nursery rhymes can help children learn - Education News - News - WalesOnline

How nursery rhymes can help children learn - Education News - News - WalesOnline | Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
Are you like the one in four UK adults who are unable to remember a whole nursery rhyme? Have you ever wondered about the significance of nursery rhymes to a child in the 21st century?
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