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Encoding Literacy in Computer Science

Encoding Literacy in Computer Science | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
An instructional coach shares how she and a fellow teacher embedded literacy lessons in his computer science class.
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Interesting lesson example of repeatedly emphasizing assignment instruction key words to help students complete their programming assignment

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What Motivates Students’ Interest in Reading and Writing

What Motivates Students’ Interest in Reading and Writing | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Educator Larry Ferlazzo details how to make reading and writing relevant to students lives in order to motivate them.
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Tips based on research, for getting teens interested in reading and writing..just like adults, teens like choices of what to read, and want to know how the material relates to their goals.

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Cynthia Cardenas's curator insight, September 8, 2015 4:45 PM

This article about reading and writing explains that student like to be aware about their progress and an improvement rubric helps students to set goals to do better for the future. To help students feel motivated it is said that students like feedback about the essays they wrote. Discussing the readings is very important because students become more engaged and interested. I believe that being engaged with my classroom with the readings helps me understand what is being said on the text because everyone has a different way of interpreting what they read. Having an improvement sheet in the past helped me see what I did wrong so that I can improve by studying more. Having motivation within yourself helps you try harder when reading and writing. When students ask teachers questions about why they are learning the material given to them then  teachers know that they are not doing a good job of implementing intrinsic motivation. This is a reliable source because the author was an award winning teacher that specializes on  education.

Madison Totushek's curator insight, September 15, 2015 4:52 PM

Having the ability to read and write is incredibly important in today's world. It allows us to communicate our opinions effectively. If we are never taught or had any motivation to learn how to read and write, then we are truly not set up to succeed in any job, really. Larry Ferlazzo has done extensive research on the topic of "what motivates students to learn about literacy" describes how to help students be more interested in reading and writing. He states that autonomy and competence are the two foundations in finding a desire to write. However, the most important factor is relatedness- a way to connect and receive feedback from their peers and mentors. 

farah jadhavji's curator insight, October 28, 2015 9:20 PM

This article is literally saying everything I felt through my high school english class. Why did people think that talking about a book we read in a 40-person class would get us anywhere? Most people who talk are outgoing and loud and a majority of the class doesn't speak or hasn't even read the book. I think getting people into groups to talk about books is a great idea because we are a small group collectively trying to reach the same goal. Also, letting kids decide books that they relate to or find interesting will increase the rate of students reading on their own. 

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Starting Jan 26: Free (MOOC) Courses for Teachers and Educators

Starting Jan 26: Free (MOOC) Courses for Teachers and Educators | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

There are lots of MOOC's (Massive Online Open Classes) available that are often free and easy to register for. They usually last 4-6 weeks, and you can contribute as little or as much as you want. 

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What are some of the Coursera and Canvas.net classes you can register for now?


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, January 28, 2015 4:11 AM

Thought this would benefit many of those who would like to enhance their skills through MOOCs. 

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Subtext: For Sharpening and Expanding Language Arts Skills

Subtext: For Sharpening and Expanding Language Arts Skills | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
After testing the app for three weeks and weighing online feedback from other educators, I can recommend Subtext as the best collaborative digital reading app for iPads.
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You can download Subtext and use it to annotate a Google Book on your iPad, add links, and even add a quiz and prompt for comments. Then you can share your updated book with your students. Your students can then add their comments and highlight text, and after saving their additions, their photo will be displayed. Students can click on each other's photos in the book, to read each other's comments.

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Two Handy Web Tools to Develop Students Reading Comprehension Skills

Two Handy Web Tools to Develop Students Reading Comprehension Skills | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

October, 2014
A few weeks ago I posted here in Edtech and Mobile Learning a list of useful web tools to enhance students reading comprehension. Today, I am adding two other tools to the list. 

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Check out ReadWorks and Reading Bear.

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Actively Learn - Create, Distribute, Assess Reading Activities

Actively Learn - Create, Distribute, Assess Reading Activities | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Actively Learn was one of my favorite discoveries at the ISTE conference this week. Actively Learn provides teachers with a platform through which they can create, distribute, and assess reading activities.
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Sounds like a good tool..to work with reading activities.

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This finger-mounted camera turns any book into an audiobook

This finger-mounted camera turns any book into an audiobook | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
    Camera technology goes far beyond taking beautiful images. One such example is FingerReader, a finger-mounted device developed by researchers at MIT’s Media Lab that enables the blind to read without the need for Braille.…

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This tool is fantastic! It's beta now, but what a difference this tool and software will make.

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Is This the Future of Adult Learning?

Is This the Future of Adult Learning? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
How does the MIT Media Lab develop its adult learning tools?
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Interesting apps are being developed to meet the needs of immigrant users and others needing to improve their literacy skills. The first app is for families, to encourage reading together, the second app is for commuters, focusing on bite-sized learning, and the third app is a tool to connect senior tutors with those needing literacy mentors.