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Data Visualized: More on Teaching With Infographics. How To Curate Learning Paths and Engage Students: Curatr. I’m seeing more Scoopit links in my Twitter stream and I’m not crazy about it. Sure it’s quick and easy to share with Scoopit. But it not quick and easy to consume. For me it's all about the econ... Marty Note (here is comment I wrote on Dr. V's blog) Appreciate Bryan’s and Joseph’s comment, but I rarely use Scoop.it as a pass through. Rich snippets are “blog” posts that fall between Twitter and the 500 to 1,000 words I would write in Scenttrail Marketing. I was taught NOT to pass through links on Scoop.it early on by the great curator @Robin Good . Bryan is correct that some curators new to Scoop.it haven’t learned the Robin Good lesson yet. For my part I always identify my Scoop.it links, probably about half the content I Tweet and about a quarter of my G+ shares.

When you follow or consistently share content from a great curator on Scooop.it you begin to understand HOW they shape the subjects they curate. So, sorry you are sad to see Scoop.it links and understand your frustration. StoryKeepers - StoryMaking Software. Educational Crafts. Share My Lesson - Free K-12 Teacher Resources Aligned to Common Core State Standards. Lesson Planning.

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TOK. The-Week-In-Rap. 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship. 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-07-22 YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship. Google (which owns YouTube) built the lessons to educate students about YouTube’s policies, how to flag content, how to be a safer online citizen, and protect their identities.

Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Or you can download the Full Teacher’s Guide or the Full Set of Slides in PDF . The killer feature for this curriculum is the extra features that come with each video. Category: Videos Tags: digital citizenship , guide , How To , presentations , Videos You may also like Second Grader Shows How She Uses Evernote For Fluency 4 Comments.

Reality TV and E-Learning: The Next Frontier? Three Possible Edu-Reality Shows. You don't want to watch, but once you do, you want more and more. You ask yourself why, and all you can come up with is that there is something cathartic about tragedy (not exactly a new finding -- but ranks up there with the eternal verities) -- and, the Aristotelian ideas / precepts still hold: the tragic hero is compelling because of the essentially flawed nature of his/her beingness, and hubris resides at the core.

"There but for the grace of God ... " we intone because we all have a "hubris trigger" in our heart of hearts -- we all would love to be invincible and to somehow transcend / escape angst, pain, fear of death, and death itself. But the tragic hero tends to die -- and to die prematurely -- precisely because he / she tried to cheat death, and to grab onto all the spoils of life -- wealth, glory, fame, progeny -- and the act of grasping is what triggered the downward spiral. In very cogent terms, we can say that we participate in our own destruction and salvation.

Ratatat! Re: Cohen Cash. Lectures: Brenzel. The Essential Value of a Classic Education. JEFFREY BRENZEL, Philosopher, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Yale University Lesson Overview Some people regard the classics as mere historical artifacts or fodder for cocktail party conversation. To succeed in today's world, the thinking goes, it's not necessary to closely read Plato's Republic or Dante's Inferno when one can easily find a summary in Cliff Notes or on Wikipedia. Professor Brenzel argues that not only can reading the great classics enrich your education, it can actually make your life better.

Pointing out that we can't possibly read all of the books in the world, Brenzel makes a case for reading the right books the right way in order to get the most intellectual bang for your reading buck. From "What's the best kind of life for a human? " Readings Course Pack: Hubert Dreyfuss & Sean Kelly, All Things Shining. Discussion Questions (1. . ) (2. . ) (3.)

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Shakespeare. Literary Devices. Fairy Tales. Think.com, Oracle Education Foundation, Projects | Competition | Library. Online Lang and Lit. AP Visual Literacy Resources - WriteSpace. Teaching Writing. Reasoning, Logic, Using Evidence. Other prompts and AP Lang multiple choice. Cartoons/Graphic Novels. Propaganda. Turn of the Screw. Freakonomics. Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

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Salem Witches. Successful Leader prompt. Monuments. Libraries. Research. Synthesis. The Extended Essay (IB DP) Writing. Lexiphilia. Rhetorical Analysis. Listen and Write - Dictation. Free English Tests and Exercises Online for ESL, TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE, SAT, GMAT. Language Arts Presentations in PowerPoint format, Free Interactives. Holt Literature & Language Arts Home Page. Functional Grammar. Graphic Organizers. Ed Tech Tools. The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit. Language Arts Presentations in PowerPoint format, Free Interactives. The History of the English Language in Ten Animated Minutes. Kerpoof Studio. Fun 4 the Brain - English Games. English Excitement! Panda Mayhem This fun English game has some silly pandas to help teach the parts of speech.

Get enough of the questions correct, and you can make your own silly sentence. Sharlayne Overton, author of A Daily Dose of Writing, came up with the concept for this game. To get exercises to help with writing, check out her fun book! Reading is Magical Games Base Word Baseball Strike 1! Popcorn Words Pop! Syllable Split Help Syllable Sammy decode two syllable words. Magic "e" Adventures Help the Prince Frog get back to his princess by using the Magic "e" wand. My Reading Tools See if you can find the treasure by using the tools that you have learned to read.

The hard copies of the above five games were created by Sheri Sather. Want a hard copy of her games? Fantastic Book Trailers And The Reasons They’re So Good. There tends to exist a general skepticism toward book trailers. While some of it is a reaction to their novelty—and the question of whether they can actually generate higher book sales—another part is rooted in more of an ethical uncertainty. A trailer, in a way, violates a book’s very construction. We are taught from a young age that reading, unlike pretty much everything else, forces you to use your imagination. A trailer inherently removes an element of the imaginative process and potentially cheapens the medium by suggesting a sort of inadequacy.

While there may be truth behind these ideas, we also live in a world where information has to be conveyed in an increasingly succinct and stimulating manner. The purpose of a book trailer, ultimately, is to bring attention and readers to a book and its author. As book trailers are still relatively new, the bulk of them have been made at a glaringly low production quality: cheap graphics, still frames, simple fonts, cheesy music. Free Interactive English Games - Fun Learning Activities. The Pleasures and Perils of Rereading. In his often anthologized essay “On Reading Old Books,” William Hazlitt wrote, “I hate to read new books. There are twenty or thirty volumes that I have read over and over again, and these are the only ones that I have any desire to ever read at all.”

This is a rather extreme position on rereading, but he is not alone. Larry McMurtry made a similar point: “If I once read for adventure, I now read for security. How nice to be able to return to what won’t change. When I sit down at dinner with a given book, I want to know what I’m going to find.” In her recent study On Rereading Patricia Meyers Spacks uses McMurtry as an example of someone who rereads to stubbornly avoid novelty, and unapologetically so.

His refusal, like Hazlitt’s, to read anything new makes rereading a conservative if comfortable experience, vehemently opposed to the possible shock of the new. Spacks herself feels slightly differently. Rereading is also a form of pedagogy. Not well, is the short answer. We Can't Teach Students to Love Reading - The Chronicle Review. By Alan Jacobs While virtually anyone who wants to do so can train his or her brain to the habits of long-form reading, in any given culture, few people will want to. And that's to be expected. Serious "deep attention" reading has always been and will always be a minority pursuit, a fact that has been obscured in the past half-century, especially in the United States, by the dramatic increase in the percentage of the population attending college, and by the idea (only about 150 years old) that modern literature in vernacular languages should be taught at the university level.

At the beginning of the 20th century, perhaps 2 percent of Americans attended a university; now the number is closer to 70 percent (though only about 30 percent get bachelor's degrees). The extreme reader, to coin a phrase, is a rare bird indeed. Those are my tribe, but they are few. Perhaps it isn't anyone's fault. So what did those poor deluged people do? Alan Jacobs is a professor of English at Wheaton College. The Art of Reading: How to Read A Book.

One of the secrets to acquiring knowledge is to read. A lot . But reading alone is not enough. We need to read with the aim of increasing our understanding. Knowledge cannot build over-time unless we’re comprehending what we’re reading. This is the first article in a multi-part series. Mortimer Adler originally published How To Read A Book in 1940.

With so much changing recently with how we read and what we read, a keen observer would ask what we can learn from such an ancient book? One constant is that, to achieve all the purposes of reading, the desideratum must be the ability to read different things at different— appropriate— speeds, not everything at the greatest possible speed. As Pascal observed long ago, “When we read too slowly, we understand nothing.” Another thing that hasn’t really changed much is the failure to continue to learn how to read beyond the instruction we receive in elementary school. Do pupils in school learn to read their mother tongue effectively? Active reading. How to Read Faster: Bill Cosby's Three Proven Strategies. By Maria Popova “Nobody gets something for nothing in the reading game.”

“All attempts at gaining literary polish must begin with judicious reading,” H. P. Lovecraft famously advised aspiring writers. Indeed, reading is an essential skill on par with writing, and though non-reading may be an intellectual choice on par with reading, reading itself — just like writing — is a craft that requires optimal technique for optimal outcome. Bill Cosby may be best-known as the beloved personality behind his eponymous TV show, but he earned his doctorate in education and has been involved in several projects teaching the essential techniques of effective reading, including a PBS series on reading skills. 1. Skimming can give you a very good idea of this story in about half the words, and in less than half the time it’d take to read every word.So far, you’ve seen that previewing and skimming can give you a general idea about content — fast.

Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr. Jewish Literacy as the Road to Riches: The Chosen Path of the 'Chosen Few' | The Business Desk with Paul Solman. By Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein In an encore post, Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein explain that the early Jewish emphasis on literacy set Jews up for economic success. Paul Solman: Of the three most popular posts in the six-year history of the Making Sen$e Business Desk, two seem unsurprising, at least in retrospect: Charles Murray’s “Do You Live in a Bubble Quiz” to test how in or out of touch you are with mainstream white American culture and “Ask Larry” Kotlikoff’s original retirement post: “34 Social Security Secrets You Need to Know Now”.

But the popularity of the third-ranked post, of the more than a thousand originals we’ve run on this page since 2007, was as remarkable as it was gratifying: a 3000-word essay by two eminent economic historians who teach in Italy and Israel respectively summarizing their explanation of Jewish economic success, a thesis more than a decade in the making that has become the book “The Chosen Few.” The answer is: no. SQ3R. SQRRR is a reading comprehension method named for its five steps: survey, question, read, recite, and review. The method was introduced by Francis Pleasant Robinson in his 1946 book Effective Study,[1][2][3] based on principles documented in the 1930s.[4] The method, created for college students, can also be used by elementary school students, who can practice all of the steps once they have begun to read longer and more complex texts (around fourth grade).[4] Process[edit] See also[edit] References[edit]

Literacy-Based and Other Guessing Games. Literacy-Based and Other Guessing Games by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com Guessing games are fun. Kids love them, whether they be part of home, school or library activities. With Children's Book Week 2013 fast approaching in Australia, I want to share some of my favourites, as well as many suggested by several of the wonderful Teacher Librarians I know. Most of these are best for upper primary-aged children and older.

Mystery Object One simple but powerful idea to engage kids in thinking about a book, a theme or a lesson is to have a mystery object. Variation: Make the mystery a book, wrapped to conceal it. Another variation: Make the mystery object a teacher/library assistant. What's the Wordle? I love what Wordle and other word cloud generators offer us.

What Am I Reading? Australian TL, Peta Wilson, describes it like this: "...a badge wearing activity where 52 of our teachers wore a badge I made for each of them with the question 'What am I reading? ' Hink Pink Create a Caption. Research Databases & Archives. National Libraries. Digital public library of america - Google Search. Smithsonian Libraries : Digital Library. Library of Congress Home. Teacher's Guides and Analysis Tool - For Teachers. The New York Public Library.

Information Research. Drawing Lessons. Drawspace Pro Lessons are designed for artists of all levels and educators, and are logically organized into resources and activities. Eventually, all lessons and E-books authored by Brenda Hoddinott will be available here: four to eight brand new lessons and newly-revised older lessons are being added every month! Upgrade Now: Download all 310 lessons and 4 e-books! Try for Free: Download lessons marked as "Free"!

1.1.R1 Glossary Of Art Terms Definitions of art-related terms used in the resources and activities of Drawspace Curriculum (updated February 2013) $3.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R2 Travelling Back in Time with Graphite A few fun tidbits of information about the history of graphite $0.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R3 Examining Graphite and Grades Understanding the differences between H and B grades of graphite $0.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R4 Seeing Grades in Drawings Graphite drawings demonstrate the visual qualities of H and B grades of pencils Download Download. Notemaking.

Text Compactor: Free Online Automatic Text Summarization Tool. N I N E S. History of Philosophy without any gaps. Our Third Annual Summer Reading Contest. Update | Aug 19: This contest is now over, but you can read the work of all our winners here.

Would you like it if your students… — Regularly read nonfiction (and “informational” texts) this summer? — Made their own choices about what to read from a huge variety of topics? — Stayed informed about current events? — Wrote short, personal responses about the pieces that interested them most? — Had a weekly chance to win a contest and have their writing featured on our blog? If so, look no further, since from June 15 to Aug. 17, we’ll be running our third annual New York Times summer reading contest, and that’s exactly what the contest encourages. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know to participate.

Please spread the word: We’d love to see this contest on every school’s summer reading list! Updated: May, 2012: Here is a PDF version of the rules below. How Does Your Summer Reading Contest Work? Every week you’ll tell us what you’re reading in The Times, and explain why it interested you. eBooks. Grading.

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Badges. Lessonopoly. Resources & Advice § Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. The student authored syllabus.