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Adventures in Literacy Land: 10 Ways Teachers Kill a Love of Reading We used to do our reading block in the morning, every day, but our library time was scheduled on Thursday afternoons. So, in the morning, I worked so hard to foster a love of reading. And then on Thursday afternoons, we came back from library and I told my kids to put their new books away because it was math time. The books they had just searched through the library to pick. The books they were so excited to read. Doing Critical Literacy: Texts and Activities for Students and Teachers By: Hilary Janks - Page by Kelsey O'Brien - CURR313-01 (Spring 2014) Professional Resources Wiki Image Citation: Doing Critical Literacy: Texts and activities for students and teachers. [Web photo], Retrieved March 13, 2014, from Book Citation: Janks, H., & Dixon, K. (2014).

This Computer Language Is Feeding Hacker Values into Young Minds Last year, I went to Nigeria with Mark Zuckerberg. One of the first stops on the trip was a program that taught kids how to code. When Zuckerberg entered the room, many of the young students had a hard time pulling themselves away from their projects, even to gawk at one of the world’s richest men. The internet is crowdsourcing ways to drain the fake news swamp - CNET Fighting the scourge of fake news online is one of the unexpected new crusades emerging from the fallout of Donald Trump's upset presidential election win last week. Not surprisingly, the internet has no shortage of ideas for how to get its own house in order. Eli Pariser, author of the seminal book "The Filter Bubble" that pre-saged some of the consequences of online platforms that tend to sequester users into non-overlapping ideological silos, is leading an inspired brainstorming effort via this open Google Doc.

International Literacy Association For more than 20 years, ILA has published the What's Hot in Literacy survey findings to take the temperature of the literacy dialogue and to note the changing trends from year to year. A closer look This year, we examined how the topics relate to one another to emphasize not just what's hot but also what matters most in literacy education. Read our coverage of the report and its implications in the January/February issue of Literacy Today, ILA's bimonthly member magazine. Not a member?

Seeing Multiple Perspectives: An Introductory Critical Literacy Lesson Home › Classroom Resources › Lesson Plans Lesson Plan Overview Microsoft MakeCode for Minecraft - Microsoft MakeCode Posted May 2nd, 2017 Microsoft MakeCode is a platform that combines the magic of Making with the power of Coding as a more inclusive approach to computer science education. Using a hands-on approach to computing education, Microsoft MakeCode brings computer science to life for all students with fun projects, immediate results, and both block and text editors for learners at different levels. Microsoft MakeCode supports physical computing devices like the micro:bit, and Circuit Playground for students to create robots, digital air guitars and magic wands. Today the Microsoft MakeCode team is happy to announce their beta release for Minecraft: Education Edition. Minecraft: Education Edition is a version of Minecraft that was created specifically for teachers and students as an immersive learning platform.

MLTalks: Diane Peters, Jane Park, Ryan Merkley and Johnathan Nightingale in c... About Creative Commons Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization at the center of a high-profile, international movement to promote sharing of creativity and knowledge. Our goal is to help realize the full potential of the Internet—universal access to research and education, full participation in culture—to drive a new era of development growth, and productivity. CC provides the well-known suite of licenses that have become the global standard used by leading companies, institutions and individuals across culture, education, government, science, and more to promote digital collaboration and innovation. CC licenses are everywhere—1.1 billion CC licenses in use across 9 million websites—making it easy for anyone to use and re-use content. Jane Park

Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think Cognitive scientist Daniel T. Willingham said that digital devices aren’t changing the way kids read in terms of actual cognitive processes—putting together letters to make words, and words to make sentences. In fact, Willingham is quick to point out that in terms of “raw words,” kids are reading more now than they were a decade ago (thanks mostly to text messaging). KOI29, MME? - Blog: Pedagogical Ponderings critical literacy is... In other words: Basically, critical literacy is essential, and we need to provide more opportunities for our students to practice it. What does this look like in my teaching? Critical literacy as the backbone of all learningCritical literacy underlies my entire program of teaching, no matter the subject we examine it through. There are always opportunities to look deeper, to question, and to consider the implications of the happenings and structures around us.