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Ozge Karaoglu's Blog - About apps and web tools, and being a teacher … The Book Chook Discipline Literacy: 4 Technology-Infused Instructional Approaches | Shaelynn Farnsworth Discipline Literacy: 4 Technology-Infused Instructional Approaches All educators are teachers of literacy! And while many understand their role in student learning is vital in the consumption and creation of content-specific literacy, few educators know where to start when teaching and supporting students in these efforts. Close Reading – The first step is identifying the purpose of reading. Starting questions such as: What does the text say? Discipline-specific literacy can be supported through the instructional practices mentioned above and enhanced through intentional integration of technology. Like this: Like Loading... About sfarnsworth Educational Services Consultant: Literacy, Technology, and AIW.

BBC news educational technology students schools libraries teachers parents staff development The Bottom Shelf | Great books for little people Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills Emojis are more mainstream than ever. The Oxford English Dictionary named the Face With Tears of Joy emoji the word of the year for 2015, presidential candidates are asking for feedback in emojis, and the appearance of new emojis is considered news by major media outlets. Although looking up emoji definitions is relatively simple, I often turn to my students for more nuanced explanations. After a bit of laughter, my students patiently demonstrate the multiple uses for a single emoji, help me decode emoji-laden Instagram comments, and advise me on murky racial or gender implications.

Twig Technology and Education | Box of Tricks What Happens In Our Brains As We Read Monday, April 21, 2014 Amid the squawks and pings of our digital devices, the old-fashioned virtues of reading novels can seem faded, even futile. But new support for the value of fiction is arriving from an unexpected quarter: neuroscience. Brain scans are revealing what happens in our heads when we read a detailed description, an evocative metaphor or an emotional exchange between characters. Stories, this research is showing, stimulate the brain and even change how we act in life. Researchers have long known that the “classical” language regions, like Broca’s area and Wernicke’s area, are involved in how the brain interprets written words. In a 2006 study published in the journal NeuroImage, researchers in Spain asked participants to read words with strong odor associations, along with neutral words, while their brains were being scanned by a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine. Fiction, Dr.

16 October 2015 - Bridge of Spies: Spielberg's take on the Cold War Spielberg Takes on the Col War in 'Bridge of Spies'Mark Jenkins (NPR) Your country may be wrong, Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies sadly admits. But it maintains that a solid American family man can always be trusted. In the Cold War, as at home, father knows best. That father is Spielberg regular Tom Hanks, or rather James Donovan, who presents himself as a plain-talking, uncomplicated insurance company lawyer. In the sequence that introduces him, Donovan coolly parses a claim, insisting that a single incident cannot be multiplied into several payouts. There are no extraneous elements in this carefully structured docudrama, which juxtaposes East and West with parallel scenes and emulates vintage Hollywood fare as painstakingly as it reconstructs 1957 Brooklyn and 1962 Berlin. It's in Brooklyn that we meet the phlegmatic man who calls himself Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), an amateur painter with a British accent. Read on... “I’m a Sputnik kid,” said Spielberg, 68. Read on... Read on...

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