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How to Provide Kids With Screen Time That Supports Learning

How to Provide Kids With Screen Time That Supports Learning

By Deborah Farmer Kris

NOVEMBER 11, 2015

The digital landscape of American childhood is in flux, according to surveys:…

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Martin Scorsese and The Importance of Visual Literacy

Martin Scorsese and The Importance of Visual Literacy

February 05, 2016 | By andrewsiegel | The Arts | …

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Guess What! – Behind the Scenes #1 Visual literacy

Guess What! – Behind the Scenes #1 Visual literacy

Creating a new language course is always a team effort. Authors, editors, artists, designers and many others work closely together, each adding their own particular skills and insights.

Over the next two weeks, to…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What Drives Children’s Creativity?

What Drives Children’s Creativity?

By Joanne Foster, EdD | Dec 07, 2015 |

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Pens vs. paintbrushes. Compelling words vs vivid strokes. What underlies creativity for writers? For artists? Are there commonalities?…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on January 12, 2016 at 8:42am — No Comments

The Magic of Reading

The Magic of Reading

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on December 14, 2015 at 8:56am — No Comments

Google Proves That TV Teaches Girls to Not Like Computer Science

Google Proves That TV Teaches Girls to Not Like Computer Science

By Emily DeRuy | December 1, 2015

National Journal

Girls are less likely to consider a career portrayed as the haven for geeky boys.…

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What is my learning style? How to use this in your classes

What is my learning style? How to use this in your classes

By Varsity Tutors November 14, 2015 9:32 am

You’ve probably heard of the three primary learning styles: auditory, kinesthetic and visual. Maybe you’ve even given some thought…

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Launching the All New Visual Impact, Visual Teaching "Custom Workshop"

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 13, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How Administrators Can Design the Best Learning Experiences for Teachers

How Administrators Can Design the Best Learning Experiences for Teachers

Ellen Dorr 

Nov 4, 2015

At the recent U.S. Education Learning…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 13, 2015 at 9:42am — No Comments

The Secret Weapons to Success

The Secret Weapons to Success

The recent wave of midterms has swept across Carthage, leaving some students miserable and without an A in sight. Although midterms are not uncommon in nature,…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 5, 2015 at 8:09am — No Comments

A TechChat on Learning Strategies With Educator, CEO and Author Barbara Dianis

A TechChat on Learning Strategies With Educator, CEO and Author Barbara Dianis

Barbara Dianis, author of “Grade Transformer for the Modern Student,” had to help herself learn with dyslexia at a time when there weren’t many resources for those with learning disabilities. During her education, she developed and honed systematic strategies to not only help students with additional challenges, but anyone…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 3, 2015 at 8:13am — No Comments

Apps That Actually Help Kids Learn

Apps That Actually Help Kids Learn

Monday, October 19, 2015

Annie Murphy Paul - The Brilliant Blog

Last week, I moderated a panel discussion at Sesame Street Workshop (yes, there were Muppets everywhere!)—an event that was part of the launch of a wonderful new …

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on November 3, 2015 at 7:59am — No Comments

Project-Based Learning and Gamification: Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together

Project-Based Learning and Gamification: Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

Times of flux should signal the A-OK for some experimentation in schools. My own school, for instance, is encouraging more PBL.

In my room, we've got my advocacy unit on superheroes. Meanwhile, a fundraiser is launching in…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on October 13, 2015 at 9:52am — No Comments

The Bare Minimum Of Learning Technology

 

The Bare Minimum Of Learning Technology

by TeachThought Staff 9/28/15

What is the bare minimum of learning technology integration in a classroom?

Does it depend on nation, grade level, or content area? Socioeconomic status?…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on October 13, 2015 at 9:44am — No Comments

The search for a thinking machine

The search for a thinking machine

By Jane Wakefield

Technology reporter

Building an artificial…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 17, 2015 at 9:29am — No Comments

Schools adopt activity-based learning for new academic year

Schools adopt activity-based learning for new academic year

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 - 7:40am IST | Place: Thane | Agency: dna | From the print edition

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 15, 2015 at 9:21am — No Comments

A Guide to Producing Student Digital Storytellers

Michael Hernandez 

Aug 26, 2015

Everyone tells stories: journalists, politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs. Conveying information in a coherent and compelling way is vital to success in the real world, and it’s our job as educators to prepare our students to share their ideas in effective ways.…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on September 8, 2015 at 9:31am — No Comments

Take visual literacy seriously

Ajit Balakrishnan: Take visual literacy seriously

Students' flagging interest in the written word is because of a generational digital divide

LAST UPDATE

Ajit Balakrishnan 

September 7, 2015 Last Updated at…

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Excerpt from: The Screen Revolution: Visual Learning, Literacy and Liturgy

The Screen Revolution: Visual Learning, Literacy and Liturgy

COMMENTARY: As the screen culture increases, our method of assimilating and processing information is changing. 

by FATHER DWIGHT LONGENECKER 08/17/2015 

You may have…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on August 18, 2015 at 9:35am — No Comments

Visual literacy takes a back seat, even teachers lack it badly

Dr. Lalit kishore

Visual literacy takes a back seat, even teachers lack it badly. Some recent studies have shown that both the reading habits and visual literacy of students have suffered tremendously. The latest report by Pratham NGO has revealed that most students of grade five cannot read properly with age-appropriate…

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Added by Timothy Gangwer on August 14, 2015 at 7:57am — No Comments

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