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RJ Stangherlin

Digital Literacy vs Networked Literacy | U Tech Tips - 0 views

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    I woke up this morning to find the following Tweet from Jeremy Brueck:This line between digital literacy and networked literacy is a fine one... Interesting read worth perusing.
Cleve Couch

Educational Leadership:Literacy 2.0:Teaching Media Literacy - 0 views

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      Only 76% of my current students have internet access at home via laptop or PC
  • U.S. students may learn something about evaluating sources in research paper assignments and learn to recognize propaganda in social studies, but that's often the extent of their media literacy instruction.
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      We have more than 1400 students at my middle school; we share two carts of laptops with 30 laptops each among more than 400 sixth graders--very limited amount of access time.
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  • spurred by students' access to unlimited information on the Internet.
  • Can students learn to recognize bias, track down sources, and cross-check information?
  • One of the most basic strands of media literacy emphasizes the skills and knowledge students need to locate and critically assess online content.
  • digital media literacy skills are vastly underrepresented in the curriculum for all but the most advanced students (as, indeed, are offline critical-thinking and literacy-comprehension skills).
  • Choosing appropriate search engines, following relevant links, and judging the validity of information are difficult challenges, not only for students of all ages, but also for most adults, including many teachers.
  • Although based on offline rather than online media literacy, the study found that explicit media literacy instruction increased both traditional literacy skills, such as literacy comprehension and writing, and more specific media-related skills, including identification of techniques various media use to influence audiences.
  • From video games to social networks, incorporating what students are doing online into the school curriculum holds great, and perhaps the only, promise for keeping students engaged in learning
Jennifer Dorman

Literacy Debate - Online, R U Really Literacy? - Series - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Terrific article about what literacy really means - books and periodicals, online literacy, etc. "Some Web evangelists say children should be evaluated for their proficiency on the Internet just as they are tested on their print literacy comprehension. Starting next year, some countries will participate in new international assessments of digital literacy, but the United States, for now, will not."
Nigel Coutts

Visual Literacy - Metalanguage & Learning - 0 views

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    An increasingly significant aspect of literacy is an awareness of the visual elements that fall beyond the traditional components of written text. Termed 'Visual literacy' this is the ability to read and create communications that use visual elements. It combines the skills of traditional literacy with knowledge of design, art, graphic arts, media and human perception. It takes literacy further beyond a decoding of text to a decoding of the complete package around the communication.
Bonnie Feather

Life on the Screen: Visual Literacy in Education | Edutopia - 29 views

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    From Edutopia, The role of visual literacy in education.  ...from the article: "When people talk to me about the digital divide, I think of it not being so much about who has access to what technology as who knows how to create and express themselves in this new language of the screen. If students aren't taught the language of sound and images, shouldn't they be considered as illiterate as if they left college without being able to read or write?"
Fred Delventhal

The Literacy Shed - The Literacy Shed Home - 9 views

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    Here at Literacy Shed  we aim to provide exciting teaching ideas for the resources that we would love to use if only we had the time to find them.
Dennis Grice

The Global Read Aloud - 7 views

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    This was discussed in a session at EdCampELA yesterday. Has great potential for encouraging reading, reading, and collaboration.
Fred Delventhal

Just One More Book!! Children's Book Podcast - Children's book reviews and interviews with authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, teachers, librarians and more - 0 views

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    Just One More Book is a thrice-weekly podcast which promotes and celebrates literacy and great children's books. Each weekday morning, we take a few minutes out of our morning coffee ritual to discuss one of our many favourite children's books. We also feature weekly interviews with authors, illustrators and experts and enthusiasts in the areas of children's literature and literacy as well as listener-submitted audio reviews.
Dean Mantz

Reading Horizons at Home - Lemons for Reading - 12 views

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    Interactive website where every correct answer helps someone learn to read. Correct answers will have money donated towards literacy materials for a person in need.
Jackie Gerstein

Read.gov: Online books and resources for literacy & literacy for everyone - 14 views

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    Read.gov
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    Read.gov
Randy Rodgers

BiblioNasium - Kids Share Book Recommendations. Use Online Reading Logs, Find Books At Their Reading Level - 15 views

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    Social network for kids 6-12 years built around sharing books/reading. Teachers can easily set up classes, reading lists, etc.
Dean Mantz

Zoomin.cct.edc.org - 16 views

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    "Zoom In is a free web-based platform that helps students build literacy and historical thinking skills through "deep dives" into primary and secondary sources. Choose from 18 content-rich US history units designed to supplement your regular instruction and help students practice skills required by the new, higher standards: literacy documents closely and critically, identifying point of view and purpose, engaging in text-based discussions, and writing explanatory and argumentative essays grounded in evidence."
Heather Hurley

Reading Is Fundamental | Reading Planet | Game Station - 1 views

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    Reading and writing games and activities from RIF
Tim Childers

Literacy Help - Distributing inexpensive books to schools, groups and Literacy programs - 0 views

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    Matching books for each order placed.
Mary Phillips

KlabLab | The Education Co-Creation Network - 0 views

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    The bomb-diggity learning resource for teachers and students! KlabLab feature songs and music videos about all sorts of topics. Very good stuff, definitely worth exploring. 
Lauri Brady

Storybook Adventure - Lifelong Literacy (Library of Congress) - 20 views

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    Explore classic stories "The Wizard of Oz," "The Mermaid," and "Aladdin" and collect treasure. Great activity for using context clues. As the questions pop up, students who don't know the story can click on the link "Read the book to discover the answer" and be taken to the page in the book that contains the information they need to answer. Great for teaching students to go back to the text to find information and use context clues.
Vicki Green

Into the Book: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies - 0 views

  • Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for K-4 students and teachers. We focus on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. Your class can watch our engaging 15-minute videos, and try the online interactive activities.
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      Would like to see this site!
Clif Mims

LoudLit.org - 19 views

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    "LoudLit.org is committed to delivering public domain literature paired with high quality audio performances...Putting the text and audio together, readers can learn spelling, punctuation and paragraph structure by listening and reading masterpieces of the written word. Read and listen via your web browser or on your mp3 player. Regardless of how you enjoy the audiobooks (audio books), they are free."
Holly Walsh

The Florida Center for Reading Research - 2 views

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    Great website with center ideas for reading. Multiple areas as well as great ideas for instructional materials.
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