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David Caleb

Guide to encourage kids to share their digital lives - Internet Matters - 2 views

    Internet matters resource, guide and supporting app
Keri-Lee Beasley

Leading successful change in schools - The Synapse - Medium - 0 views

    Great summary by John Burns
Keri-Lee Beasley

Will You Do a Snapchat Streak With Me? - Note to Self - WNYC - 0 views

    Interesting for students to be aware of ways developers hook them in to habits
Keri-Lee Beasley

The Epic BYOD Toolbox | Edutopia - 1 views

    Great list of apps organised by type of use
Keri-Lee Beasley

Dove Helps Girls Build Confidence Through Selfie Project | StyleCaster - 0 views

    Dove ad campaign looking at beauty and selfie culture
Keri-Lee Beasley

Elevate Digital Citizenship Through SEL | Common Sense Education - 0 views

    Exploring Digital Dilemmas and social and emotional learning
Sean McHugh

How Stephen King Teaches Writing - The Atlantic - 0 views

  • One either absorbs the grammatical principles of one’s native language in conversation and in reading or one does not
  • Reading is the key, though. A kid who grows up hearing “It don’t matter to me” can only learn doesn’t if he/she reads it over and over again
  • You need to take out the stuff that’s just sitting there and doing nothing
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  • Ask yourself what they need to get on in life, the bare minimum (like filling in a job application), and concentrate on that.
    • Sean McHugh
      Surely this is true of reading as well? Maybe some students need to just focus on being 'functional' readers, like reading the instructions on a job application.
  • telling the truth is the most important thing, much more important than the grammar
  • I would often ask them to describe operations that they take for granted. Ask a girl to write a paragraph on how she braids her sister’s hair. Ask a boy to explain a sports rule. These are just basic starting points, where students learn to write on paper what they might tell a friend. It keeps it concrete. If you ask a kid to write on “My Favorite Movie,” you’re opening the door to subjectivity, and hence to a flood of clichés
  • See, then say
  • A good reader digging into a good book is wonderful. Musical
  • Reading good fiction is like making the jump from masturbation to sex
  • Good teachers can be trained, if they really want to learn (some are pretty lazy). Great teachers, like Socrates, are born
  • What about teaching? Craft, or art?

    King: It’s both. The best teachers are artists

Sean McHugh

How Spelling Keeps Kids From Learning - The Atlantic - 0 views

  • It’s like making children from around the world complete an obstacle course to fully participate in society but requiring the English-speaking participants to wear blindfolds
  • Unlike many other languages, English spelling was never reformed to eliminate the incongruities. In a sense, English speakers now talk in one language but write a different one
  • By contrast, languages such as Finnish and Korean have very regular spelling systems; rules govern the way words are written, with few exceptions. Finnish also has the added bonus of a nearly one-to-one correspondence between sounds and letters, meaning fewer rules to learn. So after Finnish children learn their alphabet, learning to read is pretty straightforward—they can read well within three months of starting formal learning, Bell says. And it’s not just Finnish- and Korean-speaking children who are at a significant advantage: A 2003 study found that English-speaking children typically needed about three years to master the basics of reading and writing, whereas their counterparts in most European countries needed a year or less.
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  • Schools have consequently endeavored to teach children how to read and write at younger and younger ages, but Bell says that’s problematic because children mature and learn at very different rates. It also steals time away from more developmentally appropriate activities for young children.
Keri-Lee Beasley

Once Upon A Picture - Image prompts to inspire reading and writing - 0 views

    Some great images for students to use as inspiration for their writing.
Keri-Lee Beasley

It's Beatlemania in Google Earth - 0 views

    Beatles fans have got to check this out...
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