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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

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

It's Beatlemania in Google Earth - 0 views

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    Beatles fans have got to check this out...
Keri-Lee Beasley

RESEARCH: Great Search Sites - 3 views

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    Laura Whiteley's great research sites for students. Super roundup, presented in such a visual way.
Adrienne Michetti

Print Custom Sticky Notes with Google Slides - Learning in Hand - 1 views

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    oooooh so many possibilities here: https://t.co/ReHSZCwLvN Print your custom sticky notes! @chowam
Keri-Lee Beasley

13 Rules to Help You Stop Making Bad Font Choices | Adobe Spark - 2 views

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    Excellent design suggestions across a range of contexts.
Adrienne Michetti

Twine / An open-source tool for telling interactive, nonlinear stories - 0 views

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    A5) I'm hoping to create some Twine text games this summer, but I haven't started yet. https://t.co/ix3upQtKcQ #guildchat
    - Ellen Burns-Johnson (EllenBJohnson) http://twitter.com/EllenBJohnson/status/748948706288738305
    Reading & learning abt @twinethreads - looks super interesting @kenjmcclure @FriedEnglish101 @davecaleb @klbeasley https://t.co/6YOMxum58c
Adrienne Michetti

Educational Leadership:Getting Personalization Right:Let's Celebrate Personalization: B... - 0 views

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    Still thinking abt this Tomlinson article re: #personalization of learning + have her latest book in front of me
    https://t.co/CQfFM1Gsk0
Keri-Lee Beasley

Click the black background and switch on their reality - politiken.dk - 0 views

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    Images of Refugees with backgrounds removed.
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