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  • Nashville Adult Literacy Council helps adults improve their English - The Tennessean

    LITERACY NEWS - Google News
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The TennesseanNashville Adult Literacy Council helps adults improve their EnglishThe TennesseanThe Nashville Adult Literacy Council serves about 1,500 learners who are comprised of immigrants and U.S.-born students such as Richardson. Learners generally enter the free program to get a job, get a better job or help children with schoolwork
  • The Health Literacy Place

    Information Literacy Weblog
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    The Health Literacy Place is a Scottish site that includes the Health Literacy Action Plan for Scotland, other resources relating to health literacy in Scotland, and numerous links and embedded resources (e.g. videos). The site is produced by NHS Education for Scotland Knowledge Services Group. http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/healthliteracy.aspxPhoto by Sheila Webber: leaves, photoshopped, November 2014
  • NCBLA Ed Guides Help You Implement Common Core in the Classroom

    THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK AND LITERACY ALLIANCE
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Supplemental Education ResourcesCreated for In Search of WonderNow Available Onlinefor All Educators and LibrariansAre you looking for creative ways to implement outstanding fiction and nonfiction literature in your library and classroom using the Common Core English Language Standards? In Search of Wonder Author and Illustrator Steven KelloggPhoto (c) 2014 David RzeszotarskiThen be sure to check out the NCBLA's education support materials designed to supplement our recent interdisciplinary professional development day titled In Search of Wonder: Common Core and More, held in conjunction…
  • Prior Knowledge Part 2

    Shanahan on Literacy
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
          Last week, I focused on a controversy over prior knowledge. Common core has discouraged enhancing reading comprehension through the introduction of information external to a text.            That challenges the most popular ways of introducing texts in schools—such telling students information about the text topic or exploring student knowledge relevant to the topic. CCSS proponents bridle at such practices. They want students to become independent readers, which means they’d be able to read texts effectively…
  • Four Ways to Encourage the Spirit of Giving

    First Book Blog
    Samantha McGinnis
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    The holidays are fast approaching.  You and your family can make them a bit brighter for kids in need. Choose from four great ways to get your family excited and engaged in helping others. 1.  Read eBooks for free as a family on www.wegivebooks.org. For every book you read online, a brand new book will be provided to a child in need. 2.  Encourage your kids to donate their allowance in November and December to First Book or a cause of their choice. Help them understand that not all kids will have presents to open this holiday season. 3.  Host a Virtual Book Drive and invite others to join…
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    LITERACY NEWS - Google News

  • Nashville Adult Literacy Council helps adults improve their English - The Tennessean

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The TennesseanNashville Adult Literacy Council helps adults improve their EnglishThe TennesseanThe Nashville Adult Literacy Council serves about 1,500 learners who are comprised of immigrants and U.S.-born students such as Richardson. Learners generally enter the free program to get a job, get a better job or help children with schoolwork
  • Oakland County treasurer's art contest merges financial literacy, creativity - The Oakland Press

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Oakland County treasurer's art contest merges financial literacy, creativityThe Oakland PressOakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner meets Denzel Lawson, 16, at Pontiac High School on Thursday. Meisner was at the school to encourage students to participate in his annual Financial Literacy Multimedia Art Contest, which awards scholarships of as ...
  • Scientific literacy: Buried under tech's trappings - GeekWire

    21 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    GeekWireScientific literacy: Buried under tech's trappingsGeekWireBy TesseUndDaan (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0 (http:/ Image by TesseUndDaan [CC-BY-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons We are living in the era of artificial scientific literacy. And for that I blame iPhones, geek culture, and STEM. Especially the term “STEM.”.
  • $3.2 million aimed for students' financial literacy - OCRegister

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    OCRegister$3.2 million aimed for students' financial literacyOCRegisterThe new digital-financial-literacy curriculum will teach middle-school students to use mathematical models to answer financial questions, including how to calculate the effect changing interest rates have on monthly debt payments, officials said
  • Rhode Island adopts financial literacy standards for education - The Providence Journal

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    Rhode Island adopts financial literacy standards for educationThe Providence JournalPROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Council for Elementary and Secondary Education has voted to endorse the Council for Economic Education's National Standards for Financial Literacy. Rhode Island now joins Florida, Alabama and Oklahoma in ...and more »
 
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    Information Literacy Weblog

  • The Health Literacy Place

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    The Health Literacy Place is a Scottish site that includes the Health Literacy Action Plan for Scotland, other resources relating to health literacy in Scotland, and numerous links and embedded resources (e.g. videos). The site is produced by NHS Education for Scotland Knowledge Services Group. http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/healthliteracy.aspxPhoto by Sheila Webber: leaves, photoshopped, November 2014
  • Infodocket

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:21 pm
    When the internet was new, Gary Price was posting daily news about information and library things, and many years later he is still doing it - with multiple postings daily on Infodocket http://www.infodocket.com/. Not specifically about information literacy, but always useful snippets e.g. I just learnt that Twitter has made its archive searchable for everyone, and there's a link to information on "advanced" search features https://support.twitter.com/articles/71577-using-advanced-search#Photo by Sheila Webber: autumn leaves, November 2014
  • Library Innovation: new articles

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:02 am
    The latest issue of the open-access journal Library Innovation (volume 5 no. 2) includes the following:- Learning Through Play, the Old School Way: Teaching Information Ethics to Millennials by Lucinda A Rush ("The author describes the process of creating an innovative game based on Candy Land to teach undergraduates about information ethics and makes recommendations for creating non-digital games for instructional purposes based on this experience."- Using Blogs in the Library to Reach Diverse and Non-Traditional Student Groups by Amy Nelson Decker, Monya D. Tomlinson- Channeling Passions:…
  • E-Learning and Digital Media: new articles

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    The new issue of E-Learning and Digital Media (subscription journal) (volume 11 no 6) includes articles:- Owen Barden. Winking at Facebook: capturing digitally mediated classroom learning- Catherine Beavis et al. Teachers’ Beliefs about the Possibilities and Limitations of Digital Games in Classrooms- Anne Cloonan, Kirsten Hutchison & Louise Paatsch. Innovating from the Inside: teacher influence and the ‘promisingness’ of digital learning environments- Ksenia A. Korobkova & Rebecca W. Black. Contrasting Visions: identity, literacy, and boundary work in a fan community- Abel…
  • cfp CAPAL Conference 2015: Academic Librarianship and Critical Practice

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    There is a call for papers for the annual conference of the the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL), to be held May 31-June 2, 2015in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Deadline for proposals is December 8, 2014. Sub-themes are:● Critical approaches to core practices: information literacy, collections, description, archives, scholarly communication, UX, copyright, metrics, technology, etc.● Critical reflections on core values: intellectual freedom, (open) access, privacy, preservation, professionalism, etc.● Critical reflections on professional issues: LIS education,…
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    THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK AND LITERACY ALLIANCE

  • NCBLA Ed Guides Help You Implement Common Core in the Classroom

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Supplemental Education ResourcesCreated for In Search of WonderNow Available Onlinefor All Educators and LibrariansAre you looking for creative ways to implement outstanding fiction and nonfiction literature in your library and classroom using the Common Core English Language Standards? In Search of Wonder Author and Illustrator Steven KelloggPhoto (c) 2014 David RzeszotarskiThen be sure to check out the NCBLA's education support materials designed to supplement our recent interdisciplinary professional development day titled In Search of Wonder: Common Core and More, held in conjunction…
  • Two Hundred Years Later.

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    This Year Marks 200th Anniversary of the Burning of the White House"Struggling to Stand"Copyright  (c) 2008 by Wendell MinorIn August of 1814, during the War of 1812, British troops marched into our nation's capital and set fire to the White House. In the NCBLA's  award-winning anthology Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, young people can learn not only about the building of the White House, but also why it burned in 1814 through its incomparable collection of essays, personal accounts, historical fiction, poetry, and  stunning array of original art. Engage young…
  • Happy Anniversary "Star Spangled Banner!"

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    September 2014 Marks the 200th Anniversary of Our National AnthemThis month marks the 200th anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner." Did you know that our national anthem has its roots in a poem and a drinking song? And that baseball played a role in its history?Share the story of how Francis Scott Key's poem became our national anthem. It's all in "Star Spangled Presidents" by Helen Kampion on the NCBLA's education website OurWhiteHouse.org! Click here to read the article.The website OurWhiteHouse.org is the online education companion to the NCBLA's award-winning anthology Our White House:…
  • Writing Workshops in Northern Ohio

    12 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    Northern Ohio SCBWI to Host Three Fall Writing EventsThe Northern Ohio chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) invites adults interested in writing for young people to join them at their monthly workshops and annual conference. You do not need to be a member of SCBWI to attend.SCBWI is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults. It acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and…
  • Join Us at IN SEARCH OF WONDER October 17, 2014 in Perry, Ohio

    5 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Top FIVE Reasons to Register for In Search of Wonder: Common Core & MoreIllustration (c) Steven KelloggTeachers, principals, librarians, parents, students of education and library science, book lovers--you are ALL invited to register for the NCBLA's upcoming literary event In Search of Wonder: Common Core & More to be held Friday, October 17, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Perry, Ohio.  But WHY should you take a day to attend? We are so glad you asked!FIVE FAMOUS AUTHORS! Sit back and hear firsthand the inspiring, wise, and often witty words of five of America's most…
 
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    Shanahan on Literacy

  • Prior Knowledge Part 2

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
          Last week, I focused on a controversy over prior knowledge. Common core has discouraged enhancing reading comprehension through the introduction of information external to a text.            That challenges the most popular ways of introducing texts in schools—such telling students information about the text topic or exploring student knowledge relevant to the topic. CCSS proponents bridle at such practices. They want students to become independent readers, which means they’d be able to read texts effectively…
  • Prior Knowledge: Can We Really Level the Playing Field?

    10 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
                Spoiler alert: This blog entry is a two-parter. The first part (today’s entry) describes a problem to which the second entry will offer some nifty practical solutions (nope, no practical solutions today).            An idea heavily promoted in Common Core (CCSS) discussions is the notion that we shouldn’t talk about students’ “prior knowledge,” and that avoiding such discussions somehow “levels the playing field” when it comes to learning to read. Researchers in the cognitive…
  • Unbalanced Comments on Balanced Literacy

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Want to win an argument about literacy? Just claim your approach is “balanced.” Balanced is a affirmative term… That’s why Fox-News claims to be “fair and balanced.” It not only makes your position sound reasonable, but implies your opponents may be a bit off, you know, imbalanced.So it is not too surprising that school principals and district literacy leaders often tout their reading programs as balanced. “Balanced literacy” sounds great, but what does it mean? What is being balanced?A few weeks ago, I responded here to some arguments about reading instruction that had…
  • Do You Want Your Husband to Remember Your Birthday or Anniversary?

    26 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
                Let’s be honest. Any woman (or man, for that matter) wants their significant other to be involved enough that they remember both of these dates. Remember my birthday, but forget the day that we linked ourselves together for eternity, and you’re in obvious trouble. Recall the date we connected, but not my special day (all by myself) and I wonder if you think of me only in connection to you. Problem!            Your spouse wants to know that he/she is important to you and not having a premature…
  • Would you rather have $50,000 or $25,000? Explaining the impact of full-day kindergarten

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
                 Lots of interest, all of a sudden, in full-day kindergarten… I’ve had several questions about that scheme during the past few days. I’m not sure why, but it is well worth discussing yet again.             What I’ve been asked has varied, but it always seems to come back to, “Is full-day kindergarten better than half-day kindergarten?” I get why that is being asked, and I’m too polite to sneer openly, but what a silly question.
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  • Four Ways to Encourage the Spirit of Giving

    Samantha McGinnis
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:56 am
    The holidays are fast approaching.  You and your family can make them a bit brighter for kids in need. Choose from four great ways to get your family excited and engaged in helping others. 1.  Read eBooks for free as a family on www.wegivebooks.org. For every book you read online, a brand new book will be provided to a child in need. 2.  Encourage your kids to donate their allowance in November and December to First Book or a cause of their choice. Help them understand that not all kids will have presents to open this holiday season. 3.  Host a Virtual Book Drive and invite others to join…
  • First Book & UTR Keep Military Families Connected

    Samantha McGinnis
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    “When Rex is deployed there is a very large hole in our family dynamic.  He feels like by not being here and being able to do the things he usually does with the kids, he isn’t as connected to them.” Veronica and Rex Boblett have four children ages four to 11. They call their family “a team.” Rex has served in the United States Navy for almost 14 years as a Master at Arms. He was recently deployed. For the next 10 months while Rex is deployed his team will miss out on playing with their dad on the playground, roasting marshmallows in the backyard and family pizza and movie night.
  • Five First Book Favorites: November

    Samantha McGinnis
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Here are our five favorite books to read this November — a bilingual special edition and one part of a witty and well-illustrated history series are just two of this month’s favorites! PreK-K (Ages 2-5): Goodnight Moon (Bilingual Board Book Special Edition) written by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd Children have been drifting off to sleep to the soothing sounds of Goodnight Moon for over 65 years. And now, we are beyond delighted to offer this classic bedtime story for the first time as a Spanish-English bilingual board book. More kids than ever before will be…
  • Books for Kids in Ebola-Affected Liberia

    Samantha McGinnis
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    Since the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia, schools across the region have closed — leaving children without access to traditional education opportunities and the moral support teachers provide during times of crisis. So when we received a call from our friends at the International Book Bank and the We Care Foundation and Library asking to include books in schooling kits they were creating, we jumped at the chance.  Kids were waiting.  They needed out help. Within hours, we began a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to send as many books as possible, with a minimum goal of $5,000. Thanks to…
  • Goodnight Moon: Making a Classic Bedtime Story Available to Bilingual Readers for the First Time

    Julia Hornaday
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    For generations, American families have gathered together to read the cherished children’s book, Goodnight Moon, as part of their bedtime routine. Today, with Harper Collins Children’s Books, we are making the iconic title accessible to millions more families in a bilingual edition for the very first time. Goodnight Moon/Buenas Noches, Luna is now available through the First Book Marketplace to educators and programs serving children from low-income families. Recognizing the growing need for greater diversity in children’s literature, HarperCollins is offering the book at…
 
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  • Junior Achievement partners with CBP to educate children

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Customs and Border Protection partners up with Junior Achievement of Laredo all in efforts to empower students on becoming responsible with their money. By hearing from a law enforcement agency, Junior Achievement hopes the young students will be encouraged to save up for the future.
  • Dunwoody Jewish Center Collects Over 1,000 Books for Children

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Through Project GIVE, a community action project coordinated at its annual book festival, the Marcus Jewish Community Center was able to provide more than 1,000 gently used books to metro-area students The Jewish Center, which collected book donations from festival guests and center visitors, made a bulk donation to the Atlanta Jewish Coalition to Literacy . With its help, the books made it to area schools where extra resources are needed the most.
  • The power of faith and determination

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The Nashua Area Interfaith Council began as the Nashua Council of Churches in the 1960s and became an interfaith council in the 1990s. ... Subscribe or log in to read more  The Nashua Area Interfaith Council began as the Nashua Council of Churches in the 1960s and became an interfaith council in the 1990s.
  • Reevely: These schools could be on the chopping block

    21 Nov 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Protesters block Kinder Morgan truck with drilling equipment on Burnaby mountain Friday. On Thursday RCMP enforced an injunction to remove protesters from an encampment blocking the work site and several arrests were made.
  • Holiday theater, concerts, bookfest, family variety show in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Here are a few highlights of events in and near Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
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  • Steve Cole visits Our Lady's!

    olhspupil
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    Report By: Kasia K Last Friday, on the 14th of November, Steve Cole came to our school to talk about
  • Conflict and Displacement: Impact on Girls’ Education

    eduempowerment
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Halockhani IDP CampPhoto Credit: Educational Empowerment Can you imagine living as a refugee –
  • Our Feelings!

    craigourpark
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    IMG_0945 ► JavaScript required to play IMG_0945. We made this video for the school assembly. Its all about when we feel peaceful or in fear.
  • Wednesday, November 19th 2014

    vchiaramonte
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    DO NOW Interactive log – 11/19/14 – If data means information… and the definition of “encryption” is the process of converting data into code. What can we say about encryption as it relates to information? All classes assignment:           4th Period will be working on Globaloria I CAN…calculate (compute) the materials needed to formulate (create) the tools and structures required to be successful in the MinecraftEdu Survival & Community Challenge, and organize (put in order) a plan with my partner and others in my virtual community. Some Minecraft guides can…
  • Howl

    vickylittle
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    Howl ParataxisHowl… A literary technique, in writing or speaking, that favors short, simple sentences, with the use of coordinating rather than subordinating conjunctions,… ‘act of placing side by side’; from para, ‘beside’ and tassein, ‘to arrange’; contrasted to syntaxis or hypotaxis. It is also used to describe a technique in poetry in which two images or fragments, usually starkly dissimilar images or fragments, are juxtaposed without a clear connection. Readers are then left to make their own connections implied by the paratactic syntax.
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