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Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr, Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ August 18

And people tended not to bother a woman with a book. ~Cherie Priest

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Take Two Seconds and…

Librarians

Take Two Seconds and Thank A Librarian today!

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ December 2

“If the true learning objective is to ignite a student’s passion for literature and provide an opportunity to demonstrate understanding through a variety of modalities, then maybe it’s time to move beyond the book report.” ~ Beth Holland, Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

This quote, like last weekend’s quote, was suggested by one of the teachers in the PBS course I facilitate. Thank you, K.L.!

 

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 25

Extremely thankful for teachers, this weekend! This weekend’s quote shared by a teacher in the online course I facilitate (Thank you, E.M.!)

“The literacy-rich environment also provides students with opportunities to engage with and see adults interact with print allowing students to build their skills in understanding the conventions, purposes, and functions of print. “Children learn how to attend to language and apply this knowledge to literacy situations by interacting with others who model language functions” (Gunn, Simmons, & Kameenui, 1995, 11).

 

Source: Gunn, B., Simmons, D., Kameenui, E. (1995). Emergent literacy: Synthesis of the research (Technical Report No. 19). University of Oregon: National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators.

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ November 12

It is my belief that books are living things…. And as living things, they need to be protected.  ~Holly Black

 

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If you want kids to love reading

  If you want kids to love reading, set up opportunities for kids to work together and with you around books. If you want them to be lifelong readers, work with them to encourage them to build reading into their daily life when away from school. If you want them to care about books, give them a chance to take on books that might be too hard for them. Give them ways to gain social rewards for using the knowledge that they gain from such reading. ~Tim Shanahan on Literacy, in this post

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ September 16

While thoughts exist, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living.

Cyril Connolly

 

Oscar Wilde Memorial, Dublin, Ireland

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ August 26

“{Setting} Goals has a directive effect on cognition and behavior, directing attention and effort toward goal- relevant tasks and away from irrelevant activities. Goals also serve an energizing function, which stimulates individuals to exert the effort necessary to match the demands of the task (Schunk, 2001).” ~ Consuelo Cabral-Márquez, in Motivating Readers: Helping Students Set and Attain Personal Reading Goals.

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Sources:

Cabral‐Márquez, C. (2015). Motivating Readers. The Reading Teacher, 68(6), 464-472.

Schunk, D. H. (2001). Self-regulation through goal setting. Greensborough, NC : ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student
Services . (ERIC Document Reproduction Service Report No. ED462671).

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A New Course on Digital Reading from PBS TeacherLine

Those who read on their own are more academically successful (NEA, 2002-2015). It’s back to school at PBS TeacherLine! PBS TeacherLine is offering several new courses for the next six weeks and throughout the Fall. One of the new courses focuses on Digital Reading. This timely topic will be addressed through current research-based articles and learner-hosted activities.  those who read on their own are more academically successful (NEA, 2002-2015.) I’m grateful and excited to teach the course begins Wednesday, August 14 and concludes on September 27, 2016. Please visit PBS TeacherLine to learn more and enroll.

Digital Reading A Year in Review

 

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Sources:

National Education Association (2002-2015). Facts About Children’s Literacy. Retrieved from https://www.nea.org/grants/facts-about-childrens-literacy.html

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Harry Potter & The Cursed Child Sells 2 Million Copies in 48 hours

Hiroo Reading

Photo used by permission from H. Kato

Who said reading from dead trees is…well...dead?

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child Parts One and Two sold more than 2 million copies in 48 hours in just it’s North American market. The eighth Harry Potter story is a script for a theatrical production written by J.K. Rowling along with John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. The first printing included 4.5 million copies. (Source: GalleyCat)

Although its predecessor Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows sold 8.3 million copies in 2007 during its first 24 hours, Harry Potter & The Cursed Child Parts One and Two is on track to be the bestselling book of 2016. (Source: Mashable)

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