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Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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PBS Educator-Learners Creating Literacy Initiatives

 

Larger Version, Slightly Better Readability

Pause to read Learner’s Goals


#PBSReaders4Life

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The Widget Feature from Goodreads

The Widget feature from Goodreads… would it be a forward-facing communication method for reading teachers?

 

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Nerd Research Minute: Bedtime Use of Technology and Associated Sleep Problems in Children

Bedtime Use of Technology and Associated Sleep Problems in Children
Fuller, C., Lehman, E., Hicks, S., & Novick, M. B. (2017)

The purpose of this study (Fuller, Lehman, Hicks & Novick, 2017) was to explore bedtime electronic use and its impact on 3 health consequences—sleep quantity and quality, inattention, and body mass index. Parents of 234 children, ages 8 to 17 years, were surveyed to quantify hours of technology use (computer, video games, cell phone, and television), hours of sleep, and inattentive behaviors. Using any device at bedtime was associated with a statically significant increased use of multiple forms of technology at bedtime and use in the middle of the night, reducing sleep quantity and quality. Little association was found between technology use and inattention.

A statistically significant association was found between bedtime technology use and elevated body mass index.
Clinicians should discuss the impact of technology at bedtime to prevent harmful effects of overexposure.

“There was a significant relationship between average hours of sleep and technology use before bedtime (Figure 2). Children who watched television at bedtime were recorded to get 30 minutes less of sleep than those who did not watch television at bedtime (P = 0.025). Children who used their phone at bedtime reported approximately 1 hour less of sleep than those who did not (P < 0.001). Also, children who played video games at bedtime reported 30 minutes less sleep than those who did not, and were more likely (OR = 2.7; 95% CI = 1.30-5.75) to have trouble staying asleep. Children who used a computer at bedtime were reported to have approximately 60 minutes less sleep than those who did not (P < 0.001) and were more likely (OR = 2.1; 95% CI = 1.10-3.92) to have trouble falling asleep.”

 

The study referenced some indications toward tech use and B.M.I.

 

 

Study Reference Citation

Fuller, C., Lehman, E., Hicks, S., & Novick, M. B. (2017). Bedtime use of technology and associated sleep problems in children. Global pediatric health.Study retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5669315/
Study pdf: TechAndSleepAtBedtime2017

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ August 23

Every day has something in
it whose name is Forever.

~ Mary Oliver, from the poem, “Forever”

Photo by Helen Teague

Photo by Helen Teague

 

 


 

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Happy July 4th!

This July 4th post features a quote from a true hero–Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, American Medal of Honor Recipient. Staff Sergeant Bellavia opened the New York Stock Exchange on July 3, 2019. Hero Bellavia said this in an interview following the opening of New York Stock Exchange:

“The flag is a representative, it’s symbolism of what this country is at its core, of men and women who’ve died.  It’s the last thing that we remember that’s literally laid over their remains. It’s a very solemn and it means a whole lot to us. It might not mean that to everyone else, but I care about the veterans. I care about the guys I served with and what that means to us. It’s very important to us and I guarantee you that we will show the honor and reverence that the flag has earned. We are soldiers for life, sir.” Army Staff Sergeant David Bellavia, American Medal of Honor Recipient. Speaking to interviewer David Asman. Staff Sergeant Bellavia opened the New York Stock Exchange on July 3, 2019. Sergeant Bellavia is the only living Iraq war veteran to receive the American Medal of Honor.

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My Summer Kindle Shelf: July

Moving my summer reading list to Kindle since the upcoming trip to India requires origami-style packing skills.

Here is my Kindle list so far… with 20+ hour fight(s) and also layovers, looks like I’ll also be using the Kindle Cloud Offline Reading feature.

Teague Kindle Shelf

Resources abound for #CurieMeetsCassatt –Read more posts at this link

What’s on Your Kindle Shelf?

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Poetry is Literacy too! Joy Harjo Named Poet Laureate

From the Library of Congress Email Digest:

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced on June 19, 2019 that Joy Harjo had received the appointment of the nation’s 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2019-2020. Harjo will take up her duties in the fall, opening the Library’s annual literary season on Sept. 19 with a reading of her work in the Coolidge Auditorium.

“What a tremendous honor it is to be named the U.S. Poet Laureate,” Harjo said. “I share this honor with ancestors and teachers who inspired in me a love of poetry, who taught that words are powerful and can make change when understanding appears impossible, and how time and timelessness can live together within a poem. I count among these ancestors and teachers my Muscogee Creek people, the librarians who opened so many doors for all of us, and the original poets of the indigenous tribal nations of these lands, who were joined by diverse peoples from nations all over the world to make this country and this country’s poetry.”

Read some of Harjo’s poetry at this link from the Poetry Foundation.

Harjo joins a long line of distinguished poets who have served in the position, including Juan Felipe Herrera, Charles Wright, Natasha Trethewey, Philip Levine, W.S. Merwin, Kay Ryan, Charles Simic, Donald Hall, Ted Kooser, Louise Glück, Billy Collins, Stanley Kunitz, Robert Pinsky, Robert Hass and Rita Dove.

Click here for more information.

Related Information: Hooray for Joy! The Library Has a New Poet Laureate

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Poetry is Part of Literacy

Poetry is Part of Literacy and Lifelong Reading

Here’s is my current favorite poem


 

What Is Usual Is Not What Is Always

What is usual is not what is always.
As sometimes, in old age, hearing comes back.

Footsteps resume their clipped edges,
birds quiet for decades migrate back to the ear.

Where were they? By what route did they return?

A woman mute for years
forms one perfect sentence before she dies.

The bitter young man tires;
the aged one sitting now in his body is tender,
his face carries no regret for his choices.

What is usual is not what is always, the day says again.
It is all it can offer.

Not ungraspable hope, not the consolation of stories.
Only the reminder that there is exception.

~ Jane Hirschfield

 

What are your favorite poems? 

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Flag Day

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