Dee Turner

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2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, Part II

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for just one more week -- until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once again kind enough to allow me to share some more of …

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creating and improvising stories for children.

<b>Creating and Improvising Stories for Children</b><p>There are lots of easy ways to improvise and create stories for children. This is something that most of …

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Maths advantage for pupils who read for pleasure

<b>Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English than those who rarely read in their free time, research suggests.</b><p>The study, by the Institute of Education, London University, examined the reading habits of 6,000 children.<p>It indicated reading for pleasure was more …

Education

Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology

Technology and social media continue to dramatically change the way we live and work. Social media in particular can be a great equalizer by enabling job seekers to connect with influencers outside of traditional offline social networks. Given its importance, why isn't this technology playing a …

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Jackie Gerstein<p>From Jackie Gerstein's resource-rich site comes this sweet infographic depicting the skills we'd like to instill in our students. The …

Great English teachers improve students' math scores

This article also appeared here.<p>Better English teachers not only boost a student’s reading and writing performance in the short term, but they also …

Vermont helps students with personalized learning plans

HINESBURG -- Abby Trombley wasn’t feeling challenged in school.<p>So with the help of her parents the high school sophomore enrolled in classes at the …

What Does It Mean That 1 in 4 Adults Didn't Read a Book Last Year?

0<p>SHARES<p>Last week, the Pew Research Center released its survey on America’s reading habits. Depending on whom you asked, the survey either exposed the …

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Math and Inquiry: The Importance of Letting Students Stumble

"How much of this hierarchy comes from the idea that they need to know A in order to do B," Isakowitz said. She’s constantly asking herself, “How can …

Why Some Teachers May Question 'New' Education Trends

Even with other "new" teaching practices and ideas, “among teachers there are early adopters, so some teachers buy into it very quickly, and then …

How to help children discover they LOVE reading

At a time when there has been a noticeable decline in children reading for pleasure, brought about in part by the attractions of technology and general pace of children's lives, the need for inspirational storytimes and storytelling have become ever more important.<p>Storytime in this country is sadly …

Modern life means children miss out on pleasures of reading a good book

Reading for pleasure is declining among primary-age pupils, and increasing numbers of "time poor" parents are dropping the ritual of sharing bedtime stories with their children once they start school.<p>Research presented to the Children's Media Conference in Sheffield last week found that, while …

E-readers: the best way to get the world's children reading

The work of a group in Ghana shows that e-readers could be a far more practical way to raise literacy levels than paper books<p>In a dusty schoolroom in Kade, a small town 75 miles from Accra, the capital of Ghana, 40-odd children sit on rickety wooden benches, in front of equally rickety desks. Kade …

Early schooling "damages" children and how reading boosts maths skills

Avid readers do better at maths<p>Children who read for pleasure are likely to make more progress in maths, vocabulary and spelling compared to those who rarely read, a study suggests.<p>Reading for enjoyment was found to be more important for children's cognitive development between the ages 10 and 16 …

Reading to children gets better and better as they get older

Books for young children tend to be slight and dull, but after this and up to the early teen years, the richness of modern work is astonishing. As long as you survive Clifford the Big Red Dog …<p>My four children have all been into books from quite a young age, which means that, as I read to all of …

Neil Gaiman: Let children read the books they love

Children should be allowed to read whatever they enjoy, the author Neil Gaiman has said as he warned that well-meaning adults could destroy a child's love of reading for ever.<p>Gaiman was delivering a lecture on Monday night about the future of books, reading and libraries to an audience of arts and …

How do you encourage children to read?

The author Neil Gaiman has said that adults could ruin a child's love of reading if they interfere with their book choices. In a lecture on the future of books, reading and libraries, the author said adults should ignore the instinct to give a child literature that they consider worthy, and let the …

9 Life Lessons Everyone Can Learn From These Beloved Classic Children's Books

Our very favorite children's books left an irreversible impression on our childhoods and on our lives. Some of our most cherished storybook characters are so real and palpable in our memory that it feels as if we were introduced to them yesterday. Beyond being gloriously entertaining though, the …

How You Handle Screen, Technology Time With Your Kids

Smartphones and tablets. You can't miss them, and your kids can't resist them. Even the smallest children — 40 percent of kids 8 years old and under — have used their parents' mobile devices, according to a survey out this week by the nonprofit Common Sense Media. This week, we're exploring the …

Totlol Delivers A Kid-Safe Alternative To YouTube On Web & Mobile

Back in 2008, a startup called Totlol emerged, offering parents a kid-friendly collection of video clips pulled from the YouTube platform on a single destination site. But that company, a one-man show, eventually hit a dead-end and closed up shop. Today, it has returned with new founders who are …

Change is On the Way: How Lending to Students Will Shift

President Barack Obama recently signed into law sweeping changes to existing education funding legislation under the American Recovery and …

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Video Game Creators Are Using Apps To Teach Empathy

Much of the modern education reform movement has centered around the drive for data. Standardized tests now gauge whether children are at grade level seemingly every few months. Kids are observed, measured and sorted almost constantly.<p>In Silicon Valley, a $20 billion industry does much the same …

Why Eton, Britain's 574-Year-Old High School, Is Embracing Ed Tech

"It would be very foolish of us to bury our heads in the sand and assume that education in schools will carry on in the traditional way,” says Eton's head of IT.<p>What does a nearly six-century-old private school that charges $54,000 a year in tuition do when confronted with start-ups with bright …

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