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"The Relationship Between Reading Enjoyment, Gender, Socioeconomic Stat" by Luke Neff
"Over the past few decades, the United States has seen a shift in classroom reading instruction away from time spent reading for pleasure and practices like Sustained Silent Reading. While researchers have found a few positive relationships between time spent reading for enjoyment and educational outcomes, these limited findings have been unsatisfactory in convincing organizations like the National Reading Panel of the efficacy of Reading Enjoyment Time. This study uses the The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009 reading assessment and accompanying student questionnaires to determine the importance of Reading Enjoyment Time as a predictor of reading outcomes, especially as this variable relates to subpopulations that are typically lagging in literacy achievement. The 2009 PISA includes a sample of 5,233 fifteen and sixteen-year old students (2,687 male; 2,546 female) from across the United States, and this study examines the self-reported Reading Enjoyment Time of these students, comparing its predictive ability for reading scores to the predictive ability of gender and socioeconomic status. The study finds that all three variables — Reading Enjoyment Time, gender, and socioeconomic status — are statistically significant predictors of reading outcomes with socioeconomic status being the strongest predictor (β = 0.372), followed by Reading Enjoyment Time (β =0.226), and then gender (β =-0.097). The research suggests that Reading Enjoyment Time does lead to improved reading outcomes for students, as highlighted by the 50.84 difference in PISA reading scores that corresponds with a move from the category of no Reading Enjoyment Time to thirty minutes or less Reading Enjoyment Time. Implications and suggestions for further research are discussed."
research  lukeneff  personal  reading  readingforpleasure  pleasure  sustainedsilentreading  howweread 
august 2015 by robertogreco
Video game journalism - Wikipedia [URL points to the section on "New Games Journalism"]
"New Games Journalism (NGJ) is a video game journalism term, coined in 2004 by journalist Kieron Gillen, in which personal anecdotes, references to other media, and creative analyses are used to explore game design, play, and culture.[19] It is a model of New Journalism applied to video game journalism. Gillen's NGJ manifesto was first published on the now defunct state forum/website, a community of videogame players often engaged in discussion and analysis of their hobby, from which an anecdotal piece, Bow Nigger,[20] had appeared. Gillen cites the work as a major inspiration for and example of what NGJ should achieve and the piece was later republished in the UK edition of PC gamer, a magazine with which Gillen has close professional ties."

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storytelling  personal  experience  subjectivity  traveljournalism  travel  2004  gaming  culture  play  cross-mediareferences  anecdote  kierongillen  reviews  writing  videogames  games  newgamesjournalism  from delicious
february 2012 by robertogreco
Some Came Running: Truffaut/Hitchcock
"The film of tomorrow appears to me as even more personal than an individual and autobiographical novel, like a confession, or a diary. The young filmmakers will express themselves in the first person and will relate what has happened to them; it may be the story of their first love, or their most recent; of their political awakening; the story of a trip, a sickness, their military service, their marriage, their last vacation...and it will be enjoyable because it will be true and new...The film of tomorrow will not be directed by civil servants of the camera, but by artists for whom shooting a film constitutes a wonderful and thrilling adventure. The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it, and the number of spectators will be proportional to the number of friends the director has. The film of tomorrow will be an act of love."

—Francois Truffaut, "The Film of Tomorrow WIll Be An Act Of Love," Arts, May 15, 1957…

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françoistruffaut  film  filmmaking  personal  identity  diaries  confessions  autobiography  storytelling  firstperson  writing  novels  expression  classideas  from delicious
january 2011 by robertogreco
russell davies: cognitive surplus - blog all dog-eared pages
"[we] assume there's continuum of reward for tasks. Or that it's additive. If we'll do Task A for free because it interests us, we'll do more if offered money. Not necessarily true. & adding money to mix profoundly changes our feelings about task...I suspect 'creating something personal, even of moderate quality' & letting people share it is going to be one of business models of next century. & one of social movements...even more interesting if we can squeeze convenience & scale of internet into other places…what you need to do - satisfy desire for autonomy, competence, generosity & sharing. Flickr does that…The easiest way to misunderstand Twitter & Facebook...take them as single type of network. Because there are celebrities on Twitter, w/ 100s of 1000s of followers, people assume that's what it's for...broadcast, celebrity, mass audience tool...[but] it's also small, personal, intimate one...I wonder...Whether public & personal existing w/in same channel/tool is sustainable"
russelldavies  2010  books  clayshirky  culture  design  technology  socialmedia  creativity  creation  papernet  networks  diy  make  cognitivesurplus  twitter  facebook  public  personal  motivation  intrinsicmotivation  rewards  tcsnmy  stickybits 
june 2010 by robertogreco Vinod Khosla on Home Metrics
"Your company measures its priorities. People also need to place metrics around their priorities. I spend about 50 hours a week at work, and I could easily work 100 hours. So I always make sure that, at the end of it all, I get home in time to eat with my
work  priorities  homemetrics  families  personal  balance 
march 2008 by robertogreco
23AndMe Will Decode Your DNA for $1,000. Welcome to the Age of Genomics
"advent of retail genomics will make once-rare experience commonplace. Simply spitting into a vial...We will not live according to what has happened to us, but according to what our own specific genetic risks predispose us toward.
genomics  genetics  law  personal  dna  science  health 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Sandy — your personal email assistant
"Life moves too fast for your calendar. Hi! I’m Sandy, your new assistant. I'll remember the details so you can focus on what's important."
email  productivity  gtd  web2.0  free  scheduling  schedule  webapps  personal  information  management  calendar 
november 2007 by robertogreco
PCs being pushed aside in Japan - Yahoo! News
"Japan's PC market is already shrinking...analysts wonder...will [it] become first major market to see decline in personal computer use 25 years after it revolutionized household electronics&whether this could be picture of things to come in other countri
computers  computing  economics  japan  japanese  mobile  phones  trends  gamechanging  ubicomp  personal  technology  tools  everyware  mobility 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Get My FBI File
"This web site helps you generate the letters you need to send to the FBI to get a copy of your own FBI file. We can help you get your files from other "three-letter agencies" (CIA, NSA, DIA, ...) too. It's quick, it's easy, and best of all, it's free!"
FBI  government  identity  surveillance  information  documentation  FOIA  NSA  DIA  freedom  personal  legal  privacy  research  security  history 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Is Your Hard Drive Worth More Than Your Life? / frog Design Mind
"In our frenzy to safeguard our memories in the online world, we have removed the intimacy of storytelling. We have made the web, not each other, the major source of shared experiences, knowledge, and opinions (often not even our own)."
families  technology  society  experience  glvo  social  life  parenting  memory  storytelling  history  personal  relationships  lore  oral  cameras  photography  design  children  practical  family  psychology 
october 2007 by robertogreco :: Read Your Own DHS Travel Dossier
"The Department of Homeland Security already knows everything about your travel. Now, for the first time, The Identity Project makes it easy for you to request the unclassified parts of the dossier that the DHS has complied on you."
flights  transparency  travel  howto  information  politics  privacy  records  personal  government  security 
september 2007 by robertogreco
"Ponoko is the world's first personal manufacturing platform. It's the online space for a community of creators and consumers to use a global network of digital manufacturing hardware to co-create, make and trade individualized product ideas on demand."
design  manufacturing  ponoko  networking  objects  business  internet  personal  printing  shopping  spimes  technology  platform  industry  glvo  fabrication  crowdsourcing  customization  construction  crafts  creation  entrepreneurship  engineering  diy  services  inventions  make  invention  personalization  socialnetworking  prototype  products  global 
september 2007 by robertogreco
PEN :: Personalised Education Now
"Personalised Education Now seeks to develop a rich, diverse, funded Personalised Educational Landscape to meet the learning needs, lifestyles and life choices made by individuals, families and communities."
education  learning  self-directed  personal  lcproject  curriculum  democratic  alternative 
september 2007 by robertogreco : A Social Biography Network.
"Dandelife is a place for you to record the events of your life, past and present, public and private. Have you photos and videos online in different places? No worries. Like you, your Dandelife is ultimate mash-up. Live well - we're listening!"
aggregator  timelines  time  blogging  blogs  collaboration  collaborative  community  data  flickr  folksonomy  history  infographics  personal  socialnetworks  socialsoftware  socialnetworking  visualization  visual 
july 2007 by robertogreco
20 Ways To Aggregate Your Social Networking Profiles
"Social network aggregators is a relatively new breed of applications which try to consolidate all your various social networking profiles into one, with varying success. Let’s check out 20 biggest competitors in this field."
aggregator  socialnetworking  social  socialsoftware  internet  profile  tools  onlinetoolkit  online  profiles  digg  flickr  identity  myspace  software  youtube  twitter  networking  personal 
july 2007 by robertogreco
pasta and vinegar » Notes from Frontiers in Interaction
"Fabio then described how the area should rather aim at simplicity, not simplification. To do so, he got back to the shell/ghost metaphor by proposing the following"
art  interaction  web  personalization  personal  mobile  phones  connectivity  simplicity  3d  printing  software  hardware 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Harold Jarche » All you need to know about elearning?
"My own response is that any technology that we use for learning is a framework and that learning occurs within individuals and often as a result of social interactions between people. Learning does not happen inside the technology."
learning  education  autodidacts  schools  social  interaction  people  personal  lcproject  technology  online  internet  readwriteweb  e-learning 
june 2007 by robertogreco
I.D Magazine - Border Game: Results of our Global I.D. Card Competition
"Bryan Boyer's winning design for a global I.D. card forgoes photos and statistics in favor of short-hand notes describing the card holder's past, present, and future destinations."
travel  personal  identity  global  international  debate  design  dopplr  globalization  world  place  flights  future  past  id  idmagazine  identification  idcard  identificationcard 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Bryan Boyer's simple yet elegant entry won I.D. Magazine's "global... (
"Bryan Boyer's simple yet elegant entry won I.D. Magazine's "global identity card" competition. What does an ID card mean for those without enough money to buy a car or have a credit card?"
travel  personal  identity  global  international  debate  design  dopplr  globalization  world  place  flights  future  past 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Dopplr Blog » Slides from the Reboot talk
"Travel and Serendipity: How personal informatics are engineering coincidence, lowering environmental impacts and forging a new golden age of travel"
dopplr  serendipity  travel  yearoff  change  perspective  human  technology  web  online  tools  cities  urban  sustainability  green  globalization  digitization  digital  international  world  flights  personal  place  footprint 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Moving at the Speed of Creativity » Blog Archive » Marco Antonio Torres: Now What Do We Do with IT
"Kids see technology as a studio, stage, and a community... Schools see it as a productivity tool... Kids are using it in ways to personalize and individualize learning"
learning  education  schools  internet  web  online  tools  software  creativity  individual  personal  personalization  productivity  autodidacts  multimedia  lcproject 
march 2007 by robertogreco
Space and Culture: How to make a Favella
"What follows applies specifically to Salvador, Bahia Brazil (a distinctive Afro-Brazilian capital comparable in significance or more important than New Orleans and New York for the African diaspora). However, it provides an glimpse of the economic geogra
cities  economics  society  policy  people  race  africandiaspora  colonialism  ownership  urban  urbanism  design  latinamerica  poverty  personal  brasil  architecture  homes  housing  favelas  brazil 
november 2006 by robertogreco
WiredSafety is the world's largest online safety and help group
"WiredSafety provides help, information and education to Internet and mobile device users of all ages. We handle cases of cyberabuse ranging from identity and credential theft, online fraud and cyberstalking, to hacking and malicious code attacks."
advice  children  education  parenting  socialsoftware  society  teens  myspace  learning  internet  online  web  privacy  safety  security  social  reference  resources  issues  literacy  personal 
september 2006 by robertogreco
One Sentence - True stories, told in one sentence.
"One Sentence is about telling your story, briefly. Insignificant stories, everyday stories, or turning-point-in-your-life stories, boiled down to their bare essentials. The idea was born from a blog entry several years ago that got a million (actually, o
blogs  collaboration  community  stories  writing  storytelling  fun  personal  experiments 
september 2006 by robertogreco
Josh Kaufman: Inside My Bald Head | The Personal MBA
"The Personal MBA (PMBA) is an experiment in educational entrepreneurism. This manifesto will show you how to substantially increase your knowledge of business on your own time and with little cost, all without setting foot inside a classroom. The PMBA is
education  business  alternative  learning  homeschool  self  personal  reading  information  ideas  diy  altgdp  alted 
may 2006 by robertogreco
The Remembering Site
"The Remembering Site enables anyone, anywhere, to write their life story and add to it as life unflolds. We have designed the Remembering Site tom make this as easy as possible for you."
family  history  interesting  life  personal  stories 
february 2006 by robertogreco
body mnemonics
"Body Mnemonics is an interface design concept for portable devices that uses the body space of the user as an interface. In this system, information can be stored and subsequently accessed by moving a device to different locations around one’s body."
technology  gadgets  mobile  personal 
january 2006 by robertogreco

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