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VIDEO: Dog that can read teaches kids how to read
cbs12.com ^ | Sunday, May 18 2014,

Posted on 05/19/2014 4:57:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin

Peggy holds up cards with printed words one them, including “paw,” “sit,” and “down.” Coulter follows the commands on the cards. Peggy trains Coulter by first pairing verbal commands with the printed words. She eventually removes the verbal commands. Peggy says Coulter recognizes the shape of the words.

“I thought it was amazing. I had no idea that a dog had that big of a brain,” said Nicholas Belshan, a student in Peggy’s class.

Peggy says Coulter is a quick study.

“I would say, within about two days he started to get the idea of what it was and then it took probably another two days to get it down pretty well,” said Peggy.

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1 posted on 05/19/2014 4:57:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

If Ann had a dog...


2 posted on 05/19/2014 4:59:39 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: BenLurkin

The dog just needs to stay one lesson ahead of the students.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 5:02:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: BenLurkin

I have a Jack Russell, I believe it.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 5:02:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: BenLurkin
I'll stick with the tried and true methods. The grandkids are going to learn (at least) the Greek alphabet (upper case and lower case) this summer. 3 kids, ages 2 1/2 to 7. Whiteboard and an eraser. Repetition. Rewards for doing well.

No matter what they do in life, from engineering to medicine, learning the Greek alphabet will be beneficial.

/johnny

5 posted on 05/19/2014 5:03:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin
sight reading... all the rage in public school now days
7 posted on 05/19/2014 5:04:42 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: JRandomFreeper

It’s all Greek to me.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 5:05:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’d like to see Peggy present that lesson plan to a bunch of 6th graders — they would chew up that presentation and spit it out: Hand him a card that says BARK and see what he does.


9 posted on 05/19/2014 5:05:49 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: BenLurkin

He’s reading? Let me hear him say it.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 5:07:58 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: JRandomFreeper

JRandomFreeper’s grandkids 30 years from now: “Remember when grandpa used to make us read greek?...that was really lame”. ‘yeah, I remember. Pass that neutrino gauge. I think I’ve got the plasma wavelength adjusted so we’ll get another light year faster on the outbound’.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 5:11:48 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: BenLurkin
Spend a few mornings at my house this summer, and you'll be able to write an upper case and lower case alpha and omega. ;)

/johnny

12 posted on 05/19/2014 5:12:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Rebelbase
They'll need to know the lamda on the wavelength. ;)

/johnny

13 posted on 05/19/2014 5:14:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Teach them the Jewish Alphabet and to read and write Cantonese, if you want to prepare them for the real world future.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 5:14:11 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: Rebelbase
Lambda. Sheesh. Got to get that crap right. The kids are merciless if you screw up.

/johnny

15 posted on 05/19/2014 5:15:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MHGinTN
They are already learning Cambodian from the other side of the family, and they will get Hebrew in the normal course of things. The best student will inherit my Torah.

Latin the same.

I'm sensitive about Greek because my grandfather declared me 'illiterate' at age 10 because I could read Latin, Hebrew, French and Spanish (and of course, English), but not Greek.

He was old school. And harsh.

/johnny

16 posted on 05/19/2014 5:18:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

A whole lot smarter than today’s average politician. ...Who only knows how to respond to just a single word ( money).


17 posted on 05/19/2014 5:40:41 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: BenLurkin

But can he read cursive :-)


18 posted on 05/19/2014 5:50:35 PM PDT by Klaatu Barada Nikto (Liberty is not a Loophole)
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To: BenLurkin

What a beautiful dog. I love the boy commenting about how it was “amazing”. Cute.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 6:21:18 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Bigg Red

I love the boy commenting = I loved seeing the boy commenting

Getting too late. Time to get off FR.


20 posted on 05/19/2014 6:24:11 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: BenLurkin

That dog is more qualified than Al Sharpton now.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 6:41:27 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: JRandomFreeper

> “I’m sensitive about Greek because my grandfather declared me ‘illiterate’ at age 10 because I could read Latin, Hebrew, French and Spanish (and of course, English), but not Greek.” <

I used to teach foreign languages, and liked learning them myself (most of the time). I don’t think it’s a good idea for children to spend much time learning multiple languages, though. So they learn Latin, Hebrew, French, Spanish, English — and Greek too? That’s impressive, but by the time young children reach adulthood, people in the developed world will have electronic devices that not only translate but probably interpret too.

Free online translators already do a decent job of conveying the gist of written texts (with some egregious errors, yes, but being able to understand the gist most of the time — not just of texts in the languages you mentioned, but in nearly every major language — is an extraordinary accomplishment, and just the first step).


22 posted on 05/19/2014 7:02:43 PM PDT by GJones2 (Foreign language learning and technology)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Another objection to learning many languages is that it’s not efficient to learn many words for the same thing. The time spent learning how to say ‘cat’, for instance, in five languages could be more profitably spent learning something about real cats. Admittedly the correspondences among words in different languages aren’t one-to-one, and you do gain other perspectives by seeing how other languages express ideas. I don’t think the benefit is proportional to the time spent, though. One foreign language helps give perspective on one’s own, but there’s a law of diminishing returns.

If children enjoy learning many languages, then fine. Considering the technological advances that are likely imminent, though, I don’t see the practical value.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 7:04:55 PM PDT by GJones2 (Foreign language learning and technology)
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To: GJones2
I'll skip French with my grandkids. It's a pretty useless language. I would rather have been taught Arabic.

My grandkids live in a bilingual household, so they don't get a choice about learning English or Cambodian.

I'm not going to teach them Greek. Just the alphabet. That's enough, since it's important technically in engineering and the sciences.

Next year they'll probably learn the Cyrillic alphabet so they can sound out words if they need to. Everything in Russian more sophisticated than pulling turnips comes from some other language anyway...

/johnny

24 posted on 05/19/2014 7:08:14 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MHGinTN
Teach them the Jewish Alphabet and to read and write Cantonese, if you want to prepare them for the real world future.

Add Mandarin, Arabic and Farsi to that list. The Middle East and China aren't going away.

25 posted on 05/19/2014 7:08:25 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: GJones2
There is nothing to equal the automatic knowledge that the greek letter Delta, and knowing that it means change so that Δv automatically means change in velocity, or that λ means wavelength, or that Ω stands for Ohms.

/johnny

26 posted on 05/19/2014 7:14:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cripplecreek

Kind of reminds me of the joke about a Dog owner trying to convince a talent agent his dog could speak...You know whats on a house...”Roof”, Who chased Red riding hood? “woof”...what’s on a tree? “bark!”. The talent agent laughs sneeringly and says “any dog could make those sounds and tries to throw them out!”...until the dog turns around and says to his owner and the agent...”I could smell that the other woman he has been with was the secretary out in the waiting room, shall we tell his wife or can we persuade him to write us a contract?”


27 posted on 05/19/2014 7:14:26 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (It was never Bush's fault...Spock's messing with red matter was what screwed us all up!)
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To: GJones2
They already know the word for cat in at least 3 languages (English, Cambodian, Spanish) without them having to be 'taught'. They just picked it up. Their minds are very plastic at this point, and absorb information like a sponge.

I mean for them to have useful information, not how to put a condom on a queer banana.

Besides, without a television in the house, we have to keep our minds occupied.

/johnny

28 posted on 05/19/2014 7:19:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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