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Oscar Week Special: Seven Teaching Resources on Film Literacy

Oscar Week Special: Seven Teaching Resources on Film Literacy | 21 century education | Scoop.it

The Academy Awards are just around the corner, and there are a number ofnominated films that can be great teaching tools for educators this year. It looks like it might be a big year for Steven Spielberg in the classroom and on Award night -- his Lincoln has been nominated for 12 Oscars, including Best Picture.

With the abundance of media messages in our society, it's important to ensure students are media literate. The Oscars provide a great opportunity to use the year's best films to teach students about media and film literacy -- they can also be an engaging teaching tool that provokes students' interest in a variety of subjects and issues. Here, we're providing some classroom resources from around the Web:

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Edutopia article and links to sharing media literacy in your classroom!  

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Teaching Students How to Take Notes – Moving From Mechanical to Effective

Teaching Students How to Take Notes – Moving From Mechanical to Effective | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Improving Note Taking Techniques (With Some Resources and Tools to Help) Effective note taking can make a genuine difference in student learning. Teaching your
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Great tips for note taking!
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5 Works of Art to Teach Critical Thinking

5 Works of Art to Teach Critical Thinking | 21 century education | Scoop.it
These 5 works of art can assist teacher in developing critical thinking skills
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Love the idea of using images/art to get critical thinking happening!

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Getting Excited About Engineering with Super-Awesome Sylvia

Getting Excited About Engineering with Super-Awesome Sylvia | 21 century education | Scoop.it
The girl who made making things fun on her web shows has a book explaining engineering and coding projects.
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We are ordering some of these for our learning commons!  Teaching code just got easier!

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K-12 Students on Tech in Schools: More, Please -- THE Journal

K-12 Students on Tech in Schools: More, Please -- THE Journal | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Half of middle and high school students judge the amount of technology use in their schools as "moderate." A third of them consider that just fine; but 55 percent would rather see more technology in use, according to a new survey from CompTIA.
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Students still want more tech in the classroom!  

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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Josh Work, middle school teacher and Marine Corps reservist, talks about teachers who struggle with technology and offers five professional development tips that can bring staff up to speed for school-wide technology integration...
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Love the idea of a tech team of admin and teachers, all in it together.  

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5 tips to help teachers who struggle with tecnhology

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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | 21 century education | Scoop.it
"How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic" @Edudemic http://t.co/TEZRAxAfc8
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Great ideas and tools for teaching essential questions using visual tools like infographics!

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5 Non-Evil Ways To Get People To Do What You Want, From Dan Pink

5 Non-Evil Ways To Get People To Do What You Want, From Dan Pink | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Science has some answers about how to deal with difficult people. Here NYT bestselling author Dan Pink breaks down how to make people behave better.
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Great tips for your team, whether you are an administrator, teacher or parent, coach.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 26, 12:16 PM

Great tips for leading!  

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015

30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015 | 21 century education | Scoop.it
30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015
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Some interesting trends for the upcoming year!  2015 places emphasis on innovation with teacher, and in my books student as well!

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Leading Digital Transformation

Leading Digital Transformation | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Digital technologies -- from social media to mobile computing to big data to the internet of everything -- are transforming businesses in every industry. Do..
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Vision, engagement, strong leadership and governance are all part of the digital transformation game plan!

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Can Twitter Replace Traditional Professional Development?

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Professional Development? | 21 century education | Scoop.it
By The Hechinger Report Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional development for teachers. Instead of enduring hours-long workshops
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Agreed!  Twitter is my #prod.  Thanks Twitter for introducing me to so many sweet #edleaders and students!

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How to Cultivate Creativity Using Design Thinking - YouTube

Learn how to frame problems creatively in order to generate innovative solutions at your company. Rekindle all forms of your thinking: emotional, kinesthetic...
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Stanford Uni webinar on design thinking related to students creativity and innovation.  Solving problems as a design thinker makes learning more individualized and personal. Empathize, ideation, redefine,  prototype and test are all part of the process.  

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Educational Leadership:Teaching to Student Strengths

Educational Leadership:Teaching to Student Strengths | 21 century education | Scoop.it
A2: Great article: Teaching to the Minds of Boys http://t.co/blU1O9tl #momsofboyschat
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Understanding the make up of gender differences is all part of creating the right spaces in education.  Loved the visual/spatial ideas for writing!

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How Should We Measure Quality in Online Learning: A Conversation with iNACOL's Quality Project

Join David Edwards, co-author of the "Measuring Quality From Inputs to Outcomes" report from iNACOL (the International Association for K-12 Online Learning) ...
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Interview with David Edwards in regards to quality testing in online learning.  INACOL

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The 5 Most Popular Educational Apps of 2014 -- THE Journal

The 5 Most Popular Educational Apps of 2014 -- THE Journal | 21 century education | Scoop.it
These are the five top-rated apps from Common Sense Graphite's "Best Ed Tech of 2014" list.
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Early elementary winning apps!
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Most popular educational apps according to The journal and "Best Ed Tech of 2014" list

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52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 | 21 century education | Scoop.it
52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015
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Great list of apps to try over the holidays!

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Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids?

Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids? | 21 century education | Scoop.it
The decline in time children have for free play could be tied to increased levels of depression and acute anxiety among young people.
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Free play is disappearing in our culture.  How do we bring it back into educational spheres?

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Is the U.S. Focusing Too Much on STEM?

Is the U.S. Focusing Too Much on STEM? | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Some critics say the recent obsession with science and tech compromises other parts of kids' education.
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One can never focus too much on science and tech, and if we want Canada to stay cutting edge in this area we need to be promoting it in our schools as well.

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Top Tech Tools for School Administrators and Teachers - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Top Tech Tools for School Administrators and Teachers - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Here is the list of some of the best tech tools and platforms meant for school administrators and teachers
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Some awesome tools here to help you get your staff interested in helping students find tech to serve their needs.

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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Vicki Davis, a computer science teacher and IT integrator, celebrates Computer Science Education Week with an extensive list of year-round resources for teaching students how to code.

Via John Evans
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Older article but pertinent information with resources on teaching your students coding.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, November 29, 7:37 AM

Vicki Davis shares a great roster of ways to make more than an Hour of Code possible in every K-12 classroom.

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Mais alguns exemplos de programas

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7 education books to catch up on during the hol...

7 education books to catch up on during the hol... | 21 century education | Scoop.it
There's a little something for everyone in the books that have crossed the Education Dive desk in the last few months.
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Holiday reading ideas��
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It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process | 21 century education | Scoop.it
I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes.
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Failure is all part of the learning plan and can be used positively!

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Hey guys read the next task and also send to me a short essay about it, please ¡¡¡¡

 

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grande equivoco não usar os enganos (erros) como parte do processo de aprendizaggem #avancee

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Akatsak egitea ikasketa prozesuaren zati bat da!!!

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How Much Performance Pizzazz Does a Teacher Need to be Effective? - KQED (blog)

How Much Performance Pizzazz Does a Teacher Need to be Effective? - KQED (blog) | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Does does a teacher's performance distract, or does it inspire?
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So true!  Great teachers use all multi-sensory techniques to reach their audience!

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The Top 15 EdTech Tools for College Professors

The Top 15 EdTech Tools for College Professors | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Guest post by Robert Morris. In order to maintain the status of a “cool teacher”, college professors must keep up with the latest trends in educational technology.
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Some new tools to try!
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NMC Horizon Project | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Project | The New Media Consortium | 21 century education | Scoop.it

2014 NMC Horizon report. 

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"The NMC Horizon Project charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Launched in 2002, it epitomizes the mission of the NMC to help educators and thought leaders across the world build upon the innovation happening at their institutions by providing them with expert research and analysis."  Learning commons team read up on this one.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 30, 3:15 PM

Latest research from the Horizon report from a media perspective.

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Four criteria for evaluating blended learning tools | eSchool News | eSchool News

Four criteria for evaluating blended learning tools | eSchool News | eSchool News | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Blended learning has arrived and Eileen Shihadeh, VP at Compass Learning, shares four tips for a successful blended learning model.
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Blended learning models and student engagement!

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