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Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think - Edudemic | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
As an elementary teacher, I can’t help but notice that children today want quick answers and do not take the time to think things through.
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Fuel Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking

Fuel Creativity in the Classroom with Divergent Thinking | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Recently, I showed a group of students in my high school art class a film called Ma Vie En Rose (My Life in Pink), about a seven-year-old boy named Ludovic who identifies as female. Ludovic has an ac
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5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Children's books with multicultural settings and characters can transport us on a global adventure, dispelling negative stereotypes, teaching tolerance and respect, encouraging pride in kids' cultura
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The Great World Language Debate du Jour: Grammar vs. Communication

The Great World Language Debate du Jour: Grammar vs. Communication | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
I am embarrassed -- no, actually I would go as far as to say horrified -- that I spent ten years of my career teaching students about the Spanish language. I actually felt proud when they could fill
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Connected Learning

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Learn more about the research and vision behind this new approach to learning, and hear from others who are already practicing connected learning.
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Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Learn Another Language - Edudemic | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
I often hear language learning is much easier when you are younger, and that we must teach our young students another language when they are young so that they can be ‘more competitive’ in an increasingly globalized, connected world. While I don’t argue with that at all, there are many other benefits that come from being …
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Promoting a Culture of Learning

Promoting a Culture of Learning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Learning is a culture.

It starts as a culture with the students as human beings needing to understand their environment. And it ends as a culture with students taking what we give them and using it
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Resources for Learning About Empathy on Valentine's Day

Resources for Learning About Empathy on Valentine's Day | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Valentine's Day creates a lot of excitement for students, and of course, there are plenty of teachable moments around the day. You might cover the history of the holiday, some V-Day-themed math, or a
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Check out the beautiful RSA Shorts video that demonstrates the power of empathy. Talking about empathy with our students around Valentine's day could be worth a whole lot more than a heart-themed math worksheet.

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Books for Kids

The Other 21st Century Skills:  Books for Kids | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
I have been discussing and blogging about The Other 21st Century Skills Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an ove...
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What we SHOULD be valuing and instilling in our students.

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Teachers Teaching Teachers : TTT#371 Social Media in Schools? Paige Woodard, Jo Paraiso and her students: Bassam Taleb, Katia Navidad, Jorge Espinoza 11.6.13

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Continuing the discussion from last month's #LCCRC13 conference

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What To Know About 21st Century Literacies - Edudemic

What To Know About 21st Century Literacies - Edudemic | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
We're focusing on 21st century literacies this month and are taking a close look at the current state of reading and writing around the world.
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How Can We Make Homework Worthwhile?

How Can We Make Homework Worthwhile? | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
The quantity of students’ homework is a lot less important than its quality. Enriching children’s classroom learning requires making homework not shorter or longer, but smarter.
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Badges and the Common Core

Badges and the Common Core | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
When today's K-12 students enter college and embark in their careers, they will most likely encounter a wide array of game-like elements, such as badge systems. In June, Blackboard Learn, a learning
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Sweet! Badges for gamification of the common core!

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Some Good Web Tools Fostering 21st Century Language learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some Good Web Tools Fostering 21st Century Language learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
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Can Any School Foster Pure Creativity?

Can Any School Foster Pure Creativity? | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
How do we promote creativity in schools? This is one of the prevailing concerns of many progressive education reformers. From a long-term fiscal perspective, creativity can lead to innovation, and for the U.S. to have a competitive edge in the global economy, minds capable of identifying problems and imagining new possibilities are a necessity. But given the constructs of public schools, can creativity truly be valued?
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5 Important Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Educational Games ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Important Web Tools Students Can Use to Create Educational Games ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
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Connected Learning Research Network

Connected Learning Research Network | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
This interdisciplinary research network is dedicated to understanding the opportunities and risks for learning afforded by today's changing media ecology, as well as building new learning environments that support effective learning and educational equity.
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Connected Learners

Connected Learners | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Global Classroom
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CADCA Learning Spaces

Reimagining the Spaces in Which We Learn David Jakes Photo from tim lauer
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A Parent's Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

A Parent's Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

Resources by Topic:
Encouraging Kindness and Empathy
Cultivating Perseverance and Resilience
Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, and Focus
Home, School, and Community Partnerships
Children’s Social Selves and Technology

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Edutopia’s curated list of blogs, articles, and videos for parents about fostering kindness, empathy, resilience, perseverance, and focus in children.
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5 Tips For Making Your Class As Addictive As A Game - Edudemic

5 Tips For Making Your Class As Addictive As A Game - Edudemic | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Game designers have mastered certain tricks that make games so addictive that people can’t stop playing them.
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Illustrative Chart on Project Based Learning Vs Problem Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Illustrative Chart on Project Based Learning Vs Problem Based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
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Empowering Kids Online: An Important Strategy to Keep Them Safe

Empowering Kids Online: An Important Strategy to Keep Them Safe | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
For parents of teens in the fast-changing social media landscape, which includes sites such as Ask.fm, it can be tough to figure out the balance between giving your children freedom and protecting them from danger.
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How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding

How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
There's growing and well-founded concern about the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields, particularly when it comes to women of color. Here are some ideas on what to do about it.
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Challenge Based Learning - Welcome to Challenge Based Learning!

Challenge Based Learning - Welcome to Challenge Based Learning! | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
challengebasedlearning.org is a social networking site for educators and students interested in Challenge Based Learning (CBL). Find other educators interested in CBL, propose challenges and share solutions.
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4 Resources For Finding STEM Grants For Your School - Edudemic

4 Resources For Finding STEM Grants For Your School - Edudemic | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
We talk about STEM education all the time. Did you know there are ways to get STEM grants for your school though? It should help make things a bit smoother.
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