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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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Nocking The Arrow: 6 Reasons for Teachers and Students to Love "Big Hero 6"

Nocking The Arrow: 6 Reasons for Teachers and Students to Love "Big Hero 6" | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
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Celebrate 50 Days of School Rock n Roll Style with our Kindergarteners!

Celebrate 50 Days of School Rock n Roll Style with our Kindergarteners! | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
The Kindergarten classes at Sprague School in Lincolnshire, Illinois are celebrating the number 50 Rock ‘ n ‘ Roll style. We are doing different number games with the number 50. We are also creatin...
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How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
The rise of the standing desk may appear to be a response to the modern, eat-at-your-desk, hunched-over worker chained to her computer, but history paints a different picture: Hemingway, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson all stood while they worked. Donald Rumsfeld had a standing desk, and so did Charles Dickens. Workplaces are moving toward more standing desks, but schools have been slower to catch on for a variety of reasons, including cost, convenience, and perhaps the assumption that “sit down and pay attention” is the best way to learn.
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7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year

7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Seven questions teachers can ask parents at the start of the year with the intention of building a partnership to support their child's learning.
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The Research Behind Social and Emotional Learning

The Research Behind Social and Emotional Learning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Social and emotional learning gives kids a variety of tools to help them succeed, including a boost in motivation to learn, more time spent on homework, and increased test scores.
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Reflection: What Makes Learning Stick

Reflection: What Makes Learning Stick | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Even taking just fifteen minutes to reflect on what was learned during the day could significantly affect how well students retain the information.
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Researchers found that students who were given fifteen minutes to write reflections at the end of the day scored 23 percent higher on end-of-year assessments.

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The Definition Of Global Learning

The Definition Of Global Learning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Globalization. Definitely not a high-interest topic. For every person reading this quick preview, probably 18 more skimmed right past, busy trying to survive right here,…
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Critical Thinking Toolbox: How to Brainstorm

Critical Thinking Toolbox: How to Brainstorm | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Brainstorming is an essential part of critical thinking and a tool that people use to invent an idea, find a solution to a problem, or answer a question.

Like: naming a puppy, or . . .



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Uppervention: Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Students

Uppervention: Meeting the Needs of Gifted and Talented Students | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
I've noticed in education the push to provide or sometimes require intervention programs for students who struggle in the classroom. These students struggling in math or language arts can sometimes b
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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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8 Ways to Help Introverts Brainstorm for Creative Projects | Edudemic

8 Ways to Help Introverts Brainstorm for Creative Projects | Edudemic | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
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10 Ways to Personalize Learning

10 Ways to Personalize Learning | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
By Adisack Nhouyvanisvong - For educators who want to focus on the learner, here are 10 tips to help you personalize learning for students.
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Sir Ken Robinson: Building a Culture of Innovation - YouTube

http://www.educationrevolution.org - Sir Ken Robinson delivers a brand new, insightful and entertaining talk to educators at the 9th Annual AERO Conference, ...
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“It’s Like You’re Conducting an Orchestra”

“It’s Like You’re Conducting an Orchestra” | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Bill Gates shares what he learned from Katie Brown, Washington state’s 2014 Teacher of the Year.
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Preparing for Diversity: Resources for Teachers

Preparing for Diversity: Resources for Teachers | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Here, blogger Matt Davis rounds up some helpful links for teachers.
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For Frustrated Gifted Kids, A World of Online Opportunities

For Frustrated Gifted Kids, A World of Online Opportunities | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
For parents, the task of ensuring that exceptionally bright children get the educational nourishment they need is unchartered territory. The path can be frustrating for the kids, and worry-inducing for the parents. But the ongoing boom in online learning opportunities has been a great benefit for many gifted youth because the offerings can cater to a student’s ability rather than age.
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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to vi
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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
At some point, every parent wishes their high school aged student would go to bed earlier as well as find time to pursue their own passions -- or maybe even choose to relax. This thought reemerged as
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On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Scientists have come a long way in understanding how the brain generates creative ideas. Their work can inform classroom structures if educators want to inspire more creativity in students.
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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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