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This page looks at helpful skills and technology to engage the youtube generation
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Welcome to 21st Century School

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Hello everyone and welcome to this scoop.it page. I am a Design and Communication Graphics teacher and ICT Coordinator in Ireland and am passionate about teaching and helping students learn to their full potential. I believe that technology can have a hugely positive impact on education and that is what this page will focus on. Thank you for visiting.

I have created a website which explains the use of blogs, wikis and social bookmarking in the classroom (www.collaborativelearningonline.info). You may also follow me on twitter @Leacy2. You can find more information at about.me/Leacy
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Deborah Seed's comment, September 9, 2011 2:56 PM
I like the way you have profiled this page.
Paul Leacy's comment, January 21, 2012 12:26 PM
Thank you very much. Hope you find it useful.
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Portfolios For Educators | Pathbrite

Portfolios For Educators | Pathbrite | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
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This looks like it could be excellent. Hope you can save to formats that can be archived...

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Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, August 25, 2013 12:24 PM

Talk about a resume upgrade!  Nice concept! 

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
12 Principles Of Mobile Learning
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What most schools don't teach

Learn about a new "superpower" that isn't being taught in in 90% of US schools.
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I love this video. Not so much because it talking about coding but because it shows that schools are not teaching everything!

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What Is Blended Learning? These Videos Will Get You Started

What Is Blended Learning? These Videos Will Get You Started | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
We talk about it a lot, but never give enough detail. So let's get right down to it. What is blended learning and what should you know about it?

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John Purificati's comment, April 4, 2013 6:39 AM
Thanks for this Nik.
Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, April 13, 2013 11:13 AM

Explicación clara, en dos presentaciones,  sobre qué es "Blended Learning" y sus beneficios.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 28, 2015 5:41 PM
Blended learning.
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Scratch | imagine, program, share

Scratch | imagine, program, share | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
Scratch: a programming language for everyone. Create interactive stories, games, music and art - and share them online.

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inClass - The last school app you'll ever need

inClass - The last school app you'll ever need | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it

Organize your schedule!

Share your notes!

Ace your classes!

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A Principal's Reflections: Twitter: A Resource For All

A Principal's Reflections: Twitter: A Resource For All | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it

A brilliant advertisment for using twitter in schools

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The Truth About Tablets: Educators are getting iPads and ereaders into students’ hands—but it’s not easy

The Truth About Tablets: Educators are getting iPads and ereaders into students’ hands—but it’s not easy | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
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iPad Video Editing Gets Serious With Avid Studio

iPad Video Editing Gets Serious With Avid Studio | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
When the iPad first launched in early 2010, the device was criticized by some for being geared toward content consumption, rather than creation.
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20 Innovative Ways High Schools Are Using Twitter

20 Innovative Ways High Schools Are Using Twitter | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
The lucky high schools without strict social media policies are taking advantage of Twitter and doing amazing things.
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SnapIt - Screen Capture Software

SnapIt - Screen Capture Software | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it

Capture anything you see on your PC screen! SnapIt is convenient for bloggers who capture and crop images for ther posts, for tech writers who need to describe menus and interfaces of applications, web designers and those who work with graphics every day.

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The influence of sleep and daily stress on thinking about signs of health Survey

Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.
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A friend of mine is currently conducting research for her Masters. If you could complete this survey I would be very grateful. Thank you in advance! 

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Hakitzu: the app teaching kids to code - video

Hakitzu: the app teaching kids to code - video | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
The British startup hoping to create the next generation of coders by playing games
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This looks very very interesting. Hopefully we'll get coding into schools soon.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 28, 2015 5:40 PM
Coding through apps is increasing. Here is one example.
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How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
As a tech advocate, I often find myself coaxing established educators to incorporate new tools & technologies. Here are some ways I've found to be successful.

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stevecarter's comment, April 16, 2013 6:45 AM
Much needed - thanks
stevecarter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 6:45 AM

Good start for our schools

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 19, 2013 8:04 PM

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Understoodit: Formative Assessment Tool

Understoodit: Formative Assessment Tool | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a new formative assessment tool check out Understoodit.  Whether your students are on iPads or have access to the web from desktops, Understoodit is a fantastic free assessme...

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, April 14, 2013 2:33 AM

Great for knowing if your learners are engaging - before it is too late to do anything about it.

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, April 14, 2013 5:41 AM

A quick way to find out if your students are understanding and following your lesson.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 28, 2015 5:41 PM
Get a snapshot of understanding.
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Mural.ly - Think, Imagine, Discuss Ideas

Mural.ly - Think, Imagine, Discuss Ideas | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People. Thousands of creative people from all over the world are using Mural.ly to grow ideas.

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LeanneStewart's curator insight, April 23, 2013 2:54 PM

Imagine what your community could come up with if they used Mural.ly! It could be an excellent way to see where what you're offering lines up with what they desire. 

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 12:19 PM

Another excellent wall to "Pin up", organize  and share content

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s comment, June 24, 2013 3:52 AM
interesting, useful and collaborative, now also coming with an app for iPad
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Mobile: More Districts Are Rewriting Acceptable Use Policies

Mobile: More Districts Are Rewriting Acceptable Use Policies | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.

 

“When I talk to colleagues in Finland, they say, how do you filter?” said Jim Klein, director of Information Services and Technology at the Saugus Union School District in Southern California.

 

“They say, our kids’ filters are in their heads.

 

You do this by giving them a safe environment to educate themselves instead of sticking your head in the sand and pretending these technologies don’t exist.”


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norma_covington's comment, April 7, 2012 2:08 PM
Yes, I agree, time to tune in instead of tuning out, what we don't understand.
Dodie Ellen Ballard's curator insight, March 13, 2013 2:44 AM

While this seems to be a struggle for some educational institutions, the policies not only have to be re-written, but the re-write must embrace and not negate the use of technology.

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Knotebooks - Anyone can contribute. Everyone can learn.

Knotebooks - Anyone can contribute. Everyone can learn. | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it

Knotebooks is more than just a community to share  knowledge. It's intuitive technology and a disruptive idea that makes learning simpler.

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Dodie Ellen Ballard's curator insight, March 13, 2013 2:33 AM

The notebook of the future????  A community of ideas put together for the use of several students all over the world?  How amazing is that...

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 28, 2015 5:43 PM
Sharing and building learning.
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ScreenTweet – Awesome Twitter Tool | Mark Brumley

ScreenTweet – Awesome Twitter Tool | Mark Brumley | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it

This could be a great way to use twitter in the classroom without having to ask pupils to create accounts

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42 Twitter #Chats for Teachers

42 Twitter #Chats for Teachers | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
So what's your new year's resolution? Mine is to get more involved with Twitter chats.
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Seven Digital Learning Tips for Students

Seven Digital Learning Tips for Students | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron shares tips for students learning online.
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Teaching with tech: could iBooks Author spark an education revolution?

Teaching with tech: could iBooks Author spark an education revolution? | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it
Late last week, Apple announced the launch of a new piece of software, iBooks Author, and a new version of its eBook reader, iBooks 2. t’s a development that promises to accelerate the move to interactive eBooks, by radically simplifying their development.
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Pros and Cons of Social Networking

Pros and Cons of Social Networking | 21st Century Schools | Scoop.it

Proponents of social networking sites argue that these online communities promote increased communication with friends and family, familiarize people with valuable computer skills, and allow contact with people from around the world.


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Kiersten McGeary's comment, March 18, 2013 7:42 PM
I am going to use this article to show the pros and cons of social networking
Kiersten McGeary's comment, March 18, 2013 7:42 PM
It is from a .org website