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How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic

How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
When we ‘research’ things now, we generally aren’t referring to spending time in a library – or even referring to spending time online accessing specific library or school research databases. The word ‘research’ largely refers to the act of typing words into your internet search bar and seeing what the Wise Old Web tells you. …
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Summer Means Professional Development! - Edudemic

Summer Means Professional Development! - Edudemic | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Summer break often offers teachers an opportunity to catch up on what they’ve been too busy to do during the school year. I’ve heard from some of you that this means weeding your garden, actually ironing and putting away clothes instead of taking them (clean) right out of the laundry basket, and trying to increase …
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The Secret of Effective Motivation

The Secret of Effective Motivation | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Encourage people to do something for its own sake, not for its benefits.
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3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill - Edudemic

3 TED Talks On How Global Citizenship Is A 21st Century Skill - Edudemic | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
We’ve talked before about some of the newer skills necessary for students and teachers in the 21st century. Digital literacy - and all the elements contained within that term-  is probably the buzzword you hear most often. And for good reason: today’s young students are living in a largely digital, quickly evolving world that their teachers did …
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Developing Digital Literacy Through Content Curation

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With the vast amount of content that is shared on the Internet, content curation is becoming an essential digital literacy skill for teachers and students.
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7 Great Web Tools To Help Students Study Collaboratively ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great Web Tools To Help Students Study Collaboratively ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
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10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook

10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

I became a fan of Google Reader, which collected blog posts and other publications to RSS in one easy-to-access place. Then Google discarded this service — one that had a very loyal user base. Google has a history of doing this to features that don’t meet its needs anymore. If I’m making the switch to Classroom, I’d like to know that Google has committed to it.


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The author questions whether Google will continue to support its newly created LMS - Google Classroom. 

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"Dog ate my homework" won't work with this, but what a promising option for blended learning :)

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The Beginner's Guide To The History Of The Internet - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To The History Of The Internet - Edudemic | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered who actually invented the internet? I don’t think I know anyone anymore who doesn’t use it (even my Mom does, and so does my Grandma, so the numbers of non-users are seriously dwindling), and most people don’t give a whole lot of thought to who thought up this awesome information superhighway …
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Why You Should Unplug - Edudemic

Why You Should Unplug - Edudemic | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
We are connected most of the time these days. I consider myself extremely connected, and even I find myself at times overwhelmed by how connected people are. We’ve often gone out to dinner with friends to find at least one of them totally ignoring the conversation because they are completely engrossed in checking the news/Facebook/Instagram/the …
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Teachers Guide to Teaching Using Social Media ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Guide to Teaching Using Social Media ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
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4 Things To Consider As You Allow Phones in Class - Edudemic

4 Things To Consider As You Allow Phones in Class - Edudemic | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
As a language teacher I find mobile phones are a great resource as a dictionary, a unique way to do homework and, for many of my students, an alternative way to take notes. I’ve been using them in my class for a while now and their presence is actually hardly noticed – so seamlessly is …
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Animate Your Course Book with Engaging Activities | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Animate Your Course Book with Engaging Activities | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
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Cybenglish

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How To Get Into The 'Flow' In Your Classroom - Edudemic

How To Get Into The 'Flow' In Your Classroom - Edudemic | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
The best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray. – Robert Burns How many times have you planned out a lesson, been excited about how awesome it would be, and had it go totally awry? We’ve all been there. While it is a pain when it happens – especially since the planned out …
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5 Ways Google Tools Can Empower Teachers - Edudemic

5 Ways Google Tools Can Empower Teachers - Edudemic | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
There are about a million different ways to use all the great Google tools available for free in your classroom. Whether you’re bringing your classroom into the 21st century by making it paperless or AppSmashing, even the simplest of Google tools offers you a wide array of ways to use it. The Google suite of …
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What is flipped learning?

What is flipped learning? | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

To counter common misconceptions and bring clarity to discussions about “Flipped Learning,” the governing board and key leaders of the Flipped Learning Network (FLN) announced a formal definition of the term. They also released the Four Pillars of F-L-I-P™ and a checklist of eleven indicators that educators must incorporate into their practice.


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3 Ways to Get Outside This Summer with Mobile Devices - Edudemic

3 Ways to Get Outside This Summer with Mobile Devices - Edudemic | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
For years, I spent my summers teaching sailing and leadership skills to high school students on a 50-foot boat in the Caribbean. I cherished the three months without phones, television, or computers – both for myself as well as my students. As an adult, I value any time unplugged. However, on my last hiking trip, …
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Twitter: Best Practices For Educators #ReinventingWriting - Edudemic

Twitter: Best Practices For Educators #ReinventingWriting - Edudemic | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Twitter is an incredible tool for any classroom,if you know how to use it. Teachers like Karen Lirenman and Kathy Cassidy show us how even very young children benefit greatly from the safe online connections through their teachers.  If you’re still not convinced read the  100 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom right here …
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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post). What I find even more interesting is the focus on what skills current students need to meet …
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How To Use 5 Highly-Rated Apps In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Use 5 Highly-Rated Apps In The Classroom - Edudemic | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
We’ve been tracking some of the more interesting new technology products thanks to the new(ish) Global Education Database. It’s a helpful tool to help you find the best products for your classroom, and figure out how to implement them. A good place to start is with the most popular tools, but you can search by …
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The obsolescence of teachers - the Sugata Mitra controversy

The obsolescence of teachers - the Sugata Mitra controversy | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
The plenary talk by Sugata Mitra at the IATEFL Harrogate conference on Saturday has sparked many debates on Twitter, Facebook and in the blogosphere. Chia Suan Chong gives her view on whether he was talking about the obsolescence of teachers...
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How Assessment Can Lead to Deeper Learning

How Assessment Can Lead to Deeper Learning | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Most educators, policymakers, and parents agree that today's students need a mix of knowledge, skills, and dispositions to prepare them to be successful and engaged citizens. Given that students need
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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz

Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true?



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In pictures: London now and then

In pictures: London now and then | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Old meets new in hybrid images from the Museum of London - and a new app allows people to make their own.
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Why Tablets Are Great For Classrooms - Edudemic

Why Tablets Are Great For Classrooms - Edudemic | 21st century Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
Desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone/smartphone, there sure are a multitude of options when it comes to classroom technology. You may be stuck with one or the other, but if you have a choice, what option will be the best for your students?  The handy infographic below takes a look at why tablets are a …
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