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Learning how to learn | Barbara Oakley | TEDxOaklandUniversity - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley is co-teaching one of the worl...

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Erin Bartley's curator insight, March 27, 2015 6:52 AM

everyone learns different work out your way and embrace it

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Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better ft. Seth Godin - YouTube

Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better ft. Seth Godin - YouTube | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Full Article: http://trainugly.com/portfolio/learning/ Our brains our designed to learn the best when we're operating at the edge of our abilities, stretched...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 21, 2014 8:49 PM

Learn why it is important to stretch your brain, to try new things (and to fail) and to continue to try and improve. Learn about our "Lizard Brain"  (also known as the amygdala),an important component of our brain that impacts how we learn, but the learning is related to the time when humans hunted in the wild. This part of the brain holds us back in many ways, and although it once protected us now it tends to hold us back.

What can we do about this? The video explores this and discusses some of the ways we can "dance" with this "Lizard Brain" and move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. For more information take the time to watch this video.

miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, December 22, 2014 6:00 AM
Learning sweet spots!!!
Helen Teague's curator insight, December 23, 2014 9:28 AM

especially good at about 6 minutes in...  see also the trainugly.com website

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The Future of Learning in a Networked Society | Learnstreaming

The Future of Learning in a Networked Society | Learnstreaming | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This video highlights interviews from several leading people offering their perspectives on where learning and education is heading in our networked society.

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Great quote from article by Seth Godin: 

If you look at the fact that we process 20 or 30 kids at a time in a batch just like in the factory.  If you fail 3rd grade we hold you back and reprocess you.  All matching the way the factory works.  We built it on purpose and it was really useful for its function but we don’t have a shortage of factory workers anymore.” Seth Godin

Seth says that “there’s a big difference between access to information and school.  They used to be the same thing.  Information is now available online to anyone who has access and wants it.”

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We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders

We Have 21st Century Learners Who Need 21st Century Leaders | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We must lead the shift to a way that maximizes opportunities for investigation, problem solving, and collaboration while maintaining assurance that each child is gaining knowledge, and is able to apply it both alone and with others.

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Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, February 10, 2014 11:33 AM

Excellent argument and validation for Instructional Leaders to be at the forefront of the cutting edge in instruction.  That involves conceptual learning, instructional technology that redefines the learning, and quality instructional implementation both in classrooms and in professional development.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 10, 2014 4:39 PM

It is wise not to allow allow large dichotomies, perhaps false dichotomies to dominate this debate. Critical thinking, collaborative work and knowledge of content are all important and attainable for good teachers, as they have been. It is a matter of emphasis. Check

http://sco.lt/7MGCh7 ;

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 2014 11:46 PM

But, we are almost 15% of the way into the century. Why has it not happened? And, it has not. Not even where I used to work.

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:47 AM

Le competenze del docente che usa strumenti "Social"
1) Aiutare gli studenti a utilizzare gli strumeti di betworking per trovare informazioni e comunicare in rete con esperti, pari, docenti
2) Conoscere le principali categorier del Web 2.0 e gli strmenti utili per la didattica. COnoscere gli sturmenti a disposizione e utilizzabili nella propria scuola
3) Utilizzare strumenti di rete per comunicare con i colleghi, studenti e genitori
4) Navigare, valutare e creare contenuti su siti social (prezi, slideshaer,..)
5) Utilizzare gli strumenti sociali per creare, mantenere e imparare in una personale rete di apprendmento
6) COnoscere le regle di netiquette e gli standard di comportamento eticon in rete
7) Conoscere e insegnare le regole sul copyright e le questioni di pricacy in rete
8) COmprendere e insegnare l'impolrtanza della gestione dell'identità e della reputazione in rete
9) Scegliere e seguire un personale piano di autoformazione per rimanere infomrato su nuovi strumenti e applicazioni
10) Partecipare nella definizione a livello di Scuola delle regole di utilizzo degli strumenti social

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:06 PM

For development of our teachers.

Jessica Cox's curator insight, November 8, 2015 10:31 AM

Social Networking

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What Learning will Look Like in the Future ~ Adaptative Tools and Tech #Infographic

What Learning will Look Like in the Future ~ Adaptative Tools and Tech #Infographic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Knowledge Works has taken a look into the future of education and learning ecosystem and prepared for you this awesome graphic via Mindshift. 


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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:23 PM

amo a ideia de infografico para traduzir o colorido da aprendizagem futura...

Maria Persson's comment, August 4, 2013 4:03 PM
Muito bom!
Fields Jackson, Jr's comment, August 24, 2013 6:24 PM
Very nice
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The Pedagogy of Moodle

The Pedagogy of Moodle | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Martin Dougiamas, lead director and founder of Moodle has shared a superb presentation on where Moodle is heading with the release of 2.0 (and looking further forward to 2.1). You can find it here on slide share.

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, June 2, 2013 5:06 PM

Useful for staff engagement :)

Bob Willetts's curator insight, June 4, 2013 12:48 AM

Aweesome! I have waiting for this! Leading with the pedagogy!

Arlenny Soteldo's curator insight, June 10, 2013 4:19 PM

add your insight...

 

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10 ways to use word clouds in the classroom

10 ways to use word clouds in the classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Word clouds are a popular way of representing information and they can be seen everywhere. But how can we use them in the classroom? Here's a list of ten easy tried and tested ways to use them to s...

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Primary English's curator insight, March 22, 2013 2:08 PM

Ten easy ways to use word clouds to inspire reading and writing.

BookChook's curator insight, March 22, 2013 2:16 PM

Useful reminders on word cloud versatility. 

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My Voice National Student Report 2012:


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:27 AM

My Voice provides educators with a powerful tool for understanding both what motivates and inspires students to achieve, and how well students believe their school is meeting those objectives. My Voice is a powerful tool for initiating innovative, meaningful school reform.  

 

Global summary:  

 

Student-teacher relationships, which can be powerful contributors to student engagement
and academic success, are in need of improvement; moreover, perceptions of studentteacher relationships appear to weaken, rather than strengthen, through the middle school
and into the high school years.
– At all levels of secondary education, students need to be more engaged—and trends across
the grade levels suggest this problem gets worse, not better, the longer students are in
school; and
– While learning in school in general is perceived as important, it is not perceived as
particularly relevant to many students’ lives, and this perceived relevance generally declines
as students progress through school.

 

This document needs to be read and read well for those looking to change the culture of their building.  

 

 

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Let Your “Emotional Rudder” Steer The Way

Let Your “Emotional Rudder” Steer The Way | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Eric Hoover has an interesting piece in the Chronicle of Higher Education exploring “noncognitive skills,” the subject of Paul Tough’s popular book How Children Succeed and education’s topic du jour.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 21, 2013 3:35 PM

" Logical reasoning skills and factual knowledge are only so valuable on their own. Students also need an ‘emotional rudder’—an ability to transfer skills and knowledge to real-world situations—to succeed"

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 21, 2013 3:59 PM

I love that idea of an “emotional rudder,” guiding us as we apply our intellectual knowledge and skills.


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A '21st Century' Education Is SO Last Century

A '21st Century' Education Is SO Last Century | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
It's empty phraseology designed to sound like we are preparing for the future when we are already living in that future; and no one believes that what passes for a typical classroom today will be the classroom experience even 10 years from now, let...

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dephunked's comment, January 29, 2013 4:45 PM
and when I say this most people say 'but I like to learn', and they obviously missed the point... think pre-language humans / post-language humans, we will take for granted that everyone masters our language, id est the sum of all human knowledge.
dephunked's comment, January 29, 2013 4:47 PM
we´ll take the worlds knowledge for granted, just like our previous language, just like our tap-water, just like we´ve always assimilated our technology and made it a part of who we are, our cultural/social identity, it´s the human condition,
Chandan Gupta's curator insight, April 2, 2013 3:39 PM

Of course, it should be in system should be synced, but not as a whole. Partially, the system can be implemented. In my point of view it is must to adopt the advancement. Avoiding the thinking of classroom, the system must understand about the participation of the student.

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What does Cultures of Thinking look like?

What does Cultures of Thinking look like? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

On this page, I will try and post a few videos that help to illustrate both good teaching as well as the principles and practices associated with the Cultures of Thinking initiative.  When watching any video of teaching, one can always view it through the lens of the 8 Cultural Forces.pdf.

 

                      Ron Ritchhart  


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Stories to TEL: What's learning? A way to approach the question, in response to Steve Wheeler

Stories to TEL: What's learning? A way to approach the question, in response to Steve Wheeler | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"The other day, Steve Wheeler in his blog asked the question What is learning? and invited his readers to comment. To explain why he asks this question, he mentions the existing, bewildering variety of learning theories - including Connectivism, discusses that learning needs not be fun necessarily, quotes Dewey in support, and finally wonders if learning has changed in the digital age: We now see the emergence of a number of new theories that attempt to explain learning in the 21st Century."


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The Top 10 Trends That Will Affect Learning in 2015 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Top 10 Trends That Will Affect Learning in 2015 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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The Science of Smart | American RadioWorks |

The Science of Smart | American RadioWorks | | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better.

In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 20, 2014 7:44 PM

This radio documentary focuses on current research on how we learn. You may listen to the documentary, or you may read the transcripts. There are three programs that discuss:

* This is Your Brain on Language - This portion focuses on raising a bilingual child. It turns out that children whom are bilingual have higher executive functioning skills.

* Learning to Love Tests - That's right, we can teach students to love tests, but only if we use them correctly!

* Variation is Key to Deeper Learning - Trial and error is one way to learn, but it turns out that if you "build a level of desirable difficulty" into the learning process (and tests) students may retain more knowledge and skills.

Choose to listen to the interviews with experts in these areas, or read through the transcripts to learn more about this new research and how it may impact your teaching and your students.

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your curation is the best!
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Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder'

Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Research shows that reflecting after learning something new makes it stick in your brain.

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Sharrock's curator insight, July 30, 2014 12:28 PM

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"Learning is more effective if a lesson or experience is deliberately coupled with time spent thinking about what was just presented, a new study shows. In “Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance,” a team of researchers from HEC Paris, Harvard Business School, and the University of North Carolina describe what they call the first empirical test of the effect of reflection on learning. By “reflection,” they mean taking time after a lesson to synthesize, abstract, or articulate the important points."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 30, 2014 9:06 PM

An important aspect of reflecting and learning is getting beyond what went well and, even when we think we have succeeded, look for the things that were different about this learning.

 

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 31, 2014 11:46 PM

Reflection is crucial.  If we don't take time to reflect, we don't take time to improve.

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Robert Fisher Teaching Thinking homepage

This article explores what metacognition is, why it is important and how it develops in children. It argues that teachers need to help children develop metacognitive awareness, and identifies the factors which enhance metacognitive development. Metacognitive thinking is a key element in the transfer of learning. The child's development of metacognitive skills is defined as meta-learning. Meta-teaching strategies can help mediate the metacognitive skills of children, help to stimilate children's metacognitive thinking. The article draws upon reserch currently being undertaken in London schools on raising achievement in thinking and learning through developing the metacognition of children as learners in schools.

 


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Sharrock's curator insight, January 28, 2014 8:33 AM

excerpt: "Brown claims that two versions of metacognition are often confused, namely 'the essential distinction between self regulation during learning' and 'knowledge of, or even mental experimentation with, one's own thoughts' (Brown et al 1983). Adey & Shayer (1994) agree with this distinction, which they categorise as going beyond, and going above, the present learning behaviour. Going beyond one's present repertoire of reasoning is linked to 2,3 and 4 in Brown's list above. This can be equated with what Newman et al (1989) call 'construction zone activity', a concept derived from Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development, which refers to mental activity, usually of a collaborative nature, which involves children going beyond their present levels of competence. 

 
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Can We Use Neuroscience to Create Better Learners?

Can We Use Neuroscience to Create Better Learners? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

There are many neurological capacities that constitute the underpinnings of learning, even when learning is defined broadly to include reading, math, social communication, emotional well-being, and creativity. These universal building blocks for learning include:

 

 

 - Attention, the ability to focus across time on relevant information and ignore distractions

 

 - Prediction, the ability to anticipate what is about to come next

 

 - Memory; of which there are several different component parts including short and long term memory, memory for episode in your life  (episodic memory) and memory for facts (declarative memory).

 

 - Processing speed; how fast incoming sensory and motor information can be detected, discriminated, sequenced

 

-  Spatial skills; how information in space is perceived, manipulated and stored

 

 - Executive functions; higher level cognitive functions such as inhibitory control, planning, reasoning, decision making.

 

Improving one or more of these neural capacities/competencies has been shown to improve student performance, independent of content (language, math, science) or curriculum used.  This is a far-reaching and potentially revolutionary conclusion that is contrary to the current beliefs of many teachers, administrators, parents and students, who have historically emphasized curriculum as the key to improved learning.

 


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Huey O'Brien's curator insight, March 24, 2013 7:17 PM

IMPLICATION: Lesson Content Design

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Information Literacy and EdTech: Using the Web Wisely

Information Literacy and EdTech: Using the Web Wisely | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I just discovered I am the worse internet researcher on the planet.  This last application assignment has set my braincells on fire! Help. In my current  masters level course, I'm learning about in...

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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:49 PM

Teacher Librarians are knowledgeable and qualified to teach web research skills to students.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 10:00 AM

Issues in preparing K-12 students for research.

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Explanations: Top Ten Teaching Tips

Explanations: Top Ten Teaching Tips | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
“There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell i...

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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2015 2:24 PM

I have not read an article specifically about giving explanations before!  This one give ten great tips to ponder when we are attempting to explain to others.   May favorite is the last:  "check for understanding"!  

Vladimir Kukharenko's curator insight, August 4, 2015 3:08 AM

I have not read an article specifically about giving explanations before!  This one give ten great tips to ponder when we are attempting to explain to others.   May favorite is the last:  "check for understanding"!  

Dennis Swender's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:08 AM

I have not read an article specifically about giving explanations before!  This one give ten great tips to ponder when we are attempting to explain to others.   May favorite is the last:  "check for understanding"!  

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

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Barbara Truman's curator insight, February 28, 2013 8:12 AM

Many of these principles apply to cross-generational learning that can take place all the time, everywhere if we figure out how to make it so. 

ghbrett's curator insight, February 28, 2013 9:21 AM

This is a good article about shifts from traditional modes of learning and training to come in line with emerging trends in teaching and training. It presents a wholistic concept for how a teacher can combine analog and digital processes and concetps to ensure successful experiences for the learner.

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Psychological Foundations of Learning

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Agree with Mary, very comprehensive analysis.

 

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 22, 2013 7:53 AM

A very intimate analysis of human learning as humans understand it to be.  Includes several maps highlighting various theories.  This one will take some time to digest, but for the school psychologist, it will be worth the time.  

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Three Surprising Secrets to Creating Simplicity

Three Surprising Secrets to Creating Simplicity | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Fog rolled in last week in Central Pennsylvania. Warm temperatures collided with cold snow and gray mist blanked our valley. Everything slows in fog. Everything’s more dangerous. Complexity creates...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 15, 2013 10:17 PM

Purpose, purpose, purpose!  Always know the "why" to what you do!  

 

Nice entry regarding ways to simplify your life.  

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 8, 2015 6:39 PM

Purpose, purpose, purpose!  Always know the "why" to what you do!  

 

Nice entry regarding ways to simplify your life.  

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The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn

The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Here is what appears to be an alternative take on what makes kids tick.  Love this article on engagement!  


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The Connected Learning Manifesto - add your thoughts

The Connected Learning Manifesto - add your thoughts | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

 

"A revolution in technology has transformed the way we can find each other, interact, and collaborate to create knowledge as connected learners." (Connected Learning Manifesto - http://plpnetwork.com/2012/07/23/connected-learning-manifesto/)

 

Justin Marquis wrote suggestions to be added to the Manifesto and to further the discussion about the impact of connected learning. He focused on these topics:
- Connectivity/Collaboration
- Empowerment/Self-Directed Learning
- Creativity/Innovation
- Diversity/Breaking Down Boundaries
- Self-Awareness/Reflection
- Lifelong Learning

 

I really agree with the author’s statement: “Connected Learning helps develop the literacy skills necessary to survive in a hi-tech world.”
http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/08/contributing-the-connected-learning-manifesto/

 

The Manifesto wants to hear from you. Add your thoughts, statements, or strong assertions to the Connected Learning Manifesto. - http://plpnetwork.com/2012/07/23/connected-learning-manifesto/

 

 


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