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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Education Creations's curator insight, May 12, 2014 12:00 AM

How to turn students into curators.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:14 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing, but they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access any social media, but rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we could start thinking about what is possible and lobbying for change.

Sample Student's curator insight, May 5, 2015 10:18 PM

We often ask our students to create annotated bibliographies, and this focuses on their capacity to evaluate and make decisions about the validity, reliability and relevance of sources they have found. Using Scoop.it, we can ask them to do much the same thing. But they will publish their ideas for an audience, and will also be able to provide and use peer feedback to enhance and tighten up their thinking. This is relevant to any age, and any curriculum area. Of course it is dependent on schools being able to access social media. But rather than thinking about what is impossible, perhaps we should start thinking about what is possible, and lobbying for change. Could you use a Scoop.it collection as an assessment task?

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Get Rid of Grade Levels: A Personalized Learning Recipe for Public School Districts (EdSurge News)

Get Rid of Grade Levels: A Personalized Learning Recipe for Public School Districts (EdSurge News) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Public schools play a huge role in developing learners to be successful when they leave school. So why are charters and private schools considered the best places for “personalized learning”?
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Comment on 10 Brilliant Examples Of Sketch Notes: Notetaking For The 21st Century by 10 Brilliant Examples Of Sketch Notes: Notetaki...

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[…] Sketch notes aren't just a trend, but rather a new visual style of capturing and documenting ideas for the 21st century student. […]
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The Creative Classroom: Why We Must Teach With Imagination

The Creative Classroom: Why We Must Teach With Imagination | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Let's have a look at some of the actions that make up a creative classroom, a place where teaching and learning comes from the imagination.

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This is so great!
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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, February 26, 12:34 PM

Or maybe part of it is treating each child as an individual, rather than the mass education model most prevalent? -Lon

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 27, 2:46 AM
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Critical Thinking - a look at some of the principles involved

This short video (5 minutes) provides a great overview on critical thinking. Some of the points made are: evaluate information and thought in a disciplined way, helping us refine our thought process; examine our biases; seek out knowledge and evidence; have an attitude of curiosity; widen our perspective; embrace skepticism, understanding claims, assumptions and biases; recognize the barrier of thinking in false dichotomies (black and white); and much more.


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A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9

A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Gordon Dahlby's comment, February 13, 6:12 PM
Looks more like a walk down an exhibit hall of vendors than skill/talent tied to teaching & learning.
Rod Murray's comment, February 13, 7:21 PM
If every teacher had this skill set, that would dramatically change teaching and learning. The "vendors" are, contrary to your suggestion, mostly free technologies that can and do change teaching and learning.
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 19, 5:10 AM

These and many other tools are available. But if you are a teacher, what do you think? Is it really necessary to have all these skills? There is so much content readily available online and if you can organise to prepare materials in teams, or have access to a PLN on or offline, then you can share the load. 

 

Some teachers and content creators have specific skills and their expertise can be used or accessed by anyone. Personally, I think it's good for teachers to be aware of the digital possibilities for their teaching context, but it is generally unrealistic for anyone to expect all teachers to become skilled in so many different areas. 

 

Is it not better to pick fewer areas more relevant to you and focus on them? Be a master of a few areas useful to you, not a jack of all trades feeling stressed that you are master of none. 

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Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
If everybody knows that test scores and grades aren't the keys to success, how do we teach, and measure, the things that are?
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The Definition Of Digital Literacy

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Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status."

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson

 

Sketchnote by @sylviaduckworth

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=creativity

 


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La creatividad es un componente esencial en el proceso de aprendizaje y logro de las competencias exigidas en el siglo XXI. La infografía de Gust MEES presenta 12 beneficios de la creatividad.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, March 2, 7:26 PM

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson


Sketchnote by @sylviaduckworth


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=creativity


Brenda West Mccullers's curator insight, March 16, 7:21 PM

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson


Sketchnote by @sylviaduckworth


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=creativity


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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. From teaching Mandarin Chinese to busting myths about Astronomy, the educational possibilities are diverse and dynamic. 


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 25, 8:17 AM

So much here to share with classroom teachers!

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 31, 6:07 AM

Great resource list for YouTube teaching videos!

David Rowbotham's curator insight, March 14, 8:28 AM

This is a well filtered list of resources that will help you tune in to strong and grade appropriate YouTube content. 

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Arne Duncan talks legacy: 'Are we willing to hold ourselves accountable or not?'

Arne Duncan talks legacy: 'Are we willing to hold ourselves accountable or not?' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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A Self-Directed Learning Model For Critical Literacy

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TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century - | UkrEL11

TeachThought: A Diagram Of Pedagogy in the 21st Century - | UkrEL11 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Critical thinking can change your life: the ultimate guide

Critical thinking can change your life: the ultimate guide | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Employers’ demand for critical thinking skills is about to increase exponentially. Are you ready? A critical thinking definition for every day and everyone.

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25 Apps Suggested For Teachers By Teachers -

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25 Apps Suggested For Teachers By Teachers https://t.co/It2IQqQH2y via @flipboard
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Ten Teaching Trends from the Innovating Pedagogy Report (Infographic)

Ten Teaching Trends from the Innovating Pedagogy Report (Infographic) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/

 


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Josi Sierra's curator insight, March 1, 1:57 AM
¿Como implican al alumnado los profes innovadores? Con 10 estrategias pedagogicas innovadoras ;-)
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How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


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How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.


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myly Mobile App Connecting Schools with Parents

myly Mobile App Connecting Schools with Parents | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Schools, colleges, universities, teachers, students and parents download free myly mobile app to communicate, save time and cost.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 26, 7:44 AM

Another school management app.

2nd-Library's curator insight, March 11, 9:08 AM

Another school management app.

Kimberly M. San Pedro's curator insight, March 14, 11:14 AM

Another school management app.

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The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations

The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
When we take turns speaking, we chime in after a culturally universal short gap.
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Race to Nowhere Trailer (Original)

"Theatrical Trailer Race to Nowhere: http://www.racetonowhere.com

Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren't developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what's best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.

In a grassroots sensation already feeding a groundswell for change, hundreds of theaters, schools and organizations nationwide are hosting community screenings during a six month campaign to screen the film nationwide. Tens of thousands of people are coming together, using the film as the centerpiece for raising awareness, radically changing the national dialogue on education and galvanizing change."...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uem73imvn9Y 


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Grammar Lessons: Video & Writing Exercises from GrammarFlip - Class Tech Tips

Grammar Lessons: Video & Writing Exercises from GrammarFlip - Class Tech Tips | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
GrammarFlip is a self-paced, instructional program that offers an extensive set of engaging grammar lessons. GrammarFlip contains over 50 instructional videos.

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Félix Santamaria's curator insight, January 27, 4:31 AM

En principio considero que el estudio descontextualizado de la gramática no aporta gran cosa al aprendizaje de lenguas. Dicho esto, la aplicación parece que hace lo que promete, y gratuitamente (al menos para el perfil alumno, que acabo de probar) y eso se agradece.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, January 27, 11:03 AM

If you have students requesting extra help with grammar, or who struggle with grammar and there is little time to teach isolated lessons, you may want to refer them to this free self-paced grammar program. 

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4 Real Reasons Why Teachers Leave the Profession

4 Real Reasons Why Teachers Leave the Profession | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
why teachers leave the profession is helping lawmakers craft better policies to hold onto them.: An article from: State Legislatures.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 26, 4:11 PM

There might be differences between Canada and even within Canada. Alberta has good pay for teachers, but there is a lack of support. There are too many "talking heads" who have not been in the classroom or spent little time there who provide a toxic environment.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, January 29, 3:40 PM

Teachers leaving the profession in large numbers is not a new problem.  I started teaching in the 1960s and left for some of the reasons listed here.  Some aspects have got better (salaries for example) but others (like parent support) have got much worse. -Lon

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6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016 :: Jennifer Gonzalez

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016 :: Jennifer Gonzalez | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Each of these tools can make your teaching more efficient and effective, and your students' learning deeper and more engaging. Come take a look.

 

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Gonzalez is an outstanding tech educator and her selections are definitely among the best. Each of these 6 tools is well described and links are provided to demonstration videos and other how-to resources. Don't miss this post...or her ebooks! Wonderful blog too, "Cult of Pedagogy."


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Frances's curator insight, January 26, 10:44 AM

I'm not very tech savvy but I think this link is worth sharing.  I'm going to spend more time checking out these tools.

Ainsley Ballinger's curator insight, May 2, 12:16 AM

A couple of digital tools that could be useful in the future....

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Critical Literacy and Urban Youth by Ernest Morrell

Read / Download : http://bitly.com/1KgGNPu

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