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Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development

What is the ZPD and how does it relate to teaching?
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Resources for Getting Started with Project-Base...

Resources for Getting Started with Project-Base... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.
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15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas

15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"It just might be that in a society where information is abundant, thinking habits are more important than knowledge. Somewhere beneath wisdom and above the “things” a student knows.

Laws of economics say that scarcity increases value. It’s no longer information that’s scarce, but rather meaningful response to that information. Thought.

And thought has a source–a complex set of processes, background knowledge, and schema that we can, as educators think of as cognitive habits. And if they’re habits, well, that means they’re probably something we can practice at, doesn’t it?"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 8, 7:09 PM

We want our students to demonstrate that they know how to think, to understand that they have the ability to ask questions and find answers, answers that may not be available through Google (esp. if we are asking them to research). In short, we want them to use metacognitive skills.

But how do we teach them these skils? The image above, from teachthought, provides 15 questions that may help students create the habits that students need to learn. Below are three of the questions. Click through to the post for the entire list, as well as some great discussion.

* Is this idea important to me? To others? Why or why not?

* Is there a “part” of this new idea I can take and “pivot”? Create something new and fresh?

* What real-world models–examples–relate to this that can help me understand this further?

Consider posting these questions in your classroom and using them when appropriate with students.

Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, September 18, 2:50 PM

Thinking and questioning, the more the better. Engaging with new information and building curiosity.

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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading?

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Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyr...

Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyr... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Droit d'auteur et ressources pédagogiques curated by Deborah Arnold (Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyright ~ Educational Technology and...
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27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom (RT @jasonkries: 27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom - http://t.co/2f8YoOdr2N #education #teaching #pedagogy
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Verbal Ability Of Teacher Is Most Important Factor In Raising Student Achievement - Forbes

Verbal Ability Of Teacher Is Most Important Factor In Raising Student Achievement - Forbes | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Forbes Verbal Ability Of Teacher Is Most Important Factor In Raising Student Achievement Forbes This is because, as a range of studies document, a teacher's verbal ability — including mastery of standard spoken English, a high degree of cultural...
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A Lesson In How Teachers Became 'Resented And Idealized'

A Lesson In How Teachers Became 'Resented And Idealized' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In The Teacher Wars, Dana Goldstein chronicles the history of the profession and current topics like tenure. She says the idea that teachers can help fight poverty has existed since the 19th century.
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Great show, well worth the time to listen

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The Teacher-Less Classroom Is Not As Close As You Think // Forbes

"A popular vision of the future of education in the internet age is that teachers will become superfluous, but research suggests that the goal of students directing their own learning is still a dream and the teacher-less classroom is not as close as you think.

 

Information has never been so readily available, so it is no surprise that some have questioned the role of the educator. What need is there for a fount of all wisdom at the front of the class – the so-called “sage on the stage” model – if students have the entire corpus of knowledge at their fingertips.

 

It is a scenario that has some influential advocates. Professor Sugatra Mitra, famous for installing a computer in a Delhi slum in what became known as the Hole-in-the-wall experiment, told a conference earlier this year that children with access to the internet could learn most things by themselves.

 

Renowned U.S. futurist Dr Thomas Frey has spoken of the “new frontier” of a teacher-less education system and predicted that within a decade there would be a fundamental shift away from teachers as imparters of knowledge to teachers as coaches.

It is also an idea that is gaining traction. Pupils at the nine schools run by the U.S. charter school operator Rocketship Education spend a quarter of their lesson time online, an approach that has provided inspiration for a proposed new academy run by Ark Schools, one of England’s largest school chains.

And on top of this are the numerous experiments with blended learning and MOOCs, not to mention the online courses offered by the likes of the Khan Academy.

 

But if the juggernaut towards teacher-less classrooms seemed relentless, it has been stopped in its tracks by a study from two Dutch academics. In their review of studies of online and self-directed learning, Paul Kirschner and Jeroen van Merrienboer conclude that the idea of learners as self-educators is largely an urban legend."

 

For full post, click on title above or here: 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorrison/2014/08/21/the-teacher-less-classroom-is-not-as-close-as-you-think/ ;


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Tons of Resources for Teaching Critical Thinking to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tons of Resources for Teaching Critical Thinking to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Handwriting v. Laptops? Why People Ask the Wrong Question (and Why Think Pair Share Rules Yet Again)

Handwriting v. Laptops? Why People Ask the Wrong Question (and Why Think Pair Share Rules Yet Again) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Do students learn less when they are taking notes on a laptop than they learn when they take notes in a lecture class by handwriting?


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A Simple Trick for Learning New Information

A Simple Trick for Learning New Information | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

A recent study in Memory & Cognition offers up an intriguing possibility about how to best learn: that learning with the expectation of teaching might be more effective than learning with the expectation that you'll be taking a test.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 20, 3:38 AM

Students in an experiment appeared to do a better job learning when they thought they'd have to teach the material in question later on.


The idea of seeking, sensing and sharing information is the cornerstone of personal knowledge mastery. 

Stephen Dale's curator insight, August 22, 1:05 AM

An interesting experiment in learning: the study found that students achieved better results if they thought they would have to teach the topic to another student, than learning with the expectation they would be taking a test.


Perhaps the results are not too profound - if you're teaching you need to know far more about your subject than can be revealed in a test.

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Collaborative Mind Mapping for Students with Popplet - FRACTUS LEARNING

Collaborative Mind Mapping for Students with Popplet - FRACTUS LEARNING | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Popplet is a super simple Web, iPhone and iPad app that allows you to create collaborative mind maps with your students.

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Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, August 21, 12:35 PM

FYI:  "Popplet is a super simple Web, iPhone and iPad app that allows you to create collaborative mind maps with your students. Including the ability to add media from YouTube, Flickr and Vimeo, as well as the option to upload your own images, students can create rich and reflective maps of their thoughts, ideas and work."

Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 21, 7:31 PM

Popplet - Mind Mapping

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An Educators Guide to Podcasting and Broadcasting

An Educators Guide to Podcasting and Broadcasting | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
An Educators Guide to Podcasting and Broadcasting: A Demonstration walkthrough of audio and video tips and tricks.

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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, August 22, 1:51 PM

Looking forward to trying this!

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Edutopia: Blended Learning: Resource Roundup

Edutopia: Blended Learning: Resource Roundup | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We've collected resources from Edutopia and the Web to help you navigate the possibilities of blended learning, an approach that combines face-to-face and technology-mediated learning, with some student control over time, path, place, or pace.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 8, 7:57 AM

Here's a deep pool of curated content on blended learning from Edutopia. 

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Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, September 11, 8:33 AM

Seven Ways to Increase Student Engagement in the Classroom

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 12, 12:52 PM

I plan to use the 3-2-1 method in my very next class. Great ideas.

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 13, 6:38 PM

Great graphic that summarizes things we've all heard before, but helps keep them in mind so we really do utilize them with students.

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Biomimicry – Learning from Nature

Biomimicry – Learning from Nature | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
#Ship makers look to shark skin to reduce friction, increase durabilty http://t.co/L72exDd0wL #owsustain  http://t.co/NCR3rw4I1x
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Brian Cambourne http://globalconversationsinliteracy.wordpress.com/past-webinars/web-seminars-2011-2012/upcoming-webinars/brian-cambourne-march-2012/

once made the comment that his Conditions for Learning were related to biomimcry.

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Harnessing the benefits of dialogic teaching

Harnessing the benefits of dialogic teaching | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
These days, exams and assessments are right at the front of most teachers’ minds most of the time, so it is completely understandable that many give more attention and time to written work than tal...
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Critical thoughts on the media's messages - USC News

Critical thoughts on the media's messages - USC News | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
USC News Critical thoughts on the media's messages USC News Aligned with Common Core national curriculum standards and the goals of media literacy educator associations, each media artifact comes with a short description and accompanying discussion...
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Why Do Americans Love to Blame Teachers?

Why Do Americans Love to Blame Teachers? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Healthcare has its critics, but few of them are calling for doctors to be replaced. Education is different—and as a new book reveals, it has been throughout U.S. history. 
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NYC Chancellor Pushes for Schools to Reinstate Independent-Reading Time - Education Week News (blog)

NYC Chancellor Pushes for Schools to Reinstate Independent-Reading Time - Education Week News (blog) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
NYC Chancellor Pushes for Schools to Reinstate Independent-Reading Time
Education Week News (blog)
And of course Chalkbeat New York and The New York Times have both focused on reading pedagogy in their ongoing coverage of the chancellor.
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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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Why I’m Asking You Not to Use Laptops – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why I’m Asking You Not to Use Laptops – The Chronicle of Higher Education | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

First, if you have your laptop open, it is almost impossible not to check email or briefly surf the Internet, even if you don’t mean to or have told yourself that you won’t. I have the same impulse if I have my laptop open in a meeting. The problem is that studies indicate that this kind of multitasking impairs learning; once we are on email/the web, we are no longer paying very good attention to what is happening in class. (And there is no evidence I know of that “practice” at doing this kind of multitasking is going to make you better at it!)


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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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Mindsets: Emphasizing Effort, Attitude, and Respect

Mindsets: Emphasizing Effort, Attitude, and Respect | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
August 22nd, 2014. Mary Ryerse. As families head "back to school" we should also equip students with three major mindsets. Read more today!

 

Living out this approach personally on a daily basis is challenging – at least for me. Fostering these dispositions in our own children is even more challenging. During this back-to-school season, I’m working on reinforcing these mindsets  - as a parent – within an education context (and while this particular piece focuses on the parent perspective, these ideas can also be used in the classroom). When it comes down to it, it’s really training kids how to think about learning and themselves. What follows are are some ideas that apply them within the context of school:

Effort. Full effort is at the heart of Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindset, encouraging people to “believe that abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work.” You can help:

Say things like, “Give it your best” or “this may take a few tries.”Ask “What was something you did today where you felt proud of how hard you tried?”Use digital tools to maximize productivity and build ownership in learning.
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Tony Meehan's curator insight, August 22, 3:27 PM

A framework for getting back to school and learning with the right mindset.  For parents / carers and pupils alike....

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26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer

26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 19, 4:49 PM

Great ideas here for implementation as well. This post is about encouraging student introspection and thoughtful responses. Easily adapted to higher education.