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Are we living in a connected world?

Are we living in a connected world? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We are living in a connected world. Another short version of connected world. Are we inter-dependent?  To what extent are we connected in this world? Here is my previous post on how internet is aff...
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Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy | Hicks | Research in Learning Technology

Critical connections: personal learning environments and information literacy | Hicks | Research in Learning Technology | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Ira Shor - What is Critical Literacy? - Lesley University

Ira Shor - What is Critical Literacy? - Lesley University | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Ira Shor provides a thorough overview of critical literacy, which is a key component for discovering alternative paths to self and social development
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Debunking a Myth About U.S. Teachers

Debunking a Myth About U.S. Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
New papers suggest that U.S. teacher quality never declined as badly as an oft-cited 2010 report said.

 

New Research Rebuts Claims About Low US Teacher Quality.

The Hechinger Report (1/26) reports that McKinsey and Company issued a report in 2010 which argued that nations with “top performing school systems draw teachers from the best and brightest in their societies, but in the United States, almost half of new teachers come from the bottom third.” However, new research suggests that “US teacher quality never declined as badly as that report said, and by 2010 had already turned around markedly for the better.”


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How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years

How Does Learning Happen? Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @JimEarlyYears: @JimEarlyYears #leadershipshine here is the Ontario pedagogy How Does Learning Happen? http://t.co/nrhOIp6WYM
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12 Ways Teachers Can use Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Ways Teachers Can use Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Google Classroom which is only six months old has managed to host over 30 million assignments turned in by teachers and students. This is a big sign that the tool is being widely endorsed within the education community particularly in the States.

 

With this increasing popularity of Google Classroom, Google recently released some new updates to enhance its performance and make it more mobile friendly. The major update is the release of Google Classroom apps for both iPad and Android .

For those of you who are not familiar with google Classroom, here are some of the things you can do with this platform:

 

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Ernest's comment, January 27, 12:19 AM
I see that many teachers are using Google classroom to help facilitate teaching and learning.
I think it is possible to try and use it in my English lessons. For example, good pieces of composition writing can be uploaded by students and shared across classes as resources for learning.
I wonder what are some critical success factors for this to take place in my school.
Bowie Bowie's comment, January 27, 12:36 AM
I notice that you've mentioned the use of ICT in English. Why is that important?
Mark Fuson's curator insight, January 27, 8:31 AM

I truly believe that mastery of GAFE is one of the most important skills a teacher needs to learn today. While there is a bit of a learning curve, having these tools will make your job much easier in the future. Whether you are using Google Classroom, another LMS, or just the tools, GAFE will transform your classroom.

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These Are The 16 Attributes of The Modern Educator

These Are The 16 Attributes of The Modern Educator | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Carol Dweck - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - YouTube

Carol S. Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.[1] She graduated from Barnard College in 1967 and earned a Ph....

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, January 22, 6:07 AM

"Almost everything you, the teacher, says something to students about your belief in them. You are always teaching your students a mindset."

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Use PowToon to Easily Create Animations

Use PowToon to Easily Create Animations | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
PowToon is a delightful program which allows you to create animated videos, simply and quickly.  I stumbled across this program and was intrigued by the simplicity of it.

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Gov. Snyder to reveal plan for improving 3rd-graders' reading ability

Gov. Snyder to reveal plan for improving 3rd-graders' reading ability | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Gov. Rick Snyder will outline plans to improve reading ability in Michigan’s third graders through an emphasis on early childhood instruction in his State of the State address Tuesday night.
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How to Use the Reciprocal Learning Strategy

How to Use the Reciprocal Learning Strategy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
You just taught something new. Now it's time for students to practice. One standard approach is to assign written exercises. That's perfectly fine.
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Inside the brain of a struggling reader

Inside the brain of a struggling reader | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
While home environment, access to books, and social and economic factors all play a part in children’s literacy development, brain differences also play a crucial role.


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How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool in the Classroom | Edudemic

How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool in the Classroom | Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Using social media in the classroom @Edudemic #edtech #pedagogy http://t.co/2Y1VHFkWLb
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7 EdTech Instruments To Develop Your Students Writing Skills - Instructional Tech Talk

7 EdTech Instruments To Develop Your Students Writing Skills - Instructional Tech Talk | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Websites, apps, interactive whiteboards, systems and devices… teaching students the art of writing in the 21st century is vastly different today than just a few years ago.

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Julia Hoffman's curator insight, January 25, 10:47 PM

These 7 sights may not be new to you but this is a great place for them to sit as a reminder. The only one that would not be applicable within our district would be the Microsoft site (since we are Google only).

Stephania Savva's curator insight, January 26, 2:33 PM

If you are puzzled on how to help your student with writing, here are some great online tools you can use.

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What is Visual Literacy?

What is Visual Literacy? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Visual literacy is the ability to derive meaning from images of everything that we see.
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What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In project-based learning, students show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.

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Amazon Unveils Kindle Textbook Creator

Amazon Unveils Kindle Textbook Creator | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Amazon has launched a new segment of Kindle Direct Publishing, KDP EDU, targeted at educators and authors of textbooks and other educational content.

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John Shank's curator insight, January 26, 4:04 PM

Lots of developing competition in e-textbook creators. The next exciting development is integrating interactive games, tutorials, sims into the books directly.

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ISTE - 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

ISTE - 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

 - As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations. In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices.


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Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, January 24, 10:49 PM

Rings very truw with our experience in iLearn Program - Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta 

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249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking
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The Ultimate Visual Color Theory Guide Behind Brand Design

The Ultimate Visual Color Theory Guide Behind Brand Design | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Visual Color Theory Behind Brand Design - might be cool to use in the Media Literacy class that I teach
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Free Technology for Teachers: Thousands of Newspapers on a Google Map

Free Technology for Teachers: Thousands of Newspapers on a Google Map | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @jenniferlagarde: Free Technology for Teachers: Thousands of Newspapers on a Google Map http://t.co/GLllzj25Sy #edchat #edtech

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Using "Selma" debate to teach critical thinking

Using "Selma" debate to teach critical thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The debate about the historical accuracy of some parts of the film "Selma" provides an opportunity to teach students to think independently, teacher Liz Prather writes.
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Guest column: Three critical education issues to watch in Michigan in 2015 - MLive.com

Guest column: Three critical education issues to watch in Michigan in 2015 - MLive.com | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This year is a pivotal year for Michigan's leaders to improve teaching and learning for all of our students.
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Bridge : Michigan’s future teachers flunking test of ‘basic’ content

Bridge : Michigan’s future teachers flunking test of ‘basic’ content | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Less than a third of aspiring teachers passed Michigan’s tough new certification test during the first year the exam was required, with ...(read more on Bridge.)
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Is Technology Making Us Stupid? - Informilo

Is Technology Making Us Stupid? - Informilo | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Moral panics over new technology are as old as recorded history. Socrates railed against writing.

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