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Ed Reform: Kopp and Gladwell on transforming education

Fascinating video!  Malcom Gladwell (and his curious hair) dialogues with Wendy Kopp about transformation in the educational system.  My favorite concept explored:  while we wait to solve the problem of poverty, we CAN break the cycle and transorm the trajectory of those kids by providing a stellar education! 

 

Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach For America, sits down for a dialogue with writer, Malcolm Gladwell, to explore important trends of progress in education reform an (RT @LeonTrahtemberg: Watch Wendy Kopp and Malcolm Gladwell Talk Education Reform


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Elizabeth Moje on Disciplinary Literacy

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The Evolution of Learning Technologies

How has learning evolved over the course of human history and what might the future hold for us? Follow our time traveller on his journey through time and space.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 18, 9:42 AM

Fantastic edtech time line going all the way back to hieroglyphs

Deborah Banker's curator insight, December 18, 11:46 AM

Here is something that is just fun! 

Antón Seoane Pardo's curator insight, December 18, 5:03 PM

Interesante timeline con una evolución de las tecnologías de aprendizaje, desde el ábaco a los MOOC, y más...

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TeachPitch Helps Educators Around The World Share Learning Resources

TeachPitch Helps Educators Around The World Share Learning Resources | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Creating lesson plans, learning about teaching methods, and finding new educational material are all part of a normal workday for teachers, but it can be..
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Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, December 18, 8:08 PM

Charts like these always make great resources to use in the classroom. Laminate a copy and walk around the classroom to ask better questions. Post a large version in the room to have a constant reminder that there are levels to questions. Give each student a copy to help them ask better questions in seminars!

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5 Effective Ways to Incorporate TED Talks into the Learning Experience | Edudemic

5 Effective Ways to Incorporate TED Talks into the Learning Experience | Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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There’s No "I" in Teacher: 8 Rules of Thumb for Collaborative Planning

There’s No "I" in Teacher: 8 Rules of Thumb for Collaborative Planning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers become learning designers when given the space to collaborate by (among other things) cultivating trust, keeping it simple, and ensuring that it's student relevant.
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Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn - Business Insider

Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn - Business Insider | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Because there's learning and there's knowing how to learn.
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10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year | Edudemic

10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year | Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, December 15, 12:20 PM

I don't think "popular" means "the tools you have to be using in the classroom or else!" I do think it means these are tools with which you might want to be familiar and that you might want to explore to determine if, when, and how you might use them to help your students in their learning.

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How to integrate an audio track with PowerPoint 2010

How to integrate an audio track with PowerPoint 2010 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

As you might have noticed on big monitors in public places such as train stations or airports, PowerPoint presentations can run independently with an audio commentary without an active speaker. In the following description we will show you how you can easily do the same by adding an audio track to your presentation


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, December 15, 10:09 AM

A very useful tutorial about how to add a narrative to your PowerPoint presentation.

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This Australian Woman Started A Viral Trend Of Unity

This Australian Woman Started A Viral Trend Of Unity | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Amid a world of horror, one woman's selfless act started a Twitter revolution. Thirty-three year old Tessa, from Melbourne, Au is catapulted to online fame.
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Information literacy: Teach your students to be critical online researchers

Information literacy: Teach your students to be critical online researchers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Information literacy is an educated approach to finding and evaluating information. We are told that our primary goal as teachers is to teach the whole child. If this is true, then we must adapt to...
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Regrouping Students: Leverage Teacher Expertise

Regrouping Students: Leverage Teacher Expertise | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By regrouping students for certain lessons, schools can leverage the instructional expertise of their teachers. See how one school builds differentiated instruction and regrouping students into their science program.

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Let It Marinate: The Importance of Reflection and Closing

Let It Marinate: The Importance of Reflection and Closing | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Edutopia blogger Josh Block, acknowledging that it takes time to process information and synthesize ideas, offers some reflective and closing activities to deepen students' learning in those critical minutes at the end of class.


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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

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Spotlighting Online Literacy Resources - Reading Today Online

Spotlighting Online Literacy Resources - Reading Today Online | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Reading Today Online Spotlighting Online Literacy Resources Reading Today Online She is a nationally recognized as a teacher trainer and author and Keys to Literacy is packed with practical literacy pedagogy, best teaching practices, and...
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Texting with students can profoundly impact their success | eSchool News | eSchool News

Texting with students can profoundly impact their success | eSchool News | eSchool News | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
When teachers text students, it could help students improve their learning.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, December 16, 8:46 AM

Having read the article, I'm not convinced texting can "profoundly impact their success." I think texting has the potential of improving communication for a lot of reasons, and perhaps aid in clarifying some things for students, which might, in turn, influence whether or not they are successful. So I share this because texting might need to be an option for some educators, and it could be a resource worth exploring.

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Martha Nussbaum: Political Love as a Necessary Element in Social Justice - The Nonprofit Quarterly

Martha Nussbaum: Political Love as a Necessary Element in Social Justice - The Nonprofit Quarterly | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Combining a passionate spirit with cold intelligence, and other leadership lessons about why love matters in social justice work
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How Big is Digital Education in the United States? An End of Year Review

How Big is Digital Education in the United States? An End of Year Review | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Buzz about the potential of digital learning abounds. Despite the excitement, relatively little is known about how many students are actually taking advantage of digital learning opportunities.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, December 15, 12:35 PM

"This past school year enrollment increased by 6.2 percent. In addition, virtual schools, which provide supplementary course offerings, have about 740,000 course enrollments in the 2013-2014 school year." I think 2015 should mark an official beginning to the Age of Learning Digitally. Let's update those policies, people.

Teach N Kids Learn's curator insight, December 16, 2:13 PM

How much progress has digital education progressed? How are you incorporating digital learning into your own professional development?

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Outlook on instruction: Class around the clock

Outlook on instruction: Class around the clock | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Better ways to use data. High-tech professional development. Differentiated instruction.

Some exciting advancements are on the horizon for classrooms in 2015. While they sound technical, the bigges
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Mucking Around in the Questions: Libraries and Critical Literacy

Mucking Around in the Questions:  Libraries and Critical Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
"Teacher librarians have tremendous opportunity to enhance student understanding and engagement with the cacophony of languages, discourses and cultures that are clashing and merging in new communi...
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5 Ways to Share YouTube Videos Safely and Privately (Without the Distractions)

5 Ways to Share YouTube Videos Safely and Privately (Without the Distractions) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
YouTube is a Powerful, Sure bet for Delivering Video Content, but What can you do About all the Distractions, and Privacy? Read on ... Do you want to be able

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Lynne Tamor's curator insight, December 15, 1:53 PM

Very important information about sharing YouTube videos in a responsible way.

Te Aniwa Tutara's curator insight, December 18, 5:11 PM

Need to watch this later but the description looks very relevant

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Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teacher...

Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teacher... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Critical digital literacy is one of the essential required competencies for the 21st century educator. In an era of unprecedented personal publishing, infobesity (information obesity) becomes a real issue.
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Vocabulary: It pays to increase your word power

Vocabulary: It pays to increase your word power | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Education for upward mobility starts with building low-income students’ vocabulary.

 

by Robert Pondiscio

 

To grow up as the child of well-educated parents in an affluent American home is to hit the verbal lottery. From their earliest days, these children reap the benefits of parents who speak in complete sentences, engage them in rich dinner table conversation, and read them to sleep at bedtime. Verbal parents chatter incessantly, offering a running commentary on vegetable options in the produce aisle, pointing out letters and words in storefronts and street signs. Parents proceed, as Ginia Bellafante of the New York Times once put it, “in a near constant mode of annotation.”


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Carla Kessler's curator insight, December 18, 12:21 AM

A well designed article that explains why the "language-rich get richer, and the poor get poorer." It reminds us that memorization of words does not help our kids.


"The sweet spot for vocabulary growth and language proficiency are tier-two words, which occur in a variety of domains. Words like verify, superior, and negligent are common to sophisticated adult speech and reading; we perceive them as ordinary, not specialized language. Tier-two words are essential to reading comprehension and undergird more subtle and precise use of language, both receptive (reading, hearing) and expressive (writing, speaking).


Consider how a child might come to encounter the tier-two word “durable.” She would need multiple exposures to the word—not memorization."

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Media Literacy in Action: An Interview with Belinha S. De Abreu and Paul Mihailidis (Part Two)

Media Literacy in Action: An Interview with Belinha S. De Abreu and Paul Mihailidis (Part Two) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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