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Digital literac(ies)

Digital literac(ies) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Work in progress here on exploring digital literacy (or more properly, literacies). The trip for me began with Howard Rheingold, his book Net Smart and the work he is doing teaching social media literacies at Stanford. I then came across the work of Doug Belshaw.


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Science is for everyone, kids included

Science is for everyone, kids included | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He's seconded by 12-year-old Amy O'Toole, who, along with 25 of her classmates, published the first peer-reviewed article by schoolchildren, about the Blackawton bees project. It starts: "Once upon a time ... "
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Small Changes in Teaching

Small Changes in Teaching | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In this series, James M. Lang argues that simple changes in our pedagogy — in things like course design, classroom practices, and communication with students — can have a powerful impact on student learning. 
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​Five Ways Teachers Can Use Video Chat in the Classroom

​Five Ways Teachers Can Use Video Chat in the Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Unless you work in a Waldorf school where smartphones are banned, chances are you’ve seen your students video chat with friends when their time might be better spent working on homework. Video chat can, however, support classroom learning. It’s not impossible.Video technology has changed quite a bit

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Jean-Claude Domenjoz's curator insight, June 24, 1:35 AM
L'application Periscope peut être utilisée pour mener des projets pédagogiques avec le smartphone des élèves (byod).
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 24, 12:05 PM
Only four apply to higher ed, but includes some good reminders. 
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Are We Too Preoccupied with Teaching Techniques?

Are We Too Preoccupied with Teaching Techniques? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching techniques play a necessary and important role in effective instruction, but too much focus on them sidetracks us from what really matters

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Five storytelling techniques to support literacy in the classroom

Five storytelling techniques to support literacy in the classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Storytelling in the classroom can be a powerful way to support literacy. Children can be so absorbed in the tale, they are inspired to retell what they’ve heard to others, motivated to read it for themselves and encouraged to take it further and write their own parts or versions.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 9, 4:11 AM

Some nice tips and ideas.

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Understanding Universal Design in the Classroom

Understanding Universal Design in the Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Universal design originates in barrier-free design and architectural accessibility. According to the Center for Universal Design, “Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.” In recent years, this approach that was originally applied to building design has been applied to instructional practices. Universal Design for Instruction targets the best practices of teaching for each student’s learning needs.

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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to
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Developing Children’s Critical Thinking through Picturebooks

Developing Children’s Critical Thinking through Picturebooks | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
    "Thinking is a bit like swimming because it takes a while to get good at it but soon you can go deeper.” (Marlee, aged 9). [quoted on pg.
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The Top 8 Professional Reads for Educators 2016 (plus more)

The Top 8 Professional Reads for Educators 2016 (plus more) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Top 8 Professional Reads for Educators (plus more) as voted by you for your Summer reading list! After sending out a survey over the space of 2 weeks on Twitter and through other Social Media P…

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School Leadership: How to Team with Families

School Leadership: How to Team with Families | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Every principal needs to lead a coordinated schoolwide effort to interact with families. Two former principals offer a set of strategies to accomplish this goal

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How Voice Develops Agency Conversations

How Voice Develops Agency Conversations | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Archive of the conversations about how learner voice develops agency. This #plearnchat rocked with awesome educators and organizations who are passionate about giving learners voice.
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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...

Comment on 10 Brilliant Examples Of Sketch Notes: Notetaking For The 21st Century by 10 Brilliant Examples Of Sketch Notes: Notetaki... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
[…] 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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Visual Literacy and Visual Communication: Their Role in Today’s Content Marketing

Visual Literacy and Visual Communication: Their Role in Today’s Content Marketing | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A guide to understanding visual literacy and using visual communication in your content marketing strategies to effectively engage your audience.
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Does Reading on Computer Screens Affect Student Learning?

The evidence is largely anecdotal, and the research is inconclusive, but many professors say reading online clearly hampers students’ ability to take in what they study.

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"A few studies have found little difference in retention when students read on a screen versus in print, though one, from Norway’s University of Stavanger, did suggest that high-school students remember less when they read a text digitally.


Some evidence exists that when students multitask (or are faced with the temptations of internet access), their comprehension dips. But as of yet, it’s unclear what role screens play in that outcome."

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Bias in News Sources - Lesson plan

Bias in News Sources - Lesson plan | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In this lesson students consider the meaning of the words “bias” and “prejudice” and consider how bias may be found even at the level of individual words due to connotation. Students are introduced to the key media literacy concept that media contain ideological messages and have social and political implications in considering why it is particularly important to consider possible bias in news reporting. The key concept that each medium has a distinct aesthetic form is introduced as students learn about the “inverted pyramid” structure of news reporting and consider how this may lead to bias. Students then evaluate a variety of news sources with regards to the degree of bias and then demonstrate their understanding of the concept by creating an intentionally biased news report.

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How Deeper Learning Helps Children Succeed by Paul Tough

How Deeper Learning Helps Children Succeed by Paul Tough | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By Paul Tough - This excerpt from Paul Tough's new book discusses the importance of deeper learning and project-based learning for all students.

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How deeper learning gets children more motivated, more enthusiastic, and more engaged.
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So You’re Ready to Start a Makerspace… – @krissyvenosdale

So You’re Ready to Start a Makerspace… – @krissyvenosdale | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Hold up.  Before you ask me what kind of 3d printer to buy, I want to introduce you to something even better. Someone, actually.

Seymour Papert.  Let me guess, if you’re like me, you were NOT introduced to him in your college coursework on education.  Then one day, you discovered his work and started reading it.  Articles dated from around the year you started kindergarten, talking about empowering children to use their creativity and how technology’s role plays into all of that in a beautiful way.

Then you realize this Maker Movement unfolding around us?  It’s so NOT about products. It’s not about the flashy kits and lists of things to order.  In fact, that STUFF is an INSULT to what it really is.  You don’t need tons of expensive stuff or a special room where creativity is allowed.  You need to make the environment, wherever it may be, the kind of place that brings the makerspace OUT of each child.  And to do THAT? You just need to know your kids. What are their needs? What do they like? What are their passions? Empowerment comes out of connecting with kids and then letting them steer the ship.

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30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers

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Lift Off

Lift Off | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The remarks of Donovan Livingston, Ed.M.'16, student speaker at HGSE's 2016 Convocation exercises.
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How Information Fluency Skills Help You as a Teacher

How Information Fluency Skills Help You as a Teacher | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Let's take a look at what Information Fluency skills are and how they can help you and your students use information wisely and constructively.

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Some nice tips here.

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The problem with ‘grit’

The problem with ‘grit’ | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Originally a term used to express concern with aristocratic laziness, the term is now used as a stick with which to beat the poor.

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Tech Tips for Teachers: 4 Ways to Use Google Forms

Tech Tips for Teachers: 4 Ways to Use Google Forms | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Experts from around the web share tactics and advice for educators who want to make the most of Google Forms.
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8 Simple Tips For Great Teaching

8 Simple Tips For Great Teaching | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What do great teachers do differently? Here are 8 Simple Tips For Great Teaching.
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A Self-Directed Learning Model For Critical Literacy

A Self-Directed Learning Model For Critical Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A Self-Directed Learning Model For Critical Literacy
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