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Here Come The Conventions | Teachers Lounge

Here Come The Conventions | Teachers Lounge | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By Frank W. Baker: Stagecraft and politics... Why not offer your students opportunities to study the political process as well as the media?
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SOAPS: A Critical Reading Strategy for All Students

SOAPS: A Critical Reading Strategy for All Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Given the Common Core State Standards’ emphasis on students’ analysis of nonfiction text, it is imperative that all teachers, not just English teachers, are conversant with some basic, effective an...
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Looks like an interesting and powerful frame to support understanding. Going to try it myself

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Why Brainstorming Doesn't Work

Why Brainstorming Doesn't Work | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Ever been in a meeting where one loudmouth's mediocre idea dominates? Then you know brainstorming needs an overhaul.

 

"what actually happens is when one person is talking you're not thinking of your own ideas," Leigh Thompson, a management professor at the Kellogg School, told Fast Company. "Sub-consciously you're already assimilating to my ideas."

That process is called "anchoring," and it crushes originality. "Early ideas tend to have disproportionate influence over the rest of the conversation," Loran Nordgren, also a professor at Kellogg, explained. "They establish the kinds of norms, or cement the idea of what are appropriate examples or potential solutions for the problem."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 29, 1:09 PM
  • Idea generation should exist separate from discussion!
  • Write first, discuss later system eliminates the anchoring problem because people think in a vacuum, unbiased by anyone else.
  • Discussion still has its merits, but should only take place after the group has generated a variety of distinct ideas with which to work. Raw ideas rarely work. It's the permutation and combination of the outlandish and banal that lead to the best proposals.
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Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher | Part two

Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher | Part two | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How can we expect students to aspire to be great if we are not also aspiring for greatness?

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, Today, 5:55 AM

Learn more:


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


Silverback Learning's curator insight, Today, 9:19 AM

There are so many resources available to educators today. Great teachers are great learners too.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, Today, 6:07 PM

I did not want to be a great teacher. I wanted to be a teacher.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher | Part one

Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher | Part one | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.

 

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

 


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Is Finland a "large-scale laboratory of U.S. education innovation."

Is Finland a "large-scale laboratory of U.S. education innovation." | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

By Pasi Sahlberg

 

"If you want to discover the origins of the most successful practices in pedagogy, student assessment, school leadership, and school improvement in Finland, you only need to visit some schools there and have a conversation with teachers and principals. Most of them have studied psychology, teaching methods, curriculum theories, assessment models, and classroom management researched and designed in the United States in their initial teacher education programs."


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A quote from the article: "The United States exhibits only modest innovation in its education system but, at the same time, it is the world leader in producing research, practical models and innovation to other countries."

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5 Ways Video Conferencing Is Bringing Exciting Collaborative Interaction To Teaching and Learning

5 Ways Video Conferencing Is Bringing Exciting Collaborative Interaction To Teaching and Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Open up Your Classroom to the World With Video Conferencing Many of us are familiar with the use of computers, iPads, Smart Boards, and other technological

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Engaged teachers engage students!

Engaged teachers engage students! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Brandon Busteed is executive director of education at Gallup


"there is nothing more important we can do as a country than to build the world’s most effective "educonomy," which would seamlessly integrate our educational system, our employers, and our job creators."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 29, 7:57 AM
  • Teacher engagement is the most important driver of student engagement.
  • Student engagement in school drops precipitously from 5th grade through 12th grade.
  • About seven in 10 K-12 teachers are not engaged in their work (69%)
  • From parents to current college students to the general population, everyone agrees that the number one reason to go to college is “to get a good job.”
  • Yet, only 14% of Americans and 11% business leaders say that college graduates are well prepared for success at work.
  • Google announced that it found almost no correlation between the grades and test scores of its employees and their success on the job. So, the company has stopped asking for the information on employment applications.


Solutions

  1. offer paid and unpaid internships to high school and college students
  2. offer externships for teachers and faculty
  3. foster teacher and faculty engagement


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Digital Vaults - explore and create

Digital Vaults - explore and create | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Exploring the Digital Vaults is easy. You can browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 29, 8:22 AM

The National Archives offer a very interesting tool for students who study American history. They can create a poster or a movie based on thousands of files that can be found in the Digital Vaults. The final product can be shared digitally or printed.

Great for history projects or presentations.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, Today, 4:28 AM

I can't help thinking how great of a resource this wIll be for my students to use to create a Glogster poster On the American Revolution.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, Today, 10:43 AM

Wel Flash nodig, dus niet geschikt voor op de iPad

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11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabu...

11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabu... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Learning and memory specialist Marilee Sprenger writes about vocabulary critical to the Common Core and offers 11 strategies for helping students learn it.
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How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic

How Homework Works In Finland (Hint: There Isn't Any) - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
When we talk about how our education system is failing our students, there are a lot of different options presented on how to ‘fix’ it. Everyone has an answer, a promising new way of thinking, a potential magic bullet. Inevitably, we also examine school systems that are working as a part of investigating what to do …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 27, 7:25 PM

I rarely assigned homework. It seemed counter-productive and counter-intuitive. The exception, if can be called homework, were projects which engaged students and their parents at home. This provided an untapped resource, excited students and parents, and was highly successful. I always provided more time for these projects so they did not work against learning.

Mika Auramo's comment, July 27, 10:00 PM
Too much false information, including topic.
Debra Evans's curator insight, July 28, 2:54 PM

Good piece, but need to consider also; this country is not really catering to multi-cultural group.  But, we should learn from their examples - we in Australia definitely moving towards over-educating, with even prep losing its play-based approach.  Also worth noting - the teacher in the classroom has the biggest impact on whether or not the students will learn - effective teachers=effective learners.

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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

To engage your students with their own development as writers, motivate them to care by showing your own interest and engagement with their process.


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 26, 9:32 AM
Enthusiasm! (Pic from TeachThought)
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12 ways to read a picture book...with Ernie Bond

12 ways to read a picture book...with Ernie Bond | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

12 things to look at when reading images and three simple questions to help develop visual literacy. 


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Terry Doherty's curator insight, July 28, 11:59 AM

This was a prequel step, but "allow yourself to wonder WHY" is so important and freeing.

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Vellum

Vellum | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Vellum puts a spotlight on content, making it easy to find what you should read next. Links are ranked by how often they have been shared by those you follow on Twitter, so you can stay up to date with the news that the people you care about are discussing.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 12:09 AM

This looks like an interesting way to ensure you get to the best content from your Twitter feed.

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New Teacher 911

New Teacher 911 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Our curated resource collection points to lots of help for new middle level teachers, from the first weeks of school to that Christmas smile.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Things to do With QR Codes On Back-to-School Night

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Things to do With QR Codes On Back-to-School Night | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Three Things to do With QR Codes On Back-to-School Night
#elearning #mlearning #edtech
http://t.co/P7ywUIGdXA

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4 Ways to Engage Students with Today's Meet During the #Last5 (last 5 min of class)

4 Ways to Engage Students with Today's Meet During the #Last5 (last 5 min of class) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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David DeSantis's curator insight, Today, 5:55 AM

Teachers are not that different than our students.  Administrators  could use Today's Meet near the end of staff meetings.  It is also an excellent way to model the use of technology for staff.

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, Today, 1:43 PM

Formative assessement!

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5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do--And Don't--Learn

5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do--And Don't--Learn | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do--And Don't--Learn

 

by Charlie Chung

There has been a large body of work in neuroscience, psychology, and related fields offering more and more insight into how we learn.

Below are five of the top tips from Barbara Oakley, Professor of Engineering at Oakland University, who has faced her own learning challenges (failing middle and high school math and science classes), and has made a study of the latest research on learning.


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Kaizena - Add voice & Text comments, links for students.

Kaizena - Add voice & Text comments, links for students. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Kaizena - Add voice & text comments, links, for students. 

 

 


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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, Today, 6:52 AM

Syncs with Google Drive

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Report: Over-filtering of Internet Content Hurts K-12 Education -- THE Journal

Report: Over-filtering of Internet Content Hurts K-12 Education -- THE Journal | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

According to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later,” a report from the American Library Association (ALA), schools and libraries are routinely filtering Internet content far more than what the...


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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curric

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Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, July 27, 6:07 AM
5 Teaching Practices That Destroy Digital Literacy

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15 Habits to Cultivate in Your Students
Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 1:46 AM

"Digitaalinen lukutaito ei ole tietotekniikkaa, se on teknologian käyttöä ajattelun kehittämiseen. Jos kriittisen ajattelun taidot eivät vielä ole olennainen osa oppilaittesi tietoyhteiskuntavalmiuksia, sinun on aika pohtia opetusstrategioitasi."

 

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, July 29, 3:51 PM

What does the term "digitally literate" mean? This article gices some prompts about what digital literacy is- and what it isn't.

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English Language Arts Standards » Language » Grade 8 » 3 » a | Common Core State Standards Initiative

English Language Arts Standards » Language » Grade 8 » 3 » a | Common Core State Standards Initiative | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @tbfurman: this one is critical. CRITICAL for our economy and our nation. http://t.co/fhf8D3fWTE If 8th graders can't do this, we're jus…
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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
As the density of visual information increases, consider introducing your students to infographics as a means of more thoughtfully engaging with and creating written content.

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5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video

5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video

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Mary Ann Flowers's curator insight, July 28, 7:24 AM

Summer Institute 2014

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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Corwin. Take a moment a...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 26, 4:12 PM

Interacting with one another is essential in learning and problem-based learning. Creating spaces where this happens naturally is important and echoes the work John Dewey suggested was critical in teaching.

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UnlockYourBrain

UnlockYourBrain | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Imagine you could learn four new words in a foreign language a day - by integrating it into your every day life. Imagine you could improve your logical thinking and math skills with no effort.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 12:07 AM

A free brain training app for Android users.