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An Open Letter To School Leaders by @AngelaMaiers

An Open Letter To School Leaders by @AngelaMaiers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
For the past several weeks, I have been preparing a series of workshops for school and community leaders who are ready to embrace social media and explore the powerful ways new social technologies and platforms can be used in classrooms and schools.
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Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too…

Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too… | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

We expect our children to develop these skills. We integrate these skills in our every day lessons so that our students can grow and expand their knowledge. We create spaces so that our students can create and collaborate, whether it is a physical space or a virtual space. We expect our students to be good digital citizens, using devices, programs, and tools responsibly. We want our students to ask questions and explore for answers. We expect our students to learn, grow, and then reflect on that learning.


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Some good points

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How Tests Make Us Smarter

How Tests Make Us Smarter | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Low-stakes quizzing helps people retain more of what they learn.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, Today, 11:21 AM

used properly, testing as part of an educational routine provides an important tool not just to measure learning, but to promote it."


Standardized testing is in some respects a quest for more rigor in public education. We can achieve rigor in a different way. We can instruct teachers on the use of low-stakes quizzing in class. We can teach students the benefits of retrieval practice and how to use it in their studying outside class. These steps cost little and cultivate habits of successful learning that will serve students throughout their lives.

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LEISURE READING Joint position statement from NCTE, IRA and Canadian Children's Book Council

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Social Media Tips for Educators: Driving Success Through Smart Policies

Social Media Tips for Educators: Driving Success Through Smart Policies | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This week, we’re bringing you our third social media tip sheet for educators.
We told you last week about how to effectively build capacity within a state or local district.

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Parents: 10 Ways to Help Your Children with Research Projects

Parents: 10 Ways to Help Your Children with Research Projects | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
INFOhio - Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library

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Help parents help their children with research (without actually doing it for them) by giving them a copy of this flyer with tips for working research skills into everyday activities. Note: This flyer is one of several on the page. You may need to scroll down to see it and download it.

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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Todd Finley examines visual literacy through the lens of the Common Core, suggesting a wealth of visual thinking routines to help students start thinking through, about and with pictures.
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Animopus: Martin Scorsese and George Lucas on the Importance of Visual Literacy

Animopus: Martin Scorsese and George Lucas on the Importance of Visual Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Martin Scorsese and George Lucas on the Importance of Visual Literacy: TEDxDartmouth-Brian Kennedy: Visual Lit... http://t.co/M1lOMWe3es
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'Google Thursdays' and the Power of Self-Directed Learning

'Google Thursdays' and the Power of Self-Directed Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
High school reading teacher Deidra Gammill describes what happened when she decided to put aside one class period a week and let students explore topics of their own interest.
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'Making' Does Not Equal 'Constructionism'

'Making' Does Not Equal 'Constructionism' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
‘Making’ is about empowering students to ‘make their own minds.’ ‘Making’ is about empowering students to ‘make up their own minds’—quite literally—regardless of the artifacts being constructed. Th...
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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

100 Search Engines For Academic Research | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

100 Search Engines For Academic Research


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Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist

Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Blinkist offers summaries of great nonfiction books’ key insights in a made for mobile format. Learn something new every day - on your smartphone, tablet or PC.


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Interesting, digital cliff notes. Found myself reading some of the books entirely after this.

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Blinkist offers non-fictions book summaries that allow you to get key insights from any book in less than 15 minutes. 
 

"Blinks are powerful bites of insight from outstanding nonfiction. You can read a blink in less than two minutes..."

Each book summary is made up of about eight blinks. These

are intended as a beginning of a self-driven path toward learning, rather than a replacement for reading full books.


Blinks are all manually handwritten and can be easily accessed and read on any type of device and screen size. 


A great example of how skilled curation of existing content can not only provide a useful and in-demand service, but make it sustainable too.


Free 3-day trial available here: https://www.blinkist.com/en/signup/ 


Find out more: https://www.blinkist.com/en/ 


iOS app: http://www.blinkist.com/applink/ 








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I hate to be a parrot head, but I agree with  Robin's insight that this is a neat example of how skilled curation of existing content can provide useful info AND be sustainable too. It also saves YOU time and resources as well.

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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.

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Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter - Edudemic

Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Oh, Twitter. You’re so useful for teachers. You connect educators so that they can share tools, tips and tricks, offer insight, and support one another.

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E-learning is the least preferred way to learn at work

E-learning is the least preferred way to learn at work | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Here are the results of the 2014 Learning in the Workplace survey taken by over 1,000 respondents worldwide*, who rated the importance (value/usefulness) of 10 different ways of learning in the wor...

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Two Good Resources for Helping Students Learn Proper Typing Technique

Two Good Resources for Helping Students Learn Proper Typing Technique | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Richard shares two web based typing programs:

Typing Club is a popular website offering free online touch typing lessons for students of all ages.Type Rocket is a free typing game from ABCya. There are two versions of the game;Type Rocket and Type Rocket, Jr. 


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What can we learn from John Hattie?

What can we learn from John Hattie? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Ask not what works; instead ask: what works best?   ‘Perhaps education’s equivalent to the search for the holy grail…’ (TES)   “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole ...
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EduNut: Infographic: Anatomy of the PBL Process...

EduNut: Infographic: Anatomy of the PBL Process... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
EduNut: Infographic: Anatomy of the PBL Process on Project-Based Learning curated by JackieGerstein Ed.D.

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HTML to PDF - Convert web pages to PDF files online for free.

HTML to PDF - Convert web pages to PDF files online for free. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Convert HTML web pages to PDF files. No installation, no registration, its free and easy to use.

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TL - Visual Literacy

TL - Visual Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Visual Literacy supports learning in many ways across the curriculum. (RT @TL_Talker: Visual Literacy supports learning in many ways across the curriculum.
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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets W...

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets W... | 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 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic

5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
No matter what subject they teach or what age group their students fall into, all teachers face the same basic challenge: They have to find a way to actively engage students in the learning process.
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Shutterfly launches new education service - eClassroom News | eClassroom News

Shutterfly launches new education service - eClassroom News | eClassroom News | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @s_bearden: Shutterfly launches new education service http://t.co/HYVMWz9ezb #mlearning #ipaded

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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes designed to engage students more deeply in their learning.


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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, July 21, 2:32 AM

The new wave bring with it a new style of learning. Learning which is more palatable to the new generation of learners. Good read.


John Rudkin's curator insight, July 21, 3:09 AM

Slow revolution. What exactly are the stats?

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 21, 3:55 PM

El e-libro. Aplicaciones.

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Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking

Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A Q&A with psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer.
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50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students - Te@chThought

50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students - Te@chThought | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter.

 

Ultimately questions spark imagination, conjure emotions, and create more questions. The questions asked by a teacher or professor are sometimes more glaringly valuable than the information transferred to the students. Those questions spark a thought, which leads to a fiercely independent search for information.

 

If students are the ones gathering that information then they’re the ones learning it and student-driven learning cements lessons into the students’ mind making any lesson more powerful with this strategy. Even though the following list of questions are broken into Mathematics, Literature and Science and Social Science, it’s really just a set of philosophically challenging questions that should be applied to any learning environment.

 

The questions are unrestricted and open the mind up to unfettered thought, perfect for innovation and understanding. The sections begin with Mathematical Questions because for the purpose of this list they’re the most general and therefore the most useful."


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