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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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Listen up: 5 social justice podcasts | Praxia Partners

Listen up: 5 social justice podcasts | Praxia Partners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Podcasting is the new broadcasting. Today, we share 5 favorites that deliver fresh content about social justice and environmentalism. 5 favorites, in no particular order: Marketplace's Wealth and Money podcast addresses a ...
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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, Today, 12:33 AM
I am liking the term digital literacy.in my opinion, curating stimulates curisoity,
Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, Today, 12:34 AM
curiosity, of course. And should be a way to teach life-long learning.
Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, Today, 12:40 AM

was not aware that curation.... definition was born in 1990

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post).
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The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time

The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
These iconic talks are the ones that you and your fellow TED fans just can't stop sharing.

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Getting Started with Questions of Digital Literacy

Getting Started with Questions of Digital Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Before you begin:


Use evidence to name a key question that will lead to strengthened teaching and learning.

Establish a set of steps toward addressing the question, perhaps incorporating one

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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, July 24, 5:06 AM

Resources (rubrics, etc,) for supporting the teaching/question of digital literacy

Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, July 24, 5:18 AM

Steps in the process....

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @UlbrickRowena: Get your students making web based magazines http://t.co/Q6wXE24fZe #EduTECH

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Free Technology for Teachers: Finally! TodaysMeet Now Offers Chat Moderation for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Finally! TodaysMeet Now Offers Chat Moderation for Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Francesca Beltrami's curator insight, July 23, 10:54 PM
Uno strumento per creare la comunità dei dicenti
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The Formula for a Perfect Headline - Infographic

The Formula for a Perfect Headline - Infographic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
You spend hours writing exceptionally good content, but how much time do you spend focusing on crafting the perfect headline? Chances are not enough time. Wh

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Handy Chart Featuring The Top 8 Tools for Sending Large Files

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Handy Chart Featuring The Top 8 Tools for Sending Large Files | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.


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MS G_GAVS_fredagoodman's curator insight, July 24, 9:33 AM

Learning should be "sweet as honey" ( a tradition from the Talmud).  Is neuroscience confirming what good teachers instinctively knew all along?

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Neurociencia

Chris Brown's curator insight, Today, 7:31 AM

Consider when you feel learning takes place.  Neroscience has been studying how the brain reacts in certain situations and they have found that:

 

"...superior learning takes place when classroom experiences are relevant to students' lives, interests, and experiences. Lessons can be stimulating and challenging without being intimidating, and the increasing curriculum requirements can be achieved without stress, anxiety, boredom, and alienation as the pervasive emotions of the school day."

 

As learning professionals we should consider the impact of stressful or boring situations on the ability of our learners to be successful.  The article concludes with a call to action:

 

"Joy and enthusiasm are absolutely essential for learning to happen -- literally, scientifically, as a matter of fact and research. Shouldn't it be our challenge and opportunity to design learning that embraces these ingredients?"

 

Joy and enthusiasm are essential...how are you going to embrace these?

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5 Free Courses for Teachers Professional Development (Thanks to Med Kharbach)

5 Free Courses for Teachers Professional Development (Thanks to Med Kharbach) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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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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Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE | EDUcation

Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE | EDUcation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE

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Paul's curator insight, Today, 6:24 AM

Good summer reading! 

Shari Hudgeons's curator insight, Today, 8:00 AM

This is a great way to introduce yourself to social media ideas.

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, Today, 11:00 AM

Great basic info about Twitter, LinkedIn, FB, etc.

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To Improve Student Performance, Start Thinking Like a Coach

To Improve Student Performance, Start Thinking Like a Coach | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make. I was wrong. You see, I once thought that teaching was lecturing, and I thought that because that is how my graduate mentors taught me to teach.

But I was wrong. Studies have shown that lecturing has little to do with teaching. A University of Maryland study found that right after a physics lecture, almost none of the students could answer the question: “What was the lecture you just heard about?” Another physics professor simply asked students about the material that he had presented only 15 minutes earlier, and he found that only ten percent showed any sign of remembering it (Freedman, 2012).

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New Socrative 2.0 Guide for Teachers

New Socrative 2.0 Guide for Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Shari Hudgeons's curator insight, Today, 7:55 AM

For those of you utilizing mobile devices in your classroom, Socrative is an excellent way to engage your students. Check out the new format.

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How Our Brains Work When We Are Creative: The Science of Great Ideas

How Our Brains Work When We Are Creative: The Science of Great Ideas | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do. I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce.

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Francine Pickering's curator insight, July 24, 5:18 AM

Unless you've had half of your brain removed, you're not right or left brained...

Christa Wojo's curator insight, July 24, 7:15 AM

Set aside time and space to think, and also time and space for your subconscious processes to work.

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America’s schools are losing too many of their best teachers.

America’s schools are losing too many of their best teachers. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

To combat the real retention crisis and create the profession that teachers deserve, we offer two major recommendations for education leaders: make retention of Irreplaceables a top priority, and strengthen the teaching profession with higher expectations.
 


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Google Docs: 3 incredibly useful tools for edits and revisions

Google Docs: 3 incredibly useful tools for edits and revisions | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Check out the collaboration-friendly tools built into Google Docs, and learn how to set some handy preferences.

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Snagit for Google Chrome - GIF Maker

Snagit for Google Chrome - GIF Maker | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
With the release of the newest version of Snagit for Chrome, TechSmith included a wonderful GIFt: GIF Maker. We were GIFen no clues and it's still a little bit of a secret but the wonderful Kelly Rush, Product Owner of TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome, has asked me to GIF some ideas on the feature. Fear not, it will not take long. I'll be done in a GIF'y.

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What Will the Classroom and Curriculum of the Future Look Like?

What Will the Classroom and Curriculum of the Future Look Like? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
One educator highlights future classrooms and curriculum during ISTE 2014 It’s an interesting question: What will something look like or be able to do 5, 10, or 20 years down the road? Classrooms a...

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OECD Report - Measuring Innovation in Education (Ontario data and World - country data)

OECD Report - Measuring Innovation in Education (Ontario data and World - country data) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Data and research on education including skills, literacy, research, elementary schools, childhood learning, vocational training and PISA, PIACC and TALIS surveys., This report explores the association between school innovation and different measures related to educational objectives. This book is the beginning of a new journey: it calls for innovations in the field of measurement – and not just of education.

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Very interesting publication.  Link to read it for free. Can click on individual country innovations.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 4:35 PM

The study uses business metrics in evaluating educational innovation. This might be OK for some, however I do not see education as a business and think it is inappropriate to measure it as such. What has happened is that education has devolved into a prefabricated process of inputs and outputs called School using Technique.

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We… (All education is self-education.  Period...

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Richard Samson's curator insight, July 21, 11:38 PM

There is something for everyone here. You can learn about anything online!

Liz Falconer's curator insight, July 22, 7:41 AM

Great quote

 

Linda Alexander's curator insight, Today, 6:24 AM

An incredible list organized by subject matter....

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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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Good point

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Deborah Banker's curator insight, July 24, 8:03 AM

This is so very, very true.

Paul's curator insight, July 24, 1:05 PM

All educators - especially administrators

Dean Mantz's curator insight, Today, 8:59 AM

Thank you Nik Peachey for sharing this article on Scoop.it

 

This article contains some great points to enrich discussions why current and future teachers need to be learners in today's world of technology and education. 

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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, July 22, 8:21 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.