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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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Opinion: Let's show a bit more respect for teachers, please - NorthJersey.com

Opinion: Let's show a bit more respect for teachers, please - NorthJersey.com | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
No commercial test can ascertain student progress better than professional teachers.
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6 candidates named for state superintendent job, 5 are from Michigan

6 candidates named for state superintendent job, 5 are from Michigan | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Michigan State Board of Education during a meeting Tuesday afternoon chose six potential candidates to succeed Mike Flanagan as state superintendent..
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Research: Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom -- THE Journal

An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research from Brigham Young University.
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Michigan school chief: Tackle poverty to boost learning

Michigan school chief: Tackle poverty to boost learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Mike Flanagan, who retires July 1, tears up as he gets a standing ovation at governor’s dual economic-education summit
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Check out the report from the Annie E Casey Foundation linking 3rd grade reading proficiency and poverty.

 

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Flanagan said everyone must bear the burden. “Education is economic development, because one can’t happen without the other,” he said.

“Please don’t think it’s just the educator’s job to turn poverty around,” Flanagan said. “It’s our collective job together.”

 

 

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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, we thought we'd incorporate some of his style into an infographic offering tips for Twitter.

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The Grey parrots's curator insight, March 3, 5:07 AM

That gists out the essence of Twitter :)

 

Michael Karam's curator insight, March 3, 8:30 AM

Confused about Twitter! Let Dr. Seuss explain it to you (in 140 characters or less, of course)! 

Audrey T's curator insight, March 3, 8:45 AM

Oh, the places you'll go. Worth a re-read, if you saw it last year or not!

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The Power of the Visual for learning

The Power of the Visual for learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Visuals are so powerful. Carl Hendrick wrote recently about motivational posters recently here and I tend to agree when they're used out of context, however I think visualisations can be a great le...

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Marie Vans's curator insight, March 3, 10:04 AM

A good list of apps to try out.

Megan Howe's curator insight, March 3, 10:55 PM

Having a variety of ways to accommodate all learning styles is important to access all students. Visual learners are common and there are many ways to enlighten these students in today's technological world.

David Baker's curator insight, March 4, 5:35 PM

So many tools that I need to look at and think about using with professional development classes in a targeted process. Thinglink, wordclouds and Glogster are three that jumped out.

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[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This infographic might guide you with tips for creating online courses with offline material.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 28, 2:45 AM

I love this infographic!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 11:12 AM

Great tips!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 11:12 AM

Great tips!

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Doing Critical Literacy Free download

Doing Critical Literacy Free download | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Doing Critical Literacy Free Textbook Ebook download pdf 9780415528092.
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Grading: A Duct-Taped System In Need of an Overhaul? | CTQ

Grading: A Duct-Taped System In Need of an Overhaul? | CTQ | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, February 27, 8:47 AM
Us vs. them mentality? Love this!
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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.

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How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling

How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Cultivating the ability to experience the “geeky rapture” of metaphorical thinking and pattern recognition.

As an appreciator of the
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Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First

Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A new Stanford study shows that students learn better when first exploring an unfamiliar idea or concept on their own, rather than reading a text or watching a video first.
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The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future

The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A powerful talk by Tony Wagner attempts to uncover the 7 skills students must have in order to prepared for the future.
The post The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future appeared first on Edudemic.

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, July 8, 2013 8:11 AM

All seven of these skills can be practiced through Socratic Seminar. The first, critical thinking and problem-solving can be achieved through a combination of a quality text and provocative questions. The second, collaboration across networks and leading by influence, can be achieved by incorporating technology. The third, agility and adaptability, starts with listening carefully to others and appreciating other viewpoints. The fourth, initiative and entrepreneurialism, begins with being brave enough to speak your mind in front of a group of peers. The fifth, effective oral and written communication, is developed through deepening one's understandings through dialogue. The sixth, accessing and analyzing information, can be practiced through weighing evidence and citing sources. And the last, curiosity and imagination, can be fostered by students learning to ask their own questions.

Ruben Bravo's curator insight, July 13, 2013 1:35 PM

To build the furutre we want for our family and  for our communities we need to begin investing in the right mix of skills that will steer us through the path of development.

Bradley McClure's curator insight, December 4, 2013 6:29 PM

Tony Wagner's book, "Creating Innovators" has strongly influenced what I know about teaching and why it is important that we understand how the world is changing. The seven skills that he mentions includes critical thinking and problem solving, along with six other vaulable skills. It would be a shame for us as teachers to perpetuate teaching without putting these seven skills at the core of our purpose. Critical thinking and Problem solving are connected to the other seven, particularly in light of the new P21 Framework that is beginning to take off in the world of education. 

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Media Literacy Questions for Analyzing POV Films | POV | PBS

Media Literacy Questions for Analyzing POV Films | POV | PBS | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Because everyone interprets media through the lens of his or her own experience, media literacy analysis is about rich readings rather than specific "right" answers.
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Links nicely with critical literacy

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3rd Grade Reading Proficiency (link below)

3rd Grade Reading Proficiency (link below) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Prezi link to presentation at MI Testing Conference, Feb 2015

 

http://prezi.com/mn09onhfr6qt/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

 

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Double Jeopardy - The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Double Jeopardy - The Annie E. Casey Foundation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

poverty

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Links nicely to what MI State Sup. recently said.

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Leading Learning for Children From Poverty

Leading Learning for Children From Poverty | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What bridges the gap between a culture of despair and a future of hope for children who live in poverty?
The answer is simple: effective educators who will not settle for mediocrity, who will not accept excuses for why these children can’t learn, who are willing to do whatever it takes to help each child succeed, who establish supportive environments where children learn to bounce back from life’s negative circumstances and thrive.
Many Americans believe that low-socioeconomic...

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50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

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Mindset Helps Students Overcome Challenges

To raise student achievement, some schools are finding that the technique of mindset helps students overcome challenges
The idea of failing might be discouragin(...)

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Active Learning - create an active classroom

Active Learning - create an active classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How to create an active classroom experience with technology.   GUEST COLUMN | by Jessica Sanders The traditional teaching method of giving a lesson at the front of the class puts you, the teacher,...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 28, 5:19 PM

Another way to consider this is that curriculum is a complex conversation. Engaging with students and curricula in this fashion creates an active and dialogic experience.

 

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, March 1, 6:49 AM

excellent, I absolutely recommend

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 1, 9:50 AM

I really like the advice given in this article.  Not reinventing something, using the objectives and easing into technology eases the stress of trying new technologies in class.  Good suggestions are also given.

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Visual Literacy and Socratic Seminars | Thinking Footprint

Visual Literacy and Socratic Seminars | Thinking Footprint | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Visual Literacy and Socratic Seminars in Elementary Ed. | Thinking Footprint http://t.co/AardW49KaT
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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

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5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014 - NPR (blog)

5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014 - NPR (blog) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Lessons from a handful of the most-viewed papers from the American Educational Research Association last year.

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Three Ways Film Can Enhance the Student Classroom Experience | Edudemic

Three Ways Film Can Enhance the Student Classroom Experience | Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Students can experience the same joy as we did in class when they are shown a film in their classroom-and it won’t be because it’s a perceived distraction.
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Why Reading On A Screen Is Bad For Critical Thi...

Why Reading On A Screen Is Bad For Critical Thi... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Deep reading takes time, patience, and effort....
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