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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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Steelcase Foundation awards $250K grant to Grand Rapids schools - MLive.com

Steelcase Foundation awards $250K grant to Grand Rapids schools - MLive.com | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Steelcase Foundation awarded Grand Rapids Public Schools a $250,000 grant to have a comprehensive curriculum audit conducted to improve student outcomes.
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Shanahan on Literacy: Teaching Visual Literacy Makes a Big Difference

Shanahan on Literacy: Teaching Visual Literacy Makes a Big Difference | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @LiteracyArticle: Teaching Visual Literacy Makes a Big Difference http://t.co/j8ewhhG3pv
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Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Online Tools

Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Online Tools | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Check out these tools to help students foster critical thinking skills in the classroom!

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17 Tips for Effective Note Taking (traditional meets technology)

17 Tips for Effective Note Taking (traditional meets technology) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Follow our blog for product news, team updates, and tips for connecting with students and parents.

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This blog entry shares some excellent tips to share with your students about how to take efficient class notes.

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Why Your Classroom Technology Needs to Be Smarter Than Paper

Why Your Classroom Technology Needs to Be Smarter Than Paper | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Can your students make the same learning gains with paper as they can with your current classroom technology?
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Why Is Learning So Hard?

Do you have trouble learning things? Maybe overthinking is getting in your way! Follow Crystal on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PolycrystalhD Read More: The brain game: How decreased...
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4 Google Drive Tools Teachers Should Have

4 Google Drive Tools Teachers Should Have | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Save to Google DriveGoogle Drive Quick CreateOffice Editing for Docs, Sheets and SlidesSync Google Drive with DropBox, Box…

 


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How to Foster Critical Thinking Skills—Fast!

How to Foster Critical Thinking Skills—Fast! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Here are some tips for getting your students on the fast track to fostering critical thinking skills in the classroom.
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Getting Students Thinking About Thinking

Getting Students Thinking About Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Without training, many don't think about the best way to study for an exam.
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Learning can and should be Natural and Engaging

Learning can and should be Natural and Engaging | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Dr. Jackie Gerstein explains why that it is every educator's responsibility to ensure that teaching strategies match learning needs of each learner.
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The revolution of teaching | Visible Learning

The revolution of teaching | Visible Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
John Hattie, Doug Lemov, Jenny Thompson all feature in this article written by Ian Leslie who explains the importance of educations revolution.  Read more here
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Critical Media Literacy: TV Programs - ReadWriteThink

Critical Media Literacy: TV Programs - ReadWriteThink | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By critically analyzing popular television programs, students develop an awareness of the messages that are portrayed through the media.
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Teacher Turnover Costs Schools Billions Every Year

Teacher Turnover Costs Schools Billions Every Year | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The constant churn affects schools' ability to provide all students with skilled teachers. But professor Richard Ingersoll says schools can fix this without spending a dime.

 

Beginning teachers are more likely to drop out.Those from top colleges — the most selective colleges and universities — are more likely to drop out.Minority teachers are more likely to drop out than white, non-Hispanic teachers.Most of the turnover is driven by school conditions. Salary is not the main thing. It's important, but not the main thing. And that's an important finding because the teaching force is so large — it's now America's largest occupation — that raising everyone's salaries is a very expensive proposition.


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Teachers Want a Voice

"One of the main factors is the issue of voice, and having say, and being able to to have input into the key decisions in the building that affect a teacher's job. This is something that is a hallmark of professions. It's something that teachers usually have very little of, but it does vary across schools and it's very highly correlated with the decision whether to stay or leave.

"How much say does the faculty collectively have?" 

"How much leeway do you have in your classroom over a series of issues?"

It turns out both levels are really important for decisions whether to stay or to part. And what's interesting about this finding [is that] this would not cost money to fix. This is an issue of management."

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Critical Literacies for 21st Century Learners

Critical Literacies for 21st Century Learners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Now more than ever, there is a sense of urgency surrounding advances in technology and their impact on literacy. Changes in the nature of literacy can be seen in many classrooms in United States an...
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How To Do Keyword Research For Free [Super Effective Process] - YouTube

Learn more - http://10KSimpleFormula.com/?src=yt-kwresearch When it comes to how to do keyword research for free or even using paid tools, most people strugg...

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Media Literacy 101

Media Literacy 101 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The term media literacy has been around for years with various definitions. Most of the definitions include the words “analyze”, “critique” and “evaluate”

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Curiosity: The Heart of Lifelong Learning | LEARNing To LEARN

Curiosity: The Heart of Lifelong Learning | LEARNing To LEARN | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

If you suspect that curious kids fare better in careers and life, you're right—for a variety of reasons. Research suggests that intellectual curiosity has as big of an effect on performance as hard work. (link is external) When put together, curiosity and hard work account for success just as much as intelligence.

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Another study found that people who were curious about a topic retained what they learned for longer periods of time (link is external). And even more impressive, research has linked curiosity to a wide range of important adaptive behaviors, (link is external) including tolerance of anxiety and uncertainty, positive emotions, humor, playfulness, out-of-box thinking, and a noncritical attitude—all attributes associated with healthy social outcomes.

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=PracTICE

 

https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%23JimmyTheBumbleBee

 


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ICTPHMS's curator insight, April 14, 10:28 AM

Great insight from ==> @Gust MEES

Kent Kessler's curator insight, April 17, 10:23 AM

Nurture = setup! 

Evergreen Summer's curator insight, April 17, 4:37 PM

Yes! Engaging children in questions and supporting them in their natural curiosity about the world around them is out top priority!

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Free download - An Educator's Guide to the 4 C's


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What a classroom engaged in real learning looks like - Washington Post (blog)

What a classroom engaged in real learning looks like - Washington Post (blog) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
' The next time you have the opportunity to visit a classroom, take a moment to observe closely. Do you see compliance or true engagement?'
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Museum Field Trips—Exploring Visual Literacy, the Fluencies, and PBL

Museum Field Trips—Exploring Visual Literacy, the Fluencies, and PBL | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Enjoy the first in a series of engaging articles form guest writer Steve Berer on exploring the museum and it's unique role in modern learning.
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Shanahan on Literacy: Teaching Visual Literacy Makes a Big Difference

Shanahan on Literacy: Teaching Visual Literacy Makes a Big Difference | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching Visual Literacy Makes a Big Difference http://t.co/jFnCMI9MQa
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Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list

Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

If you are tired of looking for great alternatives to Prezi – look no further, because I have the ultimate comprehensive list of PowerPoint alternatives right here.  No more boring presentations. With this list you can pick the perfect presentation tool or software for your presentation (be it on stage in-front of an audience or online for sharing).
We tested these 10 different alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint and summarized what we thought about each one.


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Recep's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:28 AM

this is truly amazing. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:36 AM

This is pretty much an ad for emaze, but it's good to know what is available commercially in terms of presentations.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 5, 12:59 AM

Interesting list. Worth checking out some of these tools to see if I like them better than Prezi :)

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Being a Growth Mindset Facilitator

Being a Growth Mindset Facilitator | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I was asked recently why I have a strong interest and innate understanding of the growth mindset. I believe it comes from a background of being an adventure educator, and even though it was not lab...

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Live From Small Town America: Teachers Who Blog To Stay In Touch

Live From Small Town America: Teachers Who Blog To Stay In Touch | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers in remote areas say blogging is a great way to plug into conversations with other educators.
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40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies

40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

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