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60 in 60: Inspiring Apps to Engage and Enrich

This presentation was given by Ray Birks and Aaron Hansen at WAETAG 2012. The focus was how to engage and enrich students and teachers in technology.

Mobile apps, websites and software are included as is a key that lets you know if it is free or a cost, and grade level (K-5, 6-8, 9-12). Most likely you will fine (or perhaps be reminded of) a couple of new tools that you might like to use.


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President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The White House is expected to ask for big cuts, push school choice and change student loan repayment. But presidents have rarely succeeded in cutting the Education Department budget.
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How Google Took Over the Classroom

How Google Took Over the Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting.
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Seven Facts on Noncognitive Skills from Education to the Labor Market

Seven Facts on Noncognitive Skills from Education to the Labor Market | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It. 

The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It.  | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The result is a classroom experience starkly different from the model that has dominated American education for the past 100 years.

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What is Media Literacy?

Intended as a tool for advocates, the video introduces the concept of media literacy as a key that unlocks meaning behind the messages that we see, an

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Interview with Alan November: The key to deep learning? Listen more, risk more, learn more via Stacey Roshan

Interview with Alan November: The key to deep learning? Listen more, risk more, learn more via Stacey Roshan | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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News Literacy Working Group; Initial Thoughts

News Literacy Working Group; Initial Thoughts | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Can we make it un-cool to spread other people’s lies on social media? Should Facebook, Google, SnapChat, and Twitter embed tools of truth in their users’ feeds? Should journalists be vastly more…
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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic]

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!

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Many more ways to supercharge your critical thinking skills are waiting for you in The Critical Thinking Workbook! Download your free copy here https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/free-download-critical-thinking-workbook

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“Not only will Article-A-Day help students build background knowledge on different topics, it also increases their vocabulary, and their writing skills are improved.  It’s beneficia
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Information Literacy: Reflections on How the Brain Learns to Think Critically

Don't hesitate to comment below if you have any questions or additional phrases Information Literacy: Reflections on How the Brain Learns to Thin

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Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | #ModernEDU

Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | #ModernEDU | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
December, 2014
Critical digital literacy is one of the essential required competencies for the 21st century educator. In an era of unprecedented personal publishing, infobesity (information obesity)...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/dos-and-donts-adapting-to-21st-century-education/

 


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Pensamiento crítico y TICs

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Teaching LA high schoolers about August Wilson

Teaching LA high schoolers about August Wilson | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Students at three high schools are spending the semester studying the playwright's work, including Fences. The program is run by Center Theatre Group.
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DeVos promises ‘the most ambitious expansion of education choice in our nation’s history’ — but offers no details

DeVos promises ‘the most ambitious expansion of education choice in our nation’s history’ — but offers no details | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Trump official calls for a transformation of U.S. schooling and compares defenders of the current system to “flat-earthers.”
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New York Times Documentary - "Mother's Day"

New York Times Documentary - "Mother's Day" | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
“Mother’s Day” tells the story of an annual overnight bus service that takes children to visit their mothers in prison on weekends around Mother’s Day. Organized by the Center for Restorative Justice Works, these trips are one of the few opportunities many of these children have to see their parents because remote, rural prisons can be difficult to access for low-income families. While many are aware of the staggering problems resulting from the nation’s incarceration rate, few consider the impact it has on the children who grow up in the absence of their parents, save for brief meetings. My co-director R.J. Lozada and I made “Mother’s Day” to remind us of the steep price an entire generation of youth — and by extension, our nation — has to pay because of systems that remain broken across America.
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FRIDAY STORY #4: The South African Origins of Britain's most Popular Poem: "If -"

This is the story of a notorious incident which took place 121 years ago this week. An incident, remembered as the Jameson Raid, which sent South Afric
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Children Prefer To Read Books On Paper Rather Than On Screens // The Conversation

Children Prefer To Read Books On Paper Rather Than On Screens // The Conversation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"There is a common perception that children are more likely to read if it is on a device such as an iPad or Kindles. But new research shows that this is not necessarily the case.

 

In a study of children in Year 4 and 6, those who had regular access to devices with eReading capability (such as Kindles, iPads and mobile phones) did not tend to use their devices for reading - and this was the case even when they were daily book readers. Research also found that the more devices a child had access to, the less they read in general.

It suggests that providing children with eReading devices can actually inhibit their reading, and that paper books are often still preferred by young people.

 

These findings match previous research which looked at how teenagers prefer to read. This research found that while some students enjoyed reading books on devices, the majority of students with access to these technologies did not use them regularly for this purpose. Importantly, the most avid book readers did not frequently read books on screens."...

 

For full post, see: https://theconversation.com/children-prefer-to-read-books-on-paper-rather-than-screens-74171 ;


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Celebrating World Poetry Day - websites and EdApps (in case you missed it on March 21st!)

Celebrating World Poetry Day - websites and EdApps (in case you missed it on March 21st!) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Written by Dr. Bruce Ellis

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Center for News Literacy – Bringing crucial critical thinking skills for the 21st century to teachers and students

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Trump seeks to slash Education Department but make big push for school choice

Trump seeks to slash Education Department but make big push for school choice | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Proposal signals effort to reshape K-12 schools and the federal role in education.
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5 Team Building Games That Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills | #Collaboration #Gaming 

5 Team Building Games That Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills | #Collaboration #Gaming  | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Here are 5 team building games to try out with your students that also develop critical thinking skills. Collaboration and team spirit await you!

 

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, March 14, 8:21 AM
Team building games offer students fun opportunities to hone critical skills for success in the modern workplace. Students (and future employees!) that value teamwork are more motivated and creative. They’re also better at problem solving and communicating with one another and have a higher level of trust. We already know students love working in groups. Why not make a game of it?
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Critical thinking is the most important skill to develop, since in these times of information at hand, we cannot believe everything we see, read, and hear, and that is why it is important to develop this ability as it allows us to be alert and question everything that comes from these means of information. Is a skill that moves a student from concrete ideas to abstract and inferred concepts. Critical thinking allows us to analyze outcomes, compare ideas, identify parallels, sequence events, synthesize information and draw conclusions from a given body of knowledge. Whether it is the proof behind a mathematics formula or an implied tone in an essay, critical thinking skills enable students to solve problems in the real world and on exams in school. Meghan Moll (2014) suggests five tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary for success on every high school or college test and assignment. 1. Brain games: Recently, websites dedicated to training your brain have enjoyed increased popularity. Lumosity, for example, provides games that aid in improving memory and problem-solving. From timed matching games to order sequence memorization, websites like this can aid in cognition and the ability to ask, "What is the next step?" This skill is critical to learning how to approach complex problems on standardized tests like the ACT and SAT. Rather than playing time-wasting games when you have a lull in your day, search online for brain teasers and peruse the plethora of brain games at your fingertips. 2. Logic puzzles: Before the Internet, puzzles intended to exercise your brain were published in books. Collections of crossword puzzles, logic problems, riddles, sudoku, word problems and word searches can be found at your local bookstore or library. The puzzles in these books are a wonderful strategy to activate different parts of your brain for a round or two of mental gymnastics, and many collections even discuss what each puzzle is meant to target within the mind. 3. Board games: This suggestion may seem strange at first, but do not balk. Choose board games that require more than luck – namely, strategy – for players to win. Any game where players must carefully consider their next move, recognize patterns and remember details will aid in honing critical thinking skills. Certain games like Rubik’s Cube are single-player, while others involve multiple people. Checkers, chess and Mastermind are two-player games that challenge you to plan several steps ahead. Games like Boggle and Scrabble require analyzing information quickly and formulating words, while Clue and Risk test and strengthen your ability to anticipate and react to others’ moves, as well as infer motives. 4. Journaling: Daily reflection – such as maintaining a journal – is a simple way to revisit your day, but it is also a fantastic opportunity to explore ideas. Writing encourages you to expand upon your thoughts and form connections. A journal forces you to slow down and focus on just one or two ideas at a time, which hectic schedules don't otherwise allow. Use your journal to record important ideas and questions and narratives about your life. 5. Book clubs: Students who read for understanding find it far easier to think critically than those who rush to finish. Analyzing a book requires you to delve deeper and ponder complex questions. When reading, think about why the book was written the way it was, what motivates certain characters, and how plot developments may be symbols of foreshadowing. Locate a book club to hone these skills. You will read works you otherwise may not have, and you will learn to examine character development, plot, symbolism and a whole host of other features.
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Great games to use with "ME Leadership" (Marks of Excellence)
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Trump Sharpens Budget Knife for Education Department, Sources Say

Trump Sharpens Budget Knife for Education Department, Sources Say | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Programs dealing with teacher quality and after school appear to be among those eyed for major cuts in the federal budget being prepared for fiscal 2018.
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Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class

Parent Alert! Your Child Just Skipped Class | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In a study, automated text messages to parents reduced absences and the number of F's earned by high school students.
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3 Fast, Free Lesson Plans to Fight Fake News via @coolcatteacher 

3 Fast, Free Lesson Plans to Fight Fake News via @coolcatteacher  | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The fake news epidemic is disturbing. How do we fight it? Well, we can take a hint from how the medical community fights the flu or any other virus. We inoculate ourselves. In this post, I’ll teach you how I teach about fake news. Just as the flu shot exposes a person to enough of the […]

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Five Predictions for Education in 2017

Five Predictions for Education in 2017 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Here is what’s ahead for school choice, ed tech, and more, according to the CEO of a personalized-learning company.
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