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Useful Timer Tools for Teachers

Useful Timer Tools for Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Whether you have problems with your time management in class or you just want to focus students attention on the importance of time while working on tasks, the timers below will be of great help to you.


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Learning theories and online learning by  Tony Bates

Learning theories and online learning by  Tony Bates | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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“…there is an impressive body of evidence on how teaching methods and curriculum design affect deep, autonomous, and reflective learning. Yet most faculty are largely ignorant of this scholarship, and instructional practices and curriculum planning are dominated by tradition rather than research evidence. As a result, teaching remains largely didactic, assessment of student work is often trivial, and curricula are more likely to emphasize content coverage than acquisition of lifelong and life-wide learning skills.” Knapper, 2010, p. 229
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Q&A: One-on-One with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Q&A: One-on-One with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
As a new school year opens, DeVos talks with Education Week about civil rights protections for students, the Every Student Succeeds Act, special education, the bureaucracy, and more.
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The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel's Public Relations War in the United States

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The Great White Hoax

The Great White Hoax | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Donald Trump & the Politics of Race and Class in America

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DVD coming September 2017.
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Teachers' Pay Lags Farthest Behind Other Professionals in U.S., Study Finds

Teachers' Pay Lags Farthest Behind Other Professionals in U.S., Study Finds | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Relatively speaking, U.S. teachers earn 60 cents for every dollar earned by other professionals with similar education levels. And that's the widest teacher-pay gap for any country in the OECD.
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Your Brain is Your Phone – How We Get To Next

Your Brain is Your Phone – How We Get To Next | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
When people worry about smartphones, they often talk of separating the user from the device for the sake of their mental health. But for many younger people, they might view that device as a part of themselves. A young person’s entire sense of connection and friendship may well be mediated by screens, with both analog and digital friendships.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 8, 1:38 AM

A very enjoyable and sane article.

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How Schools Make “Making” Meaningful

How Schools Make “Making” Meaningful | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators. Site contains a Software Reviews Database, articles from Technology & Learning Magazine, articles from Educators in Educators' eZine, Event and Contest listings, Reader suggested Web sites, and weekly news updates on education technology leaders." />
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JK Rowling was right: free speech is for everyone, not just your friends | Andrew Solomon

JK Rowling was right: free speech is for everyone, not just your friends | Andrew Solomon | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We need to welcome dissent, because we grow from it. If you have to silence the other side, your own arguments can’t be very strong
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A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper? - The Hechinger Report

A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper? - The Hechinger Report | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
My friend Joanne was packing her youngest child off to college this month and wrestling with a modern dilemma: Is it better to buy textbooks in digital form or old-fashioned print? One of her son’s professors was recommending an online text for a business course: lighter, always accessible and seriously cheaper ($88 vs. $176 for …
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7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms

7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
K–8 educators from across the country give you a peek at their classrooms—and explain how they managed the transformations.
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Valuable Tool For Earth Science Teachers, Students

Valuable Tool For Earth Science Teachers, Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Writing Workshop Checklist

Writing Workshop Checklist | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching a writing workshop can be scary, but this list of eight things you’ll need will help you get started.
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Making Time for Quiet Contemplation

Making Time for Quiet Contemplation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Our time is precious and there are many ways in which it can be wasted but the deliberate and mindful process of contemplative thought should not be confused with mindless inactivity. The processes of learning, problem solving, ideation and creativity occur as much or more so during periods of inactivity as they do during times of activity. When we value learning over work we become open to the possibility that a student whose mind seems to be wondering, who is not actively “doing” the set task may indeed be fully immersed with their learning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 19, 12:52 AM

Take some quiet time to read this.

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An Open Letter To Home Depot

An Open Letter To Home Depot | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I am tired of gendered branding and marketing teams who see nothing wrong with a “she shed.”
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Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own

Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Neuroscience proves what effective educators have known all along.

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MEF - Films for Media Literacy

MEF - Films for Media Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Educational documentary films on media literacy, gender, race, class, and commericalism. Produced & distributed by the Media Education Foundation.
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Comment: Writing for Pleasure by Pie Corbett

Comment: Writing for Pleasure by Pie Corbett | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Writing for Pleasure
There has been a lot talked about ‘Reading for Pleasure’ over the last year. Even the government recognises the significance of the link between reading for pleasure and attainment. Of course, if children, or any of us, love doing
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5 Simple Ideas That Can Transform Your Teaching

5 Simple Ideas That Can Transform Your Teaching | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
4. Spiral everything.

Difficult things take practice.

See #3. Constantly spiral the most important, most transferable big ideas in your content. If you’re filling a jar with various size rocks, you fit the big rocks in first, yes?

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 8, 2:09 PM
Don't grade everything. It is a good idea to provide feedback that is timely, specific, and helps growth. Grading is a snapshot in time that is done periodically.
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6 Reasons Why Gamification Enhances The Learning Experience 

6 Reasons Why Gamification Enhances The Learning Experience  | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Enhance your learning experience by utilizing gamification and rewards like certificates, badges, or points."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 11, 1:47 PM
You get to do over .. you get immediate results, you can improve your score, you can pick games you like.
Judith Peterson's curator insight, September 11, 5:03 PM
I have used Quia to create games to help my students learn the elements and principles of design and other art facts with my high school art classes. The games provided a safe place for them to test themselves on what they have learned. They excitedly shared their scores with their peers and took part in friendly competition. I was delighted that my entire class worked until they got 100%! Needless to say by the time they took their final exam, they were READY!
Michelle Audain's curator insight, September 12, 10:49 PM

Learning is always easier when it's fun and gamification makes it addictive too!

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What Should We Be Teaching Young Children?

What Should We Be Teaching Young Children? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Many things can be learned just as well later — so the focus should be on ones that really need to be early, like languages, music and communication, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.
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The Mechanics of Developing a Writer’s Voice

The Mechanics of Developing a Writer’s Voice | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Help your students develop their own voice in writing by focusing on details, word choice, and sentence fluency.
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Dear Teachers Who Teach My Black Child:

Dear Teachers Who Teach My Black Child: | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Dear Teachers Who Teach My Black Child: As a former high school teacher, I recognize that teaching is a choice made with the heart.  The majority of teachers — who have each chosen to work in…
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Using Science Texts to Teach the Organizational Features of Nonfiction - ReadWriteThink

Using Science Texts to Teach the Organizational Features of Nonfiction - ReadWriteThink | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Students explore organizational features of nonfiction science. Students then work together to create a two-page spread using those features to present information about their local environment.
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