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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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A Wonderful YouTube Channel for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful YouTube Channel for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A Wonderful YouTube Channel for Teachers and Students. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/23BnuRVJrl via @medkh9
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Bridge : Third graders must have solid reading foundation to succeed later

Bridge : Third graders must have solid reading foundation to succeed later | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We’re having a vigorous debate in Michigan about how to address the fact that nearly one-third of our elementary school students are not proficient ...(read more on Bridge.)
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Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have known for a long time that regular quizzing on information helps make it stick, but students and teachers don't always know how to apply that research to classroom practice or study habits.

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How to Stay As Organized As You Want with Evernote

How to Stay As Organized As You Want with Evernote | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Technology In Education: A Future Classroom.

Technology In Education: A Future Classroom. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A great Video Featuring the Future Classroom with future 3D Modelling and other future Graphic User Interface and display Technology. Technology in Education- A Future Classroom from Mr. Kirsch on ...

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, October 17, 2:48 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

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Michelle Nimchuk's curator insight, October 18, 8:33 PM

In this video, pay attention as to how learning has been gamified through the use of levels completed and the number of objectives met daily.

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Reading Film: The Story of Movies

Reading Film: The Story of Movies | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Martin Scorsese champions a visual-literacy curriculum, available free to teachers for use in middle school classrooms.
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The Story of Movies Educational Program from the The Story of Movies

The Story of Movies Educational Program from the The Story of Movies | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

ereThe Story of Movies is an interdisciplinary curriculum introducing students to classic cinema and the curltural, historical and artistic significance of film.

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Developing as a Teacher Through Books - Reading Today Online

Developing as a Teacher Through Books - Reading Today Online | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Developing as a Teacher Through Books Reading Today Online As part of staying connected and abreast of the latest information in the areas of literacy, those same professors may remind their students that their learning and reading should not end...
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Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives ~ Brain Pickings

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives ~ Brain Pickings | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

by Maria Popova

 

"One of the most basic beliefs we carry about ourselves, Dweck found in her research, has to do with how we view and inhabit what we consider to be our personality. A “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static givens which we can’t change in any meaningful way, and success is the affirmation of that inherent intelligence, an assessment of how those givens measure up against an equally fixed standard; striving for success and avoiding failure at all costs become a way of maintaining the sense of being smart or skilled. A “growth mindset,” on the other hand, thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. Out of these two mindsets, which we manifest from a very early age, springs a great deal of our behavior, our relationship with success and failure in both professional and personal contexts, and ultimately our capacity for happiness."

 

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An excellent essay/review that summarizes and praises Carol Dweck's book Mindset. If you haven't read the book, this is a great way to find out quickly what all the excitement is about.


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CrashCourse - YouTube

CrashCourse - YouTube | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Eight awesome courses in one awesome channel: John Green teaches you World History and Hank Green teaches you Psychology. Check out the playlists for past co...

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Including exercise breaks during class time seen as a way to boost learning

Including exercise breaks during class time seen as a way to boost learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
According to Dr. Manuel Montero Odasso, exercising enhances memory consolidation by encouraging the creation of new connections between neurons
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Critical Literacy and the Power of Multiple Perspectives

Critical Literacy and the Power of Multiple Perspectives | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
One thing I am interested in is how to deepen and complicate students’ understanding of issues by introducing them to multiple perspectives. We are learning about critical literacy in one of my cou...
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Media and information literacy: policy and strategy guidelines | UNESCO

Media and information literacy: policy and strategy guidelines | UNESCO | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This comprehensive MIL Policy and Strategy Guidelines resource is the first of its kind to treat MIL as a composite concept, unifying information literacy and media literacy as well as considering the right to freedom of expression and access to information through ICTs. These guidelines offer a harmonized approach, which in turn enables all actors to articulate more sustained national MIL policies and strategies, describing both the process and content to be considered.

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.
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Mindset, Rigor, and Grit: What We're Getting Wrong

Mindset, Rigor, and Grit: What We're Getting Wrong | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I am a full-time teacher as well as an educational psychologist. This means that I am a rabid consumer of research on teaching. However, after spending a couple of successful decades working with s...

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15 Netiquette Rules for Students

15 Netiquette Rules for Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
21st-century teaching and learning is done online. Help your students do it right with these 15 netiquette rules.

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Carolyn Katu's curator insight, October 18, 4:16 AM

rules for class blogs.  

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Sir Ken Robinson, Creativity, Learning & the Curriculum - YouTube

Edited highlights from Sir Ken Robinson's talk at Learning Without Frontiers recorded March 16th, 2011, London.

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Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Four years after Apple introduced its popular tablet, many districts are switching to laptops.
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Becoming info-savvy : Information and critical literacy in the web world

Becoming info-savvy : Information and critical literacy in the web world | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This is the first of three posts which focus on information and critical literacy. This first post outlines the importance of developing information and critical literacy. The second post will give...
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Storyline Online - Video stories reading

Storyline Online - Video stories reading | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.


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Frank Napoli's curator insight, October 16, 9:19 AM

Have shared this site with teachers for years. The ability to listen to a story and follow along with independence..

Sue Ward's curator insight, October 17, 5:03 AM

A classic reference for the benefits of reading aloud - THE READ ALOUD HANDBOOK by Jim Trelease

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, October 17, 11:32 AM

Haven't tried yet, but interesting.

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5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
These new tools are vector graphics applications that run in your browser as a replacement for using an expensive professional desktop application like Adobe Illustrator to put your infographic design together....

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Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events

Newsela | Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By teaching students to "drive their own brain" through metacognition, we provide a concrete way to guide them think about how they can best learn.

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Mr Inniss's curator insight, October 8, 6:39 PM

By even reading this you will be improving your ability to learn!

Sandy Kennedy's curator insight, October 9, 9:21 PM

Metacognition is tied to success in learning. This article shows how it can be taught and also has links to other brain research in this area.

Tony Meehan's curator insight, October 11, 11:44 AM

The key appears to be first to hook learners by allowing them to focus on whatever they are curious about, difficult sometimes for those from challenging backgrounds who may resist sharing what they are interested in, not having the confidence to stand out from the crowd to admit to having a special interest.  But effective learning can only take place for many of these learners when they are free from such inhibitions.  Then metacognition becomes all powerful.

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How to make the world comprehensible to kids: Reading Wars II

How to make the world comprehensible to kids: Reading Wars II | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Like other digital reading programs, Newsela uses short online quizzes, taken by students after reading each article, to help evaluate students’ comprehension and adjust their reading level accordingly. Such “formative assessments” ensure that no student is unfairly labeled by an outdated evaluation—another potential advantage of computerized leveling over its paper-and-ink counterpart, which offers no automated way to monitor students’ increasing fluency.

Ironically, these digital improvements on traditional leveled reading arrive just as the practice of leveling itself is coming in for criticism. Commentators like Timothy Shanahan, an emeritus professor of urban education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Robert Pondiscio, a senior fellow at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, an education think tank, have recently argued that leveled reading programs provide students with too little challenge. Better than having each student read at his or her own level, they say, would be asking all students to tackle texts appropriate to their grade level, with teachers supplying help when necessary."


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Great post on Close Reading. Includes interesting tool.

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Les Howard's curator insight, October 8, 3:30 PM

Great post on Close Reading. Includes interesting tool.