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How college students find and use information

How college students find and use information | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"My friends over at Project Information Literacy have just released this infographic to summarize their recent research on how college students find and use information."


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Taking Notes by Hand Benefits Recall, Researchers Find – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Taking Notes by Hand Benefits Recall, Researchers Find – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Sarah Molina's curator insight, April 3, 2:37 PM

paper vs. tech

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Personalize Learning: Updated Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart Version 3

Personalize Learning: Updated Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart Version 3 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
New Revised Version of Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization (PDI) Chart (2013)

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9 Simple Steps To Create A Good Presentation Using Google Drive

9 Simple Steps To Create A Good Presentation Using Google Drive | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Google has recently revamped a bunch of its key services including Google Presentation. One essential feature Google added to Presentation was image customization. With this new update users can now crop, mask, and add borders to images without leaving Slides. Just select an image and you'll see this functionality appear in the toolbar, Format menu, and context menu.


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Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works

Neurocomic: A Graphic Novel About How the Brain Works | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires in it while we sleep to how to optimize its memory  to what love does to it to how music affects it — and the rest of us fall somewhere on the spectrum between fascinated and confused when it comes to the intricate inner workings of our master-controller.


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David Hain's curator insight, April 3, 1:30 AM

The workings of the brain demystified - in a comic book!

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.


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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, April 3, 9:17 AM

Interesting post with good ideas.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 7, 11:53 AM

Many students still do not understand the limitations of finding information on the free web. Google is about the extent of it and if it isn't found in the first few results, it does not exist or is too hard to find (or worse still, what is found must be "it.").

 

From article: "We need to ensure that they know how to evaluate a website, a blog post, a tweet, a Facebook entry. These evaluative skills transfer cross curricularly and prepare students for the broader world of online communication."

 

 

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 4:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 6:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 11:57 AM

Important 21st century skills

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Blended Learning Innovations: 10 Major Trends (download free Whitepaper)

Blended Learning Innovations: 10 Major Trends (download free Whitepaper) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Read the latest 10 innovations in Blended Learning. Written with Getting Smart.

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Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
For the last ten years, we've worked one-on-one with students from elementary school through graduate school. No matter their age, no matter the material, when you ask what they're struggling with, s

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 8:53 PM

Two things are important in mistakes. First, one has to learn from the mistakes. Second, are there patterns in the mistakes? Those can be quite informative and provide unexpected insights.

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Want to Build Better Courses? Then Follow These Steps.

Want to Build Better Courses? Then Follow These Steps. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Want to build better courses? Then commit the time to learn something new and apply what you learn. If you write about your learning. That's a bonus.

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, March 30, 1:51 AM

Useful steps to follow if you want to design your own teaching course

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 30, 9:47 AM

This is a great article with some wonderful ideas for enhancing your online course. 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 30, 9:51 AM

This is a great article with some wonderful ideas for enhancing your online course. 

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Alternatives to YouTube for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning


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Annie Dillard on the Art of the Essay and Narrative Nonfiction vs. Poetry and Short Stories

Annie Dillard on the Art of the Essay and Narrative Nonfiction vs. Poetry and Short Stories | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
"Writers serve as the memory of a people. They chew over our public past."

"Only a person who is congenitally self-centered has the effro

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heut...

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heut... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
“ The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution from Education 1.0 to Educa...” (#pedagogy #heutagogy #lukio Education 3.0 ...
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Meet Student Needs with Backchanneling - ASCD

Meet Student Needs with Backchanneling - ASCD | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

By Barry Saide and Chris Giordano - "A 5th grade teacher and a 9th grade social studies teacher from two different school districts who have never met were drawn together by several common interests. In our classrooms, our main goal is to foster a love of learning. If we can create a love of learning, students will enjoy the process and take risks. The more open and honest students are as learners, the more open they are to feedback, critique, and self-reflection. So, how do we do it?

 

Backchanneling. Backchanneling is a strategy that provides students with the opportunity to converse about content informally, both during class and outside of the traditional class period. This strategy helps encourage critical thinking and reflection while providing meaningful feedback for educators. Students have the comfort level to share in silence, benefitting our introverts and extroverts equally. Everyone has a voice, even those who read responses and type little. But our experience has been that students feel more empowered to share openly, honestly, and regularly if they can type it..." 

 

For full post, please click on title above or here: http://inservice.ascd.org/education-resources/meet-student-needs-with-backchanneling/

 


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7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I recently received a request for some suggested online chart creation tools..."


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, April 5, 5:46 PM

Cool tools here that business people can take advantage of too. Marty 

Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 6, 6:14 PM

Really like the Lucidchart tool! 

flea palmer's curator insight, April 7, 8:45 AM

These look useful...

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Cursive, Print, or Type? The Point is To Keep Writing

Cursive, Print, or Type? The Point is To Keep Writing | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This is a "must read" article about the battle over teaching cursive when handwriting is becoming less relevant in today's digital world.The real fear among those who study kids and handwriting is not that our schools will stop teaching cursive; it's that students aren't writing enough.
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Howard Fulfrost's curator insight, March 26, 9:20 AM

This is a "must read" article about the battle over teaching cursive when handwriting is becoming less relevant in today's digital world.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, April 2, 5:03 AM

The point is..............what matters!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 2, 10:47 AM

We have some educators in Canada and Alberta pressing to drop cursive. Each writing form helps develop the child's aptitude for writing and different parts of their brain. Why would we drop any of them?

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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, April 3, 1:09 AM

Great article... like it...:-))) teachers as guides... yessss...

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The Pedagogies of Reading and Not Reading

The Pedagogies of Reading and Not Reading | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
“There is more than one way not to read, the most radical of which is not to open a book at all.” ~ Pierre Bayard, How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read Not reading is serious scholarly business...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 31, 5:03 PM

Reading is an encounter is a great way of understanding reading.

blanca ninfa carvajal's curator insight, April 1, 9:46 PM

La palabra capacidad de auto-Aprendizaje sí Expresa en la Lectura continua y Significativa

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Own-language use in ELT: exploring global practices and attitudes | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Own-language use in ELT: exploring global practices and attitudes | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

In this research paper Graham Hall and Guy Cook explore teacher attitudes to own-language use in the classroom. They conducted a global survey and interviews with practising teachers.
They found evidence of widespread own-language use within ELT, and suggest that teachers’ attitudes towards own-language use, and their classroom practices, are more complex than usually acknowledged. The findings also suggest that there is a potential gap between mainstream ELT literature and teachers’ practices on the ground.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 27, 1:52 PM

You can download the complete research (59 page PDF) ebook for free.

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15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education - Cool Cat Teacher

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education - Cool Cat Teacher | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Toward an Interactive Criticism: House of Leaves as Haptic Interface

Slides from a presentation given at the Louisville Conference published as an article at Hybrid Pedagogy: bit.ly/hapticinterface. "Our critical encounters wi...

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You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Martyn Cooper's curator insight, April 7, 9:03 PM

Useful educational resources:

Joseph Palumbo, MBA,'s curator insight, April 8, 7:14 PM

Some great sites to further your education, exercise your brain.

Teresa De Santos's curator insight, April 10, 10:09 AM

En los listados siempre se encuentra algo nuevo

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'An Industry of Mediocrity': Study Criticizes Teacher-Education Programs

'An Industry of Mediocrity': Study Criticizes Teacher-Education Programs | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The effort to rank programs, by the National Council on Teacher Quality and "U.S. News & World Report," has been controversial since it started, in 2011.

 

Colleges of education are "an industry of mediocrity" that churns out unprepared teachers to work in the nation's elementary and secondary schools, according to a highly anticipated report.

 

The report, "Teacher Prep Review," describes the findings of a controversial effort to rate the quality of programs at 1,130 institutions nationwide that prepare about 99 percent of the nation's traditionally trained teachers.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 29, 7:31 PM


When following on Social Media Twitter, I must agree to that :(((


Gilda Macedo's curator insight, March 29, 8:00 PM

Se faz necessário criar estratégias de avaliação dos cursos oferecidos  e em contrapartida  avaliar as instituições de ensino seu currículo e programas de formação docente; 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 29, 8:43 PM

This is one of those issues that feeds back and forth on itself. Colleges of education are an industry of mediocrity, but so is K-12 education. There is a total absence of leadership at the political and bureaucratic levels.

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We Are Teachers

We Are Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Game-based learning is hot right now among teachers and educational experts. Several newbooks have been released on the topic, games are all the rage at educational conferences, and there are even schools opening whose entire curricula is informed by gaming.

 

But when we talk about game-based learning, what do we really mean? How is it different from the games you’ve been incorporating in your classroom all these years? In general, game-based learning means making gaming a deeper, more intrinsic part of the learning process.

 

Here’s a summary of some of the key differences between game-based learning and traditional classroom game play


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Learn Moodle

Learn Moodle | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Welcome to the first official Moodle MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Our first course for teachers runs for four weeks, starting 1st September 2013.
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TEDxDartmouth-Brian Kennedy: Visual Literacy: Why We Need It!-4/17/10 - YouTube

Brian Kennedy, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College speaks about the growing field of visual literacy.
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