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Don’t Throw out Baby Macbeth: Common Core says think bigger, better, and beyond the book | Roz Linder.com

Don’t Throw out Baby Macbeth: Common Core says think bigger, better, and beyond the book | Roz Linder.com | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Common Core is akin to telling you that students have to learn how to play tennis or piano. They are expected to know the game. The game? Deconstructing text. Because in the real world you need to be able to understand text, create text, and interpret text. The Common Core does NOT state that you cannot teach poetry, fiction, or narrative nonfiction. What it does say is that you must teach ANALYSIS. Kids need to know how to deconstruct text. All text. English teachers lament all across the nation that they cannot teach their poetry unit as is. And they can’t. We, English teachers, no longer just teach content. We teach skills so that kids can tackle any content. If you are just teaching the content of books as the center of your curriculum, shame on you.


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NYC Chancellor Pushes for Schools to Reinstate Independent-Reading Time - Education Week News (blog)

NYC Chancellor Pushes for Schools to Reinstate Independent-Reading Time - Education Week News (blog) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
NYC Chancellor Pushes for Schools to Reinstate Independent-Reading Time
Education Week News (blog)
And of course Chalkbeat New York and The New York Times have both focused on reading pedagogy in their ongoing coverage of the chancellor.
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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

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Why I’m Asking You Not to Use Laptops – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why I’m Asking You Not to Use Laptops – The Chronicle of Higher Education | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

First, if you have your laptop open, it is almost impossible not to check email or briefly surf the Internet, even if you don’t mean to or have told yourself that you won’t. I have the same impulse if I have my laptop open in a meeting. The problem is that studies indicate that this kind of multitasking impairs learning; once we are on email/the web, we are no longer paying very good attention to what is happening in class. (And there is no evidence I know of that “practice” at doing this kind of multitasking is going to make you better at it!)


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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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Mindsets: Emphasizing Effort, Attitude, and Respect

Mindsets: Emphasizing Effort, Attitude, and Respect | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
August 22nd, 2014. Mary Ryerse. As families head "back to school" we should also equip students with three major mindsets. Read more today!

 

Living out this approach personally on a daily basis is challenging – at least for me. Fostering these dispositions in our own children is even more challenging. During this back-to-school season, I’m working on reinforcing these mindsets  - as a parent – within an education context (and while this particular piece focuses on the parent perspective, these ideas can also be used in the classroom). When it comes down to it, it’s really training kids how to think about learning and themselves. What follows are are some ideas that apply them within the context of school:

Effort. Full effort is at the heart of Carol Dweck’s work on growth mindset, encouraging people to “believe that abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work.” You can help:

Say things like, “Give it your best” or “this may take a few tries.”Ask “What was something you did today where you felt proud of how hard you tried?”Use digital tools to maximize productivity and build ownership in learning.
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Tony Meehan's curator insight, August 22, 3:27 PM

A framework for getting back to school and learning with the right mindset.  For parents / carers and pupils alike....

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26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer

26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 19, 4:49 PM

Great ideas here for implementation as well. This post is about encouraging student introspection and thoughtful responses. Easily adapted to higher education. 

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Step by Step Guide on How to Use Google Drive to Collaborate With Others

Step by Step Guide on How to Use Google Drive to Collaborate With Others | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking (RT @TeachThought: They're just words, but oh their power: 249 Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking http://t.co/hSvqQ1Ov12
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Critical Thinking

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Learn more:

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 20, 8:22 PM

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


Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 22, 9:16 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
http://goo.gl/st4aLZ
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

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Why You Should Be Using Video In Your Classroom [Infographic]

Why You Should Be Using Video In Your Classroom [Infographic] | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Using video in the classroom has come a long way from a TV and VCR on a cart to watch a movie during class (The standard about ten gazillion years ago when I was a student). There are a ton of different ways you can employ video in your classroom, from video feedback to educational videos about specific topics, there is a lot of possibility out there. Even if you know that this way and that are options for including video in your classroom, you might still be wondering why you should be using video in the first place.


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Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 21, 11:09 AM

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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Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better

Exercise May Change Kids' Brains for the Better | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
For the first time, there’s evidence that being fit can improve the speed and connectivity of brain neurons

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How to Spot the Garbage in News - Bloomberg View

How to Spot the Garbage in News - Bloomberg View | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How to Spot the Garbage in News
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Active reading often leads to the conclusion that the vast majority of news is at best incomplete and uninformative, while a majority of research reports are full of biases and logical errors.
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Rolling out blended learning

Rolling out blended learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Blended and online learning platforms are changing K12 pedagogy by providing students with some control over their path, time, pace and place of learning.

This sharp departure from the traditional
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The Teacher-Less Classroom Is Not As Close As You Think // Forbes

"A popular vision of the future of education in the internet age is that teachers will become superfluous, but research suggests that the goal of students directing their own learning is still a dream and the teacher-less classroom is not as close as you think.

 

Information has never been so readily available, so it is no surprise that some have questioned the role of the educator. What need is there for a fount of all wisdom at the front of the class – the so-called “sage on the stage” model – if students have the entire corpus of knowledge at their fingertips.

 

It is a scenario that has some influential advocates. Professor Sugatra Mitra, famous for installing a computer in a Delhi slum in what became known as the Hole-in-the-wall experiment, told a conference earlier this year that children with access to the internet could learn most things by themselves.

 

Renowned U.S. futurist Dr Thomas Frey has spoken of the “new frontier” of a teacher-less education system and predicted that within a decade there would be a fundamental shift away from teachers as imparters of knowledge to teachers as coaches.

It is also an idea that is gaining traction. Pupils at the nine schools run by the U.S. charter school operator Rocketship Education spend a quarter of their lesson time online, an approach that has provided inspiration for a proposed new academy run by Ark Schools, one of England’s largest school chains.

And on top of this are the numerous experiments with blended learning and MOOCs, not to mention the online courses offered by the likes of the Khan Academy.

 

But if the juggernaut towards teacher-less classrooms seemed relentless, it has been stopped in its tracks by a study from two Dutch academics. In their review of studies of online and self-directed learning, Paul Kirschner and Jeroen van Merrienboer conclude that the idea of learners as self-educators is largely an urban legend."

 

For full post, click on title above or here: 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorrison/2014/08/21/the-teacher-less-classroom-is-not-as-close-as-you-think/ ;


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Tons of Resources for Teaching Critical Thinking to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tons of Resources for Teaching Critical Thinking to Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Handwriting v. Laptops? Why People Ask the Wrong Question (and Why Think Pair Share Rules Yet Again)

Handwriting v. Laptops? Why People Ask the Wrong Question (and Why Think Pair Share Rules Yet Again) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Do students learn less when they are taking notes on a laptop than they learn when they take notes in a lecture class by handwriting?


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A Simple Trick for Learning New Information

A Simple Trick for Learning New Information | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

A recent study in Memory & Cognition offers up an intriguing possibility about how to best learn: that learning with the expectation of teaching might be more effective than learning with the expectation that you'll be taking a test.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 20, 3:38 AM

Students in an experiment appeared to do a better job learning when they thought they'd have to teach the material in question later on.


The idea of seeking, sensing and sharing information is the cornerstone of personal knowledge mastery. 

Stephen Dale's curator insight, August 22, 1:05 AM

An interesting experiment in learning: the study found that students achieved better results if they thought they would have to teach the topic to another student, than learning with the expectation they would be taking a test.


Perhaps the results are not too profound - if you're teaching you need to know far more about your subject than can be revealed in a test.

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Collaborative Mind Mapping for Students with Popplet - FRACTUS LEARNING

Collaborative Mind Mapping for Students with Popplet - FRACTUS LEARNING | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Popplet is a super simple Web, iPhone and iPad app that allows you to create collaborative mind maps with your students.

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Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, August 21, 12:35 PM

FYI:  "Popplet is a super simple Web, iPhone and iPad app that allows you to create collaborative mind maps with your students. Including the ability to add media from YouTube, Flickr and Vimeo, as well as the option to upload your own images, students can create rich and reflective maps of their thoughts, ideas and work."

Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 21, 7:31 PM

Popplet - Mind Mapping

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An Educators Guide to Podcasting and Broadcasting

An Educators Guide to Podcasting and Broadcasting | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
An Educators Guide to Podcasting and Broadcasting: A Demonstration walkthrough of audio and video tips and tricks.

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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, August 22, 1:51 PM

Looking forward to trying this!

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How Digital Learning Is Becoming The Fourth Literacy

How Digital Learning Is Becoming The Fourth Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How Digital Learning Is Becoming The Fourth Literacy - Edudemic Infographic (RT @ londonclc Digital Learning becomes the forth literacy...

Found at http://t.co/ppZhx6H5Qd
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20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Looking for some powerful collaborative web tools to use with your students in this new school year? The presentation below features the top 20 free tools ideal for interactive collaboration in classrooms.


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How Google Has Changed Management, 10 Years After its IPO

How Google Has Changed Management, 10 Years After its IPO | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Google went public 10 years ago today, and since then has dramatically changed the way the world accesses information. It has also helped shape the practice of management. Staying true to its roots as an engineering-centric company, Google has stood out both for its early skepticism of the value of managers as well as for its novel, often quantitative approaches to management decisions. Along the way it became famous for its reliance on exceedingly difficult interview questions — later abandoned — and its “20% time” policy — reportedly on its way out.

 

In honor of the company’s milestone, here’s a reading list of some of the best things Harvard Business Review has published on the company since its founding in 1998.

 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, August 21, 12:18 AM

Excellent overview of the best Harvard Business Review articles on Google.

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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom ~ TeachThought

100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom ~ TeachThought | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

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"The Google Docs collection provides a streamlined, collaborative solution to writing papers, organizing presentations and putting together spreadsheets and reports. But besides the basic features, there are lots of little tricks and hacks you can use to make your Google Docs experience even more productive. Here are 100 great tips for using the documents, presentations and spreadsheets in Google Docs."


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Is gaming taking learning to the next level?

Gaming in education appears to have found the right combination of challenge and engagement to make it an effective learning tool, according to Lucien Vattel, CEO of GameDesk, a nonprofit focused on research and development of game-based learning.
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BYOD Making Connections to Pedagogy

BYOD Making Connections to Pedagogy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In my last post I shared information about apps you could have your students download and save on their devices for use in the classroom. I know there are many apps available and you may still be a...
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