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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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Visual Writing Prompts

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Metacognition: ask, not only ‘What are you learning?’ but ‘How are you learning?’

Metacognition: ask, not only ‘What are you learning?’ but ‘How are you learning?’ | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Vanderbilt University

 

"Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking.  More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner.

 

Metacognitive practices increase students’ abilities to transfer or adapt their learning to new contexts and tasks."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, Today, 6:13 AM

Four assignments for explicit instruction:


  1. Preassessments—Encouraging Students to Examine Their Current Thinking
  2. The Muddiest Point—Giving Students Practice in Identifying Confusions
  3. Retrospective Postassessments—Pushing Students to Recognize Conceptual Change
  4. Reflective Journals—Providing a Forum in Which Students Monitor Their Own Thinking

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Disciplinary Literacy » Eastern Michigan Writing Project


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Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE | EDUcation

Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE | EDUcation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE

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Paul's curator insight, Today, 6:24 AM

Good summer reading! 

Shari Hudgeons's curator insight, Today, 8:00 AM

This is a great way to introduce yourself to social media ideas.

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, Today, 11:00 AM

Great basic info about Twitter, LinkedIn, FB, etc.

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To Improve Student Performance, Start Thinking Like a Coach

To Improve Student Performance, Start Thinking Like a Coach | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make. I was wrong. You see, I once thought that teaching was lecturing, and I thought that because that is how my graduate mentors taught me to teach.

But I was wrong. Studies have shown that lecturing has little to do with teaching. A University of Maryland study found that right after a physics lecture, almost none of the students could answer the question: “What was the lecture you just heard about?” Another physics professor simply asked students about the material that he had presented only 15 minutes earlier, and he found that only ten percent showed any sign of remembering it (Freedman, 2012).

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New Socrative 2.0 Guide for Teachers

New Socrative 2.0 Guide for Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Shari Hudgeons's curator insight, Today, 7:55 AM

For those of you utilizing mobile devices in your classroom, Socrative is an excellent way to engage your students. Check out the new format.

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How Our Brains Work When We Are Creative: The Science of Great Ideas

How Our Brains Work When We Are Creative: The Science of Great Ideas | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do. I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce.

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Francine Pickering's curator insight, July 24, 5:18 AM

Unless you've had half of your brain removed, you're not right or left brained...

Christa Wojo's curator insight, July 24, 7:15 AM

Set aside time and space to think, and also time and space for your subconscious processes to work.

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America’s schools are losing too many of their best teachers.

America’s schools are losing too many of their best teachers. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

To combat the real retention crisis and create the profession that teachers deserve, we offer two major recommendations for education leaders: make retention of Irreplaceables a top priority, and strengthen the teaching profession with higher expectations.
 


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Google Docs: 3 incredibly useful tools for edits and revisions

Google Docs: 3 incredibly useful tools for edits and revisions | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Check out the collaboration-friendly tools built into Google Docs, and learn how to set some handy preferences.

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Snagit for Google Chrome - GIF Maker

Snagit for Google Chrome - GIF Maker | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
With the release of the newest version of Snagit for Chrome, TechSmith included a wonderful GIFt: GIF Maker. We were GIFen no clues and it's still a little bit of a secret but the wonderful Kelly Rush, Product Owner of TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome, has asked me to GIF some ideas on the feature. Fear not, it will not take long. I'll be done in a GIF'y.

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What Will the Classroom and Curriculum of the Future Look Like?

What Will the Classroom and Curriculum of the Future Look Like? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
One educator highlights future classrooms and curriculum during ISTE 2014 It’s an interesting question: What will something look like or be able to do 5, 10, or 20 years down the road? Classrooms a...

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OECD Report - Measuring Innovation in Education (Ontario data and World - country data)

OECD Report - Measuring Innovation in Education (Ontario data and World - country data) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Data and research on education including skills, literacy, research, elementary schools, childhood learning, vocational training and PISA, PIACC and TALIS surveys., This report explores the association between school innovation and different measures related to educational objectives. This book is the beginning of a new journey: it calls for innovations in the field of measurement – and not just of education.

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Very interesting publication.  Link to read it for free. Can click on individual country innovations.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 4:35 PM

The study uses business metrics in evaluating educational innovation. This might be OK for some, however I do not see education as a business and think it is inappropriate to measure it as such. What has happened is that education has devolved into a prefabricated process of inputs and outputs called School using Technique.

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We… (All education is self-education.  Period...

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Richard Samson's curator insight, July 21, 11:38 PM

There is something for everyone here. You can learn about anything online!

Liz Falconer's curator insight, July 22, 7:41 AM

Great quote

 

Linda Alexander's curator insight, Today, 6:24 AM

An incredible list organized by subject matter....

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5 Chrome Extensions for Teachers - Part 7

5 Chrome Extensions for Teachers - Part 7 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Continuing my series on extensions for Google Chrome that are helpful for teachers. Highlight Keywords for Google This handy extension helps you to filter information more efficiently. when the ext...

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Two or Three Things I Know for Sure About Helping Students Write the Stories of Their Lives - National Writing Project

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure About Helping Students Write the Stories of Their Lives - National Writing Project | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Judith Morais's curator insight, Today, 3:39 AM

I've taken away from this article some excellent ideas on how I may inspire my students to love writing and explore their experiences. Excellent ways to develop writing in year ones. 

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Listen up: 5 social justice podcasts | Praxia Partners

Listen up: 5 social justice podcasts | Praxia Partners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Podcasting is the new broadcasting. Today, we share 5 favorites that deliver fresh content about social justice and environmentalism. 5 favorites, in no particular order: Marketplace's Wealth and Money podcast addresses a ...
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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, Today, 12:33 AM
I am liking the term digital literacy.in my opinion, curating stimulates curisoity,
Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, Today, 12:34 AM
curiosity, of course. And should be a way to teach life-long learning.
Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, Today, 12:40 AM

was not aware that curation.... definition was born in 1990

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post).
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The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time

The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
These iconic talks are the ones that you and your fellow TED fans just can't stop sharing.

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Getting Started with Questions of Digital Literacy

Getting Started with Questions of Digital Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Before you begin:


Use evidence to name a key question that will lead to strengthened teaching and learning.

Establish a set of steps toward addressing the question, perhaps incorporating one

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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, July 24, 5:06 AM

Resources (rubrics, etc,) for supporting the teaching/question of digital literacy

Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, July 24, 5:18 AM

Steps in the process....

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @UlbrickRowena: Get your students making web based magazines http://t.co/Q6wXE24fZe #EduTECH

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Free Technology for Teachers: Finally! TodaysMeet Now Offers Chat Moderation for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Finally! TodaysMeet Now Offers Chat Moderation for Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Francesca Beltrami's curator insight, July 23, 10:54 PM
Uno strumento per creare la comunità dei dicenti
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The Formula for a Perfect Headline - Infographic

The Formula for a Perfect Headline - Infographic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
You spend hours writing exceptionally good content, but how much time do you spend focusing on crafting the perfect headline? Chances are not enough time. Wh

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Handy Chart Featuring The Top 8 Tools for Sending Large Files

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Handy Chart Featuring The Top 8 Tools for Sending Large Files | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.


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MS G_GAVS_fredagoodman's curator insight, July 24, 9:33 AM

Learning should be "sweet as honey" ( a tradition from the Talmud).  Is neuroscience confirming what good teachers instinctively knew all along?

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 24, 3:55 PM

Neurociencia

Chris Brown's curator insight, Today, 7:31 AM

Consider when you feel learning takes place.  Neroscience has been studying how the brain reacts in certain situations and they have found that:

 

"...superior learning takes place when classroom experiences are relevant to students' lives, interests, and experiences. Lessons can be stimulating and challenging without being intimidating, and the increasing curriculum requirements can be achieved without stress, anxiety, boredom, and alienation as the pervasive emotions of the school day."

 

As learning professionals we should consider the impact of stressful or boring situations on the ability of our learners to be successful.  The article concludes with a call to action:

 

"Joy and enthusiasm are absolutely essential for learning to happen -- literally, scientifically, as a matter of fact and research. Shouldn't it be our challenge and opportunity to design learning that embraces these ingredients?"

 

Joy and enthusiasm are essential...how are you going to embrace these?