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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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Multiliteracies

A resource for beginning teachers, which employs a multiliteracies pedagogy, when integrating The Australian Curriculum Level 6, Science and Literacy. Images...
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Visual Literacy, UDL, and Common Core - Katie Novak, Ed.D.

Visual Literacy, UDL, and Common Core - Katie Novak, Ed.D. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Coming from a middle school background, I’ve never explored the teaching of visual literacy, but after reading, “Picture This: Visual Literacy as a Pathway to Character Understanding” (Prior, Wilson, and Martinez, 2012), I’m hooked.
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Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Teach Critical Thinking to Teach Writing

Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Teach Critical Thinking to Teach Writing | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Freebody and Luke's "Four Resources Model" could be very helpful here.

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The 5 Best Cloud Storage Apps for Teachers and Students

The 5 Best Cloud Storage Apps for Teachers and Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Copy, One Drive


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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, April 13, 4:35 AM

Google Drive with its many functionalities works now the best for me. For example collaboration on documents is very smooth, think about many combinations: teacher-student, student-student, supervisor-supervisee...  

 

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http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2012/04/04/52-great-google-docs-secrets-for-students/

 

The post has also links to the iPad and Android apps.  

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Growing our mindset

Growing our mindset | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This time last year I read Dweck's 'Mindset'.  Since then we've done quite a lot of work at DHS to develop and embed a growth mindset with our students  - especially during the last term.  We are t...
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Three Good Resources for Helping Students Learn...

Three Good Resources for Helping Students Learn... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Three Good Resources for Helping Students Learn About and Write Poetry on iGeneration - 21st Century Education curated by Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) (Three Good Resources for Helping Students Learn About and Write Poetry -

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What Happened When A Digital Textbook Company Was Forced To Redefine Its Customers

What Happened When A Digital Textbook Company Was Forced To Redefine Its Customers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By thinking differently about their company's ecosystem, from their customers to competitors, and setting their egos aside Inkling helped redefined...

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Why You Should Unplug -Infographic

Why You Should Unplug -Infographic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We are connected most of the time these days. I consider myself extremely connected, and even I find myself at times overwhelmed by how connected people are. We’ve often gone out to dinner with friends to find at least one of them totally ignoring the conversation because they are completely engrossed in checking the news/Facebook/Instagram/the …

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 16, 9:00 PM

We each need breaks. I try taking every Sunday off and a little break each day. I get to decide when I need to use tech and when I do not. I rarely take my laptop to classes.

Tomas Trejbal's curator insight, April 17, 4:19 PM

enjoy some offline days and free your mind...

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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Many educators are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post compares the developments of the Internet-Web to those of education. The Internet has become an integral thread of the tapestries of most societies throughout the globe. The web influences people’s way of thinking, doing and being; and people influence the development and content of the web.


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Susan Kelly's curator insight, April 17, 7:20 AM

Here in China, I wonder.

Eric de Beauvoir's curator insight, April 17, 9:23 AM

Education 3.0 is a connectivist, heutagogical approach to teaching and learning.  The teachers, learners, networks, connections, media, resources, tools create a a unique entity that has the potential to meet individual learners’, educators’, and even societal needs.  Many resources for Education 3.0 are literally freely available for the taking.

Michael Winkemann's curator insight, April 17, 10:40 AM

Wie ändern sich Schule und Unterricht (auch) durch die weite Verbreitung und Durchdringung digitaler Medien?

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Reimagine Education - "Education is learning how to think" (BlackBoard video)

We're shaping the future of education with big ideas that challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning. Every day we're inspiring peopl...

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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, 8:46 PM

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

Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 6, 9:14 PM

Really like the Lucidchart tool! 

flea palmer's curator insight, April 7, 11:45 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, 12:20 PM

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, 8:03 AM

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

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 2, 1:47 PM

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, 4:09 AM

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

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How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic

How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
You know how some days, you feel older than others? I always tend to feel old when I look at education trends and examine just how far technology has come since I was in graduate school (which really doesn’t feel that long ago).
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Early Literacy Development: The Importance of Literacy in Early Childhood

Early Literacy Development: The Importance of Literacy in Early Childhood | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Kids reading from a young age is critical for their future. Read more in our article on early childhood literacy: http://t.co/l1IUJCmt4R
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Critical Pedagogy, Organic Writing, and the Changing Nature of Scho...

Using critical pedagogy as the foundation for their work in hybrid and fully-digital environments, Jesse Stommel (Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities a...
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Make them believe in you - News - TES

Make them believe in you - News - TES | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher credibility is vital to learning, an updated study reveals. But what can you do to win your pupils round? Darren Evans reports
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Should we have a pedagogy of technology?

In this paper I argue for the need to develop a pedagogy of technology that encourages us to use all technology only as a means of educating children and you...
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What Americans like best about their favorite teachers - The Washington Post

What Americans like best about their favorite teachers - The Washington Post | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
It may surprise you.

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The new digital gap is not the one between parents and children

The new digital gap is not the one between parents and children | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Up to now the digital gap existed mainly between parents and children, between teenagers and adults, between those called the "digital natives" and the "digital immigrants". Nevertheless, this is q...

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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 17, 1:28 AM


The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.


Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 17, 12:51 PM

What an AMAZING layout of videography tools and sites.  Excellent resource!

Josette Williams's curator insight, April 17, 11:23 PM

Robin Good's Top 100 Tools for Video! Thank you!

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Is it time for us to redefine “educational technology?” - TeacherCast Blog

Is it time for us to redefine “educational technology?” - TeacherCast Blog | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By Jeffrey Bradbury The following post was written as a homework assignment in my Curriculum class. Please feel free to comment below and participate in the conversation. ~ Jeff Question: How can schools make the most out of their limited resources to provide robust technology opportunities for students? Response: Over the course of the last …

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Jean-Baptiste Houdart's curator insight, April 17, 11:05 AM

Investing in Ed tech tools in your school is as important as investing in desks and chairs.

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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, 5:37 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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