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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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A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9

A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, Today, 8:25 AM

Most of us have to work on our basic tech skills. This list is a good place to start. It could serve as a start to a Tech PD series for many schools or districts.

Gordon Dahlby's comment, Today, 6:12 PM
Looks more like a walk down an exhibit hall of vendors than skill/talent tied to teaching & learning.
Rod Murray's comment, Today, 7:21 PM
If every teacher had this skill set, that would dramatically change teaching and learning. The "vendors" are, contrary to your suggestion, mostly free technologies that can and do change teaching and learning.
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Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
If everybody knows that test scores and grades aren't the keys to success, how do we teach, and measure, the things that are?
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The Definition Of Digital Literacy

The Definition Of Digital Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Definition Of Digital Literacy

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Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status."

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson

 

Sketchnote by @sylviaduckworth

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=creativity

 


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Eduard Lorda's curator insight, January 28, 4:08 AM

#novaeducacio

Christi Krug's curator insight, January 30, 2:02 PM

Yes! Create for life.

delta14's curator insight, February 3, 10:48 AM

La creatividad es un componente esencial en el proceso de aprendizaje y logro de las competencias exigidas en el siglo XXI. La infografía de Gust MEES presenta 12 beneficios de la creatividad.

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. From teaching Mandarin Chinese to busting myths about Astronomy, the educational possibilities are diverse and dynamic. 


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Manoel Belem's curator insight, January 24, 11:26 PM

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 25, 8:17 AM

So much here to share with classroom teachers!

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 31, 6:07 AM

Great resource list for YouTube teaching videos!

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Arne Duncan talks legacy: 'Are we willing to hold ourselves accountable or not?'

Arne Duncan talks legacy: 'Are we willing to hold ourselves accountable or not?' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Personalize Learning: Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner

Personalize Learning: Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Examples and ideas that illustrate the Continuum of Voice moving to agency through the Stages of Personalized Learning Environments.

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A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math

A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math


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Principals Are Key To A Teacher's Success

Principals Are Key To A Teacher's Success | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher retention is an important issue in Indiana right now, and one family of educators wrote a book on how principals can best support new teachers.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, January 22, 1:27 PM

Like many states, Indiana has experienced a substantial decline in enrollment in teacher prep programs. 

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John King: ESSA Has Risks, Opportunities for Poor and Minority Students

John King: ESSA Has Risks, Opportunities for Poor and Minority Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The acting U.S. education secretary says the Every Student Succeeds Act gives states and districts more flexibility to push toward equity, though there are potential soft spots.
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Life Inside Detroit Public Schools

School Counselor Lakia Wilson shows us how a crumbling school building and lack of staff and supplies makes it almost impossible to provide Detroit children ...
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Kiddle - visual search engine for kids

Kiddle - visual search engine for kids | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Kiddle - visual search engine for kids, powered by editors and Google safe search.
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The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations

The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
When we take turns speaking, we chime in after a culturally universal short gap.
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Race to Nowhere Trailer (Original)

"Theatrical Trailer Race to Nowhere: http://www.racetonowhere.com

Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren't developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what's best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.

In a grassroots sensation already feeding a groundswell for change, hundreds of theaters, schools and organizations nationwide are hosting community screenings during a six month campaign to screen the film nationwide. Tens of thousands of people are coming together, using the film as the centerpiece for raising awareness, radically changing the national dialogue on education and galvanizing change."...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uem73imvn9Y 


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Grammar Lessons: Video & Writing Exercises from GrammarFlip - Class Tech Tips

Grammar Lessons: Video & Writing Exercises from GrammarFlip - Class Tech Tips | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
GrammarFlip is a self-paced, instructional program that offers an extensive set of engaging grammar lessons. GrammarFlip contains over 50 instructional videos.

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Félix Santamaria's curator insight, January 27, 4:31 AM

En principio considero que el estudio descontextualizado de la gramática no aporta gran cosa al aprendizaje de lenguas. Dicho esto, la aplicación parece que hace lo que promete, y gratuitamente (al menos para el perfil alumno, que acabo de probar) y eso se agradece.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, January 27, 11:03 AM

If you have students requesting extra help with grammar, or who struggle with grammar and there is little time to teach isolated lessons, you may want to refer them to this free self-paced grammar program. 

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4 Real Reasons Why Teachers Leave the Profession

4 Real Reasons Why Teachers Leave the Profession | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
why teachers leave the profession is helping lawmakers craft better policies to hold onto them.: An article from: State Legislatures.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 26, 4:11 PM

There might be differences between Canada and even within Canada. Alberta has good pay for teachers, but there is a lack of support. There are too many "talking heads" who have not been in the classroom or spent little time there who provide a toxic environment.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, January 29, 3:40 PM

Teachers leaving the profession in large numbers is not a new problem.  I started teaching in the 1960s and left for some of the reasons listed here.  Some aspects have got better (salaries for example) but others (like parent support) have got much worse. -Lon

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6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016 :: Jennifer Gonzalez

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016 :: Jennifer Gonzalez | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Each of these tools can make your teaching more efficient and effective, and your students' learning deeper and more engaging. Come take a look.

 

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Gonzalez is an outstanding tech educator and her selections are definitely among the best. Each of these 6 tools is well described and links are provided to demonstration videos and other how-to resources. Don't miss this post...or her ebooks! Wonderful blog too, "Cult of Pedagogy."


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Frances's curator insight, January 26, 10:44 AM

I'm not very tech savvy but I think this link is worth sharing.  I'm going to spend more time checking out these tools.

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Critical Literacy and Urban Youth by Ernest Morrell

Read / Download : http://bitly.com/1KgGNPu

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Allan Luke: The New Literacies – VIDEO

Allan Luke: The New Literacies – VIDEO | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

In this webcast, Dr. Luke presents his views and provides an international perspective on the new literacies, with a focus on the importance of helping our students develop in the area of critical literacy.

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Structured Word Inquiry and O-G?

Structured Word Inquiry and O-G? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Do Structured Word Inquiry and O-G go together? Find out in this brilliant article by Gina Cooke! DyslexiaTrainingInstitute.org


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What makes classroom visits worthwhile? A focus on growth and relationships.

What makes classroom visits worthwhile? A focus on growth and relationships. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

1. Make walk throughs frequent and routine. It can be very challenging to do this. The principal's job is built for distraction. The goal is to have multiple drop-in visits at various times throughout the school year to get an overall understanding of the teacher's work and how students are learning. The conversations gain depth and clarity when the teacher and the principal understand the classroom dynamics over time.

2. Avoid checklists or forms. I've used a variety of checklists and forms in the past, but I don't anymore. I don't want the teacher to focus on boxes that were or were not checked. Not every instructional strategy is going to be present in every lesson, but many teachers think it's a negative if they don't get lots of positive check marks. The forms become the focus instead of the conversation. I want both parties offering ideas into the dialogue. With forms and checklists, it feels like the principal is the only voice that matters.

3. Don't rate teachers on walk throughs.


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Focus on Fade-Out: A $26 Million Project to Hash Out How to Make Pre-K Gains Last

Focus on Fade-Out: A $26 Million Project to Hash Out How to Make Pre-K Gains Last | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
New federal research projects will probe how to prevent 'fade-out' of promising preschool results. But a wave of recent research suggests it will be a complicated problem to solve.
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Donald Trump Says We Spend a Ton for Bad Test Scores. Let's Check the Numbers.

Donald Trump Says We Spend a Ton for Bad Test Scores. Let's Check the Numbers. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
"Common Core is out! Second Amendment is in!" Trump also told the crowd at a rally in Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday.
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How Measurement Fails Doctors and Teachers

How Measurement Fails Doctors and Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Performance metrics in medicine and education are increasingly getting in the way of quality.
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