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How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts

How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What Is a "Hangout?"

A Hangout is a web-based tool created by Google for communicating through video.
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Governors, State Lawmakers Roll Out School Choice Proposals

Governors, State Lawmakers Roll Out School Choice Proposals | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Republican-led legislatures are considering charter school and voucher bills at the state level even as a high-profile school choice proponent takes the helm of the U.S. Department of Education.
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Taking notes by hand more effective than on computer :: Harvard Business Review

though the laptop note takers recorded a larger amount of notes, the longhand note takers performed better on conceptual, and this time factual, questions.

This final test clarified that the simple act of verbatim note taking encouraged by laptops could ultimately result in impaired learning. “Although more notes are beneficial, at least to a point, if the notes are taken indiscriminately or by mindlessly transcribing content, as is more likely the case on a laptop than when notes are taken longhand, the benefit disappears,” said Mueller and Oppenheimer.

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Seven Steps to Help Your Kids Fail

Seven Steps to Help Your Kids Fail | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We have lots of problems to solve on this planet and need all the scientists and engineers we can muster. Even if our kids decide not to follow these paths, the basic recipe for success in science and engineering is the same as it is for all endeavors: Curiosity + Failure + Determination = Success.

How can you help your kids embrace failure?

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David Hain's curator insight, February 13, 5:30 AM

We want our kids to be successful - but over the long term, a counter-intuitive approach works better...help them fail!

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Super Bowl Ads

Super Bowl Ads | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
MEF found that during the 2015 Super Bowl broadcast, the ball was in play for a mere 18 minutes, while commercials and on-screen promotions took up 48 minutes. This means that this Sunday night, viewers will spend three times as much time watching ads as they will watching actual play.
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5 Arguments Against “Innovation in Education” and How You Might Respond

5 Arguments Against “Innovation in Education” and How You Might Respond | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Innovation in education should not be a luxury, but is now a necessity.  The world is changing so rapidly and it is not longer about schools “embracing change”, but creating it. You can…

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How to activate your brain's ability to learn

How to activate your brain's ability to learn | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Overlearning, or continuing to train a skill after you've already mastered it, may make it less likely to forget that skill when you acquire new ones.
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Albert Einstein's Unique Approach to Thinking | Evernote Blog

Albert Einstein's Unique Approach to Thinking | Evernote Blog | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We can learn a lot about Einstein’s creative insights and philosophical vantage points to help guide the work we tackle today.
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Fake news: is media literacy the answer?  [David Buckingham]

Fake news: is media literacy the answer?  [David Buckingham] | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Growing concerns about ‘fake news’ have led to calls for young people to be taught critical media literacy skills. Yet while media literacy would obviously be useful, it isn’t enough to address the problem. Media educators need to frame the issue more broadly, and join forces with those calling for media reform. My apologies for…

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How can we teach critical thinking in the heyday of fake news?

How can we teach critical thinking in the heyday of fake news? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The more people develop critical thinking skills, the more likely we might actually save ourselves, our country, and our world from possible destruction.
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IQ has nothing to do with success!

IQ has nothing to do with success! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Most of us not gifted with an Einstein-sized brain or extreme self confidence have sometimes wondered: am I really smart enough to achieve my dreams? Some of us have even turned down an offer or not pursued an opportunity because we're afraid we simply don't have the mental horsepower to succeed.

That's a shame, fascinating new science conducted by Nobel laureate John Heckman and colleagues suggests, because IQ has pretty much nothing to do with success.

Personality trumps smarts.
To come to that conclusion the researchers combed through data on IQ scores, standardized test results, grades, and personality assessments for thousands of people in Britain, America, and the Netherlands, according to BloombergView's Faye Flam (hat tip to Science of Us for the pointer). They then calculated how closely each of these factors predicted future earnings.

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"Grades were a bit better at pointing to future high earners, but not, the researchers suspect, because of what that A in chemistry says about your brain's innate capacities. Instead, the team concluded that character traits such as conscientiousness (in essence, the fact that you got out your periodic table and studied) and openness (that you were curious about chemistry in the first place) are far more predictive of life outcomes.


"The study found that grades and achievement-test results were markedly better predictors of adult success than raw IQ scores," reports Flam. Why? "Grades reflect not just intelligence but also what Heckman calls 'non-cognitive skills,' such as perseverance, good study habits and the ability to collaborate -- in other words, conscientiousness. To a lesser extent, the same is true of test scores."

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MLK

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AASL Post: Why a Makerspace is Not a Magic Cure-all For Your Problems

AASL Post: Why a Makerspace is Not a Magic Cure-all For Your Problems | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Makerspaces have the power to transform learning.  They can be amazing spaces of informal, hands-on learning and libraries are the perfect place for them because they make the space available to ALL students.  But a makerspace can’t fix everything all at once.  I have many librarians ask me for help in starting their makerspaces.  And sometimes I tell them they need to go slower or deal with the underlying issues of their space first.  A $1,000 makerspace grant is not going to instantly change your school culture.  This wasn’t a fun post to write, but I feel like it needs to be a part of the discussion of makerspaces and school libraries.

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5 tips to improve your critical thinking 

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/5-tips-to-improve-your-critical-thinking-samantha-agoos Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, an

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, January 8, 11:19 AM

We should always look to improve our critical thinking in all areas.

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Jump-Start Critical Thinking With an Aphorism

Jump-Start Critical Thinking With an Aphorism | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I have found that even though the students struggle at first with interpreting the adages, they come to enjoy the challenge. It becomes easier as they become more proficient at pulling out the true intent of the dicho. When they see that they have arrived at the heart of the adage, they eagerly write their thoughts and love to share them.

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Nice simple idea to encourage critical thinking.

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Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
School 21 develops confident students who can articulate their thoughts and learning with strategies like discussion guidelines and roles and structured talk tasks.

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‘Students first’: New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seeks common ground

‘Students first’: New Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seeks common ground | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
She urged unity — and acknowledged her bruising confirmation battle with a bear joke.
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Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog

Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Introducing our infographic to help students identify fake news articles. Looking for more resources? We’ve listed some of our favorites below!
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The Role of the Teacher in the Age of Google & Alternative Facts via Lisa Nielsen 

The Role of the Teacher in the Age of Google & Alternative Facts via Lisa Nielsen  | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A blog to share ideas about innovative, real, and relevant learning.

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Teacher credibility: why it matters and how to build it

Teacher credibility: why it matters and how to build it | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
According to John Hattie's latest research (2016) teacher credibility as a huge impact on student results. Discover what it is and how to build it.
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Finnish-ing touches on education

Finnish-ing touches on education | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In the latest round of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam, given to more than 500,000 15-year-olds in 72 nations, students in the U.S. once again scored in the middle of the pack—and below average in math—raising concerns and sending educators looking for answers.
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Battling Fake News in the Classroom

Battling Fake News in the Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
See how one educator helps students develop media literacy—a critical 21st-century skill.
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English news and easy articles for students of English

English news and easy articles for students of English | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We write news in three different levels of English. We want to help you understand English more. Now all students can enjoy reading and listening to news.

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Education Week Leaders To Learn From - Education Week introduces a way to recognize forward-thinking education leaders and share their ideas.

Education Week Leaders To Learn From - Education Week introduces a way to recognize forward-thinking education leaders and share their ideas. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Education Week introduces a way to recognize forward-thinking education leaders and share their ideas.
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ReadWorks.org | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Articles & Videos

ReadWorks.org | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Articles & Videos | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Improve your students’ reading comprehension with ReadWorks. Access thousands of high-quality, K-12, articles, lessons, and units for free.
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Free Interactive Guides on How to Use iMovie to Create Educational Videos and Animations

Free Interactive Guides on How to Use iMovie to Create Educational Videos and Animations | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education


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