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How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts

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What Is a "Hangout?"

A Hangout is a web-based tool created by Google for communicating through video.
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Language of Cinema: Martin Scorsese's Essay Explains the Importance of Visual Literacy

Language of Cinema: Martin Scorsese's Essay Explains the Importance of Visual Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I think the thing that made the greatest impact on me when I was in college was this strange concept, one I'd never heard of before -- the concept of visual literacy.
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Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work!

Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
To ensure productive group work, teachers must communicate expectations, strategically build groups, structure activities, scaffold work with a supportive classroom culture, and stress individual accountability.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 30, 7:40 AM

Without forgetting the relational nature of learning and teaching. Is it accountability or responsibility? Or is it a combining both? Judith Butler speaks about giving an account of one's self which is the way we respond and are responsible for learning.

 

 

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The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Using a UDL approach / UDL / Pedagogy / Teaching / enabling e-Learning - enabling eLearning

Using a UDL approach in a primary classroom. Awesome examples of students managing their own learning. #udl #cenz14 http://t.co/yABKaTSaET
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Visual Literacy: Elements & Principles - YouTub...

Visual Literacy: Elements & Principles - YouTub... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Reviewing a few visual literacy ideas (Visual Literacy: Elements & Principles - YouTube | @scoopit via @McfeetersM http://t.co/ikgBc9HJ7h)
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10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction - TeachThought

10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction - TeachThought | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Differentiated instruction, the tailoring of educational experiences to meet individual learner needs, is nothing new. Hardworking teachers have always recognized the diverse needs of students and adjusted their instruction to account for them. Through one-on-one coaching sessions, small group activities, individualized course packets, reading assignments, and projects, teachers are addressing a range of student levels, interests, strengths, weaknesses, and goals in their classrooms today.

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A Straightforward Guide To Creative Commons

A Straightforward Guide To Creative Commons | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

The internet has brought a significant amount of grey area to the world of citations and bibliographies. Students need to understand how to distinguish relevant, reliable material from the wasteland of trash that otherwise litters the internet. How do you cite a tweet, or other social media post? Is that considered ‘reliable’? And when it comes to sharing that information – especially on the internet- things get even hairier.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 29, 12:32 AM

A useful article with a handy infographic for reference.

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A Straightforward Guide To Creative Commons

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Navigating the grey areas of creative commons

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Harnessing Controversy and Conflict in Class – Teach to Reach

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 | Technology an...

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 | Technology an... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Results of the 8th Annual Survey of Learning Tools (Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 | @scoopit http://t.co/OWLl4TLdud #edtech #langchat #mfltwitterati)...
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Critical Pedagogy Against Capitalist Schooling: Towards a Socialist Alternative. An Interview with Peter McLaren

Critical Pedagogy Against Capitalist Schooling: Towards a Socialist Alternative. An Interview with Peter McLaren | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
JMBT: The first question I would like to ask you is: Considering the fact that you are a critical educator, which would you say are the main components that distinguish a critical education from a traditional one?
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The Value of Media Literacy Education in the 21st Century: A Conversation with Tessa Jolls (Part One)

The Value of Media Literacy Education in the 21st Century: A Conversation with Tessa Jolls (Part One) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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New study: multitaskers have lower grey-matter density; link to poor attention, depression, anxiety

New study: multitaskers have lower grey-matter density; link to poor attention, depression, anxiety | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A new study reports people who multitask using several media devices at the same time have lower gray matter density in the ACC.

 

The study by Kep Kee Loh and Dr Ryota Kanai found that grey-matter density in the highlighted region of the brain (anterior cingulate cortex) was negatively associated with the amount of media multitasking activity. Credit Kep Kee Loh & Ryota Kanai.

 

Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to new University of Sussex research.

A study published today (24 September) reveals that people who frequently use several media devices at the same time have lower grey-matter density in one particular region of the brain compared to those who use just one device occasionally.

The research supports earlier studies showing connections between high media-multitasking activity and poor attention in the face of distractions, along with emotional problems such as depression and anxiety.

But neuroscientists Kep kee Loh and Dr Ryota Kanai point out that their study reveals a link rather than causality and that a long-term study needs to be carried out to understand whether high concurrent media usage leads to changes in the brain structure, or whether those with less-dense grey matter are more attracted to media multitasking.

 

 


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Interesting study shows link though not necessarily causality.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 9 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Sept. 25, 2014 As you know by now THE New Educational Web Tools is a series of bi-weekly posts in which I feature a compendium of new web tools that have some educational potential for teachers. I curate the list based on the reviews provided by other educational bloggers. So here are the titles you might have missed in the last few weeks.


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Edutopia: Blended Learning: Resource Roundup

Edutopia: Blended Learning: Resource Roundup | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We've collected resources from Edutopia and the Web to help you navigate the possibilities of blended learning, an approach that combines face-to-face and technology-mediated learning, with some student control over time, path, place, or pace.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 8, 7:57 AM

Here's a deep pool of curated content on blended learning from Edutopia. 

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

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Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

Creating Classrooms for Social Justice | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teach your students about making positive change in the world by connecting with them, discussing real-world problems and multiple perspectives, creating classroom community, and including authentic assessment.
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University of Michigan studies reading system that Flushing woman created ... - The Flint Journal

University of Michigan studies reading system that Flushing woman created ... - The Flint Journal | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Bill Schuette on the issues - Lansing State Journal

Bill Schuette on the issues - Lansing State Journal | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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I'd also like to explore using education and greater literacy to help fight crime and recidivism in some of our state's tougher neighborhoods.
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Google Forms for Paperless Assessment: Documenting Communication with Parents

Google Forms for Paperless Assessment: Documenting Communication with Parents | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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formulario de evaluacion sin papel  @barbirimoo  ...

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10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning | Edudemic

10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning | Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
While there are hundreds of tools and devices available, we have found 10 creative ways to use Google tools and services to help improve learning.
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You Are Asking The Wrong Questions About Education Technology

You Are Asking The Wrong Questions About Education Technology | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Education technology is trendy. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read an article or have a conversation in which someone makes the familiar argument that “education is the one industry that hasn’t embraced the technologies of the 21st Century.” The world has changed--so the story goes--and while business [...]

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Very interesting post making the point, among others, that education is NOT a business.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, September 23, 6:24 PM

This reinforces what many of us have been saying for a while, but the refresh and new perspective is always good: technology should not drive what we do; we should choose the technology that best suits what we are trying to accomplish. At the same time, however, we should be open to the possibilities that technology affords. So we don't force the technology to fit the pedagogy and we don't force the pedagogy to fit the technology. And we discover new and wonderful, even unexpected, learning flows.

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Results of the 8th Annual Survey of Learning Tools

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Anita Vance's curator insight, September 28, 8:07 AM

Here is a chance to refresh your list....

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A Lesson in Digital Learning from Minecraft

A Lesson in Digital Learning from Minecraft | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Reflecting upon my son's Minecraft experience, I could see how truly multi-dimensional and integrated his learning network was. As he learned, he developed agency.
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How Teachers Became America's Most Embattled Profession

How Teachers Became America's Most Embattled Profession | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Goldstein's history of top-down efforts to control teachers is a reminder of the truism that history repeats itself, ultimately as a farce. To liberate our profession, however, teachers must fight the larger battle, so that history doesn't repeat its...

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How do you plan? redux

How do you plan? redux | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

The post below is a greatly revised version of a 2-year-old post. I thought it worth doing in light of a recent comment to the previous post on the teacher job description. Here is the comment: For...


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, September 25, 4:28 AM
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 25, 8:07 AM

Two issues arose in the selection of textbooks. Teachers and others in Schools confuse the text for curriculum. It is not. Secondly, we did not always spend time making choices and understanding what was i the text.

 

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Mohmed Ali's curator insight, September 25, 11:34 PM
SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMON GOOD ALLOVER THE WORLD. Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at www.goldenduas.com for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows: Now, the people of Jewish and Christians are saying that Quran is False, which itself established enimity between Muslims and these two communities not to attain peace in the world that Muslim is the second largest population in the world and they are following Quran Versus in the world.                                             The above communities shall find out the Quran Versus 5:8, 5:33, 5:49, 5:72 and also Isaiah verse 27:6. In the Quran Versus 7:138 as follows:[7:138] And We caused the people who were considered weak to inherit the eastern parts of the land and the western parts thereof, which we blessed. And the gracious word of thy Lord was fulfilled for the children of Israel because they were steadfast; and We destroyed all that Pharaoh and his people had built and all that they had erected. Quran Verse- 7:168 - as follows:[7:168] And remember the time when thy Lord proclaimed that He would truly raise against them, till the Day of Resurrection, those who would afflict them with grievous torment. Surely, thy Lord is quick in retribution, and surely He is also Most Forgiving, Merciful. Zechariah Versus - 14.2 & 14.3 - as follows14:2                 For I will get all the nations together to make war against Jerusalem; and the town will be overcome, and the goods taken from the houses, and the women taken by force: and half the town will go away as prisoners, and the rest of the people will not be cut off from the town.14:3                 Then the Lord will go out and make war against those nations, as he did in the day of the fight. In the Quran Versus - 17:4 to 17:8 - as follows: [17:4] ‘O ye the progeny of those whom We carried in the Ark with Noah.’ He was indeed a grateful servant. [17:5] And We revealed to the children of Israel in the Book, saying, ‘You will surely do mischief in the land twice, and you will surely become excessively overbearing.’ [17:6] So when the time for the first of the two warnings came, We sent against you some servants of Ours possessed of great might in war, and they penetrated the innermost parts of your houses, and it was a warning that was bound to be carried out. [17:7] Then We gave you back the power against them, and aided you with wealth and children, and made you larger in numbers. [17:8] Now, if you do well, you will do well for your own souls; and if you do evil, it will only go against them. So when the time for the latter warning came, We raised a people against you to cover your faces with grief, and to enter the Mosque as they entered it the first time, and to destroy all that they conquered with utter destruction. In the above, versus of Zechariah and also Quran Versus which are similar in nature to solve social justice and common good between these communities. Please visit and view the messages and research paper posted at http://www.goldenduas.com in the interest of social justice and common good in the world and spread the same to each and every corner of the world for discussion and to attain peace and unity in the world.  Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:“Reporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at http://www.goldenduas.com and alsohttp://www.facebook.com/research of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website www.goldenduas.com and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions
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Resources for Getting Started with Project-Base...

Resources for Getting Started with Project-Base... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.
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