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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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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, Today, 7:35 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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maria papanikou's curator insight, July 21, 1:04 PM

A complete list of sites sources of knowledge for free no matter what our field of interest may be! Get the time to explore it and choose what serves you the best! 

Richard Samson's curator insight, July 22, 2:38 AM

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

Liz Falconer's curator insight, July 22, 10:41 AM

Great quote

 

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Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too…

Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too… | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

We expect our children to develop these skills. We integrate these skills in our every day lessons so that our students can grow and expand their knowledge. We create spaces so that our students can create and collaborate, whether it is a physical space or a virtual space. We expect our students to be good digital citizens, using devices, programs, and tools responsibly. We want our students to ask questions and explore for answers. We expect our students to learn, grow, and then reflect on that learning.


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E-trucit's curator insight, Today, 5:51 AM

Interesting concept of Personal Learning Network through Twitter as an alternative to Professional training workshop.

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Estudiantes del Siglo XXI

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"21st century learning is for everyone, not just our students. We must model 21st century learning by growing professionally so that we can better prepare our students for the skills they will need to be successful."


No matter how sceptical we are of new trends in educational technology, we cannot afford to ignore them.  The rate of change is accelerating and educators cannot be caught out playing catch up with our learners.  We need to be "good digital citizens" whether we like it or not.  There is no choice as twitter and blogging now provide a more effective platform for sharing and developing ideas in education.  The days of going off to training and coming back to school brimful of ideas and "cascading" these ideas down to other staff are gone - and it was an inefficient model in any case. There is a huge community of educationalists out there who can do this more effectively, and the willingness to share ideas is remarkable.  

 

We have no idea what the next big idea will be, nor when it will come around.  It may render tweeting and blogging redundant; we cannot know given the pace of change.  For the time being this is as good as it gets.  The least we can do is keep up with what we know works for now.

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How Tests Make Us Smarter

How Tests Make Us Smarter | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Low-stakes quizzing helps people retain more of what they learn.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 22, 11:21 AM

used properly, testing as part of an educational routine provides an important tool not just to measure learning, but to promote it."


Standardized testing is in some respects a quest for more rigor in public education. We can achieve rigor in a different way. We can instruct teachers on the use of low-stakes quizzing in class. We can teach students the benefits of retrieval practice and how to use it in their studying outside class. These steps cost little and cultivate habits of successful learning that will serve students throughout their lives.

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LEISURE READING Joint position statement from NCTE, IRA and Canadian Children's Book Council

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Social Media Tips for Educators: Driving Success Through Smart Policies

Social Media Tips for Educators: Driving Success Through Smart Policies | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This week, we’re bringing you our third social media tip sheet for educators.
We told you last week about how to effectively build capacity within a state or local district.

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Parents: 10 Ways to Help Your Children with Research Projects

Parents: 10 Ways to Help Your Children with Research Projects | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
INFOhio - Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library

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Help parents help their children with research (without actually doing it for them) by giving them a copy of this flyer with tips for working research skills into everyday activities. Note: This flyer is one of several on the page. You may need to scroll down to see it and download it.

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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Todd Finley examines visual literacy through the lens of the Common Core, suggesting a wealth of visual thinking routines to help students start thinking through, about and with pictures.
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Animopus: Martin Scorsese and George Lucas on the Importance of Visual Literacy

Animopus: Martin Scorsese and George Lucas on the Importance of Visual Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Martin Scorsese and George Lucas on the Importance of Visual Literacy: TEDxDartmouth-Brian Kennedy: Visual Lit... http://t.co/M1lOMWe3es
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'Google Thursdays' and the Power of Self-Directed Learning

'Google Thursdays' and the Power of Self-Directed Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
High school reading teacher Deidra Gammill describes what happened when she decided to put aside one class period a week and let students explore topics of their own interest.
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'Making' Does Not Equal 'Constructionism'

'Making' Does Not Equal 'Constructionism' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
‘Making’ is about empowering students to ‘make their own minds.’ ‘Making’ is about empowering students to ‘make up their own minds’—quite literally—regardless of the artifacts being constructed. Th...
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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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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 9:14 AM

Well worth thinking about regardless of what you teach.

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5 Free Courses for Teachers Professional Development (Thanks to Med Kharbach)

5 Free Courses for Teachers Professional Development (Thanks to Med Kharbach) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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E-learning is the least preferred way to learn at work

E-learning is the least preferred way to learn at work | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Here are the results of the 2014 Learning in the Workplace survey taken by over 1,000 respondents worldwide*, who rated the importance (value/usefulness) of 10 different ways of learning in the wor...

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Two Good Resources for Helping Students Learn Proper Typing Technique

Two Good Resources for Helping Students Learn Proper Typing Technique | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Richard shares two web based typing programs:

Typing Club is a popular website offering free online touch typing lessons for students of all ages.Type Rocket is a free typing game from ABCya. There are two versions of the game;Type Rocket and Type Rocket, Jr. 


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What can we learn from John Hattie?

What can we learn from John Hattie? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Ask not what works; instead ask: what works best?   ‘Perhaps education’s equivalent to the search for the holy grail…’ (TES)   “It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole ...
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EduNut: Infographic: Anatomy of the PBL Process...

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EduNut: Infographic: Anatomy of the PBL Process on Project-Based Learning curated by JackieGerstein Ed.D.

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HTML to PDF - Convert web pages to PDF files online for free.

HTML to PDF - Convert web pages to PDF files online for free. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Convert HTML web pages to PDF files. No installation, no registration, its free and easy to use.

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R Kay Richardson's curator insight, Today, 7:45 AM

Since you can print to a PDF from most browsers, doesn' t that make this unnecessary?

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TL - Visual Literacy

TL - Visual Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Visual Literacy supports learning in many ways across the curriculum. (RT @TL_Talker: Visual Literacy supports learning in many ways across the curriculum.
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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets W...

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets W... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
As the density of visual information increases, consider introducing your students to infographics as a means of more thoughtfully engaging with and creating written content.
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5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic

5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
No matter what subject they teach or what age group their students fall into, all teachers face the same basic challenge: They have to find a way to actively engage students in the learning process.
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