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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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5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video

5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
5 Strategies For Engaging Students With Video

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Mary Ann Flowers's curator insight, Today, 10:24 AM

Summer Institute 2014

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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Editor's note: The following is an excerpt from Thinking Through Project-Based Learning: Guiding Deeper Inquiry by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss. It was published this month by Corwin. Take a moment a...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 26, 7:12 PM

Interacting with one another is essential in learning and problem-based learning. Creating spaces where this happens naturally is important and echoes the work John Dewey suggested was critical in teaching.

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UnlockYourBrain

UnlockYourBrain | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Imagine you could learn four new words in a foreign language a day - by integrating it into your every day life. Imagine you could improve your logical thinking and math skills with no effort.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 3:07 AM

A free brain training app for Android users.

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How to Run a Google+ Hangouts Series

How to Run a Google+ Hangouts Series | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Many businesses have held Google Hangouts on Air to engage their audience and offer a unique opportunity to hear insights from the business firsthand.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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Design Experts's curator insight, July 26, 2:27 AM

At +DesignExperts we use #GoogleHangouts all day everyday. Just sharing the #ThinkDigital love.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 26, 7:50 AM

How to Run a Google+Hangouts Series

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 26, 12:23 PM

Here is a method for adding a panel discussion to your online course. 

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Handy Google Drive Tip for Teachers- Moving Docs to Multiple Folders

Handy Google Drive Tip for Teachers- Moving Docs to Multiple Folders | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Visual Writing Prompts

Visual Writing Prompts | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
About Us - Contact Us - How to Use Visual Writing Prompts  - FAQ

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Metacognition: ask, not only ‘What are you learning?’ but ‘How are you learning?’

Metacognition: ask, not only ‘What are you learning?’ but ‘How are you learning?’ | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Vanderbilt University

 

"Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking.  More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner.

 

Metacognitive practices increase students’ abilities to transfer or adapt their learning to new contexts and tasks."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 25, 9:13 AM

Four assignments for explicit instruction:


  1. Preassessments—Encouraging Students to Examine Their Current Thinking
  2. The Muddiest Point—Giving Students Practice in Identifying Confusions
  3. Retrospective Postassessments—Pushing Students to Recognize Conceptual Change
  4. Reflective Journals—Providing a Forum in Which Students Monitor Their Own Thinking

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 25, 7:05 PM

Emotional intelligence and learning how to learn might be the two most important teaching work we do for children. It is about connecting with what is important in healthy ways and understanding learning more completely. We can never do this completely, but we should make the effort.

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Disciplinary Literacy » Eastern Michigan Writing Project


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Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE | EDUcation

Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE | EDUcation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE

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Paul's curator insight, July 25, 9:24 AM

Good summer reading! 

Shari Hudgeons's curator insight, July 25, 11:00 AM

This is a great way to introduce yourself to social media ideas.

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, July 25, 2:00 PM

Great basic info about Twitter, LinkedIn, FB, etc.

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To Improve Student Performance, Start Thinking Like a Coach

To Improve Student Performance, Start Thinking Like a Coach | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make. I was wrong. You see, I once thought that teaching was lecturing, and I thought that because that is how my graduate mentors taught me to teach.

But I was wrong. Studies have shown that lecturing has little to do with teaching. A University of Maryland study found that right after a physics lecture, almost none of the students could answer the question: “What was the lecture you just heard about?” Another physics professor simply asked students about the material that he had presented only 15 minutes earlier, and he found that only ten percent showed any sign of remembering it (Freedman, 2012).

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New Socrative 2.0 Guide for Teachers

New Socrative 2.0 Guide for Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Shari Hudgeons's curator insight, July 25, 10:55 AM

For those of you utilizing mobile devices in your classroom, Socrative is an excellent way to engage your students. Check out the new format.

Olive Jellyman's curator insight, Today, 2:45 AM

Not specifically for English but might be good for all those iPad or laptop classes... or for doing quizzes as a class as a fun lesson recap.

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How Our Brains Work When We Are Creative: The Science of Great Ideas

How Our Brains Work When We Are Creative: The Science of Great Ideas | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do. I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce.

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Francine Pickering's curator insight, July 24, 8:18 AM

Unless you've had half of your brain removed, you're not right or left brained...

Christa Wojo's curator insight, July 24, 10:15 AM

Set aside time and space to think, and also time and space for your subconscious processes to work.

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America’s schools are losing too many of their best teachers.

America’s schools are losing too many of their best teachers. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

To combat the real retention crisis and create the profession that teachers deserve, we offer two major recommendations for education leaders: make retention of Irreplaceables a top priority, and strengthen the teaching profession with higher expectations.
 


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Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

To engage your students with their own development as writers, motivate them to care by showing your own interest and engagement with their process.


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 26, 12:32 PM
Enthusiasm! (Pic from TeachThought)
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12 ways to read a picture book...with Ernie Bond

12 ways to read a picture book...with Ernie Bond | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

12 things to look at when reading images and three simple questions to help develop visual literacy. 


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Vellum

Vellum | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Vellum puts a spotlight on content, making it easy to find what you should read next. Links are ranked by how often they have been shared by those you follow on Twitter, so you can stay up to date with the news that the people you care about are discussing.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 3:09 AM

This looks like an interesting way to ensure you get to the best content from your Twitter feed.

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A Must Have Resource for Finding Educational Sites, Apps and Services (Graphite)

A Must Have Resource for Finding Educational Sites, Apps and Services   (Graphite) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Wearable Devices and the Future of Mobile Learning - presentation

Wearable Devices and the Future of Mobile Learning from David Kelly

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5 Chrome Extensions for Teachers - Part 7

5 Chrome Extensions for Teachers - Part 7 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Continuing my series on extensions for Google Chrome that are helpful for teachers. Highlight Keywords for Google This handy extension helps you to filter information more efficiently. when the ext...

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Two or Three Things I Know for Sure About Helping Students Write the Stories of Their Lives - National Writing Project

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure About Helping Students Write the Stories of Their Lives - National Writing Project | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Judith Morais's curator insight, July 25, 6:39 AM

I've taken away from this article some excellent ideas on how I may inspire my students to love writing and explore their experiences. Excellent ways to develop writing in year ones. 

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Listen up: 5 social justice podcasts | Praxia Partners

Listen up: 5 social justice podcasts | Praxia Partners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Podcasting is the new broadcasting. Today, we share 5 favorites that deliver fresh content about social justice and environmentalism. 5 favorites, in no particular order: Marketplace's Wealth and Money podcast addresses a ...
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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solving, re-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, July 25, 3:40 AM

was not aware that curation.... definition was born in 1990

lynnegibb's curator insight, July 25, 7:53 PM

This gave me plenty of food for thought and some new insights into the art of and purposes of curation

N Kaspar's curator insight, July 26, 10:39 AM

This would create an interesting twist or option to the practice of assigning an essay as completion of a unit or topic of study.

 

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The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic

The 8 Skills Students Must Have For The Future - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This year’s “The Learning Curve” report from Pearson takes a look at education across the globe. One of the main things the report does is rank the world’s educational systems (which we’ll talk about in a different post).
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The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time

The 20 most popular TED Talks of all time | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
These iconic talks are the ones that you and your fellow TED fans just can't stop sharing.

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Getting Started with Questions of Digital Literacy

Getting Started with Questions of Digital Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Before you begin:


Use evidence to name a key question that will lead to strengthened teaching and learning.

Establish a set of steps toward addressing the question, perhaps incorporating one

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Elizabeth E Charles's curator insight, July 24, 8:06 AM

Resources (rubrics, etc,) for supporting the teaching/question of digital literacy

Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, July 24, 8:18 AM

Steps in the process....