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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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Increase Your Visual Content Engagement in 5 Steps (Infographic)

Increase Your Visual Content Engagement in 5 Steps (Infographic) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
An effective piece of visual content tells your story and really pulls the reader in.
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How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive - KQED

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive - KQED | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Several schools, including ones in high-poverty areas, are making art critical to the learning of more academic subjects. They're seeing remarkable student improvement as a result of arts integration.
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12 Must-Read Books on Education for 2015 - InformED

12 Must-Read Books on Education for 2015 - InformED | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Few things are more satisfying than finally getting your hands on a book you've been meaning to read. In 2015, you're going to want to make room in your

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Boosting Learner Engagement with Rich Media Infographic | Infographic

Boosting Learner Engagement with Rich Media Infographic | Infographic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Boosting Learner Engagement with Rich Media Infographic shows how incorporating rich media can boost learner engagement and information retention.

 

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

 

 


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The Boosting Learner Engagement with Rich Media Infographic shows how incorporating rich media can boost learner engagement and information retention.


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Calliope Global Fran's curator insight, March 30, 10:28 AM

-so important to get this message out to educators!! 

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Reading is the foundation for all learning - Foundation for Excellence in Education

Reading is the foundation for all learning - Foundation for Excellence in Education | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
March 26, 2015 Dear Friend, Today, at the Michigan House of Representatives Education Committee, I provided testimony on ExcelinEd’s K-3 Reading Policy. We know that reading is not just a subject; it is the foundation for all learning.
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What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency? - KQED (blog)

What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency? - KQED (blog) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Leaders in this movement are working together to identify the structures that need to shift for real change to take hold.
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Modern Learning Environments – the underlying philosophy to success

Modern Learning Environments – the underlying philosophy to success | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Modern Learning Environments (MLE) are all the talk in educational circles right now. Schools, around the world, are knocking out walls and creating bright stim
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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. “We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform,” said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

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Anita Vance's curator insight, March 28, 11:08 AM
Why movement is so important!
Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 28, 9:13 PM

Had not thought about movement in the context of word problems + math ... but it makes perfect sense after you read this.

Rachel Benoit's curator insight, March 30, 4:27 PM

Seems obvious to us. What do you think? 

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Why Get Critical About Literacy?

Why Get Critical About Literacy? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
There are many takes on critical literacy. I like this one: Critical literacy is the ability to read text actively in a reflective way to develop a deeper understanding of socially constructed conc...
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Teaching Experience Matters: New Research

Teaching Experience Matters: New Research | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
New research challenges the belief that teachers plateau early in their careers, suggesting instead their effectiveness grows over the first decade in the classroom and beyond.

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What about changing teacher mindset?

By now you've probably heard about Carol Dweck's growth mindset versus fixed mindset. What an incredibly novel and simplistic idea! Simply add the word "yet" to anything that a student may be...
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Stephen Mucher: The Collapse of the Teaching Profession?

Stephen Mucher: The Collapse of the Teaching Profession? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Stephen Mucher, director of the Bard Master of Arts Teaching program in Los Angeles, warns about the precipitous decline in enrollments in teacher preparation programs. Teachers are demoralized by ...

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Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, March 23, 9:50 AM

From the article:  "Since 2008, enrollment in teacher education programs in California is down 53%, and other bellwether states report a similar trend. Nationally, U.S. Department of Education statistics that include both traditional and alternative preparatory programs show that there were nearly 90,000 fewer teachers in training in 2012 than in 2008."  The article discusses some of the reasons why this is happening.  Of particular interest are the many comments from readers that follow. 

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Third-grade reading gate sample test unveiled - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Third-grade reading gate sample test unveiled - Jackson Clarion Ledger | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
It's the first year students will be held back for reading delays.
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There is more to this issue,  check out this report about other factors related to third grade reading proficiency: http://www.aecf.org/resources/double-jeopardy/

 

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Thinking About Visual Literacy

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Thinking About Visual Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Thinking about Visual Literacy http://t.co/Ug6PCpN7LP @ThingLink_EDU #readmore #spedchat #udl
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(BBC Article) Digital skills should be core subjects, says report

(BBC Article) Digital skills should be core subjects, says report | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Children should be taught "digital literacy" as a core skill alongside maths and English, says a report by a House of Lords committee.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: An Indispensable Google Scholar Tip for Teachers and Academics

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: An Indispensable Google Scholar Tip for Teachers and Academics | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Handy tool in Google Scholar


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Convert PDFs to Google Docs

Convert PDFs to Google Docs | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This is a guest post post from Brenda Doucette (@doucetteb) of EdTechTeacher - an advertiser on this site. Recently, we discovered a feature of Google Drive that has changed how we prepare and access materials and resources for our students. As we…

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Donna Farren's curator insight, March 30, 10:05 AM

This is a GREAT tip and one I have been search for a long time!  Thanks!

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, March 30, 11:45 AM

Keep everything at the tip of your digital fingers.

Daniel Morgenstern's curator insight, March 30, 3:47 PM

very simple

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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - | k12 Blen...

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - | k12 Blen... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A diagram of 21st century pedagogy for the purpose of 21st century learning.
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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.
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No, Finland isn’t ditching traditional school subjects. Here’s what’s really happening.

No, Finland isn’t ditching traditional school subjects. Here’s what’s really happening. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Children will look at broader topics and use multi-disciplinary modules, one expert says.

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Is Improving Schools All About Money?

Is Improving Schools All About Money? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Is spending more on education the best way to improve schools?
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Great debate about education

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Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined (video)

Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined (video) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
As a treat for the readers of this blog here is a longer and more complete interview with Sir Ken Robinson that was recorded as part of the Learning {Re}imagined book where he discusses educational technology, creativity, assessment and the future of learning (15 minutes).   There are more exclusive videos contained within the book…

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Lisa Gorman's curator insight, March 26, 7:02 PM

I have a great admiration for the thinking of Sir Ken Robinson... He speaks so eloquently and argues for creative learning...and so much more...

 

A stand out quote for me from this interview;

 

"What tends to dull the appetite [for learning] is being force fed things that people can't see an immediately relevance in or don't have an immediate interest in it...or where they are forced to learn in situations where they are inimitable... you know, 8 hours a day, sit still, do as you're told."

 

Bring on different ways of engaging with people around learning so that they not only 'get it' but they really enjoy it and become life long learners.

 

I recommend this 15 minute video to you!

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The Future Shapers's curator insight, March 30, 5:44 AM

Sir Ken Robinson on how we should be teaching our children if we want a future rich with creative and innovative leaders.

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Critical Literacy Journal

Announcing a Special issue of Critical Literacy: Theories and Practices on the work of Gayatri Spivak. http://t.co/8a5f0hAHaB
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Stenhouse Publishers: Sharing the Blue Crayon

Stenhouse Publishers: Sharing the Blue Crayon | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Without self-control, persistence, and interpersonal skills, students struggle to learn to read and write. Sharing the Blue Crayon gives primary teachers a flexible, practical program that integrates social, emotional, and literacy learning throughout the school day and week, while bolstering classroom management ..."


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