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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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Leading Learning for Children From Poverty

Leading Learning for Children From Poverty | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What bridges the gap between a culture of despair and a future of hope for children who live in poverty?
The answer is simple: effective educators who will not settle for mediocrity, who will not accept excuses for why these children can’t learn, who are willing to do whatever it takes to help each child succeed, who establish supportive environments where children learn to bounce back from life’s negative circumstances and thrive.
Many Americans believe that low-socioeconomic...

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50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

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Mindset Helps Students Overcome Challenges

To raise student achievement, some schools are finding that the technique of mindset helps students overcome challenges
The idea of failing might be discouragin(...)

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Active Learning - create an active classroom

Active Learning - create an active classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How to create an active classroom experience with technology.   GUEST COLUMN | by Jessica Sanders The traditional teaching method of giving a lesson at the front of the class puts you, the teacher,...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 28, 5:19 PM

Another way to consider this is that curriculum is a complex conversation. Engaging with students and curricula in this fashion creates an active and dialogic experience.

 

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, March 1, 6:49 AM

excellent, I absolutely recommend

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 1, 9:50 AM

I really like the advice given in this article.  Not reinventing something, using the objectives and easing into technology eases the stress of trying new technologies in class.  Good suggestions are also given.

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Visual Literacy and Socratic Seminars | Thinking Footprint

Visual Literacy and Socratic Seminars | Thinking Footprint | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Visual Literacy and Socratic Seminars in Elementary Ed. | Thinking Footprint http://t.co/AardW49KaT
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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

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5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014 - NPR (blog)

5 Lessons Education Research Taught Us In 2014 - NPR (blog) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Lessons from a handful of the most-viewed papers from the American Educational Research Association last year.

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Three Ways Film Can Enhance the Student Classroom Experience | Edudemic

Three Ways Film Can Enhance the Student Classroom Experience | Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Students can experience the same joy as we did in class when they are shown a film in their classroom-and it won’t be because it’s a perceived distraction.
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Why Reading On A Screen Is Bad For Critical Thi...

Why Reading On A Screen Is Bad For Critical Thi... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Deep reading takes time, patience, and effort....
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Teaching Students How to Talk Less, and Think More - New York Times (blog)

Teaching Students How to Talk Less, and Think More - New York Times (blog) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Parents often worry that a teacher calls on some students more than others, or that quieter children are overlooked in the classroom.

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, February 20, 7:45 AM

One approach not mentioned in the article is that talkative students can be encouraged to listen more, rather than talk less. This is an important distinction because if you ask students to talk less, they may feel like they are losing out on something. But if you ask them to listen more, they may feel like they are building a valuable skill and actually gaining something.

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Research says poor children can hear 30 million less words before kindergarten ... - Grand Forks Herald

Research says poor children can hear 30 million less words before kindergarten ... - Grand Forks Herald | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
FARGO -- With a gaggle of 14 antsy 3- and 4-year-olds gathered in front of her, Sarah Nowacki is doing some ninja language teaching with a calendar.
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New Learning, New Society - by Stephen Downes

Talk given to the Chang School at Ryerson University outline the weakness of traditional models of online learning and arguing instead for a student-centered a…

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 24, 4:39 AM

Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.


Atika MOKHFI's curator insight, February 25, 2:55 AM

Moovly semble intéressant et facile à utiliser pour la création de vidéos en ligne, mais personnellement je ne l'ai pas encore  testé...

Une version Free est disponible.

Moovly propose aussi une license "Education" : Ready to use Moovly for your educational projects or in your classroom? We offer educational licenses at a discount for individuals and groups.

Valérie Bardot's curator insight, February 28, 1:32 PM

Moovly, un outil qui a de multiples applications en ingénierie pédagogique (vidéos,, tutoriels..)

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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, we thought we'd incorporate some of his style into an infographic offering tips for Twitter.

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The Grey parrots's curator insight, Today, 5:07 AM

That gists out the essence of Twitter :)

 

Michael Karam's curator insight, Today, 8:30 AM

Confused about Twitter! Let Dr. Seuss explain it to you (in 140 characters or less, of course)! 

Audrey T's curator insight, Today, 8:45 AM

Oh, the places you'll go. Worth a re-read, if you saw it last year or not!

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The Power of the Visual for learning

The Power of the Visual for learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Visuals are so powerful. Carl Hendrick wrote recently about motivational posters recently here and I tend to agree when they're used out of context, however I think visualisations can be a great le...

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Marie Vans's curator insight, Today, 10:04 AM

A good list of apps to try out.

Megan Howe's curator insight, Today, 10:55 PM

Having a variety of ways to accommodate all learning styles is important to access all students. Visual learners are common and there are many ways to enlighten these students in today's technological world.

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[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This infographic might guide you with tips for creating online courses with offline material.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 28, 2:45 AM

I love this infographic!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 11:12 AM

Great tips!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 11:12 AM

Great tips!

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Doing Critical Literacy Free download

Doing Critical Literacy Free download | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Doing Critical Literacy Free Textbook Ebook download pdf 9780415528092.
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Grading: A Duct-Taped System In Need of an Overhaul? | CTQ

Grading: A Duct-Taped System In Need of an Overhaul? | CTQ | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, February 27, 8:47 AM
Us vs. them mentality? Love this!
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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.

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How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling

How to Be an Educated Consumer of Infographics: David Byrne on the Art-Science of Visual Storytelling | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Cultivating the ability to experience the “geeky rapture” of metaphorical thinking and pattern recognition.

As an appreciator of the
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Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First

Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A new Stanford study shows that students learn better when first exploring an unfamiliar idea or concept on their own, rather than reading a text or watching a video first.
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The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future

The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A powerful talk by Tony Wagner attempts to uncover the 7 skills students must have in order to prepared for the future.
The post The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future appeared first on Edudemic.

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, July 8, 2013 8:11 AM

All seven of these skills can be practiced through Socratic Seminar. The first, critical thinking and problem-solving can be achieved through a combination of a quality text and provocative questions. The second, collaboration across networks and leading by influence, can be achieved by incorporating technology. The third, agility and adaptability, starts with listening carefully to others and appreciating other viewpoints. The fourth, initiative and entrepreneurialism, begins with being brave enough to speak your mind in front of a group of peers. The fifth, effective oral and written communication, is developed through deepening one's understandings through dialogue. The sixth, accessing and analyzing information, can be practiced through weighing evidence and citing sources. And the last, curiosity and imagination, can be fostered by students learning to ask their own questions.

Ruben Bravo's curator insight, July 13, 2013 1:35 PM

To build the furutre we want for our family and  for our communities we need to begin investing in the right mix of skills that will steer us through the path of development.

Bradley McClure's curator insight, December 4, 2013 6:29 PM

Tony Wagner's book, "Creating Innovators" has strongly influenced what I know about teaching and why it is important that we understand how the world is changing. The seven skills that he mentions includes critical thinking and problem solving, along with six other vaulable skills. It would be a shame for us as teachers to perpetuate teaching without putting these seven skills at the core of our purpose. Critical thinking and Problem solving are connected to the other seven, particularly in light of the new P21 Framework that is beginning to take off in the world of education. 

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Why Reading On A Screen Is Bad For Critical Thinking - Huffington Post

Why Reading On A Screen Is Bad For Critical Thinking - Huffington Post | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Deep reading takes time, patience, and effort....

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, February 23, 8:49 AM

This is an important article for teachers to consider, especially those in 1 to 1 digital device programs. In essence, the more students are reading on a screen, the less likely they are to read critically or closely. Screen time creates habits and habits, as we all know, are hard to break. There should be places in every curriculum where students engage with deep critical thinking of physical texts so that they can practice additional reading habits.

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The EdAdmin Minute 279: Fisher and Frey On Writing Across The ...

The EdAdmin Minute 279: Fisher and Frey On Writing Across The ... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In today's daily dose of The EdAdmin Minute I share some great insights from two of my favorite authors: Fisher and Frey. Show Links: A Range of Writing Across the Content Areas ...

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What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World

What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

As more Millennials assume leadership positions around the world, organizations are becoming increasingly concerned with how to ensure their success. However, most existing research on those born between the early ‘80s and late ‘90s is skewed toward understanding what a narrow, typically Western, population wants. Conclusions based on such a limited sample could lead to bad decisions (and missed opportunities) around attracting, retaining, and developing millennial leaders in a global business environment.



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Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, February 24, 9:08 AM

Interesting bit of research to consider and apply to your management style...

judyhouse's curator insight, February 24, 4:32 PM

Millennials’ pursuit of work-life balance over money, or their expectation of rising rapidly in their chosen careers. Are these and other stereotypes really true? Seems there's a connect between passion and purpose.

Ian Berry's curator insight, February 24, 11:21 PM

Anyone with eyes and ears open knows all this. The key is the action we take