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McDonnell says U.S. education is "slipping" behind other nations - PolitiFact

McDonnell says U.S. education is "slipping" behind other nations - PolitiFact | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
McDonnell says U.S. education is "slipping" behind other nations
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The testing started in 2000 and has been given every three years to measure literacy in reading, math and science. The results show the average ....
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Politifact looks at the data and suggests McDonnell's claim is mostly false.

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Free Online Media Courses - KQED Teach

Free Online Media Courses - KQED Teach | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Free online courses for educators who want the necessary media skills to lead a 21st Century classroom.
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What Has Betsy DeVos Actually Done After Nearly Six Months in Office?

What Has Betsy DeVos Actually Done After Nearly Six Months in Office? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The U.S. secretary of education is finding little traction on school choice, key personnel, or in using her megaphone to broaden the administration's K-12 audience.
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Critical readers in the (mis)information age

Critical readers in the (mis)information age | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
While photoshopped imagery seems pretty innocuous, hardcore beliefs about cultures, education, or even language learning itself, can be wrong. Yet despite sometimes overwhelming evidence to the contrary, some individuals in our society refuse to budge.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 23, 1:47 AM

Worth a read.

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, June 26, 9:52 AM
I am sharing this with my PBS Digital Reading course participants/colleagues.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, July 6, 7:28 AM
A good and interesting article
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The Worst Approach to Teaching Students About Social Media

The Worst Approach to Teaching Students About Social Media | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Years ago, I had a real turning point in my thinking regarding social media use with students while listening to a group of students share some stories with me. One boy from the group, who was prob…

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'Is Social-Emotional Learning Really Going to Work for Students of Color?'

'Is Social-Emotional Learning Really Going to Work for Students of Color?' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
There is an urgency to expand the definition and practices of social-emotional learning in order to create equitable school environments for students of color, Dena Simmons writes.
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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters.

Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often.

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New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools

New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Under pressure from the opt-out movement, the Board of Regents is cutting the annual math and English exams to two days for each subject, from three.
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The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools

The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
They are influencing what students learn, and how teachers teach — with millions of children serving as de facto beta testers for their ideas.
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DeVos promises ‘the most ambitious expansion of education choice in our nation’s history’ — but offers no details

DeVos promises ‘the most ambitious expansion of education choice in our nation’s history’ — but offers no details | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Trump official calls for a transformation of U.S. schooling and compares defenders of the current system to “flat-earthers.”
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New York Times Documentary - "Mother's Day"

New York Times Documentary - "Mother's Day" | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
“Mother’s Day” tells the story of an annual overnight bus service that takes children to visit their mothers in prison on weekends around Mother’s Day. Organized by the Center for Restorative Justice Works, these trips are one of the few opportunities many of these children have to see their parents because remote, rural prisons can be difficult to access for low-income families. While many are aware of the staggering problems resulting from the nation’s incarceration rate, few consider the impact it has on the children who grow up in the absence of their parents, save for brief meetings. My co-director R.J. Lozada and I made “Mother’s Day” to remind us of the steep price an entire generation of youth — and by extension, our nation — has to pay because of systems that remain broken across America.
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FRIDAY STORY #4: The South African Origins of Britain's most Popular Poem: "If -"

This is the story of a notorious incident which took place 121 years ago this week. An incident, remembered as the Jameson Raid, which sent South Afric
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Children Prefer To Read Books On Paper Rather Than On Screens // The Conversation

Children Prefer To Read Books On Paper Rather Than On Screens // The Conversation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"There is a common perception that children are more likely to read if it is on a device such as an iPad or Kindles. But new research shows that this is not necessarily the case.

 

In a study of children in Year 4 and 6, those who had regular access to devices with eReading capability (such as Kindles, iPads and mobile phones) did not tend to use their devices for reading - and this was the case even when they were daily book readers. Research also found that the more devices a child had access to, the less they read in general.

It suggests that providing children with eReading devices can actually inhibit their reading, and that paper books are often still preferred by young people.

 

These findings match previous research which looked at how teenagers prefer to read. This research found that while some students enjoyed reading books on devices, the majority of students with access to these technologies did not use them regularly for this purpose. Importantly, the most avid book readers did not frequently read books on screens."...

 

For full post, see: https://theconversation.com/children-prefer-to-read-books-on-paper-rather-than-screens-74171 ;


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Celebrating World Poetry Day - websites and EdApps (in case you missed it on March 21st!)

Celebrating World Poetry Day - websites and EdApps (in case you missed it on March 21st!) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Written by Dr. Bruce Ellis

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How People Learn: An Evidence-Based Approach

How People Learn: An Evidence-Based Approach | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Deans for Impact believes that teacher educators should focus on how students acquire and retain information to help them build their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Teacher Clarity: A Potent Yet Often Abused Teaching Strategy

Teacher Clarity: A Potent Yet Often Abused Teaching Strategy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher clarity is critical. Eminent educators, Dylan Wiliam & John Hattie agree that you must be very clear about what you want your students to learn. But
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Teaching Strategies for Boosting Engagement

Teaching Strategies for Boosting Engagement | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We explain engagement, and how teachers can use teaching strategies to increase student engagement.

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How to Take a Growth Mindset Approach to Summer Learning

Teachers can transform summer school by designing an active learning process that focuses on the whole learner, writes Elizabeth Stein.
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Year-End Roundup, 2016-17 | Questions for Writing and Discussion

Year-End Roundup, 2016-17 | Questions for Writing and Discussion | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A year’s worth of writing prompts tied to New York Times articles, videos and images.
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Why Finland is changing its top-ranking education system - BBC News

Why Finland is changing its top-ranking education system - BBC News | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Finland is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age - and is seeking to place skills, as much as subjects, at the heart of what it does.

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Fiona Leigh's curator insight, June 12, 7:37 PM
interesting journey to watch
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Emotionally Intelligent Teaching

Emotionally Intelligent Teaching | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Students are emotionally driven creatures. Discover how emotionally intelligent teaching can help your students to even better at school.
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President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The White House is expected to ask for big cuts, push school choice and change student loan repayment. But presidents have rarely succeeded in cutting the Education Department budget.
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How Google Took Over the Classroom

How Google Took Over the Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting.
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Seven Facts on Noncognitive Skills from Education to the Labor Market

Seven Facts on Noncognitive Skills from Education to the Labor Market | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It. 

The Textbook Is Dying. Meet the Artificially Intelligent Software That’s Replacing It.  | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The result is a classroom experience starkly different from the model that has dominated American education for the past 100 years.

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What is Media Literacy?

Intended as a tool for advocates, the video introduces the concept of media literacy as a key that unlocks meaning behind the messages that we see, an

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