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Race to Nowhere: The Film, The Movement

Race to Nowhere: The Film, The Movement | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Bring an urgent conversation about education to your home and community. Race to Nowhere Home & Educational DVDs now available. Join the nationwide campaign for healthy children and thriving students.
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Finnish-ing touches on education

Finnish-ing touches on education | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In the latest round of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam, given to more than 500,000 15-year-olds in 72 nations, students in the U.S. once again scored in the middle of the pack—and below average in math—raising concerns and sending educators looking for answers.
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Battling Fake News in the Classroom

Battling Fake News in the Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
See how one educator helps students develop media literacy—a critical 21st-century skill.
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English news and easy articles for students of English

English news and easy articles for students of English | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We write news in three different levels of English. We want to help you understand English more. Now all students can enjoy reading and listening to news.

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Education Week Leaders To Learn From - Education Week introduces a way to recognize forward-thinking education leaders and share their ideas.

Education Week Leaders To Learn From - Education Week introduces a way to recognize forward-thinking education leaders and share their ideas. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Education Week introduces a way to recognize forward-thinking education leaders and share their ideas.
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ReadWorks.org | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Articles & Videos

ReadWorks.org | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Articles & Videos | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Improve your students’ reading comprehension with ReadWorks. Access thousands of high-quality, K-12, articles, lessons, and units for free.
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Free Interactive Guides on How to Use iMovie to Create Educational Videos and Animations

Free Interactive Guides on How to Use iMovie to Create Educational Videos and Animations | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education


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The #Critical #Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [#Infographic]

The #Critical #Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [#Infographic] | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!

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An Excellent Infographic Featuring Basic Chromebook Tips for Teachers

An Excellent Infographic Featuring Basic Chromebook Tips for Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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'Fake News,' Bogus Tweets Raise Stakes for Media Literacy

'Fake News,' Bogus Tweets Raise Stakes for Media Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Educators find themselves behind the eight ball, expected to help students negotiate everything from internet hoaxes to partisan policy advocacy disguised as unbiased news.
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How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely? via @coolcatteacher 

How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely? via @coolcatteacher  | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Most students use smartphones with unfiltered access to the Internet. Even worse, many students have no filter when they consider what they should share. Schools and parents need to get smart about how they talk to kids about smartphones. In today’s show, we talk with digital citizenship pioneer, Dr. Mike Ribble, about a cutting-edge issue: […]

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Study: 80 percent of students can't tell the difference between an ad and a news story

Study: 80 percent of students can't tell the difference between an ad and a news story | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Young doesn’t necessarily equal web savvy, at least according to a recent Stanford study. More than 80 percent of students were unable to tell an advertisement — labeled as sponsored content — from a news story.
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The Cult of Finland: What American Schools CAN’T Learn From International Comparisons

The Cult of Finland: What American Schools CAN’T Learn From International Comparisons | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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DeVos Would Be First Ed. Sec. Who Hasn't Been a Public School Parent or Student

DeVos Would Be First Ed. Sec. Who Hasn't Been a Public School Parent or Student | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
DeVos would be the first person to lead the department in its more than 35-year history who hasn't been either attended public schools or sent her own children to them. Does that matter? It depends on who you ask.
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Fake news: is media literacy the answer?  [David Buckingham]

Fake news: is media literacy the answer?  [David Buckingham] | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Growing concerns about ‘fake news’ have led to calls for young people to be taught critical media literacy skills. Yet while media literacy would obviously be useful, it isn’t enough to address the problem. Media educators need to frame the issue more broadly, and join forces with those calling for media reform. My apologies for…

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How can we teach critical thinking in the heyday of fake news?

How can we teach critical thinking in the heyday of fake news? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The more people develop critical thinking skills, the more likely we might actually save ourselves, our country, and our world from possible destruction.
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IQ has nothing to do with success!

IQ has nothing to do with success! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Most of us not gifted with an Einstein-sized brain or extreme self confidence have sometimes wondered: am I really smart enough to achieve my dreams? Some of us have even turned down an offer or not pursued an opportunity because we're afraid we simply don't have the mental horsepower to succeed.

That's a shame, fascinating new science conducted by Nobel laureate John Heckman and colleagues suggests, because IQ has pretty much nothing to do with success.

Personality trumps smarts.
To come to that conclusion the researchers combed through data on IQ scores, standardized test results, grades, and personality assessments for thousands of people in Britain, America, and the Netherlands, according to BloombergView's Faye Flam (hat tip to Science of Us for the pointer). They then calculated how closely each of these factors predicted future earnings.

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"Grades were a bit better at pointing to future high earners, but not, the researchers suspect, because of what that A in chemistry says about your brain's innate capacities. Instead, the team concluded that character traits such as conscientiousness (in essence, the fact that you got out your periodic table and studied) and openness (that you were curious about chemistry in the first place) are far more predictive of life outcomes.


"The study found that grades and achievement-test results were markedly better predictors of adult success than raw IQ scores," reports Flam. Why? "Grades reflect not just intelligence but also what Heckman calls 'non-cognitive skills,' such as perseverance, good study habits and the ability to collaborate -- in other words, conscientiousness. To a lesser extent, the same is true of test scores."

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MLK

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This video is used with the generous permission of HISTORY®
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AASL Post: Why a Makerspace is Not a Magic Cure-all For Your Problems

AASL Post: Why a Makerspace is Not a Magic Cure-all For Your Problems | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Makerspaces have the power to transform learning.  They can be amazing spaces of informal, hands-on learning and libraries are the perfect place for them because they make the space available to ALL students.  But a makerspace can’t fix everything all at once.  I have many librarians ask me for help in starting their makerspaces.  And sometimes I tell them they need to go slower or deal with the underlying issues of their space first.  A $1,000 makerspace grant is not going to instantly change your school culture.  This wasn’t a fun post to write, but I feel like it needs to be a part of the discussion of makerspaces and school libraries.

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5 tips to improve your critical thinking 

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/5-tips-to-improve-your-critical-thinking-samantha-agoos Every day, a sea of decisions stretches before us, an

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We should always look to improve our critical thinking in all areas.

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Every part of a newspaper has valuable information

Every part of a newspaper  has valuable information | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Schools are focusing too much on teaching content, using material that mirrors the treatment of topics in approved textbooks, at the expense of essential skills, such as communication and collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving, and concepts like media literacy and global awareness. A move towards these skills positions itself away from typical rote learning, where one can score by just memorising.

Efforts to encourage active learning that promotes such higher order thinking skills have borne fruit in neighbouring Singapore. Today, their students are topping global benchmarking tests that measure how well they apply knowledge to solving real-world problems.

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How To Make Writing Report Cards Easier

How To Make Writing Report Cards Easier | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Writing report cards is hard work but this trick will help you do it quicker and easier. Learn how to write report cards like an expert.
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Mindfulness in Schools: When Meditation Replaces Detention

Mindfulness in Schools: When Meditation Replaces Detention | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Why breathing and movement exercises – and quiet time – belong in the classroom.
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Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Stopping the proliferation of fake news isn't just the responsibility of the platforms used to spread it. Those who consume news also need to find ways of determining if what they're reading is true. We offer several tips below.

The idea is that people should have a fundamental sense of media literacy."


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¿Falso o verdadero? Cómo analizar las noticias y llegar a los datos puede serte muy útil 
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PISA Results: Math Down, Science and Reading Flat for U.S. Students -- THE Journal

PISA Results: Math Down, Science and Reading Flat for U.S. Students -- THE Journal | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
American 15-year-olds declined in performance on the "mathematics literacy" portion of the 2015 international PISA assessments, compared to 2012 and 2009. Reading and science scores remained flat in the latest assessment. An analysis of the results was released today by the United States Department of Education.
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Oklahoma’s Teacher of the Year Makes Just $35,419 — and He Won’t Get a Big Raise Anytime Soon

Oklahoma’s Teacher of the Year Makes Just $35,419  — and He Won’t Get a Big Raise Anytime Soon | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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