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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

We love Teacher Librarians! This infographic is created by Mia MacMeekin.


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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:23 PM

The Librarian...the most diversified teacher of all!

Christine Margocs's curator insight, June 5, 2013 5:14 PM

Great for the library website!

Ana María Correa's curator insight, February 25, 7:59 AM

A really lovely infographic that brings it all home...

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Tips for protecting student data

Tips for protecting student data | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Department of Education has released new guidance for school districts grappling with how to protect student data privacy while integrating technology in the classroom.

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Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers

Teaching Students Skills to become Better Online Readers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 31, 5:57 PM

The debate about online reading continues? Do students retain more information when they read from books rather than from digital devices? Does reading online present challenges due to distractions? Do students need to be taught skills to become better online readers?

This post explores these issues and many more, providing much food for thought as you read through and learn what research is telling us today. Take the time to explore this article. It may change the way you have students in your classroom work with digital text.

LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, July 31, 11:19 PM

"(...) The shift from print to digital reading may lead to more than changes in speed and physical processing. It may come at a cost to understanding, analyzing, and evaluating a text. (...) "

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5 Time-Saving Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms - Edudemic

5 Time-Saving Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
One of my favorite features of Google Drive is Google Forms. If you’re unfamiliar with this, think of it as a way to create quick surveys that can be used for a number of applications.

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5 Skills for Blended-Learning Teachers -- THE Journal

5 Skills for Blended-Learning Teachers -- THE Journal | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
.http://t.co/ihvsKUBv Interesting article on teacher skills for blended learning "comfort w/ chaos"...

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SOAPS: A Critical Reading Strategy for All Students

SOAPS: A Critical Reading Strategy for All Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Given the Common Core State Standards’ emphasis on students’ analysis of nonfiction text, it is imperative that all teachers, not just English teachers, are conversant with some basic, effective an...
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Looks like an interesting and powerful frame to support understanding. Going to try it myself

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Why Brainstorming Doesn't Work

Why Brainstorming Doesn't Work | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Ever been in a meeting where one loudmouth's mediocre idea dominates? Then you know brainstorming needs an overhaul.

 

"what actually happens is when one person is talking you're not thinking of your own ideas," Leigh Thompson, a management professor at the Kellogg School, told Fast Company. "Sub-consciously you're already assimilating to my ideas."

That process is called "anchoring," and it crushes originality. "Early ideas tend to have disproportionate influence over the rest of the conversation," Loran Nordgren, also a professor at Kellogg, explained. "They establish the kinds of norms, or cement the idea of what are appropriate examples or potential solutions for the problem."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 29, 1:09 PM
  • Idea generation should exist separate from discussion!
  • Write first, discuss later system eliminates the anchoring problem because people think in a vacuum, unbiased by anyone else.
  • Discussion still has its merits, but should only take place after the group has generated a variety of distinct ideas with which to work. Raw ideas rarely work. It's the permutation and combination of the outlandish and banal that lead to the best proposals.
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Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher | Part two

Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher | Part two | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How can we expect students to aspire to be great if we are not also aspiring for greatness?

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 30, 5:55 AM

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


Silverback Learning's curator insight, July 30, 9:19 AM

There are so many resources available to educators today. Great teachers are great learners too.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 30, 6:07 PM

I did not want to be a great teacher. I wanted to be a teacher.

 

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Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher | Part one

Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher | Part one | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 30, 5:52 AM

Learn more:


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


Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, July 30, 8:01 AM

Provides some interesting ideas to consider.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 30, 9:56 PM

Here are some ideas on how to be a teaching star in your content field.

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Is Finland a "large-scale laboratory of U.S. education innovation."

Is Finland a "large-scale laboratory of U.S. education innovation." | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

By Pasi Sahlberg

 

"If you want to discover the origins of the most successful practices in pedagogy, student assessment, school leadership, and school improvement in Finland, you only need to visit some schools there and have a conversation with teachers and principals. Most of them have studied psychology, teaching methods, curriculum theories, assessment models, and classroom management researched and designed in the United States in their initial teacher education programs."


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A quote from the article: "The United States exhibits only modest innovation in its education system but, at the same time, it is the world leader in producing research, practical models and innovation to other countries."

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5 Ways Video Conferencing Is Bringing Exciting Collaborative Interaction To Teaching and Learning

5 Ways Video Conferencing Is Bringing Exciting Collaborative Interaction To Teaching and Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Open up Your Classroom to the World With Video Conferencing Many of us are familiar with the use of computers, iPads, Smart Boards, and other technological

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Engaged teachers engage students!

Engaged teachers engage students! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Brandon Busteed is executive director of education at Gallup


"there is nothing more important we can do as a country than to build the world’s most effective "educonomy," which would seamlessly integrate our educational system, our employers, and our job creators."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 29, 7:57 AM
  • Teacher engagement is the most important driver of student engagement.
  • Student engagement in school drops precipitously from 5th grade through 12th grade.
  • About seven in 10 K-12 teachers are not engaged in their work (69%)
  • From parents to current college students to the general population, everyone agrees that the number one reason to go to college is “to get a good job.”
  • Yet, only 14% of Americans and 11% business leaders say that college graduates are well prepared for success at work.
  • Google announced that it found almost no correlation between the grades and test scores of its employees and their success on the job. So, the company has stopped asking for the information on employment applications.


Solutions

  1. offer paid and unpaid internships to high school and college students
  2. offer externships for teachers and faculty
  3. foster teacher and faculty engagement


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Digital Vaults - explore and create

Digital Vaults - explore and create | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Exploring the Digital Vaults is easy. You can browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 29, 8:22 AM

The National Archives offer a very interesting tool for students who study American history. They can create a poster or a movie based on thousands of files that can be found in the Digital Vaults. The final product can be shared digitally or printed.

Great for history projects or presentations.

Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, July 30, 4:28 AM

I can't help thinking how great of a resource this wIll be for my students to use to create a Glogster poster On the American Revolution.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 30, 10:43 AM

Wel Flash nodig, dus niet geschikt voor op de iPad

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11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabu...

11 Tips on Teaching Common Core Critical Vocabu... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Learning and memory specialist Marilee Sprenger writes about vocabulary critical to the Common Core and offers 11 strategies for helping students learn it.
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Six great ed-tech resources on YouTube | eSchool News | eSchool News

Six great ed-tech resources on YouTube | eSchool News | eSchool News | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
These YouTube resources can help educators improve learning and deliver instruction more effectively, and enhance the student experience.

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Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder'

Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Research shows that reflecting after learning something new makes it stick in your brain.

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Sharrock's curator insight, July 30, 9:28 AM

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"Learning is more effective if a lesson or experience is deliberately coupled with time spent thinking about what was just presented, a new study shows. In “Learning by Thinking: How Reflection Aids Performance,” a team of researchers from HEC Paris, Harvard Business School, and the University of North Carolina describe what they call the first empirical test of the effect of reflection on learning. By “reflection,” they mean taking time after a lesson to synthesize, abstract, or articulate the important points."

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 30, 6:06 PM

An important aspect of reflecting and learning is getting beyond what went well and, even when we think we have succeeded, look for the things that were different about this learning.

 

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, July 31, 8:46 PM

Reflection is crucial.  If we don't take time to reflect, we don't take time to improve.

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'Myths & Lies' That Threaten Our Schools

'Myths & Lies' That Threaten Our Schools | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
David C. Berliner and Gene V. Glass answer a few questions about their book, "50 Myths & Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools."

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, July 31, 9:36 AM

"Some of our schools do not do well, but it is a bald face lie to say America's schools in general do poorly."

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Why do so many Moodle courses suck?

Why do so many Moodle courses suck? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Moodle is a magnificent free product and has the potential to enable schools and teachers to build wonderfully unique interactive online learning courses in which learner interaction can be tracked, measured and responded to. Despite this the vast majority of Moodle courses I see are a long list of Word and PDF documents with at best a few forums that enable a minimum of human social interaction.


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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, Today, 1:28 AM

Δημιουργείτε με ή χρησιμοποείτε το Moodle; Διαβάστε ένα πολύ ενδιαφέρον άρθρο στα Αγγλικά.

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, Today, 2:16 AM

Nik gives some very useful insights and some practical ideas for developing online materials. He has a focus on Moodle, but the ideas relate to any online learning platform.

Donna Farren's curator insight, Today, 5:16 AM

Nik makes some great points about Moodle - or really putting any content online - there has to be instructional design training, online teaching training or blended teaching training and how to select content for online delivery.  technical training alone is not enough.

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New Teacher 911

New Teacher 911 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Our curated resource collection points to lots of help for new middle level teachers, from the first weeks of school to that Christmas smile.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Things to do With QR Codes On Back-to-School Night

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Things to do With QR Codes On Back-to-School Night | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Three Things to do With QR Codes On Back-to-School Night
#elearning #mlearning #edtech
http://t.co/P7ywUIGdXA

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4 Ways to Engage Students with Today's Meet During the #Last5 (last 5 min of class)

4 Ways to Engage Students with Today's Meet During the #Last5 (last 5 min of class) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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David DeSantis's curator insight, July 30, 5:55 AM

Teachers are not that different than our students.  Administrators  could use Today's Meet near the end of staff meetings.  It is also an excellent way to model the use of technology for staff.

Kim Lindskog's curator insight, July 30, 1:43 PM

Formative assessement!

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5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do--And Don't--Learn

5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do--And Don't--Learn | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
5 Practical Learning Tips Based On How People Do--And Don't--Learn

 

by Charlie Chung

There has been a large body of work in neuroscience, psychology, and related fields offering more and more insight into how we learn.

Below are five of the top tips from Barbara Oakley, Professor of Engineering at Oakland University, who has faced her own learning challenges (failing middle and high school math and science classes), and has made a study of the latest research on learning.


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Kaizena - Add voice & Text comments, links for students.

Kaizena - Add voice & Text comments, links for students. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Kaizena - Add voice & text comments, links, for students. 

 

 


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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, July 30, 6:52 AM

Syncs with Google Drive

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Report: Over-filtering of Internet Content Hurts K-12 Education -- THE Journal

Report: Over-filtering of Internet Content Hurts K-12 Education -- THE Journal | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

According to “Fencing Out Knowledge: Impacts of the Children’s Internet Protection Act 10 Years Later,” a report from the American Library Association (ALA), schools and libraries are routinely filtering Internet content far more than what the...


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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curric

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Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, July 27, 6:07 AM
5 Teaching Practices That Destroy Digital Literacy

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15 Habits to Cultivate in Your Students
Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 1:46 AM

"Digitaalinen lukutaito ei ole tietotekniikkaa, se on teknologian käyttöä ajattelun kehittämiseen. Jos kriittisen ajattelun taidot eivät vielä ole olennainen osa oppilaittesi tietoyhteiskuntavalmiuksia, sinun on aika pohtia opetusstrategioitasi."

 

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, July 29, 3:51 PM

What does the term "digitally literate" mean? This article gices some prompts about what digital literacy is- and what it isn't.

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English Language Arts Standards » Language » Grade 8 » 3 » a | Common Core State Standards Initiative

English Language Arts Standards » Language » Grade 8 » 3 » a | Common Core State Standards Initiative | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @tbfurman: this one is critical. CRITICAL for our economy and our nation. http://t.co/fhf8D3fWTE If 8th graders can't do this, we're jus…
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