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9 Alternative Search Engines to Improve Discovery

9 Alternative Search Engines to Improve Discovery | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Concerned with privacy? Google or Bing not your thing? These search engines are great alternatives to help you find what you're looking for online.

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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Todd Finley examines visual literacy through the lens of the Common Core, suggesting a wealth of visual thinking routines to help students start thinking through, about and with pictures.
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Animopus: Martin Scorsese and George Lucas on the Importance of Visual Literacy

Animopus: Martin Scorsese and George Lucas on the Importance of Visual Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Martin Scorsese and George Lucas on the Importance of Visual Literacy: TEDxDartmouth-Brian Kennedy: Visual Lit... http://t.co/M1lOMWe3es
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'Google Thursdays' and the Power of Self-Directed Learning

'Google Thursdays' and the Power of Self-Directed Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
High school reading teacher Deidra Gammill describes what happened when she decided to put aside one class period a week and let students explore topics of their own interest.
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'Making' Does Not Equal 'Constructionism'

'Making' Does Not Equal 'Constructionism' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
‘Making’ is about empowering students to ‘make their own minds.’ ‘Making’ is about empowering students to ‘make up their own minds’—quite literally—regardless of the artifacts being constructed. Th...
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100 Search Engines For Academic Research

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research


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Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist

Curated Summaries and Key Insights from Best Non-Fiction Books: Blinkist | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Blinkist offers summaries of great nonfiction books’ key insights in a made for mobile format. Learn something new every day - on your smartphone, tablet or PC.


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Interesting, digital cliff notes. Found myself reading some of the books entirely after this.

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Robin Good's curator insight, July 21, 9:23 AM



Blinkist offers non-fictions book summaries that allow you to get key insights from any book in less than 15 minutes. 
 

"Blinks are powerful bites of insight from outstanding nonfiction. You can read a blink in less than two minutes..."

Each book summary is made up of about eight blinks. These

are intended as a beginning of a self-driven path toward learning, rather than a replacement for reading full books.


Blinks are all manually handwritten and can be easily accessed and read on any type of device and screen size. 


A great example of how skilled curation of existing content can not only provide a useful and in-demand service, but make it sustainable too.


Free 3-day trial available here: https://www.blinkist.com/en/signup/ 


Find out more: https://www.blinkist.com/en/ 


iOS app: http://www.blinkist.com/applink/ 








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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.

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Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter - Edudemic

Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Oh, Twitter. You’re so useful for teachers. You connect educators so that they can share tools, tips and tricks, offer insight, and support one another.

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The Doodle Revolution: The Higher Purpose Of Doodling And How It Boosts Your Visual Literacy

The Doodle Revolution: The Higher Purpose Of Doodling And How It Boosts Your Visual Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Doodle Revolution: The Higher Purpose Of Doodling And How It Boosts Your Visual Literacy http://t.co/DJ4wG9KybL LOVE 2 DOODLE!!
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The Beginner's Guide To Google In The Classroom - Edudemic

The Beginner's Guide To Google In The Classroom - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Google offers a ton of solutions for students, teachers, and classrooms. Some products are intentionally designed for classrooms, others just happen to work well for that setting as well as many others. The Google Apps For Education and Google Play for Education are two tools built for teachers and students that encompass a ton of different …

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santoshthaver's curator insight, June 25, 12:27 AM

I want to know more about  google update . Thanks

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How to Use Experiential Course Flow to Enhance eLearning

How to Use Experiential Course Flow to Enhance eLearning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Not to give away instructional design secrets, but I’m going to tell you how I’ve been structuring eLearning Experiential Course Flow to enhance eLearning.

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Happy Teaching, Happy Learning: 13 Secrets to Finland's Success

Happy Teaching, Happy Learning: 13 Secrets to Finland's Success | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
When Sophia Faridi visited several schools in Finland, students and teachers seemed happier than students and teachers in the U.S.

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Tools You Can Use!

Tools You Can Use! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teach kids about critical literacy with this bookmark! Permission to copy for classroom use. (RT @MelbaLui: Not just for kids!
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Great free resource for Critical Literacy.

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TL - Visual Literacy

TL - Visual Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Visual Literacy supports learning in many ways across the curriculum. (RT @TL_Talker: Visual Literacy supports learning in many ways across the curriculum.
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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets W...

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets W... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
As the density of visual information increases, consider introducing your students to infographics as a means of more thoughtfully engaging with and creating written content.
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5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic

5 Proven Ways to Engage Students In Your Classroom - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
No matter what subject they teach or what age group their students fall into, all teachers face the same basic challenge: They have to find a way to actively engage students in the learning process.
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Shutterfly launches new education service - eClassroom News | eClassroom News

Shutterfly launches new education service - eClassroom News | eClassroom News | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @s_bearden: Shutterfly launches new education service http://t.co/HYVMWz9ezb #mlearning #ipaded

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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes designed to engage students more deeply in their learning.


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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, July 21, 2:32 AM

The new wave bring with it a new style of learning. Learning which is more palatable to the new generation of learners. Good read.


John Rudkin's curator insight, July 21, 3:09 AM

Slow revolution. What exactly are the stats?

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 21, 3:55 PM

El e-libro. Aplicaciones.

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Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking

Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A Q&A with psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer.
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50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students - Te@chThought

50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students - Te@chThought | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter.

 

Ultimately questions spark imagination, conjure emotions, and create more questions. The questions asked by a teacher or professor are sometimes more glaringly valuable than the information transferred to the students. Those questions spark a thought, which leads to a fiercely independent search for information.

 

If students are the ones gathering that information then they’re the ones learning it and student-driven learning cements lessons into the students’ mind making any lesson more powerful with this strategy. Even though the following list of questions are broken into Mathematics, Literature and Science and Social Science, it’s really just a set of philosophically challenging questions that should be applied to any learning environment.

 

The questions are unrestricted and open the mind up to unfettered thought, perfect for innovation and understanding. The sections begin with Mathematical Questions because for the purpose of this list they’re the most general and therefore the most useful."


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Digital Literacy- Critical Thinking - WikiEducator

Digital Literacy- Critical Thinking - WikiEducator | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Great resource on Wiki Educator about link between critical thinking and digital literacy http://t.co/ArLxgb6HF9 #aussieED
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The 5 Resources Framework - The 5 Resources Model of Critical Digital Literacy

The 5 Resources Framework - The 5 Resources Model of Critical Digital Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
WP5 output site: curriculum

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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher Infographic clarifies and explains the most important characteristics of a digitally competent teacher.

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Forgot to add knowledge of digital teaching aids: www.professorwrite.com

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 26, 6:09 AM

I think these are also characteristics of a digitally competent learner. Teachers certainly need these skills before they can teach the next generation.

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Is this really how we should test reading development in kids?

Is this really how we should test reading development in kids? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A test that has been used since 2001 and given to millions of young students is critiqued.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 2, 12:46 PM

Educational managers and reformers are quite caught up in assigning a number to the learning children undertake. It makes more sense to make the learning enjoyable. Teaching is an invitational event which brings children into safe spaces where learning can happen.

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The Case For Visual Literacy

The Case For Visual Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The way we’ve learned to communicate is wrong.
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