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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.

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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

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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Good Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons for Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This afternoon I was asked if I could put together a list of my favorite Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms Add-ons. In the past I had put together lists of Sheets scripts, but most of those lists are outdated as Add-ons have mostly replaced scripts. Here's my updated list of my favorite Google Docs, Sheets and Forms Add-ons.

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Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair

Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Early Brain Development and Gaming: A New Study on Neurogenesis and Brain Connectivity Could a recent study by neuroscientist Simone Kühn reveal new ways of

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Chris Martin's curator insight, February 24, 10:42 AM

This is really exciting. The sooner mainstream culture accepts technology helping--in all aspects of a child's life--the better.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 25, 9:15 AM

Great, but we gamers knew this all along! 

Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, February 25, 2:42 PM

From the article:  “The benefits of gaming not only boost early life brain development – but they could extend to decelerating the degenerative span of the brain in mature life.”  I guess it’s time to load up Call of Duty…

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Many Parents Aren't Sold On Later School Start Times For Teens - NPR (blog)

Many Parents Aren't Sold On Later School Start Times For Teens - NPR (blog) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Just half of parents say schools should start later so teenagers can get more sleep, a survey found. But most of the parents also weren't aware that pediatricians have called for a start of 8:30 a.m.

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RJ Lavallee's curator insight, February 22, 5:12 PM

Further illustration on how hard it is to get scientifically sound parenting info into the hands of those who need it: parents.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them


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School Discipline: Increasing pressure to reduce suspensions with no or fewer resources

School Discipline: Increasing pressure to reduce suspensions with no or fewer resources | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Vermont Legislature Considers School Discipline Oversight Bill.

The Rutland (VT) Herald (2/21) reports that the Vermont legislature is exploring solutions “to break the link between poverty and lack of education” by way of “a bill that would provide better oversight for school discipline practices.” The measure “would establish a school discipline advisory council to review practices in the state’s K-12 schools, with an overall goal of reducing the number of students suspended or expelled.” The article cites ED data pointing to several thousands of suspensions in the state in the 2011-12 school year.


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, February 23, 10:07 AM

Principals want to reduce discipline problems and suspensions, but districts are increasingly removing or significantly cutting resources needed to offer alternatives. 


The underlying assumption here is that principals are acting irresponsibly by unduley punishing students, particularly minority students. The message to principals--we don't trust you.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Some Relatively Easy Ways for Students to Create Podcasts

Free Technology for Teachers: Some Relatively Easy Ways for Students to Create Podcasts | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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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
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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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Ingrid B's curator insight, February 13, 1:14 PM

Moovly es una herramienta online que te permite crear videos animados, tutoriales, presentaciones, infografías,  anuncios gráficos, tarjetas electrónicas, entre otras.

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.

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Steps for Applying Design Thinking to Build and Evolve Schools

Steps for Applying Design Thinking to Build and Evolve Schools | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Asking users about their needs can open up the possibilities of what can be addressed by schools. As a result of design thinking, one school created a separate parents' center.

 

 

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn

 


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, February 23, 1:59 PM

Here in Pittsburgh there are  a host of schools who have found similar success. Here's a link to a story I wrote about several schools using Design Thinking in the Pittsburgh area: http://bit.ly/1AouPBy

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 24, 7:46 AM
Asking users about their needs can open up the possibilities of what can be addressed by schools. As a result of design thinking, one school created a separate parents' center.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn


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Could You Teach Without Grades?

Could You Teach Without Grades? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
There's a new movement of teachers who are giving up traditional grading and finding different ways to measure student learning. Starr Sackstein is at the front of the pack, and in a new podcast episode, she tells me how it all works.
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How to use Instagram for research communication - Research to Action

How to use Instagram for research communication  - Research to Action | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers and their organisations may feel that Instagram does not fit well into their online communication efforts, but in this post Betty Allen argues it could prove to be a handy weapon when communicating research.

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, February 24, 11:16 AM

Does your organization have an Instagram presence? Read this article for ideas how to get more reach from the medium. Maybe it’s true that a picture is worth a thousand words!

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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Social media can provide great tools for education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Matt Davis has gathered some of the best resources to help teachers get started. Updated.


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Hashtag How Tos - Figure, Configure, Follow, Find, + Find Others | Tech Learning

Hashtag How Tos - Figure, Configure, Follow, Find, + Find Others | Tech Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Something Is Going Right: Net Neutrality and the FCC

Something Is Going Right: Net Neutrality and the FCC | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Imagine that when you plugged something into an electrical outlet, the outlet queried the device and demanded identification. Was it a Sony TV or Panasonic? Was it a Dell or an Apple? And then based on that identification, different levels of quality or reliability of electricity were served at different prices. No doubt such a regime would benefit utility companies. I've not yet met anyone who thinks it would benefit innovation. Thus, it would be something possibly good for network providers, but plainly bad for the market generally.

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