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Scrollkit - A New Type of Content Editor

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SoundGecko Easily Convert Any Article to Audio

SoundGecko Easily Convert Any Article to Audio | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

This  is a free  text-to-audio transcribing web service that allows users to easily listen to any article on the go. After reviewing this service I decided to add it to the Best Free Text to Speech tools for teachers.


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Michigan Students to March 80 Miles to Protest 'School Pushout'

Michigan Students to March 80 Miles to Protest 'School Pushout' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Students say suspensions and expulsions are too frequently issued for minor offenses.
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24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some alternatives to powerpoint that could help in solving your overall presentation problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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tom jackson's curator insight, April 18, 5:23 AM

for my education colleagues, if you have not one so, check out powtoon

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Presentaciones PowerPoint

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I've used Prezi but the Haiku Deck looks cool too for the classroom. 

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Our Dire EQ Gap

Our Dire EQ Gap | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

The news media regularly reports on yet another famous individual caught out in inappropriate, injudicious behavior. This includes leaders in industry and government as well as ‘stars’ in entertainment and sports. These individuals, despite their brilliance, talent, wealth and power, are shown to have feet of clay. This metaphor is from the Book of Daniel, written over 2000 years ago. Clearly we’ve known about our self-destructive capacity for a very long time. These dramatic instances of poor behaviour are both fodder for tabloids and for great enduring literature. Today we ascribe this self-defeating behaviour as a lack of social and emotional intelligence.

 

EQ, also known as Emotional Intelligence, has four broad dimensions – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. It’s a natural complement to Cognitive Intelligence, or IQ (Intellectual Quotient). Like IQ, EQ is also needed at all life stages. EQ has four broad dimensions – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.

 

Our collective “EQ Gap” plays out in our own lives at school, work, and the community. While it usually doesn’t become a news story, the consequences are just as dramatic and destructive….


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Twitter could become a positive tool in classroom - Monroe News Star

Twitter could become a positive tool in classroom - Monroe News Star | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Twitter could become a positive tool in classroom Monroe News Star His study appeared as a chapter, titled “Twitter in Higher Education: New Pedagogy in the Knowledge Era of Globalization,” in the book, “Emerging Pedagogies in the Networked...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Visual Dictionaries and Thesauri for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Visual Dictionaries and Thesauri for Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Free Technology for Teachers: Five Visual Dictionaries and Thesauri for Students ... Great support for #literacy http://t.co/zKCVdXC2R7
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15 Years After Columbine: Zero Tolerance "no effect" on school shootings! - Bill Bond @NASSP

15 Years After Columbine: Zero Tolerance "no effect" on school shootings! - Bill Bond @NASSP | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.

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5 steps to better early childhood tech use

5 steps to better early childhood tech use | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Report identifies best practices in closing early digital divide
Closing the digital divide has been a constant challenge as technology tools and use become more prevalent in schools.

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Multiliteracies

A resource for beginning teachers, which employs a multiliteracies pedagogy, when integrating The Australian Curriculum Level 6, Science and Literacy. Images...
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Visual Literacy, UDL, and Common Core - Katie Novak, Ed.D.

Visual Literacy, UDL, and Common Core - Katie Novak, Ed.D. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Coming from a middle school background, I’ve never explored the teaching of visual literacy, but after reading, “Picture This: Visual Literacy as a Pathway to Character Understanding” (Prior, Wilson, and Martinez, 2012), I’m hooked.
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Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Teach Critical Thinking to Teach Writing

Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Teach Critical Thinking to Teach Writing | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Freebody and Luke's "Four Resources Model" could be very helpful here.

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The 5 Best Cloud Storage Apps for Teachers and Students

The 5 Best Cloud Storage Apps for Teachers and Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Copy, One Drive


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Mikko Hakala's curator insight, April 13, 1:35 AM

Google Drive with its many functionalities works now the best for me. For example collaboration on documents is very smooth, think about many combinations: teacher-student, student-student, supervisor-supervisee...  

 

More ideas here:

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2012/04/04/52-great-google-docs-secrets-for-students/

 

The post has also links to the iPad and Android apps.  

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Growing our mindset

Growing our mindset | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This time last year I read Dweck's 'Mindset'.  Since then we've done quite a lot of work at DHS to develop and embed a growth mindset with our students  - especially during the last term.  We are t...
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Google Hangouts - a complete guide

Google Hangouts - a complete guide | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This is the fifth video in a series of five. It covers just about everything you'll need to know about Google Hangouts, including Hangouts-On-Air. Check out ...

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Digital Citizenship Education… Over 20 Essential Resources

Digital Citizenship Education… Over 20 Essential Resources | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
K12 educational transformation through technology

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BeerBrarian: The Draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher ...

BeerBrarian: The Draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher ... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) released a Draft Framework for Information Literacy* for Higher Education (henceforth Framework), superseding the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher ...
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Hip Hop as Critical Pedagogy - Rhymes to Re-Education #HipHopEd #RhymesEdu

Hip Hop as Critical Pedagogy - Rhymes to Re-Education #HipHopEd #RhymesEdu | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Today was an amazing day with so many amazing Toronto teachers!  Below is my Prezi included is my masters work, Dr Emdin's TedTalk and a breakdown of Akom's article Click here for Akom's article:  ...
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Critical Literacy – Multiliteracy – Multimodality around the C.C.F ...

Critical Literacy – Multiliteracy – Multimodality around the C.C.F ... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2V0tWvVf6k I understand literacy as a social construction which let human beings to named and create their reality through language; the language and its implications of uses where ...
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Web Literacy Education for Educators

Web Literacy Education for Educators | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.

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pluckill's comment, April 19, 2:14 AM
Thats stunning
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Educators need web literacy:

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 21, 12:42 AM

thanks!!!

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Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic

Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
At the Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic you will find crucial Google Tips and Tricks for conducting Online Research.

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, April 20, 12:07 PM

Yes, it is the world's longest infographic, but who could expect the research resources of Google to fit anywhere else? Good stuff!

 

Denise Lombardo's curator insight, April 21, 6:49 PM

Some great tips and tricks here, even for younger students learning to refine their searches. 

 

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Visual Literacy

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“Visual Literacy” available online as a chapter excerpted from the book Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom, by Frank W. Baker, published by the International Society for Technology in Education. The chapter examines the ability of photography and video—notably the first 10 minutes of the animated feature film WALL-E—in conveying meaning without words. The excerpt also provides details about the Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) Corporation’s set of “Language Arts Viewing Standards” K-12 education."


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How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic

How Google Has Changed Student Research - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
You know how some days, you feel older than others? I always tend to feel old when I look at education trends and examine just how far technology has come since I was in graduate school (which really doesn’t feel that long ago).
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Early Literacy Development: The Importance of Literacy in Early Childhood

Early Literacy Development: The Importance of Literacy in Early Childhood | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Kids reading from a young age is critical for their future. Read more in our article on early childhood literacy: http://t.co/l1IUJCmt4R
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Critical Pedagogy, Organic Writing, and the Changing Nature of Scho...

Using critical pedagogy as the foundation for their work in hybrid and fully-digital environments, Jesse Stommel (Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities a...
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Make them believe in you - News - TES

Make them believe in you - News - TES | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher credibility is vital to learning, an updated study reveals. But what can you do to win your pupils round? Darren Evans reports
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