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A Simply Simple Guide To Twitter For Teachers

A Simply Simple Guide To Twitter For Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

How do you get over the anxiety of starting a new social network account? This simple guide will get you started with Twitter for teachers.


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How School Trains Us To Fail In The Real World – The Mission – Medium

How School Trains Us To Fail In The Real World – The Mission – Medium | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The modern American school system does not encompass or define learning, it is a dominant subset of it. Do you want to know why I dislike school? Homework, sure, but more important than that are…
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10 Disruptions That Will Revolutionize Education

Artificial intelligence, learning avatars, and other innovations will be game-changers for education in the coming years, writes researcher Peter W. Cookson Jr.
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Response: 'Writing in Math Class Is a Win-Win for Students & Teachers'

Response: 'Writing in Math Class Is a Win-Win for Students & Teachers' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Dr. Linda Dacey, Sandy Atkins, Andrea Clark, Mike Flynn, ReLeah Cossett Lent and Shannon Jones share their ideas on how to incorporate writing into math instruction.
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This Simple Note-Taking Method Will Help You Read More (and remember what you’ve read)

This Simple Note-Taking Method Will Help You Read More (and remember what you’ve read) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Warren Buffett is undoubtedly considered one of the greatest investors of all times. His empire, Berkshire Hathaway, is worth $355 billion, an increase of 1,826,163 percent since 1964 when Buffett…
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Fountas and Pinnell Say Librarians Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not Level

Fountas and Pinnell Say Librarians Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not Level | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Our recent article on reading levels and the dangers of using strictly prescribed leveling systems in libraries for young readers sparked much dialogue and debate. One of the most popular and widely
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Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library

Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Educators share stories of year one with a school makerspace, emphasizing that the spaces thrive when they are flexible enough to meet the needs of students and
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Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income

Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A growing body of research debunks the idea that school quality is the main determinant of economic mobility.  
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How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds

Research suggests that as the brain grows dependent on phone technology, the intellect weakens.
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The Neuroscience of Narrative and Memory

The Neuroscience of Narrative and Memory | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Delivering content—in any class—through a story has positive effects on your students’ information retention.
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National poll finds waning support for charter schools

National poll finds waning support for charter schools | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Education Next poll didn't look at state-level results, but recent developments in Georgia support the findings
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The Learning Innovation Cycle

The Learning Innovation Cycle | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Disruption is an interesting topic for the same reason that cowboys, gangsters, and villains are interesting. It’s unpredictable. Problematic. Against the grain.

It’s kind of aging as a buzzword in the “education space,” but it’s other-worldly powerful, and there are few things education needs more. How exactly it produces change is less clear, but I thought I’d create a model to think about. First, a quick preface. The iconic vision of disruptive innovation comes from Clayton Christensen, who uses the term to “describe a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established competitors.”

“Companies pursue these “sustaining innovations” at the higher tiers of their markets because this is what has historically helped them succeed: by charging the highest prices to their most demanding and sophisticated customers at the top of the market, companies will achieve the greatest profitability. However, by doing so, companies unwittingly open the door to “disruptive innovations” at the bottom of the market. An innovation that is disruptive allows a whole new population of consumers at the bottom of a market access to a product or service that was historically only accessible to consumers with a lot of money or a lot of skill.”

I usually think of disruption as any change that forces itself substantially on existing power sets. This force causes transfer–a redistribution of something–market share, money, credibility, knowledge, or something we collectively value. Here, in this literal re-vision (seeing again) and neo-vision (seeing new), is where enduring learning innovation can be born.

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A little disruption never did anyone any harm
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Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It

Why Students Forget—and What You Can Do About It | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick.
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This Is Not the Time for Teachers to Be Timid

This Is Not the Time for Teachers to Be Timid | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
As America's cultural fabric continues to fray, educators play an important role in helping students process difficult events, writes Bruce Fuller.
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Take Notes by Hand for Better Long-Term Comprehension

Take Notes by Hand for Better Long-Term Comprehension | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Data suggest that taking notes by hand beats typing notes on a laptop for remembering conceptual information over time.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 17, 2:36 PM
It is not only effective for long-term comprehension and retention. There are other benefits. Writing is a right brain activity as we usually are taking short cuts in notes. Keyboarding is a left brain activity. A conversation engages both hemispheres.


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I've read about many a famous author who writes first drafts in longhand on yellow legal pads. Personally, I like the feel of writing with pen and paper, then transcribing into a Word document. This process seems to fully engage the creative brain.

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LISTEN: How a "drop-out factory" turned into model for success - The Hechinger Report

LISTEN: How a "drop-out factory" turned into model for success - The Hechinger Report | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This is the latest installment in a series about efforts to reform the high school experience at one of New Hampshire’s lowest-performing campuses. Not that long ago, the high school in Pittsfield New Hampshire had some of the lowest standardized tests scores in the state. “Students seem disengaged in Pittsfield,” says Superintendent John Freeman. “We …
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Steve Wozniak announces tech education platform Woz U

Steve Wozniak announces tech education platform Woz U | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Steve Wozniak, the Apple co-founder who changed the world alongside Steve Jobs, has today announced the launch of Woz U. Woz U will start as an online..
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Thinking Outside the Bin: Why labeling books by reading level disempowers young readers

Thinking Outside the Bin: Why labeling books by reading level disempowers young readers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A child enters the library, looking for something to read. She wanders the aisles, glancing at book spines, running her finger along the shelf, and lingering at a display of new titles. “Can I help
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How Listening to Podcasts Helps Students Read and Learn

How Listening to Podcasts Helps Students Read and Learn | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What does listening to podcasts have to do with English language arts? A whole lot, according to one English teacher who dropped Hamlet in favor of teaching
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We hail individual geniuses, but success in science comes through collaboration | Jeremy Farrar

We hail individual geniuses, but success in science comes through collaboration | Jeremy Farrar | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This week’s Nobel winners will have drawn on teams, often multinational, now threatened by Brexit
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How Making an Impact on the World Motivates Students

How Making an Impact on the World Motivates Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Connecting projects that students can do locally to a global community both builds global competency and helps students to see how their work impacts the world.
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(59) Kindergarten Assessments at the Beginning of the Year- thank you Politicians.... - YouTube

Assessing Kindergarten children at the beginning of the year
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The Future of Work Is Uncertain, Schools Should Worry Now

The Future of Work Is Uncertain, Schools Should Worry Now | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The rapidly evolving nature of the workplace has schools struggling to prepare students for jobs that might not exist yet.
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Third-Grade Reading Legislation

Third-Grade Reading Legislation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This page is dedicated to providing current information on the myriad of state legislation that is related to third-grade reading proficiency, including research, comprehensive tables and maps, and additional resources.
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Teachers Are Quitting Because They're Dissatisfied

Teacher turnover hurts student achievement, is expensive for schools and districts, and leads to teacher shortages, Darling-Hammond said. 

And both teachers who leave the profession and teachers who change schools are most commonly leaving because they are dissatisfied, according to the analysis. See the below graph breaking down why teachers left the profession in 2012-13. (Percentages do not add up to 100 since teachers were allowed to select more than one reason.)

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 22, 2:20 PM
I think this is one of the underlying issues in why teachers leave. Teacher agency and voice are silenced. Teachers are the closest to their students, but, often, are excluded from the conversations that are essential to their students.

I experienced working for (not with) administrators who had not been in the classroom for years and others who fled the classroom after only a few years. Too often, the joy I found in teaching was squelched by the oppression I experienced.