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Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning

Top 10 Essential Web Tools For Project-Based Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Blending the traditional textbooks with innovative web tools that inspire collaboration will be the wisest thing you’ve ever done for your students.

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Profesor Mills's curator insight, January 25, 2014 5:01 AM

Why only use textbooks when you can pick & mix:)

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Why Has Technology Failed To Substantially Improve Student Achievement? - T.H.E. Journal

Why Has Technology Failed To Substantially Improve Student Achievement? - T.H.E. Journal | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Using the “productivity paradox” from the business world, we can understand why student achievement has not benefitted from technology use.
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Teachers as Leaders of Professional Learning | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Teachers as Leaders of Professional Learning | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
IF EXPERIENCED TEACHERS were supported to become leaders of learning – their own learning, the professional learning of other teachers and partners, and their students’ learning – what would these teacher leaders do and with what success and...

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Ultimate Guide to Hashtags [Infographic]

Ultimate Guide to Hashtags [Infographic] | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Ultimate Guide to Hashtags

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terry clarke's curator insight, March 4, 10:55 PM

Finally, a comprehensive discussion on all the appropirate (and downright stupid) uses and meanings of the ubiquitous hashtag symbol!

SageRave's curator insight, Today, 10:14 AM

Making a list of your most effective hashtags saves a lot of time. Is it spreadsheet time, again?

Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, Today, 4:00 PM

Hashtags. What are they good for? Absolutely somethin’!

Here’s a great infographic that shows how hashtags help drive engagement on different platforms.

You’re welcome.

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The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education

The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I have a recent interest in both Growth Mindsets and Maker Education; and have blogged and presented on both of these topics.  As such and because of my passion for both of these area, I have been ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 30, 2014 10:30 PM

Where does growth mindset and maker education meet? Jackie Gerstein had created a great visual (see above) that looks at areas where both of these concepts come together.

Would you agree that valuing effort is a part of growth mindset and maker education? How about failure being approached as interactive?

Learn more about these intersections on two resources listed in this post and click through for a larger version of the image above or for a typed copy of the list.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 4, 2014 3:44 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Media Literacy Questions for Analyzing POV Films | POV | PBS

Media Literacy Questions for Analyzing POV Films | POV | PBS | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Because everyone interprets media through the lens of his or her own experience, media literacy analysis is about rich readings rather than specific "right" answers.
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Links nicely with critical literacy

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3rd Grade Reading Proficiency (link below)

3rd Grade Reading Proficiency (link below) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Prezi link to presentation at MI Testing Conference, Feb 2015

 

http://prezi.com/mn09onhfr6qt/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

 

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Double Jeopardy - The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Double Jeopardy - The Annie E. Casey Foundation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

poverty

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Links nicely to what MI State Sup. recently said.

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Leading Learning for Children From Poverty

Leading Learning for Children From Poverty | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What bridges the gap between a culture of despair and a future of hope for children who live in poverty?
The answer is simple: effective educators who will not settle for mediocrity, who will not accept excuses for why these children can’t learn, who are willing to do whatever it takes to help each child succeed, who establish supportive environments where children learn to bounce back from life’s negative circumstances and thrive.
Many Americans believe that low-socioeconomic...

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50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

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Mindset Helps Students Overcome Challenges

To raise student achievement, some schools are finding that the technique of mindset helps students overcome challenges
The idea of failing might be discouragin(...)

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Active Learning - create an active classroom

Active Learning - create an active classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How to create an active classroom experience with technology.   GUEST COLUMN | by Jessica Sanders The traditional teaching method of giving a lesson at the front of the class puts you, the teacher,...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 28, 5:19 PM

Another way to consider this is that curriculum is a complex conversation. Engaging with students and curricula in this fashion creates an active and dialogic experience.

 

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, March 1, 6:49 AM

excellent, I absolutely recommend

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 1, 9:50 AM

I really like the advice given in this article.  Not reinventing something, using the objectives and easing into technology eases the stress of trying new technologies in class.  Good suggestions are also given.

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Visual Literacy and Socratic Seminars | Thinking Footprint

Visual Literacy and Socratic Seminars | Thinking Footprint | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Visual Literacy and Socratic Seminars in Elementary Ed. | Thinking Footprint http://t.co/AardW49KaT
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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

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Technology is Transforming What and How We Learn - Huffington Post

Technology is Transforming What and How We Learn - Huffington Post | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Given the accelerating pace of change, one has to ask: Does investing time and money in education still have the same payoff it once did? Does the particular expertise you acquire remain relevant and put you at an advantage in the real world?
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Behold The Humble Block! Tools Of The Trade

Behold The Humble Block! Tools Of The Trade | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Math. Measurement. Balance. Negotiation. Collaboration. And fun. You might call blocks the anti-app: These smooth maple pieces need no recharging, no downloading.
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Mind Over Media - YouTube

Learn to analyze contemporary propaganda at this new website where users can upload, analyze and evaluate propaganda in a wide variety of forms. www.mindover...

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Opinion: Let's show a bit more respect for teachers, please - NorthJersey.com

Opinion: Let's show a bit more respect for teachers, please - NorthJersey.com | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
No commercial test can ascertain student progress better than professional teachers.
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6 candidates named for state superintendent job, 5 are from Michigan

6 candidates named for state superintendent job, 5 are from Michigan | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Michigan State Board of Education during a meeting Tuesday afternoon chose six potential candidates to succeed Mike Flanagan as state superintendent..
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Research: Active Learning More Important than Flipping the Classroom -- THE Journal

An active learning approach produces the same student learning outcomes in both flipped and nonflipped classrooms, according to new research from Brigham Young University.
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Michigan school chief: Tackle poverty to boost learning

Michigan school chief: Tackle poverty to boost learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Mike Flanagan, who retires July 1, tears up as he gets a standing ovation at governor’s dual economic-education summit
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Check out the report from the Annie E Casey Foundation linking 3rd grade reading proficiency and poverty.

 

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Flanagan said everyone must bear the burden. “Education is economic development, because one can’t happen without the other,” he said.

“Please don’t think it’s just the educator’s job to turn poverty around,” Flanagan said. “It’s our collective job together.”

 

 

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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, we thought we'd incorporate some of his style into an infographic offering tips for Twitter.

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The Grey parrots's curator insight, March 3, 5:07 AM

That gists out the essence of Twitter :)

 

Michael Karam's curator insight, March 3, 8:30 AM

Confused about Twitter! Let Dr. Seuss explain it to you (in 140 characters or less, of course)! 

Audrey T's curator insight, March 3, 8:45 AM

Oh, the places you'll go. Worth a re-read, if you saw it last year or not!

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The Power of the Visual for learning

The Power of the Visual for learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Visuals are so powerful. Carl Hendrick wrote recently about motivational posters recently here and I tend to agree when they're used out of context, however I think visualisations can be a great le...

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Marie Vans's curator insight, March 3, 10:04 AM

A good list of apps to try out.

Megan Howe's curator insight, March 3, 10:55 PM

Having a variety of ways to accommodate all learning styles is important to access all students. Visual learners are common and there are many ways to enlighten these students in today's technological world.

David Baker's curator insight, March 4, 5:35 PM

So many tools that I need to look at and think about using with professional development classes in a targeted process. Thinglink, wordclouds and Glogster are three that jumped out.

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[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This infographic might guide you with tips for creating online courses with offline material.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 28, 2:45 AM

I love this infographic!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 11:12 AM

Great tips!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 11:12 AM

Great tips!

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Doing Critical Literacy Free download

Doing Critical Literacy Free download | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Doing Critical Literacy Free Textbook Ebook download pdf 9780415528092.
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Grading: A Duct-Taped System In Need of an Overhaul? | CTQ

Grading: A Duct-Taped System In Need of an Overhaul? | CTQ | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, February 27, 8:47 AM
Us vs. them mentality? Love this!