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Information Literacy

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With all the trillions of bytes of electronic, media, and printed information out there, how to you search for and find the best? Start here to help you on your quest. Learn to be a good information consumer.
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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, February 26, 12:34 PM

Or maybe part of it is treating each child as an individual, rather than the mass education model most prevalent? -Lon

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 27, 2:46 AM
Education in Finland
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Critical Thinking - a look at some of the principles involved

This short video (5 minutes) provides a great overview on critical thinking. Some of the points made are: evaluate information and thought in a disciplined way, helping us refine our thought process; examine our biases; seek out knowledge and evidence; have an attitude of curiosity; widen our perspective; embrace skepticism, understanding claims, assumptions and biases; recognize the barrier of thinking in false dichotomies (black and white); and much more.


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A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9

A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have via @Mekh9 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Gordon Dahlby's comment, February 13, 6:12 PM
Looks more like a walk down an exhibit hall of vendors than skill/talent tied to teaching & learning.
Rod Murray's comment, February 13, 7:21 PM
If every teacher had this skill set, that would dramatically change teaching and learning. The "vendors" are, contrary to your suggestion, mostly free technologies that can and do change teaching and learning.
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 19, 5:10 AM

These and many other tools are available. But if you are a teacher, what do you think? Is it really necessary to have all these skills? There is so much content readily available online and if you can organise to prepare materials in teams, or have access to a PLN on or offline, then you can share the load. 

 

Some teachers and content creators have specific skills and their expertise can be used or accessed by anyone. Personally, I think it's good for teachers to be aware of the digital possibilities for their teaching context, but it is generally unrealistic for anyone to expect all teachers to become skilled in so many different areas. 

 

Is it not better to pick fewer areas more relevant to you and focus on them? Be a master of a few areas useful to you, not a jack of all trades feeling stressed that you are master of none. 

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Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
If everybody knows that test scores and grades aren't the keys to success, how do we teach, and measure, the things that are?
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The Definition Of Digital Literacy

The Definition Of Digital Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Definition Of Digital Literacy

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Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status."

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=creativity

 


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delta14's curator insight, February 3, 10:48 AM

La creatividad es un componente esencial en el proceso de aprendizaje y logro de las competencias exigidas en el siglo XXI. La infografía de Gust MEES presenta 12 beneficios de la creatividad.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, March 2, 7:26 PM

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson


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Brenda West Mccullers's curator insight, March 16, 7:21 PM

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson


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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways. From teaching Mandarin Chinese to busting myths about Astronomy, the educational possibilities are diverse and dynamic. 


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 25, 8:17 AM

So much here to share with classroom teachers!

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, January 31, 6:07 AM

Great resource list for YouTube teaching videos!

David Rowbotham's curator insight, March 14, 8:28 AM

This is a well filtered list of resources that will help you tune in to strong and grade appropriate YouTube content. 

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Arne Duncan talks legacy: 'Are we willing to hold ourselves accountable or not?'

Arne Duncan talks legacy: 'Are we willing to hold ourselves accountable or not?' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Personalize Learning: Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner

Personalize Learning: Continuum of Voice: What it Means for the Learner | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Examples and ideas that illustrate the Continuum of Voice moving to agency through the Stages of Personalized Learning Environments.

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A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math

A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

A Depth Of Knowledge Rubric For Reading, Writing, And Math


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Principals Are Key To A Teacher's Success

Principals Are Key To A Teacher's Success | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher retention is an important issue in Indiana right now, and one family of educators wrote a book on how principals can best support new teachers.

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, January 22, 1:27 PM

Like many states, Indiana has experienced a substantial decline in enrollment in teacher prep programs. 

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John King: ESSA Has Risks, Opportunities for Poor and Minority Students

John King: ESSA Has Risks, Opportunities for Poor and Minority Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The acting U.S. education secretary says the Every Student Succeeds Act gives states and districts more flexibility to push toward equity, though there are potential soft spots.
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Ten Teaching Trends from the Innovating Pedagogy Report (Infographic)

Ten Teaching Trends from the Innovating Pedagogy Report (Infographic) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/

 


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Josi Sierra's curator insight, March 1, 1:57 AM
¿Como implican al alumnado los profes innovadores? Con 10 estrategias pedagogicas innovadoras ;-)
uTOP Inria's curator insight, March 7, 3:14 AM
How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, March 7, 1:25 PM
How are today's most innovative educators engaging with their students? The 2015 Innovating Pedagogy report proposes ten innovations to engage students.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


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myly Mobile App Connecting Schools with Parents

myly Mobile App Connecting Schools with Parents | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Schools, colleges, universities, teachers, students and parents download free myly mobile app to communicate, save time and cost.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 26, 7:44 AM

Another school management app.

2nd-Library's curator insight, March 11, 9:08 AM

Another school management app.

Kimberly M. San Pedro's curator insight, March 14, 11:14 AM

Another school management app.

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The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations

The Incredible Thing We Do During Conversations | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
When we take turns speaking, we chime in after a culturally universal short gap.
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Race to Nowhere Trailer (Original)

"Theatrical Trailer Race to Nowhere: http://www.racetonowhere.com

Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren't developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what's best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

Race to Nowhere is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens.

In a grassroots sensation already feeding a groundswell for change, hundreds of theaters, schools and organizations nationwide are hosting community screenings during a six month campaign to screen the film nationwide. Tens of thousands of people are coming together, using the film as the centerpiece for raising awareness, radically changing the national dialogue on education and galvanizing change."...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uem73imvn9Y 


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Grammar Lessons: Video & Writing Exercises from GrammarFlip - Class Tech Tips

Grammar Lessons: Video & Writing Exercises from GrammarFlip - Class Tech Tips | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
GrammarFlip is a self-paced, instructional program that offers an extensive set of engaging grammar lessons. GrammarFlip contains over 50 instructional videos.

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Félix Santamaria's curator insight, January 27, 4:31 AM

En principio considero que el estudio descontextualizado de la gramática no aporta gran cosa al aprendizaje de lenguas. Dicho esto, la aplicación parece que hace lo que promete, y gratuitamente (al menos para el perfil alumno, que acabo de probar) y eso se agradece.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, January 27, 11:03 AM

If you have students requesting extra help with grammar, or who struggle with grammar and there is little time to teach isolated lessons, you may want to refer them to this free self-paced grammar program. 

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4 Real Reasons Why Teachers Leave the Profession

4 Real Reasons Why Teachers Leave the Profession | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
why teachers leave the profession is helping lawmakers craft better policies to hold onto them.: An article from: State Legislatures.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 26, 4:11 PM

There might be differences between Canada and even within Canada. Alberta has good pay for teachers, but there is a lack of support. There are too many "talking heads" who have not been in the classroom or spent little time there who provide a toxic environment.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, January 29, 3:40 PM

Teachers leaving the profession in large numbers is not a new problem.  I started teaching in the 1960s and left for some of the reasons listed here.  Some aspects have got better (salaries for example) but others (like parent support) have got much worse. -Lon

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6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016 :: Jennifer Gonzalez

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2016 :: Jennifer Gonzalez | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Each of these tools can make your teaching more efficient and effective, and your students' learning deeper and more engaging. Come take a look.

 

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Gonzalez is an outstanding tech educator and her selections are definitely among the best. Each of these 6 tools is well described and links are provided to demonstration videos and other how-to resources. Don't miss this post...or her ebooks! Wonderful blog too, "Cult of Pedagogy."


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Frances's curator insight, January 26, 10:44 AM

I'm not very tech savvy but I think this link is worth sharing.  I'm going to spend more time checking out these tools.

Ainsley Ballinger's curator insight, May 2, 12:16 AM

A couple of digital tools that could be useful in the future....

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Critical Literacy and Urban Youth by Ernest Morrell

Read / Download : http://bitly.com/1KgGNPu

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Allan Luke: The New Literacies – VIDEO

Allan Luke: The New Literacies – VIDEO | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

In this webcast, Dr. Luke presents his views and provides an international perspective on the new literacies, with a focus on the importance of helping our students develop in the area of critical literacy.

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Structured Word Inquiry and O-G?

Structured Word Inquiry and O-G? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Do Structured Word Inquiry and O-G go together? Find out in this brilliant article by Gina Cooke! DyslexiaTrainingInstitute.org


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What makes classroom visits worthwhile? A focus on growth and relationships.

What makes classroom visits worthwhile? A focus on growth and relationships. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

1. Make walk throughs frequent and routine. It can be very challenging to do this. The principal's job is built for distraction. The goal is to have multiple drop-in visits at various times throughout the school year to get an overall understanding of the teacher's work and how students are learning. The conversations gain depth and clarity when the teacher and the principal understand the classroom dynamics over time.

2. Avoid checklists or forms. I've used a variety of checklists and forms in the past, but I don't anymore. I don't want the teacher to focus on boxes that were or were not checked. Not every instructional strategy is going to be present in every lesson, but many teachers think it's a negative if they don't get lots of positive check marks. The forms become the focus instead of the conversation. I want both parties offering ideas into the dialogue. With forms and checklists, it feels like the principal is the only voice that matters.

3. Don't rate teachers on walk throughs.


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Focus on Fade-Out: A $26 Million Project to Hash Out How to Make Pre-K Gains Last

Focus on Fade-Out: A $26 Million Project to Hash Out How to Make Pre-K Gains Last | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
New federal research projects will probe how to prevent 'fade-out' of promising preschool results. But a wave of recent research suggests it will be a complicated problem to solve.
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