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Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School

Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In 2006, a group of high school students asked celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut to visit their school. He sent them the absolute perfect response.

According to Reddit user Alxmog1, students at Xavier High School in New York wrote to their favorite ...

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 16, 2014 12:55 PM

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Kurt Vonnegut


Or, we embrace compassionate schools where future generations are taught that life is choice and decision --- which have human and environmental consequences.


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Live From Small Town America: Teachers Who Blog To Stay In Touch

Live From Small Town America: Teachers Who Blog To Stay In Touch | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers in remote areas say blogging is a great way to plug into conversations with other educators.
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40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies

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40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

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Increase Your Visual Content Engagement in 5 Steps (Infographic)

Increase Your Visual Content Engagement in 5 Steps (Infographic) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
An effective piece of visual content tells your story and really pulls the reader in.
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How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive - KQED

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive - KQED | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Several schools, including ones in high-poverty areas, are making art critical to the learning of more academic subjects. They're seeing remarkable student improvement as a result of arts integration.
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12 Must-Read Books on Education for 2015 - InformED

12 Must-Read Books on Education for 2015 - InformED | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Few things are more satisfying than finally getting your hands on a book you've been meaning to read. In 2015, you're going to want to make room in your

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Boosting Learner Engagement with Rich Media Infographic | Infographic

Boosting Learner Engagement with Rich Media Infographic | Infographic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Boosting Learner Engagement with Rich Media Infographic shows how incorporating rich media can boost learner engagement and information retention.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

 


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The Boosting Learner Engagement with Rich Media Infographic shows how incorporating rich media can boost learner engagement and information retention.


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



Calliope Global Fran's curator insight, March 30, 10:28 AM

-so important to get this message out to educators!! 

HJJP's curator insight, March 31, 4:23 AM

In General all people are visual in nature, some more than others, but things that can be seen and interpret right away are grasped and understood faster.

 

This infographic clearly provides the numbers behind the theory.

 

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Reading is the foundation for all learning - Foundation for Excellence in Education

Reading is the foundation for all learning - Foundation for Excellence in Education | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
March 26, 2015 Dear Friend, Today, at the Michigan House of Representatives Education Committee, I provided testimony on ExcelinEd’s K-3 Reading Policy. We know that reading is not just a subject; it is the foundation for all learning.
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What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency? - KQED (blog)

What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency? - KQED (blog) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Leaders in this movement are working together to identify the structures that need to shift for real change to take hold.
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Modern Learning Environments – the underlying philosophy to success

Modern Learning Environments – the underlying philosophy to success | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Modern Learning Environments (MLE) are all the talk in educational circles right now. Schools, around the world, are knocking out walls and creating bright stim
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Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn - Mind/Shift | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
When students use their bodies in the learning process, it can have a big effect, even if it seems silly or unconnected to the learning goal at hand. Researchers have found that when students use their bodies while doing mathematical storytelling (like with word problems, for example), it changes the way they think about math. “We understand language in a richer, fuller way if we can connect it to the actions we perform,” said Sian Beilock, professor of psychology at the University of Chicago.

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, March 28, 9:13 PM

Had not thought about movement in the context of word problems + math ... but it makes perfect sense after you read this.

Rachel Benoit's curator insight, March 30, 4:27 PM

Seems obvious to us. What do you think? 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 31, 9:15 AM

Technology isn't the answer to everything.

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Why Get Critical About Literacy?

Why Get Critical About Literacy? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
There are many takes on critical literacy. I like this one: Critical literacy is the ability to read text actively in a reflective way to develop a deeper understanding of socially constructed conc...
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Teaching Experience Matters: New Research

Teaching Experience Matters: New Research | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
New research challenges the belief that teachers plateau early in their careers, suggesting instead their effectiveness grows over the first decade in the classroom and beyond.

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What about changing teacher mindset?

By now you've probably heard about Carol Dweck's growth mindset versus fixed mindset. What an incredibly novel and simplistic idea! Simply add the word "yet" to anything that a student may be...
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Critical Media Literacy: TV Programs - ReadWriteThink

Critical Media Literacy: TV Programs - ReadWriteThink | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By critically analyzing popular television programs, students develop an awareness of the messages that are portrayed through the media.
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Teacher Turnover Costs Schools Billions Every Year

Teacher Turnover Costs Schools Billions Every Year | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The constant churn affects schools' ability to provide all students with skilled teachers. But professor Richard Ingersoll says schools can fix this without spending a dime.

 

Beginning teachers are more likely to drop out.Those from top colleges — the most selective colleges and universities — are more likely to drop out.Minority teachers are more likely to drop out than white, non-Hispanic teachers.Most of the turnover is driven by school conditions. Salary is not the main thing. It's important, but not the main thing. And that's an important finding because the teaching force is so large — it's now America's largest occupation — that raising everyone's salaries is a very expensive proposition.


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, March 31, 10:58 AM

Teachers Want a Voice

"One of the main factors is the issue of voice, and having say, and being able to to have input into the key decisions in the building that affect a teacher's job. This is something that is a hallmark of professions. It's something that teachers usually have very little of, but it does vary across schools and it's very highly correlated with the decision whether to stay or leave.

"How much say does the faculty collectively have?" 

"How much leeway do you have in your classroom over a series of issues?"

It turns out both levels are really important for decisions whether to stay or to part. And what's interesting about this finding [is that] this would not cost money to fix. This is an issue of management."

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Thinking About Visual Literacy

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Thinking About Visual Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Thinking about Visual Literacy http://t.co/Ug6PCpN7LP @ThingLink_EDU #readmore #spedchat #udl
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(BBC Article) Digital skills should be core subjects, says report

(BBC Article) Digital skills should be core subjects, says report | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Children should be taught "digital literacy" as a core skill alongside maths and English, says a report by a House of Lords committee.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: An Indispensable Google Scholar Tip for Teachers and Academics

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: An Indispensable Google Scholar Tip for Teachers and Academics | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Handy tool in Google Scholar


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Convert PDFs to Google Docs

Convert PDFs to Google Docs | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This is a guest post post from Brenda Doucette (@doucetteb) of EdTechTeacher - an advertiser on this site. Recently, we discovered a feature of Google Drive that has changed how we prepare and access materials and resources for our students. As we…

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, March 30, 11:45 AM

Keep everything at the tip of your digital fingers.

Daniel Morgenstern's curator insight, March 30, 3:47 PM

very simple

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 31, 9:16 AM

The OCR feature in Google Drive now lets you make copies of PDF files that can be edited and annotated. Anyone use this yet?

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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - | k12 Blen...

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - | k12 Blen... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A diagram of 21st century pedagogy for the purpose of 21st century learning.
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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.
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No, Finland isn’t ditching traditional school subjects. Here’s what’s really happening.

No, Finland isn’t ditching traditional school subjects. Here’s what’s really happening. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Children will look at broader topics and use multi-disciplinary modules, one expert says.

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Is Improving Schools All About Money?

Is Improving Schools All About Money? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Is spending more on education the best way to improve schools?
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Great debate about education

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Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined (video)

Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined (video) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
As a treat for the readers of this blog here is a longer and more complete interview with Sir Ken Robinson that was recorded as part of the Learning {Re}imagined book where he discusses educational technology, creativity, assessment and the future of learning (15 minutes).   There are more exclusive videos contained within the book…

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Lisa Gorman's curator insight, March 26, 7:02 PM

I have a great admiration for the thinking of Sir Ken Robinson... He speaks so eloquently and argues for creative learning...and so much more...

 

A stand out quote for me from this interview;

 

"What tends to dull the appetite [for learning] is being force fed things that people can't see an immediately relevance in or don't have an immediate interest in it...or where they are forced to learn in situations where they are inimitable... you know, 8 hours a day, sit still, do as you're told."

 

Bring on different ways of engaging with people around learning so that they not only 'get it' but they really enjoy it and become life long learners.

 

I recommend this 15 minute video to you!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, March 27, 2:03 PM
Creatividad ...Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined (video) | @scoopit via @AnaCristinaPrts http://sco.lt/...
The Future Shapers's curator insight, March 30, 5:44 AM

Sir Ken Robinson on how we should be teaching our children if we want a future rich with creative and innovative leaders.