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RealtimeBoard (Eng)

RealtimeBoard is a new service for effective visual collaboration in realtime. Take a look at our Demo-board (no need to sign up): http://realtimeboard.com/app/#/7RIUTYPQRLJ Try…

 

See how online whiteboards can enrich your education processUse whiteboards to draw your lessonsDiscuss the tasks with students either in classroom or outsideAccess your boards any time from everywhereMake a presentation and show to your class


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João Greno Brogueira's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:00 AM

Seems really interesting!

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Digital Literacy Report Released by ALA’s Office For Information Technology Policy | LJ INFOdocket

Digital Literacy Report Released by ALA’s Office For Information Technology Policy | LJ INFOdocket | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

After revising the draft report based on feedback from ALA membership as well as feedback from the ALA units represented on the Task Force  released “Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Public Policy”. This report provides a broad overview of digital literacy in the context of school, public, and academic libraries.


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The Boys at the Back

The Boys at the Back | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Boys are being left behind in educational advancement. We need to address the reasons.
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A Compelling Case for Reframing How We Teach Research in Grades 4-8 | MiddleWeb

A Compelling Case for Reframing How We Teach Research in Grades 4-8 | MiddleWeb | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A book championing the idea that middle grades students should do more authentic research comes not a moment too soon, says ELA teacher Ariel Sacks.

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ratzelster's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:37 AM

Sounds like a book we all need to read.

 

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Information Literacy is more than a set of skills, argument drawing ...

As learning needs changes and technology advances, the challenge of learning new information literacy skills, attributes and processes become essential. The role of the teacher librarian in facilitating learning is once more ...

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Children's Art Expert Bette Fetter - Being Visual

Children's Art Expert Bette Fetter - Being Visual | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Bette discusses visual literacies essentiality to success in the classroom, especially for our visual learners in 5 Visual Literacy Activities for Preschoolers. One of our favorite lists to help organize your preschooler!
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WeVideo - Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud

WeVideo - Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
WeVideo lets you tell your story with video. Our online video editing platform is affordable, simple to use, and uniquely collaborative. Learn more today.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 2, 2013 10:48 AM

Give it a try...

 

Community Village Sites's comment, February 3, 2013 8:36 PM
excellent!
Alison Rostetter's curator insight, February 24, 2013 11:59 AM

you never know... maybe one day I'll have time for stuff like these and even a smart phone to do it with...

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13 Ways To Be A Better Teacher In 2013 (Part One)

13 Ways To Be A Better Teacher In 2013 (Part One) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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ratzelster's curator insight, February 1, 2013 6:04 PM

Always lots of lists of things a teacher should do....my favorite on this is connecting, reflecting on my practice and collaborating.  All of those seem like ideas that fit together and naturally flow. 

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4 Steps to Mindfulness

4 Steps to Mindfulness | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

In today’s fast-paced world, we hardly have a spare minute to do the things for ourselves that help us stay energized and focused. By focusing for a few minutes a couple of times a day to intentionally breathe can completely change our disposition. A study out of the University of Pennsylvania shows that carving out a mere 12 minutes a day to do just that—intentionally breathe—can go a long way toward improving your mood. In addition, meditating can help you get better quality sleep, show more kindness towards others, and reduce inflammation.

 

Here are a series of mini-meditations you can call on throughout your day when you’re feeling like you are coming apart at the seams and need to find your center.

 


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Peg Gillard's curator insight, February 2, 2013 9:50 AM

The power of intentional living and being in the moment heals and strengthens. 

Annette Schmeling's curator insight, February 7, 2013 10:40 PM

Following these four simple steps daily will help make mindfulness a part of ordinary time and will open your heart and mind to the world in front of you. 

Shane Davis's curator insight, March 10, 2013 3:19 AM

These are easy and they don't require any special conditions to do little mini-meditations. I did two of them before but the lunch one wasn't really my thing. I will be trying it to see how it makes me feel.

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Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach

Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach (Notetaking In The Digital Classroom: A Blended Learning Approach http://t.co/uGvukOrF)...
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20 Educational Games Perfect For Young Students - Edudemic

20 Educational Games Perfect For Young Students - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Whether your child is waiting for the doctor or relaxing on a long car ride, the following educational games are some of the best. (20 Educational Games Perfect For Young Students: Whether your child is waiting for the doctor or relaxin...
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A critical interview with Henry Giroux

A critical interview with Henry Giroux | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Pedagogy is always political because it is connected to the acquisition of agency. As a political project, critical pedagogy illuminates the relationships among knowledge, authority, and power.
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What is Media Literacy

What is Media Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Using the readings answer the following questions. In your own words, and without using the words MEDIA, LITERACY, INFORMATION, JOURNALISM, IMAGES, COMMUNICATION, FILM, TV, RADIO, BROADCAST, INTERNET, you are to define media literacy?

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Sight

Sight | 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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New 4 Emerging Technologi​es Affecting Pedagogy – Stephen's Lighthouse

New 4 Emerging Technologi​es Affecting Pedagogy – Stephen's Lighthouse | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @sabram: 4 Emerging Technologies Affecting Pedagogy: Free whitepaper: http://t.co/nd70OPEj
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Boy writes letter to LEGO after losing minifigure, gets awesome response

Boy writes letter to LEGO after losing minifigure, gets awesome response | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By Mike Krumboltz Seven-year-old Luka Apps spent his Christmas money on the LEGO Ninjago Ultra Sonic Raider set. A sound investment, if you ask us. But the thing about LEGOs -- those small pieces are easy to lose.

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ratzelster's curator insight, January 15, 2013 7:42 AM

OK...it's a bit of fluff that should put a smile on your face.  But aside from that, I see how the value of writing letters and communicating  is highlighted by this article.  Hang in there all the Language Arts teachers, the need for writing hasn't diminished one little bit!

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The Power of Quiet

The Power of Quiet | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

As a student, I often felt the need for a quiet pause in classes; the quiet pause to reflect and consider what the teacher had been saying, to doodle my thoughts, making connections in my mind. As a teacher, I have always believed that lessons don't have to be all bells and whistles and chandelier swinging. For every teaching context, there are moments when quiet is a welcoming break in the classroom.

 

This also makes me consider quiet students. One of my best students this semester happens to also be the quietest. Yet this student is always ready to help peers, may seem absent minded but is following the lesson and activities, participating in her silent way.


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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, January 28, 2013 3:53 AM
Thank you ratzeister! Silence is often looked at negatively and it shouldn't be so; quiet in learning is necessary as well.
Sarah Henchey's comment, January 28, 2013 7:29 AM
Appreciate the recognition of "quietude": "Quiet classrooms provide learners with an inner space for making connections."
Wendi Pillars's curator insight, January 28, 2013 9:09 PM

Need to make more space for quiet. Personal opinion. :)

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The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Generating interesting connections between disparate subjects is what makes art so fascinating to create and to view . . . we are forced to contemplate a new, higher pattern that binds lower ones together.

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Peter Skillen's curator insight, January 27, 2013 8:23 AM

An old idea presented freshly - as we are seeing with many constructs!

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Media Literacy, Powerfully: A Model for School Librarian and Classroom Teacher Collaboration — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop

Media Literacy, Powerfully: A Model for School Librarian and Classroom Teacher Collaboration — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @cynthiajabar: "Critical thinking is #mediaLiteracy " by @Peter_Gutierrez A model 4 Librarian & Teacher #Collaboration http://t.co/axCmWSNj @theASIDEblog
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Can Doodling Improve Memory and Concentration? — PsyBlog

Can Doodling Improve Memory and Concentration? — PsyBlog | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
An experiment suggests doodling may be more than just a pleasant waste of time and paper. (Can Doodling Improve Memory and Concentration?

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Do teachers know best when it comes to Homework?

Do teachers know best when it comes to Homework? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Case Against Homework: The truth, according to Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish, is that there is almost no evidence that homework helps elementary school students achieve academic success and little more that it helps older students.

 

"Don't teachers know best when it comes to homework?

 

A:   No. When we started researching the subject, we were shocked to learn that:

 

Most teachers have never studied homework in their teacher education courses.Few are aware of the studies showing that homework has little or no correlation with academic success in elementary school or that overwhelming amounts of homework have a negative impact on learning in all grades.Few teachers have learned how to devise good assignments, how to decide how much homework to give, and whether to involve parents. In fact, according to Gerald LeTendre, associate professor of education policy studies at Pennsylvania State University. "There's no adequate training of new teachers in homework at all. It's considered an afterthought." Just as alarming, once they begin teaching, they get little guidance from their schools.Only 35 percent of (schools) actually have written homework policies.


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, February 1, 2013 9:26 AM

Key Point:


"the number of math problems in a homework assignment should be limited to five."

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This is Why We should Opt for Digital Textbooks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This is Why We should Opt for Digital Textbooks ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Here’s Your Guide to Using Games for Learning | Institute of Play

Here’s Your Guide to Using Games for Learning | Institute of Play | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We're often asked by learning practitioners interested in expanding their craft, How exactly can games be used to support learning goals?
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Lifestyles: Alcohol Ads - Beartooth NBC

Lifestyles: Alcohol Ads - Beartooth NBC | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Morand says, "Media literacy helps kids to think critically.
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In Search of Hecuba's Torch: An Educator's Quest for Meaning: We Know Better (Part II): No More Research!

In Search of Hecuba's Torch: An Educator's Quest for Meaning: We Know Better (Part II): No More Research! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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