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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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Preparing for the 21st Century: Pedagogy First, Then Technology ...

Preparing for the 21st Century: Pedagogy First, Then Technology ... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Much of the current literature on contemporary pedagogy advises that to best prepare twenty-first-century learners for the increasingly complex and interconnected global society in which they live and work, institutions should ...
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Three States Pushing ALEC Bill To Require Teaching Climate Change Denial In ... - De Smog Blog (blog)

Three States Pushing ALEC Bill To Require Teaching Climate Change Denial In ... - De Smog Blog (blog) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Teaching with Evernote: A 6th and 8th Grade Science Teacher Shares His Top Tips

Teaching with Evernote: A 6th and 8th Grade Science Teacher Shares His Top Tips | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Kevin Buran teaches 6th and 8th grade science to students at Carmel Middle School.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 29, 2013 2:53 PM

Evernote is a useful tool for teachers and this case study helps to show why and how it can be used.

Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:32 PM

Great case study! I would also like to apply more of Evernote in my classroom and was plannign to get started next year...it is so tempting to give it a try allready, but my experience tells me to make sure I am a bit in controll.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 1, 2013 3:43 PM

Fabulous post by Kevin Buran

he teaches 6th and 8th grade science to students at Carmel Middle School.

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Understanding Map: Cultures of Thinking


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 29, 2013 9:41 PM

 The 8 thinking moves associated with the development of understanding are laid out on this “map.”  You’ll notice there is no hierarchy or sequence to the moves as they often operate in tandem or association with one another as learners are building understanding.  Many teachers find the map helps them to teach and assess for understanding.  In addition the map identifies the thinking supported by the thinking routines.


This can be used with any content area.  

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 8, 2015 6:34 PM

 The 8 thinking moves associated with the development of understanding are laid out on this “map.”  You’ll notice there is no hierarchy or sequence to the moves as they often operate in tandem or association with one another as learners are building understanding.  Many teachers find the map helps them to teach and assess for understanding.  In addition the map identifies the thinking supported by the thinking routines.

 

This can be used with any content area.  

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Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Inner Meanie and Inner Friend

Building Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students: Inner Meanie and Inner Friend | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In this nine-part series, we will look at important factors that influence the happiness and social and emotional learning of elementary school age children. These are very useful in helping students
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Critical Thinking map for teachers' classrooms ... #education #EDU #teaching #literacy #edchat #TGDN #TLO #tlot http://t.co/CMw5noSy
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Presentation Zen: Lucas, Scorsese: On the need for visual literacy

Presentation Zen: Lucas, Scorsese: On the need for visual literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A professional or student in the 21st century needs to have a good degree of multimedia literacy. The term multimedia literacy and visual literacy encompass many things and borrow from many disciplines.
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How to Ignite Intellectual Curiosity in Students

How to Ignite Intellectual Curiosity in Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I personally have never seen a student that was not curious about something.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:34 PM

This is important and fits with Ken Robinson's video about creativity in education or lack of it. Children come to us naturally curious.

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Texas GOP rejects ‘critical thinking’ skills. Really. | Wash Post

In the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff department, here’s what the Republican Party of Texas wrote into its 2012 platform as part of the section on education:

 

Knowledge-Based Education – We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.

 

Yes, you read that right. The party opposes the teaching of “higher order thinking skills” because it believes the purpose is to challenge a student’s “fixed beliefs” and undermine “parental authority.”

 

It opposes, among other things, early childhood education, sex education, and multicultural education, but supports “school subjects with emphasis on the Judeo-Christian principles upon which America was founded.”

 

When taken with the other parts of the education platform(see below), it seems a fair conclusion that the GOP Party in Texas doesn’t think much of public education. Unfortunately, this notion isn’t limited to the GOP in Texas but is more commonly being seen across the country by some of the most strident of “school reformers.”

 

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We are the designers of context!

We are the designers of context! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 26, 2013 10:41 AM

A poignant reminder:  We are responsible for designing the context for learning!

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:07 AM

I agree completely!

 

John Rudkin's curator insight, January 27, 2013 3:45 AM

Reorder the future

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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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Developing digital literacies webinars : JISC e-Learning Programmes

Developing digital literacies webinars : JISC e-Learning Programmes | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

We are holding a series of webinars to disseminate and discuss the work of the Developing digital literacies projects. Each webinar will last up to an hour and will discuss an aspect of the programme’s work. 


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Brain Matters: Maximizing Your Classroom for Learning - T.H.E. Journal

Brain Matters: Maximizing Your Classroom for Learning - T.H.E. Journal | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Brain Matters: Maximizing Your Classroom for Learning
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Preparing our students for Web 3.0 learning

Tomorrow's novelty is today's norm.Are you prepared to lead learning with...

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 1, 2013 3:47 PM

I still think I'm not prepared enough...

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, February 15, 2013 10:39 AM

add your insight...Il est grand temps de s'y mettre!

 

 
Faouzia Messaoudi's curator insight, February 21, 2013 3:14 AM

On y est déjà !?

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Harvard’s Alternative to Google Books - IEEE Spectrum

Harvard’s Alternative to Google Books - IEEE Spectrum | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Universities launch a digital public library (RT @westphal: Harvard entwickelt Alternative zu Google Books. Offen und unabhängig: http://t.co/euVdQbCv Vorbild für hiesige Unis!

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, January 17, 2013 11:15 AM

"The Digital Public Library of America hopes to produce a search engine that will coordinate with these institutions, creating a single search portal that will direct users to every single book they need, in any collection....

he just might be able to offer what Google won’t: words without ads. “It’s free and open to all,” he says, “a sustainable national resource that will not be beholden to commercial influences.”  

Excellent!!!

Mediajockeys's curator insight, January 19, 2013 10:12 AM

Kijk! Wat een fijn 1.0 initiatief!

Lees ook Diana's bijdrage voor nog meer fijn nieuws.

Elahe Amani's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:49 PM

A good read if e-book is an alternative to your students.

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5 Safe Search Engines for Kids

5 Safe Search Engines for Kids | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Internet search skills are very important even for students at a younger age but the only problem is online safety. How can we guarantee the safety of our kids while in the same time help them improve their search skills ? there is a solution for this : kids safe search engines. These are search engines created specifically for kids or with kids learning needs and  safety issues  in mind. These engines are different from the normal search engines we know of in that they are safer and more reliable.


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Rage Against the Minivan: best documentaries about social justice

Rage Against the Minivan: best documentaries about social justice | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I've been passionate about social justice issues since I was a teenager, and I've also had a long-standing love affair with the documentary genre of film. So it's no surprise that when a documentary turns the lens on social ...
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Curation: Beyond the Buzzword - Resources shared at #ASTDTK13 - David Kelly

Curation: Beyond the Buzzword - Resources shared at #ASTDTK13 - David Kelly | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
CURATION : Beyond the buzzwords, a critical future competency, learn types n levels #literacy #education #teaching http://t.co/ftXHE7jE
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Professor's TEDx Talk Shares Why We Need Teachers - Edudemic

Professor's TEDx Talk Shares Why We Need Teachers - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In his TEDx talk, Professor Reis discusses the importance of education and, more importantly, the need for engaged students.

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Common Core: Implications of Collaboration

The implementation of the Common Core State Standards is underway, and the imminent transition that will affect most American public schools is sparking a wide variety of reactions among educators ...

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ratzelster's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:34 AM

Where do you fall on CCSS?  Are they working where you teach or do you have serious reservations?

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Poll Everywhere to Wordle

PollEverywhere has a nice feature to take responses and create a word cloud."  


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