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The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Mobile technology and social networks aren't just disruptive to existing industries like communications and media, they are also helping the change the way that students learn and how education is delivered both in North America and around the world.

Via Dr. Gordon Dahlby, Julie Lindsay, João Greno Brogueira, Sakis Koukouvis, Dr. Richard NeSmith
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Now You Can Add Interactive Images to Your Tweets

Now You Can Add Interactive Images to Your Tweets | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
You can now view interactive ThingLink images -- which include embedded content -- in Twitter, opening a whole new set of possibilities for the platform.

 


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7 Solutions for Educators Who Want 21st Century Students to Tune In

7 Solutions for Educators Who Want 21st Century Students to Tune In | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

If they aren't engaged, you need to figure out "why".  Here are 7 clues about this issue.  Remember, we only have REAL  control over ourselves!  


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Great Post: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology – Mark Bates

Great Post: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology – Mark Bates | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Wow.  This resonated with me.  Entry regarding traits teachers have who effectively use technology.  "1. start with "why"; 2. malleable and flexible; 3.  embrace change"

 

Important infographic for educators to abosrb if they are going to be able to move in the direction the horse is facing!  Read on!


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Push or Pull Marketing for Innovations?

Push or Pull Marketing for Innovations? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Innovation is all about value, and both internal communications and external marketing have a critical role to play in determining whether an invention has any chance of becoming an innovation.

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Critical-Literacy - Picture Books to Support Critical Literacy

Critical-Literacy - Picture Books to Support Critical Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Critical Literacy and Read Alouds K-3

Example of using read-alouds with critical literacy literature in the classroom http://t.co/fG4gxYT6 … #4P05...
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5 Brilliant Music Videos Created By Students

5 Brilliant Music Videos Created By Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Bringing classical music to students is not always easy. Except when you incorporate the hottest pop artists into it. Then students and kids around the world will be more than happy to listen.

At least that’s the idea behind Collective Cadenza (CDZA), a group that invents “musical video experiments” that mashup today’s hits with the classics of, well, classical music. That’s the idea behind most of the videos. Others are just plain fun to listen to and watch.


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Struggling with educators lack of technology fluency

Struggling with educators lack of technology fluency | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

It's 2012. Technology suffuses everything around us. The Internet and Internet browsers have been pretty mainstream for ===> at least a decade. <===

 

And yet, I continually run into significant numbers of educators who still don't know how to work their Internet browser. They struggle with copying and pasting. They get confused just clicking between 2 or 3 different browser tabs. They don't conceptually understand the difference between their browser's Google search box and the box where they can actually type in the URL and get there directly. They have no idea that they can right-click on things like hyperlinks or images. And so on… [And this is just the Internet browser. I'm not even talking about individual software programs or online tools.]

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://bigthink.com/education-recoded/struggling-with-educators-lack-of-technology-fluency

 


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Tracee Orman's comment, November 4, 2012 3:36 PM
Oh my gosh, yes! This article describes several people I know and no matter how many times they are shown how to do it, they always forget... So frustrating.
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 5, 2012 6:40 AM
Hi +Tracee Orman, yes I so understand what you mean! They nod, smile and yet still don't put anything into practice in the classroom.
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Graphicacy = Visual Literacy + Visual Thinking - Innovation Design ...

Graphicacy = Visual Literacy + Visual Thinking - Innovation Design ... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
For example, questions occasionally arise about where the skills of graphicacy converge with the similar sounding terms of "visual literacy" and "visual thinking." Visual literacy is about learning how to look.
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Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising - ReadWriteThink

Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising - ReadWriteThink | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By looking at advertising and mass media critically, students begin to understand how the media oppresses certain groups, convinces people to purchase certain products, and influences culture. (@Clownface3 Media literacy, at home & in schools.
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The most important element of student success? How standards are embodied.

How should we assess how much students are learning? Veteran educator Joanne Yatvin takes a new look in the following post. Yatvin, past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, now teaches part-time at Portland State University.


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Webinar Recording and MS PowerPoint

Webinar Recording and MS PowerPoint | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Webinar has become most popular method for communicating your idea to large audience. Numbers of webinars are rapidly expanding, but quality is getting affected. Webinar is all about recording presentations so that people could review it later. Affecting quality doesn’t mean that your presentation quality will be deteriorated; it is in the sense of providing information...


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LucaVanin's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:37 AM

Due frasi, una mi piace e una no!


"Numbers of webinars are rapidly expanding, but quality is getting affected." Verissimo! E non è un caso che abbiamo avviato la Webinar Academy e Webinar ABC, per chi vuole iniziare a condurre Webinar di qualità (Registrati gratuitamente qui: http://teach4.us/wbnr-hdemy)

 

"Webinar is all about recording presentations so that people could review it later." Assolutamente no! Si tratta di qualcosa di molto più complesso e articolato!

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How To Integrate Education Technology With Scaffolding - Edudemic

How To Integrate Education Technology With Scaffolding - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Imagine asking students to write a research paper without teaching them how to write an introduction, body and conclusion first..


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Culture of Thinking | Ponderings

... I believe you will be pleasantly surprised to see that young person become a capable and confident thinker! *Ron Ritchhart's definition of a “culture of thinking”. For more information about this, go to: www.ronritchhart.com ...


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Wibbitz - Convert Text to Video

Wibbitz - Convert Text to Video | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Wibbitz is a text-to-video platform that can automatically turn any text-based article, post or feed into a short video. Using Wibbitz almost any article, post or feed on the web can be instantly turned into a short video clip.


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Linda Mercer's comment, November 28, 2012 9:02 AM
Thanks for all of your comments and responses to my question. Perhaps the relative success of using Wibbitz depends upon the platform (if that's the right term!) upon which the web page rests. Interesting idea though.
Linda Mercer's comment, November 28, 2012 9:02 AM
Thanks for all of your comments and responses to my question. Perhaps the relative success of using Wibbitz depends upon the platform (if that's the right term!) upon which the web page rests. Interesting idea though.
Dennis T OConnor's comment, November 29, 2012 4:07 PM
I've had nothing but success using this tool. I've used the RSS feeds from my scoop.it magazines to create a Wibbitz news feed that I've placed on several of my blogs. Platform: Chrome +PC
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Reading Researcher Advocates Strengthening Literacy Programs Through Reading-Writing Synergy By: P. David Pearson

Reading Researcher Advocates Strengthening Literacy Programs Through Reading-Writing Synergy
By: P. David Pearson
Date: Fall 2007
Summary: Reading researcher P. David Pearson shares his thoughts about how the synergy between reading and writing holds implications for developing literacy in classrooms.


NWP Board member and dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, P. David Pearson is widely recognized for his research in reading and literacy evaluation. He has also served as co-director of two nationally prominent literacy research institutes: the Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois, and Michigan State University's Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement.

In an interview conducted for the NWP book Because Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Our Schools, Pearson describes some synergies between reading and writing and the implications for developing literacy in classrooms.

Though writing has a central role in early reading development, this understanding is almost diametrically opposed to how writing was viewed when I first came into the field in the middle to late 60s, when linguistic readers explicitly forbade or discouraged the teaching of writing until reading was under control on the grounds that presenting the child with two tasks would be too much. But, ironically, as we enter this new century, we've come to understand just how central a role writing, in all of its manifestations, has in the development of early reading. Increasingly, we see the synergistic relationship between learning to write and learning to read.

When you engage kids in writing stories, there's a natural hook-up to those they read.
At the most rudimentary level, when kids are encouraged to write—even at the very early age, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten—and they're encouraged to spell words as they sound them, two things happen. The first is that they develop phonemic awareness in precisely the way that the advocates of direct phonemic instruction intend for it to be learned and tested. But with writing, they do it, I would argue, in a much more incidental, less laborious, and more natural way. And it's acquired in the service of some other functional task, i.e., trying to communicate something with someone.

Writing Helps Kids Read and Vice Versa
A second synergy is that there's actually some payoff in terms of the letter-sound knowledge, even though we all know that when you're writing and trying to spell things the way they sound, you're not going from letter to sound, you're going from the sound to letter. But there's enough of an overlap between these two correspondences that transfer occurs. Phonics is so much more transparent in spelling than it is in reading that I think it's easier for kids to deal with.

The other kinds of synergy that are not quite so obvious are more structural and conceptual. For example, when you engage kids in writing stories, there's a natural hook-up to those they read. This may be an instance where the writing helps kids. Because it's surely the case that kids use the stories they read as models for their writing. But it also works back the other way. Because the minute I now use my story frame that I may have gathered from the stories you've read to me and with me, I now use that structural idea in writing in a more vivid way. Writing makes things concrete and puts it out there for inspection in a way that reading doesn't. And when I have to deal with "once upon a time" and "they lived happily ever after" in writing, it hits me in the face more than in reading.

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OP 05. Writing and Reading Working Together
Another way to look at this is that when you're writing, it slows things down so you can examine them. We've discovered this in some of our work with [English language learners.] It makes language available for examination in ways that oral language doesn't. If I want to examine something carefully, then having it available in print makes it easier. And when I write, that examination is made more concrete than when I read.

The First Steps of Critical Reading
The strategies that are part of learning to write—such as peer editing and author's chair—also help kids learn to read. Because when I do a peer editing, I'm asking questions like, "Okay, what was it you really wanted to say?"; and now, "How well did you say it?"; and then, "How could I help you say it better?" And these are exactly the kind of questions we are trying to promote in critical reading: getting to the author, trying to understand the author's intentions and motives. Why in heaven's name would someone say this? And why would they say it in the way they did? So, for me, when you engage kids in this kind of peer editing, you're engaging [them] in the first steps of critical reading. That's another one of those important synergies that isn't often talked about.

Another obvious synergy is that the texts that we write in a classroom are potentially texts for you and me and our peers to read to one another. That's a wonderful kind of expectation to promote in classrooms: What we write is written to be read. They're not written to satisfy my assignments as a teacher. It implies that the criterion of authenticity is going to be important inside classrooms. And by authenticity I mean purpose—that it's written to be read by a real person other than a teacher.

So these are synergies that link learning to read and learning to write: the first at a letter-sound level; the second at a structural level; and the third one less structural and more about the pragmatics of language intention and purpose and your relation to an audience.

Because of this link, if I were asked to offer advice on building a reading/language arts program for grade one or even kindergarten, I would have a writing time every day. It might be 10 or 15 minutes to start with. You would be composing texts—some on your own, some with buddies, and some with a group. I would use a combination of individual texts, small-group texts, and the more conventional language experience stories—all those, to me, should be part of a reading-writing program.


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Great Leadership: 5 Big Ideas: What’s Next for Leadership Development?

Great Leadership: 5 Big Ideas: What’s Next for Leadership Development? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

CCL’s 2011-2012 Annual Report ~ What’s Next for Leadership? by Dan McCarthy

 

Big idea #1: The merging fields of leadership and neuroscience.

 

Big idea #2: Make leadership development more accessible and affordable.

 

Big idea #3: The power of networks.

 

Big idea #4: Nonprofit leadership development.

 

Big idea #5: Measure the impact of coaching

 

 


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2013 Visual Thinking & Literacy Conference | Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Birmingham, Michigan

2013 Visual Thinking & Literacy Conference | Saturday, April 13, 2013 in Birmingham, Michigan | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @thcrawford: The 2013 Visual Literacy Conference has just been announced for April 13, 2013 in Birmingham, Michigan http://t.co/JWkKl6jI)...
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Media literacy for preschoolers requires active parent viewing

Media literacy for preschoolers requires active parent viewing | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Media literacy can be developed in preschoolers if parents actively watch media content with them and relate it to real-life experiences – and your family's values.
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Thinking Tools | Teacher & Student Planners

Thinking Tools | Teacher & Student Planners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Higher Order Thinking Strategies and Tools

 

The following Online Interactive Thinking Strategies and Tools are designed to provide a scaffold which enables students to think with more depth and structure.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://learningcurveplanner.com.au/thinking-tools.html

 


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Making students' thinking behind their learning more visible | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets

Making students' thinking behind their learning more visible | School Leaders on iPads & Tablets | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Having said that one of my goals for this school year is to make my students' thinking behind their learning more visible. As often as we are able, I encourage my students to talk about what they have done as a way to document their learning.

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- Learning 2.012 – Deconstructing to Construct: Visual Literacy

- Learning 2.012 – Deconstructing to Construct: Visual Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Whilst there, I gave a presentation entitled “Deconstructing to Construct: Visual Literacy through Image and Media Analysis.” Daily we are bombarded by visual and media messages with students and teachers increasingly ...
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How To Create Outstanding Modern Infographics | Vectortuts+

How To Create Outstanding Modern Infographics | Vectortuts+ | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Tutorial on creating infographics in Illustrator CS4


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illustr8or, UK Visual Literacy Project

illustr8or, UK Visual Literacy Project | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Resources for visual storytelling.


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