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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Erin Scott By Jennie Rose In his new book To Sell is Human, author Daniel Pink reports that education is one of the fastest growing job categories in th

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Shea Stehm's curator insight, January 22, 2013 2:34 PM

Dan Pink always has a great insight

Tracy18's curator insight, March 26, 2013 6:25 PM

Change has to begin somewhere.

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Inspiring students to learn is essential for the future ...

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Closing the Gap Between Educators and Entrepreneurs

Closing the Gap Between Educators and Entrepreneurs | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Getty There appears to be no shortage of new businesses looking to apply technology to education. An entire ecosystem has emerged in recent years to deve (“but it really has to be rooted in what is going to be happening in the classroom.
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26 Ways to Use Comics in the Classroom and 5 Free Tools for Creating Comics

26 Ways to Use Comics in the Classroom and 5 Free Tools for Creating Comics | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Here are five free tools for creating comics online.


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Why is Creativity Important in Education: "It is not an option, it's an absolute necessity " Sir Ken

Why is Creativity Important in Education: "It is not an option, it's an absolute necessity " Sir Ken | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

As you probably know Sir Ken Robinson is one of the pioneer educators who constantly advocate the importance of creativity in education. Here is an another great video of his. Just as is the case in all the other videos, Ken Robinson excels in talking about creativity and in the clip below, he will explain to you wny creativity matters in education and it requires a transformation in the schools work. Accoridng to him, " creativity is not an option, it's an absolute necessity ".


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Is Technology Changing our Lives-3 Great Videos

Is Technology Changing our Lives-3 Great Videos | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Is technology a real game changer in our life? Do you think that human life will be totally  digitized in 20 years time? If you pause for a second and pull yourself out of the hustle and bustle of your daily busy life and think deeply about  how much technology you are using , you will really be amazed.


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What does visual literacy mean for preschoolers? | Dim Sum Warriors

What does visual literacy mean for preschoolers? | Dim Sum Warriors | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What does #visualliteracy mean for #preschoolers? #literacy #comicsedu http://t.co/NwSgcwdt
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Teacher Librarians at The Heart of Student Learning

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...

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L2_S2S's curator insight, January 17, 2013 2:46 PM

This is critical viewing for all school librarians and principals!.   The importance of School Librarian as Information Coach! who is dedicated to student learning outcomes.

Beryl Morris's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:03 AM

Viewing this keeps one motivated to be the change.

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Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle

Three Elements of Great Communication, According to Aristotle | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The first master of the art believed in ethos, pathos, and logos.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 17, 2013 8:41 PM

In the word ICT is the letter "C" which means "Communication" and as such it is THE most important letter, SO, learning about "Communication" is a MUST ;)

 

AnnC's curator insight, January 19, 2013 12:49 AM

CLASSIC!

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Great reminder about the importance of balancing all three elements as a good leader...
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50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out

50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Maybe you don’t have time to sit down and sift through the latest education blogs for ideas and inspiration. If the thought of trying to carve out more hours in your day leaves you feeling overwhelmed, this list is for you.

Podcasts don’t force you to find more time in your day; they give you the opportunity to capitalize on all the dead time that already exists in your day by simply downloading the .mp3 or syncing a podcast to your iTunes account on your smartphone.

Even though podcasts have been around awhile, a lot of people still don’t utilize the hundreds of free podcasts available on the Internet. Now is a great time to start.

Below are 50 educational podcasts you should look consider.



Read more: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/50-educational-podcasts-you-should-check-out/#ixzz2IKGg6YN8


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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens’ research habits are changing in the digital age
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Think Alouds: Unpacking the Standards | Sarah Brown Wessling

Think Alouds: Unpacking the Standards | Sarah Brown Wessling | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
If you are having trouble understanding the Common Core Standards, and how to begin teaching with it, check this presentation out.

 

Sarah Brown Wessling explains the Common Core State Standards and offers insights on how to implement the Core in classrooms across America.


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An ELA Tool to Support Common Core Shifts

An ELA Tool to Support Common Core Shifts | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Common Core Shifts Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction Reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and informational Regular practice with complex tex...

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How I Use Twitter In My Classroom - Edudemic

How I Use Twitter In My Classroom - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A quick look at how I use Twitter for writing prompts. I thought this was going to be another project gone bad! To my surprise since teens love texting, they also loved micro-blogging!

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A Visit to the School of the Future?

A Visit to the School of the Future? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Adam | Featured Articles, Teaching & Learning, Technology in Education, The Future of Education
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The 4Cs in the 21st C

Keynote to the Toronto Catholic District School Board Symposium. December, 2012.

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WORDLE: An effective way to dig deeper into vocabulary

WORDLE: An effective way to dig deeper into vocabulary | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Top 10 Videos on 21st Century Learning Learning

Top 10 Videos on 21st Century Learning Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Do you need some inspiration for the start of this new year ? Do you need something to empower you and boost your teaching moral up ? Edutopia has the answer. The folks there have just finished curating a great list of short videos that are definitely worth watching. These videos are all under five minutes long so they wont take a lot from your time but I am pretty sure once you watch them you will want to watch again.


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5 Visual Literacy Activities for Preschoolers

5 Visual Literacy Activities for Preschoolers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The majority of our students are visual learners, so we need to pay more attention to the development of their visual skills.
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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around les

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Moodle Media Capture

Moodle Media Capture | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Record sound and video directly on Moodle and save it in the Media Capture repository (Moodle Media Capture http://t.co/eeU0FiwQ #edtech #elearning #edchat #mediacapture #Moodle)...

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Ascd Engaging Literacy in a Digital Age

Presentation given by Angela Maiers and Ben Grey at ASCD 2010.
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Contemplative Pedagogy | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University

Contemplative Pedagogy | Center for Teaching | Vanderbilt University | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Vanderbilt University (Teaching #kids to cultivate deepened awareness,concentration & insight.
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Interesting pedagogy.Would this help learners comprehend more deeply?

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7 Ways To Practice Mindfulness In The Age Of Technology

7 Ways To Practice Mindfulness In The Age Of Technology | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Technology is here to stay. Why not embrace it and use it to raise our levels of presence? We can do this by tuning into our breath, our feelings and bodily sensations. This lets us know how we are relating to technology in the moment.

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 16, 2013 7:10 AM

(From the article): Here are seven ways you can practice mindfulness with your technology platforms. Try these practices as an experiment to raise your own awareness. Refrain from judging yourself or being too harsh about how these practices work for you. These exercises are intended to raise awareness by simply being aware.

Create Wise Leader's comment, January 16, 2013 7:57 AM
Some great practices to help ensure our technological gadgets serve us rather than the other way round.
Annette Schmeling's curator insight, January 16, 2013 12:14 PM

Technology can be an anxiety-producing energy depending on our approach. How we discipline ourselves and think about the daily onslaught of e-mail, voicemail, and text messages impacts how much we are truly connected or disconnected in our life. Mindfulness practices recommended in this article are very practical and impacts the quality of connections between people and their capacity to feel seen, heard and valued.