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Four Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed This Week

Four Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed This Week | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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A plane passenger asked a teacher a kind of rude question about her job. She responded eloquently!

A plane passenger asked a teacher a kind of rude question about her job. She responded eloquently! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
"So what do you do, darlin'?"
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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment -

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment - | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How To Design A 21st Century Assessment by Mike Fisher Contemporary curriculum design involves multiple facets: engaging 21st Century skills, using digital tools, collaborating with others around the globe, performance...
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The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School?

The Future Belongs to the Curious: How Are We Bringing Curiosity Into School? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

The only rational answer to the conundrum of curiosity is to disengage our educational system from standardized testing and common curricula. Curiosity does not hold up well under intense expectation. Give agency to teachers, with the explicit message to slow down and provide students time to wonder and be curious.

 


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 23, 2015 1:17 PM

Et le RTBF nous dit d'être curieux. Voilà leur diction revisité. Pour que nos étudiants soient curieux, il faut encore l'être soi-même et adapter la manière de l'évaluer.

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, November 28, 2015 10:32 PM

Curiosity projects, MakerSpaces, Passion projects, asking questions and seeking answers...all mind-expanders.

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Children, and for that matter teachers, bring curiousity with them. Teachers can help create contexts where that curiousity remains vibrant.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Google Sheets for Educators | Imagine Easy Solutions

A Beginner’s Guide to Google Sheets for Educators | Imagine Easy Solutions | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Finley: Why Michigan can’t fix its schools

Finley: Why Michigan can’t fix its schools | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Education reform in Michigan is held back by a lack of urgency
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15 Class Discussion Strategies: NOT "just a conversation between the teacher and a handful of extroverted students"

15 Class Discussion Strategies: NOT "just a conversation between the teacher and a handful of extroverted students" | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Here they are: 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging. [...]

 

Every time I saw it in a lesson plan, I would add a  note: “What format will you use? What questions will you ask? How will you ensure that all students participate?” I was pretty sure that We will discuss actually meant the teacher would do most of the talking; He would throw out a couple of questions like “So what did you think about the video?” or “What was the theme of the story?” and a few students would respond, resulting in something that looked  like a discussion, but was ultimately just a conversation between the teacher and a handful of extroverted students; a classic case of Fisheye Teaching.

The problem wasn’t them; in most of the classrooms where they’d sat as students, that’s exactly what a class discussion looked like. They didn’t know any other “formats.” I have only ever been familiar with a few myself. But when teachers began contacting me recently asking for a more comprehensive list, I knew it was time to do some serious research.


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Shelly Reckow VanVoorst's curator insight, October 25, 2015 4:23 PM

I scooped this article because I found it to be a good reference to hand out when I write on a teacher's lesson plan, what will the discussion look like?  This article goes beyond the over used think-pair-share, and instead works through ones that require planning to those that can be done with little prep beforehand.  I hope that teachers will utilize the discussion strategies highlighted within this article, and vary the ones that they use on a regular basis to keep students engaged, and to also increase the thinking that student are doing on the subject at hand.

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Teaching Youth Media: A Critical Guide to Literacy, V Online Book

Want to read all pages of Teaching Youth Media: A Critical Guide to Literacy, Video Production, & Social Change (Series on School Reform, 36) ...
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Good Tools for Teaching Students How to Evaluate Web Content Credibility

Good Tools for Teaching Students How to Evaluate Web Content Credibility | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Source: Butler University Library, adapted from Meriam Library at CSU, Chico What are Your Favorite Tools and Techniques for Helping Students Learn how to Assess Web Content? One of my favorite lessons to teach is about evaluating the credibility of

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How TV Can Make Kids Better Readers

How TV Can Make Kids Better Readers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In their new book, two education scholars argue new media can be a key part of building literacy.
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4 Ways Visual Literacy is Being Taught in Class...

4 Ways Visual Literacy is Being Taught in Class... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This is a guest post from Guy Kawasaki. Guy is the product evangelist for Canva, a service that I regularly use.
How to Use Visual Content In Your Classroom
Visual content is a powerful tool.
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Two Easy Ways to Gather Feedback During Slide Presentations (@rbyrne)

Two Easy Ways to Gather Feedback During Slide Presentations (@rbyrne) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Personalize Learning: What Learners Think about Agency

Personalize Learning: What Learners Think about Agency | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Final post in Collaborative Blog Series on Learner Agency. The Institute for Personalized Learning asked kids what agency means to them.

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7 Ways To Improve Parental Involvement In The Classroom

7 Ways To Improve Parental Involvement In The Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Everything You Need To Know In Google Classroom (Part 3)

Everything You Need To Know In Google Classroom (Part 3) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This is part three of a three part guide. View part one. View part two. Google Classroom has gained a lot of depth in the time since it was first released last year.

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John Hattie on inquiry-based learning

Why does inquiry-based learning only have an effect size of 0.31 when it is an approach to learning that seems to engage students and teachers so readily in ...
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What is Socratic Pedagogy?

Here is a brief intro to Socratic pedagogy and how it differs from more common methods of education, as well as Socratic pedagogy's implications for things like ...
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Books | The Guardian

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Books | The Guardian | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens


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Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents

Media and Digital Literacy: Resources for Parents | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This edutopia list of resources discusses the importance of parents being involved in their children's journey of digital literacy to make it easier (and safer) for everyone involved!

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Education in Australia needs to change direction NOW, before it’s too late | EduResearch Matters

Education in Australia needs to change direction NOW, before it’s too late | EduResearch Matters | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We believe the next five years are vital to the future of education in Australia. As we see it, our choices are stark; we can base what we do on successful...
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Interesting comments on education that have application in many countries

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10 Tech Hacks for Struggling Readers

10 Tech Hacks for Struggling Readers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Kids who struggle with reading get an early lesson in one of life’s more sucky realities; the earlier a person falls behind, the harder it is to even want to catch up. Their classmates move on to more interesting books, write stories that get noticed and get rewarded for finishing their work fast. Meanwhile the slower readers can barely make sense of the activity sheet in front of them. When a child can’t read, school becomes either a huge, grinding drag or a very efficient confidence-removal machine. Usually both.


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10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Inquiry-based techniques are challenging conventional ways of teaching and empowering students who might otherwise get overlooked.

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Core Strategies for Innovation and Reform in Learning | Edutopia

Core Strategies for Innovation and Reform in Learning | Edutopia | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
See an overview of Edutopia's core strategies, including project-based learning, social-emotional learning, comprehensive assessment, technology integration, integrated studies and teacher development.
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Why Teacher Leaders Are Critical to Advancing Global Education - Global Learning - Education Week

Why Teacher Leaders Are Critical to Advancing Global Education - Global Learning - Education Week | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A teacher shares the model of teacher leadership that his district has developed and shares strategies for developing one in your district.

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