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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 8:23 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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Teachers Find Many Reasons to Use Picture Books with Middle and High School Students

Teachers Find Many Reasons to Use Picture Books with Middle and High School Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Picture books, say English language arts experts, provide excellent opportunities to teach higher-level skills while still providing an engaging experience for older students who might think they don’t like to read.


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It’s no secret that most professional development for teachers is awful. Less well known is that some of it is great.

It’s no secret that most professional development for teachers is awful. Less well known is that some of it is great. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
'It’s time we drastically alter course and deploy professional development funding more intelligently.' -- Howard Gardner and two co-authors

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 


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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, September 10, 2015 1:51 AM

I am happy to acknowledge that not only do we fall in the great category as defined by the article but the schools who work with all our consulting team tell us they love our professional development! Check us out at www.intuyuconsulting.com.au

Gust MEES's curator insight, September 10, 2015 3:28 PM
'It’s time we drastically alter course and deploy professional development funding more intelligently.' -- Howard Gardner and two co-authors


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/


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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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Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives | Brain Pickings

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives | Brain Pickings | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How to fine-tune the internal monologue that scores every aspect of our lives, from leadership to love.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 20, 2015 5:16 AM

This explains a lot of behaviors of people. -Lon

Randy Bauer's curator insight, September 20, 2015 11:09 PM

 "The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives."

Carol Dweck


Challenges promote growth. Pursuits that have a foundation of passion will allow you to overcome failure, resilience to recover from failure, and ultimately success.

Shivangi Walke's curator insight, September 22, 2015 1:12 PM

As a great believer in the Growth mindset...

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Learners as Critical Thinkers

Learners as Critical Thinkers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Critical thinking can be defined in various ways. Dr. Richard Paul briefly explains critical thinking as: “thinking about your thinking while you’re thinking in order to make your thinking better.”...

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Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes To Promote Critical Thinking

Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes To Promote Critical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Using Post-it® Super Sticky Notes To Promote Critical Thinking
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How can Post-it® Super Sticky Notes be used to promote critical thinking in the STEM high school classroom?

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SAGE: A Framework for Project-Based Learning

````````Learn about the SAGE framework for project based learning. SAGE stands for student choice, authenticity, global significance and exhibition. See how you can use this framework to deepen student learning.


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