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Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom

Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
There are so many tools that educators can use to get students interested and engaged in their work. Like most teachers today, I integrate technology into my instruction everyday. I'm lucky to work i
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Stepping Up the Backchannel In the Classroom

Stepping Up the Backchannel In the Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Students need our guidance to use virtual platforms for ACADEMIC purposes. We can't rely on their "so called" native status to know how and what to do. Just a few years ago, no one had heard of "ba...

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Michael Westwood's curator insight, March 13, 2014 10:12 AM

"The purpose of using a Backchannel with students is multifold. From collaborative note taking, to curating information, capturing quotes, gathering and Linking resources, sharing notes and adding one’s own perspective to others."

 

This concept seems highly relevant in collaborative, technology infused, and student centered classes.

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz

Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true?

 


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James Jandebeur's curator insight, March 16, 2014 9:59 AM

According to Facebook's news page, the service has 1.23 billion active users, a little over 20% of the population of the world. Twitter has around 200 million. These services, or something like them, have become increasingly important in our lives, influencing the news media and a variety of public decision making processes. Between a need for security and utility, we need to start learning, then teaching, then learning some more, how to best use social media, and classrooms are not the only place where this needs to be done.

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EdTech, Student Privacy, Too Much Testing? Q&A With The Department Of ... - Forbes

EdTech, Student Privacy, Too Much Testing? Q&A With The Department Of ... - Forbes | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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CCIRA: Colorado Reading Journal - Current Issue

CCIRA: Colorado Reading Journal - Current Issue | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Colorado Council International Reading Association (@clippodcast Trying to help teachers connect critical literacy to CCSS instruction! http://t.co/bRxV3YXtNZ Thanks for all your work on CL!
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How do inquiry teachers teach?

How do inquiry teachers teach? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This post was first published a few weeks ago on my own blog justwondering.com.  It has sparked many useful discussions for me both on and off line. Given the followers of THIS illustrious blog are...
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The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With iPads

The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With iPads | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Access Model: A 1:1 Framework For Teaching With iPads & Other Tablets

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Wonderful Visual on SAMR As A Framework for Education 3.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wonderful Visual on SAMR As A Framework for Education 3.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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10 Signs You’re A Critical Thinker

10 Signs You’re A Critical Thinker | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
If you want more success in business and life, discover your ability to think critically today with these ten signs you're a critical thinker.
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Bringing UDL to Scale: Critical Elements & Instructional Planning Process

Bringing UDL to Scale: Critical Elements & Instructional Planning Process | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

In recent years, the instructional framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has received growing attention, yet many do not understand what UDL is. Understanding what UDL is, using the Critical Elements with fidelity and implementing the UDL Instructional Planning Process are the critical steps in scaling UDL.

 

"Bringing UDL to Scale: Establishing Critical Elements

 

In 2010, the UDL-Implementation and Research Network (UDL-IRN) (http://udl-irn.org/) was formed in collaboration with CAST and the National Center on UDL as a grassroots global network of educators, researchers, and developers focused on scaled implementation and research around UDL. Recognizing that UDL implementation will and should look different across different systems, it must also be acknowledged that a flexible fidelity of implementation is needed to support scaled practice. Based on this notion, members from the UDL-IRN undertook the task of developing a 1-page document that defined the Critical Elements of UDL-based instruction. Moreover, the goal was to develop a document that was user-friendly and meaningful to educators. After roughly a year of work with various groups, the UDL-IRN adopted and slightly modified version of a document developed in Michigan." (Elements outlined in this blog).

 

"Moving from Critical Elements to Instruction Planning

 

The next step for the UDL-IRN was to move forward on developing guidance for the instructional planning process. Using the Critical Elements as a springboard, the UDL-IRN developed an instructional planning process that aligns with the notion of backwards planning. This process has teachers establish clear goals, develop a plan for anticipated learner variability, develop a plan for how to measure outcomes, then plan instruction, and finally promotes a guided question for teacher reflection and understanding. The UDL Instructional Planning Process understands the iterative design notion of UDL implementation."


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UDL - Theory and Practice eBook

UDL - Theory and Practice eBook | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 2, 2014 6:32 PM

Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice authored by Anne Meyer, David Rose and David Gordon is the first significant new statement about UDL since the 2002. A multimedia presentation of the content can be accessed at no charge online at http://udltheorypractice.cast.org (free login required).

 

This book gives the UDL field an essential and authoritative learning resource for the coming years.

 

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Instructional Design

Instructional Design | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
instructional design and educational technology resources

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AkoZ's curator insight, March 11, 2014 2:22 PM

learning and sharing .. get up more ideas and consciousness , some are missing better world.

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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era

10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, March 12, 2014 7:19 PM
All based on collected data in your specific location and then adapting1 As stated in the article: “Do you see what these 10 changes spell? USERS ADAPT,” concluded Luhtala. “And that’s what today’s library is all about: adapting.”
Jan Watts's curator insight, March 16, 2014 7:53 PM

Are you working hard to align your library practice with the digitally-supported learning that is happening in your school?  This post makes some sensible suggestions.....

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 2014 5:09 PM

Our library needs a librarian first!

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Infographic: A Teacher's Guide to Social Media - e-Learning Feeds

Infographic: A Teacher's Guide to Social Media - e-Learning Feeds | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
If you aren't using social media, you may now be in the minority among your peers. Check out this infographic on how educators are using …

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Adriana Cely's curator insight, March 13, 2014 3:27 PM

Claves para el uso de recursos compartidos en la red para la gestión del conocimiento.

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Noteworthy News Sites

Noteworthy News Sites | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Students can get different perspectives on key current events with this terrific collection of news sites. Reading levels are dialed down but not dumbed down, and you'll see a host of topics that kids will naturally gravitate toward.

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Say goodbye to public schools: Diane Ravitch warns Salon some cities will soon ... - Salon

Say goodbye to public schools: Diane Ravitch warns Salon some cities will soon ... - Salon | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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UDL for All Learners

UDL for All Learners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Universal Design for Learning from CAST is for all learners and how it maximizes learning for all learners to become expert learners..
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26 Keys to Student Engagement - Huffington Post

26 Keys to Student Engagement - Huffington Post | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
26 Keys to Student Engagement
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Listening: Both learning to listen and listening to learn are critical to literacy in the 21st century. Listening is a powerful and essential means of developing and mastering both old and new literacies.
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So-Called "Digital Natives" Not Media Savvy, New Study Shows

So-Called "Digital Natives" Not Media Savvy, New Study Shows | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
"In Google we trust." That may very well be the motto of today's young online users, a demographic group often dubbed the "digital natives" due their apparent tech-savvy. Having been born into a world where personal computers were not a revolution, but merely existed alongside air conditioning, microwaves and other appliances, there has been (a…

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Move Your Body, Grow Your Brain

Move Your Body, Grow Your Brain | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. They have
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5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology

5 Tips to Help Teachers Who Struggle with Technology | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
"I'm not very tech savvy" is the response I usually hear from teachers that struggle with technology.
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10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns - Huffington Post

10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns - Huffington Post | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns
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Critical literacy will help readers navigate through broad claims that appear to be scientific in nature, but actually misrepresent facts and findings.
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News literacy as weapon against one-sided information of biased media

News literacy as weapon against one-sided information of biased media | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
It’s been decades since the revolution of information sources brought about the phenomenon of media wars. Those wielding influence over the information sources shape the agenda, others consume
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Lesson Planning Templates CCSS - Common Core Lesson Plan ...

Lesson Planning Templates CCSS - Common Core Lesson Plan ... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
There is not necessarily a "correct" way to create lesson plans, however there are components which you should aim to include: Desired Outcomes: What wi.

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Matt Weld's curator insight, March 10, 2014 9:09 AM

Fantastic tool for teachers as they begin implementing CCSS.  They only way one will become familiar withe the Standards is to become immersed as deeply as possible.

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Americans Say Teach "Soft" Skills

Americans Say Teach "Soft" Skills | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Most Americans believe that today's schools should teach "soft skills." More than three in four adults "strongly agree" that K-12 schools should teach critical thinking and communication to children. And 64% of respondents strongly agree that goal setting should be taught, while 61% strongly agree schools should know how to motivate students. A majority also strongly agree that things like creativity and collaboration are also meaningful teacher targets.


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