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Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies

Common Core in Action: 10 Visual Literacy Strategies | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Do you wish your students could better understand and critique the images that saturate their waking life?
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Continuum to Develop Expert Learners

Continuum to Develop Expert Learners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Follow the continuum to become an expert learner. As this happens, teacher and learner roles change.
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Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School

Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In 2006, a group of high school students asked celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut to visit their school. He sent them the absolute perfect response.

According to Reddit user Alxmog1, students at Xavier High School in New York wrote to their favorite ...

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 16, 2014 12:55 PM

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Kurt Vonnegut


Or, we embrace compassionate schools where future generations are taught that life is choice and decision --- which have human and environmental consequences.


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The Leslie Fisher #macul14 Smackdown #lesliesmackdown

Create stories using social media. Turn what people post on social media into compelling stories. Collect the best photos, video, tweets and more to publish them as simple, beautiful stories that can be embedded anywhere.

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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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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 13, 2014 12:14 PM


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http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking



Gust MEES's curator insight, March 13, 2014 12:22 PM


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http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking


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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People Who Use E-Readers Dive Far Deeper Into Books - Wired

People Who Use E-Readers Dive Far Deeper Into Books - Wired | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Wired People Who Use E-Readers Dive Far Deeper Into Books Wired Literacy correlates closely with income, and therefore also with access to technology—as much now as three years ago, when author Seanan McGuire's impassioned argument for the...
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What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn?

What Keeps Students Motivated to Learn? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

What keeps students motivated to learn? Relevance, connections, and their teachers' emotional investment, among just a few criteria.


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5 Things I Wish Everyone Understood About Educational Technology

5 Things I Wish Everyone Understood About Educational Technology | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 17, 2014 8:01 PM

The first one is huge. It is not about technology. It is about good pedagogy which figures out when to use technology appropriately as part of a complex conversation.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, March 17, 2014 8:15 PM

This is really so important. The first one in particular - in that it is not about the technology. Tech should always be the vehicle, not the driver, of good education, and we cannot get hung up on learning discrete skills. Instead, it is a case of what works best for the kids and engages them? 

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, March 18, 2014 12:54 PM

Excellent points made here. 

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6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns

6 Targets To Teach The Way The Brain Learns | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"When you’re standing in front of a classroom of students who’re not quite sure they even want to be in your class, much less pay attention to what’s being said, things like neuroscience, research studies, and teaching the way the brain learns are an abstraction.

Yet, brain-targeted teaching can engage and excite students because it taps into factors that stimulate the brain, grab the attention, and set the stage for learning."


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Nicole Wallace's curator insight, March 19, 2014 12:57 AM

Great comments in here and how it links to neurobiology.

Helen Teague's curator insight, March 19, 2014 12:48 PM
strong>Referencing Beth Dichter's insight:What if we were able to design our curriculum to support the way the brain learns? Would our students be more engaged in class? Learn about this new model, Teach the Way the Brain Learns, in this post. There is a short discussion about some of the concepts as well as six brain targets, each of which includes a brief neuroscience explanation as well as a "translation" so that you will understand how to implement each target in your classroom. What are some of the targets? Brain Target 1: Establish the emotional climate for learning What does this mean? "Stress impedes learning." Make connections with students and then begin the lesson. Brain Target 2: Creating the Physical Learning Environment What does this mean? The physical space impacts our students. Changing the space may help them learn. What changes could you make in your classroom? Four additional brain targets are provided. You may also want to check out the website Brain Targeted Teaching (http://www.braintargetedteaching.org/) where you will find additional information as well as sample units that utilize this method (and a template to create your own lessons).
James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, July 28, 2014 3:29 PM

Six practical suggestions for applying neuroscience in the classroom.

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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

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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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