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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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WordPress: Announcing New Embed Support for Getty Images

WordPress: Announcing New Embed Support for Getty Images | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Getty Images' vast library of award-winning professional photographs and illustrations is now at the disposal of every WordPress.com blogger.

 


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Innovations in Education - Student Curators: Powerful Learning

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Nancy White's curator insight, March 6, 2014 3:52 PM

When students curate, they own the learning. This is my latest blog post with some of the highlights from a recent collaborative student curation project I supported in my district.

Mika Auramo's curator insight, March 7, 2014 12:07 AM

Kuratointi liitettynä esim. blogiin syventää opiskelua ja kehittää tiedonhallintaa ja sisältöjen suodattamista.

Nancy White's curator insight, March 7, 2014 12:10 PM

My latest blog post describes an 8th grade student curation project. Through curating, students experienced the freedom to learn about what most interested them, and to follow their questions in the direction that they needed to go, as they explored topics of the 19th century social reform movements in their social studies class. 

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Classroom DIY: Motivating Your Students: Incentive Systems You Can Start Tomorrow

Classroom DIY: Motivating Your Students: Incentive Systems You Can Start Tomorrow | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

It’s March and you’ve probably established your routines. To keep it going, we have ideas for incentive systems to help motivate students to contribute to their learning environment.


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Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

That we have evolved our favorite forms of communication is obvious without more than simply watching our students walk through the hallways. It would be easy to demonize social media and each medium that it provides for human interaction. But it would be educationally valuable to embrace it, turning it into an opportunity for our students to develop an appreciation for the advanced cognitive skills they employ on a daily basis. Why not study the highly visual communication models connecting the thoughts that mean the most to them with the social networks where they live their lives?


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 8, 2014 3:15 PM

Visual literacy matters


Visual literacy is the ability to:

  1. Process and make meaning of information presented in an image.
  2. Communicate our own ideas through principles of design.
  3. Create our own messages that capture our visual thinking in a way that conceptualizes problems to given solutions.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 2014 9:00 PM

Visual Literacy has a new emphasis in the Australian Curriculum. This is certainly a good article to give ideas for embedding some good quality practice in digital learning. 

Rebekah Crouch's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:15 PM

Visual Literacy has a new emphasis in the Australian Curriculum. This is certainly a good article to give ideas for embedding some good quality practice in digital learning. 

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Google App Scripts for Educators

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"The rise of Google, the rise of Facebook, the rise of Apple, I think are proof that there is a place for computer science as something that solves problems that people face every day." By Eric Sch...

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Connecting to Australia's first digital technology curriculum - The Conversation

Connecting to Australia's first digital technology curriculum - The Conversation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Connecting to Australia's first digital technology curriculum The Conversation They will need to have a deep understanding of information systems as this will enable them to use critical thinking when they manage data, information, processes and...
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▶ 9.Margaret Heritage: Formative Assessment, Common Core, and ELLs - YouTube

Margaret Heritage says teaching should be responsive to students—both the assets they bring to the classroom and their unique needs. It should also build on ...
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Margaret Heritage will be speaking at Oakland Schools, Feb 28th.  You can still register by on the Oakland Schools website. See "Formative Assessment"  Feb 28th

https://events.oakland.k12.mi.us/coe/coe_p1_all.aspx?oc=10&cc=coee#FEBRUARY2014

 

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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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The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Wendy Farren-Price's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:52 PM

I have use some of these mind mapping tools but am eager to try a few more!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:00 PM

Writing teachers: what provides idea generation and note taking, plus incredible memory training?  Yes mindmapping.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, March 22, 2014 9:00 PM

More tools for writing, organizing ideas and brainstorming.

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Getty releases millions of free images in fight against copyright

Getty releases millions of free images in fight against copyright | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Getty Images has made millions of its photographs free in a move against those who violate copyright.

 



By visiting gettyimages.com users can now embed an image of their choice into their blog, website or social media post without having to pay.



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By visiting gettyimages.com users can now embed an image of their choice into their blog, website or social media post without having to pay.


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Essential Questions

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See Samples of Essential Questions and Learn More About Them!

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Strategies for Universal Design for Online Learning

Strategies for Universal Design for Online Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

A big difference between universal design and disability accessibility is that universal design strategies help all people, not just those with disabilities ... I use captions on TV and movies frequently although I do not have a hearing disability; it helps me understand better primarily when people have accents.


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The ten signs of an influential teacher - Larissa Albano | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

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HILARY JANKS - Doing Critical Literacy - YouTube

This webinar was presented live on September 15, 2013 for Global Conversations in Literacy Research 2013-2014 Series" (http://globalconversationsinliteracy.w... (HILARY JANKS - Doing Critical Literacy: http://t.co/HgRIX7Tlnf...
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