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Comics in School: Why Study Comics? - The Mass Media

Comics in School: Why Study Comics? - The Mass Media | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Comics in School: Why Study Comics? The Mass Media In the same year The National Council for History Education formed the Bradley Commission to conduct research in regarding the effectiveness of history pedagogy, resulting in a report of the same...
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A Must Have Google Hangout Tip Sheet

A Must Have Google Hangout Tip Sheet | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Google Plus hangout is a free video chat service from Google that enables both one-on-one chats and group chats with up to ten people at a time. There are several ways hangouts can be used in your class. For instance, you can use them to create a group discussion with your students around a given topic. You can also use them to watch YouTube videos together to spark a discussion. Language teachers can use them to practice using new vocabulary, phrases, and communicational functions.


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'Growth Mindset' Gaining Traction as School Improvement Strategy

'Growth Mindset' Gaining Traction as School Improvement Strategy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The concept aims to raise academic expectations by teaching students and teachers how to think of intelligence as something that can be improved through effort and experimentation.

 

"It's one thing to say all students can learn, but making them believe it—and do it—can require a 180-degree shift in students' and teachers' sense of themselves and of one another."


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Mel Riddile's curator insight, September 12, 2013 5:19 PM

Key points on Mindsets:


  1. Teaching from a "growth mindset" orientation helps us to overcome the "soft bigotry of low expectations"?
  2. "Growth Mindset"—1. seek challenges, 2. learn from mistakes, and 3. keep faith in themselves in the face of failure. 
  3. Students with a growth mindset 1. improve more in academics and other skills, and can even be 2. less aggressive and 3. more socially engaged.
  4. "The thing is, kids don't mind failing," said David Dockterman, Scholastic's chief architect of learning sciences and an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. "When kids play video games, they fail 80 percent of the time. They look at failure there as an opportunity to learn."
  5. Teachers often confuse "teaching a growth mindset and exhorting kids to try hard," Ms. Dweck said. "You can't just tell a child to try hard without giving them strategies and supporting their efforts."
  6. Minor changes to student feedback—such as providing improvement-related praise vs. general encouragement—improved student persistence and math achievement, they found.
  7. Praising students' strategies, focus, effort, persistence, and improvement "takes the spotlight off fixed ability and puts it on the process of learning," Ms. Dweck said.
  8. It's important for teachers to go into detail when citing a student's correct answer.
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Teaching enters the digital age in Peel - Mississauga

Teaching enters the digital age in Peel - Mississauga | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching enters the digital age in Peel
Mississauga
"Critical literacy and building skills is more of what our focus is…You want to memorize dates? Who needs to do that anymore?
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ASCD Express 8.25 - Three Pillars for Supportin...

ASCD Express 8.25 - Three Pillars for Supportin... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Miss M's Teaching Snapshots....Ideas and inspiration: Visible Thinking

Miss M's Teaching Snapshots....Ideas and inspiration: Visible Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

“Visible Thinking is something that has been generating a lot of discussion and interest in educational circles. The main objective is to provide a scaffold through visible thinking routines, to allow students thinking to become ...”


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Home | The Critical Media Project

Home | The Critical Media Project | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Critical Media Project is designed to serve high school instructors and other educators who seek to incorporate media literacy into the classroom.
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Google Drive: A Better Method for Giving Students Feedback

Google Drive: A Better Method for Giving Students Feedback | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
When students write and create documents using Google Drive's word processing tool, teachers can give feedback more easily and effectively.
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Visual Literacy – As Essential As Reading and Writing | Something to Munch On

Visual Literacy – As Essential As Reading and Writing | Something to Munch On | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education

Exploring Curation as a core competency in digital and media literacy education | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

«In this paper we explore the concept of curation as a student- and creation-driven pedagogical tool to enhance digital and media literacy education. We present a theoretical justification for curation and present six key ways that curation can be used to teach about critical thinking, analysis and expression online.»


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How To Get Started With A BYOD Classroom - Edudemic

How To Get Started With A BYOD Classroom - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Implementing a BYOD classroom can (and should) take quite a bit of time. That is, of course, if you want it to succeed. Here are some tips to know.

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Critical Literacy and Social Justice

Fostering Critical Literacy to Promote Social Change (#Techtalkers check out a past Prezi I did on critical literacy and social change http://t.co/zx4zmlhAOZ)...
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Beyond teacher egocentrism: design thinking

Beyond teacher egocentrism: design thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
As teachers we understandably believe that it is the ‘teaching’ that causes learning. But this is too egocentric a formulation. As I said in my previous post, the learner’s attempts to learn causes...

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Anne-Laure Delpech's curator insight, September 14, 2013 12:06 PM

Qu'est-ce qui fait qu'on apprend ? 

Un avis très intéressant, qui nous amène à réfléchir à la manière dont nous facilitons, ou non, l'acquisition de nouvelles compétences en entreprise.   

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Back To School? How To Organize Your Classroom Work With Evernote

Back To School? How To Organize Your Classroom Work With Evernote | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
School time can become stressful for both students and teachers, especially in high school and later in college. Therefore, it

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John Purificati's comment, September 16, 2013 9:54 PM
Evernote is a tool whose functionality seems endless.
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Google Drive Blog: Four new ways to customize your Google Forms

Google Drive Blog: Four new ways to customize your Google Forms | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

From classroom pop quizzes to RSVPs for your family reunion, you can use Google Forms in tons of different ways -- which is why it's important to be able to customize each form to fit your needs. Starting today, you’ll be able to take advantage of four new features to create your perfect form: progress bars, data validation, embedded YouTube videos, and custom messages. 


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Read With Your Children, Not to Them - Science Daily (press release)

Read With Your Children, Not to Them - Science Daily (press release) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Read With Your Children, Not to Them
Science Daily (press release)
The developmental process, known as emergent literacy, begins at birth and continues through the preschool and kindergarten years.
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Ten Reasons Children Should Read Comic Books - OurKids.net (blog)

Ten Reasons Children Should Read Comic Books - OurKids.net (blog) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
OurKids.net (blog) Ten Reasons Children Should Read Comic Books OurKids.net (blog) With the world becoming very media/visually literate, someone who is learning English or a reluctant reader/writer could use the comic book as a means of engaging a...
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ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Pros and cons of controversial issues. Read pro and con arguments for and against topics such as medical marijuana, euthanasia, prostitution, and more

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:40 PM

Interesting for discussions and/or debates. 

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Research Spotlight on Project-Based Learning

Research Spotlight on Project-Based Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Innovating Pedagogy 2013: Exploring new form of teaching, learning and assessment, to guide educators and policy makers

RT @unbc_ctlt: Innovating Pedagogy: Exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment. http://t.co/qVjDsBgbkW @sallybreen
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Free Technology for Teachers: Updated - A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Backchannels & Informal Assessment

Free Technology for Teachers: Updated - A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Backchannels & Informal Assessment | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Backchannels & Informal Assessment http://t.co/fGGXBlgtQ0)
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Teach to Inquire and Inspire: Making Thinking Visible While Measuring Angles

Teach to Inquire and Inspire: Making Thinking Visible While Measuring Angles | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

“Math=Fun Teach to Inquire and Inspire: Making Thinking Visible While Measuring Angles http://t.co/xXzy5CpAnV #pypchat #edchat #mathchat #mtv”


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Making Sense Out of Educational Research

Making Sense Out of Educational Research | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Welcome back to school. I hope everyone had a fulfilling summer and is ready to greet our new school year and eager students for the beginning of what will be the best year of teaching in our lives s

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