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Lucidchart – Excellent Web Based Diagramming and Charts, Free for Educators and Students

Lucidchart – Excellent Web Based Diagramming and Charts, Free for Educators and Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Lucidchart is an online diagramming program that gives away free licenses to educators and students. I’d like to share some of the feedback I’ve received from educators at every level. They’ve said that we are filling a need for online visual communication, whether that’s Venn diagrams, flowcharts, graphic organizers, or mind maps.


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Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, August 14, 2013 3:01 AM

Here's a great resource for teachers in TSNet schools who have adopted Langford thinking and QLA Tools for their classes and or teams.

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One Second on the Internet

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A visual display of the data being uploaded every second. (Data to illustrate the need for change in education.

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Visual Literacy.pdf - Google Drive

Build Visual Literacy and Make Thinking Visible With These Mobile Activities: http://t.co/Kd7UTjM4uj
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The Paradox of Classroom Boredom

The Paradox of Classroom Boredom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Trying to engage students at the high school level has implications when they enter college, Mark Bauerlein writes.
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Social media in the classroom: Why and how to use it - VOXXI

Social media in the classroom: Why and how to use it - VOXXI | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Should teachers use social media in the classroom? As with every other educational tool, there are a few guidelines to follow before introducing it.
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Children who swim have better cognitive development - The Queensland Times

Children who swim have better cognitive development - The Queensland Times | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Children who swim have better cognitive development The Queensland Times "While we expected the children to show better physical development and, perhaps, be more confident through swimming, the results in literacy and numeracy really shocked us,"...
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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy of Mobile Learning

Presentation about moving from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0; from pedagogy to andragogy to heutagogy; from instructivism to constructivism to connectivism in the context of mobile learning

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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, August 10, 2013 3:23 AM

Un must avec une vision d'anticipation et de synthèse des nouvelles tendances en matière d'éducation... Incontournable !

Kathy Benson's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:14 PM

I learned about heutagogy which goes beyond learners constructing their own meaning to learners collaborating to act on thier new understanding. 

ech08ravo's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:15 PM

If anyone has a link to audio or video of this presentation I would be most grateful! 

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Information Literacy and EdTech: Using the Web Wisely

Information Literacy and EdTech: Using the Web Wisely | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I just discovered I am the worse internet researcher on the planet.  This last application assignment has set my braincells on fire! Help. In my current  masters level course, I'm learning about in...

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Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:49 PM

Teacher Librarians are knowledgeable and qualified to teach web research skills to students.

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 10:00 AM

Issues in preparing K-12 students for research.

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Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond

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Steven Johnson discusses where good ideas come from, and TeachThought offers takeaways for teachers.
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http://kellygallagher.org/resources/articles.htm

ARTICLE OF THE WEEK--

 

Part of the reason my students have such a hard time reading is because they bring little prior knowledge and background to the written page. They can decode the words, but the words remain meaningless without a foundation of knowledge.

To help build my students’ prior knowledge, I assign them an "Article of the Week" every Monday morning. By the end of the school year I want them to have read 35 to 40 articles about what is going on in the world. It is not enough to simply teach my students to recognize theme in a given novel; if my students are to become literate, they must broaden their reading experiences into real-world text.

Below you will find the articles I assigned* this year to my students. Please note, all articles are subject to the copyright protections stipulated by the original source.

"The Morning-after Pill" The Week (NOTE: This is the final AoW for the 2012-2013 school year.)
"The Ecosystem Inside You" The Week
"The Search for a Better Battery" The Week
"On the Frontline of the Fight Against Cybercrime" by Henry McDonald for Guardian.co.uk
"Monsanto Doesn't Want You to Know What You're Eating" by Zack Kaldveer and Ronnie Cummins for AlterNet.org
"Why Should I Care that No One's Reading Dzhokhar Tsarnaev His Miranda Rights?" by Emily Bazelon for Slate Magazine
"Inside the World of Kim Jong Un: North Korea's Strange Hermit King" The Week
"The Military's Sexual Assault Epidemic" The Week
"Sultana High School 'Gender-Specific' Prom Attire Rule Provokes Legal Backlash" by Christine Salek for Policymic.com
"Can the Postal Service Be Saved?" The Week
"Secrets of the Most Successful College Students" by Annie Murphy Paul for Time.com
"Scientists Report First Cure of HIV in a Child, Say It's a Game-Changer" by Richard Knox for NPR.org
"Sleep Deprivation Has Genetic Consequences, Study Finds" by Eryn Brown for the Los Angeles Times
"Obama's New Vision: Doable?" and "Missed Opportunity" editorials from theLos Angeles Times and The Miami Herald, respectively
"Kabul Vendors of Stolen U.S. Goods Fret About Future" by Richard Leiby for the Washington Post
"President Obama's Immigration Proposal" by Ezra Klein for the Washington Post
"Scientists Infuse 'Life' into Inanimate Compounds" by Joseph Serna for theLos Angeles Times
"Pentagon Removes Ban on Women in Combat" by Ernesto Londoño for The Washington Post
"The Baseball Hall of Fame's Shocking Message: In the End, Cheaters Lose"by Hampton Stevens for The Atlantic
"Legalizing of Marijuana Raises Health Concerns" by Roni Caryn Rabin for theNew York Times
"Ending India's Rape Culture" by Naomi Wolf for Al Jazeera
"No More Curtain Calls for Elephants" Los Angeles Times
"Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?" by Martin Cohen for the New York Times
"In My Opinion: Don't Lower the Bar on Education Standards" by Leonard Pitts, Jr. for the Miami Herald
"North Africa: The Next Afghanistan?" The Week
"Will Fact Checks Always Be Ignored by Politicians?" by Dana Farrington for npr.org
"Sports Drinks Role Often Overplayed" by Chris Woolston for the Los Angeles Times
"Prop 37 Is in a Dead Heat Amid Ad Blitz" by Mark Lifsher for the Los Angeles Times
"Just How Many Facebook Friends Do You Need?" by Robin Marantz Henig and Samantha Henig for Newsweek
"Campaigns Mine Personal Lives to Get Out Vote" by Charles Duhigg for theNew York Times
"Helping a Child to Come Out" by John Schwartz for the New York Times
"Three Cases to Watch in the Supreme Court's New Term" The Week, with additional information from Wikipedia.com
"High School Dropouts Costly to American Economy" CBS Reports: Where America Stands
"Five Crucial Factors to Watch, Just 58 Days from the Election" by Jeff Zeleny and Jim Rutenberg, New York Times
"Five Myths About Political Conventions" by Martin Cohen, Washington Post
"Turn Off the Phone (and the Tension)" by Jenna Wortham, New York Times
"Can Obama Hold On to the Latino Vote?" The Week



Looking for previous year's Article of the Week assignments? Check out the
Article of the Week Archive.

*While I assigned these, many of the lessons were prepared by my colleagues in the Magnolia High School English Department, including Helen Goldsmith, Amie Howell, Melissa Hunnicutt, Virginia Kim, Katrina Mundy, Esther Noh, Kalli Pappas, Sherri Rothwell, Lindsay Ruben, Margaret Tagler, Robin Turner, Michelle Waxman, and Dana White.

 


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QuickCast - 3 Minute Screencasts

QuickCast - 3 Minute Screencasts | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Designed to be lightweight, free and simple to use — everything you need to make a 3 minute QuickCast.

Right now QuickCast is Mac only, but it's open source so if you would like to see QuickCast on more platforms please get involved.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:54 PM

Screencasting application for Mac users, produces 3 minute screencasts. Free and easy to use.

John Jung's comment, August 13, 2013 11:42 PM
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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 7:24 PM

Only for Mac Users

Only 3 minutes screen-cast

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Are we in the middle of a writing revolution? Column

Are we in the middle of a writing revolution? Column | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Technology has changed how we communicate in writing.
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Interesting argument.

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

If you’re a visual learner then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that.


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14 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad | Slideshow

14 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Your iPad | Slideshow | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A look at the tablet's less well-known features and capabilities that you might find useful.

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When Schools Become Dead Zones of the Imagination: A Critical Pedagogy Manifesto

When Schools Become Dead Zones of the Imagination: A Critical Pedagogy Manifesto | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Rather than create autonomous, critical and civically engaged students, the un-reformers kill the imagination while depoliticizing all vestiges of teaching and learning, says Henry A. Giroux.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:49 AM

This is a provacative article worth reading.

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Why Vygotsky?


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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, August 10, 2013 4:42 PM

I think this is important - looking at the theories of education and found a different paper expounding Vygotskys Social Learning Theory.  There are more correlations here to how effective Group learning is.  Background to the theory. 

'Pedagogy of Collaboration' = cMOOC pedagogy? 

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Maureen Walters- What is Visual Literacy?

Maureen Walters- What is Visual Literacy? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Return to Issue 3 Table of Contents Maureen Walters completed her graduate studies in English education at Appalachian State University in 2005.  She currently teaches online writing and literature...
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Critical Literacy and Writer's Workshop: Bringing Purpose and Passion to Student Writing book download

Lee Heffernan


Download here http://baommse.info/1/books/Critical-Literacy-and-Writer-s-Work...

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Critical Literacy and Writer's Workshop: Bringing Purpose and Passion to Student Writing book download

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45 Design Thinking Resources For Educators

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45 Design Thinking Resources For Educators

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Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, August 14, 2013 1:19 PM

Thank you.....

Knowledge Edge Education's curator insight, August 15, 2013 11:32 AM

A world where digital learning platforms help adult learners succeed through college completio and where a network of schools offers international-quality education, affordable tuition, and serves hundreds of thousands of children in economically disadvantaged countries.....

Warren Williams's comment, September 8, 2013 1:29 AM
very interesting, thank you
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32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms

32 Characteristics Of High-Performing Classrooms | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Kimberly House's curator insight, August 11, 2013 8:13 AM

Some good reminders in here.

Dafina Westbrooks's curator insight, August 12, 2013 10:04 AM

More like this please!

Debbie Goodis's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:16 AM

Can these posters be purchased and printed?

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Beyond student-centered and teacher-centered pedagogy: Teaching and learning as guided participation

Beyond student-centered and teacher-centered pedagogy: Teaching and learning as guided participation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In recent decades, student centered pedagogy has provided serious challenges to traditional ―lecture-and-test‖ modes of education in colleges and universities.
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Social Media Usage Amongst Older Generations Triples, According to Pew

Social Media Usage Amongst Older Generations Triples, According to Pew | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The number of adults who use social networks is up to 72 percent in 2013, according to data from Pew Research Center.

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Twiducate - Social Networking & Media For Schools :: Education 2.0

Twiducate - Social Networking & Media For Schools :: Education 2.0 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A social networking site for schools. Share links, resources, questions, ideas, reflections, etc. with your students. Best of all, it is free!

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For schools and its free.

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Getting an iPad into each kid’s backpack

Detroit Free Press
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Article sharing how some Michigan district are using iPads

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