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6 Ways Teachers Can Use Google Hangouts - T.H.E. Journal

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How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series) - Evernote Blog

How to Create a Portfolio with Evernote (Education Series) - Evernote Blog | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Evernote is the perfect storehouse for projects, writing pieces, art, and performances portfolios.
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Make Thinking Visible Routines

A collection of 4 sets of thinking routines.

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Control Presentations, Videos And Music With Gestures Using Flutter

Control Presentations, Videos And Music With Gestures Using Flutter | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Flutter is an application for Windows and Mac which can be used to control videos, music and presentations using hand gestures before your webcam.

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Melanie Holcombe's curator insight, September 20, 2013 4:48 AM

Must try this!

 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 1:23 PM

A new app in gesture control... flutter

Javier Martinez - AWL's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:13 PM

If you want to impress to everyone, you should use this app !

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How to Trust Your Students

How to Trust Your Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Education is catastrophically deficient in trust. Pro-accountability education reformers presume that, absent carrots and sticks, classrooms would be overrun with lazy and incapable teachers. Traditi

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5 Brilliant Tools for Student Storytelling

5 Brilliant Tools for Student Storytelling | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Five fantastic online tools educators can use to encourage student storytelling. Start telling vibrant and exciting stories and have fun doing it!

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Maria Eva Blaiotta's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:04 PM

Storytelling can contribute to academic success. It reminds us that the spoken word is powerful and that telling stories and listening to them can enhance our students’ ability to communicate their thoughts and feelings. Here are some digotal storytelling tools we can use in the classroom. 

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 11, 2013 9:50 AM

Tools that can be used for storytelling at elementary/middle school or for students of EFL: Storykit, Educreations, Comic Life, Storybird, and Kerpoof

Thea Phillips's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:06 AM

These are some great tools to get you into the heart of story telling . They help you to create the book of your dreams 

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A Full Introduction To Edmodo - by Russell Stannard

A complete tutorial for teachers to use Edmodo!

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Anna von Zansen's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:06 AM

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 3, 2013 4:34 PM

Great one

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:59 AM
Great one.
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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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12 Effective Ways To Use Google Drive In Education - a Visual

12 Effective Ways To Use Google Drive In Education - a Visual | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
You probably already have a Google Drive account. Why not figure out the best ways teachers are using Google Drive in education right now?

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Debbie Kemp-Jackson's curator insight, September 25, 2013 1:07 PM

Love Google Drive- works well with writing class. Fewer papers to take home.

Dorian Love's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:10 AM

what a colourful graphic!

Cecilia Bullough's curator insight, February 26, 2014 12:15 PM

Ways to use Google Drive

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Report: School poverty, test scores closely linked - Bucyrus Telegraph Forum

Report: School poverty, test scores closely linked - Bucyrus Telegraph Forum | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Report: School poverty, test scores closely linked Bucyrus Telegraph Forum “What this study also confirms is that the number of programs that we have in place such as free breakfast for all of our students and the backpack program that feeds...
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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 3, 2014 1:48 PM

It's worth a look.

 

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Critical Media

RT @MissMcKeeCPA: Grade 12 Critical Literacy prezi. This is a good guideline for future readings.http://t.co/gCsMNsW9dc
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Resisting Media Representations. How Women Can Effectively Challenge the Way They Are Represented. A Literary Review

Resisting Media Representations. How Women Can Effectively Challenge the Way They Are Represented. A Literary Review | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Resisting Media Representations. How Women Can Effectively Challenge the Way They Are Represented A Literary Review by Silvia Almanza Alonso TV shows, advertisements, magazines and fashion displays are some examples of media that construct and...

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10 Things You Didn't Know Dropbox Could Do

10 Things You Didn't Know Dropbox Could Do | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Between hosting webpages and emailing files straight to your folders, there's a lot you can do with Dropbox that you never knew before.

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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
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"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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