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Inspiring the Next Generation of Thinkers

Inspiring the Next Generation of Thinkers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching kids goes beyond textbooks and classroom lessons. It has to include teaching them to open their minds and how to think for themselves.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://edudemic.com/2012/11/next-generation-of-thinkers/

 


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Now You Can Add Interactive Images to Your Tweets

Now You Can Add Interactive Images to Your Tweets | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
You can now view interactive ThingLink images -- which include embedded content -- in Twitter, opening a whole new set of possibilities for the platform.

 


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Struggling with educators lack of technology fluency

Struggling with educators lack of technology fluency | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

It's 2012. Technology suffuses everything around us. The Internet and Internet browsers have been pretty mainstream for ===> at least a decade. <===

 

And yet, I continually run into significant numbers of educators who still don't know how to work their Internet browser. They struggle with copying and pasting. They get confused just clicking between 2 or 3 different browser tabs. They don't conceptually understand the difference between their browser's Google search box and the box where they can actually type in the URL and get there directly. They have no idea that they can right-click on things like hyperlinks or images. And so on… [And this is just the Internet browser. I'm not even talking about individual software programs or online tools.]

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://bigthink.com/education-recoded/struggling-with-educators-lack-of-technology-fluency

 


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Tracee Orman's comment, November 4, 2012 3:36 PM
Oh my gosh, yes! This article describes several people I know and no matter how many times they are shown how to do it, they always forget... So frustrating.
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 5, 2012 6:40 AM
Hi +Tracee Orman, yes I so understand what you mean! They nod, smile and yet still don't put anything into practice in the classroom.
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Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Curation is a term that is rapidly growing in popularity and is directly impacting the world of workplace learning and performance. In a world where the amount of information available to workers doubles every 18 to 24 months, it is impossible to keep up with the seemingly endless supply of it.

 

Learn more:

http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/1037/is-content-curation-in-your-skill-set-it-should-be#.UJFxiYGUCLE.twitter

 


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Philip Verghese 'Ariel's comment, November 3, 2012 2:11 AM
Hi Thanks Gust MEES and Lynnette :-)
Eli's comment, February 4, 2013 4:08 PM
It is interesting - I have been doing this for a while, just didn't name it:)
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Digital Citizenship YouTube Playlist - @pgreensoup

Digital Citizenship YouTube Playlist - @pgreensoup | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Digital Citizenship", a playlist created by pgreensoup...


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An In-Depth Report On Social Media’s Role In Education

An In-Depth Report On Social Media’s Role In Education | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Students, teachers, and parents have all gotten onto the social media train. But is everyone happy they’re on board? A study from Dell sheds some light on just how much support social media has among teachers, students, and parents.

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/10/an-in-depth-report-on-social-medias-role-in-education/

 


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PD: In order to become better educators, we need to become better learners

PD: In order to become better educators, we need to become better learners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
When it comes to education reform, there are in general two major camps, but there are also several variations of each. The first camp would like to blow up the system and start all over. The other...

 

 

 

 

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http://tomwhitby.wordpress.com/2012/10/09/pd-how-do-educators-get-to-know-what-they-dont-know/

 


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21 Characteristics of 21st Century Learners

21 Characteristics of 21st Century Learners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Whether you are a teacher, a parent, an aunt or an uncle, it is important to know that today's students are wildly different in some ways, from past generations.

 

 

 

 

 

A MUST read:

http://drsaraheaton.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/21st-century-learners/

 


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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Very impressive digital animation, a must see for educators seeking to provide students with deep understanding of content and concepts.  

 

Here the link: http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 


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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 16, 2014 3:35 PM

La rueda taxonómica se irá enriqueciendo en la medida que las TIC sigan su propia evolución creativa e innovadora en lel proceso de implementación, evaluación y seguimiento en los entornos de aprendizaje físicos, virtuales y mixtos.

Al Post's curator insight, July 29, 2014 5:32 PM

Pretty cool...interactive Adobe Flash site. Click on an area to see additional information.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 31, 2014 7:20 PM

http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

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The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship

The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is important to understand for today's students, staff, and teachers. Microsoft has just unveiled a free curriculum that gives great tips and ideas on teaching digital citizenship and creative content.

 

A MUST read:

http://edudemic.com/2012/10/teachers-guide-digital-citizenship/

 


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Trend Micro: Is this website safe? Check it before sharing!

Trend Micro: Is this website safe? Check it before sharing! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Site Safety Center

 

Gust MEES: In a world where nearly everything is getting shared it is very important to make sure that the shared websites (URL's) are safe! But how to know this?

 

Teachers as also learners share websites, so basics of IT-Security (not ONLY Internetsafety) are a MUST in Education!

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorialsit-securitypart-5-not-only-internetsafety-also-it-security/

 

 

This free service has been made available so that you can check the safety of a particular URL that might seem suspicious. Trend Micro reserves the right to block automated programs from submitting large numbers of URLs for analysis. If you need to check a lot of URLs, please contact Trend Micro for help.

 

Try it out, YOU should...:

http://global.sitesafety.trendmicro.com/

 

Check out also my FREE courses about basic IT-Security:

 

https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/03/16/beginners-it-security-guide/

 

https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/

 

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/cyberhygiene-hygiene-for-ict-in-education-and-business/

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/category/get-smart-with-5-minutes-tutorials/

 


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Instagrok - a promising curation tool interactive web search engine for learners

Instagrok - a promising curation tool interactive web search engine for learners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

 

instaGrok allows students to keep a journal of their work . The journal is automatically populated with the websites a student visits, allowing them to keep an evolving annotated portfolio of their work. A teacher can see and comment on their students’ journals, or they can be shared with classmates so they can learn from one another! Here you can find age-appropriate educational content on any topic presented with interactive multimedia interfaces generates quiz questions based on student's research activity and skill level supports creation of research journals and concept maps for learning assessment .

 


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80 Educational Alternatives to YouTube

80 Educational Alternatives to YouTube | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Kids learn best when they see how things work, when, where and why they happen. Watching educational videos is a great way to learn because it allows kids to build a visual picture or model in their mind. The visual dimension not only helps them understand concepts better but also stimulates curiosity and encourages self-training.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/03/80-educational-alternatives-to-youtube.html

 


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Pathbrite

Pathbrite | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Pathbrite ePortfolios are the best way to collect, track and showcase a lifetime of learning and achievements, and to get recommended pathways for continuous success.

 

Gust MEES

 

Very easy to set up and you can chose your own categories to make it very personal... You can even use it as an ePortfolio to show your skills to future employers...

 

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https://pathbrite.com/

 


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Thinking Tools | Teacher & Student Planners

Thinking Tools | Teacher & Student Planners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Higher Order Thinking Strategies and Tools

 

The following Online Interactive Thinking Strategies and Tools are designed to provide a scaffold which enables students to think with more depth and structure.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://learningcurveplanner.com.au/thinking-tools.html

 


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The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning

The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In this post I will present you The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning. If anyone of you have used one or more of the above Free Stock Photos Sites I will very much appreciate if he/she share with us his experience!

 

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Gust MEES

 

Check out also my Curation about BEST FREE stock photos and editing software:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners?tag=FREE

 

 

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StraighterLine's comment, November 5, 2012 9:24 AM
nice
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nice
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How to Ignite Passion in Your Students: Passion-based Learning

How to Ignite Passion in Your Students: Passion-based Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

A study in 1985 “On the Brain of a Scientist: Albert Einstein” found that Einstein’s brain was actually not significantly different from others. As an Organization Development blogger put it:

 

                     ===> what made Einstein different was his mind. <===


His thinking and passion for learning were the basis of his genius. His brain was the same, but his intellect was markedly different. He was often humble about his intellect, and instead said that learning relied on working hard and imagining the impossible. So what made his learning so different? What can we learn from Einstein?

 

Read more, very interesting, a MUST:

http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/how-to-ignite-passion-in-your-students-8-ways-educators-can-foster-passion-based-learning/

 


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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 14, 2012 2:44 PM
That is a beautiful quotation Ian; thank you for sharing!
Ian Giles's comment, November 14, 2012 3:10 PM
Hi Ana, Thank you. I must say I also prefer the original to the reworked version by WB Yeats at the head of this piece!
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 15, 2012 12:30 AM
Thank you ian Giles, totally agrees with you!
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The Power Of A Twitter Hashtag [Infographic]

The Power Of A Twitter Hashtag [Infographic] | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Do you know the power of a good Twitter hashtag? This infographic and story should infuse you with new confidence that Twitter is the right tool to use.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://www.bitrebels.com/social/twitter-hashtag-power-infographic/

 


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A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills for Educators

A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills for Educators | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market. Therefore, it is our responsibility as teachers and educators to fully understand the components of this set of skills in order to better focus on them in our instruction.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/07/a-quick-guide-to-21st-century-critical.html#

 


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Seeing Students As Co-Collaborators

Seeing Students As Co-Collaborators | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Seeing Students As Co-Collaborators: teaching, students, collaboration, tone, learning...

 

The Tone of Learning

 

If students are seen as co-collaborators in learning, it immediately shifts the tone of all of the inherent processes.

 

Students are honored for their passion, curiosity, and even expertise. They are consulted for decisions, are accountable to a variety of audiences, and are under the spotlight to produce constantly. With the right design, passivity is impossible, and any apathy impacts peers, adults, and the community.

 

Of course, this all assumes that students can prioritize content. That they can source relevant ideas. That they know the causes and effects of altering learning sequence. But if they can’t, isn’t that an issue? A bigger issues than prove you know content?

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/seeing-students-as-co-collaborators/

 


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Defining Social Learning

Defining Social Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

How do you define social learning?


I define social learning as participating with others to make sense of new ideas. Augmented by a new slew of social tools, people can gather information and gain new context from people across the globe and around the clock as easily as they could from those they work beside.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://marciaconner.com/blog/defining-social-learning/

 


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francis namo's comment, May 14, 2013 8:29 AM
The university of Nigeria impacts students with the knowledge necessary for effective development see http://www.unn.edu.ng
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Simple Guide to Creating Infographics in PowerPoint [Template]

Simple Guide to Creating Infographics in PowerPoint [Template] | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Learn how to create an infographic without a designer using PowerPoint.

 

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http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33499/The-Marketer-s-Simple-Guide-to-Creating-Infographics-in-PowerPoint-Template.aspx

 


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How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators

How Twitter is Reinventing Collaboration Among Educators | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

TWITTER TRANSFORMS EDUCATORS


Before the advent of Twitter, most educators I know had limited opportunities to collaborate with colleagues outside their building. Some subscribed to listservs or participated in online forums, but these outlets lacked critical mass; teachers also networked at in-person conferences and training sessions, but these isolated events didn't provide ongoing support.

 

Enter Twitter. I've heard many educators say that Twitter is the most effective way to collaborate and that they've learned more with Twitter than they have from years of formal professional development.

 

Here are some of the specific ways educators are using Twitter to collaborate:

 

Read more:

http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/09/how-twitter-is-reinventing-collaboration-among-educators272.html

 


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Sonia Thomas's curator insight, May 27, 2013 6:53 PM

Twitter provides a great opportunity to collaborate with educators outside of your local physical community. The exchange of ideas and perspectives can reenergize your career. “Twitter is often just the introduction — the virtual handshake that opens the door to a deeper collaboration”

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11 Reasons Every Educator Needs a Video Strategy

11 Reasons Every Educator Needs a Video Strategy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Any educator who wants to take advantage of the benefits video can have in the classroom needs to create and implement a video strategy.

 

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http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/09/11-reasons-every-educator-needs-video-strategy/

 


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10 Free Tools for Everyday Research

10 Free Tools for Everyday Research | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Why do so many students choose Wikipedia when asked to find information on the Internet? I believe the answer is that Wikipedia is like the McDonalds of the Internet, you can always find it and you know what you’re going to get.

 

 

 

 

 

Read more:

http://gettingsmart.com/blog/2012/09/10-free-tools-everyday-research/

 


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