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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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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
StraighterLine's comment, November 5, 2012 9:24 AM
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.

 

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

 


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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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 


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50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities

50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills.

 

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http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2012/09/16/50-best-ipad-apps-for-reading-disabilities/

 


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Top 25 Critical Thinking Skills

Top 25 Critical Thinking Skills | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Here are the top 25 Critical Thinking Skills. First, here are the top 10 skills. These are especially important. They are the core of critical thinking.

 

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http://www.problem-solving-techniques.com/Critical-Thinking-Skills.html

 


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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I am interested in this post and post on critical thinking. Is critical thinking a skill?  Can one teach critical thinking? Stephen has delivered the course on Critical Literacies MOOC in the past....

 

Robert H. Ennis, Author of The Cornell Critical Thinking Tests
“Critical thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe and do.”

 

Assuming that critical thinking is reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do, a critical thinker:

 

1. Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
2. Tries to be well-informed
3. Judges well the credibility of sources
4. Identifies conclusions, reasons, and assumptions
5. Judges well the quality of an argument, including the acceptability of its reasons, assumptions, and evidence
6. Can well develop and defend a reasonable position
7. Asks appropriate clarifying questions
8. Formulates plausible hypotheses; plans experiments well
9. Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
10. Draws conclusions when warranted, but with caution
11. Integrates all items in this list when deciding what to believe or do

 

What are the principles of critical thinking?

 

- Knowledge is acquired only through thinking, reasoning, and questioning. Knowledge is based on facts.


- It is only from learning how to think that you learn what to think.


- Critical thinking is an organized and systematic process used to judge the effectiveness of an argument.


- Critical thinking is a search for meaning.


- Critical thinking is a skill that can be learned.


- Do the above principles hold true and won’t change from one domain to the next?

 

Read more, very interesting:

http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/critical-thinking-2/

 


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David Luigi FUSCHI's comment, April 9, 2013 3:21 AM
Are we sure that Critical Thinking is really appreciated as it should? In my personal experience critical thinker are often opposed if not hunted. Deciding to be a critical thinker may have a high price especially in certain context like industry or management. Definitely it brings better results and can easily foster innovation, but it is hated by man of power and yes-men. I pride myself of constantly trying to be a critical thinker and most of all to be critical of myself and my actions, but I have to say that this has taken me quite a toll in my life, yet I do not regret it. Sorry for stepping in, I do hope this two-penny thought could help in sparkle some discussion on how to foster critical thinking.
Ajo Monzó's comment, April 9, 2013 3:32 AM
Hello David, I agree with you, to be a critical thinker sometimes can be even dangerous, buttheyare the people who move the world...thanks a lot for your comment!
Monica Gutiérrez's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:54 PM

#criticalthinking 

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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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Social Media Explained Visually

Short, sweet and simple!...

 

Social Media Explained Visually


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 12, 2014 10:44 AM

Don't let the simple music at the start fool you, this is a great video for explainging the core value of social media - own the conversation, own the traffic.

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Rosa Porras Díaz's curator insight, February 20, 9:50 AM

Social Media desde un punto de vista visual,via Gust MEES.

Corto, agradable, sencillo.

 

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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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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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5 Great Sites for Student Animation

5 Great Sites for Student Animation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Animation is a great way to bring creativity into the classroom. Get your class excited and engaged with these 5 great websites for student animation.

 

 

 

 


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Rubrics for Evaluating Educational Apps

Rubrics for Evaluating Educational Apps | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How do you choose the best educational app for your classroom? Check out this great post from Tony Vincent on LearningHand, sharing his own rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps and other rubric resources.

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.avatargeneration.com/2012/09/rubrics-for-evaluating-educational-apps/

 


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