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5 Steps To Make You A Better Researcher

5 Steps To Make You A Better Researcher | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The following steps will offer you a bit of insight into how you can become a better researcher using some simple web tools like mind maps and bookmarklets.
The post 5 Steps To Make You A Better Researcher appeared first on Edudemic.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 6, 2013 3:24 PM

organize and research!  

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38 Predictions About the Future

38 Predictions About the Future | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What will the world look like in the future? This infographis tells us what the future holds for the science and tech world.

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, March 23, 2013 6:02 PM

As a writer, I find this set of predictions both interesting and, well, less than overwhelming. I'd like to see more creativity, especially with regard to the "least likely" possibilities, and less focus on tech companies. I'm more interested in thinking about what life might be like, than in which social media giant is on top. What predictions do you have, and what do you think are the odds for or against?

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 19, 2013 2:11 PM

Hmmm can we predict the future... will be interesting to see what happens with these tools.

Stephen Gwilliam's curator insight, April 30, 2013 7:40 PM

Q. How are we best preparing our students with 21st century fluencies in our schools given these predictions?

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Top 25 TED Talks You Must Watch: Amazing, Inspiring and Unique

Top 25 TED Talks You Must Watch: Amazing, Inspiring and Unique | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

These talks don’t focus on just business or startups but more importantly they cover a wide range of amazing, inspiring and unique ideas. One of the most important things we believe in is educating yourself inareas outside of your comfort zone. The below are 25 of TED’s most viewed talks covering things like a brain scientists who studied her own massive stroke, a passenger on the plane that crash landed in the Hudson and the dangers of hearing only a single story about anything in the world. Hopefully you take some time to explore all that these remarkable speakers have to offer.


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donhornsby's curator insight, February 2, 2013 5:15 AM

This is an excellent collection of some of the brillant insights one can absorb while spending time on TED.  I would check these (and others) out - if you have not already done so.

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101 Tweet-Tastic Tools | Social Media Today

101 Tweet-Tastic Tools | Social Media Today | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
As much as I love Twitter, I have to admit I haven’t seen that familiar blue Twitter home page in quite a while. Why? Because although Twitter is amazing, I can only fully leverage it by using a range of Twitter tools.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Karen McVay's curator insight, February 10, 2013 2:29 PM

Adademic Search Engines you might want to check out.

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, February 16, 2013 9:35 AM

The mobile world is expanding. This is good to have information.

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 18, 2013 6:17 AM
Technologie de l'éducation et de l'apprentissage mobile: 12 Fabulous moteurs de recherche universitaires.

De www.educatorstechnology.com -Février 5, 00:16


Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines via @eddebainbridge http://sco.lt/...

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NEA Common Cor State Standards Toolkit - full of links!


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Great resource. Covers different aspects of Common Core.

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Technology for Visible Thinking: Places to find images?

Technology for Visible Thinking: Places to find images? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @JackLawicki: What's the best place to find thought images for the Visible Thinking routines? http://t.co/2MFQ7HJW my favourites #ozedchat #edchat #ICOT13

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Digital Learning Day :: Splash

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My Voice National Student Report 2012:


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 4, 2013 3:27 AM

My Voice provides educators with a powerful tool for understanding both what motivates and inspires students to achieve, and how well students believe their school is meeting those objectives. My Voice is a powerful tool for initiating innovative, meaningful school reform.  

 

Global summary:  

 

Student-teacher relationships, which can be powerful contributors to student engagement
and academic success, are in need of improvement; moreover, perceptions of studentteacher relationships appear to weaken, rather than strengthen, through the middle school
and into the high school years.
– At all levels of secondary education, students need to be more engaged—and trends across
the grade levels suggest this problem gets worse, not better, the longer students are in
school; and
– While learning in school in general is perceived as important, it is not perceived as
particularly relevant to many students’ lives, and this perceived relevance generally declines
as students progress through school.

 

This document needs to be read and read well for those looking to change the culture of their building.  

 

 

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Visual Literacy Skills Assessment Example

Visual Literacy Skills Assessment Example | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This assessment was created to determine a student's visual literacy skills. I've included images and examples of the assessment I used with one of my fifth grade students.
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Tales from a Tidy Teacher: Critical Literacy: Reading and Writing Connections

Tales from a Tidy Teacher: Critical Literacy: Reading and Writing Connections | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Critical Literacy: Reading & Writing Connections - http://t.co/fd8KkFUB - #reading #writing #elemchat
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Make students curators: Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content

Make students curators: Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content. It’s time to do away with content standards in favor of thinking standards


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Cherie McClelland Smith's curator insight, July 2, 2013 12:50 PM

Sounds like a familiar theme.

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10 Reasons Why Educators Should Encourage Independent Learning

10 Reasons Why Educators Should Encourage Independent Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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David Hain's curator insight, January 29, 2013 2:07 AM

Independent learning and building personal knowledge networks are the way of the future.  We have the technology, now we need to build on the leadership/networks!

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New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy

New Report Highlights School Libraries' Promotion of Digital Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

“School libraries always have been interdisciplinary spaces deeply connected to the curriculum, instrumental in developing students' research and information literacy skills, and committed to creating an environment of free reading that supports lifelong learning and curiosity. These traditional roles and strengths are increasingly critical as society faces a deluge of digital information, and the lines between content user and content creator are blurred and even actively deconstructed.”


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Audrey Nay's comment, February 8, 2013 12:53 PM
Great description of SL's role
Christine Margocs's curator insight, February 10, 2013 11:37 AM

Libraries are great resources when teaching digital literacy.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 11, 2013 5:16 PM

Libraries are digital platforms serving the needs of schools and communities. 

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Transforming the Way We Learn: Why Digital Literacy is So Important

Transforming the Way We Learn: Why Digital Literacy is So Important | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
True literacy extends beyond the ability to read, and encompasses the skills needed to gain meaning and knowledge from the written word, to think critically, and to write clearly. Likewise, digital literacy is more than simply ...
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3 Websites for High School Teachers to Try in 2013

3 Websites for High School Teachers to Try in 2013 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
High school teachers can engage students with resources from these free educational websites.

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How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts

How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What Is a "Hangout?"

A Hangout is a web-based tool created by Google for communicating through video.
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AdViews

AdViews | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Thousands of television commercials created or collected by the D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B) advertising agency, dated 1950s - 1980s.

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The 22 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Must Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 22 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher Must Have ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Extensive lists if tools. All author asks for is to be acknowledged.

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8 Things to Know About Creativity [PDF]

8 Things to Know About Creativity [PDF]

 


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Interview with Bill Gates; Interview with Al Gore - Electric Light & Power

Interview with Bill Gates; Interview with Al Gore - Electric Light & Power | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Interview with Bill Gates; Interview with Al Gore
Electric Light & Power
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Teaching in the Middle: Differentiated Instruction: Setting the Pedagogy Straight - Middle Ground

Teaching in the Middle: Differentiated Instruction: Setting the Pedagogy Straight - Middle Ground | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Rick Wormeli responds to criticisms and questions about the effectiveness of differentiated instruction. (RT @humekaren: #Edchat Great article by Rick.
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21st Century Critical Literacy

Is traditional reading and writing enough to be considered literate in the 21st century? We need to rethink our notion of critical literacy, develop authentic learning and assessment opportunities, upgrade and amplify our curriculum.


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Anne Whaits's curator insight, December 15, 2012 10:33 PM

What a great presentation and a powerful message! The affordances of technology in the digital age define a new culture of learning in which reading & writing can be collaborative (e.g. through use of wikis), reflective (e.g. through use of blogs) and a social process (e.g. through use of Twitter). Silva presents a strong case for a new set of critical literacies - love it!

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, February 7, 2013 3:10 PM

Powerful images and ideas here - good for 'kick starts'! :)

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Sparkol: VideoScribe - Whiteboard Drawing Animation made easy

Sparkol: VideoScribe - Whiteboard Drawing Animation made easy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Sparkol VideoScribe - Create unique scribe videos and presentations without a designer

"You can create amazing marketing videos, instructional talks, add a visual to your talk or story, bring illustrations to life, show text, logos or photos and keep any audience captivated."


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Video Tutorial here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxW5FfuFyvc
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CommonAction : Teaching Meaningful Student Involvement

CommonAction : Teaching Meaningful Student Involvement | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

By Adam Fletcher

 

"Meaningful Student Involvement, or MSI, is a model for school improvement that strengthens the commitment of students to education, community and democracy. MSI re-envisions the roles of students in equitable partnerships with adults throughout the learning environment. It promotes student engagement by securing roles for students in every facet of the educational system and recognizes the unique knowledge, experience and perspective of each individual student."


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