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Partners in Learning - Search : search learning activities

Partners in Learning - Search : search learning activities | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Join the worldwide community of educators who are passionate about ensuring learners are prepared to thrive in the global economy.
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The 7Cs of Tribal Influence [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 7Cs of Tribal Influence [INFOGRAPHIC] | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Anyone can be an influencer.People no longer need to own a TV station to make their voice heard, and neither do they need to be particularly conscious abou (New Blog Post: The 7Cs of Tribal Influence [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Ron Sela's curator insight, August 27, 2013 10:10 PM

The 7Cs of Tribal Influence [INFOGRAPHIC]

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, August 27, 2013 10:34 PM

Great persona archetypes graphic. 

Trumans's comment, August 29, 2013 12:09 AM
Them more we change, the more we stay the same?
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No Longer a Luxury: Digital Literacy Can’t Wait

Digital literacy is about more than just adding technology into the teaching we already do. The following common teaching practices that we have seen in classrooms as researchers and as parents of school-age children do not help develop digital literacy and may even kill students’ motivation to develop their savvy use of technology and the Internet. We must stop these practices. Immediately.


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John Williams's comment, September 4, 2013 3:57 PM
Bonnie I agree parents are important today so many seem to be tuned out to the needs of there children, it is a lot more than just material needs, that parents need to provide, and with the prevalence of single parent homes, it is even harder. I feel as much for the parent of these homes as I do for the children it can not be easy wearing all the hats.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 4, 2013 4:12 PM
I have long hours of work in places where the parents did not or would not participate. Sometimes they did not know. Some groups like Wired Safety , have Mom groups.. or PTA groups. Thanks for your comment.
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The Cs and Common Core

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Mission Statement

The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
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Absurdity and Meaninglessness Increase Learning

Absurdity and Meaninglessness Increase Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Learning BECAUSE it Makes No Sense

 

Can people learn more simply by exposing themselves to absurd or meaningless stories?


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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, August 27, 2013 6:57 AM

Really interesting read.

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We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice'

We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

why [has] technology, to date, had very little impact on improved learning outcomes? This could be because we continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice to meet out-dated assessment models. Most of the world’s curriculum and assessment systems are based around fact recall rather than actually demonstrating that you have learned something and can deploy it within a problem-solving situation.


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54321ignition's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:59 AM

There's more to developing digital content than just repurposing existing textbooks

The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:15 PM

"Another Brick In The Wall" - Pink Flloyd

The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:12 PM

Our  education system is nothing more than child-care with some 

indoctrination thown in.


See/hear "The Wall" by Pink Floyd  (40+ years ago.)


Let the children play until they are old enough to decide what they are interested in learning. That's completely different than training them from Day 1 to "sit still, be quiet, and obey authority." Training a 5-year old to become a "worker" or 'Businessman"  is not education, but it may be child abuse.

 

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Media Literacy: Learning Not to Hate the News - Huffington Post

Media Literacy: Learning Not to Hate the News - Huffington Post | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Media Literacy: Learning Not to Hate the News
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Reading, watching, and listening with a critical eye and an engaged mind will increase media literacy and make you a more effective news consumer.
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A Complete Tutorial on how to Use Edmodo in your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Complete Tutorial on how to Use Edmodo in your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Social media: what role should schools play in keeping children safe?

Social media: what role should schools play in keeping children safe? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Recent tragedies have put the spotlight once again on the issue of young people's safety online. Whose responsibility is it?

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Twitter%20for%20Educators.pdf


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tugcecakar's curator insight, August 28, 2013 6:17 AM

A beneficial guide for teachers on 'How to use Twitter for educational purposes?'.

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Going SOLO: An introduction to the taxonomy everyone’s talking about

Going SOLO: An introduction to the taxonomy everyone’s talking about | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

The Structure of Observed Learning Outcome (SOLO) taxonomy aims to show pupils how to develop sophisticated responses to questions by getting them to examine their thought-process as their understanding of a topic improves. I began using SOLO in 2011, and it is now integral to my teaching.

SOLO defines five stages of understanding for any topic: prestructural, unistructural, multistructural, relational and extended abstract. The first three involve gathering relevant information. The other two are about using that information: linking facts and findings, questioning existing ideas about the topic, and forming new theories.


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Syllabus bites: Visual literacy - Overview

Syllabus bites: Visual literacy - Overview | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Visual Literacy Resources from NSW http://t.co/RWJEbr4mPC http://t.co/gcPjqE7PEj
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Six Steps for Writing eLearning Narration

Six Steps for Writing eLearning Narration | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
An eLearning course is only as good as the content it presents. Like any form of communication, if the content fails to resonate with the audience, users or learners; the course will fall flat. Alt...

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Study: To The Human Brain, Me Is We

Study: To The Human Brain, Me Is We | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A new study from University of Virginia researchers supports a finding that’s been gaining science-fueled momentum in recent years: the human brain is wired to connect with others so strongly that it experiences what they experience as if it’s...

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We Need More EdTech, But Less Technology In The Classroom

We Need More EdTech, But Less Technology In The Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Technology plays a primary role in my teaching, but I rarely turn on the computer that makes the classroom “smart.” Occasionally, I project the class tweet stream. I am an advocate of Twitter for higher ed.

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Love this quote from Jordan: "Rather, in the classroom I become a sherpa. I guide them on the journey of their choosing. My job is to know where the treasures are, that all paths lead to jewels of critical thinking. This happens through nuanced conversation, through discussion, through debate and interaction."

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Vahid Masrour's comment, August 30, 2013 11:34 AM
Thanks @carldowse for your comments and summarization.
carldowse's comment, August 30, 2013 1:14 PM
Glad you found it helpful Vahid.
Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 30, 2013 4:55 PM

Interesting insight. Certainly some valid points.

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Watch "Shape Your Thinking: Brandy Agerbeck at TEDxWindyCity" Video at TEDxTalks

Being three-dimensional creatures, why do we flatten our thinking to fit onto paper and screens? Graphic facilitator and artist Brandy Agerbeck shares the mi...
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Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Even Geniuses Work Hard

Educational Leadership:Giving Students Meaningful Work:Even Geniuses Work Hard | 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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School is a prison — and damaging our kids

School is a prison — and damaging our kids | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Longer school years aren't the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn't work
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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | 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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Reading Online - Articles: Talking About Visual Texts With Students

Reading Online - Articles: Talking About Visual Texts With Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
a peer-reviewed article for the e-journal Reading Online (RT @pkcc1: http://t.co/jHMrzprlNc visual text and Learners #decd #nlexpo13 #connectedlearning #literacy)...
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Amanda Ripley’s ‘Smartest Kids in the World’

Amanda Ripley’s ‘Smartest Kids in the World’ | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Amanda Ripley follows three Americans abroad to examine how and why other nations educate their students so much more effectively than we do. (Likely to Succeed?
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Short Step Guide to a Successful iPad Rollout

Short Step Guide to a Successful iPad Rollout | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A Short Step Guide to a Successful iPad Rollout. A quick overview of how to rollout iPads in school. Hints and tips from The ICT Advisors.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 27, 2013 3:43 AM

Some useful basic tips.

Joanne Martha Howlett's curator insight, August 27, 2013 4:45 AM

it's a must to check these out

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5 Ways To Make Students Better At Sharing Online

5 Ways To Make Students Better At Sharing Online | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
There are a number of important tips for helping make students better at sharing online. From authenticity to slowing down, these are important.

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Critically Examining What You Teach

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Critically Examining What You Teach
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Post by Grant Wiggins includes 7 prompts every teacher should be able to answer regarding instruction.

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DPS using school gardens to promote curiosity and healthy eating - Detroit Free Press

DPS using school gardens to promote curiosity and healthy eating
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“A garden is an excellent place to do observations, which is a critical skill for scientific literacy.
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