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Eric Mazur shows interactive teaching

Harvard Physics Professor Eric Mazur demonstrates "Peer Instruction" and "Just-In-Time" teaching techniques. Read more about active learning in "Twilight of ...

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Mahdi M Disfani's curator insight, February 5, 2013 10:06 PM

It is great to see how he manages to get students discuss a topic with each other and isntantly giving him a feedback!

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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series)

Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The founder of Chicago's pioneering Digital Youth Network (DYN) describes how the organization empowers young people with critical digital literacy skills that make them academically and professionally competitive.
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The Book Chook: Create Interactive Images with ThingLink

The Book Chook: Create Interactive Images with ThingLink | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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BookChook's curator insight, February 16, 2013 3:40 AM

ThingLink is an interesting way to embed links and other media into an image to present information. 

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 16, 2013 6:25 PM

Make photos copme aliove with embedded links etc

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Curate Your Bookmarks Into Visual Start Pages with Draggo


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Robin Good's comment, March 7, 2013 10:41 AM
Yes Livia, you got the idea.
Robin Good's comment, March 7, 2013 10:41 AM
Yes Livia, you got the idea.
lynnegibb's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:44 PM

Yes - need to sort my curation finds!

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T3S1: Digital Literacies with Dr. Doug Belshaw

Slides for the #etmooc session I'm leading on digital literacies on Monday 18th February 2013.


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Be Better: Spider Web Discussion and Why, Thankfully, Teachers Are Not As Important As We Thought

Be Better: Spider Web Discussion and Why, Thankfully, Teachers Are Not As Important As We Thought | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
If you've never heard of SPIDER Web Discussion, then you probably haven't spent much time with me. SPIDER Web Discussion is the single most useful tool in my educational toolbox. When it comes to t...
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Teaching Empathy

Teaching Empathy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Just before the holidays I finished the illustrations for a children's book about empathy.  Even while the project was in process, I found the book to be a great teaching tool with the boys.  Who couldn't use some help in the area of putting yourself in someone else's shoes?

 

 

"When Emily asks her big sister what the word empathy means, Emily has no idea that knowing the answer will change how she looks at people. But does it really matter to others if Emily notices how theyre feeling? Standing in My Shoes shows kids how easy it is to develop empathy toward those around them.

Empathy is the ability to notice what other people feel. Empathy leads to the social skills and personal relationships which make our lives rich and beautiful, and it is something we can help our children learn. This book teaches young children the value of noticing how other people feel. Were hoping that many parents read it along with their children."


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Zophya Labrador's curator insight, February 15, 2013 10:17 AM

Interesting exercise; as my Scoop.it! topic' subtitle says: Try Walking A Mile In My Shoes...dear world, wake up and walk in as many shoes as you can.

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Trends | Infographic: Does Texting Hurt Your Grammar?

Trends | Infographic: Does Texting Hurt Your Grammar? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Courtesy of OnlineCollege.org

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Use GoClass to Create and Deliver Lessons Through iPads

Use GoClass to Create and Deliver Lessons Through iPads | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"GoClass is a free iPad application for creating short lessons and delivering them to your students. The lessons can include annotated images, free hand sketches, text, and video. GoClass gives teachers tools for creating class rosters that they can use to keep track of which students are using the lessons when"..


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Johanni Larjanko's curator insight, February 15, 2013 1:45 AM

ännu ett verktyg för att använda ipad i undervisning. Det är gratis.

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prob-solving-model.pdf


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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, February 13, 2013 2:46 PM

This model was developed at Yale University under Dr. Robert Sternberg.

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It's the End of an Era -- Enter the Kowledgeable Networker - Forbes

It's the End of an Era -- Enter the Kowledgeable Networker - Forbes | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
My colleague Ken Perlman is fascinated by the employee and team dynamics within large organizations. Here he shares the type of skills and sensibilities that he has observed in the most efficient workers.
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Learning Telecollaboratively - Learning Telecollaboratively

Learning Telecollaboratively - Learning Telecollaboratively | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A Collaborative Space for Those Interested in Education, Technology and More (Learning Telecollaboratively http://t.co/1FQKinDe)
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The Critical Thinking Consortium - Home

The Critical Thinking Consortium - Home | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Interesting resource for visual literacy and critical thinking - http://t.co/sfdWr9vI
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Design for Presentation: The great eye learns to see

A fable about using design to help your audience see your message clearly. And what to avoid. For directors, designers, instructional designers, and presenters.

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tom jackson's curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:06 AM

An effective way to engage your audience in learning principles of many content areas!

tom jackson's curator insight, February 25, 2013 9:07 AM

another idea for delivering your lessons, sometime we overlook the fable.  An effective way to engage your audience in learning principles of many content areas!

N Kaspar's curator insight, March 3, 2013 11:07 PM

An interesting example of how to use a fable to teach a subject.

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A History of Reading

A History of Reading | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
"Writing freezes the moment. Reading is forever."

"A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic," Carl Sagan poignantly obser
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Educational Leadership:Reshaping High Schools:Put Understanding First

Put Understanding First by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe

"The high school curriculum should start with the long-term goals of schooling: meaning making and transfer of learning.

A local newspaper reporter asks students attending the town's high school to give their school a letter grade from A to F. One young man, a senior, rates his high school a B. When asked to explain, he replies with a single word: "Boring.""


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21 Great iPad Storytelling Apps

21 Great iPad Storytelling Apps | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Storytelling apps are one of the most powerful aspects of the iPad. They allow for collaboration and creativity that I couldn't really achieve before using the iPad. Here are some of my favorite Storytelling Apps. 


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 17, 2013 5:16 PM

Really useful list; some gems worth exploring further.

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President Obama's Plan For Universal Preschool | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR

President Obama's Plan For Universal Preschool | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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The Power of Educational Coaching

The Power of Educational Coaching | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I squirmed a bit in the center seat as I responded to questions. One educator after another around the circle asked me probing questions that made me think about my actions. I knew they understood

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, February 14, 2013 2:18 PM

From the article: "Educational coaching has powerful ramifications for the classroom. (...)

Teachers become less prescriptive in their attitudes towards students, and students feel more in charge of their learning and their lives.

How do you see teachers applying the skills of educational coaching in the classroom?"

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Do young kids need to learn a lot of facts? - Washington Post (blog)

Do young kids need to learn a lot of facts? - Washington Post (blog) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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YES! Recommends: Biomimicry 3.8 Institute

The Biomimicry 3.8 Institute promotes biomimicry as a sustainability design tool.
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Brian Cambourne (Conditions for Learning) said that biomimicry closely related to his Learning Conditions.

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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech?

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Getty Images With a new generation of teachers coming into the work force, there's a discrepancy between what principals expect of teachers-in-traini

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 13, 2013 2:22 PM

A MUST read!!!

 

Lance Weihmuller's curator insight, February 13, 2013 4:58 PM

Answer: not really. 

 

But! "...55 percent say they’ve learned how to use interactive whiteboards." 

 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 13, 2013 6:54 PM

I don't think we are, but that is not a problem. The question is "do teachers have the skills, the adaptability, and the learning aptitude?" We cannot fully imagine the next wave or generation of technology.

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"Cool People, Messing With All This Cool Stuff" Simon Hauger: The Workshop School | NWP Connect

"Cool People, Messing With All This Cool Stuff" Simon Hauger: The Workshop School | NWP Connect | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Teaching in the 21st Century

Teaching in the 21st Century | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Excellent in-depth look at 21st C learning and teaching. Raises questions and offers direction.

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Lucy Beaton's curator insight, February 13, 2013 7:36 PM

A simple explanation of what it means to be a 21st century teacher.

TerhiD's curator insight, February 14, 2013 12:56 PM

Well... that's it!

TerhiD's comment, February 14, 2013 12:56 PM
That's it!