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Tools for Following, Unfollowing and Managing Lists on Twitter

Tools for Following, Unfollowing and Managing Lists on Twitter | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

It’s been a while since SocialTimes did a round-up of the various tools that helped users manage their Twitter accounts by finding who to follow, following new people, unfollowing many people at once and organizing groups of users they follow into lists.

Since our last round-up, Twitter has restricted use of its API significantly, causing several tools to shut down. No longer functional areUntweeps, Just Unfollow, Twit Cleaner, Who Follows Whom and Tweet Effect. Tweeter Karma is still functional but has had to remove its bulk unfollow tools.


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Samuel Pustea's comment, May 26, 2013 12:57 PM
Oh, yes ManageFlitter is included in the list! I love that tool, I am even paying for the pro version. It's that good. All the other tools are great! Shared to Pinterest, G+, and Stumbleupon.
Mott Marvin Kornicki's curator insight, May 26, 2013 3:01 PM

Twitter Tools are great to sort, organize and improve our twitter presence!

Dillon Thomas's curator insight, June 7, 2013 5:55 AM

Managing Twitter ..to make it an effective tool, creating groups .  understand who is following you who you should follow... All things Twitter  

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Visible Thinking Routines: Chalk Talk

Visible Thinking Routines: Chalk Talk | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Connect: Each Friday we work on non-fiction with Mrs. Jackson's homeroom. Students pair up and read articles from 'Scholastic News' and 'Time for Kids' to extend their thinking. (For more details, please read my post about ...

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Sean Corcoran's curator insight, April 23, 2013 3:31 AM

A practical reflection of Connect, Extend, Challenge routine.

Sean Corcoran's curator insight, April 23, 2013 3:33 AM

A practical reflection of Connect, Extend, Challenge routine.

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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3) learning results are assessed. These assessments offer data to inform the revision of further planned instruction. Rinse and repeat.

 

But lost in this clinical sequence are the Habits of Mind that (often predictably) lead to success or failure in the mastery of given standards. In fact, it is not in the standards or assessments, but rather these personal habits where success or failure -- in academic terms -- actually begin.

 

Below are all 16 Habits of Mind, each with a tip, strategy or resource to understand and begin implementation in your classroom.


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A New Poster on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

A New Poster on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Allison Anderson's curator insight, April 22, 2013 2:54 AM

Love this updated look at Bloom's Taxonomy. Top of the list: Creating! We need to think more about how we enable and encourage creation and contribution.

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, April 22, 2013 10:08 PM

A useful tool for thinking about connected learning and teaching

Heather Ramsey's curator insight, April 24, 2013 2:18 AM

Interesting transfer of Bloom's Taxonomy into the digital age.

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5 Emerging Technology Categories that Exist Across Horizon Reports

5 Emerging Technology Categories that Exist Across Horizon Reports | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
An analysis of Horizon Reports over the past decade reveals five major categories that emerging education technology falls into.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 15, 2013 9:59 PM

We need reports like this to guide decision making and move us away from either/or thinking.

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50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Finding the best education technology tools is a time-consuming task. It may even be viewed as a chore (for some). Not with this fabulous list, though!

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Martin Laidlaw's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:33 PM

Some really good ones there ...didn't see scoopit

Tracey Healey's comment, April 18, 2013 10:31 AM
Martin - Scoop it is definitely there - 4th row down , 3rd from right :)
Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 25, 2013 10:25 PM

A quick way to check out the tools you may not have seen before.

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Evernote in Your Classrooms - LiveBinder

This livebinder has websites and information to help you to use Evernote in your classrooms. 


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Clip, Upload and Organize Video Clips Into Dedicated Channels with Waywire


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Robin Good's comment, April 22, 2013 4:42 PM
Thank you Lydia. Glad to be of help.
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Lydia Gracia's comment, April 23, 2013 7:49 AM
done!
Kostas Tozis D Skhnotheths's curator insight, May 4, 2013 8:39 PM

likeeeeeeee

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Graphic Facilitation Time-Lapse

Brandy Agerbeck uses her skills to represent Jessica Hagy's talk at the 2013 Visual Thinking and Literacy Conference.
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Thanks to all the presenters for donating their time and effort. We really appreciate your support.

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25 Twitter Tips For Students, Parents, And Teachers

25 Twitter Tips For Students, Parents, And Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Twitter can be a powerful weapon in your arsenal of learning resources. So we figured a few Twitter tips for students and others might be in order.

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Blended Learning is the Reform Most Likely to Succeed – SchoolBook

Blended Learning is the Reform Most Likely to Succeed – SchoolBook | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A former schools superintendent urges a speedy shift to blended learning models which give students one-on-one time with a computer program followed by a trained teacher who provides support where the students need it most.
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12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer

12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers | Angela Maiers, Speaker, Educator, Writer | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 20, 2013 10:53 AM

A go to article I use while working with educators.  Straight from the students comes a distinct list of what they love about teachers they love.  

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Teaching strategies that help students learn

Teaching strategies that help students learn | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What skills do you wish your students had prior to taking your course? Most students could benefit from taking a course in learning how to learn.

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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 8:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 11:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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SHOTBOX - Collaborative Tool for Creative People

SHOTBOX - Collaborative Tool for Creative People | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
SHOTBOX is a web based collaborative tool for creatives working in the film, TV and animation industry. It's pre-production made easy.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, May 7, 2013 10:44 PM

Essa ferramenta mista de storytelling e ilustracao com imagens simples é apaixonante ! Esta na lista para explorar funcionalidades.

online4ed's curator insight, May 9, 2013 7:03 PM

There are more opportunities for storytelling than many teachers know! 

RitaZ's curator insight, May 12, 2013 1:39 PM

what a great tool for creative teachers as well!

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Visible thinking with Mural.ly in the PYP classroom - Jocelyn's Blog

Visible thinking with Mural.ly in the PYP classroom - Jocelyn's Blog | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
no (Visible thinking with Mural.ly in the PYP classroom - Jocelyn's Blog http://t.co/lkvcHAq9sy #paperli)

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21st C. Skills Essential

21st C. Skills Essential | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"There is strong empirical evidence to support the fact that many learners, employees and graduates are not sufficiently developing their broader skills and attitudes to ensure employability and to maximise economic returns for the individual, employer or country. The time is right to address these issues and develop new content and assessment approaches to ensure the barriers to competitive potential are clearly identified, understood and addressed.


... More attention needs to be paid to instilling learners at all levels of the education system with the skills demanded by modern workplaces, such as 21st Century Skills, which include initiative and self-direction; leadership; negotiation; planning and organisation; problem solving and resourcefulness and adaptability. And these skills need to be taught from the beginning of a child's education. 

 

... While great gains are being made in improving education systems, if we are truly to address this pressing skills gap issue, we need to start embedding 21st Century skills into curricula from the earliest levels of schooling, when children enter the education system, typically at age five."

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Today’s Leaders in Educational Technology

Today’s Leaders in Educational Technology | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
An interesting article on Schools.com.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 18, 2013 12:13 PM

No, it's not about me...about software. ;)

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Build Your Own Infographic with Easel.ly

Robin Good: Easel.ly is a new web app which allows you to create, edit and publish your own infographics.

 

Easel.ly makes it easy to add visual, icons and graphic elements by providing a rich library of ready-made elements that can be dragged and dropped on your infographic.

 

Infographics are created by selecting a ready-made template which can be edited and personalized in every possible aspect.

 

You can also upload your own images and save the final work in your preferred format among JPG, PNG, PDF and SVG.

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: http://www.easel.ly/  ;

(Thanks to Nik Peachey for finding it first) 


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 30, 2013 1:50 AM

Easel.ly rruns a close second to Piktochart- both are very easy to use and effective infographics tools.

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Knowmia - Technology for Teaching. Made Simple.

Knowmia - Technology for Teaching.  Made Simple. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Search thousands of tutorial videos on any subject from the worlds best teachers. Before you know it, you'll know it.

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Awesome Graphic on 21st Century Pedagogy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Graphic on 21st Century Pedagogy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Rule of Law Index Map | The World Justice Project

Have you checked out @TheWJP's #RuleofLaw Index? This innovative quantitative assessment tool is a great resource! http://t.co/yf0zYi2DnR
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Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity!

Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

By Andrew Miller

 

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A recent blog by Grant Wiggins affirmed what I have long believed about creativity: it is a 21st-century skill we can teach and assess. Creativity fosters deeper learning, builds confidence and creates a student ready for college and career.

 

"However, many teachers don't know how to implement the teaching and assessment of creativity in their classrooms. While we may have the tools to teach and assess content, creativity is another matter, especially if we want to be intentional about teaching it as a 21st-century skill. In a PBL project, some teachers focus on just one skill, while others focus on many. Here are some strategies educators can use tomorrow to get started teaching and assessing creativity -- just one more highly necessary skill in that 21st-century toolkit."


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 22, 2013 5:47 AM

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, March 27, 2013 3:14 AM

There is no doubt we will need to carefully consider how to gently turn schools towards a focus on creativity. This blog is a useful contribution to that process.

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Network technology, disruptive innovation and the future

This is the presentation I gave to the SAFFIRE launch festival at the University of Canberra on Monday 18 March, 2013

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Will Stewart's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:48 AM

In terms of most HE institutions, DI would really only enable them catch up with 30 years of using technology to do what they have always done, and resisting any significant changes.

Peter B. Sloep's curator insight, March 28, 2013 12:04 PM

The 'I' in the above is Mark Smithers. Although you really miss the voice that goes with the slides, the slides themselves already provide a lot of food for thought. There's one comment I would like to add to what Anne already said.

I am starting the feel uneasy about the term 'disruptive innovation'. As a descriptive term of past events it probably makes good sense, but as a label for current events, such as the mushrooming of MOOCs, it almost takes on a prescriptive guise. Its use almost implies that universities should stop thinking about their future, there is no point doing so as there is none.  MOOCs being a disruptive innovation are bound to take over from them. To be sure, Mark doesn't say so, indeed, he discusses reactions universities should have. However, pictures like the one of a huge, grounded ship easily evoke an image of inability timely to change course. Before you know it, such descriptions become self-fulilling prophecies (something which of course some people are only too keen to emphasise, as is evidenced by another one of this week's scoops of mine: http://sco.lt/89vrjF) (@pbsloep)

Patricia Daniels's curator insight, March 28, 2013 3:24 PM

H817 students. A lot of points made that are relevant to what we are doing at the moment. I share the same sentiments as Anne Whaits and feel that we'll be seeing more diversity in the future, or as Smither's terms it 'Multiversity'.

 

I heard an interesting comment from one of my advanced English language students today in response to the topic, 'Young people have too many opportunities nowadays'. Her reply was, 'No that's not true, we have choices. We have more choices now that suit different learners. I think it's great.'

 

Perhaps we need to listen more intensely to the student voice?