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Critical Thinking: Foundational for Digital Literacies and Democracy

Critical Thinking: Foundational for Digital Literacies and Democracy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In case you haven't seen this...great column by Jesse Gainer in JAAL on Pop Culture and Digital Literacies ... http://t.co/lRDJ55msYv

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Katherine Kedey's curator insight, May 21, 2013 8:49 AM

Interesting connections to Critical Literacy, Voice & Strategy

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Critical thinking and analytical thinking are not the same thing!

Critical thinking and analytical thinking are not the same thing! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Critical thinking and analytical thinking are not the same thing. To clarify the difference between these words, let's look at their etymology (word origins). According to the dictionary, "analyze" means to break apart into essential elements. The opposite of analyze is synthesize, or put together. "Criticize" means to evaluate or make a judgment regarding the merits or faults. The opposite of criticize in one sense would be praise, or in another sense absence of judgment. Simply looking at the two definitions, it is glaringly obvious that two different skill sets are required. So why are they often lumped together? The dictionary definition of this answer would be a stupor of thought, or the condition of not thinking.


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Charles Fischer's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:04 AM

There are many types of thinking! It's extremely important to first recognize a variety, whether through Multiple Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy or another lens. Then students need opportunities to practice, practice, practice.

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Q&A: Pew Researcher Analyzes Students' E-Research Skills - Education Week News

Q&A: Pew Researcher Analyzes Students' E-Research Skills - Education Week News | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Education Week News Q&A: Pew Researcher Analyzes Students' E-Research Skills Education Week News That upside is tempered by concerns that students' digital literacy needs to improve—in today's world, students need to know how to judge the quality...
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Rhys Cassidy's curator insight, May 27, 2013 3:08 PM

Will have to sign up to the two week trial to read this.

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Sony A4-sized digital paper notepad is light, durable and responsive #DigInfo

Sony 13.3" A4-sized digital paper notepad is light, durable and responsive (http://www.diginfo.tv/v/13-0036-r-en.php) 15/5/2013 Educational IT Solutions Expo...

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João Greno Brogueira's curator insight, May 18, 2013 3:33 PM

Cool!

Tank wan's comment, June 6, 2013 10:24 PM
anyone get a nexus tablets at http://www.nextbuying.com
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Explanations: Top Ten Teaching Tips

Explanations: Top Ten Teaching Tips | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
“There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell i...

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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2015 2:24 PM

I have not read an article specifically about giving explanations before!  This one give ten great tips to ponder when we are attempting to explain to others.   May favorite is the last:  "check for understanding"!  

Vladimir Kukharenko's curator insight, August 4, 2015 3:08 AM

I have not read an article specifically about giving explanations before!  This one give ten great tips to ponder when we are attempting to explain to others.   May favorite is the last:  "check for understanding"!  

Dennis Swender's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:08 AM

I have not read an article specifically about giving explanations before!  This one give ten great tips to ponder when we are attempting to explain to others.   May favorite is the last:  "check for understanding"!  

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5 Pillars of a Successful Modern Web Design

5 Pillars of a Successful Modern Web Design | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The SEO practices you implement in site design that optimize for search engines should be invisible. Modern day web design success requires a multi-function, multi-skilled approached to ensure maximum impact for your business.

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

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30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028

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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

"Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility."


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Vocabla - Vocabulary App

Vocabla - Vocabulary App | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Build your English vocabulary. Collect new words you really need and memorize them in simple tests

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Mariusz Leś's comment, May 18, 2013 5:15 AM
Must try this.
Jenn Alevy's curator insight, May 20, 2013 4:47 AM

Looks like a great resource for English Language Learners

Nathalie van Ee's comment, May 29, 2013 4:47 AM
A great ressource. Thanks!
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SmartBlog on Education - Are Twitter and educational standards divorced? -

SmartBlog on Education - Are Twitter and educational standards divorced? - | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A lot is being said about Twitter these days in the education arena, and it seems to be a growing trend. Despite its reach, Twitter still offers a lot of r

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Children who read on iPads or Kindles have weaker literacy skills and are less likely to enjoy it as a pastime, charity warns

Children who read on iPads or Kindles have weaker literacy skills and are less likely to enjoy it as a pastime, charity warns | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The advance of technology means that young people who read on a screen fall behind in the classroom and fewer children now enjoy reading, the National Literacy Trust has found.

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What Questions Did You Ask Today?

"The average five-year-old asks 65 questions per day, most of them starting with "why." The average 44-year-old manager only asks six questions per day; most of them starting with "when," "where," or "how much."

The number of questions we ask per day doesn't increase until retirement. Why retirement? Because that's when we start asking, "Where are my keys?" and "Why did I walk into this room?" 

In this animated three-minute video, Chic Thompson the author of What a Great Idea!, will help you "jump start" your question asking ability."


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john dimitriou's curator insight, April 14, 2014 5:49 AM

Questions, questions and more questions. What are the right questions?

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2015 2:25 PM

Fabulous!    

 

Jonas Salk:  "The answer to every problem pre-exists.  We need to ask the right Questions to reveal the answers."

 

Great tips...........Parents:  instead of asking "what did you learn today?", ask "what questions did you ask today?"

 

Desinging learning, we need to ask HOW last.  What and why first.  "What is the result we want to see, feel and hear."  Then:  Why do you want to achieve these results.  LAST:  How will we do it.  

 

 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, August 4, 2015 10:08 AM

Fabulous!    

 

Jonas Salk:  "The answer to every problem pre-exists.  We need to ask the right Questions to reveal the answers."

 

Great tips...........Parents:  instead of asking "what did you learn today?", ask "what questions did you ask today?"

 

Desinging learning, we need to ask HOW last.  What and why first.  "What is the result we want to see, feel and hear."  Then:  Why do you want to achieve these results.  LAST:  How will we do it.  

 

 

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5 Tools For Making Custom Timelines - Edudemic

5 Tools For Making Custom Timelines - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
You can use custom timelines in book reports, projects, and just about every other piece of coursework in K-12. These tools will help.
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EdTech Lingo Cheat Sheet

EdTech Lingo Cheat Sheet | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Gamification, digital storytelling, virtual classrooms…it’s not easy to keep track of all of the new buzzwords in the booming edtech sector. At Boundless..

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 9, 2015 12:51 PM

Good, clear infographic comparing different learning theories alongside connectivism. Interesting to consider, whether you appreciate the theory or not. 

Ana Seb+'s curator insight, November 9, 2015 6:04 PM

¿Epoca de conectivismo?

maralma's curator insight, October 15, 2016 7:39 AM
INTERESTING!

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Q&A w Brandy A: How can I learn to be a graphic facilitator?

Brandy Agerbeck of Loosetooth.com describes opportunities to learn about graphic facilitation. She's offers The Lab and will be presenting in 2013 at IFVP & ...
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James Moeser and the importance of media literacy

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Last September, Dan Gillmor wrote an essay on journalism education that should be read by everyone in higher education. He included this prescription:

“Persuade the president (or chancellor, or whatever the title) and trustees of the university that every student on the campus should learn journalism principles and skills before graduating, preferably during freshman year.---” 


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Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 1, 2013 10:35 AM

Whole lotta good info here. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:26 AM

In the wrong hands, this is just layering over what already is not working. We need something different, full of risk, and creative.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:00 PM

Looks useful and can be integrated into more traditional learning.

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Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 1, 2013 10:35 AM

Whole lotta good info here. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:26 AM

In the wrong hands, this is just layering over what already is not working. We need something different, full of risk, and creative.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:00 PM

Looks useful and can be integrated into more traditional learning.

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How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly

How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Too many teachers are still afraid to use Wikipedia in the Classroom. I'm here to right that wrong and show educators how they can use it responsibly.

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John Purificati's comment, May 18, 2013 11:48 AM
I agree, students think Wikipedia is like our Encyclopedia Britannica's once were.
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, May 20, 2013 10:20 AM
Times have definitely changed John.... :-)
Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 23, 2013 5:03 PM

So much right at the fingertips! Why not explore all of the possibilities? What is there to lose about gathering more knowledge?

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We Are Social - Future Factors 2013

This deck sets out We Are Social's provocations for the future - the things that we believe will drive and shape our social and digital future over the months t

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13 Digital Citizenship Terms Teachers Need to Know ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

13 Digital Citizenship Terms Teachers Need to Know ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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CITE Journal - Language Arts Pedagogy Framework a Critical Approach

CITE Journal - Language Arts Pedagogy Framework a Critical Approach | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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World education rankings: which country does best at reading, maths and science?

World education rankings: which country does best at reading, maths and science? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The OECD's comprehensive world education ranking report, PISA, is out. Find out how each country compares

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Thierry Ruissy's curator insight, May 21, 2013 5:22 AM

corrélation ou non, les sciences en perte de vitesse dans nos universités ?

Bruno De Lièvre's curator insight, May 21, 2013 7:36 AM

Ces résultats sont-is confirmés ? ils sont affichés dans le Guardian, proviennent de l'OCDE - Pisa quand même...

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:58 AM

Great chart that compares scores of various countries' students.

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Creating Environments for Learning: Essential Readings

Creating Environments for Learning:  Essential Readings | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:32 PM

Seven essential articles to get you thinking about the Cultural Force:  Environment.  The environment can be improved, inexpensively, to create more opportunities for thinking and learning.  

 

This packet was given to participants at the Culture of Thinking (Cohort 2) learning event by Ron Richhart on May 18, 2013 (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan).  For more information:  http://blog.oakland.k12.mi.us/cot/

 

 

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2015 2:25 PM

Seven essential articles to get you thinking about the Cultural Force:  Environment.  The environment can be improved, inexpensively, to create more opportunities for thinking and learning.  

 

This packet was given to participants at the Culture of Thinking (Cohort 2) learning event by Ron Richhart on May 18, 2013 (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan).  For more information:  http://blog.oakland.k12.mi.us/cot/

 

 

Vladimir Kukharenko's curator insight, August 4, 2015 3:07 AM

Seven essential articles to get you thinking about the Cultural Force:  Environment.  The environment can be improved, inexpensively, to create more opportunities for thinking and learning.  

 

This packet was given to participants at the Culture of Thinking (Cohort 2) learning event by Ron Richhart on May 18, 2013 (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan).  For more information:  http://blog.oakland.k12.mi.us/cot/