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Without a robust system of civics education a maturing civil society is made more difficult and with no civil society democracy is an impossibility
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Mexican Roots, American Schools: Helping Mexican Immigrant Children Succeed - Robert Crosnoe

Mexican Roots, American Schools: Helping Mexican Immigrant Children Succeed - Robert Crosnoe | Civics and Civil Society | Scoop.it
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The Daily Planet will cover on a regular basis issues of relevance to Mexican immigrant youth in the American SouthWest.  That anticipates  future coverage on children and youth across the United States and world. 

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Digital Civil Society: Asking The Right Questions On Data, Dollars And Democracy - Forbes

Digital Civil Society: Asking The Right Questions On Data, Dollars And Democracy - Forbes | Civics and Civil Society | Scoop.it
Digital Civil Society: Asking The Right Questions On Data, Dollars And Democracy Forbes A series of white papers published in September by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society attempts to sift the hype from the useful directional...
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Why Do Teachers Quit?

Why Do Teachers Quit? | Civics and Civil Society | Scoop.it
And why do they stay?
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Newsela | About Newsela

Newsela | About Newsela | Civics and Civil Society | Scoop.it
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Improvement in reading skills is a local and global project in the 21st century.  

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Citizenship workshop coming to Salinas

Citizenship workshop coming to Salinas | Civics and Civil Society | Scoop.it
A citizenship workshop — complete with a mock naturalization interview — is slated for June 20 at the Cesar Chavez branch of the Salinas Public Library.
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something from California 

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Civic Mission of Schools

Civic Mission of Schools | Civics and Civil Society | Scoop.it
The Campaign’s goal is to increase and improve civic learning in grades K-12 by working for...
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A local and global set of issues, problems and opportunities. 

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Raul Castro mentions retirement, says Sunday speech will be 'interesting'

Raul Castro mentions retirement, says Sunday speech will be 'interesting' | Civics and Civil Society | Scoop.it
HAVANA -- Cuban President Raul Castro has unexpectedly raised the possibility of leaving his post, saying Friday that he is old and has a right to retire. But he did not say when he might do so or if such a move was imminent.
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This curator site will with no small frequency report on the place of civics and civil society in a changing Cuba. 

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21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates

21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates | Civics and Civil Society | Scoop.it

Our students need to be comfortable with the information technologies that are inextricably linked to the 21st century skills the work place requires, and teachers need to help pave the way.


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Jean-Claude Domenjoz's curator insight, November 14, 2013 10:19 PM

Liste des compétences:

http://www.imls.gov/about/21st_century_skills_list.aspx

 

VISUAL LITERACY

Demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate, and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made

 

Peter Evans's curator insight, November 26, 2013 5:47 AM

I'd suggest a lot of the more innovative university programmes are already doing much of what is suggested here. One thing to emphasise is supporting students to use digital tools specifically for learning as they generally already know how to use these tools. In otherwords, while students may often be digitally competent, they are often less digitally literate in terms of learning processes. Also, what refer to PDAs - surely old tech?

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:14 PM

Sound advice for teachers to incorprate these core competencies in their teaching programmes.

 

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup | Civics and Civil Society | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy. (Updated 10/2013)
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Here is a valuable resource for digital citizenship and civics. 


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School Library Monthly - Curation

School librarians can use curation as a tool to position themselves as information and communication authorities and information professionals.
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the importance of curation for librarians 

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Home -- What So Proudly We Hail, a project for civic education

Home -- What So Proudly We Hail, a project for civic education | Civics and Civil Society | Scoop.it
Use short stories & other primary sources to enhance civic education in your social studies/language arts classroom. Free lesson plans, videos, & more.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, June 12, 2013 7:40 AM

A FREE online curriculum resource for teachers, includes discussion guides, suggested writing prompts, and video clips.  There are a LOT of primary sources in here, with ideas on how to teach them!

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Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education

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The Return of Civil Society by Victor Perez-Diaz :: A Book Review by Scott London

The Return of Civil Society by Victor Perez-Diaz :: A Book Review by Scott London | Civics and Civil Society | Scoop.it
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This site on civics and civil society in California as it relates to Freemasonry and cultural institutiions, and institutions of governance, will also give very special attenttion to Spain and other nations-regions coming out of the destruction of dictatorship.  This site on civics and civiil society will be built in transmedia and its will be local and global:  GLOCAL.

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Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects | Edutopia

Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects | Edutopia | Civics and Civil Society | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller suggests using the PBL model to teach students the values of digital citizenship.
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A place to begin

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