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Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!"
Contemporary literacies to support learning, play and work.
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The Creative Method v2

What is Creativity made of? Where do ideas come from, and how can you get more of them? How can you make them better?
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Public Libraries, 3D Printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces

We want to see 3D printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces become a regular feature--in addition to its other services--at every public library in the country. Thi...
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Your Input Needed to Create Scratch Jr. | ScratchEd

RT @ncingiser: Possibility of Scratch Jr made a great night of prof collaboration/dev even better http://t.co/AfMYbPk1 @sarah_ludwig...
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An Introduction to Critical Thinking

This is the first video in my series on Critical Thinking. In this short video, I provide a simple overview of the topic. Other videos in the series include:... (RT @theepatriots: What is Critical Thinking?
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Education Week: Spotlight on Professional Learning Communities

Education Week: Spotlight on Professional Learning Communities | Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!" | Scoop.it
Educators have turned to Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) as a way to develop professional skills and improve student learning.
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Twitter / IBMFedSocialBiz: IBM Launches Social Collab ...

IBM Launches Social Collaboration Cloud for Government - Cloud Computing - News & Reviews http://t.co/JOvRX9sL
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IBM Launches Social Collaboration Cloud for Government - Cloud Computing - News & Reviews http://t.co/JOvRX9sL (RT @IBMFedSocialBiz: IBM Launches Social Collaboration Cloud for Government - Cloud Computing - News & Reviews...)...
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Critical thinking: The secret weapon for today's veterans

Critical thinking: The secret weapon for today's veterans | Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!" | Scoop.it
Today’s veterans possess more than just a military background; they possess a set of critical thinking skills that are in high demand.
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Developing Critical Thinking Skills: Resources for the Writing Teacher

Developing Critical Thinking Skills: Resources for the Writing Teacher | Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!" | Scoop.it
Resources chosen specifically for those who teach writing to teens and adults define what is critical thinking and provide help in developing critical thinking skills.
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Promoting critical thinking and academic symbiosis in education | Digital Research for Humanities | Scoop.it

Promoting critical thinking and academic symbiosis in education | Digital Research for Humanities | Scoop.it | Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!" | Scoop.it
[...] In other words, if we teach critical thinking, kids will have to look at all sides of a particular subject (imagine that!). For example, he warns global warming as a "fiction" will have to be seriously considered, or even evolution debunked.
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iCommons: The Library Evolved -- THE Journal

iCommons: The Library Evolved -- THE Journal | Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!" | Scoop.it
This is the first in a three-part series focused on the changing role of the K-12 library.
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The Year in Education: Seven Innovations Changing the Way the World Learns -... - StumbleUpon

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Are You Interested in Trading? Workspaces and Collaboration.

Are You Interested in Trading? Workspaces and Collaboration. | Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!" | Scoop.it
_ _ "The more we learn about the human brain and about collective intelligence across the species, the clearer it becomes that physical proximity and a work environment that supports and promotes...
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How Renaissance People Think | The Creativity Post

How Renaissance People Think | The Creativity Post | Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!" | Scoop.it
The need to shift between different modes of thought.
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Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking | The Creativity Post

Aspects of creative thinking that are not usually taught.
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10 Tweets on Collaboration |

10 Tweets on Collaboration | | Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!" | Scoop.it
10 Tweets on Collaboration: Please don't hold me to the exact 140 characters of a tweet. These are for my upcomi...
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3-D Printers - Hacker Spaces -- Making and Playing

Great article with excellent video - focuses on current technology developments and conceptual changes that are/will impact(ing) public libraries!!

 

If you just want to view the video:
http://youtu.be/HCXlJ36x-q0

Do we NEED a MakerBot? http://www.makerbot.com/
....and if we get ONE can we print some more???

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Digital Public Library of America announces $5 million in funding, new collaboration at conference

Digital Public Library of America announces $5 million in funding, new collaboration at conference | Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!" | Scoop.it
RT @Harvard: Digital Public Library of America announces $5 million in funding, new collaboration at conference (video) http://t.co/fLQxFsdy #law...
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Can Social Media in the Classroom Encourage Critical Thinking?

Can Social Media in the Classroom Encourage Critical Thinking? | Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!" | Scoop.it
Many people see social media as a harbinger for the end of critical thinking.
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4Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking and Creativity – eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time

4Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking and Creativity – eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time | Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!" | Scoop.it
RT @hopkinsdavid: Video - Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking and Creativity http://t.co/dSjlTXNW #eLearning...
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If you must do it, do it well_Infographics « Tingyi S. Lin | Visual ...

If you must do it, do it well_Infographics « Tingyi S. Lin | Visual ... | Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!" | Scoop.it
The visualization processes of visual-information design include ten steps in two phases: the design phase (1-8) and the bridging phase (5~10). The problem-solving cycle (5~7) and testing-revision cycle (7~9) may repeat ...
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Clarity: using visual thinking to collaborate, innovate and get things done | VIEW Conference 2011 | Digital Cinema, Virtual Reality, Computer Graphics, Stereoscopic 3D, Video Games, 3D Animation &...

Clarity: using visual thinking to collaborate, innovate and get things done | VIEW Conference 2011 | Digital Cinema, Virtual Reality, Computer Graphics, Stereoscopic 3D, Video Games, 3D Animation &... | Contemporary Literacies -- Sometimes referred to as "21st Century Skills!" | Scoop.it
VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 3D Animation, Gaming and VFX...
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