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Make students curators

"...we could have students engage with artifacts, historic sites, landscapes, photographs, memorials, paintings, political cartoons, and actual people, as well as with more traditional documents. We could have them select a topic or theme to research as a class, and then create an online exhibition featuring these objects, places, documents, and more...."

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Very practical advice on how curation can be used to develop critical and creative thinking, in particular the "cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections"

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Developing “Healthy Skeptics” in the Age of New Literacies

Developing “Healthy Skeptics” in the Age of New Literacies | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
One of my most poignant "slaps on the face" in the classroom came while conferring with a student over their research paper. During our conversation, confusion arose from the conflicting information that he had found on the web.
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DigPed Chat: Digital literacies (with images, tweets) · CarolineKuhn

"Today the chat was about digital literacies and how they can leverage the web’s architecture of participation just as the spread of reading skills amplified collective intelligence 5 centuries ago."

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A very complete Storify on Digital Literacies
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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
Will classes in curiosity, problem-solving and creative thinking soon be on the curriculum? Our latest report thinks it should.

Via Nik Peachey, Lisa Marie Blaschke
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Paul-Elder Critical Thinking Framework — University of Louisville Ideas To Action

Paul-Elder Critical Thinking Framework — University of Louisville Ideas To Action | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
Ideas to Action is the University of Louisville’s quality enhancement plan, focused on undergraduate education and created as part of the reaccreditation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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Digital Literacy Resource Platform

Digital Literacy Resource Platform | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
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Simple to use, pleasant to the eye and useful content!
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Simple to use, pleasant to the eye and useful content!
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Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin

Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
Attorney and author G. Randy Kasten suggests that educators have an obligation to prepare young minds for the thickening information cloud they're already being forced to navigate.
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35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking :: Childhood101 :: Christie Burnett

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking :: Childhood101 :: Christie Burnett | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your students. The collection includes Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, technology and a tonne of fun facts – so there is sure to be something for everyone!

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Frances Foote's curator insight, June 15, 1:58 PM

This link provides a collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that educators and scholars can use to motivate and inspire . The resources include Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, and fun facts.

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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | MindShift | KQED News

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | MindShift | KQED News | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information. Teachers often ask questions of their students to
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Frances Foote's curator insight, June 15, 1:49 PM

This link provides an excerpt from the book Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions. This excerpt provides guidelines for scholars to follow as they produce their first set of questions. These questions flip the switch from teacher directed to student directed as scholars use what the authors call the “Question Focus” or “QFocus.” method.

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Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring

Universities should ban PowerPoint — It makes students stupid and professors boring | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
PowerPoint slides "are toxic to education."
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Bongumusa Madonsela's curator insight, November 2, 2015 4:44 AM

Yes...reading off a powerpoint can only provide you with theoretical knowledge. What makes you a teacher is what you do when you get into that classroom and the things you say to the learners sitting in front of you. You are a teacher through practice.

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Why do we need to eradicate the power point culture
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Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
Students learn better when their "thinking" includes thinking about the material plus how to dig in, break it apart, understand it, and build on that.
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Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education

Unexpected Tools That are Influencing the Future of Education | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
Unschooling, greater independence for the student and teacher, and getting in touch with our social and emotional selves are just some of the topics that have inspired educators and life-long learners.
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Empowering Student Relationships With Media

Empowering Student Relationships With Media | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
Consider this working with this new taxonomy or ladder of engagement when assigning your students media projects: consuming, curating, creating, critiquing, and publishing.
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Digital Citizenship Synopsis by Teachthought, Edutopia, & Common Sense Media - Teachers With Apps

Digital Citizenship Synopsis by Teachthought, Edutopia, & Common Sense Media - Teachers With Apps | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
Digital Citizenship Synopsis by Teachthought, Edutopia, & Common Sense Media. Media literacy and digital citizenship are becoming key issues in education
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Curate or Be Curated: Why Our Information Environment is Crucial to a Flourishing Democracy, Civil Society - DML Central

Curate or Be Curated: Why Our Information Environment is Crucial to a Flourishing Democracy, Civil Society - DML Central | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
If you’re anything like hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people around the world, one of the first things you do in the morning is check your social media feeds.
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A post from 2014 well worth (re)discovering...
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Gazette » Technology in Education – Content Curation for Higher-Level Critical Thinking

Gazette » Technology in Education – Content Curation for Higher-Level Critical Thinking | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
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Sums up the pedagogical value of curation very nicely!
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Sums up the pedagogical value of curation very nicely!
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Sums up the pedagogical value of curation very nicely!
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Sums up the pedagogical value of curation very nicely!
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How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn?

How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn? | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
Some researchers say we're losing our critical thinking and memory skills by relying on the search bar.
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Blogging is the New Persuasive Essay

Blogging is the New Persuasive Essay | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
By Shelley Wright As an English teacher, I’ve had numerous conversations with college professors who lament the writing skills of their first year students.
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Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age

Five Critical Skills to Empower Students in the Digital Age | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
Using the first five days of school to teach learning skills that will be used throughout the course is a great way to start the new school year.
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Questions, answers, collaboration, opening your world, self-reflection...
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Questions, answers, collaboration, opening your world, self-reflection...
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Toutes les oeuvres des musées français en ligne et faciles à partager - France Inter

Toutes les oeuvres des musées français en ligne et faciles à partager - France Inter | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
www.images-art.fr. 500 000 images d'oeuvres consultables et utilisables à titre privé ou pédagogique.
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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking,...
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Ed Nikora's curator insight, August 11, 2015 4:34 PM

'Deeper Learning' sounds like an Indigenous approach to learning...collaboration, story telling, problem solving.  He tika tenei korero!

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Remix: Teaching Students to Verify Social Media Content | Mediashift | PBS

Remix: Teaching Students to Verify Social Media Content | Mediashift | PBS | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
Misinformation can spread like a disease on social media. Journalists and news organizations have taken the bait, reporting inaccurate information gathered from social media.
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Yves LE DUC's curator insight, September 4, 2015 5:35 AM

ajouter votre perspicacité ...

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With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class?

With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class? | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
Educators, students, and parents have noticed how schoolwork suffers when attention is split between homework and a buzzing smartphone. Read how teachers are responding.
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euroagls's curator insight, May 3, 2015 5:35 PM

Sciences de l'educ : A lire

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Leaving Certificate old fashioned, claims report

Leaving Certificate old fashioned, claims report | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
Targeted reforms could reduce risk of overreliance on rote learning among students
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The need to address skills useful for life, such as higher order thinking skills.
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Valia Reinsalu on Twitter

Valia Reinsalu on Twitter | Critical thinking for the 21st century | Scoop.it
Love the ideas & deep thinking for #MOOC #atc21s @coursera - what 21st century skills our Ss require #onted #edtech pic.twitter.com/xMmaBcUk22
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