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Free Download: The Critical Thinking Workbook

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Critical Thinking is Thinking On Purpose!
Critical thinking involves mindful communication, problem-solving, and a freedom from bias or egocentric tendency. It’s clear, rational, logical, and independent thinking. It’s about improving thinking by analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing how we think.
You can apply critical thinking to any kind of subject, problem, or situation you choose.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 19, 4:51 PM
Critical Thinking is Thinking On Purpose!
Critical thinking involves mindful communication, problem-solving, and a freedom from bias or egocentric tendency. It’s clear, rational, logical, and independent thinking. It’s about improving thinking by analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing how we think.
You can apply critical thinking to any kind of subject, problem, or situation you choose.


Learn more:


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


Eduard Lorda's curator insight, January 28, 4:08 AM

#recursos

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Critical Thinking is Thinking On Purpose!
Critical thinking involves mindful communication, problem-solving, and a freedom from bias or egocentric tendency. It’s clear, rational, logical, and independent thinking. It’s about improving thinking by analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing how we think.
You can apply critical thinking to any kind of subject, problem, or situation you choose.


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


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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | Teaching by Topic

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | Teaching by Topic | Educommunication | Scoop.it

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Pasi Silander, the city’s development manager, explained: “What we need now is a different kind of education to prepare people for working life.

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“Young people use quite advanced computers. In the past the banks had lots of  bank clerks totting up figures but now that has totally changed.

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“We therefore have to make the changes in education that are necessary for industry and modern society.”

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Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are being replaced by what the Finns call “phenomenon” teaching – or teaching by topic. For instance, a teenager studying a vocational course might take “cafeteria services” lessons, which would include elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills.

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More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.

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jmoreillon's curator insight, March 27, 2015 9:42 AM

This is what school librarians have been doing forever!

María Florencia Perrone's curator insight, April 8, 2015 4:00 PM

The world around us is not labelled or divided in categories, then why is academic content? Can we not relate topics and elaborate meaning on the basis of relationships and intertwined data? 

Helen Teague's curator insight, April 13, 2015 9:11 PM

I wonder if this would work in the U.S.? Also, in Finland, students do not take standardized tests until the end of high school (Zhao, 2012, p. 111), so thankfully, perhaps the drill and kill process is diminished.


*Zhao, Y. (2012). World Class Learners. 

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Twitter for Digital Citizenship

Twitter for Digital Citizenship | Educommunication | Scoop.it

I have been a longtime advocate for using Twitter in education, in fact, it was more than three years ago now when I started using Twitter to model and teach authentic global digital citizenship. It has been almost two years since this article was published in The Age, celebrating the positives use of such a tool in a variety of educational contexts.

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/

 

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

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 7, 2014 11:16 AM

Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/


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


Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 13, 2014 3:33 PM

Because some teachers are exploring the use of twitter in the classroom, this article helps to explain how it can be used in positive ways and gives some ideas for connecting it to the learning outcomes. 

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Being Critically Reflective - What does it mean?

Being Critically Reflective - What does it mean? | Educommunication | Scoop.it

The terms 'critical' and 'reflection' are sorely misunderstood in education. Being critical is often misinterpreted as being negative. 'Reflection' is also frequently distorted to mean "reflect on what you are doing wrong". Too often the students that we teach give negative feedback when asked to be critical. So to counter act this, educators initiate strategies such as '2 stars and a wish' and SWNI (strengths, weaknesses, new ideas).
These strategies are designed to make reflective practices a more positive experience for students. It teaches them that being critically reflective is not just a negative activity, that it is important to be positive and give feedback to help improve or make something better.
Learn more:
http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Criticism 



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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 5, 2014 6:05 PM

Critica y reflexión

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add your insight...


Claudia Estrada's curator insight, August 17, 2014 3:10 PM

This is the skill we all need to learn and urgently develop with our students.  

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» 10 Tips for Good Cross-Cultural Communications Intercultural Talk

» 10 Tips for Good Cross-Cultural Communications Intercultural Talk | Educommunication | Scoop.it
Engaging and delighting in cultural difference

 

Remember the old adage ‘the best way to remember your story is to tell the truth?’  Well, it’s the same with Intercultural Communications.  The best way to interact with others is to be keenly aware of yourself…but also hyper sensitive and receptive to the individuality and autonomous experience of others around you.

 
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Empowerment's curator insight, June 10, 2014 10:10 AM

Encore une fois, la clé de la relation repose sur l'écoute et le confort avec ce que l'on est soit même ... 

ANA's curator insight, June 10, 2014 12:01 PM

Comunicación intercultural

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 13, 2014 12:09 AM

These are good points to use in cross cultural understandings but also in dealing with all people.

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UNESCO Global Media and Information Literacy Assessment Framework Country Readiness and Competencies

"UNESCO’s Global MIL Assessment Framework encourages Member States to take concrete actions to help citizens to become media and information literate. It also invites them to assess how favourable the national environment is for MIL initiatives and to determine existing
competencies among key social groups, such as teachers in service and in training. In this way, it brings us ever closer to the vision of a world in which all persons may achieve their potential in their personal, professional and societal lives."


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Tahar Mehenni's curator insight, December 4, 2013 7:07 AM

       Le 04 Décembre de l'année 2013     

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Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0

Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 | Educommunication | Scoop.it
Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning and implementing Education 3.0. This post seeks to compare the developments of the Internet-Web to t...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 24, 2013 10:31 AM

 

That is a very good description of what Education is actually...

 

Check also:

 

- Prepare #Students For 21st Century Survival ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Prepare+Students+For+21st+Century+Surviv

 

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

 

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Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity...

Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity... | Educommunication | Scoop.it

Social media has become an essential part of most people’s everyday lives, from checking Facebook and Twitter to posting blogs, Pinterest listings, and uploading YouTube videos. However, and with smartphones making it easier than ever to spend time on social media networks, in what ways can these networks be leveraged to engage and build a foundation for future student learning? While the potential of distraction is there, the right social media teaching strategies can lead to creative learning, and a productive approach to making social media part of ongoing professional development.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://gettingsmart.com/cms/blog/2012/11/engaging-students-through-social-media-real-world-experience-creativity-future-employability/

 


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davidconover's curator insight, April 6, 2013 3:54 PM

I think this article applies to teaching social video game design as well. The task is finding the time to uncover the right social media teaching strategies.

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Le Connectivisme favorise l'apprentisssage

Le Connectivisme favorise l'apprentisssage | Educommunication | Scoop.it

Aujourd'hui, j'ai découvert un article rédigé par CONSCIOUNESS sur le Connectivisme, une démarche d'apprentissage adaptée au monde connecté dans lequel nous évoluons de plus en plus.

 

L'approche est intéressante à étudier dans le cadre de nos réflexions sur l'évolution des organisations personnelles, professionnelles et sociales dans lesquelles nous œuvrons quotidiennement.

 

Lire plus :

http://pbernardon.blogspot.fr/2012/02/le-connectivisme-favorise.html

 


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How can parents support children’s internet safety?

How can parents support children’s internet safety?

 

The challenge
Many stakeholders are working together to support children’s internet safety, including governments, teachers, industry providers and services, child welfare agencies, parents and children themselves.


Given the Safer Internet Day 2012 theme of Connecting Generations, we ask whether, instead of imposing restrictions, parents can support their children’s internet safety by sharing a positive experience of internet use with their children...

 

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Information overload: A recurring fear

Information overload: A recurring fear | Educommunication | Scoop.it
Shock of the new

 

If we want to understand the modern way we think about so-called “information overload” the best place to start is the 1970 book Future Shock by author and futurist Alvin Toffler.

 

In it, he said future shock is, “the dizzying disorientation brought on by the premature arrival of the future. It may well be the most important disease of tomorrow”.

 

BBC Future description goes here...


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3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching | Educommunication | Scoop.it
Why You Must Reflect and Improve
Students are what we do. They are the center of our classroom, not us. However, as a teacher, I am the most impactful single person in the classroom. Honest feedback from our students will help me level up.

I've been doing this for more than ten years. Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I cry -- and sometimes I'm mortified. But I can honestly say that every single piece of feedback I've received has made me a better teacher. And great teachers are never afraid of having or inviting hard conversations. This is one of best practices that has helped me to be a better, more excited teacher every year.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 


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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 30, 2015 12:09 PM
Student Voice is invaluable to the effectiveness of the educator.
Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, April 2, 2015 10:20 AM

i agree!  As a teacher, I always sought to improve and make my classroom more effective for students.  End of year surveys helped a lot.  I also had students write letters to next year's students.  This gave me insight into how the course and classroom activities helped or hampered their learning.  summer is a great -- there is actually time to reflect.  as lessons change, there is time to do researxh and gather resources.  

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 7, 2015 2:33 PM

It can be tough to hear others criticism  of us and our work, but it can help you improve. 

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Protecting your child's digital identity | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills

Protecting your child's digital identity | Digital CitizenShip | eSkills | Educommunication | Scoop.it
Child identity theft is considered to be one of the fastest-growing crimes. Kids’ identities are stolen over 50 times more than those of adults! We’re often so focused protecting our kids from so many threats in the real world; we forget that in cyberspace bad guys are stealing children’s identities to open credit cards, apply for loans, rent homes and even receive health care. Bad guys make money by selling and reselling the same child’s identity over and over. And they get away with it because parents don’t think about monitoring their son or daughter’s identity.

Why is this important? Children could potentially lose out on future jobs, internships and loans that require a clean background check or credit report—all because they were victims of identity theft as kids. That’s a future I’m trying to help my daughters avoid. Growing up in the real world is difficult enough that I don’t want their digital lives to hold them back.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/why-cybersecurity-starts-at-home-and-is-concerning-all-of-us/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/how-to-teach-kids-up-from-the-early-age-about-cyber-security-and-digital-citizenship/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/

 


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Steven Stich's curator insight, December 9, 2014 8:40 PM

Did you know that children's identity is stolen over 50 times more than adults? I had no idea until reading this article. People who steal children's identity use their information to open credit cards, apply for loans, and this can affect kids ability to gain jobs in the future as a result. One day these children will be the future of America so it is vital that actions are taken by parents to ensure that their children are being safe online, and that no one is taking advantage of them.

Smith_Lin's curator insight, December 10, 2014 3:23 AM

Absolute must read for parents

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 13, 3:22 AM

Child identity theft is considered to be one of the fastest-growing crimes. Kids’ identities are stolen over 50 times more than those of adults! We’re often so focused protecting our kids from so many threats in the real world; we forget that in cyberspace bad guys are stealing children’s identities to open credit cards, apply for loans, rent homes and even receive health care. Bad guys make money by selling and reselling the same child’s identity over and over. And they get away with it because parents don’t think about monitoring their son or daughter’s identity.

Why is this important? Children could potentially lose out on future jobs, internships and loans that require a clean background check or credit report—all because they were victims of identity theft as kids. That’s a future I’m trying to help my daughters avoid. Growing up in the real world is difficult enough that I don’t want their digital lives to hold them back.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/why-cybersecurity-starts-at-home-and-is-concerning-all-of-us/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/how-to-teach-kids-up-from-the-early-age-about-cyber-security-and-digital-citizenship/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/



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How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids

How the Web Became Our ‘External Brain,’ and What It Means for Our Kids | Educommunication | Scoop.it
Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. These children are one step away from assuming that such technology is a natural, spontaneous part of the material world.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/understanding-the-internet-a-different-approach/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 6, 2014 3:41 PM
Search YouTube for “baby” and “iPad” and you’ll find clips featuring one-year-olds attempting to manipulate magazine pages and television screens as though they were touch-sensitive displays. These children are one step away from assuming that such technology is a natural, spontaneous part of the material world.


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/understanding-the-internet-a-different-approach/


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Why the Internet of Things Narrative Has to Change

Why the Internet of Things Narrative Has to Change | Educommunication | Scoop.it
It's time to approach the idea of the Internet of Things properly and start avoiding common misconceptions.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things

 

http://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/why-is-it-a-must-to-have-basics-knowledge-of-cyber-security-in-a-connected-technology-world/

 

 
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Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens | Educommunication | Scoop.it

In working with students, critical thinking encourages and promotes:

Humility to accept criteria that is not their own.Courage to defend their own criteria against others.Responsibility to contrast and take into account the appropriate information.Commitment to filtering out and separating valid from useless information.Respect for the group and for the individual when the time comes for debate and contrasting ideas.

To educate an individual in critical thinking is to educate him or her to be capable of governing or controlling their own personal and professional life and to be able to find answers and solutions to problems. It is the road to forming critical and responsible citizens who are capable of confronting the challenges of the future.

 


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Andrrey Yatsenko's curator insight, February 4, 2014 9:12 AM

How  educate  an  individual  in  critical  thinking  for  student .

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 6, 2014 3:15 PM

Excelente reflexão sobre a importância do Pensamento Crítico para a educação de cidadãos competentes. O que ele implica e o que promove.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, February 22, 2014 8:45 PM

So many students simply want the answer...no thinking involved, the easy way. We are doing our youth a tremendous injustice not emphasizing both the metacognitive and critical thinking processes. They need to be able to explore a problem, then analyze, explain, and evaluate it in order to survive as adults.

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A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic]

A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic] | Educommunication | Scoop.it

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Dorian Love's curator insight, June 27, 2014 5:17 AM

Sweet music!

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, July 1, 2014 10:47 AM


A bit of a edu-tisement for U.F. but this graphic has a ton of info points on music and it's value in learning.

Terry Doherty's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:44 PM

The bottom line is that U of F wants you to think about being a music educator. I really focused on the research about how music helps with language skills.

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The Project / Young People against hate speech online

The Project  / Young People against hate speech online | Educommunication | Scoop.it
Council of Europe, ACT4HRE

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 5, 2013 1:40 AM

Great initiative...

 

 

 

 

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:: Parents, Educators Must Teach Digital Citizenship ::

:: Parents, Educators Must Teach Digital Citizenship :: | Educommunication | Scoop.it
As a high school teacher, I’ve witnessed many parents try to monitor their children’s internet usage, with varying levels of success. I’ve also noticed that many school districts ...

 

===> Educators and parents often act simply as gatekeepers to the internet. <===

 


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Digital Citizenship Poster

Digital Citizenship Poster | Educommunication | Scoop.it

Go way beyond Internet safety. Turn students into great digital citizens.


Get all the tools you need with our FREE Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum and Parent Media Education Program. The relevant, ready-to-use instruction helps you guide students to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world where they live, study and play. (...)


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Why and How to Teach Critical Thinking - Tool Kits

Why and How to Teach Critical Thinking - Tool Kits | Educommunication | Scoop.it
My hope is that we’ll put our energy into making critical thinking a central and essential part of classroom pedagogy.

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Educommunication | Scoop.it

By Moriko Nobori

 

Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond.


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