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The 21st century pedagogy teachers should be aware of

The 21st century pedagogy teachers should be aware of | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

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5 Levels of Personalized Learning | EDUcation | Infographic

5 Levels of Personalized Learning | EDUcation | Infographic | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
5 levels of personalized learning.

 

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

 


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10 Trends for 2015

10 Trends for 2015 by Havas Worldwide. While two years ago, the report noted the coming rise in “co-” words (co-create, co-parent, copreneur), for 2015 “self-” is the overriding idea.


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Josie Gibson's curator insight, December 12, 3:24 PM

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Andrew Wilson's curator insight, December 13, 2:48 AM

http://richardverkley2.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/want-to-know-who-is-richard-verkley/

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 14, 2:19 PM

Very interesting predictions.  Worth looking at if marketing and strategy are your interests.  

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The Best Children’s Books of 2014

The Best Children’s Books of 2014 | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

by Marie Popova

 

"This is certainly the case with the most intelligent and imaginative “children’s” and picture-books published this year. (Because the best children’s books provide, as Tolkien believed, perennial delight, step into the time machine and revisit previous selections for 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.)"

 

Jim Lerman's insight: Popova's post is lavishly illustrated with images from the 15 books she selected for this year's list. Fans may wish to visit her list of winners for the previous 4 years as well.


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Wiki Summarizer Can Help Students Start Their Research Projects ~ Free Technology for Teachers

Wiki Summarizer Can Help Students Start Their Research Projects ~ Free Technology for Teachers | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

by Richard Byrne

 

"Wiki Summarizer could be a good tool for students who are just starting a research assignment and are not quite sure what terms to use or what topics to explore. By using the Wiki Summarizer web view or word cloud view students will be able to find some terms and topics that could help them alter and or direct their searches. In other words, Wiki Summarizer could help students who have a very broad research topic narrow down their searches."


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Donna Farren's curator insight, November 17, 2:51 PM

Wow!  What a great tool! 

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, November 17, 6:40 PM

agregar su visión ...

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500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing ~ NY Times Learning Network

500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing ~ NY Times Learning Network | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

by Michael Gonchar

 

"Every school day since 2009 we’ve asked students a question based on an article in The New York Times. Now, five years later, we’ve collected 500 of them that invite narrative and personal writing and pulled them all together in one place. Consider it a companion to the list of 200 argumentative writing prompts we posted earlier this year.

"The categorized list below touches on everything from sports to travel, education, gender roles, video games, fashion, family, pop culture, social media and more, and, like all our Student Opinion questions, each links to a related Times article and includes a series of follow-up questions. What’s more, all these questions are still open for comment by any student 13 or older."


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Bruno Koffi's curator insight, November 15, 10:01 AM

An article worth sharing. Offers a wide variety of topics of discussion and composition

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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing ~ NY Times Learning Network

200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing ~ NY Times Learning Network | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

by Michael Gonchar

 

"To help jump-start your brainstorming, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts from our daily Student Opinion feature that invite you to take a stand.

"Though you won’t be limited to these topics for the contest, you’ll see that our list touches on every aspect of modern life, from politics to sports, culture, education and technology. We hope the range inspires you, and we hope the fact that each question links to at least one related Times article gives you a starting point for finding evidence."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 14, 7:24 PM

To use argumentative writing, teachers and students need to know how to use the Theory of Argumentation. That is not common.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 17, 3:14 AM

Chapbook Essays galore -- with applicable background info

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Top Five Lessons to Teach to Writing Partners of All Ages Right Now

Top Five Lessons to Teach to Writing Partners of All Ages Right Now | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Writing partners can be an important source of inspiration and support for your kids. It's the rare kid who truly wants to work alone all the time. Writing requires an audience, someone to give a r...


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 19, 1:38 AM
Some cool writing tips for sharing the joy of writing!
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 19, 7:27 PM

Great ideas for writing lessons together with a partner!

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Igniting Student Writer Voice With Writing Process Strategies

Igniting Student Writer Voice With Writing Process Strategies | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

by John McCarthy

 

"A teacher taught a lesson on telling a Six-Word Story. There are websites that provide examples of this writing style. On the surface, the task appears simple, but it's quite challenging when you dig into it. The students seemed intrigued by the idea of composing these stories, until the teacher said with enthusiasm, "Let's get writing."

"One student immediately asked questions that the teacher grappled to answer. Two boys stared at their blank page. Presuming positive intent, I asked the boys if they were thinking about ideas to write. They shrugged as if to say, "I have no idea what to write." I gave them a pep talk followed by doing a Fastwrite/Freewrite protocol (see below), which helps writers find their focus and explore ideas. Once written, the boys found it easier to uncover their six-word story's first draft."

 

Jim Lerman's insight: Excellent post with numerous specific strategies and links.


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Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning

Group presentation to provide an overview of Mayer's theory.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 28, 9:47 AM

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Mark Treadwell's curator insight, December 11, 10:13 PM

The complexity of processing multimedia equates with its 'richness'

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Trick or Tweet? Halloween Activities for the Classroom

Trick or Tweet? Halloween Activities for the Classroom | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

With Halloween—one of the craziest days of the year in a school—rapidly approaching, many teachers are looking for some fun activities to share with all of the ghosts and goblins that live in their classrooms.

 

If you’re one of these educators trying to preserve what’s left of your sanity at this time of the year, then check out some really spook-tacular collections of Halloween-themed resources that are sure to creep out your students—in a good way, of course!


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Heutagogy: designing for self-directed learners

Heutagogy: designing for self-directed learners | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
While acknowledging that the whole concept of self-determination – or ‘Google
learning’ as it has been called, pejoratively, in certain circles – is fraught with the potential for missing the point, being distracted into rabbit warrens or just getting bad information, we would like to emphasise that this is only a potential.

 

===> Any learning theory is only as good as the way in which it is applied and worked through, and we have seen it produce highly successful results where correctly applied, in the right circumstances. <===

 

Watch this space for chapter and verse, as we will soon be publishing case studies of several recent programmes that feature high levels of learner self-direction.

Learners are changing, learning is changing – and heutagogy can give important clues about rebalancing the burden of responsibilities and permissions in an always-on, networked, instructorless, post-course world.

 

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

 

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


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Will Stewart's curator insight, November 28, 5:34 AM

A useful graphic for learning designers.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, December 1, 7:05 AM

Heutagogia  e o olhar sobre a aprendizagem do século XXI:


1- protagonizar a própria aprendizagem

2- educadores mantem foco no processo de aprendizagem ao inves do conteudo

3- evita-se aprendizagem focada no educador 

4- migra-se para o "mundo da aprendizagem"

5- explora e aprende praticando auto escolha e acao auto direcionada

6- avancar alem da disciplina


#avancee

Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 1, 10:41 AM
This learning theory may be beneficial in certain settings. Anyone applying it already?
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Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills

Infographic | Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | eSkills | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
View or download an 11x17 version of the "Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers" Infographic by Mentoring Minds.

 

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

 


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Sana Sakale's curator insight, November 3, 5:16 AM

Steps towards 21 st Century  Critical Thinking

Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, November 5, 5:05 AM

Interesting infographic.

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Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers

Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

Critical digital literacy is one of the essential required competencies for the 21st century educator. In an era of unprecedented personal publishing, infobesity (information obesity) becomes a real issue. Teachers need to be able to critically  assess and evaluate the materials and knowledge they come across. This could be done through adopting a critical thinking lens to filter things that could otherwise unconsciously affect one's stance and interpretation of  a given meaning.

Juliet Hinrichsen and Antony Coombs from University of Greenwich developed this excellent framework to help you understand the concept of critical digital literacy. This framework is made up of 5 dimensions:


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 11, 1:20 PM

ALFABETIZACIÓN DIGITAL CRÍTICA aquí encontramos cinco dimensiones...Critical Digital Literacy Explained for Teachers | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 12, 2:10 AM

This topic is crucial for all educators. "Teachers need to be able to critically  assess and evaluate the materials and knowledge they come across." And it doesn't matter where the materials are published. Can't agree more...

Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, December 12, 12:14 PM

About five years ago, I worked with a large suburban school on developing awareness and teaching/learning skill sets in the area of critical literacy. The nuances of digital and even print text within structure and conventions suggests meaning that extends far beyond the alphabetic word. This framework would have been a helpful tool to ground discussion and build understanding. 

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5 Levels of Personalized Learning | EDUcation | Infographic

5 Levels of Personalized Learning | EDUcation | Infographic | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
5 levels of personalized learning.

 

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

 


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CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets

CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

CommonLit is a nonprofit organisation building an open-source, free collection of news, poetry, and stories to support literacy, inquiry, and critical thinking.


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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 9, 9:27 AM

Topics to discuss in classrroom

Robin Yu's curator insight, December 10, 10:26 AM

A good range of materials on interesting subjects.

Robin Yu's curator insight, December 10, 10:27 AM

Interesting range of materials. 

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Six Alternatives to Book Reports

Six Alternatives to Book Reports | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

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Marinhos's curator insight, September 23, 3:59 PM

Estímulo para a reflexão e a escrita. Mas pelo que sei só funciona em iPad.

Diane Ilkiw's curator insight, September 24, 9:23 AM

Love this idea

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Practical Tools for Teaching News Literacy ~ NY Times

Practical Tools for Teaching News Literacy ~ NY Times | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

by Rory O'Connor

 

How One School Teaches It

"Using an approach acquired from the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University, and after training at the center’s summer institutes, the principal and staff at Intermediate School 303, a New York City public middle school in Coney Island, Brooklyn, implemented a program to encourage students to become smarter readers and analysts.

"In its curriculum, the school stresses concepts like the need to evaluate information and sources. Each week the sixth, seventh and eighth graders at I.S. 303 study the concepts and learn how to apply them to current stories in the news.

"Sometimes they use free educational media materials like these, created and distributed for classroom use by Stony Brook and often featuring journalists and reporting from The New York Times.

"The lessons are then shared more broadly throughout E.L.A., Social Studies and other courses — as well as at home with parents, siblings and friends."


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Merriam-Webster Online

Merriam-Webster Online | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

description by The Scout Report

 

"Every writer needs a dictionary. The Merriam-Webster app provides "America's most useful and respected dictionary," plus synonyms, antonyms, example sentences, and many other bonus functions. It's free, it's easy, and it's available for iPhone and iPad (iOS 7.0+) as well as Android (2.3.3+)."


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Anita Rissler's curator insight, November 8, 4:44 AM

Utmärkt synonymlexikon nu gratis på nätet!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, November 9, 8:44 AM

This one is my favorite online dictionary. Easy to use.  Definitions understandable even for kids.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 16, 7:50 PM

The M-W app should be part of the chromebooks we have at mps. I wonder if it can't be installed because it's Android not chrome... Some chromebooks take android apps, but would this one? If you read this and know the answer please drop me a line. I would like to make a suggestion to have the MW app added if it's compatible.

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Writing Fix: Taking the Un out of Unwritten | Tech Learning ~ Tech & Learning

Writing Fix: Taking the Un out of Unwritten | Tech Learning ~ Tech & Learning | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
The Northern Nevada Writing Project offers dozens of lesson plans and activities to help teach writing. This is a lesson on prefixes, suffixes, and roots using, among other resources, the lyrics of the song, Unwritten, by Natasha Bedingfield.  The extremely detailed lesson plan includes a rap song about prefixes, suffixes, and roots, notes about root words, and add-ons, and a work sheet of commonly used prefixes. There is also a graphic organizer tied to the song, Unwritten.This is a great lesson for middle school students.

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Writing suggestions for visual learners with need for writing output adaptations.PDF


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 2, 2013 5:44 PM

Useful and practical ideas for students who struggle with writing output.  

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CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets

CommonLit - Creative commons text worksheets | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it

CommonLit is a nonprofit organisation building an open-source, free collection of news, poetry, and stories to support literacy, inquiry, and critical thinking.


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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 9, 9:27 AM

Topics to discuss in classrroom

Robin Yu's curator insight, December 10, 10:26 AM

A good range of materials on interesting subjects.

Robin Yu's curator insight, December 10, 10:27 AM

Interesting range of materials. 

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21 Clever Writing Prompts That Will Unleash Your Students' Creativity

21 Clever Writing Prompts That Will Unleash Your Students' Creativity | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Kickstart that school year.(RT @BuzzFeed: 21 Clever Writing Prompts That Will Unleash Your Students’ Creativity http://t.co/wXSscNVmte http://t.co/qu6YDiY07B)...

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Sarah Busse's curator insight, September 28, 7:21 PM

The only way to become a better writer is through practice.

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5 Non-Evil Ways to Get People to Do What You Want

5 Non-Evil Ways to Get People to Do What You Want | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Science has some answers about how to deal with difficult people. Here NYT bestselling author Dan Pink breaks down how to make people behave better.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 26, 12:15 PM

Great tips for your team, whether you are an administrator, teacher or parent, coach.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 26, 12:16 PM

Great tips for leading!  

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Live and Learn | Life Long Learning | Learning To Learn

Live and Learn | Life Long Learning | Learning To Learn | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
Learning requires more than attending lectures and regurgitating what you’ve heard. In fact, learning requires an entirely new school of thought.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 15, 1:03 AM
Learning requires more than attending lectures and regurgitating what you’ve heard. In fact, learning requires an entirely new school of thought.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn


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


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Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning

Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning | EFL Teaching Journal | Scoop.it
A new study from the University of California, Davis, suggests that when our curiosity is piqued, changes in the brain ready us to learn not only about the subject at hand, but incidental information, too.

 

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

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 1, 5:38 PM
A new study from the University of California, Davis, suggests that when our curiosity is piqued, changes in the brain ready us to learn not only about the subject at hand, but incidental information, too.


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