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The 21st century skill students most lack

The 21st century skill students most lack | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham identifies what he thinks is the 21st century skill that young people lack the most.
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Wow. This article is about providing students with extended periods of time where they have to pay attention. I'm sure it would go over like a lead balloon! But maybe they would learn something...

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scrible | smarter online research - annotate, organize & collaborate on web pages

scrible | smarter online research - annotate, organize & collaborate on web pages | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
scrible lets you highlight and annotate web pages and easily save, share and collaborate on your web research with others. Sign up for free!
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This will be an incredibly useful tool for collaboration and curation. All students and staff can use this. Check it out!

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The evolution of the web

The evolution of the web | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Interactive infographic about the evolution of browsers and the web.
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VERY cool infographic! Be sure to check it out.

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Deborah Owen's insight:

This is a great graphic! Lots of links to Common Core here, as well as to good teaching, in general. Get the Copy Center to make you a copy for your wall!

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 6:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 6:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 6:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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What Does Excellence Look Like?: A new study shows the role of school libraries in learning

What Does Excellence Look Like?: A new study shows the role of school libraries in learning | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Outstanding article on school libraries! Please read!

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“I think calling it a library is not accurate—to me it’s become a learning center that has resources,” said one principal. “When I see students in here, they’re doing research, maybe teacher-directed, but you know, I see a lot of them come in just to find out general information, to learn something—maybe not related to school, so to me it goes far beyond what we thought a library was.”

Not only do librarians enable learning, research also shows that they shape how learning takes place by helping teachers push the boundaries and innovate. As one principal said, “We do a lot of interdisciplinary teaching.... I think that our media specialists have enabled us to make that push, to be better at taking risks, and to do things that are normally outside of the box.”

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10 Reasons To Try 20% Time In The Classroom - Edudemic

10 Reasons To Try 20% Time In The Classroom - Edudemic | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Google does it. Your classroom could too. Why not try a little creative thinking with 20% time in the classroom?
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Thought-provoking. Could defintely help student motivation. Besides, Google does it and they are ALWAYS coming up with great new ideas because of it!

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World History Teachers Blog

World History Teachers Blog | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Great blog, full of info. Also links to blogs about US history, US government, and World religions.

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Maine School Engages Kids With Relevant Problem-Solving Challenges | PBS NewsHour | May 6, 2013

Maine School Engages Kids With Relevant Problem-Solving Challenges | PBS NewsHour | May 6, 2013 | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters reports on a public middle school in Portland, Maine that is taking a different approach to teaching students.
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Great article! This is the type of learning that energizes and captivates our students! How can we integrate this into our classes???

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Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This.

Have Your Teachers Banned Wikipedia? They Must Not Know About This. | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Wikipedia's most common sources of information are news outlets, books, and academic archives. So if your teacher has banned Wikipedia, just follow Wikipedia's trail of sources to get to the good stuff. Oh, and don't tell them we sent you.

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Hmmm... Worth knowing about. Still can't cite it, but a good place to start for background info.

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Christine Bushong's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:57 AM

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Wikipedia is a solid way to begin a search on many topics IF you follow the backtrail to the sources listed in the article. 

As a school librarian, I agree with this advice.  If you know little about a topic that you are researching, begin with Wikipedia to gather search terms and find sources of information from the citations.  Wikipedia should not be cited as a source for academic research, but it can be a tool for finding sources that are.

Sarah Rach-Sovich's curator insight, May 7, 2013 6:06 AM

A great starting point - track it back to see where it might have come from.

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, May 7, 2013 6:43 AM

Teach students and teachers how Wikipedia can be a starting point in the research process, not the final destination. 

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NCLE Report: Remodeling Literacy Learning | Literacy in Learning Exchange

NCLE Report: Remodeling Literacy Learning | Literacy in Learning Exchange | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Some great observations in this report, and terrific suggestions, focusing on collaboration among educators.

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
reading, neuroscience, literature, psychology, cognitive science, engineering, iPad, Kindle, e-reader, tablet, user interface, fiction, nonfiction, journalism

Via Anu Ojaranta
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As we head more and more toward all-digital, we need to ask ourselves what difference it makes in learning.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 14, 2013 11:27 PM

An interesting article about how the devices change our reading.

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'MOOC' Provider Coursera Jumps Into K-12 and Teacher Education

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Jumps Into K-12 and Teacher Education | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Coursera, a major name in providing "massively open online courses," takes a step into K-12 schools by arranging to provide teacher training.
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Hmmm... What are the future implications for students and teachers?

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Creating Innovators »The making of young people who will change the world.

Creating Innovators »The making of young people who will change the world. | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Videos that go with Tony Wagner's new book. We should be looking at these ideas in depth. We owe it to our students.

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Response: Ability Grouping In Schools -- Part Two

Response: Ability Grouping In Schools -- Part Two | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
(This post is Part One in a two-part series. You can see Part One here) This week's "question of the week" is: "What does research say about use of ability groups/tracking, and how have you seen it used or misused?
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More info about tracking. What do YOU think?

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NoodleTools : Blog : Noodling » Blog Archive » NoodleTools Provides Its Show Me© Information Literacy Modules Gratis

NoodleTools : Blog : Noodling » Blog Archive » NoodleTools Provides Its Show Me© Information Literacy Modules Gratis | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it

In a widespread effort to support teachers and students in the tricky art of evaluating information, NoodleTools has made freely available its Show Me Information Literacy Modules:http://www.noodletools.com/guide/showme/

 

With a mix of vibrant images, visual annotation and text, the modules are designed by educators at NoodleTools to engage students in information literacy and the research process. What constitutes credible information? How does source type contribute to relevance, authority and point of view? How do I evaluate and cite born-digital images and online sources?

 

Over twenty full modules are available, addressing source and website evaluation, digital literacy skills, plagiarism prevention and ethical writing. There are three progressive levels to choose from (Starter, Junior and Advanced) for elementary through university students.


Via Dennis T OConnor
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Useful information about our NoodleTools subscription.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 13, 2013 9:31 AM

Debbie Abilock is a seasoned professional librarian and media specialist who is the driving force behind NoodleTools.  These new modules promise affordable, on demand, modular training.  Check them out! 

Barb Thomas's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:31 AM

love Debbie and Damon Alcock !!! 

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:31 PM

More tools for the librarian's toolbox.

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Response: Using -- Not Misusing -- Ability Groups In The Classroom

Response: Using -- Not Misusing -- Ability Groups In The Classroom | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
(This post is Part One in a two-part series) This week's "question of the week" is: "What does research say about use of ability groups/tracking, and how have you seen it used or misused? What are workable alternatives?
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"Grouping students should be done based on what we know about students and how to maximize their learning, not because we were told to group students in a differentiated instruction seminar. We group purposefully. This means we put students into groups when we think students will learn more, or they will find more meaning in their learning, than they would achieve with a one-size-fits-all general approach. Most students can do most things we assign or that we facilitate with the class, but we remain attentive to those who aren't learning with the generalized approach, and we change things so that they are successful."

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A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Debate & Argument | Teaching the Core

A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Debate & Argument | Teaching the Core | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How do we maximize our effectiveness in implementing the CCSS literacy standards? One key way is through debate. Here is one teacher's approach to debate.
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Argument is a key element of the Common Core. Good ideas here.

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Ignoring the Evidence: Another Decade of Decline for School Libraries | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Ignoring the Evidence: Another Decade of Decline for School Libraries | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Why doesn’t the research on school libraries resonate with educational policymakers and funding allocators?
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THIS is why every school needs a certified, dynamic librarian.

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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion | Video on TED.com

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect...
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GREAT video! Must watch! She is right on so many counts. Bottom line: it's all about the relationships. Leave a legacy.

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Education leaders deliver first TED Talks on PBS | TED Talks Education | PBS

Education leaders deliver first TED Talks on PBS | TED Talks Education | PBS | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Thought leaders in education, including Geoffrey Canada, Bill Gates, and Sir Ken Robinson, deliver the first-ever TED Talks on television.
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Looks like some really great speakers!

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11 Ways to Make an Inquiry-Based Classroom

11 Ways to Make an Inquiry-Based Classroom | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
11 Ways to Make an Inquiry-Based Classroom
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Great article about inquiry! Make sure you are using many of these ideas, and I promise that your students will be more engaged and motivated!

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21 Ways to Use Edmodo in your Classroom


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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This is a great presentation on how to use these sorts of Learning Management Systems. Another one some of us have used is Schoology. Give one - or both - a try!

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Ross LeBrun's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:49 AM

I just recently began looking for uses of Edmodo, and this fell in my lap. Great tips.

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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
  via Mindshift If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the role of this institu...

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Some good ideas on how to set up inquiry to be successful with our students.

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 15, 2013 11:31 AM

Learning from mistakes!

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The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About: How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About: How Gratitude Can Change Your Life | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Do you want more from your life?

More happiness? Better health? Deeper relationships? Increased productivity?

What if I told you that just one thing can help you in all of those areas?
An Attit
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Talk about something that can completely change a life!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Tools for Cropping, Resizing, and Enhancing Images Online

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Tools for Cropping, Resizing, and Enhancing Images Online | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Always good to know how to do this...

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