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60 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom by Category

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  via TeachThought Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and intere...

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Suzanne Smith's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:47 PM

Another excellent resource for teachers that may convince some of us to incorporate Twitter into our classes.

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ACRL 2013 Metaliteracy

This presentation examines the metaliteracy framework developed by Tom Mackey and Trudi Jacobson. Metaliteracy will be examined as a reframing of information l ("What's In A Name?

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Patricia Sánchez Marrou's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:54 PM

ooh no! y ahora hablan de Metaliteracy OMG!!!

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60 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom by Category

60 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom by Category | Information Literacy in Sub-Sahara Africa | Scoop.it
  via TeachThought Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and intere...

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Suzanne Smith's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:47 PM

Another excellent resource for teachers that may convince some of us to incorporate Twitter into our classes.

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Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions | NPR OnPoint

Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions | NPR OnPoint | Information Literacy in Sub-Sahara Africa | Scoop.it

Interview with Tom Ashbrook

 

How education is jeopardizing creativity:

 

"I’m not blaming teachers for it. I’m not blaming school principals for it. I’ve worked in education my whole life and I work a lot with teachers in schools and I know they’re as concerned about this as I am and everbody else is. I think it’s to do with this culture of standardization. There is a view that the way we improve education is to make it more and more standardized. Many people in schools — particularly in this country, I’d say — are laboring under this sort of dead culture of continuous testing. And one of the results of it has been to reduce the curriculum, to narrow it. So a lot of the things that people, who may be be in their 40s or 50s, will remember from school — things like band and orchestra, putting on plays, lots of interesting after school activities — a lot of those things are being pushed out by this culture of standardized testing. It’s all done with an honorable purpose, I think — the intention is to raise standards, but the irony is it’s really not doing it. And more and more kids are pulling out of school. There’s more and more teachers, I feel, demoralized by it. And I know parents are very concerned about it too."

 

“While Shanghai is trying to be like America, America is trying to be more like China.” 


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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, June 25, 2013 3:21 PM

The primary focus of education should be helping children to reach their full potential. That can't be done through standardization, because kids don't come in standard packages; it can only happen when we recognize that we need to meet each child's needs.

 

Standards have their place, but only with respect to the quality of what we offer to children and in ensuring that every child is offered the best possible education. Standards that restrict children's opportunities and growth need to be eliminated and replaced with an approach that enriches the educational environment for everyone.

Sally McKittrick's curator insight, June 27, 2013 8:01 AM

Ken has helped me find my element, I only hope my children will benefit from his education revoulution 

Ken Morrison's curator insight, June 27, 2013 7:52 PM


"If we design a life, you can redesign it"  Here is another inspiring conversation with Sir Ken Robinson

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6 Easy Steps for Designing Problem-Based Learning Assignments

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The following blog post was written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Davis. Let’s take a closer look at problem-based learning, where students work on investigating and resolving a real-world problem. I’ve spoken to a lot of teachers who want to try this method in the classroom but aren’t sure how to get started.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 2, 2013 4:57 PM

By following the steps outlined in this post you are well on the way to developing a classroom program that will engage students in inquiry learning.

 

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Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning

Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning | Information Literacy in Sub-Sahara Africa | Scoop.it

Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning’ presents a range of research projects which aim to explore how to make engagement in learning (and teaching) more passionate. This interactive and experimental resource discusses innovations which pave the way to open collaboration at scale. The book introduces methodological and technological breakthroughs via twelve chapters to learners, instructors, and decision-makers in schools, universities, and workplaces.

 


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Gina Martin's curator insight, August 11, 2013 3:46 PM

Looking forward to reading this one. 

Guillermo Pérez's comment, August 11, 2013 10:21 PM
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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Tips For Facebook Page Admins Crafting Status Updates - AllFacebook

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Tips For Facebook Page Admins Crafting Status Updates - AllFacebook | Information Literacy in Sub-Sahara Africa | Scoop.it
Facebook page builder ShortStack doesn’t call it quits once its users’ pages are up and running, sharing its advice on how page administrators can craft the most effective status updates.

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Pierrick Fischer's curator insight, July 12, 2013 8:44 AM

10 tips to create your Facebook posts!

 

How many of them do you use right now? 

Witmer Group's curator insight, July 23, 2013 9:41 PM

Great tips!  

BreAnn Hollinger's curator insight, August 15, 2013 8:08 AM

Helpful infographic for creating status updates for admin pages! 

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20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

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From understanding what digital literacy is, to developing skills and establishing ethical principles for students, our live chat panel share ideas and resources for universities

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Farnsworth ELA's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:53 PM

Since this is becoming very important to what we do with the Common Core, this seems a good read.

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 6, 2013 4:46 PM

Changing literacies for a digital future. 

David Cook's curator insight, August 7, 10:34 PM

I found this to be a lot of bark with no bite.  But that's may be because I'm already sold on the need for digital literacy in education, and am much more interested in reading about specific content, frameworks, curriculum, etc.