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MARK TWAIN: An educational journey

MARK TWAIN: An educational journey | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, August 31, 2013 1:36 PM

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I spent some time exploring the zen pencils site this morning. Start looking through the free posters and other treasures to be found on the site and you'll find much of interest to the literary reading teacher.

 

I picked this one page as an example because it focuses upon the Mark Twain quote that I've had at the top of the Google Lit Trips homepage for quite some time.

 

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"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."

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How many great works of literature focus upon the impact of journeying beyond one's home?

 

Siddhartha? Of course

 

The Odyssey? Of course

 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? Of course

 

To Kill A Mockingbird? Haven't you always noted that the difference between Atticus and his sister Alexandra can be explained because Atticus went away to study while Alexandra never left the landing?

 

Every single title in the Google Lit Trips library? That's the point of the Hero's Journey isn't it.

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

"Google Lit Trips" is the official fictitious business name of GLT Global ED, an educational nonprofit

Sunflower Foundation's curator insight, August 31, 2013 6:58 PM

A great free resource for teachers, but also an inspiration. Teachers could ask students to collect similar inspirational quotes from their own cultural history, oral and written, and then make posters to decorate the classroom or to take home on rotation basis on loan.

Cindy Riley Klages's comment, September 2, 2013 9:46 AM
Select "free posters" on the top tab to see what's available when you sign up.
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Google Docs Scavenger Hunt by Catlin Tucker

Google Docs Scavenger Hunt by Catlin Tucker | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
With the new school year, comes new students and a steep technology learning curve. My goal is to make learning how to use technology fun and engaging. Given how many tools we use, that's no small feat! Many of my

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clever idea to start the school year, especially with those who have school provided devices. They would have either an introduction or a refresher course. The game aspect of it would be particularly attractive .


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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 4, 10:53 AM

LOVE this Scavenger Hunt! Thanks,

@Catlin_Tucker  !!!

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In a Fake Fact Era, Schools Teach the ABCs of News Literacy

In a Fake Fact Era, Schools Teach the ABCs of News Literacy | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Schools across the country are educating students in how to sift through today's online avalanche of alternative facts.

Via Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD
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There are some interesting approaches to address the issue of media literacy in the classroom as well as some tools to help
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 9, 2:06 PM
This is essential in teaching and learning.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 12, 12:56 PM
This is not a new problem. It is an amplified problem with the speed of information moving on social media and the Internet.
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How to NOT Get Duped By Fake News

How to NOT Get Duped By Fake News | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

William Colglazier writes: "Asking simple and logical questions can destroy a lunch-time rumor, and it’s exactly what needs to be done when engaging with updates to your newsfeed on Facebook and Twitter. Rumors and lies are not a 21st century invention, and neither is fake news."


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Intertesting article on the topic of the day that appeared in Teen Vogue. Given these times, it is essential to include media literacy in our curriculums so that social media alone is not a source our young rely on for information.
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 18, 10:25 AM

Advice on fake news written to a teen audience. I like how Colglazier compares fake news to high school rumors and think it would be a good comparison to share with students. How about getting them to write their own pledge of allegiance to be more critical thinkers?

 

I've been presenting the Staten Island Ferry Disaster and the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus to 6th graders (Octopi: Heartless Killer or Adorable and Endangered?) I will be adding some points from this article in our discussion.

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How media literacy is critical to saving our democracy

How media literacy is critical to saving our democracy | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
A Stanford study suggesting how easily manipulated students are online should be a wake-up call for school leaders nationwide.
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An interesting article by Alan November that also impacts what needs to happen in our schools with the proliferation of false new/data. Emphasis needs to be provided in all areas of education so that our students are learning real information.
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Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem?

Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem? | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
As a long-time academic librarian, I have spent a good part of my career teaching college students to think critically about information. For me, the recent spate of stories about large segments of the population falling for fake news stories was no surprise.
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More from PBS on this topic that will be a challenge for all of us iin education
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 10, 1:30 AM
Column: Can librarians help solve the fake news problem?
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Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news | Lesson Plan | PBS NewsHour Extra

Lesson plan: How to teach your students about fake news |  Lesson Plan | PBS NewsHour Extra | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Fake news is making news, and it's a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot fake news.

Via Joyce Valenza
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Thanks Joyce Valenza for sharing and PBS for sharing. Seems like this media literacy will become even more important a we roll into 2017
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, December 30, 2016 9:03 AM
A great lesson idea from PBS NewsHour!
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How Data And Information Literacy Could End Fake News

How Data And Information Literacy Could End Fake News | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

Kalev Leetaru writes: "Technology alone cannot solve the fake news problem – only through teaching society to be data and information literate can we improve citizens’ ability to interpret the world around them."


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Fake news ... we here about it everyday. this whole idea needs to be added to the idea of the need for a variety of literacies, not just digital literacy. This provides a challenge to educators, but something we need to step up about.
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, December 14, 2016 12:01 PM

Things that stood out for me:

 

  • While the idea of an extension or plug-in that would flag fake news is appealing, Leetaru notes that fake news is "not black and white, it is a hundred shades of gray." The emotional language and the political disposition of the reader both play a part in the interpretation of fake news. (Although I'm still not clear how one can "interpret" facts differently, I get that two people could have different conclusions based on those facts.)
  • Leetaru's idea of a 3D graph to analyze coverage of a topic is intriguing, and easily adaptable for a class project. Looking at an organization's coverage of a topic and determining, on average, how positive or negative it is, how often (and in what detail) the topic is covered, and finally how emotionally charged the coverage is could be a fascinating project in a middle or high school classroom.  I'd love to tie this to the project we did with 7th grade science classes on using social media to sway public opinion on environmental issues.(And this year, I'd love to explore developing bots for that!) This all would be a great tie-in for anyone using Paul Fleischman's Eyes Wide Open book and website. 
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PRE- ORDER: Sketchnotes for Educators

PRE- ORDER: Sketchnotes for Educators | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

 Release Date: November 15.Special Pre-Order Pricing until November 14th.

Sketchnotes for Educators: 100 Inspiring Illustrations for Lifelong Leaners

By Sylvia Duckworth

Sylvia Duckworth is a Canadian teacher whose sketchnotes have taken social
media by storm. Her drawings provide clarity and provoke dialogue on many
topics related to education. This book contains 100 of her most popular
sketchnotes with links to the original downloads that can be used in class
or shared with colleagues. Interspersed throughout the book are Sylvia’s
reflections on each drawing and what motivated her to create them, in
addition to commentary from other educators who inspired the sketchnotes. 


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 Not exactly infographics, but sketch notes. This book is by Silvia Duckworth, a truly gifted sketchnoter.
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, November 7, 2016 10:38 AM
Not exactly infographics, but sketch notes. This book is by Silvia Duckworth, a truly gifted sketchnoter.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Cite This For Me - Cite Websites In One Click

Free Technology for Teachers: Cite This For Me - Cite Websites In One Click | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Cite This For Me is a free service designed to help students keep track of the resources that they use in their research work. Cite This For Me offers a free Chrome extension that lets students cite a webpage with just one click. The free extension will format citations in APA, MLA, Harvard, or Chicago style. Students can also use the extension to highlight and save portions of the webpages that they are citing.

All Cite This For Me citations are saved in students' free Cite This For Me accounts. In their account dashboards students can edit citations as well as manually enter citations of books, journals, and other references.

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I also like an extension called REF ME which also provides an annotation tool in addition to bibliographic information.
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8 digital skills we must teach our children

8 digital skills we must teach our children | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
The digital content they consume, who they meet online and how much time they spend onscreen – all these factors will greatly influence children’s development.
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In addition to some good points made in the article about what students currently know and then NEED to know there is a great graphic here to explain it all as well.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How To Do Research - An Interactive Map

Free Technology for Teachers: How To Do Research - An Interactive Map | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

Via Aggeliki Nikolaou
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nice visual to provide to students and /or hang in the classroom. Seems pretty student friendly and the power of the images will provide another format to understand  and follow.
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15 Tech Tool Favorites From ISTE 2016

15 Tech Tool Favorites From ISTE 2016 | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
A Google certified educator and ed-tech trainer shares some her favorite tech tool gems both inside the Google suite and beyond.
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Yet more innovations from the ever expanding repertoire of Google tools for education.
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Need to remember something? Better draw it, study finds

Need to remember something? Better draw it, study finds | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory.

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Yet another argument for sketch noting, even if you think you cannot draw. A deeper learning occurs as you create the visuals.
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NAIS - Spitballs & Swastikas

NAIS - Spitballs & Swastikas | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Good article about teaching and encouraging students to stand up for themselves from NAIS
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Good article about teaching and encouraging students to stand up for themselves.
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Our Mission | The News Literacy Project

Our Mission | The News Literacy Project | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
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This is an interesting resource for educators and students with an impressive  number of programs and links available to help tech students discern what is and what is not fake news.
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Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 45 Links to Help

Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are 45 Links to Help | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
It's all around us. It's permeated Facebook, Twitter, all social media and the Internet. Yet I have seen adults fall for these hoaxe

Via Dr Peter Carey, nicole mcdonagh, Jim Lerman
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Wow! A regularly update source of all thing internet divided by topic and age level appropriateness. Thanks!
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Hoaxy: How claims spread online

Hoaxy: How claims spread online | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

From the website: "Hoaxy visualizes the spread of claims and related fact checking online. A claim may be a fake news article, hoax, rumor, conspiracy theory, satire, or even an accurate report. Anyone can use Hoaxy to explore how claims spread across social media."


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this provides an interesting visual to begin a conversation regarding fake news.
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 3, 3:28 PM

An interesting site to explore with students. It works best when you can compare a claim and fact check as one data set. When I looked at the claim and fact check on "Obama signs Christmas bill making alternative media illegal," the data showed how the claim appeared and was shared for two days before any fact checking was shared. That alone could be a great discussion point for students. Share the quote often attributed to Winston Churchill: "A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth gets its pants on," or the updated versions in this New York Times headline: "A Lie Races Across Twitter Before the Truth Can Boot Up." (And that four year old article is also a fine one to add to your fake news discussion!)

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Think Outside the Box When Creating Your Next Presentation Deck

Think Outside the Box When Creating Your Next Presentation Deck | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
How literary devices -- the tools we use to tell stories -- can help you find the best images for your presentation deck.

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Love this. I think we ALL need to revisit presentation skills and what can engage an audience. I am working on that with my 6th graders.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, May 27, 2016 7:52 AM

You don't need fancy, you need clean & graphic!

Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 27, 2016 8:55 AM
Thoughtful article to help you think outside the box with your images and style of presentation.
Martha Bongiorno's curator insight, January 2, 8:49 AM
Clean and appealing!
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9 lessons to boost media literacy

9 lessons to boost media literacy | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Those who control the messages know how to push our buttons — to get us to buy products and vote for candidates. By helping our students to critically assess media messages, we are teaching them to be savvy media consumers.

Via Jim Lerman
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Especially with the plethora  of false news over social media, this is a great visual reminder.
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Lilydale High School's curator insight, December 29, 2016 3:37 PM
Media evaluation.
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Media literacy
Lydia Collins Donlon's curator insight, May 15, 2:34 AM
A wonderful post with nine lessons designed to improve students' media literacy (an important skill in the 21st century). Particularly useful for English teachers.
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Fake News Recommendations - Media Literacy Clearinghouse

Fake News Recommendations - Media Literacy Clearinghouse | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
From the various news stories and blog posts recently about “fake news,” I have culled the following recommendations and advice. Click image for larger version.   In the article “Five Things To Do To Avoid Posting Fake News on Social Media,” the author offers this timely advice, which includes some important “media literacy” type questions: …
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This particular topic has been in the news a lot and student fall for almost anything on social media. Seems like a must read if you are talking about digital and media literacy.
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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it

Teaching students good learning strategies would ensure that they know how to acquire new knowledge, which leads to improved learning outcomes, writes lead author Helen Askell-Williams of Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. And studies bear this out. Askell-Williams cites as one example a recent finding by PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment, which administers academic proficiency tests to students around the globe, and place American students in the mediocre middle. “Students who use appropriate strategies to understand and remember what they read, such as underlining important parts of the texts or discussing what they read with other people, perform at least 73 points higher in the PISA assessment—that is, one full proficiency level or nearly two full school years—than students who use these strategies the least,” the PISA report reads.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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"In our schools, “the emphasis is on what students need to learn, whereas little emphasis—if any—is placed on training students how they should go about learning the content and what skills will promote efficient studying to support robust learning,”
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Victor Ventura's curator insight, January 4, 11:28 AM
The focus is on student self-assessment as it should be. All should be aware of not just what they know, but how they learned best.
Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, January 5, 9:01 AM
Leren over leren. Het loont. 
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Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning

Tech Literacy: Making It Relevant Through Content Learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Teaching technology at Meyer Elementary School goes beyond showing kids how to use email and apps. It gives students a context for learning technology through subject areas, making all learning more relevant.
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A handy dandy reminder about getting tech literacy on the table first thing. in the school year.
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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Pokémon Go ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Pokémon Go ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
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I certainly have mixed feelings about this, however, given that this has just come out better to know too much versus too little. Links in here to some suggestions from Kathy Schrock, as well  as a number of links to other articles about this app and how it could possibly be used in education.
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When It Comes to Grading, Is '50' the New 'Zero'?

When It Comes to Grading, Is '50' the New 'Zero'? | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
An increasing number of schools are revamping their grading practices, including the use of 'no zero' policies.
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Personally, I feel that this is a policy that should be in place everywhere. A zero digs a pretty big hole for a student who can often stop trying as the odds of getting out are slim. 50% is a low grade, but much more hopeful in terms of improving.

Particularly as it relates to homework, it can be devasting and cause a student to just stop trying. is it about numbers or learning?

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21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech

21 Top Presentation Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech | Learning 2gether | Scoop.it
Looking for the best presentation software for your classroom? Check out our list of 21 top presentation tools for teachers.

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Ofra Ofri's curator insight, July 11, 2016 11:43 PM
כלים מעניינים, לא רק למורה אלא גם לתלמיד
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 16, 2016 7:00 AM
This is a great update on 21 presentation resources that can be used in your learning and teaching environments.
Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 19, 2016 3:03 PM
At least read the descriptions and see if any will provide you the tool you are looking for. You will already be familiar with a few tools but a couple of others might interest you.