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The Pros and Cons of Digital Textbooks | Digital Book Today

The Pros and Cons of Digital Textbooks | Digital Book Today | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

This blog post focuses on six pros and cons of using digital textbooks. The cons discuss how digital textbooks are not always cheaper, especially when considering the cost of an e-reader and the cost of renting or buying the e-textbooks. In addition, the e-reader owned by a student may not allow for the downloading of an e-textbook required for a class. There is no standardization of format so it depends on the device if the e-textbook is available for use. The last con discussed is a health concern: excessive use of e-textbooks can lead to eye strain. The pros discussed in this post identify the lightweight factor as a definite positive, as textbooks add up to an astronomical weight. In addition, e-textbooks help with accommodations for special needs students. Finally, the poster appeals to the eco-friendly that hopefully exists in all of us: he says that one version may be greener than the other. He states that it has not been determined which one is greener than the other, but his language insinuates that he is leaning towards the e-textbooks.


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How Digital Technology "Broke" Narrative and What it Means for Our Students

How Digital Technology "Broke" Narrative and What it Means for Our Students | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
I must confess that I don't read nearly as many books as I used to BC (Before Computers) and BK (Before Kids), but I have been stealing precious moments to savor the ideas and perspectives in Present

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Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video

Vialogues : Meaningful discussions around video | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Vialogues(Video+Dialogues) is an asynchronous Video discussion tool which can be used for leveraging digital videos for learning by adding group interaction as part of the online video experience.

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Marian Aguirre's comment, September 5, 2012 7:00 PM
very nice!
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Digital Passport for 3rd to 5th grade - Digital Citizenship and more

Digital Passport for 3rd to 5th grade - Digital Citizenship and more | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The interactive, fun, and effective way to teach and test the basics of digital citizenship to 3rd-5th grade

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Digital Passport interactive learning tool for students to learn Digital Citizenship. Created by Common Sense Media.

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blsewb's curator insight, December 21, 2012 9:20 AM

from ISTE membership

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How ans why?

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Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype

Digital Native vs Digital Citizen? Examining a Dangerous Stereotype | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

There are a lot of dangerous stereotypes out there. "Asian students are always better at math." "Boys are always better at sports." And perhaps the most dangerous of all: "The current generation are all digital natives."


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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology [Infographic]

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology [Infographic] | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

November 30, 2012 by Angela Maiers

 

Love this great post from the folks at Always Prepared entitled: ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology‘ and the infographic it inspired from Mark Bates. Both highlight “The Habitudes” of educators who are effectively using technology to enhance and impact teaching and learning. Hat tip to Shawn McCusker for this awesome Twitter find!

 

A MUST read:

http://www.angelamaiers.com/2012/11/7-habits-of-highly-effective-teachers-who-use-technology.html

 


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AAEEBL's curator insight, January 21, 2013 7:26 PM

Applicable to all learners, whether students or teachers or carrerists. 

Maria Kallergi's curator insight, April 3, 2013 7:23 AM

we don't want to be left behind

Terri Rice's curator insight, July 27, 7:08 PM

Absolutely! it is so good to know I have some of the qualities. Working on integrating them all into my daily life.

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Welcome to Lit2Go ETC

Welcome to Lit2Go ETC | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.   In the Lit2Go Flesch-Kincaid grade level index, you will see novels and similar kinds of books listed by the grade level of the book as a whole, while short stories and essays that are included in anthologies are listed individually. All passage pages report the Flesch-Kincaid level for the individual passage, not the book average.    


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The intelligent textbook that helps students learn - tech - 07 August 2012 - New Scientist

The intelligent textbook that helps students learn - tech - 07 August 2012 - New Scientist | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Want to know more about your subject?Type in your own question and artificially intelligent software will construct a new page to answer your query (Exciting future of learning platform, together w/data analysis.)...
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What is NBC Learn K-12?

What is NBC Learn K-12? | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
NBC Learn K-12 is a collection of NBC News videos, primary source documents, images, and resources specifically designed for use in the K-12 classroom.

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Infographic: A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator – Using social media in 21st century classrooms | Powerful Learning Practice

Infographic: A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator – Using social media in 21st century classrooms | Powerful Learning Practice | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

How might a day in your life as a connected educator unfold? This scenario offers an example.


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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students — or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who haven’t been taught the skills to conduct good research will invariably come up short.


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Digitally Speaking / Using Digital Tools for Differentiation

"In this February 2012 Alaska Staff Development Network webinar, sixth grade classroom teacher, blogger and educational technology author Bill Ferriter will introduce participants to a range of digital tools that can be used to (1). provide structure for differentiated classrooms and (2). differentiate learning experiences by student interest. His suggestions and strategies are designed to align with How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms -- a practical text on instructional differentiation written by Carol Ann Tomlinson."


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Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning

Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Twitter wasn't designed with teaching in mind but Rosie Miles finds it an ideal way to encourage students to get under the skin of academic texts.

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Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Technique - ReadWriteThink

Jigsaw Cooperative Learning Technique - ReadWriteThink | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

In this strategy guide, you will learn how to organize students and texts to allow for learning that meets the diverse needs of students but keeps student groups flexible. This works well with non-fiction topics and is useful for covering lengthy text passages, e.g., History.  Students tend to work on task better when they know their work will be used to teach and inform others.


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Text Complexity: "The place to begin with is the student’s reading level.”

Text Complexity: "The place to begin with is the student’s reading level.” | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

In the past I myself embraced what Fountas and Pinnel called “a balanced literacy approach.”  Under this model classroom reading would be made up of the following components:

independent reading (at the student’s independent reading level)guided reading of a whole-group text (at median instructional reading level for class)teacher read aloud (slightly above median instructional level). 

 

The common core call for increased text complexity seems to fit well with the “guided reading” portion of the block.


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River Hill High School's curator insight, April 14, 2013 3:14 PM

A nice article that applies to any discipline, not just English!

Lenore Dufton-Johnstone's curator insight, July 11, 2013 9:22 PM

This is the model for my classroom reading program.

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Schools embrace graphic novels as learning tool - RYOT

Schools embrace graphic novels as learning tool - RYOT | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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“Capote in Kansas” is what generations of kids would recognize as a comic book, though it has a fancier name — a graphic novel. That honors ...

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Schools embrace graphic novels as learning tool - RYOT

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“Capote in Kansas” is what generations of kids would recognize as a comic book, though it has a fancier name — a graphic novel. That honors ...

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How we read, not what we read, may be contributing to our information overload

How we read, not what we read, may be contributing to our information overload | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the use of computers and Facebook are more associated with information overload than the use of television and iPhones.
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A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills

A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Lucy Georges's comment, November 27, 2012 10:04 PM
Great content, but really could benefit from a better graphic design.
Lucy Georges's comment, November 27, 2012 10:04 PM
Great content, but really could benefit from a better graphic design.
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Don't Forget Professional Development for Students

Don't Forget Professional Development for Students | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Teachers spend countless hours learning new tools to use in class, but do they set aside any time for students to learn these new tools as well?

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mLearning: Revolutionizing Education

mLearning: Revolutionizing Education | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablet computers are radically transforming how we access our shared knowledge sources by keeping us constantly connected to near-infinite volumes of raw data and information.

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Teacher Must: Embed 21st Century Skills

Teacher Must: Embed 21st Century Skills | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
This education article shares simple strategies to integrate 21st century skills into everyday instruction, starting with the science classroom.
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Why Teachers Need Social Media Training, Not Just Rules | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Why Teachers Need Social Media Training, Not Just Rules | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

...the rules are often in flux, making it difficult for to stay up to speed—which reinforces the need for a digital literacy program for teachers and administrators. It’s not enough to impose rules on how not to use social media...


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21st century skills map for world languages

"The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) has forged alliances with key national organizations that represent the core academic subjects, including Social Studies, English, Math, Science, Geography, World Languages and the Arts. These collaborations have resulted in the development of 21st Century Skills Maps that illustrate the intersection between core subjects and 21st Century Skills.

 

Developed through a year-long collaborative process, spear-headed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and P21, this map reflects the collective effort of hundreds of World Language teachers and illustrates the integration of World Languages and 21st Century Skills. This map provides educators, administrators and policymakers with concrete examples of how 21st Century Skills can be integrated into core subjects."


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How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World?

How Do We Teach Critical Thinking in a Connected World? | Learning and Thinking in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Along with creativity, collaboration, and communication, critical thinking is one of the four components of learning in the 21st century.

 

Read more:

http://plpnetwork.com/2012/05/25/teaching-critical-thinking-in-a-connected-world/

 


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