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How to Use | Ninja Program

How to Use | Ninja Program | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

Pretty cool idea created by Jeff Utecht to teach students  the many things Google has to offer.

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Information Fluency Digital Magazine

Information Fluency Digital Magazine | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!

Thbis is a great piccyback to my previous post

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Friday Five: Top 5 iPad Apps for Your Classroom

Friday Five: Top 5 iPad Apps for Your Classroom | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
This article provides a task list for when evaluating apps and also provides the top five iPad apps every teacher should have for their classroom.
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Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say

Technology Is Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
There is a widespread belief among teachers that digital technology is hampering students’ attention spans and ability to persevere, according to two surveys.
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Library Of Congress Unveils Massive Common Core Resource Center | Edudemic

Library Of Congress Unveils Massive Common Core Resource Center | Edudemic | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

I always get nervous when the site is described as enourmous, but we can use all the help we can get for some of this.

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Free Common Core Rubric Creation Tool #engchat #ccss #ccchat

Free Common Core Rubric Creation Tool #engchat #ccss #ccchat | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

EssayTagger's Common Core Rubric Creation Tool. http://www.essaytagger.com/commoncore. You are ahead of the curve and are working hard to align your curriculum to Common Core. But assessing and tracking your ...


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21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020 - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education.

21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020 - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education. | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Desks, Language Labs, Computers, Homework, Standardized Tests in College Admissions . . . .
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Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups | MiddleWeb

Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups | MiddleWeb | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Judy Willis, a neurologist & middle grades teacher, says adolescent brains learn more through interactive, interdependent group work.

Did you know that "peer group influence plays an important developmental role in the psychosocial process of separation from parents"? What does this mean to teachers of middle school students? That "interactive, interdependent group work" helps middle school students "build happy, learning brains."

This post will help you learn more about brain science, successful group work, how to plan for success, provides some researched-based guidelines and more.


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Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, February 13, 11:08 AM

Supportive middle school teaching strategies like cooperative learning, class celebrations, and community-school collaborations lower stress and increase resilience in students and create HAPPY MIDDLE-SCHOOL BRAINS, neuro-imaging shows.

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This site was recommended by Ruth Burton.  I taught middle school for 15 years and the insights found here make great sense to me. 

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Of course, they do! 

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What’s Worth Investing In? How to Decide What Technology You Need

What’s Worth Investing In? How to Decide What Technology You Need | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Lenny Gonzalez The promise of technology in the pursuit of learning is vast -- and so are the profits.
This is a thought-provoking read. Spread the word!
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Technology

Technology | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

Whoa...a Pinterest page of 50 EDTECH ideas. I don't 'do' pinterest yet myself, too much to abosrb, but thought to share this fabulous start.

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Common Core State Standards mapped to the Information Fluency Model

Common Core State Standards mapped to the Information Fluency Model | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

The Common Core State Standards provide a framework for teaching information fluency in Grades 3 through 12. To help educators in this task, relevant information fluency competencies are mapped to the appropriate standards.


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This is so timely. We are working on this now!
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Survival of the Savviest: Content Curation & Professional Development

How do you develop and display your talent efficiently and with impact? Curate content on Scoop.it and shine on LinkedIn.

 

Those that follow my work know that I love Scoop.it. This brief slide show makes solid points about how curation can help raise your social networking profile. (I was flattered to see my page feature here as well). ~ Dennis


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Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

Thinkstock Has the Internet changed the way students conduct research?

This is a skill that we cannot assume our kids have, but many do.

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A Favorite Formative Assessment: The Exit Slip

A Favorite Formative Assessment: The Exit Slip | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

When we think about all the different ways we check for understanding in the classroom, a go-to strategy for many teachers has always been the exit slip or exit ticket.

Not a new idea, but one that should be revisited. Can be digital or not too. The tool doesn't matter;it's the practice

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Common Core Connections: Unpacking Academic Vocabulary

Common Core Connections: Unpacking Academic Vocabulary | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

Are you wondering where to begin to adopt the Common Core Vocabulary Standards? While there are many specific vocabulary standards clearly listed in the K-12 Language strand, it's helpful and important to look at Academic Vocabulary from the big picture view known as Shift 6. Let's unpack it.


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Balancing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Student Social Media Use

Balancing the Advantages and Disadvantages of Student Social Media Use | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

Another great post by Dr Justin Marquis: "There is no right or wrong answer about social media in our  educational systems. It is an evolving method of communication and one that is only more likely to gain acceptance and prevalence. Rather than rail against  it, it makes more sense to embrace it, minimize the negatives and teach  students new ways of engaging with social media, their instructors, and each  other that will support them in becoming connected learners with the skills to  become successful connected workers."

 

Read more on balancing the negatives and positives of social media use for students and how educators can leverage off this to improve student engagement and learning: http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/10/balancing-advantages-disadvantages-student-social-media-use/


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The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology | Edudemic

The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology | Edudemic | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

i can only take on so much, so Pinterest is not in my collection of sources, but this would indicate to keep my radar out.

For those of you who "do" Pinterest, here you go!

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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

Thinkstock In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and informationGetting students to question more than answer.

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9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again -- THE Journal

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again -- THE Journal | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers.
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Why Learning Should Be Messy

Why Learning Should Be Messy | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School, by 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High School i...
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327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion

327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

MentorMob and LearnZillion have teamed up to create a comprehensive collection of Common Core aligned learning playlists perfect for providing students with easy access to guided learning experiences.


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Why We Need To Get Rid of Class Lectures

Why We Need To Get Rid of Class Lectures | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
If students can only focus for 15-minute intervals, shouldn't we devote precious class time to something more engaging?
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