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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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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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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different - TeachThought

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different - TeachThought | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different?
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5 Tech-Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher-Order Thinking -- THE Journal

5 Tech-Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher-Order Thinking -- THE Journal | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Mobile apps and Web 2.0 tools can facilitate implementation of activities requiring students to use skills at the top three levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy--analyzing, evaluating, and creating.
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Should We Connect School Life to Real Life?

Should We Connect School Life to Real Life? | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Excerpted from Will Richardson's new TED Book Why School:  How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere.
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21 Signs You’re a 21st Century Teacher

21 Signs You’re a 21st Century Teacher | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Are you a 21st Century Teacher? Find out! PLUS if you can help me add to my list you may win a special $200 prize.
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Solution fluency

Solution fluency | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Digital literacy is swiftly becoming a catchall term whose meaning is applied to the thinnest veneer of a continuum of modern behaviors.
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12 Reasons We Need To Reinvent The School Desk

12 Reasons We Need To Reinvent The School Desk | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Students young and old frequently complain about the quality of the desks and chairs provided on campus, yet it remains one of the more overlooked issues.
Couldn't agree more.We need to do more than introduce a tool. We have to create an environment for learning & collaborating
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How To Properly Integrate Classroom Technology

How To Properly Integrate Classroom Technology | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
I realized we are entering a phase with technology in instruction where many teachers who have been using it for awhile have integrated it into their teaching style - it's part of our methodology.
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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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The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship

The Teacher’s Guide To Digital Citizenship | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is important to understand for today's students, staff, and teachers. Microsoft has just unveiled a free curriculum that gives great tips and ideas on teaching digital citizenship and creative content.
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10 Of The Best Educational Online Games

10 Of The Best Educational Online Games | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
10 great educational online games to use with students. From climate change to surgery, every child will find something to engage and excite.

The games listed are:

* Danger Zone

* The Blood Typing Game

* Kodu

* Climate Challenge

* Play My Code

* Wasteland Adventure

* Electrocity

* Virtual Surgery

* Peace Doves

Each game has a short explanation and a link is provided to the site.


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The Teacher’s Guide To Successful Technology Integration

The Teacher’s Guide To Successful Technology Integration | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
A scene from the movie, “Italian Job”, has come to mind lately. In this particular scene the villain takes the gold bars and places them in three different armored trucks. Now what to do? The old hidden ball trick!
Contains some specific tips.
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Six new educational web tools for teachers

Six new tools
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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

I recently came across an article in Wired Magazine called "Why Kids Can't Search".

Another argument for the tools of information and digital literacy.

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Literacy worth investing in

Literacy worth investing in | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Learning isn't analog any more. When I think of analog learning, I think of something static.
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Using Tech Tools to Provide Timely Feedback

Using Tech Tools to Provide Timely Feedback | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
One of the most powerful moments in my teaching journey was the summer I immersed myself in feedback and checking for understanding.
From EDUTOPIA
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