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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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Teach Teachers Tech | A Platform for Good.org

Teach Teachers Tech | A Platform for Good.org | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

The remarkable Adora Svitak surfaces once again! (If you don't know much about her, a Google search will yield amazing information. For example, she organized her own TEDx conference at the age of 12).

 

Ms. Svitak is now 14 and offering helpful suggestions to educators about how to make their classroom more engaging and technologically connected. Each of her 5 short videos is accompanied by a page of teaching suggestions and resources. -JL


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Why Kids Need Schools to Change

Why Kids Need Schools to Change | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Flickr: Elizabeth Albert The current structure of the school day is obsolete, most would agree.
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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | Edutopia

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | Edutopia | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

By Heather Wollpert-Gawron

 

"A while back, I was asked, "What engages students?" Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccurring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students' answers to the question: "What engages students?"


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What do you want to CREATE today? Mapping Media to the Curriculum

What do you want to CREATE today? Mapping Media to the Curriculum | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

Wesley Fryer has published a book, "Playing with Media: Simple Ideas for Powerful Sharing." This website provides information in 15 areas such as Interactive Writing, Narrated Slideshow/Screencast, Simulation and Visual Notetaking. 

In each area he provides a definition, a description of the workflow, links to tools and student examples. If you are considering trying some new tools check out this website for ideas!


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SearchReSearch: Internet search: What makes it simple, difficult or impossible?

SearchReSearch: Internet search: What makes it simple, difficult or impossible? | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory

How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

When we speak of 21st century learning we often hear the words innovation and creativity...but what can we do as educators to help our students develop these skills. How can we make our schools bcome idea factories for our students? Below is a list of 8 ideas. For more information click through to the article.

* Welcome authentic questions.

* Encourage effective teamwork.

* Be ready to go big.

* Build empathy.

* Uncover passion.

* Amplify worthy ideas.

* Know when to say no.

* Encourage breakthroughs.


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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.
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Web literacy: Where the Common Core meets common sense | eSchool News

Web literacy: Where the Common Core meets common sense | eSchool News | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Are you as worried as we are that the overall impact of technology on our children’s ability to solve complex research problems is negative? Have you heard a child near you say, “Just Google it,” when asked to describe the meaning of life?
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Top 10 Uses For Dropbox You May Not Have Thought Of | MakeUseOf

Top 10 Uses For Dropbox You May Not Have Thought Of | MakeUseOf | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"For many advanced computer users, Dropboxis the premiere cloud-based storage and sharing document service. It has replaced the Documents folder on my Mac, and is the primary way I sync files between my devices. Similar and equally useful free services include Google Drive and Box.com.

 

"We’ve already covered some awesome uses for Dropbox, including How to Run Multiple Dropbox Accounts Simultaneously [Mac], how to send send files to your Dropbox without using Dropbox, how to upload files faster and easier with Dropbox, and even how to host a WordPress blog on your Dropbox account. The following are a handful of other ideas for new and maybe more experienced users of Dropbox."


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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship

Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Digital Citizenship | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
VideoAmy explores the topic of digital citizenship with this playlist of videos on the importance of online safety, manners, privacy, and responsibility.
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Building Blocks for an Educated Workforce: Teaching and Validating Digital Literacy Skills

Building Blocks for an Educated Workforce: Teaching and Validating Digital Literacy Skills | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
There is an increasing skills gap between those who have a firm grasp on technology and those who are struggling to keep up in today's workforce, but it is so easy not to get left behind.
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Google Search Challenge with Nearpod | ipadders.eu

Google Search Challenge with Nearpod | ipadders.eu | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
In a 1:1 iPad classroom, Google is a student's best friend.
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Technology with Intention | The 5 best digital identity resources | Page: 1 | Technology with Intention

Technology with Intention | The 5 best digital identity resources | Page: 1 | Technology with Intention | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think

How Google Impacts The Way Students Think | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

It's always revealing to watch learners research.  Fascinatingly spot on and a good reminder

 


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Nancy Jones's comment, August 24, 2012 10:43 AM
This is a timely reminder as we begin the school year. Thanks for all the great stuff you share. I am learning a lot thanks to it.