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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21st century principles
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Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing - ReadWriteThink

Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing - ReadWriteThink | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students use a scaffold to help them compile information to write a solid research paper.
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Scaffolding ideas for teaching students the research process. ReadWriteThink lesson plan middle grades.

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Digital Inclusion Survey | Research & Statistics

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The overview page for the Digital Inclusion Survey, conducted by the University of Maryland and the American Library Association, to document the impact of libraries in building digitally inclusive communities.
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How we incorporate digital media into libraries is shared in this ALA survey and research  report, conducted in 2013 and published in July 2014.

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With think tanks on the ropes, Canada is losing its bark and bite - The Globe and Mail

With think tanks on the ropes, Canada is losing its bark and bite - The Globe and Mail | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
With think tanks on the ropes, Canada is losing its bark and bite
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At a minimum, they need to get on top of the possibilities afforded by social media, new communication tools, and dynamic forms of outreach.
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Who decides where our research monies go?  This is a sad reflection of how recession has impacted all the think tanks in Canada.  No wonder we are becoming a reality based TV world.  Our culture is being diluted!

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Literacy in the Digital Age

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I have identified thirteen literacies that our students need to become well-rounded 21st-century citizens. These literacies are not taught as separate literacies but are taught across the content...
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Excellent ideas and teaching strategies, links to tools in this comprehensive page from well renowned researcher Kathy Shrock.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 29, 2014 12:06 PM

Excellent resource for your inquiry based learning archives!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Common Craft Explains Primary and Secondary Sources

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Learn more about primary and secondary resources with this great video from Common Craft.  

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Beyond Student Engagement: Achieving a State of Flow | Edutopia.org

Beyond Student Engagement: Achieving a State of Flow | Edutopia.org | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Think about a time when you were really engaged in something, the kind of engagement where you lose track of time and experience feelings of joy and satisfaction. You may have felt acutely focused, physically, mentally, and emotionally absorbed in a task. I've felt this most often while writing, reading, teaching, and coaching -- always signaled by the moment when I notice the clock and, feeling dazed, wonder where the hours have gone.

 

The feelings are pleasant and there are always outcomes, a chapter written, or a complicated dilemma unraveled, for example. It wasn't until I heard about the work of the Hungarian psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, that I learned that this notion has a name: Flow.

 

I would like to urge the education community to move beyond a discussion of "engagement," with its vague definitions and murky attributes, to a conversation on flow; I'd like to propose that our task as educators is to increase the experiences of flow for students.

 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 25, 2013 1:39 AM

Achieving a state of flow is the equivalent to being passionately and intricately involved with your subject.  That is personalised learning taken to its utmost success.  Using Blooms' taxonomy to achieve this is all part of teaching critical thinking.  Edutopia article on the experience after you have created the hook!