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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it

"Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y. But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise."


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Tomorrow's learning is here, but we need to shake off the chalk dust first!

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DPG plc's curator insight, April 9, 2013 3:36 AM

Subjective yes but very interesting and agree with most - what about you?

Dorothy Minor's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:09 PM

We talk a great deal about shifting the learning dynamic. Here's an article with good ideas on connecting students and learning.

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:05 PM

Buen resumen para no perder el rumbo

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Are Schools Getting a Big Enough Bang for Their Education Technology Buck?

Are Schools Getting a Big Enough Bang for Their Education Technology Buck? | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
A new CAP analysis shows that too often students use computers for basic skills.
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Teaching Tip: Avoiding Distractions with AdBlock | UAF eLearning & Distance Education

Teaching Tip: Avoiding Distractions with AdBlock | UAF eLearning & Distance Education | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
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You have to click on the actual link to read the article, but, oh, what a difference AdBlock can make!

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4 Visual Guides To Bloom's Taxonomy Apps - Edudemic

4 Visual Guides To Bloom's Taxonomy Apps - Edudemic | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
Today, we're looking at some apps and web tools that address the Bloom's taxonomy objectives - helping bring Mr. Bloom into the 21st century.
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I like the most recent "appy" rendition. 

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9 Great New Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Great New Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
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Only looked at the first one. Plan to try it on Monday. Woah. Can't wait to check out the others. Thanks for the insight.

 

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New Study Uncovers What Teens Actually Share On Social Media - Edudemic

New Study Uncovers What Teens Actually Share On Social Media - Edudemic | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
A new Pew study has uncovered details about what teens actually share on social media. From fake accounts and beyond.
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The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
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Interesting information and many links to other good sites.

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Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
Fresh powder beckoned 16 expert skiers and snowboarders into the backcountry. Then the snow gave way.
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Amazing article for analysis and to teach and inspire students on how to incorportate multiple forms of media into one creation. I had my students analyze how the different forms of media affect the whole, the ways the different forms of media were being used, and the author's use of figurative language. This article is rich with many possiblilities. 

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Cursive writing at risk in schools

Cursive writing at risk in schools | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
Not far from State Sen. Jean Leising's capitol office is a museum that prominently displays documents penned by Abraham Lincoln. It's a
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My friends and I have spoken on this many times. Some of the students freak out when they are asked to write a statement in cursive on the standardized tests. 

 

I have to question some of the evidence. 

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 1, 2013: Media Literacy Programs Prevent Youth Smoking and Drinking | PRNewswire | Rock Hill Herald Online

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 1, 2013: Media Literacy Programs Prevent Youth Smoking and Drinking | PRNewswire | Rock Hill Herald Online | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- Princeton Health Press is pleased to announce the addition of three evidence-based prevention programs from Innovation Research & Training (iRT) that focus on media literacy.
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TubeChop for Journalism: How a YouTube Clip-Selector Can Help You (and Your Readers) - 10,000 Words

TubeChop for Journalism: How a YouTube Clip-Selector Can Help You (and Your Readers) - 10,000 Words | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
TubeChop for Journalism: How a YouTube Clip-Selector Can Help You (and Your Readers)
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10 Tools for Creating Infographics and Visualizations | The Daily SEO Blog

Communicating visually is one of the most effective ways to explain complex concepts and relationships, both internally with your teammates and externally with your clients.

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Kimberly Flaherty's curator insight, February 6, 2013 8:09 PM

If you create infographics, this is a keeper. These tools make it simple.

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importance of eportfolios for today's students & job seekers | Emerging Education Technology

importance of eportfolios for today's students & job seekers | Emerging Education Technology | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
eportfolios (electronic portfolios) vital critical required for high school students applying to college grads graduates seeking jobs careers resumes

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Students can begin curating their own portfolios now. Teachers can show them how with or without an official mandate. 

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it

"Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y. But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise."


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Jennifer Samuels's insight:

Tomorrow's learning is here, but we need to shake off the chalk dust first!

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DPG plc's curator insight, April 9, 2013 3:36 AM

Subjective yes but very interesting and agree with most - what about you?

Dorothy Minor's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:09 PM

We talk a great deal about shifting the learning dynamic. Here's an article with good ideas on connecting students and learning.

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:05 PM

Buen resumen para no perder el rumbo

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Internet-60-Seconds-Infographic-Part-2

Internet-60-Seconds-Infographic-Part-2 | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it

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I'll have to check the sources, but it doesn't sound unreasonable.

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de Bruijne Benjamin's comment, June 18, 2013 5:40 AM
Et dire que c'est la crise !
de Bruijne Benjamin's comment, June 18, 2013 5:40 AM
Et dire que c'est la crise !
Joshua Lipworth's curator insight, July 24, 2013 11:19 AM

This is great because of blah blah blah

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Rhetoric Redefined-because shift happens!

Rhetoric Redefined-because shift happens! | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
, Research Redefined., home , What is a research paper? , It depends on who you ask. In the simplest of terms it is a written document containing information not previously known to you.
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This is my own creation - the Search Nonpaper!  I hope you are inspired. I enjoyed this assignment and got some great nonpapers. 

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What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"?

What's the Difference Between "Using Technology" and "Technology Integration"? | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
Recently, I've been noticing that a lot of instructors are under the impression that they are successfully integrating technology, when in fact they are simply using technology. Although this might...
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Study Shows How Bilinguals Switch Between Languages

Study Shows How Bilinguals Switch Between Languages | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
Individuals who learn two languages at an early age seem to switch back and forth between separate “sound systems” for each language, according to new research conducted at the University of Arizon...
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I've always found linguistics fascinating.

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Schools demanding news literacy lessons to teach students how to find fact amid fiction

Schools demanding news literacy lessons to teach students how to find fact amid fiction | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
Such efforts are on the rise as education standards push critical thinking and nonfiction reading.
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Just a reminder of why we teach what we teach.

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Education equalizer: Mobile technology

Education equalizer: Mobile technology | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
In a report published yesterday by Tina Barseghian, numerous studies show that mobile technology can be an equalizer in US public education.
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Write the Summer Away: WGBH, BoomWriter Media Launch Online Storytellers ... - PR Web (press release)

Write the Summer Away: WGBH, BoomWriter Media Launch Online Storytellers ... - PR Web (press release) | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
PR Web (press release)
Write the Summer Away: WGBH, BoomWriter Media Launch Online Storytellers ...
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Interesting use of technology and shift to becoming producers of content. 

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Curation for Teachers [Infographic]

Curation for Teachers [Infographic] | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it
In Professional Learning in the Digital Age: The Educator's Guide to User-Generated Learning, Kristen Swanson shows educators how to enhance their pro...

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Rosie Peel's curator insight, June 8, 2013 3:07 AM

This is very insightful when creating an effective, authentic and reliable curation collection.  It is resources like this one that I feel will benefit others in their teaching and learning journey.

Dorothy Minor's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:29 PM

This infographic provides insight into showing how to enhance learning. Critical thinking is an important skill in today's world. Students need encouragement in taking ownership of their own learning. We can find ways to encourage students from this link.

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:04 PM

Ya en el esquema se ve como ir mejorando la practica, seleccion y calificacion de los sitios y contenidos.

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Interactive Games in Social Science Classroom

Interactive Games in Social Science Classroom | Samuels Media Literacy Classroom | Scoop.it

Moblab made a persuasive inforgraphic about game-based learning with the result from interview with hundreds of economic professors. Based in Pasadena, CA, MobLab is a venture capital backed startup dedicated to delivering mobile education for interactive games in social science classroom. Led by founders from Caltech, it’s a group of dedicated engineers, academics, designers, and entrepreneurs. With a MobLab account you can setup, run, and analyze games in classrooms, laboratories, and in the field.


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I went to MobLab and joined the trials. It may be too techy for some, but the live demos clarify the games. 

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Matthew Long's curator insight, March 17, 2013 2:33 AM

Getting students involved in gaming and new interactive learning games may be a newly developing way of teaching students that could possibly be used in conjunction with the lecturer.

 

Alan Gates's comment, March 27, 2013 9:09 PM
I would like to see a classroom where this is happening and how they can pull it off! The kids are all about technology.