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Why Even the Worst Bloggers Are Making Us Smarter | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Why Even the Worst Bloggers Are Making Us Smarter | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
We write the equivalent of 520 million books every day on social media and email. The fact that so many of us are writing — sharing our ideas, good and bad — has changed the way we think. Just as we now live in public, so do we think in public.
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Who says literacy is suffering? We are writing more than ever. This post from Wired writer Clive Thompson gives some amazing examples of the power of writing on the web.

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers - Infographic | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
Download an 11X17 version of the Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers Infographic by Mentoring Minds.com.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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A clear infographic outlining the key 21st century thinking skills.

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Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:05 PM
Mathy: Definitely the time to make some changes...
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA's comment, September 26, 2013 9:08 PM
Diane: I agree, the Flipped Classroom is a great strategy to engage the students!
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Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think - Edudemic

Why It's Time To Start Teaching Students How To Think - Edudemic | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
As an elementary teacher, I can’t help but notice that children today want quick answers and do not take the time to think things through.

Via Beth Dichter
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Teaching critical thinking skills allows learning to occur. Students who have good meta cognitive skills do better at tasks requiring concentration and recall. Teachers need to teach these skills explicitly in order to improve student learning. The attached post explains in more detail how this could be done. 

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Carolyn Williams's curator insight, August 26, 2013 4:57 AM

Making it Fun!

Kymberley Pelky's curator insight, August 26, 2013 3:12 PM

In an age where children expect everything to be instant, their responses become the same without taking time to process the information first.

Becky Mowat's comment, August 26, 2013 9:48 PM
Analysis and synthesis take time...and are critical to problem solving, as we all know. How to teach these higher level thinking processes is key to helping students become successful independent learners.
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Seven Skills Students Need for Their Future

Seven Skills Students Need for Their Future | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
There are two major trends in the world that pose a fundamental challenge--and many opportunities--to our educational system.
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