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How Metacognition Boosts Learning | Edutopia

How Metacognition Boosts Learning | Edutopia | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions.
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Nation's Schools Stuck in 'Average' Range on Annual Report Card

Nation's Schools Stuck in 'Average' Range on Annual Report Card | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The C grade on this year's Quality Counts report continues years of flat performance as states begin to grapple with the challenges and opportunities under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
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'Do Not Grade Every Piece of Writing a Student Creates'

'Do Not Grade Every Piece of Writing a Student Creates' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
More grades do not make students better writers, more writing does. Gallagher says that students should write four times the amount of writing than a teacher can actually grade. Hearing this gave me the freedom to provide students with extensive low-stakes, motivating writing practice that I would never grade. In turn, this allows them to develop their craft without the self-restraint that holds them back from taking risks for worry of a lowered grade. No one grades a baseball player's performance in the batting cage. It only counts on the field, in the real world. The same should apply to their writing.

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This Framework Makes Group Projects More Collaborative—and Individual - By Bea Leiderman

This Framework Makes Group Projects More Collaborative—and Individual - By Bea Leiderman | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By Bea Leiderman

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Interesting framework for different groups to work together.
 
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How Darwin Thought: Follow the Golden Rule of Thinking

How Darwin Thought: Follow the Golden Rule of Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What made Charles Darwin a great scientific thinker? He followed a golden rule of objectivity. Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett and others use the same idea.
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3 Literacy Practices That Work

3 Literacy Practices That Work | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A literacy researcher shares three practices that are proven to be effective for early elementary learners.
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Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us? | Facebook Newsroom

Hard Questions: Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us? | Facebook Newsroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
With people spending more time on social media, many rightly wonder whether that time is good for us. Do people connect in meaningful ways online? Or are they simply consuming trivial updates and polarizing memes at the expense of time with loved ones?
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Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You'll Ever Have Time to Read

Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You'll Ever Have Time to Read | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
An overstuffed bookcase (or e-reader) says good things about your mind.
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Educating for a Digital Future: Thoughts on Curriculum

Educating for a Digital Future: Thoughts on Curriculum | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Marc Tucker shares his ideas on what knowledge and experiences young people might need in order to cope with the rise of artificial intelligence technologies described in his blog from last week.

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Reducing suspensions is unlikely to fix tough schools' underlying issues

Reducing suspensions is unlikely to fix tough schools' underlying issues | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Over the past thirty years, the school discipline pendulum has swung wildly from one extreme to the other, as policymakers have struggled to solve an inherently difficult problem. Today, the “zero tolerance” policies that were all the rage at the end of the last century are generally viewed as heavy-handed and blunt, removing administrator discretion and treating many different kinds of offenses as equally injurious. Yet as the tide of elite—and education reform—opinion has turned against over-suspension, the instinctive response of policymakers has once again been to tie the hands of teachers, principals, and local officials, this time with the explicit goal of reducing the use of suspensions, especially for traditionally disadvantaged groups.


Overall, we agree that suspensions are unlikely to benefit suspended students. But an important question about school discipline is also whether the push to reduce the number of suspensions is harmful to the rule-abiding majority. According to a 2004 study, 85 percent of teachers and 73 percent of parents felt the “school experience of most students suffers at the expense of a few chronic offenders.” And that was before the push to reduce suspensions. A more recent study by the Manhattan Institute’s Max Eden showed that the percentages of students and teachers in New York City reporting drug use, gang activity, and physical fights rose dramatically in the years following discipline reforms initiated by Mayor Bill de Blasio, which require that principals obtain written approval from the city before suspending a student for “uncooperative/noncompliant” or “disorderly” behavior.


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Cultivating a Love of Reading in the Digital Age By Monica Burns

Cultivating a Love of Reading in the Digital Age By Monica Burns | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By Monica Burns

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BBC to help students identify 'fake news'

BBC to help students identify 'fake news' | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Kamal Ahmed and Tina Daheley are among BBC journalists who will take part in events targeted at pupils.
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In Today's Political Climate, It's Harder to Teach Civics, Some Teachers Say

In Today's Political Climate, It's Harder to Teach Civics, Some Teachers Say | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Educators say teaching civics in an age of news overload and intense partisan division has become increasingly difficult. Teachers and education experts share some ideas on how to bring civic engagement into the classroom.
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Top Takeaways From the 2018 What's Hot in Literacy Report - whats-hot-2018-top-takeaways.pdf

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Will Letter Grades Survive? by  Laura McKenna

Will Letter Grades Survive? by  Laura McKenna | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By Laura McKenna

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Hey guys, do you know what kind of reader are you? - BookLikes

Hey guys, do you know what kind of reader are you?  - BookLikes | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Book lovers have different personalities just like ordinary people.

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7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic) | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.
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UNICEF: US Among Highest Child Poverty Rates in Developed Countries

UNICEF: US Among Highest Child Poverty Rates in Developed Countries | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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5 Principles of Outstanding Classroom Management

5 Principles of Outstanding Classroom Management | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
When we asked our community for their best classroom management practices, over 700 ideas rolled in.
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Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning

Blended Instruction vs Blended Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A blog about digital leadership, pedagogy, learning, and transformative change in education.
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Exploring the Changing Social Contexts of Learning

Exploring the Changing Social Contexts of Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Contemporary learning environments might be best understood when viewed as a complex mix of environments and overlapping social networks. Learners fluidly move between social networks and their learning is influenced by their participation within and across these physical and virtual networks.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 4, 2017 7:38 AM

A useful article.

Marci Milius's curator insight, December 4, 2017 11:01 AM
Interesting reading a lot of the research is old, however validates active learning environments.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 7, 2017 1:42 AM
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Digital Tools for Teachers - Second Edition

Digital Tools for Teachers - Second Edition | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In this Second Edition of Digital Tools for Teachers I have built on the original volume by updating and extending many of the original chapters and also by adding and additional chapter which is dedicated to providing a range of links to ready-mad
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Google Trends - Critical thinking activities when comparing Trends across countries

Google Trends - Critical thinking activities when comparing Trends across countries | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
See the latest trends, data and visualizations from Google. Find out what's trending near you right now.

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