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Harnessing the power of film in the classroom - Innovate My School

Harnessing the power of film in the classroom - Innovate My School | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
As seen with Nicole Ponsford’s article last month, film offers many different qualities for teaching students of all ages.
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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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What Teachers Must Consider When Moving to Flexible Seating By Katrina Schwartz

What Teachers Must Consider When Moving to Flexible Seating By Katrina Schwartz | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
By Katrina Schwartz

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Motivation a Major Factor in U.S. Student Test Performance -- THE Journal (standardized tests and motivation)

A new report finds that bribery substantially boosts U.S. student performance on standardized tests, leading researchers to conclude that lack of motivation, not just lack of ability, has contributed to the United States' middling standings in international rankings based on standardized test scores.

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The Buffett Formula: How to Get Smarter by Reading

The Buffett Formula: How to Get Smarter by Reading | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Most people go through life not really getting any smarter. Why? They simply won't do the work required.

It's easy to come home, sit on the couch, watch TV, and zone out until bedtime rolls around. But that's not going to help you get smarter.

Sure, you can go into the office the next day and discuss the details of last night's episode of Mad Men or Game of Thrones. And yes, you know what happened on Survivor. But that's not knowledge accumulation; that's a mind-numbing sedative.

You can acquire knowledge if you want it. In fact, there is a simple formula, which if followed is almost certain to make you smarter over time. Simple but not easy.

It involves a lot of hard work.

We'll call it the Buffett formula, named after Warren Buffett and his longtime business partner at Berkshire Hathaway, Charlie Munger. These two are an extraordinary combination of minds. They are also learning machines.

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Better change comes from better learning, here's how it's done by two of the best!

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It's important to think about the opportunity cost of this hour. On one hand, you can check Twitter, read some online news, and reply to a few emails while pretending to finish the memo that is supposed to be the focus of your attention. On the other hand, you can dedicate the time to improving yourself. In the short term, you're better off with the dopamine-laced rush of email and Twitter while multitasking. In the long term, the investment in learning something new and improving yourself goes further.
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Opinion | How to Get Your Mind to Read

Opinion | How to Get Your Mind to Read | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Comprehension depends on what you already know. Let’s start there.
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Information Without Emotion Is Rarely Retained

Information Without Emotion Is Rarely Retained | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
But emotions are an important way for us to connect. It's how we better understand ourselves and others. Emotions help us to reach the heart and not just the mind.

We know that stories are powerful for learning. I think that's because of how stories connect to emotions. You can talk about ideas all day, and I might be interested and even learn something. But if you connect those ideas with a story, and you touch my emotions, I may never forget what I've learned.

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How Metacognition Boosts Learning

How Metacognition Boosts Learning | 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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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, 7:38 AM

A useful article.

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

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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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What is media education? - Media Education Foundation | educational documentary films

What is media education? - Media Education Foundation | educational documentary films | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Media education is the process of systematically teaching how to interpret, evaluate, and think critically about media systems and the content they produce.
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Design Thinking for Education

Design Thinking for Education | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The need to reshape teaching methodologies accross all educational levels at schools has been a long-standing issue in education d [...]

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Presentation Skills Considered Harmful

Presentation Skills Considered Harmful | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
There is no cure for presentation stage fright. You can reduce the symptoms with beta blockers, but when the drugs wear off, you're still… you. You're still up there with a cracking voice, runaway heart rate, and nauseating dread. So what do you do? You read posts with titles like “Ten Tips For Bett

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Should the school day be extended? Pros and Cons of Keeping Pupils for Longer

Should the school day be extended? Pros and Cons of Keeping Pupils for Longer | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
As we all know, education is an essential part of life but do kids spend enough time at school? Should their day of learning be extended or are they already doing enough in class? This topic has been debated over the years, so Sophie Davidson takes a closer look at the pros and cons of keeping children longer.

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How can schools use research to better inform teaching practice?

How can schools use research to better inform teaching practice? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
To tackle misinformation about what works in teaching, schools must find effective ways to help teachers understand the implications of research

 


In the past few years, schools have focused more on the use of research, especially into how pupils learn and the implications on effective teaching.


One reason teachers have needed to become more research informed is to respond to the masses of misinformation presented to us. Even when a teaching approach is exposed as incorrect, it can continue to influence how we work.


One example is the learning pyramid, which is based on Edgar Dale’s cone of experience. This was a theoretical framework that made no mention of learning but soon took on a life of its own, as the learning pyramid. Most teachers will have been given information apparently based on this work – for example, that pupils only remember 5% of what they’re told but 90% of what they teach others.


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5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students

5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Barbara Oakley, co-creator of the most enrolled class on Coursera called "Learning How to Learn," shares five techniques to help students become better learners

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