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The Importance of Teaching Critical Thinking

The Importance of Teaching Critical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is a term that is given much discussion without much action.  K-12 educators and administrators are pushed to teach the necessities as dictated by the standardized assessments in ...

 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 4, 2014 9:16 AM

Teaching critical thinking is often taught as a technique rather than asking pertinent questions which open the subject up for scrutiny.

 

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For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Why You Should Be Using Video In Your Classroom [Infographic]

Why You Should Be Using Video In Your Classroom [Infographic] | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Using video in the classroom has come a long way from a TV and VCR on a cart to watch a movie during class (The standard about ten gazillion years ago when I was a student). There are a ton of different ways you can employ video in your classroom, from video feedback to educational videos about specific topics, there is a lot of possibility out there. Even if you know that this way and that are options for including video in your classroom, you might still be wondering why you should be using video in the first place.


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Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 21, 2014 2:09 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Google Reportedly Prepping 'Child-Safe' Version of Services

Google Reportedly Prepping 'Child-Safe' Version of Services | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Google is reportedly preparing to launch a child-centric version of some of its services.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 19, 2014 5:28 AM

Google is reportedly preparing to launch a child-centric version of some of its services.


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Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink

Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Thinglink is a powerful tool, and some new uses are making it even more compelling. Beyond creating pictures with links, images, and videos, a “next level” exists that turns ThingLink into a powerful organizer, aggregation tool, and curator."

 

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Rebekah Lee's curator insight, August 15, 2014 3:29 AM

A pretty nifty way to insert signposts on a screenshot to display  pop up instructions

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 15, 2014 1:45 PM

Whoa, just whoa.   ThingLink is so cool and what a great way to densify creative products and engage a diversity of learning pathways!    I am going to include this in my next resume for sure.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 22, 2015 8:17 PM

Thinglink is one of my favourite tools :)

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Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher | Part two

Pride of Profession: Striving to Become a Great Teacher | Part two | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How can we expect students to aspire to be great if we are not also aspiring for greatness?

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Great+Teachers

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 30, 2014 8:55 AM

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Silverback Learning's curator insight, July 30, 2014 12:19 PM

There are so many resources available to educators today. Great teachers are great learners too.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 30, 2014 9:07 PM

I did not want to be a great teacher. I wanted to be a teacher.

 

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How to Run a Google+ Hangouts Series

How to Run a Google+ Hangouts Series | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Many businesses have held Google Hangouts on Air to engage their audience and offer a unique opportunity to hear insights from the business firsthand.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Hangouts

 


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Design Experts's curator insight, July 26, 2014 2:27 AM

At +DesignExperts we use #GoogleHangouts all day everyday. Just sharing the #ThinkDigital love.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 26, 2014 7:50 AM

How to Run a Google+Hangouts Series

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, July 26, 2014 12:23 PM

Here is a method for adding a panel discussion to your online course. 

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Four Meaningful Ways Students Can Contribute

Four Meaningful Ways Students Can Contribute | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Getty Bestselling author and educational expert Alan November's new book Who Owns the Learning?: Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age co...

 

Beginning with his first teaching job, November began to realize that the most powerful education happens when students take ownership of their learning and when they feel that what they produce contributes meaningfully to a community.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 9, 2014 9:01 AM

Beginning with his first teaching job, November began to realize that the most powerful education happens when students take ownership of their learning and when they feel that what they produce contributes meaningfully to a community.


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Can We Create a Culture That Values Good Teaching?

Can We Create a Culture That Values Good Teaching? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We like to talk about the value of pedagogy, but we never seem to get around to rewarding it.

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Alexa SHdez's curator insight, May 27, 2014 11:39 AM

El docente puede inculcar cultura puesto que influye como enseña y demuestra su forma de enseñanza y la forma en como evalúa.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 27, 2014 11:55 AM

Good teaching is probably happening without us realizing it. I read an article that suggested good teaching is about raising the standards for learning. It is a mindful experience.

Michel J. Boustani's curator insight, May 28, 2014 8:15 AM

The title says all!

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Microsoft issues emergency security patch for Internet Explorer - even for Windows XP users!

Microsoft issues emergency security patch for Internet Explorer - even for Windows XP users! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it



Microsoft fixes critical Internet Explorer flaw being used in targeted attacks, and hands a lifeline to Windows XP users.

 

Microsoft has today issued an emergency patch for users of Internet Explorer, following the recent discovery of a zero-day vulnerability that was being actively exploited by hackers.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 1, 2014 2:24 PM


Microsoft has today issued an emergency patch for users of Internet Explorer, following the recent discovery of a zero-day vulnerability that was being actively exploited by hackers.


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Rise of the Professional Educator

Rise of the Professional Educator | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Are you a teacher? Why did you become a principal? Why would you want to be a superintendent? The above questions are asked of educators every single day by people outside of the educational field....

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/how-to-prepare-for-giving-a-good-course/https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=quality

 


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cioccas's curator insight, May 23, 2014 6:31 PM

So true, so necessary for all to read and follow!

Mónica Silakowicz's curator insight, May 25, 2014 2:48 PM

El artículo lista 5 aspectos que los docentes deben afianzar para ser vistos como profesionales: estar actualizados, ser activos participantes, aspirar a altos standards y ser apasionados de la educación.

mindy kim's curator insight, July 11, 2014 6:08 PM

... Change and innovation start with the individuals... development, growth, leaders==> building the future.

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz

Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true?

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 13, 2014 12:14 PM


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James Jandebeur's curator insight, March 16, 2014 9:59 AM

According to Facebook's news page, the service has 1.23 billion active users, a little over 20% of the population of the world. Twitter has around 200 million. These services, or something like them, have become increasingly important in our lives, influencing the news media and a variety of public decision making processes. Between a need for security and utility, we need to start learning, then teaching, then learning some more, how to best use social media, and classrooms are not the only place where this needs to be done.

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WordPress: Announcing New Embed Support for Getty Images

WordPress: Announcing New Embed Support for Getty Images | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Getty Images' vast library of award-winning professional photographs and illustrations is now at the disposal of every WordPress.com blogger.

 


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Mindset | How can you change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset?

Mindset | How can you change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, February 18, 2014 12:56 PM

Carol Dwek's Mindset is based on a lot of research she has done over the years. It has applications throughout higher education. 

Parent Cortical Mass's curator insight, February 19, 2014 8:19 AM

nice set of links about Carol Dweck's Mindset Theory.  Every parent needs to know what Carol Dweck discovered in her research.  

Jaimee's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:09 AM

So one who wants to make a change must have a positive outlook on new situations or task that they are not used to?

 

This article is about how one can gain or become a part of the group that is a growth mind set. You gain success or become a better person by following these changes. 

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Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work!

Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
To ensure productive group work, teachers must communicate expectations, strategically build groups, structure activities, scaffold work with a supportive classroom culture, and stress individual accountability.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 30, 2014 10:40 AM

Without forgetting the relational nature of learning and teaching. Is it accountability or responsibility? Or is it a combining both? Judith Butler speaks about giving an account of one's self which is the way we respond and are responsible for learning.

 

 

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ma. isabel olguín vega's curator insight, September 30, 2014 6:37 PM

grupo de trabajo productivo en el aula  @barbirimoo

Quran Coaching's curator insight, October 1, 2014 3:21 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 20, 2014 11:22 PM

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 22, 2014 12:16 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 14, 2014 1:08 AM

Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.


Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 14, 2014 11:22 AM

This looks like a great way to not only start the year using students, but also to use as a tool for the remainder of the year.

Donna Fry (@fryed)'s curator insight, August 14, 2014 5:44 PM

Assessment tool for reflection.

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Do You Have These 21st Century Skills? [Infographic]

Do You Have These 21st Century Skills? [Infographic] | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The quest to be a modern teacher or student is in full swing. First though, figure out if you have these important 21st century skills.

 

- Develop proficiency and fluency with the tools of technology;

 

- Build intentional cross-cultural connections and relationships with others so to pose and solve problems collaboratively and strengthen independent thought;

 

- Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes;

 

- Manage, analyze, and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information;

 

- Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multimedia texts;

 

- Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments.

 


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Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher | Part one

Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher | Part one | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Great+Teachers

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 30, 2014 8:52 AM

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Great+Teachers


James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, July 30, 2014 11:01 AM

Provides some interesting ideas to consider.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 31, 2014 12:56 AM

Here are some ideas on how to be a teaching star in your content field.

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Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE | EDUcation

Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE | EDUcation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Getting Smart on Social Media SMART BUNDLE

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 24, 2014 4:03 PM

How to become social media smart. 

Shari Hudgeons's curator insight, July 25, 2014 11:00 AM

This is a great way to introduce yourself to social media ideas.

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, July 25, 2014 2:00 PM

Great basic info about Twitter, LinkedIn, FB, etc.

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different?


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 6, 2014 11:25 PM

Creativity is something that can be nourished but can it be learned? I'm not able to decide on that yet.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, June 8, 2014 9:24 PM

Some excellent reminders - 'All experiences are neutral...you don't see things are THEY are, you see them as YOU are'.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 2014 1:27 PM

Don't let your creative juices run dry! We are all students of life!

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Infographic of Building an Online Personal Teaching Network

Infographic of Building an Online Personal Teaching Network | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Recently, I wrote an article about how to build an online personal teaching network, re-imagining opportunities to teach in the digital world and thinking about the role of teacher as independent c...

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 2014 9:59 AM

Nice visual shared by Susan Bainbridge illustrating different aspects a teacher should be building to represent themselves as learners.  I would go one step further and say students should be following the same structure. 

spapac7's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:15 AM

Don't forget your PLN!

mariarobets's curator insight, May 14, 2014 6:20 PM

this is simple and clear

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Protecting Students with Google Apps for Education | Privacy

Protecting Students with Google Apps for Education | Privacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Posted by Bram Bout, Director, Google for Education 

Today more than 30 million students, teachers and administrators globally rely on Google Apps for Education. Earning and keeping their trust drives our business forward. We know that trust is earned through protecting their privacy and providing the best security measures.

This is why, from day one, we turned off ads by default in Apps for Education services. Last year, we removed ads from Google Search for signed-in K-12 users altogether. So, if you’re a student logging in to your Apps for Education account at school or at home, when you navigate to Google.com, you will not see ads.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 30, 2014 9:22 AM

Today more than 30 million students, teachers and administrators globally rely on Google Apps for Education. Earning and keeping their trust drives our business forward. We know that trust is earned through protecting their privacy and providing the best security measures.

This is why, from day one, we turned off ads by default in Apps for Education services. Last year, we removed ads from Google Search for signed-in K-12 users altogether. So, if you’re a student logging in to your Apps for Education account at school or at home, when you navigate to Google.com, you will not see ads.

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'An Industry of Mediocrity': Study Criticizes Teacher-Education Programs

'An Industry of Mediocrity': Study Criticizes Teacher-Education Programs | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The effort to rank programs, by the National Council on Teacher Quality and "U.S. News & World Report," has been controversial since it started, in 2011.

 

Colleges of education are "an industry of mediocrity" that churns out unprepared teachers to work in the nation's elementary and secondary schools, according to a highly anticipated report.

 

The report, "Teacher Prep Review," describes the findings of a controversial effort to rate the quality of programs at 1,130 institutions nationwide that prepare about 99 percent of the nation's traditionally trained teachers.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 29, 2014 10:31 PM


When following on Social Media Twitter, I must agree to that :(((


Gilda Macedo's curator insight, March 29, 2014 11:00 PM

Se faz necessário criar estratégias de avaliação dos cursos oferecidos  e em contrapartida  avaliar as instituições de ensino seu currículo e programas de formação docente; 

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 29, 2014 11:43 PM

This is one of those issues that feeds back and forth on itself. Colleges of education are an industry of mediocrity, but so is K-12 education. There is a total absence of leadership at the political and bureaucratic levels.

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Getty releases millions of free images in fight against copyright

Getty releases millions of free images in fight against copyright | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Getty Images has made millions of its photographs free in a move against those who violate copyright.

 



By visiting gettyimages.com users can now embed an image of their choice into their blog, website or social media post without having to pay.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 6, 2014 11:42 AM


By visiting gettyimages.com users can now embed an image of their choice into their blog, website or social media post without having to pay.


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Curation: Tips And Tricks With Scoop.it-Rescoop And Tags

Curation: Tips And Tricks With Scoop.it-Rescoop And Tags | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
. . WHAT is Curation And What Is NOT Curation? . . . Most of people know WHAT "Aggregation" is, it is the simplest way to share links, YOU just forward it! BUT that is NOT "Curation", most people d...

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