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Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down

Teachers: 10 Tips for Slowing Down | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Since my last Edutopia blog post, How Slowing Down Can Lead to Great Change was published, I've received dozens of messages asking for suggestions for how to slow things down in schools.
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Why the graphic novel belongs in the classroom - Yakima Herald-Republic

Why the graphic novel belongs in the classroom
Yakima Herald-Republic
Decades of studies have shown the power of visual learning as an effective scholastic technique.
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The New Reality Of Social Media: Engaging Your Audience Where They Are

The New Reality Of Social Media: Engaging Your Audience Where They Are | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Instead of smash blasting, leverage social media to engage with the specific audience you choose to engage with in a way that is right for your brand, your business, and yourself.

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How to teach students about their digital footprint

How to teach students about their digital footprint | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Students don't always have a good grasp of digital citizenship, and don't necessarily know the consequences of their digital footprints.

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Tales from a Tidy Teacher: Critical Literacy: R...

Tales from a Tidy Teacher: Critical Literacy: R... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
"We continue to discuss and analyze a variety of texts as a whole class, in small groups and individually.
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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.


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An Argument for Visual Literacy

Over 99% of people in the U.S. are literate. We can read and write. But as the world produces more and more data, creates infographics and speaks to each other

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Georges Millet's curator insight, January 19, 2014 12:12 PM

Interesting backtracking of communication, transposed into the nice simple pictures with big words, a good prez !

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What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [In...

What Is Social Learning (And Does It Work)? [In... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning, blended learning. There are a slew of educational learning trends that have been happening for years now. A (RT @sumware: What Is Social Learning & Does It Work?
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Later School Start Time Linked to Improved Sleep, Mood in Teens

Later School Start Time Linked to Improved Sleep, Mood in Teens | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
A new study finds that a later school start time significantly reduced daytime sleepiness, depressed mood and caffeine use in adolescents. Furthermore, the

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Media Literacy in 2014: Forthcoming Research and Call to Action | LSE Media Policy Project

Media Literacy in 2014: Forthcoming Research and Call to Action | LSE Media Policy Project | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In 2013, research and policy continued to tackle issues around engagement, participation and digital inclusion. Svenja Ottovordemgentschenfelde is a PhD

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User-Centered Content Curation: Five Good Tips from Sam Burroughs

User-Centered Content Curation: Five Good Tips from Sam Burroughs | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Most people curate for the benefit of themselves or their organisations. What if we..."


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:17 PM

What if we considered content curation as a value, not just a means to market products & services?

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, January 20, 2014 12:06 PM

Tips to improve curation and benefit both you and other users

'Timothy Leyfer's curator insight, January 24, 2014 1:20 PM

"Explain, always clearly why something you are curating/communicating is relevant. Contextualize."

This is just one of the five great points from Sam Burroughs that we should consider when communicating relevant information to people on our list.

There are four other great tips equally as important, that we should use when communicating information to others.

In today's fast-paced world the information that we are trying to communicate to others should be user centered.

You might want to check this one out. I know that I am
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Another Good-One From Mr Robin Good

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Making the Most of Media - Using Film in the Classroom | Edutopia.org

Making the Most of Media - Using Film in the Classroom | Edutopia.org | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

With the advances in technology, it has never been easier to use or create films in classrooms - from elementary school to high school. And let’s face it, using film - whether watching them or actually making them - is often a heat motivator for students of all ages! There are teachers all over the world who are including YouTube or film clips in their lessons on a daily basis. Personally, I think there’s nothing better than starting off a lesson with a three minute video clip about the topic at hand. Flipped learning, too, relies heavily on the ability to make films and then post those films so that students can access them anywhere.

 

However, although the technical aspects have got easier, this doesn’t necessarily mean that films are being used as effectively as they could be. Let me give you an example of what I mean. In a history course that I was teaching a couple of years ago, there was a film that dealt with the topic at hand. One of my teachers thought that it would be advantageous to show a whole film loosely based on the topic - all three hours of it! The educational payoff in circumstances like this is limited - a much more successful approach would have been to use only short clips, interrogating the film as a secondary source for reliability and bias.

 

This year, I’m making a real commitment to using film better in class. To do that, I’ve come up with some tips - both for using films, and also for making films. Please, comment on my tips, and then share your own below.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Dean J. Fusto
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 17, 2014 1:35 AM

Use of Film in Education

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 2014 5:24 AM

A great one for English and Media teachers.

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How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading

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How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading

 

by Terry Heick

If you’re not familiar with Adler and Van Doren’s How To Read A Book, it is worth, well, reading.

As you might’ve guessed, these have less to do with decoding, and more to do with comprehension. Actually, more to do with the perspective you approach your reading with. It and How To Read And Why by Harold Bloom are two exceptional starting points for (as well as Wendell Berry’s short essay In Defense Of Literacy) for coming to terms with the idea of critical reading–both the why and the how.

Which is where the following sketch note from livinganawesomelife.com comes in. We first shared this graphic on a post that showed examples of sketch notes (a note-taking form near and dear to my heart), but this one seemed worthy of its own post.

 

3 Strategies For Critical Reading

For most of us, reading strategies aren’t new, nor is reading through a critical lens. But offering specific, strategic mindsets students (and teachers) can use to approach and consume new texts with might be.

-Inspectional Reading: Reading with a focus on grasping the book as a “whole thing”–a kind of “intellectual skimming” even if you do, in fact, read it all

-Analytical Reading: Reading with a focus on close examination and analysis of the text in and of itself

-Synoptic Reading: Reading with a focus on the relationships between texts

If you’ve read the book, you’ll notice that this is an oversimplification of the text, but for the purpose of this quick post, you get the idea. Hopefully, you’ll read the book. ; ^ )

Oh–if you want to use these with anything other than expert readers, give them new names. Spin them.

Quick Reading, Close Reading, and Cross Reading.

Whole Reading, Parts Reading, and Social Reading.

Academic vocabulary is a huge barrier for students. Reduce it all costs!

 

Image attribution livinganawesomelife.com; How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading

 

  


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Charles Fischer's curator insight, January 5, 2014 9:14 AM

 A nice, quick resource for investigating a text.

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How Google Is Changing Your Memory - Edudemic

How Google Is Changing Your Memory - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Memorization sometimes gets a bad rap in the education world. Yes, education IS way more than just memorizing facts, dates, formulas, spellings, and pronunciations. (How Googling may be messing with your pedagogy.
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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Using resources and tools,  educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School focus on honing critical thinking skills across all subjects. 


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Monica Gutiérrez's curator insight, February 26, 2014 4:28 PM

#criticalthinking  #philosophy

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The Blogger's Beginner Guide To SEO - Infographic

The Blogger's Beginner Guide To SEO - Infographic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
If you're thinking of dipping your feet in the world of blogging, start with these easy-to-follow Beginner Guide to SEO

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Inquiry-based Learning: Explanation

Inquiry-based Learning: Explanation | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Critical Literacy vs Language Acquisition

Critical Literacy vs Language Acquisition | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Critical literacy and Language acquisition.  I (Yiola) have pondered these two concepts -- what they mean, what they entail, and why they are important.  In much of the literature I have read, ther...
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6 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2014 - Edudemic

6 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2014 - Edudemic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

For those who don't use social media, #1 will reign supreme. If you're not already on the social media train, 2014 will be the year to hop on. If you've already been riding the train, check out #2-6 to see what the trends are expected to be!


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Design Thinking as Critical Literacy

Design Thinking as Critical Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
"Design thinking asks students to become investigators in their world, attempt to solve problems, bridge gaps of knowledge independently, collaboratively, and resourcefully." So decrees Lee-Ann Gra...
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Interview with Michael Fullan

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Interview with Michael Fullan http://t.co/xPoRa2HVff #pedagogy #edchat
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10 Tips For Effective eLearning - Infographic

10 Tips For Effective eLearning - Infographic | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
These ten 'links' are basically some step by step tips to ensure that your eLearning and teaching time is well-planned, dynamic, efficient, and effective.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 20, 2014 1:49 PM

These apply to all learning settings and should be repeated regularly so we follow good principles in 'classrooms' regardless of their design.

niftyjock's curator insight, January 22, 2014 4:35 PM

and turn computer on

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Games Based Learning and 21st Century Skills

Games Based Learning and 21st Century Skills | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
There are many characterisations of the skills that are most important in the 21st century. However, The University of Melbourne’s Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S) team defines them as:
Ways of thinking.

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Is the Role of the Curator Evolving?

Is the Role of the Curator Evolving? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Increasingly, the curatorial role is focused on audience engagement and collaboration, rather than specialized knowledge.

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Nancy White's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:18 PM

Curating across disciplines, storytelling, and collaboration in the world of art curation hint at the benefits and skill development that can be obtained in content curation in the world of education.  Be sure to check out the white paper linked here -a fascinating look at defining a 21st century curator!

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Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Character Education for the Digital Age

Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:Character Education for the Digital Age | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, January 19, 2014 12:36 AM
Issues of Digital Citizenship

 

"Here are just a few of the issues that a comprehensive digital citizenship curriculum should address.

 

 

Balance. Understanding past, present, and possible future effects of technology. Cultivating a sense of balance that considers opportunity as well as responsibility, empowerment as well as caution, personal fulfillment as well as community and global well-being.

 

 

Safety and security. Understanding how online actions might lead to harm to yourself or others. Includes protecting your own privacy, respecting that of others, and recognizing inappropriate online communications and sites (such as sexual material and other resources intended for adults).

 

 

Cyberbullying. Understanding the potentially devastating effects of cyberbullying and how it violates ethical principles of personal integrity, compassion, and responsible behavior.

 

 

Sexting. Understanding the negative consequences of using a cell phone to take and transmit pictures of a sexual nature of oneself or others.

 

 

Copyright and plagiarism. Respecting others' intellectual property rights and reflecting on the legality and ethics of using online materials without permission (a complex and murky area of the law, bounded by "fair use" guidelines)."

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:31 AM

Great one thanks for sharing.

Jennifer McGuff's curator insight, August 1, 2015 5:30 PM

I chose this article because it deals with issues of digital citizenship and specific issues (like cyberbullying, sexting, safety and security) that should addressed in a digital citizenship curriculum.