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How to Be a Lifelong Learner

How to Be a Lifelong Learner | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through being a lifelong learner in this Greater Good post by Kira Newman.
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Some insightful information around the work of Barbara Oakley, writer of " Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential".  Stressing the importance of ongoing and varied learning, enabling learners to enhance work and where necessary make 'sideways shifts'.  The article also reminds us how the brain best retains information (learning theory).

Link to Coursera - can view / read info for free, or enroll for a certificate of learning:

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Things Highly Influential People Always do to convince others - http://sco.lt/6bGbQH
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MEDIA LITERACY WEEK - Education

MEDIA LITERACY WEEK - Education | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
ABC Education is proud to announce Media Literacy Week. This site contains videos, interactives and activites to help secondary students from years 7-10 navigate and analyse the news! Want to get started? Take our news diet challenge!
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Media Literacy Week is an opportunity to review our media consumption and explore the process of producing quality media. As part of Media Week, the ABC have produced a suite of predominantly video style resources, rubrics and teaching materials (including good resources on evaluating sources / fake news).
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How to Spot Fake News - FactCheck.org

http://www.flackcheck.org - Read more at: https://www.factcheck.org/2016/11/how-to-spot-fake-news/
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Great animated presentation, clearly explaining how to defend yourself against 'fake news' - some strategies on 'spotting' it where possible, and fact checking tools that are useful.
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Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn | MindShift | KQED News

Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn | MindShift | KQED News | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
By understanding the level of learning and intentionality in our mistakes, we can identify what helps us grow as learners.
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"A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing" - George Bernard Shaw   - a very useful exploration of how mistakes are beneficial to learning.
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The 5 Most Useful Critical Thinking Flowcharts For Your Learners

The 5 Most Useful Critical Thinking Flowcharts For Your Learners | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
Critical thinking flowcharts like these 5 beauties make explaining and understanding critical thinking processes easy as you please. Try them out with your learners.
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More fantastic resources from the 'Global Digital Citizen' - this time some useful infographic / flow charts to share.  I really like the plagiarism one (a bit complex for younger students, but good for senior students plus), and the first simple and clear flow chart that could be useful with middle school students.
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Top 10 sites to help students check their facts

Top 10 sites to help students check their facts | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
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Students may have heard of Fake News - opportunity to tie in with lessons on evaluating sources - the importance of been a critical reader, a detective who is prepared to check and challenge resources, and to establish the Trash and the Treasure of what they read.
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, January 26, 8:27 AM
The Top ten sites for fact checking and for Academic Resources add SearchCredible.com to your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
Rachel Donovan's curator insight, June 3, 7:38 AM
Sites to help students channel their investigating, analysing, evaluating, etc. 
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The Best Self-Assessment Questions for Encouraging a Growth Mindset

The Best Self-Assessment Questions for Encouraging a Growth Mindset | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it


Here are some great self-assessment questions that will help you with fostering valuable growth mindset principles within your learners.


The notion of students assessing themselves is difficult for many educators to get around, but they’re warming to the idea. If our students learn to ask the right self-assessment questions and keep themselves accountable, the results in learning improvement can be amazing.

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Included with this article is a clear infographic which would be great to use with middle school+ students AND to even as a tool to reflect on our own progress with tasks.
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Learning Pit - James Nottingham

Learning Pit - James Nottingham | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
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Explores a means to encourage a growth mindset -by creating cognitive wobble / conflict.
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Copyright Basics: Teach Your Learners 6 Things They Need to Know

Copyright Basics: Teach Your Learners 6 Things They Need to Know | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
Michael Yarbrough provides us with some useful tips regarding copyright basics, valuable information for any student or teacher of the modern digital age.
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A good summary to help you, and your students, gain a basic understanding of Copyright.
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A Handy Visual Featuring The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students Should Know about

A Handy Visual Featuring The 6 Types of Creative Commons Licences Students Should Know about | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
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A clear and useful graphic (Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivs CC by ND)  that you can use with students to explain how to use other people's created works fairly and legitimately.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 9, 2017 6:07 PM

This is real handy!

Le mag 2.0 de l'Asfored's curator insight, February 10, 2017 11:21 AM

S'y retrouver dans les licences Creative Commons, pas toujours simple. Voici un récapitulatif bien utile en attendant notre prochaine formation sur le droit d'auteur ;) le 23 février : http://asfored.org/edinovo/stage-14DT158

 

Chris Simon's curator insight, February 11, 2017 2:24 PM
Si retrouver dans Les Creatives Commons Licences !
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The Pedagogy Wheel V4.1

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Nice visual creative commons poster (PDF) showing which apps fit where in Bloom's Taxonomy.
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Download the FREE Fluency Posters

Download the FREE Fluency Posters | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
Introducing the new free resource from the GDCF—the Fluency Posters, a set of mini-posters for referencing the essentials of the 21st Century Fluencies.
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Free to share and download - from Global Digital Citizen.  Very useful.

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What We Cover in Class is Less Important Than What We Discover: Search vs Discovery

What We Cover in Class is Less Important Than What We Discover: Search vs Discovery | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
What we cover in class is less important than what we discover for ourselves.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
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In the digital world - search engines filter out 'new discoveries' and restricts your information via algorithms that are based on what your profile - with limited choices usually dominating the search results.  This article looks at the importance of libraries and the roles they play in broadening our expectations, and providing us with more extensive options to discover and expand our learning journey.

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Note-taking: A Research Roundup :: Jennifer Gozalez

Note-taking: A Research Roundup :: Jennifer Gozalez | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it

"Every day, in classrooms all over the world, students are taking notes. I have my own half-baked ideas about what makes one approach better than another, and I’m sure you do too. But if we’re going to call ourselves professionals, we need to know what the research says, yes?

"So I’ve combed through about three decades’ worth of research, and I’m going to tell you what it says about best practices in note-taking. Although this is not an exhaustive summary, it hits on some of the most frequently debated questions on the subject.

"This information is going to be useful for any subject area—I found some really good stuff that would be especially useful for STEM teachers or anyone who does heavy work with calculations, diagrams, and other technical illustrations. Of course, there’s plenty here for teachers of social studies, English, and the humanities as well, so everyone sit tight because you’ll probably come away with something you can apply to your classroom."

 

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An exceptional summary of key research on the topic. Succinct practical, and with numerous links, this post is a must-read for every educator starting in about grade 4 up through graduate school and adult ed.


Via Jim Lerman
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Highly recommended reading - and if you don't feel like reading, listen to the linked podcast version.  Not only does this article stress the value of note taking to learning and understanding, it provides several well outlined note taking strategies to try.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 9, 7:42 PM

Thanks to Jennifer Gonzalez for this literature review.  Also a tip of the hat to Jim Lerman for his insights on this topic. 

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Fake News Checklist

The internet is rife with fake news, some preposterous on its face and some wrapped in a deceptive cloak of credibility. It has wormed its way into the national discourse through bogus “news” outlets and through social media. Reputable fact-checking sites have helped put the lie to many of these stories, but fake news persists in ways that can make it challenging for students to separate fact from fiction – and for teachers to help students understand the difference.
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A PDF from CQ researcher that offers good guidance on identifying the fakers!
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The 5 Key Steps for Helping You Ask Good Questions [Infographic]

The 5 Key Steps for Helping You Ask Good Questions [Infographic] | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
Use this 5-step infographic to learn how to ask good questions. Model exceptional questioning behaviour, improve communication, and much more.
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What are your questions and why are you asking them?  An effective infographic from globaldigitalcitizen.org, which would make a good addition to a classroom wall.
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How to Search and Attribute Open Source Images the Right Way

How to Search and Attribute Open Source Images the Right Way | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
Learn how to properly search for and attribute open source images, and take away a handy acronym to help you remember the right way to do it!
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Very useful page to share with students, when talking about intellectual property, legally using images from the internet and correctly attributing sources.
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What is Plagiarism? - Plagiarism.org

What is Plagiarism? - Plagiarism.org | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
Understand the definition of plagiarism.
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There are a lot of (rather lengthy) clips / lectures that have been shared via this site on plagiarism - but it is the clear explanation on the main page that makes this site really worth sharing.
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Here Are Some Critical Thinking Exercises That Will Blow Your Learners’ Minds

Here Are Some Critical Thinking Exercises That Will Blow Your Learners’ Minds | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
Want to blow your students' minds with some hard-hitting critical thinking exercises? Try out the ones we've got for you here.
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In the light of new myths and fake news that rapidly circulate via social media - these media clips (whose factual accuracy / detail I cannot vouch for) - are good for challenging our assumptions on what we think we know as fact.  A good way of prompting discussion, and then leading on to ways of evaluating sources.
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One Gut Check and Four Steps Students Can Apply to Fact-Check Information

One Gut Check and Four Steps Students Can Apply to Fact-Check Information | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it

A new approach seeks to equip university students with the tools of fact-checkers.


Check for previous work: Look around to see if someone else has already fact-checked the claim or provided a synthesis of research. [Some places to look: Wikipedia, Snopes, Politifact and NPR’s own Fact Check website.] 


Go upstream to the source: Most web content is not original. Get to the original source to understand the trustworthiness of the information. Is it a reputable scientific journal? Is there an original news media account from a well-known outlet? If that’s not immediately apparent, then move to step 3. 


Read laterally: Once you get to the source of a claim, read what other people say about the source (publication, author, etc.). The truth is in the network. 


Circle back: If you get lost, or hit dead ends or find yourself going down a rabbit hole, back up and start over.


Via EDTECH@UTRGV
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I particulary like the advice on the Gut Check - that if you feel any strong emotion to what you ready (anger, sadness, joy etc) STOP before you hit like / send / share. (You are probably being manipulated).
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Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images [Infographic]

Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images [Infographic] | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
You can also save and bookmark this quick visual guide below (based on Curtis Newbold’s original flow chart and redesigned with his permission using Visme) to help you decide whether you can use a specific image or not:

Via Dennis T OConnor
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Web link will lead to page with clear infographic / flowchart guiding users on fair and legal use of images - useful to direct students to for reference. 
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 8, 2017 12:43 PM

See the flow chart inforgraphic that helps decision making.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 8, 2017 12:45 PM

Every online teacher should understand copyright and fair use. 

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The 10 Commandments of Critical Thinking, According to Bertrand Russell

The 10 Commandments of Critical Thinking, According to Bertrand Russell | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
In 1951, Bertrand Russell invoked this list of his 10 Commandments of Critical Thinking, which to this day still hold their own.
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An entertaining, but highly relevant list on the necessity of Critical Thinking; written by Philosopher - Bertrand Russell.  One to share.
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In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play

In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
Concern about the prevalence of fake or sensationally biased news sources has escalated in the days following the presidential election, with many citing it as a factor (some even the primar
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Aimed at librarians, however worth reading by anyone concerned with teaching their students how to identify reliable information shared through social media and other online sources.  The article looks at identifying click-bait, propaganda, satire, conspiracy theory, pseudo-scientific and more.  Includes a interesting link: © 2016 by Melissa Zimdars. The work 'False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources'  (made available under a Creative Commons).
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How to Evaluate Web Resources

How to Evaluate Web Resources | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
Effective and credible writing requires authoritative and verifiable resources. Learn the best ways to evaluate sources of information on the Web.

Via Nik Peachey
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So much information and so little time!  This infographic and webpage provide clear guidance that teachers can use to help their students be more selective about the sources they choose to use.  

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Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, October 9, 2015 5:19 AM

Useful tool

delta14's curator insight, October 9, 2015 10:20 AM

Excelente guía para evaluar recursos web, frente a la gran cantidad de publicaciones y aportes que emergen en la RED.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 9, 2015 11:55 AM

Neat infographic on evaluation of web resources.

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5 Smart Strategies for Online Research

5 Smart Strategies for Online Research | General learning capabilities | Scoop.it
Use these Information Fluency-based strategies and tips for helping students make the most of their online research quests.
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ASK / ACQUIRE / ANALYSE / APPLY / ASSESS

 

Some excellent inquiry strategies, and a link to download a free 'quick start' guide to being a 'true data detective'.

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