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How to transition to a virtual and physical learning commons, with 21st century principles
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How to Spot Fake News (and Teach Kids to Be Media-Savvy)

How to Spot Fake News (and Teach Kids to Be Media-Savvy) | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Clickbait, hyper-partisan opinion, and completely false information are running wild across the internet.
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Teaching your students evaluation/analytical skills in this useful article.

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Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing - ReadWriteThink

Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing - ReadWriteThink | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students use a scaffold to help them compile information to write a solid research paper.
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Scaffolding ideas for teaching students the research process. ReadWriteThink lesson plan middle grades.

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What We Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part I

What We Really Need To Learn To Be Successful In Life - Part I | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
If there were no schools and traditional academic curriculums, and one had the option to question and rethink a human being learning curriculum what would be in it? If we suspend momentarily the reasoning and goals that went into
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Critical thinking and cognitive skills needed for life!

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Acceptable Use or Plagiarism, Quiz 2

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Quizz to teach students about acceptable use and plagiarism in high school.

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4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do

4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do | 21st century Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers create experiences in their classrooms, melding the art and science of any subject and making their students care about learning.
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I love these ideas!  Perfect learning commons skills!

 

What Does Transformational Teaching Look Like?

Have students ask questions and solve real-world problems. Questions should require students to: Analyze, Synthesize ,Create Empathize, Interpret.

Reference background  knowledge.

Defend alternative perspectives.

Determine what they know and don't know

Organize students into learning groups.

Make learning segments manageable through modeling and mastery.

Guide, facilitate, challenge, and support.

Let learning transform you.

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