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The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.
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Five Ways To Collaborate For Your Maker Education

Five Ways To Collaborate For Your Maker Education | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Collaborating is an essential part of integrating maker education into your curriculum. Not only is it important for support, but collaboration can also help to inspire and motivate you.
 
In this post you will find ways you can collaborate with other educators, parents, your community, students, and people online to boost your maker education.

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The robot revolution is just beginning –

The robot revolution is just beginning – | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
A new generation of exponentially more intelligent and capable robots is on the way. In fact, they’re already everywhere we look: over our heads, in our cars and operating rooms, next to us on the assembly lines, in our military and on the last mile.
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Design Thinking: problem-solving model encourages understanding and empathy for those most impacted by any problem being explored.

Design Thinking: problem-solving model encourages understanding and empathy for those most impacted by any problem being explored. | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it

In the past few decades, a well-defined problem-solving method from the world of design has made significant inroads in higher education. For those using it on our campus, adopting the methods of Design Thinking has revealed distinct advantages for learners.

 

The method’s reliance on a multi-disciplinary team approach develops valuable teamwork skills, and its formal problem-solving model encourages understanding and empathy for those most impacted by any problem being explored.


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Developing 21st Century Skills: Information Literacy - STEM Jobs

Developing 21st Century Skills: Information Literacy - STEM Jobs | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Instead of struggling to find information, 21st century students are overwhelmed with it — websites, blogs, databases, magazines, books, documentaries, newspapers, television shows, organizations, advertisements, and agencies are all available at their fingertips. Teachers must guide their students through it all to achieve information literacy and become savvy consumers of information.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 18, 6:07 PM

Now more than ever: we need information fluency skills

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20 Picture Books About Writing a Story (For Writing Workshop)

20 Picture Books About Writing a Story (For Writing Workshop) | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Teachers and parents, use these picture books to model the process of writing a story. Some of these books show how writers get ideas. Others show the challenges of plotting and drafting the words in a story. All are about a part of the process of storytelling. Kids need plenty of these examples to encourage them as they develop their own story telling abilities.
 

You’ll want to look for books that meet your children where they are. What are your children or students struggling with currently? Is it finding ideas? Start there. Maybe it’s facing the challenges that come with writing a draft. I’ve divided the list into three parts: Finding an Idea, Plotting and Drafting, and The Writer’s Life and  Getting Published.

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Penelope's curator insight, February 26, 9:58 PM
Who says children's books can't teach us the craft of writing? I had no idea of the number of creative and adorable books on the subject.. Wish I had some of these when I was in school. Better late than never.

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***
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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 15, 7:24 AM
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.

 

Constantly Share Best Practices

Find a Trusted Mentor

Commit to Classroom Observations

Change Things Up

Model the Usefulness of What You Teach

Caring Beyond What You Teach

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Transformational+Teachers

 

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 

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

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Soft+Skills

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

 

Jerry Busone's curator insight, January 16, 7:42 AM

Very relevant towards being a facilitator in corporate associate development.

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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher
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Need A Creative Idea In 10 Minutes? Play With The Stuff On Your Desk

Need A Creative Idea In 10 Minutes? Play With The Stuff On Your Desk | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Designer Ayse Birsel explains why fiddling around with a bunch of pens and paperclips for 10 minutes each morning can get your creative juices flowing.
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Puzzle Creator

Puzzle Creator | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it

Looking for vocabulary or theme-specific word games? Or need a fun way to reinforce word recognition? Our free and easy-to-use interactive puzzle maker lets you custom create word games for your student or child.


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ducky58's curator insight, December 17, 2017 8:05 AM
Altro utilissimo strumento per creare cruciverba
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, December 20, 2017 2:04 AM
Useful tool to create your own quizzes... or to ask your students to create their own!
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, December 31, 2017 11:06 PM
Must try, then share!

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Exploring the Changing Social Contexts of Learning

Exploring the Changing Social Contexts of Learning | Transliteracy Network | 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, 2017 7:38 AM

A useful article.

Marci Milius's curator insight, December 4, 2017 11:01 AM
Interesting reading a lot of the research is old, however validates active learning environments.

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128 Words To Use Instead Of “Very”

128 Words To Use Instead Of “Very” | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
"Very" is vague and weak. People often use "very" as a lazy replacement for a more appropriate word. Proof Reading Services have created an excellent infog
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Who is a 21st Century Teacher?

Who is a 21st Century Teacher? | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it

What does it mean to be a 21st century teacher? The term is frequently tossed around the media. So beyond being up-to-date with the latest classroom technology, what does a 21st century teacher actually look like?


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 10, 2017 3:22 AM
another perspective...
 
Christophe BRIGNOT's curator insight, August 11, 2017 6:00 AM
Quite a good general summary of what might be expected from us!
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 13, 2017 7:09 AM
This is an Interesting article on the features of becoming a 21st Century teacher, and is incomplete. What is missing?
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Makerspace, Standards, and a Look at Computational Thinking

Makerspace, Standards, and a Look at Computational Thinking | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
As you might know, I believe all transformative practices must be based in the standards. These standards must include both content and process standards (4C’s). Too often, I see wonderful activities that engages students… but also see important standards that could have been incorporated not present in the activity.

The idea behind the Makers Movement includes allowing students to imagine, envision, create, innovate, play, formatively learn, experiment, collaborate, share, and most of all dream of possibilities. The idea of making is not a new concept. In fact, the art of making is at the root and mixed into to the very fabric of our culture. I believe that the amazing innovation we have seen in this country is due to a Maker mentality. We have long been a culture set on dreaming up possibilities, and then taking the action to make it happen. The initial growth of technology has somewhat taken some of our creativity and produced consumption based thinking. We are now past the initial way of thinking, and the Makers movement allows people to finally use the technology to create and make. As we reflect on this… how are you using the Makerspace idea to engage students in content standards while facilitating and assessing process skills?

As you set, up or evaluate, the Maker movement in your school or district I ask you to think about how you are bringing this movement to the entire school and curriculum. I call it creating a Maker Culture. After-all the concept behind making is not a space… but instead a way of thinking.

For this reason, I think it is important to discuss one of the thinking processes often involved in making. It is the idea of computational thinking. This type of thinking is important not just in high stake testing, but also success in that world after school. Perhaps you have come across the idea of computational thinking in education.  The best way to describe computational thinking is to look at the way a computer thinks… or at least runs a program. This is actually the most important concept a student learns through coding and developing computer programs. We must keep in mind that it is not the coding that is important… but the thinking process. After all… one can use a computer, but not actually use computational thinking skills.

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Neuroplasticity: The 10 Fundamentals Of Rewiring Your Brain

Neuroplasticity: The 10 Fundamentals Of Rewiring Your Brain | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Brain plasticity is a two-way street; it is just as easy to generate negative changes as it is positive ones. You have a “use it or lose it” brain. It’s almost as easy to drive changes that impair memory and physical and mental abilities as it is to improve these things. Merzenich says that older people are absolute masters at encouraging plastic brain change in the wrong direction.

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Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, October 29, 2017 3:39 AM
You can go negative or positive in influencing brain neuroplasticity. What road do we as educators and institutions take? Article gives some insights on how to do it right.
Volkmar Langer's curator insight, October 29, 2017 5:39 AM
Learning - always stay tuned - use it or lose it
Jackie Newman's curator insight, October 30, 2017 7:27 PM
Keel Learning!
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What Is the Difference Between AR and VR? A Lesson in Altered Realities | Cramer

What Is the Difference Between AR and VR? A Lesson in Altered Realities | Cramer | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Augmented reality and virtual reality. Related, but different. The two frequently come up in the same conversations and are often confused with one another by the less informed. But the differenc
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Sherlock Holmes by the Numbers

Sherlock Holmes by the Numbers | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Not everything pertaining to Sherlock Holmes is elementary, like the fact that he never, ever said “Elementary, my dear Watson,” in any of the 60 stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Not-a-once. How does one find this out? Why, by combing through everything the world’s first (and only) consulting detective has ever done. Because, like Sherlock himself says, data is everything. “I can’t make bricks without clay!”

A new series of infographics by Adam Frost and Jim Kynvin at The Guardian went back to the source material — Conan Doyle’s original 60 cases — and found out everything you could possibly want to know about the repetition of certain people, places, things, themes, clue-types, and criminal elements.

For instance, the graphic below tells you that 19 cases begin with a law-abiding bourgeois stumbling into something a bit strange. It’s also worth noting that six times, a tenth of the cases, involved either no client or a case where the client ends up being the villain.

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Social Media Overload? Sites & Apps to Help Manage Your Connectedness | Knowledge Quest

Social Media Overload? Sites & Apps to Help Manage Your Connectedness | Knowledge Quest | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Social media overload is real. Being a connected educator can be overwhelming, especially if you have been given a ton of information at once. What can be used to help manage your posting and sharing across multiple social media platforms? I'm sharing a few of my favorite sites and apps to manage my connections.
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The Grief of Accepting New Ideas

The Grief of Accepting New Ideas | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Changes in school or classroom practices unleash a variety of emotions. How can we support each other in the process?
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25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom - TeachThought

25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom - TeachThought | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Over the years, many of us have personally experienced the growth of technology in today’s classrooms.

Instead of taking notes, students are now occupied by surfing the Internet, scrolling through Facebook, and messaging their friends on their smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Instead of focusing on the instruction, teachers are constantly required to interrupt class in order to remind those students again and again, that class time is for learning, not texting. However, as today’s students are using more technological devices, it is imperative that teachers have access to the resources to keep pace with the growing tech culture.

The use of smart phones, tablets, and other tech items in the classroom do not necessarily have to have a negative impact on student achievement. On the contrary, the increasing accessibility and growth of technology presents teachers with the unique opportunity to take advantage of those once distracting gadgets, and use them to facilitate academic achievement in new and innovative ways. In this capacity, teachers do not need to be constantly fighting for student attention, but can freely accept it, by introducing a new educational environment that will automatically encourage student participation.

Below are some resources that teachers may find useful when attempting to implement technology into their classrooms, separated by 5 common areas that are increasingly important for teachers, and for an effective learning environment—Organization, Project Based Learning, Class Management, Presentations, and Assessment.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 9, 8:41 AM
This is a good list to review and use within your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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Teachers Most Favourited Apps - Educators Technology

Teachers Most Favourited Apps - Educators Technology | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Here is an updated version of our popular visual ‘Teachers' Favourite Apps’. This is a collection of some useful apps we curated based on your interaction and feedback regarding reviews we share here. The collection is especially useful for teachers new to the 'educational app culture' and are looking for some reliable recommendations to try out in class. We have arranged these apps into four main categories: apps for lesson planning, apps for fostering students creativity, apps for communicating with parents, and apps for creating digital quizzes.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 9, 3:49 AM
Cette liste correspond bien à ce que j'utilise aussi. A retenir.
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Terrific Mini Guide to Help Students Think Critically ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Terrific Mini Guide to Help Students Think Critically ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Questioning is the key to critical thinking and through questions students get to explore the deep layers of meanings that would otherwise go unnoticed. Of course not all questions have this analytical ability. For instance, closed questions tend to limit the thinking choices available for students. The same with questions that promote factual recalling. Questions that emphasize the mechanical on the analytical are out of the list.

In today's post, I am sharing with you this mini guide created by Foundation of Critical Thinking which you can use with your students to help them better comprehend and apply critical thinking in their learning. This could also be a very good resource teachers can draw on to enhance their questioning strategies.

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Федина Яна's curator insight, January 2, 2015 6:38 AM

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Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, January 2, 2015 6:00 PM

Very useful guide for teachers.  

Dennis Swender's curator insight, January 3, 2015 3:16 AM

Important considerations for blogs, discussion posts, and short answer responses.

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A List of 10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] by GDC Team

A List of 10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] by GDC Team | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
by GDC Team

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 12, 2017 1:34 AM
A great place to start as a teacher if you are wanting to think about using social media in the classroom. 
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 14, 2017 1:13 AM
A List of 10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher
Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 16, 2017 2:58 PM

Yes, the more teachers know. . . 

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Developing Computational Thinking with Scratch Coding (webinar video)

Developing Computational Thinking with Scratch Coding (webinar video) | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Last night I had an opportunity to present a free, evening webinar for the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Educational Technology Division, as part of a series they hosted to prepare…
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16 Apps that Support the Creative Process - The Tech Edvocate

16 Apps that Support the Creative Process - The Tech Edvocate | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Creativity is more than the ability to paint a pretty picture; it is a way in which original ideas are born and how they take form. It is about pushing boundaries, solving problems and bringing together skills in unique ways.  In a recent poll, 60% of CEO’s agreed that creativity was the most important skill to have in the workplace. With that in mind, it is important that we start turning to technology to facilitates the creative process. Through technology, we are not only offered new mediums but ways in which to organize our thoughts. Below are 16 apps that will support the creative process for both artists and big thinkers.

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35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101 | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your students. The collection includes Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, technology and a tonne of fun facts – so there is sure to be something for everyone!


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Some of The Best Digital Curation Tools for Teachers

Some of The Best Digital Curation Tools for Teachers | Transliteracy Network | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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