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A critical interview with Henry Giroux

A critical interview with Henry Giroux | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Pedagogy is always political because it is connected to the acquisition of agency. As a political project, critical pedagogy illuminates the relationships among knowledge, authority, and power.
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Reading with a pencil

Reading with a pencil | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Oliver Sacks’ writing in a Noam Chomsky book The intellectual is, quite simply, a human being who has a pencil in his or her hand when reading a book. —George
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Black History Apps and Websites recommended by Common Sense Media

Black History Apps and Websites recommended by Common Sense Media | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Tech to show the central role of African Americans in U.S. history and culture. Explore this Best African American History Apps and Websites Top Picks list of 17 tools curated by Common Sense Education editors to find relevant and engaging edtech solutions for your classroom.

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Black History Apps and Websites recommended by @CommonSenseEd

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Breaking words down to uncover meaning helps learning!

Breaking words down to uncover meaning helps learning! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Breaking words down to uncover meaning helps learning, says Aidan Severs as he offers five ways to introduce etymology

By Aidan Severs
04 February 2019
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"This lesson just got interesting," exclaimed one of my more vocal pupils.  

No, I hadn’t just introduced the latest piece of edtech or revealed laminated resources that took me all evening to prepare.

I wasn’t even crouching in a home-made cage dressed as an elephant (yeah, I did that once).

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Want to improve students' study strategies? Do this first.

Want to improve students' study strategies? Do this first. | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
How often do students come to you and exclaim, "But I studied for hours!" How can we help students improve their study habits? Before you give them strategies, there's one thing you have to do first: have a conversation. Here are our three must-ask questions to get started.

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Deepfake videos: This is why educators need to teach critical thinking...

Deepfake videos: This is why educators need to teach critical thinking... | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Advances in artificial intelligence could soon make creating convincing fake audio and video – known as “deepfakes” – relatively easy. Making a person appear to say or do something they did not has the potential to take the war of disinformation to a whole new level.

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Having this skill is very important... ;) #KRISANTA
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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 3, 9:02 AM

VERY compelling. Share with your #DigiCit interested & aware teachers. Like my #SSChat peeps!

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Critical Media Literacy

Critical Media Literacy | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The Internet is the dominant text of our generation. Millions of individuals globally use it to read, write, communicate, and participate with others. Yet, in an online space that regularly serves …

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We need to rethink how students learn

We need to rethink how students learn | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Perhaps the biggest trend that has the attention of colleges and universities is “micro-credentialing,” as enrollment continues to decline.

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Top 10 Educational Technology Resources

Engage students in your classroom with our Top 10 favorite interactive educational technology resources. These websites will help you create new and captivating lesson plans for your curriculum using powerpoint, creative writing methods, and on-screen flashcards.
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How We Can Help Our Students Remember More

How We Can Help Our Students Remember More | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The truth is that our brains are wired for two things: remembering – and forgetting. Forgetting isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

After all, there are some obvious advantages to forgetting outdated or unnecessary information such as what you had for breakfast last week, a phone number you never use any more, or what a Pepsi can used to look like 20 years ago.

Forgetting is the brain’s way to trim, prune, and make room for more important information (Nørby, 2015). But it’s bothersome – and sometimes problematic – when the things we need to remember simply disappear. Perhaps the biggest influence on whether or not our brains retain something is time. According to something called the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve, as soon as we learn something, forgetting occurs rapidly at first then eventually slows down. To help our students combat this and retain new information/skills, teachers must design activities that provide students multiple opportunities to revisit concepts/skills in a variety of ways.


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Empowering Students Through Sharing

Empowering Students Through Sharing | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
This is part 1 of a 4 part series about how student engagement increases when students share their learning.When students are provided an opportunity to publicly share their knowledge about something they have learned, they are given more opportunity to take ownership of their work, which demonstrates...
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The Most Productive Thing You Can Do With 10 Free Minutes Alone

Deep work happens in focus mode, but it is quite taxing. Sooner or later you need to let your mind relax again. Not only does this rest allow you to be more effective with your next focused session, it also allows you to be more creative as it gives your mind time to make connections that you miss while in focus mode.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 1, 6:57 AM

An interesting read and a very relevant one for teachers. Think about how you can build these modes into your lessons.

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7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future by Terry Heick

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future by Terry Heick | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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MFaculty's curator insight, January 5, 11:06 AM
Make this teaching year even better than last year with these creative shifts in thinking about teaching and learning!
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Helping students control their mobile devices

Helping students control their mobile devices | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

When a designer builds a mobile app, they do everything they can to design it so that it’s engaging and holds your attention for as long as possible. The designer has a range of tools at their disposal to enable them do this and many do it very successfully. Helping students to understand this and helping put them in control of their devices can be the first steps to ensuring they use them in a more productive and constructive way.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 7, 2018 1:58 AM

This is an article I wrote for the CUP blog. It includes a lesson plan to help students understand how and when to use their mobile phones in class.

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Encouraging digital literacy is the key to success when incorporating technology in the EFL classroom. This incredibly useful article will guide you and your students through that tricky, yet exciting path.
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Too much screen time for young kids can hurt development, study suggests  by David Bell

Too much screen time for young kids can hurt development, study suggests  by David Bell | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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Donald Clark Plan B: Does ‘Design thinking’ lead to bad learning design?

Donald Clark Plan B: Does ‘Design thinking’ lead to bad learning design? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
The problem is that we may well need less ‘design’ and more ‘thinking’. The combination is likely to dumb down the learning in favour of superficial design.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 4, 4:49 AM

Always interesting.

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14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love – Teacher Reboot Camp

14+ Fabulous Valentine’s Day STEAM Activities Students Will Love – Teacher Reboot Camp | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
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4 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning

4 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"When designing and developing an eLearning course, it's easy to stuff it with all of the required content and push it to your learners. However, a critical part of being a good instructional designer is not only considering what content you include in your eLearning course but also how you communicate it."

 

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Marco Bertolini's curator insight, February 3, 5:17 AM

Four methods that I apply to my online and blended learning courses to reduce the cognitive overload

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Journeys of Reflective Practice

Journeys of Reflective Practice | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

This book, Journeys of Reflective Practice, is a compilation of the research findings and reflections from teacher educators who have effectively demonstrated their understanding of action research and classroom enquiry. Each one actively investigated a challenge they faced in the classroom or training room to better understand their learners and how to strengthen their teaching and training skills. 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 28, 5:38 AM

Looks really useful.

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Free PDF Containing 30 Pages of Illustrated Vocabulary Lessons via @rmbyrne

Free PDF Containing 30 Pages of Illustrated Vocabulary Lessons via @rmbyrne | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Inquiry-Based Tasks in Social Studies

Inquiry-Based Tasks in Social Studies | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Assignments that are bigger than a lesson and smaller than a unit are a good way to experiment with inquiry-based learning.
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96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019

96 edtech predictions for K12 in 2019 | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
We asked 49 edtech executives to look into their crystal balls and share their thoughts about what will happen in 2019.
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American Teachers Are Quitting at Record Rates: Report

American Teachers Are Quitting at Record Rates: Report | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Frustrated by little pay and better opportunities elsewhere, public school teachers and education employees in the United States are quitting their jobs at the fastest rate on record.

During the first 10 months of the year, public educators, including teachers, community college faculty members, and school psychologists, quit their positions at a rate of 83 per 10,000, Labor Department figures obtained by The Wall Street Journal show. That’s the highest rate since the government started collecting the data in 2001. It’s also nearly double the 48 per 10,000 educators who quit their positions in 2009, the year with the lowest number of departures.

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How Can Podcasting Help us Create Meaningful Conversations With Our Students?

How Can Podcasting Help us Create Meaningful Conversations With Our Students? | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, I sit down with podcaster and Instructional Technology Coach, Gabriel Garillo, to discuss the importance of having positive communication with your students.  Gabriel is not only a fantastic Tech Coach in Texas but also is the host of the brand new...
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Interactive Reading Lessons with Nearpod

Interactive Reading Lessons with Nearpod | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I continue to be impressed at the power of Nearpod, a presentation and formative assessment tool that is perfect for interactive reading lessons.
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