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Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student

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In today’s knowledge-based economy, employees are challenged by new situations at work every day, so they need to constantly learn and improve their skills in order to be successful. learning Higher Ed Teachers 21st century student Collaboration communication digital literacy future jobs knowledge-based economy learning to learn LMS problem solving skillsEmpathy.

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10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

October , 2015 As life-long learners, teachers are continuously learning to improve their teaching practice and expand their knowledge base. Thankfully, the Internet has levelled the ground and.read more. Books for Teachers

4 Reasons to Check Out the Apple Teacher Program

Class Tech Tips

In a previous post, I included tips and strategies to help educators grow their knowledge base. What does it mean to take ownership of your professional development? Self-paced learning activities provide a way for teachers to work through a certification or badging program at a tempo that works with their schedule and interests. iPad Apps iPhone Apps Teacher Tools

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10 Must Read Books for Every Teacher

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

As life-long learners, teachers are continuously learning to improve their teaching practice and expand their knowledge base. Thankfully, the Internet has levelled the ground and provided.read more. Repost

Is a virtual education the future for K-12 students?

eSchool News

Virtual learning will play a major role in the career and technical education space by increasing access to qualified instructors and by improving the knowledge base of all educators. Exposure to hands-on, lab-based learning experiences will improve students’ ability to think critically. Better Career and Technical Education. Better Focus on CBE and CBL.

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Create an Automated Online Help Desk with Google Apps!

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created the Automated Online Help Desk w/ Google Apps based on this developers tutorial. While working at a public elementary school as a Technology Coordinator back in 2013-2104, I wanted to find an efficient (and free) way to implement a help desk support system with Google Apps. Read on to learn how you can easily create one for your school! You don't have to be a script or coding guru!

5 ways music and tech are adding a little STEAM to our lessons

eSchool News

This means not just reaching all students with the content they must learn but making sure this information stays around in their heads to improve their school performance and knowledge base. Technology plus music is an easy, accessible way to put STEAM in lessons — and students love it. Our results have been significant and, I believe, worth sharing.

Pear Deck – Use the Timer to Automatically Lock Student Screens @PearDeck #edtech

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More info can be found here: Use the Timer and Automatically Lock Student Screens – Pear Deck Knowledge Base. One tool that I absolutely love using in my classroom is Pear Deck. have found myself using the timer feature a lot this year. typically use Pear Deck to do a quick warmup with my class. Using Pear Deck, you can set a timer (for 30 seconds, 1 minute, or 3 minutes).

Clippy and the History of the Future of Educational Chatbots

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” It referred them to the software’s knowledge base. Templated knowledge. Templated and scripted responses based on key words not on cognition or care. Tay soon began responding with increasingly incendiary commentary, denying the Holocaust and linking feminism to cancer, for starters. ” “Clippy’s back,” the headline read. Bots DDOS.

Is it time to redesign your curriculum for the 21st century learner?

eSchool News

Reflect from your own life: it’s not just your own knowledge, but how you use that knowledge — your skills. It is not just your skills and knowledge, but also how you engage in the world– your character. First there is knowledge — which still matters of course! It is not a false dichotomy of knowledge or the other competencies. Why is that?

School Principal: Lead Learner? Lead Reader?

Reading By Example

Having a diverse and deep knowledge base has been essential in my success as a school leader. In a blog post for Nerdy Book Club , I quietly posed this question. hear and see the title “Lead Learner” thrown out as a better way to describe the principalship. appreciate the idea, as it seems to have good intentions, that we should all be about learning. Why the title?

How to Prepare Your Students for College

Benchmark Education

Dr. Matthew Koehler and Punya Mishra, researchers at Michigan State University, developed TPACK : Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge. With this content knowledge base and strategy focus, your students are ready to move into precisely leveled texts for guided and independent practice. A New World of Technology—in Classrooms, Around the Globe. The clock is ticking.

Murky Reef: Great App for 1-2 Science, Math, & Reading

Kleinspiration

Murky Reef is designed for students 6-8 years old and is intended to increase their knowledge base in science, reading, and math, through use of interactive game play and enjoyable characters. I had recently heard some good things about the new updated version of Murky Reef - Think & Play , a science, reading and math app from Frolyc; and I decided to check it out for myself.

SMART, Samsung offer a boost for collaboration

eSchool News

SMART amp is a cloud-based solution, available on virtually any browser-enabled device. All too often, schools teach knowledge-based skills like the “3 Rs” (writing, reading and arithmetic), but fail to adequately focus on the “4 Cs” (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity). SMART Technologies, Inc.

The Binder Planning Model

There is no box

Not a pre-set script to be repeated, but a knowledge base on which to build and transform for they year ahead? I’m stepping into a new role this year and I’ve already found myself getting pulled into the Binder Planning Model. You know the one, where the entire year is laid out in the binder, and you’re just turning the pages. Century. Commentary

169 Tech Tip #151: 8 Popular Year-long Assessments

Ask a Tech Teacher

Effort —assess student tech knowledge based on process not product. Teaching others —expect students to share their knowledge with classmates. ‘ Ask three then me’ is a popular effective approach to tech learning in the classroom. Quizzes/tests taken in tech class—occasionally, quiz students on their knowledge through rubrics or summative assessments.

Making an Impact with Games?

ProfHacker

However, these games don’t all “teach” content in an expected way, and the impact of a game might even be entirely unrelated to knowledge-based outcomes–for instance, a great game might bring a team together for collaboration and problem-solving in new ways. The Reaching learners who are alienated by traditional lectures? Photo by Flickr User Rosmary ].

School Principal: Lead Learner? Lead Reader?

Reading By Example

Having a diverse and deep knowledge base has been essential in my success as a school leader. In a blog post for Nerdy Book Club , I quietly posed this question. hear and see the title “Lead Learner” thrown out as a better way to describe the principalship. appreciate the idea, as it seems to have good intentions, that we should all be about learning. Why the title?

Beyond the Genius Bar: Cultivating Leadership With a Student-Led Tech Team

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What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? After all, many of us would agree that the students are the ones who are usually the most knowledgeable, up-to-date resources for what is the latest and greatest with technology, so why not tap into their large knowledge base and cultivate their leadership potential? You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. couldn’t agree more.

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Why Do High School Teachers Lecture So Much?

TeachThought - Learn better.

And the new AP framework  which also does so is based on UbD.) You have rich and interesting knowledge based on research that can overcome confusions and missing elements in the current course. I am NOT saying “Don’t Lecture.” I am wondering why you do it so much, more than I think reasonably is necessary to achieve your goals. Why Do High School Teachers Lecture So Much?

Math Scores Drop, But Achievement Gap Narrows for U.S. Teens in International PISA Assessment

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Still, even in top-performing states the competition can be stiff. “We’re losing ground — a troubling prospect when, in today’s knowledge-based economy, the best jobs can go anywhere in the world,” Education Secretary John B. The results are in: The National Center for Education Statistics today released its findings for the  2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). The assessment, which has been administered every three years since 2000, measures math, science and reading literacy of 15-year-olds in 73 education systems around the globe. At 496, the U.S. King Jr.

Why site visits are vital to tech rollouts

eSchool News

Consider author Leo Lionni’s Fish is Fish , which serves as a lesson about how individuals construct new knowledge based on their current set of experiences, and why it is so important to understand the critical elements to experience success in another environment. A program of site visits can teach leaders invaluable skills and keep them from feeling too lost.

Meet The Gates Foundation’s New Deputy Director in Higher Education

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It’s those folks who have been falling between the cracks—who don’t get the credentials and certificates that they need to be in this knowledge-based economy—that we want to serve. It means that we have to make a lot of innovation and fund a lot of new ways of doing things in order to close that skills gap and that knowledge gap that’s in the market right now. Heather Hiles towers above most other edtech entrepreneurs. Truly. She played basketball in high school but picked academics over sports and wound up graduating from UC Berkeley, with support of a Pell grant.

What is the 21st Century Lesson Plan?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology and the connected world put a fork in the old model of teaching–instructor in front of the class, sage on the stage, students madly taking notes, textbooks opened to the chapter being reviewed, homework as worksheets based on the text, tests regurgitating important facts. Transfer of knowledge is critical. Did I miss anything? Our classrooms are more diverse.

The Binder Planning Model

There is no box

Not a pre-set script to be repeated, but a knowledge base on which to build and transform for they year ahead? I’m stepping into a new role this year and I’ve already found myself getting pulled into the Binder Planning Model. You know the one, where the entire year is laid out in the binder, and you’re just turning the pages. Century. Commentary

How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

More simply, it’s: …an extended group of knowledgeable people you reach out to for answers, and trust to guide your learning. Thanks to your PLN, you will have first-hand knowledge of these sites, with an appreciation for their pros, cons, and tricks. Or maybe you think, ‘Of course  [Amanda] has a PLN. She’s a geek.’ What is a PLN. According to D.

Culturally Responsive Teaching Starts With Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

Schools have the responsibility to teach all students how to synthesize cultural differences into their knowledge base, in order to facilitate students’ personal and professional success in a diverse world. Culturally Responsive Teaching Starts With Students. multicultural society is best served by a culturally responsive curriculum. Maintain high expectations for student performance.

A state embraces the idea that not everyone needs to go to college

The Herchinger Report

The only way we are going to compete with companies in places like India, China and Mexico, with much lower labor costs, is through knowledge.”. Whitworth, who was the Breckenridge center’s second machine tool instructor, has been investing in the school to build that knowledge base by donating equipment and hiring many Breckenridge seniors through a pre-apprenticeship program.

School Leadership in the Common Core Era

A Principal's Reflections

This framework not only incorporates recommendations for schoolwide literacy practices, integrated curricula, and broad-based instructional strategies for diverse learners but also integrates ideas for school communities to examine what they collectively value to promote an understanding and respect for the talents and challenges of special student populations. Dove, and Dr. Audrey Cohan.

Content as curriculum?

Learning with 'e's

How much do children now need to learn in school that is knowledge based? We call this type of learning declarative knowledge, because it is 'knowing that' - in other words, the learning of facts. Being able to think critically and create a professional network will be the core competencies of the 21st Century knowledge worker. Then she was right, now she is wrong.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

As this week has progressed I find myself thinking on the subject a lot, and this blog post is a more thought out list of technology knowledge I think preservice teachers should be aware of before entering the workforce: Blended learning. Technology-based formative assessment options. For centuries teachers have learned the value of formative assessment. Buzzwords.

Live Interview Thursday, February 3rd - Karen Hume on "Engaging the 21st Century Learner"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The winner of three “Teacher of the Year” awards, Karen draws from her wealth of experiences and extensive knowledge base to provide focused, practical, and inspiring support to teachers and administrators. Join me Thursday, February 3rd, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Karen Hume on her book Tuned Out: Engaging the 21st Century Learner. Log in at [link].

6 Benefits of Being Self-Taught

Fractus Learning

When the competition for jobs is stiff, and many well-qualified candidates are available, that little bit of extra curiosity and knowledge can make a big difference. 3. Having demonstrated an extraordinary ability with mathematics from an early age, he quickly exhausted the knowledge of his teachers. Delving deeper, exploring more broadly. Life-long learning. high school diploma?

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn #iste2015

There is no box

These groups (or Personal Learning Networks) allow for just in time information requests, asynchronous collaboration and archived knowledge bases. The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn. Kids sitting in rows of desk. Silent classrooms. Individual worksheets. This is not how we learn in the real world. It was my experience in school, as it still is for many. But I went to school BT (Before Twitter) and BGHO (Before Google Hangouts). The extent of networking to learn, if we were lucky, was putting four desks together and working in groups. The world has changed.

Searching for Digital Courseware Solutions? Avoid the Rabbit Hole

Edsurge

So we’re trying to find a balance in all of the knowledge-based learning and the some of the application-based learning you can cover within the adaptive platform so when the students get together to do their project work they can effectively collaborate. “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” The Cheshire Cat’s advice to Alice has parallels in higher ed, especially for faculty trying to make sense of the multitude of digital courseware solutions in order to personalize learning for students. What problem do I need to solve?” It is hard.

Live Interview Tuesday, January 24th - Lee Crockett on 21st Century Fluencies

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The authors write : "In our present society we are seeing powerful technologies and information systems causing a parallel change in the knowledge base. Why are facts are becoming obsolete faster and knowledge built on these facts less durable? Educating students to traditional literacy standards is no longer enough. Log in at [link].

Common Core and Service Learning PBL Professional Development

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Yesterday I had the privilege of facilitating a Common Core and Project Based Learning professional development class for 7th-12th grade teachers. Prior to my training, they had two days of ELA Common Core and one day of deconstructing performance assessments for ELA Common Core. PBL is the "how." "How can I design an interdisciplinary project?" Click here to see the full day of training.

H&R Block Budget Challenge: Get your class involved!

Kathy Schrock

After participating in the H & R Block Budget Challenge , the students will have the knowledge base to determine the usefulness, validity, and information included in these types of infographics. I first posted back in July about the H & R Block Budget Challenge and included links to financial literacy sites to use in the classroom. Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything.

3 Learning Problems Bigger Than Teacher-Prep

Fractus Learning

Some of the new requirements include steeper admission requirements for teacher-training programs and licensing based on performance of a specific set of skills. Over the last two years seven U.S. states announced intentions to revamp teacher-preparation and licensing requirements that essentially make it tougher to become and remain a teacher. Lack of parental involvement. Overcrowding.

New K-12 think tank zeroes in on research and policy

eSchool News

Learning Policy Institute to bridge research and policy; respond to “New Moment”. A new national education think tank – the Learning Policy Institute – will conduct high-quality research to inform evidence-based policies that can prepare all students for the challenges of our fast-changing, knowledge-based society. Darling-Hammond, who is Charles E. In addition to Ms. Kris D.