K–12 Educators Emphasize Personalized Learning for Class of 2030

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K–12 Educators Emphasize Personalized Learning for Class of 2030. Members of the Class of 2030 are just starting their educational careers, and they'll graduate into a world that may look very different from the one we know today. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, data analytics and other emerging technologies are expected to take on a big role in education. Some experts say that's going to feature #PersonalizedLearning in a big way.

How to prepare students for the unknowable

eSchool News

But will Gen Z—those born after 1996 and just beginning to think about their careers—be prepared with the essential skills to succeed? Now more than ever before, educators have the opportunity and the imperative to engage students in learning tasks that ask them to think critically and problem-solve. It’s clear that the way we engage students in the learning process needs to change. The workforce is on the cusp of a major evolution.

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Live Interview on Thursday, Jan. 20 - Barnet Berry on Teaching 2030

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Join me Thursday, January 20th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Barnett Berry on new book, Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools--Now and in the Future. "In In the raging controversy over the purpose of public education and how to fix the nation''s underperforming schools, the voices of America''s best teachers are seldom heard. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit [link].

Looking for a Summer Volunteer Opportunity?

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Mysimpleshow is aligned with simpleshow foundation , a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the world. Using [the online tool] mysimpleshow, volunteers are encouraged to explain details and background of these 17 Global Goals of the Agenda 2030 in short and entertaining explainer videos. The program allows volunteers of all ages to gain a better grasp of the Agenda’s topics and help create a public understanding of the importance of these goals.

K–12 Educators Embrace Ingenuity and Adaptation to Prepare Students for the Future

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Educators Embrace Ingenuity and Adaptation to Prepare Students for the Future. Figuring out the best way to prepare the next generation of students often feels like aiming at a moving target. . The evolution of society and technology places tremendous demands on K–12 leaders , and yet this same challenge can yield immense satisfaction. It’s also close to home for educators, who are tasked with preparing the next generation of professionals.

Survey Says: Parents Think Tech Companies Should Help Build Kids’ Digital Skills

Edsurge

As the debate about children’s screen time continues to rage , a new survey commissioned by Microsoft sheds some light on where parents stand. For one, the poll of about 1,000 parents with kids under the age of 18—conducted by public opinion and data company YouGov—found that parents have more positive feelings about their kids using tech in the classroom, as opposed to at home. But to help kids work on those digital skills, parents want the government to get more involved.

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Kinders Can Code — Featuring the Voices of Lisa Guardino & Shea Smith

CUE

But soon after October’s CUE Primary in San Jose, CA, a new adventure made its way to sacred circle time – programming BeeBot Robots. The BeeBot is a small, friendly robot that the students can learn to program. As Tech TOSAs, we are tasked with helping to meaningfully integrate technology into our seven sites. We asked our Kindergarten teachers what they were currently working on and how we might incorporate the robots. Kids Want to Code.

The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

How will a changing economy redistribute jobs and economic growth in the United States? McKinsey just published a new report, “The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow” ( summary ; longer document ), looking ahead to 2030 after new technologies have had some impact. The report isn’t happy with this, and asks us to make policy changes now. I’m fascinated by this, and think the report offers a lot to chew on.

Teaching faculty to think like innovators

eSchool News

The rapid pace of technological change has forever transformed the face of the global workplace. In fact, its future is unimagined; 85 percent of jobs that will exist in 2030 have yet to be created. Today’s educators must nurture these traits in students to prepare them to meet whatever challenges await and to succeed in a new order. The real innovation isn’t just in what our program teaches, but in how.

District Tinker-Fests and Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is put into action. The Tinker Fair is the culmination of three years of a robust K–12 STEM curriculum , says Nena Land, technology coordinator for De Queen Public Schools , which serves roughly 2,500 ­students across five schools. “We We felt like the community needed to see what our students are capable of doing with coding and robotics,” Land says. “It’s K–12 District STEM Fairs Energize Students to Learn.

Can Creativity Be Taught?

Digital Promise

According to the Future of Jobs Report by the World Economic Forum, creativity is one of the top three most important skills for future workers, along with complex problem solving and critical thinking. The report notes that by 2020 rapid technological change will make more than a third of the skills considered important in today’s workforce obsolete. Experts agree that creativity is critical to success in the future. If so, how?

A Great Way To Use Tech To Help Teachers Meaningfully Engage With Families

EdTech4Beginners

Strong parent-teacher partnerships are key to student success in the classroom. When teachers and parents are in regular contact about students’ needs, progress, and successes, students feel supported and motivated to try their best in school. However, teachers find it challenging to build strong relationships with their parents, mainly due to language, technology, and perception barriers. Taking on accessible technology.

How do schools train for a workplace that doesn’t exist yet?

The Hechinger Report

Jobs in information technology are growing quickly and employers are trying to find ways to get kids excited about careers in the field. This story is part of our Map to the Middle Class project , where we ask readers what they want us to investigate about educational pathways to financial stability. He asks: Not knowing what tasks will be automated or what future jobs will look like, how do schools train for a workplace that does not yet exist?

How Do You Prepare Students for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet? Karen Cator Has Some Ideas.

Edsurge

What if the job they aspire to today is no longer an option when it comes time to graduate? How can they train for jobs that don’t even exist yet? On the other side of that equation are educators, who often draw from their own learning experiences in K-12 and higher education to inform their instruction. EdSurge recently sat down with Karen Cator, the CEO of Digital Promise, to get her take. We hear about machines being able to read x-rays.

How Much Artificial Intelligence Should There Be in the Classroom?

Edsurge

To get a fresh perspective on that question, this episode we take you to China, where a couple of us from EdSurge recently traveled for a reporting trip. Speaking to a crowd of some 2,000 attendees, he said, quote, “If our children are educated by AI teachers, then their potential can be fully realized.” Listen to the EdSurge On Air podcast? We want to hear from you! Fill out this five-minute survey , and you can enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

The Irreplaceables: What AR and AI Mean for the Future of Teaching #iste18

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, we seek to answer this question. Welcome to Cafe Futura. Yes, I feel like something good, and we’ve got a coupla hours,” you say to the AI, which hears your voice through the microphone in your glasses. The virtual host leads you to your table, handing you a virtual menu that also appears on your glasses. Using glasses or contacts, virtual assistants of all kinds will appear to us using augmented reality.

Can Work Be Dignified in an Automated World?

Edsurge

It's a place where researchers are delving into topics around race, the global environment and how to prepare changing societies for new technology and the workforce. We talked with Lewis about how the center is using research to tackle some of the biggest challenges our world faces today. Listen to the discussion on this week’s EdSurge On Air podcast. And I thought well, it's one thing for me to suggest it, what if I actually go out and do it?

Michelle Weise: ‘We Need to Design the Learning Ecosystem of the Future’

Edsurge

Here’s something ridiculous for you: Futurists and experts on aging and longevity are now suggesting that the first people to live to be 150 years old have already been born. That is a long time to live—and work. Combine this idea with the velocity of technological change we are experiencing. We’ll have to prepare students for work that doesn’t exist yet. How many new jobs that don’t exist today will a person have during a 150-year lifespan?

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What Service-Learning and Global Goals Taught Us About Promoting the Greater Good

Edsurge

Service-learning PD, Image Credit: Weaver Elementary School Last April, the entire faculty at Bettie Weaver Elementary School spent an afternoon making rice heating pads for local elderly residents, capes for foster children to help endure long hospital stays and jump ropes braided out of plastic bags that were later given to schools in Haiti by three of our teachers. Concerns about how to manage to-do lists faded and compliance was no longer the reason for showing up.

10 Ways Interactive Touch Screen Displays Improve Education

ViewSonic Education

Interactive touch screen displays have an inherent ability to bolster active learning. It’s one of the greatest advantages these dynamic devices bring to the classroom. That it works so well should come as no surprise to seasoned educators. It’s an ideal way to brainstorm. Have a process to demonstrate? Step up to the interactive touch screen and diagram it out. Annotate on top of slides to highlight key points. Easy to Implement.

The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

How will a changing economy redistribute jobs and economic growth in the United States? McKinsey just published a new report, “The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow” ( summary ; longer document ), looking ahead to 2030 after new technologies have had some impact. The report isn’t happy with this, and asks us to make policy changes now. I’m fascinated by this, and think the report offers a lot to chew on.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out the free resource: Goodbye Teacher Tired: 5 Days to Doing Fewer Things Better from Angela Watson. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. But Joe, you and I today are going to talk about, “What do great teachers have in common?” Joe: Well, I’m excited, because I look out at the world, and we have – UNESCO says, by 2030, we have a teacher shortage of 25.8 Where are they going to look to for teachers? They want to change the world.

3 Things Great Teachers Do

The CoolCatTeacher

They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry-based learning. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. But Joe, you and I today are going to talk about, “What do great teachers have in common?” Joe: Well, I’m excited, because I look out at the world, and we have – UNESCO says, by 2030, we have a teacher shortage of 25.8

“The world has become my classroom! Skype has become my window to the world!” – Kristine Holloway, Canada

Daily Edventures

This year, her classroom has focused on finding solutions to the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. And the tool that has become invaluable to their work? Through Skype in the Classroom I can connect my class to other students and experts from around the world,” Holloway shares with us. “We We also use Skype for sharing ideas and to collaborate on global projects. Skype in the Classroom is my favorite tech tool to empower my students to achieve more.”.

Who will help teachers rescue the 800 million people who can’t read or write?

The Hechinger Report

The statistics on worldwide illiteracy are overwhelming — nearly 800 million people (or roughly one in five worldwide) are considered illiterate, according to UNESCO. In the United States alone , 45 million people are functionally illiterate and read below a fifth grade level, with 32 million of those unable to read at all. Related: How to help principals do a better job? Countless individuals, organizations, and companies are working to address this issue.

Digital K-12 Classroom Online Summit | Feb 21-23, 2020

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You won't want to miss these pre-recorded sessions from more than 50 presenters (I'm a Keynote!) The Collaboration in the Digital K-12 Classroom Online Summit is a global online only event brings together innovative global educators to share and explore best digital classroom practices that initiate collaboration, help students achieve higher academic results, and develop 21st-century thinking skills. It is FREE to attend during the three days. Put this in your calendar ??

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Home visiting in high school: Trying an intervention for toddlers on teenagers

The Hechinger Report

Cannon doesn’t hesitate: She wants him to finish high school, get a job and maybe go to college. “I I want you to have better things than I ever had,” Cannon tells her son. You don’t want to live on a check monthly by monthly. You don’t want to do that. That’s not what the two women want to hear. West Virginia unveiled a campaign this year for 60 percent of adults ages 25 to 64 to have earned a degree or certificate by 2030.

Really Fun Lineup So Far For This Year's FutureofEducation.com Interview Series

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I''m really enjoying how well the lineup for the FutureofEducation.com interview series is shaping up this year. All of the events are live and free to attend, and recordings (both.mp3 and full Elluminate) are usually posted within a day. More details are usually posted the week of the show, and if you join the FutureofEducation.com site, you''ll start receiving a weekly email of these shows and others I''m involved in coordinating.

Change Agents: Tech & Learning?s Most Influential People in EdTech In 2018

techlearning

Each of these leaders is working in thoughtful and creative ways on the frontlines of some of today’s most pressing issues—from the way we think about learning, AI, and innovation to gun control, refugees, and student privacy. Hoth is cofounder and president of Students Speak Up (SSU), a nonprofit formed through the power of technology to promote civic engagement among youth to empower them to speak up to change gun laws. Change has to be made now.”

Out of poverty, into the middle class

The Hechinger Report

His dream is to become a business owner. Editor’s note: This story is part of Map to the Middle Class , a Hechinger Report series exploring how schools can prepare young people for the good middle-class jobs of the future. 1, the first day the application became available online, Ben Lara sat down at the computer in his bedroom to apply for federal student financial aid. Six months before she graduates, she is not about to hide her feelings: She hates school.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Click here to register to attend the conference live or to have access to the conference recordings afterwards. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity. Currently accepted regular sessions with links to their descriptions are immediately below. Go to [link] 4. There is still time to be a partner/sponsor.

Learning Revolution Events - Future of Museums Events Are This Week - AltEdFilmFest - Homeschooling - Gaming in Ed

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Every individual has a role to play. The Internet is shifting the boundaries of these worlds, and we believe that as they increasingly overlap and integrate these conversations will be critical to framing and preparing for the learning revolution starting to take place. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. We are looking forward to these fun events, and to your participation. Are you planning to attend?

Learning Revolution Events - AltEdFilmFest - Homeschool+ - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Open Letter from a Highly Creative Child

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update August 5th, 2014 One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure. The Internet is shifting the boundaries of these worlds, and we believe that as they increasingly overlap and integrate these conversations will be critical to framing and preparing for the learning revolution starting to take place. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the House Education and the Workforce Committee.” Department of Education Announces Opportunity for Federal Student Loan Borrowers to be Reconsidered for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.” Via NPR : “ Education Department Launches ‘Top-To-Bottom’ Review Of Teachers’ Grant Program.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ESPN turns to a real expert here : “Shaquille O’Neal says more cops is answer to school shootings.” ” WaPo’s Valerie Strauss asks , “ What legal rights do students really have to protest during the school day?” Via NPR : “ Trump’s Plan To Secure Schools Calls For Arming Teachers , Improving Background Checks.”

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