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. Assessments aren’t about ‘getting everything right’ but about making progress toward the goal of preparing for life.

What does it mean to be a teacher in higher education for the next decade

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Everyone are already using smartphones and laptops in their everyday lives, both adults and children alike. So as a teacher, you at least need to have a working knowledge about technology, internet, social networking etc. It will be crucial for communication and for assessing your students’ needs. So be current and accurate on what you teach and try refreshing your knowledge base every now and then so that you won’t miss out on important advancements and new discoveries.

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SMART, Samsung offer a boost for collaboration

eSchool News

SMART amp is a cloud-based solution, available on virtually any browser-enabled device. It is the ‘glue’ that connects interactive displays, PCs, laptops, and tablets while enabling teachers and students to collaborate and co-create in real time, do in-class assessment, connect to shared digital workspaces and interact with Web-based learning materials regardless of location or device.

Novel Ideas for Writing Instruction

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All of our teachers have had ample professional development in writing process and pedagogy, which helps to provide a strong knowledge base around the most effective practices,” says Gale. The district is seeing great results from its investment in technology-based tools and in training teachers to use them. Raugust also wants to explore sharing his comment library with colleagues to see if it’s worthwhile using with common assessments and shared rubrics.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

As Karim Ani, founder of Mathalicious pointed out in a Washington Post op-ed , “Experienced educators are concerned that when bad teaching happens in the classroom, it’s a crisis; but that when it happens on YouTube, it’s a ‘revolution.’”) And how much of the whole “flipped classroom” model is based on the practice of homework — a practice that is dubious at best and onerous at worst? Ban Laptops" Op-Eds.