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

Neo LMS

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.

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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

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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?

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

Challenges in Curation: Successfully Integrating Open Educational Resources in the Classroom

Digital Promise

As the teacher leading my SXSWedu classroom, I made a wrongful assumption my entire class entered the room with the same knowledge base. Start the Facebook live broadcast. Check. Get the app loaded to take audience questions. Check. Start live-tweeting the discussion. Check. Welcome your panelists and attendees to your SXSWedu panel. Check. The best laid plans can fail when you overlook the simplest of details.

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Teachers As Researchers: The Power of Mindset

Digital Promise

I used to make changes in my classroom based on intuition - I just know what my students need - but found that intuition alone wasn’t enough to truly spark student learning. Step Three – Fund Your Knowledge Base.

Rediscovering @CK12Foundation Flexbooks And More!

The Web20Classroom

Something that could adapt with the ever changing knowledge base educators and students could pull from along with being more personal. A while back there was a push to move away from traditional textbooks and move to something more flexible and nimble. Still true today!)

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Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

If we can upgrade our knowledge based on current research, we can not only create better professional development opportunities for teachers, but we can become better online participants.

Create an Automated Online Help Desk with Google Apps!

EdTechnocation.com

I 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.

3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL

eSchool News

These tools have increased our productivity and knowledge base in many ways (checking the weather, looking up facts), but these advantages come with a price. How can users balance this idea of ultimate knowledge with being with others IRL (In Real Life)?

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

techieMusings

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. I have found myself using the timer feature a lot this year.

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. Why Do High School Teachers Lecture So Much? by Grant Wiggins , Authentic Education.

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.

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.

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.

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. I hear and see the title “Lead Learner” thrown out as a better way to describe the principalship.

Clippy and the History of the Future of Educational Chatbots

Hack Education

” It referred them to the software’s knowledge base. Templated knowledge. Templated and scripted responses based on key words not on cognition or care.

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.

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.

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.

Is It Time To Go Back To Basics With Writing Instruction?

MindShift

I think what’s most counter-cultural, and not really in the knowledge base, is how to develop students at the level of the sentence and all the ramifications that has in terms of thinking and content,” Scharff Panero said.

Friday 5 — 3.3.2017

Perry Hewitt

A wiki can be a terrific tool for collaboratively creating and updating an organization’s knowledge base, but not without challenges. aims to surface knowledge in wikis by making it accessible through Slack’s conversational interface. Having lived through 1990s website with visit counters tickertapes and dancing babies, and then the 2000s with endless moving carousels, I’m skeptical of movement for movement’s sake.

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. ‘ Quizzes/tests taken in tech class—occasionally, quiz students on their knowledge through rubrics or summative assessments.

Does the Word ‘Teacher’ Still Describe What Educators Do in the Classroom?

Edsurge

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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. It is knowledge and competencies.

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. I hear and see the title “Lead Learner” thrown out as a better way to describe the principalship.

SMART, Samsung offer a boost for collaboration

eSchool News

SMART amp is a cloud-based solution, available on virtually any browser-enabled device. The SMART Samsung Chromebook 3 Bundle features SMART amp and is fully integrated with Google Classroom and Apps for Education. SMART Technologies, Inc. and Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

What education inspiration looks like on a global basis

eSchool News

Machine learning results combined with an expert knowledge base provide actionable recommendations, sending that information back to farmers.

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.

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.

Four Ways You Can Use Data to Create a Personalized, Teacher-Driven PD Playbook

Edsurge

By bringing together effective teaching practices and a variety of approaches from multiple SMEs within your school or district, you are collecting a powerful knowledge base of teaching experience that your new and experienced teachers can leverage for years to come. Compile and organize this knowledge so that it is readily accessible for your staff—whether it’s on an internal file sharing system like OneNote, saved to Google Drive, or hosted on a school or district website.

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. Knowing how, or procedural knowledge will be a greater asset for most young people.

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.

School Leadership in the Common Core Era

A Principal's Reflections

Second, we advocate for the development of an action plan for educating the not-so-common learners that is research-based, achievable, and reaches beyond any current educational reform initiative for school improvement. The following is a guest post by Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Dr. Maria G.

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.

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.

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

Edsurge

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?

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

The Hechinger 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.”. 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.”.

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.

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

Edsurge

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).