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30 Myths About eLearning that Need to Die in 2013 - The Educator's PLN

30 Myths About eLearning that Need to Die in 2013 - The Educator's PLN | 21st century education | Scoop.it
For as long as eLearning has been around, it has been haunted by the voices of those who aim to criticize its authenticity, viability, and quality. But is it…
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I agree with all except the point that all information is ubiquitous.  The biggest need right now is to teach students how to digest information and evaluate sources.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 17, 2013 6:18 PM

It takes a different approach and it is not for everyone. eLearning is part of a larger way of organizing what we learn and why we learn. It is a tool and needs to be used mindfully.

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Kodiak will use robots to enhance virtual learning

Kodiak will use robots to enhance virtual learning | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Soon, Kodiak teachers will be able to roll into classrooms on two wheels.
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Robots to help students in distance learning connect to class.

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What should students learn for the 21st century? A Four-Dimensional Education

The mission of the Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) is to answer this timely question, and openly propagate its recommendations and frameworks on a world...
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Video on #21stedu from the Centre of Curriculum Redesign.

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Your body language shapes who you are

Your body language shapes who you are | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
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Non verbal expressions are vital for teachers to engage students. This great video by Amy Cuddy explores the wonderful emotions and expressions that inspire confidence and power.  Interesting research for leadership in education.

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Beyond Working Hard: What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About Our Brains

Beyond Working Hard: What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About Our Brains | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Teaching practices around growth mindset have come a long way in the last few years. Common pitfalls have emerged, as well as strong examples of programs that
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Growth mindset allows teachers and students to celebrate failure as a means to produce resilience and breakthrough and an opportunity to encourage and inspire!

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Engage Kids With Coding By Letting Them Design, Create, and Tell Stories

Engage Kids With Coding By Letting Them Design, Create, and Tell Stories | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Thousands of events around the world are encouraging computer-coding literacy. "Coding is really about creative self-expression and storytelling," says Mitchel

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Coding as a language is here to stay.  Lets start teaching it in our classrooms!

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When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose | 21st century education | Scoop.it
These teachers made room for playful exploration and student passions in the classroom, helping their students to develop the purpose that drives them.
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I have shared this TED talk before but its a good one to repeat in terms of students' passions and purpose in education.

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What Do Students Think Of Your Class?

What Do Students Think Of Your Class? | 21st century education | Scoop.it
What Do Students Think Of Your Class?
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"In the end, the most important lesson is for you to control the perception of your classroom. It has been said that learners may not remember much about what you teach them, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel. That’s identity."  How we make our staff, students feel is the most important reason for learning, and embracing change.

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Future of Education - Government 2020

Future of Education - Government 2020 | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Virtual learning, digitization and augmented reality make obsolete our old definitions of a classroom in 2020. Unbundled, personalized, and dynamic education is the new normal.
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The future of learning is happening right now!  2020 is just around the corner.  Deloitte Development.

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Personalize Learning: Choice is More than a Menu of Options

Personalize Learning: Choice is More than a Menu of Options | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Choice can be confusing for educators. This post explains the continuum of building voice so learners self-regulate their learning for a purpose to build agency.
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Lovely ideas to share the new #bcedplan with good breakdown of fields and responsibilities for #personalized15

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Five emerging trends for innovative tech in education | Jisc

Five emerging trends for innovative tech in education | Jisc | 21st century education | Scoop.it
No longer simply future-gazing, technologies like augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are becoming firmly accepted by the education sector for adding value to learning experiences.
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New technology to make education more innovative and appealing to students.

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Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills | MindShift | KQED News

Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills | MindShift | KQED News | 21st century education | Scoop.it

"Play is nothing if not social. Games organize play, allowing us to wrangle it and use it to experiment with the world. When we play games, more often than not, its us under the microscope."

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Teaching empathy and social cohesiveness with play is addressed in this article, which includes some edtech games.

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When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose | 21st century education | Scoop.it
These teachers made room for playful exploration and student passions in the classroom, helping their students to develop the purpose that drives them.
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Modelling play, purpose and passion for our students with TED speaker Tony Wagner for a new #21stedu

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Kids Learning Skills and Being Awesome. – DIY

Kids Learning Skills and Being Awesome. – DIY | 21st century education | Scoop.it
The most creative community for kids in the galaxy. Use DIY to learn new skills and keep a portfolio.
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This has to be the most coolest site on the block today!  Kids learn DIY with a mentor and earn badges!  Love it!

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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 6, 2015 11:12 PM

This has to be the most coolest site on the block today!  Kids learn DIY with a mentor and earn badges!  Love it!

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Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming | Edudemic

Robots in Education: What’s Here and What’s Coming | Edudemic | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Between self-driving cars and hoverboards, futuristic technology seems closer than ever. Nowhere is this more of a reality than in the field of robotics.
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Robots in education for online learning and special education.

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15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher | 21st century education | Scoop.it

15 Characteristics of 21st Century Learners via @edutopia https://t.co/uXTZt5WPuw #edtech #edtechchat https://t.co/KNrktVElSp...

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Basics for 21st century learners and teachers.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 22, 3:07 PM

What happened to human and humane qualities i.e. compassion, caring, thoughtful, etc. that suggest teachers answer a call?

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Top 10 Education Systems in the World | Edudemic

Top 10 Education Systems in the World | Edudemic | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Every three years, the Programme of International Student Assessment conducts an assessment of educational programs provided in countries across the world.
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Canada is one of the top education systems in the world according to this PISA report!

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Education.com | Printable Worksheets, Online Games, and More

Education.com | Printable Worksheets, Online Games, and More | 21st century education | Scoop.it
15,000+ printable worksheets, 300+ online games, and everything else parents and teachers need to help kids succeed.
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Great resources for teaching students in K-3 for math and science, including lesson plans, curriculum, games etc.

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A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy -

A Diagram Of 21st Century Pedagogy - | 21st century education | Scoop.it
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Great diagram of 21st c pedagogy explained in a nutshell.

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5 Ways to Lay the Foundation for Innovation #InnovatorsMindset

5 Ways to Lay the Foundation for Innovation #InnovatorsMindset | 21st century education | Scoop.it
In my new book, "The Innovator's Mindset", one of the things that I discuss is understanding that we are not able to change others, but are able to create the conditions where change is more likely...
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Awesome ideas for improving innovation #mindset within your school.

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How to Champion the Four C’s in the Classroom (EdSurge News)

How to Champion the Four C’s in the Classroom (EdSurge News) | 21st century education | Scoop.it
The flood of edtech tools that teachers are presented with has been staggering over the last several years, and continues to be this way. A quick glance on Twitter or any edtech conference program shows this. In fact, just typing “edtech industry” into a Google search can show the magnitude of the e
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Technology in the classroom should be used as a tool for the reasons as shared not just because tech needs to be used.

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Steps to Help Schools Transform to Competency-Based Learning

Steps to Help Schools Transform to Competency-Based Learning | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Some best practices around implementing competency-based learning are beginning to emerge, especially for schools looking to make the leap from traditional structures.
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Ideas for integrating competency based education into schools.

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Edtwist Helps Students Organize And Collaborate On Their Online Research

Edtwist Helps Students Organize And Collaborate On Their Online Research | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Admit it: When you think of online research, it's usually just a fancy way of saying you're going to Google something — I'm guilty, anyway. Los Los Angeles-based Edtwist isn’t trying resist that, exactly, but it has created what founder and CEO Julie Lee said is a more collaborative and “learning-centric” environment, one in which students and other researchers can work together to sift through the Internet’s “data smog” and find useful information.

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Excellent curation tool for students doing online research

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Colaborative tool for online research for students.

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5 Ways to Build Positive Relationships with Your Online Students - OnlineCollege.org

5 Ways to Build Positive Relationships with Your Online Students - OnlineCollege.org | 21st century education | Scoop.it
After you’ve finalized your syllabus, uploaded course information for the next term, and received your student roster, “what might still be missing?” This question begins educator Kelley Clark’s recent ...
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How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust | 21st century education | Scoop.it
It can be overwhelming, frightening and even discouraging to try and shift the culture of your classroom, especially when no one else around you seems to think the system is broken.
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Inquiry based learning in all classrooms is definitely the best way to go for 21st century learning.

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9 ed tech developments to note from ISTE 2015 - Education Dive

9 ed tech developments to note from ISTE 2015 - Education Dive | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Whether you missed the giant K-12 ed tech show in Philly or just didn't have time to see everything on display, we've got you covered.
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Innovative ideas from recent #ISTE conference.  

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Fernando de la Cruz Naranjo Grisales's curator insight, August 7, 2015 12:58 PM

Innovative ideas from recent #ISTE conference.  

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Innovative ideas from recent #ISTE conference.