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Preparing students for the 21st century workforce: A new model of ...

... redefine “workforce-ready,” creative new approaches to public education are gaining momentum. Governments, corporations and non-profits are working together in the spirit of true 21st century collaboration in communities ...
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I love this idea of preparing students for post secondary whilst still in high school.  Way to go Microsoft!

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Educational technology, IT, educational philosophy, classroom pedagogy, http://hcslearningcommons.org
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Can Twitter Replace Traditional Professional Development?

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Professional Development? | 21 century education | Scoop.it
By The Hechinger Report Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional development for teachers. Instead of enduring hours-long workshops
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Agreed!  Twitter is my #prod.  Thanks Twitter for introducing me to so many sweet #edleaders and students!

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How to Cultivate Creativity Using Design Thinking - YouTube

Learn how to frame problems creatively in order to generate innovative solutions at your company. Rekindle all forms of your thinking: emotional, kinesthetic...
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Stanford Uni webinar on design thinking related to students creativity and innovation.  Solving problems as a design thinker makes learning more individualized and personal. Empathize, ideation, redefine,  prototype and test are all part of the process.  

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Educational Leadership:Teaching to Student Strengths

Educational Leadership:Teaching to Student Strengths | 21 century education | Scoop.it
A2: Great article: Teaching to the Minds of Boys http://t.co/blU1O9tl #momsofboyschat
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Understanding the make up of gender differences is all part of creating the right spaces in education.  Loved the visual/spatial ideas for writing!

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How Should We Measure Quality in Online Learning: A Conversation with iNACOL's Quality Project

Join David Edwards, co-author of the "Measuring Quality From Inputs to Outcomes" report from iNACOL (the International Association for K-12 Online Learning) ...
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Interview with David Edwards in regards to quality testing in online learning.  INACOL

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21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do And Keep Their Sanity!

21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do And Keep Their Sanity! | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Being a "21st Century" teacher is still very much in vo…
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Way to go www.techsavvyed.net!  You have all the right combination of #21stedu ingredients!

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Michael Millard's curator insight, October 29, 8:50 AM

Med lite fantasi och digitala verktyg kan undervisning och glädje kombineras.

Write on Sports's curator insight, October 29, 10:23 PM

love love love this!  Each thing is as important as the next!

Anica Petkoska's curator insight, October 30, 6:49 AM

Nice reminder

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WeAreTeachers: 3 Ways Connected Educators Can Help Transform Education

WeAreTeachers: 3 Ways Connected Educators Can Help Transform Education | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Feeling connected with like-minded colleagues in your building and in the wider world is so important for all of us as teachers.
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So true!  Teachers need good quality professional development and time to connect, think and become inspired!  How else do they inspire their students?

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Malala Yousafzai's Road To The Nobel Peace Prize - Forbes

Malala Yousafzai's Road To The Nobel Peace Prize - Forbes | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Rarely does a student get pulled from class to hear they are the recipient of one of the world's most prestigious awards.
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Inspirational video on advocacy of education from Nobel Prize winner Malala!  

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The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration

The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration | 21 century education | Scoop.it
For Connected Educators Month, a key theme this year is how to move from merely connecting with other educators into collaborations that push pedagogy and the education conversation forward.
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Collaboration and connectedness happen in October as educational leaders share what makes good pedagogy.  

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October 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Visual literacy – DEN Blog Network

October 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Visual literacy – DEN Blog Network | 21 century education | Scoop.it
The wonderful Kathy Shrock October 2014: Literacies for the age: Visual literacy – DEN Blog Network http://t.co/OEBv4T0Cfn
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Using Discovery Streaming to get the most visual literacy happening in your school.

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Be open and honest | @ImpactfulCoach

Be open and honest | @ImpactfulCoach | 21 century education | Scoop.it
It is not only healthy for leaders to admit wrongdoings, but such practice can also be a powerful tool for them, increasing their legitimacy with co-workers
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How to say sorry the right way in leadership!  Making excuses and shifting blame does not work.  

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A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/l8uBvmH2L9 #anglesadults
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Digital storytelling infographic!
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WeAreTeachers: What We Believe - YouTube

We believe that teaching is one of the most challenging jobs in the world, and also one of the most rewarding. Share if you agree! Find more inspiration and ...
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I love this inspiring video made by WeAreTeachers.  Brings #unity and #passion back into what we do best.  

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Blogging as Writing Curriculum

Blogging as Writing Curriculum | 21 century education | Scoop.it
September 16, 2014 - by Susan Lucille Davis - A look into how to incorporate blogging into students' writing curriculum.
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Blogging is the best tool for encouraging digital writing whilst establishing online community!
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 19, 2:06 AM

Blogging is a great way for student to collaborate across the world. As @Pippa Davies @PippaDavies and @HCS Learning Commons and @SLS Guernsey proved by their book blog. Thanks guys! 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, September 19, 10:53 AM
So right @Elizabeth Hutchinson! Hope to do more with you @SLSGuernsey. Thx to you too!
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 19, 7:25 PM

Blog to get your writing curriculum covered :)

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The Top 15 EdTech Tools for College Professors

The Top 15 EdTech Tools for College Professors | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Guest post by Robert Morris. In order to maintain the status of a “cool teacher”, college professors must keep up with the latest trends in educational technology.
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Some new tools to try!
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NMC Horizon Project | The New Media Consortium

NMC Horizon Project | The New Media Consortium | 21 century education | Scoop.it

2014 NMC Horizon report. 

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"The NMC Horizon Project charts the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. Launched in 2002, it epitomizes the mission of the NMC to help educators and thought leaders across the world build upon the innovation happening at their institutions by providing them with expert research and analysis."  Learning commons team read up on this one.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 30, 3:15 PM

Latest research from the Horizon report from a media perspective.

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Four criteria for evaluating blended learning tools | eSchool News | eSchool News

Four criteria for evaluating blended learning tools | eSchool News | eSchool News | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Blended learning has arrived and Eileen Shihadeh, VP at Compass Learning, shares four tips for a successful blended learning model.
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Blended learning models and student engagement!

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Wish List: Piecing Together an Ideal School From the Ground Up

Wish List: Piecing Together an Ideal School From the Ground Up | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Three educators went on a year-long journey to discover what makes a great school. These are the imperatives they've applied to creating their own school.
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Great insight on what makes a good school!

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Building Positive School Culture: 20 Ideas From Principals

Building Positive School Culture: 20 Ideas From Principals | 21 century education | Scoop.it
School or work environments are like home environments--it doesn't take long to figure out if you are in a happy, productive place or not. Last week I was in Oklahoma City for a meeting with our pr...
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Some awesome ideas for creating positive school culture!

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The Downside of Being a Connected Educator

The Downside of Being a Connected Educator | 21 century education | Scoop.it
RT @edutopia: What's the downside to being a connected educator? http://t.co/TrbYRz1xDR #ce14 #PLN #profdev
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Agreed some connections don't deliver. Go to plan B and ask a close friend or one who knows you well. Hmm what does this say about virtual friends. Do we need more accountability? F2f or tweet? Maybe need connected tweets. What makes one truly connected?
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Why the Growth Mindset is the Only Way to Learn | Edudemic

Why the Growth Mindset is the Only Way to Learn | Edudemic | 21 century education | Scoop.it
“You’re too old to learn a foreign language.” “I couldn’t work on computers. I’m just not good with them.” “I’m not smart enough to run my own business.” Do you know what these statements have in common?
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Believing in growth mindset allows for true innovation to happen.  We can take risks, make mistakes and learn along the way! #growthmindset

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20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators | Edudemic

20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators | Edudemic | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Some of the best websites for elementary educators are ones that save time, make you think, and inspire. Here's just a handful!
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Going to check these out!  Thanks Edudemic!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 15, 1:31 PM

These websites are great!  Going to add some of these to the archives!

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Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

Creating Classrooms for Social Justice | 21 century education | Scoop.it
Teach your students about making positive change in the world by connecting with them, discussing real-world problems and multiple perspectives, creating classroom community, and including authentic assessment.
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Being authentic about what and how you teach it speaks volumes to your students.
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Online Learning is Just as Effective as Traditional Education, According to a New MIT Study

Online Learning is Just as Effective as Traditional Education, According to a New MIT Study | 21 century education | Scoop.it
More than 7.1 million students are currently taking at least one online course. Despite the apparent popularity, however, educators have given the trend low marks.
But a new study from MIT...
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Online education is slowly becoming more and more mainstream as MIT shows in this article along with being just as effective.

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How 3D printing will impact our future

How 3D printing will impact our future | 21 century education | Scoop.it
How 3D printing will impact our future: A rundown of companies to keep your ...
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The first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was when I participated to the Singularity University Executive Program in the spring of 2011.

Via David W. Deeds
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We are excited about gearing up for our first 3 d printer in our learning commons!  A whole new learning adventure awaits!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 22, 11:14 AM

More geeky-cool stuff! 

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 23, 2:46 AM

Everyday, more people have access to 3D-printing technology thanks to the open-source hardware DIY clubs, hacker and maker spaces and Maker Faires that popping up in cities around the globe. 

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Isn't coll :-)

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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning | 21 century education | Scoop.it
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.
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I love this idea of project based learning 24/7.  I am sure these kids are engaged.

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