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The Global Search for Education: Education Technology - Huffington Post

The Global Search for Education: Education Technology - Huffington Post | 21st century education | Scoop.it
The Global Search for Education: Education TechnologyHuffington Post... teachers and students as creators of their own learning.
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Attention Shifts to Blended Learning at Virtual Ed. Conference

Attention Shifts to Blended Learning at Virtual Ed. Conference | 21st century education | Scoop.it

While the rise of blended learning has long been on the radar of leaders in virtual education, last week's Virtual School Symposium may have been its unofficial coming-out party.

From beginning to end, blended learning—briefly defined as any of a variety of approaches that combine features of both face-to-face and online instruction—took headline status in keynote speeches, panel discussions, and report releases throughout the three-day conference hosted here by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, or iNACOL.

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A Balanced Approach to E-Portfolios -- THE Journal

A Balanced Approach to E-Portfolios -- THE Journal | 21st century education | Scoop.it

An e-portfolio pioneer discusses the value that e-portfolios provide in the K-12 learning environment, what's holding them back in the age of standardized assessments, and which tools teachers can use to improve the effectiveness of e-portfolios in their classrooms.

By Bridget McCrea.  The Journal.

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How to Ignite Passion in Your Students: Passion-based Learning

How to Ignite Passion in Your Students: Passion-based Learning | 21st century education | Scoop.it

A study in 1985 “On the Brain of a Scientist: Albert Einstein” found that Einstein’s brain was actually not significantly different from others. As an Organization Development blogger put it:

 

                     ===> what made Einstein different was his mind. <===


His thinking and passion for learning were the basis of his genius. His brain was the same, but his intellect was markedly different. He was often humble about his intellect, and instead said that learning relied on working hard and imagining the impossible. So what made his learning so different? What can we learn from Einstein?

 

Read more, very interesting, a MUST:

http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/how-to-ignite-passion-in-your-students-8-ways-educators-can-foster-passion-based-learning/

 


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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 14, 2012 2:44 PM
That is a beautiful quotation Ian; thank you for sharing!
Ian Giles's comment, November 14, 2012 3:10 PM
Hi Ana, Thank you. I must say I also prefer the original to the reworked version by WB Yeats at the head of this piece!
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 15, 2012 12:30 AM
Thank you ian Giles, totally agrees with you!
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calibre - E-book management

calibre - E-book management | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Calibre: The one stop solution for all your e-book needs. Comprehensive e-book software. Go from Online converter to Caliber and your e book is almost there.  Use Gimp to get photo up for cover and away to go.  Will show up in Ibooks.  Lulu does print on demand and your class has an ebook ready for sale.  Wahoo!

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...
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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different - TeachThought

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different - TeachThought | 21st century education | Scoop.it

If the 20th century model was to measure the accuracy and ownership of information, the 21st century’s model is form and interdependence. The close thinking needed to grasp this is not beyond the reach of a typical middle school student, but it may be beyond their thinking habits.


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Students and Parents Debrief on Their First Social Media Summer Program

Students and Parents Debrief on Their First Social Media Summer Program | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Social networking does work and the proof is in the pudding!

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Should We Connect School Life to Real Life?

Should We Connect School Life to Real Life? | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Excerpted from Will Richardson's new TED Book Why School:  How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere.  Mindshift

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A Group Of Schools In Sweden Is Abandoning Classrooms Entirely

A Group Of Schools In Sweden Is Abandoning Classrooms Entirely | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Sould we abandon the classroom entirely? Food for thought!  Hmm for the social ones it might work but what about the students who need their privacy and quiet? Would you like to attend or work in this school?   BusinessInsider article.

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How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving ... - TechCrunch

How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving ... - TechCrunch | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Thanks to the rise of in-classroom technology, the focus in education tends to be on student engagement and how to improve learning. It becomes easy to forget the importance of great teachers. Startups, entrepreneurs, businesses (and the rest) need to remember that technology doesn’t have to put teachers in jeopardy; it can help them lead the education evolution, even if their traditional role in the classroom becomes obsolete.

Today, in spite of the significance and potential long-term value of the job they do every day, teachers (especially in K-12 and public education) tend to be underpaid. In May, we wrote about a few platforms that are looking to change that — to empower the world’s under-salaried educators. TeachersPayTeachers, a platform that enables teachers to buy, sell, and share their original content and lesson plans, hit a big milestone this week which is sure to catch the attention of educators around the country: It minted its first millionaire.  TechCrunch.

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Response: Teaching Science By "Becoming A Learner" - Classroom ...

Response: Teaching Science By "Becoming A Learner" - Classroom ... | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Above all, make sure that your students see you do this and that what you learn finds its way into your classroom. The second role--pedagogy--comes with time, experience, and professional development.
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Student Advisory: A Model for the 21st Century - Whole Child Education

Student Advisory: A Model for the 21st Century - Whole Child Education | 21st century education | Scoop.it

"Advisory" is often a catch-all phrase for a space and time set aside for faculty and staff to help students face academic, social, psychological, and perhaps physical challenges. Unfortunately, schools seldom give such programs the space, time, and resources needed to accomplish all this. Moreover, advisories are often ill-defined or poorly designed and end up as well-intentioned tangents to the school mission. Nonetheless, the need for effective advisories is especially important in the 21st century because, as never before, students with different abilities and intelligences all need to know how to learn without us and build their shared future. A 21st century advisory is the perfect place to help them do this.

Post written by William J. Tolley, instructional coach and head of history at the International School of Curitiba in Brazil. A graduate of Teachers College, Columbia University, he is a member of the current cohort in the Johns Hopkins/ISTE Supervision and Administration graduate certificate program.

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How Will Classrooms Change With the Use of Computers?

How Will Classrooms Change With the Use of Computers? | 21st century education | Scoop.it

By now, most would agree that technology has the potential to be a useful tool for learning. Many schools have invested in some form of technology, whether it’s in computer labs, tablets, or a laptop for every student, depending on their budget.

But for many schools, finding a way to integrate the use of tech in a traditional setting — teacher-centered classrooms — is proving to be a challenge. What educational software should be used? What criteria should the software be judged against? And what happens to the role of the teacher and classroom activities when students are using software for practice exercises?  Mindshift


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Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution

Susan Patrick: Why Online Learning Is a Smart Solution | 21st century education | Scoop.it
The president and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) explains why the time for virtual education is now.
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Dispelling the Myths About 1:1 Environments| The Committed Sardine

Dispelling the Myths About 1:1 Environments| The Committed Sardine | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Andrew Marcinek gives us five myths about technology in this article for Edutopia. Do kids rely on it? Is the iPad more than just a distraction? Find out below.

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Eight Things in Education That Will Change in the Digital Age

Eight Things in Education That Will Change in the Digital Age | 21st century education | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/sXpbONjV1Jc "Are we asking our students to collect dots or connect dots?" asks author Seth Godin, who wrote the book Stop Stealing Dreams.
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Online ebook converter

Online ebook converter | 21st century education | Scoop.it
Convert your text files to common ebook formats with this free online ebook converter. Over 15 input formats offer a high quality conversion.
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10 Strategies to Promote Deeper Learning

10 Strategies to Promote Deeper Learning | 21st century education | Scoop.it

"What would it take for more students to benefit from deeper learning?" Trilling was referring to education that pushes beyond the basics, is engaging and challenging, and prepares young people for college and careers.

The Hewlett Foundation says deeper learning prepares students to:

Master core academic content Think critically and solve complex problems Work collaboratively Communicate effectively, and

       · Learn how to learn (e.g., self-directed learning).

 

Tom Vander Ark is an education advocate, advisor, and author of Getting Smart: How Personal Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is Founder and Executive Editor of Getting Smart and a partner in Learn Capital.  Education Week.

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Classroom in the Cloud - Harvard Magazine

Classroom in the Cloud - Harvard Magazine | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Even as David J. Malan enjoyed the news that Computer Science 50, “Introduction to Computer Science,” was the second-largest College course this fall, with 691 undergraduates, he was contemplating a “classroom” much vaster than Sanders Theatre. By mid September, well before the October 15 launch of CS50x, the all-online version (cs50.net/x), some 53,000 students had enrolled worldwide. The nonprofit Harvard-MIT learning venture edX, created last May (see “Harvard, Extended,” July-August), has begun by offering seven free, open-access, noncredit “massive open online courses”—MOOCs as they are known—in its first fall.

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MindShift

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In this powerful video by Edutopia, we learn how a public school in Annapolis, Maryland has found a way to integrate the arts into every aspect of school life. Using the lens of art to ask critical thinking questions, students from all backgrounds have blossomed as a result.

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Top Tools for Learning 2012

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 as voted for by 500+ learning professionals worldwide...
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The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Howard Gardner - Huffington Post

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Howard Gardner - Huffington Post | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Has there ever been a more important time to debate the big picture questions of education? As nations around the world reform education to prepare their students for the 21st century workplace, are our students ready to compete? In five interviews with education luminaries, I've asked them to imagine they were Secretary of Education and to discuss how they would address the issues facing America.

Today, my imaginary Secretary of Education is Dr. Howard Gardner. Dr. Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Among numerous honors, he received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. Dr. Gardner has received honorary degrees from 26 colleges and universities. In 2005 and 2008, he was selected by Foreign Policy and Prospect magazines as one of the 100 most influential public intellectuals in the world. His most recent book is Truth, Beauty and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Age of Truthiness and Twitter.  Huffington Post.

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50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses

50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses | 21st century education | Scoop.it

Whether you are looking for a master’s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED study program, this list gives you50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses - 


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10 Characteristics of Community Leaders

10 Characteristics of Community Leaders | 21st century education | Scoop.it
In addition to traits of superior leadership in any discipline, such as integrity and responsibility, here are ten characteristics that are particular to excellent community leaders.
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