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Fun props for playdough

Fun props for playdough | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
Adding props to playdough is just one more way to invite new interest in the playdough experience. Come and see a few of our props that we add to our playdough throughout the school year!

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Using cell phones in the classroom when computers are not available (by Fabiana Casella)

Using cell phones in the classroom when computers are not available (by Fabiana Casella) | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
Everybody is talking about 21st Century skills and preparing students for a whole different world. The truth is that our students have become digital and there are a whole lot of educators around t...

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10 TED Talks Perfect For the eLearning Industry

10 TED Talks Perfect For the eLearning Industry | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
Does eLearning kill creativity? Bring on the eLearning revolution! What do you believe about open-source learning? What eLearning developers can learn from kids? Would you teach at the 100,000 student classroom? What have you learned from online education?

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 6, 1:48 PM

Special thanks to Jehana K. in Willmar, MN for recommending this terrific resource! 

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A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education

A World of Knowledge: 50 Different Views of Education | 21Century Education | Scoop.it

"Education sprouts in many forms depending on how you look at it. Our views of what it should look like and how it should materialize depend on our value of it and our experience with it...

Take a tour of 50 different views of education that somehow find a similar note:  Education must change."


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Donald Herrera's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:56 PM

50 Perspectivas Diferentes de la Educación

Max Arias's curator insight, November 20, 2013 1:26 PM

very interesting article to read.

Linda Alexander's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:53 PM

Quite of few of the examples are famliar, but the point being that depending on the culture, the values, the worldview, etc. what it means to be educated, and how one goes about learning, can be vastly different.  

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How Schools Elevate Culture by Emphasizing the Positive

Last week, California educators and families received some exciting news. The state's eighth-grade reading scores showed substantial improvement over the last two years, representing some of the largest gains in the nation. To build on these encouraging results, teachers must share the actions and efforts that contributed to the gains. To facilitate the sharing of best practices, Educators 4 Excellence-Los Angeles held focus groups with the faculty and staff of 35 of those schools, diving into the factors contributing to each school's growth.


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The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom

The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
You don't have to be a neuroscientist to promote brain-based learning in your classroom. In fact, it's really quite simple.

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Anna Hu 's curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:36 AM

I have seen direct discussions of brain functioning yield wonderful results in terms of students taking charge of their own learning. One 10-year-old student told me, “Now I know about growing dendrites when I study and get a good night’s sleep. Now when I’m deciding whether to watch TV or review my notes, I tell myself that I have the power to grow brain cells if I review. I’d still rather watch TV, but I do the review because I want my brain to grow smarter. It’s already working and feels really good.”

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Teacher knowledge for 21st century learning

Teacher knowledge for 21st century learning | 21Century Education | Scoop.it

This article offers a critical review of the literature on 21st century knowledge frameworks, with a particular focus on what this means for teachers and teacher educators.

 

The authors accomplish this by identifying common themes and knowledge domains in 15 reports, books, and articles that describe the kinds of knowledge that researchers state are integral and important for success in the 21st century.

 

The authors argue that seemingly disparate frameworks converge on three types of knowledge, as necessary for the 21st century: foundational, meta, and humanistic. Although 21st century frameworks are thought to advocate new types of knowledge, little has actually changed in the new century with respect to the overall goals of education.

 

Despite this sense of continuity, significant changes related to how technologies change all three types of knowledge need to be conveyed.

 

The article ends with specific conclusions and recommendations for teacher education.

 


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kelly levett's curator insight, November 16, 2013 4:00 PM

perfect for assignment one 

Charles Newton's curator insight, November 16, 2013 4:43 PM

This is a really important article - especially in its discussion around the importance of knowledge - an in seeing digital literacy as foundational knowledge.  I have found this article very useful!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:45 PM

Education has always been a trans-disciplinary process that we have treated as a monolith and still do.

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Managing Student Behaviour Using Interactive Seating Charts: Class Charts

Managing Student Behaviour Using Interactive Seating Charts: Class Charts | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
Class Charts is a new online system for reporting on student behaviour using an innovative classroom seating design and an intuitive reporting interface.

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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 5 ways to make your classroom more student-centered

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 5 ways to make your classroom more student-centered | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
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6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School

6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
Wondering what will happen if your school brings iPads into the classroom? Is your district discussing the purchase of iPads as opposed to laptops? Here at Bellevue Public Schools in Bellevue, Nebras
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9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
Motivating students to be (enthusiastically) receptive is one of the most important aspects of mathematics instruction and a critical aspect of the Common Core State Standards. Effective teachers sho
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Using Google Books for Research

Free Technology for Teachers: A Short Guide to Using Google Books for Research | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
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Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking

Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
KIPP King Collegiate High School principal Jason Singer trains his teachers to lead Socratic discussions (above); Katie Kirkpatrick (right), dean of instruction, developed a step-by-step framework --
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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
Editor’s Note: Helen Mowers, co-creator of the Tech Chicks podcast, contributed to this post.

It's hard to imagine a single career that doesn't have a need for someone who can code. Everything that
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Teachers' Guide to A Networked Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers' Guide to A Networked Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21Century Education | Scoop.it

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How Virtual Games Can Help Struggling Students Learn

How Virtual Games Can Help Struggling Students Learn | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
More educators are using online games to supplement teaching, and are seeing positive results.

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25 Important Skills for 21st Century Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

25 Important Skills for 21st Century Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21Century Education | Scoop.it

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Terry Harding's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:49 PM

These skills are important to navigating today's communication protocols. They do not replace the importance of students developing  cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual currency. These traits are foundational to the balanced development of humans, however the 25 skills listed are important for communication and learning. 

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Every Job is a Leadership Position

Every Job is a Leadership Position | 21Century Education | Scoop.it

What is your reaction to that statement?
Is it consistent with what you believe or is it contrary to what you believe? Does it seem like a nice concept, but not a real possibility? Or is it the way you approach your job and the way you expect others to approach theirs?


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Why Academic Teaching Doesn’t Help Kids Excel In Life

Why Academic Teaching Doesn’t Help Kids Excel In Life | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
Teacher Shelley Wright explains why a school system that revolves around academics fails to teach kids what they really need to know.

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Anna Hu 's curator insight, November 16, 2013 10:39 AM

I’m an English teacher, and I subscribed wholeheartedly to the belief that the pinnacle of success in English was the ability to write “the essay.” But I’ve radically changed my position. I’ve come to believe that the traditional essay is one of the most useless things we teach our students.

 
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Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
Giving children ample opportunities to develop sound investigative skills at an early age is essential to nurturing their ability to think critically and scientifically as they get older.
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10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Platforms to Create your Classroom Website and Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects ~ TeachThought

The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects ~ TeachThought | 21Century Education | Scoop.it

by Terry Heick

 

"We’ve clarified the difference between projects and project-based learning before. Projects are about the product, while project-based learning is about the process.

 

"Projects are generally teacher-directed, universal, and tangent to the learning, while project-based learning is student-centered, personal, and the learning pathway itself. Put simply, it is an approach to learning rather than something to complete.

 

"Paul Curtis recently shared this excellent visual on twitter that takes a different approach to clarifying the difference, looking at it from the perspective of curriculum planning and instructional design. A non-PBL unit will see a linear series of often tightly-scripted activities (whether lecture or not) that will ultimately culminate in a project. In PBL, there is constant checking, revising, feedback, and reflection on quality, research, literacy efforts, and quick assessment results."


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6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School

6 Things We Know for Sure with iPads in School | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
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12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning - TeachThought

12 Principles Of Collaboration In Learning - TeachThought | 21Century Education | Scoop.it

"Recently on westXdesign–via scoopit–we found an interesting graphic about naming 12 principles of collaboration.

 

Collaboration is among the most-often promoted fluencies of 21st century learning (along with creativity and communication). However, there are very few frameworks or models that exist to support the development of better collaboration forms. As it is, in many K-12 learning environments, collaboration is limited to teacher-created grouping, or more scattered project-based learning groups that converge on a single project and thus a single goal.

 

The following principles of collaboration (seemingly created for businesses but clearly applicable to learning) push that idea a bit further–with some important emphases on the individual, including:"

 


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Alicia Alcaraz's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:12 PM

The importance of collaboration in learning. To be taken into account when teaching

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:13 PM

Schools are often difficult places in which to collaborate, given the time required. Technology enables online collaboration, but the first step is the mindset required.

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:15 PM

Schools are often difficult places in which to collaborate, given the time required. Technology enables online collaboration, but the first step is the mindset teachers and school leaders must adopt. Shared belief is everything.

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What's your digital footprint? Take this quiz and find out! ~ Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator

What's your digital footprint? Take this quiz and find out! ~ Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator | 21Century Education | Scoop.it

by Lisa Nielsen

 

"I developed this quiz with members of my personal learning network (found at end of post) to get students thinking about their digital footprint. The quiz was created at the request of high school students I spoke with who thought the creation of a such a quiz could lead to a smart conversation about ways students can update their digital footprint so that it is one that leads to college and career success.

Check it out with your students and let me know how it goes in the comments below"


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What Schools Can Do to Help Boys Succeed | TIME.com

What Schools Can Do to Help Boys Succeed | TIME.com | 21Century Education | Scoop.it
If boys are restive and unfocused, we must look for ways to help them do better. Here are three suggestions
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