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TeachersFirst: Blog Ideas for the Classroom

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This comprehensive tutorial gives all the details on using gated blogs safely in the classroom, including explanations of blogging basics, a TeachersFirst Step-by-Step on how to start one, complete charts of the features of several free blogging...
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10 Professional Development Resources for 2015 | Tech Learning

10 Professional Development Resources for 2015 | Tech Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

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Leading Change From The Classroom: Teachers As Leaders - Issues ...about Change, Leading Change from the Classroom: Teachers as Leaders, Volume 4, Number 4

Leading Change From The Classroom: Teachers As Leaders - Issues ...about Change, Leading Change from the Classroom: Teachers as Leaders, Volume 4, Number 4 | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

The notion of teacher leadership is not new, but recently it has been transformed. In the past, teacher leadership roles have been limited in scope and established at the prerogative of school administrators. Teachers have long served as team leaders, department chairs, association leaders and curriculum developers. In these roles teachers have often served as "representatives" rather than "leaders" who enact change (Livingston, 1992). In addition, leadership roles for teachers have traditionally lacked flexibility and required a lengthy, ongoing commitment of time and energy. Often the decision to take on leadership tasks has been accompanied by a decision to get out of teaching and into administration.

Recently, reports on the status of teacher education have issued strong and compelling pleas for dramatically different roles for teachers and increased professional development (Carnegie, 1986; Holmes 1986). While recognizing the centrality of teaching, the reports emphasize the need for teachers to extend their sphere of influence beyond the classroom and into schoolwide leadership activities.

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Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools

Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
You don't have to download an office suite to build great-looking presentations for work, a talk, or school. There are plenty of online options that work well from any computer with a web browser, whether it's your desktop, a PC at work, or a laptop on the go. This week we're looking at five of the best.

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Dr. Shauna Mayo's curator insight, January 26, 11:08 AM

I am always looking for tools that can make presentations more exciting and engaging.

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The All New Free Flipped Teaching and Learning Resources eBook (Available on FlippedClassroomWorkshop.com)

The All New Free Flipped Teaching and Learning Resources eBook (Available on FlippedClassroomWorkshop.com) | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

This Updated eBook is a Structured Like a Mini Flipped Class Workshop, With Dozens of Excellent Free Resources! 

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Cultural Sensitivity Needed in Online Discussion Rubric Language

Cultural Sensitivity Needed in Online Discussion Rubric Language | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
International student and online course enrollments had noted increases for 2010 at U.S. tertiary institutions (Institute of International Education, 2010 & Sloan-C, 2010). These enrollment data remind us that U.S. campuses are continually becoming more culturally and internationally diverse in their student populations. However, this diversity may not always be apparent in the increasing numbers of students taking online courses as the instructor-student interaction is not face-to-face as in s
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Getting Started: The Most Useful Resources For New Teachers | Edudemic

Getting Started: The Most Useful Resources For New Teachers | Edudemic | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
First-day jitters are not the exclusive domain of students. Teachers also worry about what to wear, how to act, how to make a good first impression, and how the school year will turn out. If you are a fresh face on the teaching scene — or even if you’re just looking for new ways to hone your teaching skills — the following resources will help you get going.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, January 19, 7:08 AM

Not restricted to "technology on the classroom", this blog post contains resources for many areas of classroom management and instruction that are useful for new as well as experienced teachers. Topics covered include relationship-building with students, parents and colleagues; classroom management and lesson planning.

Lilianna Chapa's curator insight, January 25, 2:06 AM

This article contains quick and easy tips on things like lesson planning, developing relationships with students and their parents, and managing the classroom. It also contains links to more in depth techniques. 

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14 of the Best Media Literacy Resources for 2015 | Edudemic

14 of the Best Media Literacy Resources for 2015 | Edudemic | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Today’s young people are growing up in a world that is saturated by the media. The inability to sift through media messages and get to the heart of a matter can prove crippling. Use the above resources to craft lessons that help your students become users of media and not victims of it.

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Hard Questions About ePortfolio Evidence - AAEEBL

Hard Questions About ePortfolio Evidence - AAEEBL | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

The eportfolio field – the field of evidence-based learning or of “folio-thinking,” a Stanford University phrase – is at the point of needing to begin developing consensus on eportfolio evidence – a taxonomy, a theory, guidelines, and other initiatives.  What does a person need as eportfolio evidence in different fields [of] study, at different points in a learner’s development, and for different purposes? "


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ISTE Infographic: Ready, set, blend!

ISTE Infographic: Ready, set, blend! | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
The basic cognitive skills needed by previous generations are no longer enough. Students in the conceptual age must also master the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, including creation, metacognition and self-actualization.

“It will require an upgrade to our curriculum, new instructional methods and materials, a new profile of a global graduate and an open mind,” say Smith, Chavez and Seaman.

For ideas about how to re-create your classroom for the conceptual age, including potential classroom setups, blended learning models to mix and match, and a curriculum design process, take a look at the infographic

Via Dennis T OConnor
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ChristopherBell's curator insight, January 14, 7:33 PM

This is very timely for us at International School Bangkok as we are re-visiting curriculum and technology integrations.  Just had to share this infographic from ISTE.

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What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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How to Move from Teaching Content to Teaching Learning

How to Move from Teaching Content to Teaching Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

By Kelly Morgan Dempewolf, PhD Lifelong learners. It’s a phrase that appears in mission statements of schools, districts, and state agencies across the country. It’s a worthy goal—to produce people that continue to learn and value learning throughout their adult lives. Despite being a fairly universal goal of educators and education systems, producing lifelong learners is not a process that has a set of concrete steps. Despite being a part of systems that included the phrase in their mission, I've never been shown how to actually make it happen.’

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The author then goes on to identify characteristics students need to develop to become lifelong learners. Short blog post, worth a quick read.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Share and 3 Things You can Do to Start Sharing

3 Reasons Why You Should Share and 3 Things You can Do to Start Sharing | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

I am back on my soapbox... ...because I continue to see great things happening in classrooms, but get blank stares, when I ask, if these things are being shared beyond the school building.

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Bioman Biology: The Fun Place to Learn Biology!

Bioman Biology: The Fun Place to Learn Biology! | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Video computer games, virtual labs and activities for learning and reviewing biology content. Great for students and teachers.

 

BioMan Biology is the fun place to learn Biology! Here you will find learning games, review games, virtual labs and quizzes that will help you to learn about cells, ecology, genetics, physiology, and much more!
Note: If you are a teacher, please check out the teacher section for ways to use the site to increase student engagement and learning. Remember, everything on this site is completely FREE to use!

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Great Collection of iPad Apps for Elementary Classrooms - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Great Collection of iPad Apps for Elementary Classrooms - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Technology very well supports a 21st century educator in her instruction, which is why technologies like iPads have also made their way in the elementary classroom.

So if you are an elementary teacher looking for iPad apps for your classroom, then here is a perfect list of apps for you, which will fill your classroom with fun and a great learning experience.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 27, 6:47 PM

Very nice!

Diane Therrien's curator insight, January 27, 8:40 PM

Thank you John!

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ISTE Infographic: Ready, set, blend!

ISTE Infographic: Ready, set, blend! | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
The basic cognitive skills needed by previous generations are no longer enough. Students in the conceptual age must also master the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, including creation, metacognition and self-actualization.

“It will require an upgrade to our curriculum, new instructional methods and materials, a new profile of a global graduate and an open mind,” say Smith, Chavez and Seaman.

For ideas about how to re-create your classroom for the conceptual age, including potential classroom setups, blended learning models to mix and match, and a curriculum design process, take a look at the infographic

Via Dennis T OConnor, Jim Lerman
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ChristopherBell's curator insight, January 14, 7:33 PM

This is very timely for us at International School Bangkok as we are re-visiting curriculum and technology integrations.  Just had to share this infographic from ISTE.

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How To Productively Monitor Trends & Write Newsworthy Content

How To Productively Monitor Trends & Write Newsworthy Content | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Are you tired of blogging to yourself?Would you like to bring your blog to a new level?Here’s one of the most powerful ways to boost your blog traffic and leads…Monitor and cover trends!...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 25, 12:47 PM
Want to build your traffic and enhance social engagement? Ann Smarty blogs about writing news content that your readers want to read by monitoring for trends to write about.
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Collaboration Matters

Collaboration Matters | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Joshua Block, a high school humanities teacher, talks about the challenges of teaching collaboration as a skill and provides examples of how he has integrated it into his classroom practice.
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A Great Chart Explaining The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Chart Explaining The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

A great chart which explains The Flipped Classroom Concept ~ Educational Technology http://t.co/PBceLJGLtC #edtech #flippedclass #flipchat


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Stephania Savva's curator insight, January 20, 12:34 AM

Know what Flipped classroom is all about!

 

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10 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Better Classroom

10 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Better Classroom | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Managing A classroom is a lot of work. Managing a smoother-running classroom is even more work. This post includes 20 things you can do in less than an hour for a smoother-running classroom.
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Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset - Edutopia

Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset - Edutopia | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
You've heard some good stuff about the maker movement such as how making helps students learn through embodied cognition, creates a mindset that's empowering, and builds creative confidence. You're interested in crafting some maker lessons but don't know where to start or how to do something that works in your classroom. Or perhaps you're worried that you don't have time to do a long, involved project. How do you still teach the Common Core or cover the required curriculum? These simple steps will get you started.

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Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] | Content Marketing Forum

Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] | Content Marketing Forum | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
What should a curated piece of content look like? Paint the perfect post with these five elements.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 15, 8:59 AM

Curation is something I have been slowly learning to do better and I really enjoyed the tips given in this infographic. Anyone using these tips already?

Gina Tucker's curator insight, January 15, 8:33 PM

How to maximize the imapct of your curated post! 

Liliana Suleiman's curator insight, January 19, 4:26 AM

#ContentCuration made simple.

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Learning theories and online learning

Learning theories and online learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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10 ideas that can change the world - Sustainability - AECOM - A global provider of architecture, design, engineering, and construction services

10 ideas that can change the world - Sustainability - AECOM - A global provider of architecture, design, engineering, and construction services | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Promising actions that offer hope for our most vexing environmental challenges

A stream of reports paints a troubled picture of our future: Increasing air pollution in developing cities. Ground contamination at industrial sites. Fresh water shortages. Rising sea levels. Frequent severe-weather incidents and coastal inundation.

There are no easy answers to these and other pressing environmental challenges, but a number of strategies offer hope toward sustainable solutions. Here are ten concepts being put to practice now that offer a connected, big-picture approach to our shared global challenges.

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Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology

Blended Learning Is About More Than Technology | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Problem-solving, not technology, should be the centerpiece of blended learning planning, say Michael Horn and Heather Staker.
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6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning

6 Design Principles Of Connected Learning | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
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