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How Personalized Learning Starts with Less Teacher Talk, More Student Voice (EdSurge News)

How Personalized Learning Starts with Less Teacher Talk, More Student Voice (EdSurge News) | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Two of my students stared at me, and then at each other. Each held up a sheet of graph paper, but their graphs were different. And then, one of them asked the question I knew was coming.
“But, who is right?”
I looked at them and said, “You tell me.”
The activity I had planned for that day i
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What to Buy for Your Maker Space via @coolcatteacher

What to Buy for Your Maker Space via @coolcatteacher | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Librarian Chad Lehman shares what to buy to equip an amazing maker space. He also talks about the challenges and opportunities of having a maker space.

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Using Pop Culture in your teaching via @Gallagher_Tech

This post is part of the #EdublogsClub – a group of educators and educational technology enthusiasts that blog around a common theme each week. Simply write a post and share it (via social media w/…

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Reinventing high school takes making it all about the teens

Reinventing high school takes making it all about the teens | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
The New Classrooms version of reinventing high school and junior highs leverages technology to target lessons to every student every day, explained New Classrooms’ Rose.

Watching screens with lists like an airport departure schedule, kids find the stations they go to each day. It will be a mix of time at a computer table, time with a study group, project time and tutoring time with a teacher when needed. Each day the staff meets after school and, using online coursework and teacher reads, lays out the next day’s lineups.

It sounds a little manic, but here are the results: Overall their students learned a year and a half’s worth of material in one year. English learners, probably coming from behind, averaged 1.7 years’ growth in one year.

And here’s the wild one: Special-education students, rarely expected to even make one year’s growth, averaged 1.4 years in New Classrooms.
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15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Recent technological advances have affected many areas of our lives: the way we communicate, collaborate, learn, and, of course, teach. Along with that, those advances necessitated an expansion of our vocabulary, producing definitions such as digital natives, digital immigrants, and, the topic of this post -- "21st-century teacher."
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Obviously, teaching in the 21-century is an altogether different phenomenon; never before could learning be happening the way it is now -- everywhere, all the time, on any possible topic, supporting any possible learning style or preference. But what does being a 21st-century teacher really mean?

Below are 15 characteristics of a 21st-century teacher:

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How Games Affect The Brain Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

How Games Affect The Brain Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
The How Games Affect The Brain Infographic examines the neurology of gaming.
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Gamification of Training Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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The Gamification of Training Infographic presents how gamification can be a highly engaging method of training employees and how it is being used to support performance initiatives.
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Rise and Shine! How to Boost Your Teacher Brand and Digital Reputation (EdSurge News)

Rise and Shine! How to Boost Your Teacher Brand and Digital Reputation (EdSurge News) | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
These days, your online presence is your resume. It’s also the best way to promote your personal and professional brand. Haven’t yet jumped on the social media bandwagon? Now is the time.




Together, the elements that create your brand should communicate a distinct, cohesive story.
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Do You Have Difficult Online Students? Here's How to Address Them

Do You Have Difficult Online Students? Here's How to Address Them | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Online classes can be rewarding if students are highly engaged, self-motivated, and performing to the best of their capabilities. What makes online teaching challenging is the lack of visually watching students, which means an instructor does not have the benefit of visually assessing them as they attempt to complete the learning activities and course requirements.

That's not the only challenge an online instructor may face. There may be technological issues with the online classroom platform or challenges related to managing a class while meeting the facilitation requirements. What makes online teaching even more challenging are difficult students, which includes students who don't seem to review their feedback and are unreceptive to constructive criticism, along with students who fail to communicate in a respectful tone. Working with difficult students usually requires spending additional time and may create feelings of frustration for the instructor, especially if the students are not responsive.

Even if an instructor is highly visible and engaged in their online class, and offers multiple methods of contact for students, it still may be difficult to pinpoint the underlying causes of student issues. Inappropriate communication must be addressed right away through corrective methods; however, knowing something about the student and the reason for their frustrations can have a positive impact on the situation. Unfortunately, some students rely upon anonymity and do not respond to outreach attempts.

Online students are known primarily through their classroom posts, papers, and messages, which means an instructor may not learn much about them if they are not actively involved in the class – and that makes understanding their developmental needs much more challenging. There are methods an instructor can use as part of their instructional practice to work with difficult students, which means that excellence in online teaching can be maintained during the best and worst of classroom circumstances.

Don't Let Time Be an Issue

A majority of online classes are taught by adjunct instructors. This means that those instructors who are teaching these classes are likely maintaining other responsibilities, similar to their students. Also like their students they may have a specific amount of time devoted for involvement in their classes and when they are online and working there are specific tasks that must be accomplished. Every instructor hopes that students will be highly motivated, fully present when they are in class, and have a mindset that is receptive towards learning. The reality is that students aren't always performing in that manner or have a positive disposition. Whenever a student issue does arise it can cause some facilitation duties to be pushed back. While it is not possible to predict when student issues will occur, an instructor can develop a time management plan for completing the required duties, and have additional time built in to address developmental needs and challenges.
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Digital Citizenship Tip 1: Think Before You Share

To help create the best version of your online story, remember to think before you share. Anything you post online can be forwarded, copied, and found...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 


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To help create the best version of your online story, remember to think before you share. Anything you post online can be forwarded, copied, and found...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 

 

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To help create the best version of your online story, remember to think before you share. Anything you post online can be forwarded, copied, and found...

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 

 

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To help create the best version of your online story, remember to think before you share. Anything you post online can be forwarded, copied, and found...

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 

 

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To help create the best version of your online story, remember to think before you share. Anything you post online can be forwarded, copied, and found...

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 

 

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How to motivate Students Online. Interview with Curt Bonk. 

You’ve bought a Learning Management System, invested a lot of money into marketing and promotion but didn’t receive the return on investments. Students dro

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Internet Safety Cheat Sheet For Digital Media Use In Schools via TeachThought

Internet Safety Cheat Sheet For Digital Media Use In Schools via TeachThought | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Internet Safety Cheat Sheet For Digital Media Use In Schools

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Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

"Curiosity, likely an evolutionary adaptive, is a raw appetite for information that helped us survive. But that same aggressive appetite for information and experience changes in the face of information abundance, and not always for the better."


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EdfoGlobal's comment, March 25, 2016 3:08 AM
www.edfoglobal.com is a educational portal that provides end to end solution for each and every need of a student under one platform (be it Information from Playschool to PhD, Coaching Centres, Sports, Admissions, Educational Loans, Career Counselling, Supply of Curriculum Books and the like)
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 25, 2016 11:10 AM
Etymologically, technology is about having a conversation with and through a craftperson's tools. It is a way of being at home and knowing one's tools and one's relationship with those tools.
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Mastering Assessment Language: Trusty Tips and Tools

Mastering Assessment Language: Trusty Tips and Tools | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
If you are set on mastering assessment language, here are some tips and resources to help you use the best words at the right times.
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Easy Science For Kids

Easy Science For Kids | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 6, 8:15 PM
Who doesn't like clearly labeled and clear pictures for their English language learners?  Great sites for teaching science to ESL/EFL students.
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Moving Forward with High School Redesign - Alberta

Moving Forward with High School Redesign is a province-wide initiative focused on three outcomes: engaged students, high levels of achievement and quality teaching. It's about redesigning high school to be more student-centred and responsive.

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In Alberta, a Canadian province, Moving Forward with High School Redesign has been launched as a province-wide initiative which focuses on achieving 3 outcomes namely, engaged students, high levels of achievement and quality teaching. However, while obtaining high levels of achievement is important, it should not be the main focus of education. What we are trying to provide for students should be a holistic education that helps to hone both their soft skills and intellectuals. Instead of simply focusing on allowing students to obtain excellent results, I believe that it is more important to prepare them and teach them skills sets that they would require in their future jobs or even day-to-day lives. Simply being “book-smart” is not enough anymore, in this technological advancing society where artificial intelligence (AI) could easily take over our spot in society. We have to be equipped with something that sets us apart from these AI and something that ensures our relevance in society. Therefore, it is vital that schools focus on both intellectual and holistic development in order to prepare students before they enter the harsh society.
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Start with a Question: Innovative Teaching Requires Innovative PD: 5 Solutions

Start with a Question: Innovative Teaching Requires Innovative PD: 5 Solutions | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
What follows is the If...Then of professional learning. If school leaders want teachers to be innovative, then they have to offer experiences that inspire innovation. Here are ideas that have worked, with concrete examples.
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The Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Serious Games Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Serious Games Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
If you are in Learning and Development the The Top 10 Reasons to Switch to Serious Games Infographic will give you all the arguments you need to get buy-in from stakeholders.
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Gamification in eLearning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Gamification in eLearning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
The Gamification in eLearning Infographic presents information on new gamification trends, benefits of gamification and how to motivate your learners.
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Gamification: K-12 Teachers Game the System to Innovate Education | Onvia

Gamification: K-12 Teachers Game the System to Innovate Education | Onvia | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Gamification, applying game-designed thinking to non-gaming applications, is a tool that’s grown in popularity and is creatively advancing education in the United States.

Educators see the gamification of teaching as a way to “take a more active role in learning” as students “develop the technology skills they need to succeed throughout their academic and professional careers,” according to Scientific American. Gaming needs to “leverage engagement, mindset and design,” says Maker Mom Marie Bjerede.
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8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic]

8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic] | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
This visual presentation shows you the 8 types of infographics, and which one is the most effective to use depending on the content you are developing.
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A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks

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A Bloom's Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks

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The Digital Classroom - TES

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A collection of practical resources and lesson plans to help teachers transform their classroom practice.


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"Homework in primary school has an effect of zero" (J. Hattie)

"Homework in primary school has an effect of zero" (J. Hattie) | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Homework in primary school has an effect of around zero. Which is why we need to get it right. Not why we need to get rid of it. John Hattie BBC interview.

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Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
This collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century learning.
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