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A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018

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A Digital Future: K-12 Technology by 2018 - The Huffington Post
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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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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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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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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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My shop on TES.

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My shop on TES.

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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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​How to Use Multimedia Presentations in the Classroom

​How to Use Multimedia Presentations in the Classroom | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
A teacher explains why multimedia presentations and digital tools like Visme are indispensable in the classroom.

Via Baiba Svenca
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Visme blog is one of my favorite sources of articles, tutorials and tips on creating presentations. The current article focuses on school presentations giving lots of useful tips and ideas.

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Visme blog is one of my favorite sources of articles, tutorials and tips on creating presentations. The current article focuses on school presentations giving lots of useful tips and ideas.

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Visme blog is one of my favorite sources of articles, tutorials and tips on creating presentations. The current article focuses on school presentations giving lots of useful tips and ideas.

 

and if Visme is a favorite of Baiba... then... is terribly good!!!

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Visme blog is one of my favorite sources of articles, tutorials and tips on creating presentations. The current article focuses on school presentations giving lots of useful tips and ideas.

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5 Ways To Help Students Ask Better Questions -

5 Ways To Help Students Ask Better Questions - | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
There’s nothing I care more about than students, and there are few things I think can serve a student better than being able to ask the right question at the right time.

In “Why Questions Are More Important Than Answers,” I said that “Questioning is the art of learning. Learning to ask important questions is the best evidence of understanding there is, far surpassing the temporary endorphins of a correct “answer.” And while I sometimes disagree with things I say after hearing or reading them later, that still holds up.
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Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment

Student Engagement Strategies for the Online Learning Environment | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
During the past year and a half, our faculty development unit has been gathering data from students about how engaged they felt in their online courses. We wanted to use this data to develop a variety of strategies for faculty to use to better engage their students. Research provides evidence for the connection between higher student engagement and persistence and retention in online programs (Boston, et al., 2010; Wyatt, 2011). Encouraging student engagement is especially important in the online environment where attrition rates are higher than in the face-to-face setting (Allen & Seaman, 2015; Boston & Ice, 2011).

We gained valuable insights from students when we asked: “Define what it means to you to be engaged in a course.” Below are student quotes for each theme that emerged and some strategies for encouraging engagement.
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How To Support The Increasingly Diverse Student Populations Present in Your Classrooms

How To Support The Increasingly Diverse Student Populations Present in Your Classrooms | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Research, insights and examples of best practices in fostering global consciousness to support the increasingly diverse student populations present in classrooms.

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9 Rules For Digital Citizenship -

9 Rules For Digital Citizenship - | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Are there ‘rules’ for digital citizenship? And how are the unique from non-digital, ‘local’ citizenship?

These are the questions the fine folks at ISTE tackled in the follow infographic that seeks to clarify ‘norms’ for citizenship in the digital age. We’ve offered a definition for digital citizenship in the past, and this graphic takes that idea and adds general advice for what this might look like in action. ISTE explains,
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TeachLivE

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The TLE TeachLivE™ Lab is a mixed-reality teaching environment supporting teacher practice in classroom management, pedagogy and content. The TLE TeachLivE™ Lab, developed at the University of Central Florida, is currently being used at over 85 campuses in the United States and growing to include multiple school districts and international partners. Each partner utilizes the TLE TeachLivE™ Lab in a unique manner depending on the needs of their students, teachers, professors, and community stakeholders. The TLE TeachLivE™ Lab provides pre-service and in-service teachers the opportunity to learn new skills and to craft their practice without placing “real” students at risk during the learning process.
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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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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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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...

 

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...

 

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

 

 

ismokuhanen's curator insight, March 27, 3:48 PM

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/

 

 

Danahouseman's curator insight, March 28, 7:03 AM

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

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"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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Interesting article. Worth a look. 
 
EdfoGlobal's comment, March 25, 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's curator insight, March 25, 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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Parent Teacher Interviews: Time for a Make-Over? by Dean Shareski

Parent Teacher Interviews: Time for a Make-Over? by Dean Shareski | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
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Teachers as gamers, gamers as teachers — Medium

Teachers as gamers, gamers as teachers — Medium | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Games can have enormous power in the learning process. Playing Minecraft or Sim City can teach young people about comple…

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Opportunity for social studies teachers to spend summer integrating games into curriculum
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Opportunity for social studies teachers to spend summer integrating games into curriculum
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The Best Formative Assessment Tools, Tips, and Lessons

The Best Formative Assessment Tools, Tips, and Lessons | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
To unlock formative assessment’s full potential, go beyond the bar chart and get students to reflect on their own learning goals, areas for growth, and next steps. Thankfully, the digital tools you're already using often have features to support this.

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This is an excellent, thought provoking, short, sharp and witty presentation and I will defiitely be using this learning in my classrooms this week!!!
 
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Why Is A Virtual Classroom Better Than A Real One? - eLearning Industry

Why Is A Virtual Classroom Better Than A Real One? - eLearning Industry | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

VThe analysis of such situations shows that effective eLearning can take the best from traditional education and even surpass it. Modern learning tools should allow instructors and students to create, edit, and comment on all presented materials. This will encourage discussion and keep everybody updated on the latest news. Webinars and instant messages in chats are especially necessary in the corporate sector, for example when new products are put on the market and the first hands-on experiences are highly valued


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Valid points.  E-Learning has evolved. There are so many tools now and ways to collaborate and communicate online.

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Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, March 11, 12:11 PM

Valid points.  E-Learning has evolved. There are so many tools now and ways to collaborate and communicate online.

Pam Huff's curator insight, March 20, 10:40 AM

Valid points.  E-Learning has evolved. There are so many tools now and ways to collaborate and communicate online.

Valeria Valdiviez's curator insight, April 3, 3:34 AM
Brilliant, as usual.

Brilliant, as usual.