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How To Support The Increasingly Diverse Student Populations Present in Your Classrooms

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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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17 Great Resources for Building a Student’s Self Image | Edudemic

17 Great Resources for Building a Student’s Self Image | Edudemic | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
While it isn't your responsibility to dig into the nuances of every student's self-perception, you can still help them have healthy views of themselves.
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Invaluable, In-Class Flipping Ideas with Google

Invaluable, In-Class Flipping Ideas with Google | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
I often hear from teachers, “I’ve tried flipping my class, and it just didn’t go very well.” The reason many of these teachers gave for abandoning the flipped approach was “the at-home learning just didn’t happen.”
In-Class Flipping
That response brought to mind the in-class flip model. If you are not familiar with in-class flipping, it keeps all parts of the flipped model at school. Teachers pre-record direct instruction, which becomes a station in class for small groups of students to rotate through. While students are at their stations, the teacher would work one-to-one with some students, while others students spend time on independent activities or group work. Watch this video to learn more about in-class flipping.
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Solving Interesting Problems

Solving Interesting Problems | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
What interesting problems have you posed to students recently?

What interesting problems have students asked you?
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30 Most Important Classroom Procedures

30 Most Important Classroom Procedures | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
The key to getting your classroom to run smoothly and minimize behavior issues is to establish procedures and routines. This takes significant work and practice in the beginning but is well worth the effort! The following procedures are key to a successful teaching experience: Beginning the day — Enter the room politely; put away your backpack,…
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Building an effective learning environment | LEARNing To LEARN

Building an effective learning environment | LEARNing To LEARN | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

Conclusions The learners must do the learning. We need to make sure that learners are able to work within an environment that helps them do this. In other words, our job as teachers is to create the conditions for success. There are no right or wrong ways to build an effective learning environment. It needs to fit the context in which students will learn. However, before even beginning to design a course or program, we should be thinking of what this learning environment could look like. Technology now enables us to build a wide variety of effective learning environments. But technology alone is not enough; it needs to include other components for learner success. This is not to say that self-managing learners cannot build their own effective, personal learning environments, but they need to consider the other components as well as the technology.

 

- See more at: http://www.tonybates.ca/2016/02/22/building-an-effective-learning-environment/#sthash.00Z4hMa9.dpuf

 

[Gust MEES] I would like to add this:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/

 


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Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces!

Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces! | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
What is needed to start a Makerspace in a classroom or school?

Passion - You need to have passion and a belief in the educational value of maker-style projects.

Space - This can be a whole room or only part of a room.

Supplies - Start small with simple craft materials. Often sending a message out to colleagues and the community asking for donations of materials works well.

Storage - Create a place to store materials when they are not in use and student projects as they are being worked on.

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Helen Teague's curator insight, March 18, 9:37 PM

Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

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Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

Christophe Gigon's curator insight, May 26, 2:56 AM
Note to self : what about transforming a robotic AOC into a proprer Makerspace ? Sounds good :)
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How to Rock at Writing Essential Questions

How to Rock at Writing Essential Questions | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

The simplest way to define an essential question is to call it an open question. It cannot be answered with a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ or being labelled true or false. If you can Google the answer or respond in a brief manner, it doesn’t inspire intense investigation or creative output. That’s how you know it isn’t an essential question!

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 25, 5:13 AM

This is something that teachers so often find challenging and yet it's a fundamental skill of materials design.

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Why Learning to Learn is More Important than Ever!

Why Learning to Learn is More Important than Ever! | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 


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Наталия Вяткина's curator insight, March 2, 6:23 AM

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-new-possibilities-to-learn-and-teach-with-ict/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/27/what-are-the-best-ways-of-teaching-and-learning-ideas-and-reflections/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


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Which 1 are you of the 4 Meeting Mindsets?

We have all been there,  the off-site meeting where plates of bagels and muffins and the cups of coffee from the buffet are clinking and clattering as we settle into our seats to discuss how to build our business.  But aside from the quality of the catering, the success of the meeting will have much to do with everyone’s mindsets, and the way they show up in the room.

When we work with our teams to build a productive team meeting, we  talk about the 4 Meeting Mindsets, and inevitably, they can all identify with (either personally or as witness to) one of them

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Ideas for Teaching Better. All In One Place.

Ideas for Teaching Better. All In One Place. | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Most of the blogs I write that get a good response are the ones about teaching.  Thankfully.  I'd write a book but a) it takes too much time b) the money is terrible and c) I'd just be repeating everything I've already written here.  It would be called 'Into the Rainforest of Teaching and Learning'.…
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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.

 
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Real Teachers Learn: Create (or clean up) your PLN

Real Teachers Learn: Create (or clean up) your PLN | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

You should probably check out your PLN and clean up your professional learning game.  Or possibly make one, if you haven't already.  Maybe you have one and didn't even know it.  Maybe you have carefully curated it and it's time to take a quick glance to be sure it's all up to date.  

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6 Tips To Add Intrinsic Motivators In Online Training

6 Tips To Add Intrinsic Motivators In Online Training | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Wondering how to add Intrinsic Motivators In Online Training? Read this article to discover 6 Tips To Add Intrinsic Motivators In Online Training.

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What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Our data-saturated age enables us to examine our work habits and office quirks with a scrutiny that our cubicle-bound forebears could only dream of. Today, on corporate campuses and within university laboratories, psychologists, sociologists and statisticians are devoting themselves to studying everything from team composition to email patterns in order to figure out how to make employees into faster, better and more productive versions of themselves. ‘‘We’re living through a golden age of understanding personal productivity,’’ says Marshall Van Alstyne, a research scientist at M.I.T. who studies how people share information. ‘‘All of a sudden, we can pick apart the small choices that all of us make, decisions most of us don’t even notice, and figure out why some people are so much more effective than everyone else.’’

Yet many of today’s most valuable firms have come to realize that analyzing and improving individual workers ­— a practice known as ‘‘employee performance optimization’’ — isn’t enough. As commerce becomes increasingly global and complex, the bulk of modern work is more and more team-based. One study, published in The Harvard Business Review last month, found that ‘‘the time spent by managers and employees in collaborative activities has ballooned by 50 percent or more’’ over the last two decades and that, at many companies, more than three-quarters of an employee’s day is spent communicating with colleagues
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 9, 12:34 PM
The word team is not synonomous with community. Team has more structure. Look at the graphic. Having coached hockey for 30 plus years, my goal was to have community form. I am always amazed with how much players stay in touch from many of the teams, despite having only played together with each other for 1 - 2 years. One player told me that it was that team that allowed him to form lasting friendships he would not have otherwise formed.

The same thing applied in my classrooms. Community is not perfect, but it is how people hold things in common and communicate what they share in common.
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The Daring Librarian: 6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile

The Daring Librarian: 6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
After re-vamping my blog header (Teaching Good: Branding Evil) I took a serious look at my professional Twitter profile and changed it, too! Though, I admit - I'm still not used to it but I'm giving it a whirl!
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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Med Kharbach

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Med Kharbach | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

"Here is a handy cheat sheet we have been working on during the last few days. This is basically a collection of  some of the best apps and web tools to use for each of the six thinking levels in Bloom's digital taxonomy. This work is based on resources we have previously reviewed and shared in Bloom's Taxonomy section here in EdTech and mLearning. We invite you to check it out and share with us your feedback."


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Six Essential Modern Teacher Skills (and Why You Need Them)

Six Essential Modern Teacher Skills (and Why You Need Them) | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

There are many essential modern teacher skills needed in the classroom today. This is a list what are some of the most important and useful.


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Classroom Gaming: What It Isn't, What It Is, and How to Do It Right (EdSurge News)

Classroom Gaming: What It Isn't, What It Is, and How to Do It Right (EdSurge News) | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
In his TED Talk exactly six years ago, American video game designer Jesse Schell predicted a future in which games would rule everyday life. The government would hand out experience points—aka tax relief—for making “right” decisions, such as paying off your credit card bill or saving more in your retirement fund. Companies, too, would use gamification to collect data and reward you based on what you buy, eat, and even how long you brush your teeth. 

Well, the future has arrived—at least in China. Using a unique database of consumer information, a gamified social credit systemcompiles individual social credit scores. Introduced in agovernment-approved pilot project from the world's biggest online shopping platform, it’s said to be a test-drive of sorts for a similar program that will be mandatory for all Chinese citizens by 2020. (Imagine a score based not just on purchases and credit payments, but also on traffic violations and social media behavior.) 

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Five Models of Makerspace Assessment

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Inspired by a conversations in the EdCampSTL Makerspace and with Adam Maltese from Indiana University, I've been thinking a lot about how I assess learning in our Makerspace. Here, I propose five ideas for assessing student learning and validating/invalidating our approach. 


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How to Launch a Campus Innovation Center -- Campus Technology

How to Launch a Campus Innovation Center -- Campus Technology | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it
Creating a physical hub of innovation on campus can support creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurship. Here are things to consider before getting too far into the process.
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Three Ways Teachers Can Make School Suck Less

Three Ways Teachers Can Make School Suck Less | 21st C Learning | Scoop.it

On our best days as teachers, we have lofty goals. Inspire our students to greatness. Instill them with compassion, courage, and intellectual curiosity. Shape the next civil rights lawyer, Supreme Court justice, or president.

But I often have a more modest goal for myself as a teacher, focused less on the future than the present. As a baseline, minimum requirement: Make sure school doesn’t suck.

Plenty of factors make school miserable for kids, at least some of the time, and most of those factors are outside our control...While many factors are out of their control, teachers still have a responsibility to try to make students' time in the classroom as enjoyable and meaningful as possible, writes Justin Minkel.

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