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Finland's School System - Infographic

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I have never been a fan of homework; mainly because there was too much input from parents!  I like the fact that teachers are respected too ... yes, the rest of the world could learn a lot from Finland.

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AnnC's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:56 PM

What keeps us from learning from those who have better results?

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 2:43 PM

Christal clear ! They're ahead !

Julia_Ryu's curator insight, May 15, 2013 5:10 AM

Finland has a good school system! I want to share this information with you if you interesting about education or Finland look more seriously.

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Three Great Tools for Teachers to Create and Publish Their Own Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Three Great Tools for Teachers to Create and Publish Their Own Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it

Via Skip Zalneraitis
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I had a number of ideas for educational apps whilst teaching but at that time there wasn't anything available (without coding) for me to experiment with... this article highlights three apps where you can create your own app without coding... can't wait to try out.

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High Schools Are Finally Paying Attention to Sleep Science and Giving Up Crazy-Early Start Times

High Schools Are Finally Paying Attention to Sleep Science and Giving Up Crazy-Early Start Times | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it
It's definitely healthier for teens.

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 Teen-sleep research findings are slowly trickling down to school systems. Studies have shown later start times help combat sleep deprivation in teens, who naturally fall asleep later.    It shows a  marked improvement in academic success, attendance, mental health and cut sleep-related car accidents."

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A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have

A Beautiful Poster Featuring Basic Digital Skills Every Teacher Should Have | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it
A few days ago we published a post featuring what we believe are the 9 basic digital skills every teacher should have and for each of the featured skill we provided a number of key tools and apps to help you better cultivate it. Based on your interaction and feedback with this post we decided to create a poster/ infographic embedding all of these skills so you can print and use it in your class. The apps in the visual are not hyperlinked but you can check out all of the links from this chart.

Via Miloš Bajčetić, Ken Morrison
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When Virtual Reality Meets Education

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Educators and students alike are seeking an ever-expanding immersive landscape, where students engage with teachers and each other in transformative experiences through a wide spectrum of interactive resources. In this educational reality, VR has a definitive place of value.


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While statistics on VR use in K-­12 schools and colleges have yet to be gathered, the steady growth of the market is reflected in the surge of companies solely dedicated to providing schools with packaged educational curriculum, content, teacher training and technological tools to support VR­-based instruction in the classroom.

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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, January 27, 7:26 AM

 

It will be interesting to see just how much VR is incorporated into education.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, January 27, 9:50 AM

A very good article that focuses on new possibility of VR use cross classrooms and countries. 

VR platform offerings could result in a curator or artist guiding a group of thousands around a museum exhibition or cultural site, or an actor or professor leading a virtual master class in real time with students from all over the world.

 

VR platform offerings could result in a curator or artist guiding a group of thousands around a museum exhibition or cultural site, or an actor or professor leading a virtual master class in real time with students from all over the world.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 28, 12:02 PM

This article shares how virtual reality is slowly showing up in education. Are we ready for this disruption?

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RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms

RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it
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This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk sometime ago now but still relevant and well worth taking another look at.Sir Ken Robinson, the world-renowned education and creativity expert...

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Top 10 Education Systems in the World | Edudemic

Top 10 Education Systems in the World | Edudemic | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it

Every three years, the Programme of International Student Assessment conducts an assessment of educational programs provided in countries across the world.

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25 Things Students Forget About the Internet, or Why Explicit Instruction of Internet Literacy is Vital (Plus a Special Bonus Thing!!) | Blogging Pedagogy

25 Things Students Forget About the Internet, or Why Explicit Instruction of Internet Literacy is Vital (Plus a Special Bonus Thing!!) | Blogging Pedagogy | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it

With such a heavy emphasis on inquiry and investigation, it is important that educators remember how important it is to explicitly teach internet skills.  I liked this simple, basic reminder of who bloggers are writing to and not writing to.  I also like the occasional reminder of the original digital divide (meaning the "haves" and the "have-nots.")


Via Jessica V Allen, Tania Grosz, Donna Murdoch, Mary Rearick, Lynnette Van Dyke
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How One District Redefined Teacher Evaluations with ‘Self Directed Growth Plans’

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The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future indicates that more than fifty percent of those entering the profession will leave within the first three to five years.


Nine years ago, the Harrington Park School District in New Jersey started down a path of reevaluation and self reflection, when we realized that we were in danger of losing teachers. We needed to “reevaluate the evaluation”—to figure out how we could bring teachers together over evaluation, as opposed to driving them apart.

The answer? The Self-Directed Growth Plan (SDGP)—an approach to teacher evaluation and student growth measurement that allows for a continual state of growth and change that effective teachers desire to gain.


The scope of future plans for the SDGP process is vast and unlimited, and as we look to the future, we see a possible path for the SDGPs to fit into our work with recertification and micro-credentials. For us, teacher evaluation and training isn’t about seat-time—it’s about learning and competencies.


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Beyond teacher training, the SDGP’s true value is in the way it encourages collaboration- if carried out correctly. Promoting student growth and achievement with the SDGP model is measured by the effectiveness of essential questions that is evident almost immediately. Institutions should refrain from mundane and redundant evaluations that add to existing isolation and anxiety of educators.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 29, 2:21 PM

The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future indicates that more than fifty percent of those entering the profession will leave within the first three to five years.


Nine years ago, the Harrington Park School District in New Jersey started down a path of reevaluation and self reflection, when we realized that we were in danger of losing teachers. We needed to “reevaluate the evaluation”—to figure out how we could bring teachers together over evaluation, as opposed to driving them apart.

The answer? The Self-Directed Growth Plan (SDGP)—an approach to teacher evaluation and student growth measurement that allows for a continual state of growth and change that effective teachers desire to gain.


The scope of future plans for the SDGP process is vast and unlimited, and as we look to the future, we see a possible path for the SDGPs to fit into our work with recertification and micro-credentials. For us, teacher evaluation and training isn’t about seat-time—it’s about learning and competencies.


But even beyond teacher training, the SDGP’s true value is in the way it encourages collaboration—a key to promoting student growth and achievement. With the SDGP model, we are able to measure effectiveness through essential questions that can be seen almost immediately. At Harrington, we’ve done away with mundane and redundant evaluations that add to existing isolation and anxiety of educators.


Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 30, 1:33 AM

Beyond teacher training, the SDGP’s true value is in the way it encourages collaboration- if carried out correctly. Promoting student growth and achievement with the SDGP model is measured by the effectiveness of essential questions that is evident almost immediately. Institutions should refrain from mundane and redundant evaluations that add to existing isolation and anxiety of educators.

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, January 30, 5:24 AM

Meten wat we aanleren, durven experimenteren en daardoor samen (blijven) groeien in het vak. Het kan blijkbaar.

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Jim Lerman
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If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware.

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añada su visión ...

Jorge Jaramillo's curator insight, February 5, 10:42 AM
Alternativas de selección de material educativo para la planeación de actividades de aprendizaje. Esta es una excelente alternativa, buscando conectar a los estudiantes en el conocimiento.
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Using Design Thinking in HigherEd #highered #edtech #elearning #blendedlib

Using Design Thinking in HigherEd #highered #edtech #elearning #blendedlib | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it
The best designs are human centered. Putting human beings at the center of the process helps us create and maintain humanity as we innovate and move forward.

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Design thinking focuses on users and their needs, encourages brainstorming and prototyping, and rewards out-of-the-box thinking that takes "wild ideas" and transforms them into real-world solutions.

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Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects

Teach With Movies - Lesson Plans from movies for all subjects | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I found that my students really loved English lesson based on movies.  Lesson plans have already been prepared based on films that will inspire and Motivate Students; 425+ Movie Lesson Plans for High School, Middle School, Elementary and Home School

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, January 11, 9:26 AM

Great resource for teachers using movies to teach.

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Profile Publisher - ReadWriteThink

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Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Students can use the Profile Publisher to draft online social networking profiles, yearbook profiles, and newspaper or magazine profiles for themselves (including historical figures), or fictional characters.

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Educational Leadership:Teaching for the 21st Century:Why Creativity Now? A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson

Educational Leadership:Teaching for the 21st Century:Why Creativity Now? A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Teaching Without Tests, Grades, or Traditional Classes

Teaching Without Tests, Grades, or Traditional Classes | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it

Via Jon Samuelson
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Finally colleges recognise that traditional methods of lecturing in does not work.  A number of US schools have ditched the traditional school curriculum altogether to motivate teens in new ways—and it seems to be working.

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21st century assessment

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Assessment for the 21st century presentation by Linda B Class Act II
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Why Are We So Slow to Change the Way We Teach?

Why Are We So Slow to Change the Way We Teach? | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it

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The article looks at one of the many aspects of teaching: lecture, course design, assignments, and grading and why little has changed lover the years.

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Charli Wiggill's curator insight, February 4, 12:12 PM

How many Dickensian classrooms are still found around our world? Even in areas with little or no technology available, a number of fairly simple tweaks and changes in approach can have life-changing implications. 

#MIEExpert #MIEExperts

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, February 4, 2:27 PM

This seems to be one of the consequences of a "risk averse society."  Punishment for failure will result in staying with the "tried and true." -Lon

ELTISI's curator insight, February 5, 9:47 AM

Excellent point! We stick to 19th century formula and still have not adapted to digital natives :-(

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How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory

How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it
By Suzie Boss The following suggestions for turning K-12 classrooms into innovation spaces come from Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to

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Learning doesn't just take place sitting at desk in front of the blackboard.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 2, 8:34 AM

Willy Wonka, here we come!

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3 Mistakes You’re Making When Giving Feedback on Student Writing

3 Mistakes You’re Making When Giving Feedback on Student Writing | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it

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My guess is that at some point all teachers have made—or still make—these simple mistakes when giving feedback on students’ work. This article gives useful tips to remedy this - take a look …

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 2, 8:33 AM

Not guilty! I record audio files in which I critique each piece as I go. Students actually pay attention to audio comments. 

I also do not give grades. The final piece is graded, and includes a portion of grade for correction done or not done rom the critique.

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Kiddle - visual search engine for kids

Kiddle - visual search engine for kids | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it

Via Nik Peachey, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Kiddle - visual search engine for kids, powered by editors and Google safe search.

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How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust - @wrightsroom Mind/Shift

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust - @wrightsroom  Mind/Shift | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it

Via John Evans
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Teachers who are interested in shifting their classrooms often don’t know where to start. It can be overwhelming, frightening, and even discouraging, especially when no one else around you seems to think the system is broken.

Where should a teacher begin?” Should we just let students go or is there a process to good student-centred enquiry? Probably just letting students “go” without any structure will likely create failure, especially if students haven’t spent much time collaborating. We need to model the skills needed                       

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 31, 7:07 PM

All effective teaching is relational at heart. Without a modicum of trust that the teacher has the students' interests in mind, there is no ability to effectively communicate. In place of trust is an adversarial relationship in which the students attempt to protect their sense of self from the teacher.

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 1, 9:08 AM

O texto traz algumas sugestões para conseguir estudantes ativos em sua aprendizagem. Nós professores precisamos conhecê-las, refletir sobre elas e decidir se adotamos ou não.


Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 1, 6:04 PM

Managing the direction, rate of change and teacher confidence and competence is critical in developing better classroom practice. This post provides some good classroom focused suggestions and hints.

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Record a video and annotate it while you are filming with the FREE IPEVO…

Record a video and annotate it while you are filming with the FREE IPEVO… | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it
Record a video and annotate it while you are filming with the FREE IPEVO Whiteboard iOS app. Part 2 (student videos) coming later this week. - Amy Roediger - Google+
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The Four P's—The Future of Edtech by Julie Davis

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Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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We've had the 4Cs now it's the 4 Ps!  Julie Davis discusses the future of Edtech in a guest post about the make up of the 4Ps:  Personalisation, Programmable, Participatory, and Predictive.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 20, 4:35 PM

This article shares the 4 Ps we should be working with in the future of ed. tech.

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New Vision for Education_Report2015


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David Witzeling's curator insight, April 6, 2015 7:22 PM

This is a lengthy article detailing the relationship between 21st century skills and the adoption of technology as a way to promote growth in those skill areas. If you are here, you might find this very much "preaching to the choir," but the article provides a solid basis for understanding the need to integrate technology into education.

Melina Dayana Calizaya Torres's curator insight, April 6, 2015 10:19 PM

SO TRUE

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, April 7, 2015 2:19 PM

The World Economic Forum has published a new white paper called New Vision for Education: Unlocking the Potential of Technology; the link for the full report is included at the end of this article.  The World Economic Forum is a not-for-profit international institution headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.  Although the focus of this report is worldwide, the gaps in identified twenty-first century skills are very applicable to schools in the USA.  In a powerful statement, the report says: “By the time students enter college and the labour market, deficiencies that have not been addressed earlier can be far more difficult and costly to remedy.” (p 8-9).

The report differentiates 21st century skills among foundational literacies, competencies, and character qualities. It sees foundational skills as what schools and systems traditionally teach and measure: literacy, numeracy, scientific literacy, instructional-communication technology literacy, financial literacy, and cultural and civic literacy.  Competencies sited include critical thinking/problem solving, creativity, communication and collaboration. While curiosity, initiative, persistence/grit, adaptability, leadership, and social and cultural awareness are included in a category called character qualities.  Appendix 1 includes definitions of 21st century skills.

The instructional cycle is referred to as a “closed loop” in this report. Beginning with clear learning objectives through the development of curriculum and instructional strategies to instructional delivery, ongoing assessment, interventions and the tracking of learning outcomes in a repeating complex system.  The report looks at ways that technology can be embedded into each step of the instructional loop to improve student learning outcomes and eliminate the skill gap, providing some resources that might be used at different phases of the cycle.

The report cites differences in the use of technology tools to close the skill gap, looking at different income levels among countries which create different contexts and stating that there are fundamental social and economic problems, such as poverty, that impede learning and underlie the skills gap. Although the deficiencies in many undeveloped countries far surpass those found in the United States, it is my perspective that there are different contexts within the United States itself that must be acknowledged and addressed.

The importance of creativity, problem solving and innovation to the economic well-being of our nation and therefore, the employability of our workforce cannot be stressed enough. The pressure of standardized testing can lead to a standardized curriculum and instruction model that does not allow  the classroom time for these skills to develop. Teachers caught in this dilemma are often driven to insure success on state tests at the cost of providing time for experimentation, reflection, and collaborative feedback. The report does suggest using technology for some of the foundational skills in order to free teacher time to provide instruction on competency and character skills.

In two of the examples from low income countries, technology was used to provide scripted lessons that were created centrally  to under-trained teachers. My preference would be to  more fully train teachers or provide a mentor/coach rather than a “turn the page” curriculum model.

One of the tenants of the article is the need to define and find a metric to assess each of these 21st century skills in order to compare countries skill level. Although I agree with the need to define the skills needed and provide training and resources to teachers so these skills can be embedded into the curriculum and instruction, the idea of an assessment to measure creativity or persistence fills me with dread. Paul Torrance developed a well-used test for creativity used to screen students for school gifted and talented programs.  It is not a test that can be administered and interpreted without training. The idea of administering a standardized test which by definition is convergent in thinking to measure a thinking skill that is divergent by definition seems inappropriate and a major shortcoming of this report.

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Tweet from @WeAreTeachers

Tweet from @WeAreTeachers | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it
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What's the characteristics of the innovator's mindset? George Curos lists:

  1. Visionary
  2. Empathetic
  3. Models Learning
  4. Open-Risk Taker
  5. Networked
  6. Observant
  7. Team Builder
  8. Relationship-Focused
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What Drone Technology Can Teach Students | Edudemic

What Drone Technology Can Teach Students | Edudemic | 21st Century Creative Resources | Scoop.it
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One of the best ways to use drones in the classroom is to have students design and build their own, whether in a robotics club or as a class project.

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