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The United States has experienced many changes in the last 15 years. Most schools and school districts in America have seen drastic changes in their funding, their students, and in the requirements placed upon them by NCLB and now Common Core.
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$10K Degree Gains Traction in Florida

$10K Degree Gains Traction in Florida | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Twenty-three colleges tackle a challenge from Florida Gov. Rick Scott to deliver degrees for less than $10,000.
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Lessons Worth Sharing

Lessons Worth Sharing | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.
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The Perfect Storm for Universities

The Perfect Storm for Universities | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Even if universities may look well on the surface there is an increasing (and justified) concern that all will change soon. New data and analysis increase the anxiety that the current monopoly of h...

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 2, 2013 11:05 AM

Interesting perspective:


Michael Sandel, professor of Government at Harvard University and one of the best known intellectuals around the world recently noted:


The most fateful change that unfolded in the last three decades was not an increase in greed. It was the expansion of markets, and of market values, into spheres of life where they don’t belong.”


Universities are set to learn that this is not only true, but see the serious consequences of ignoring implications of this on their sustainability.

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Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner

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Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner
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PsyBlog’s 10 Most Popular Psychological Insights From 2012 — PsyBlog

PsyBlog’s 10 Most Popular Psychological Insights From 2012 — PsyBlog | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
How the mind works, the dark side of creativity and how to be a great leader: these and more…
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Good vs. great teachers: how do you wish to be remembered?

Good vs. great teachers: how do you wish to be remembered? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
    There are endless articles, blogs, essays on the difference between good and bad teachers. All the frameworks for …Continue reading »
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This is an excellent article that should help us to see that our system often chooses good teachers over great teachers...and compliance over effectiveness.

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An Open Letter to Educators

Written by an ex college student, who explains very eloquently how educators must change.  If the message in this video resonates with you feel free to send it to any teachers, principals, professors, university presidents, boards of regents, board...


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Fellow educators, this is worth your viewing. I promise. :-)

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William Machado's curator insight, December 27, 2012 6:50 AM

It is good to hear how students feel and for sure teachers need to adapt their approach...

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Entusiàstic. I quanta raó que té!
Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, December 28, 2012 12:03 PM

Written by an ex college student, who explains very eloquently how educators must change.  If the message in this video resonates with you feel free to send it to any teachers, principals, professors, university presidents, boards of regents, board...

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Our College Crisis: A PowerPoint Presentation by Bill Gates

Our College Crisis: A PowerPoint Presentation by Bill Gates | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
How the world's richest college dropout sees the problems facing higher ed today.

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80 Online Tools, References, and Resources | Edutopia Group Discussions by and for Educators

80 Online Tools, References, and Resources | Edutopia Group Discussions by and for Educators | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

80 Online Tools, References & Resources for Educators http://ow.ly/5c7PS #k12 #edchat #education (via @edutopia)...


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The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn?

The Value of Mistakes: Should It Matter How Long A Student Takes To Learn? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

"James Joyce affirms that geniuses not only accept mistakes as part of the learning process, but willingly seek them out as doors to self-discovery. In education, our perception of mistakes is important. It challenges conceptions of what defines success and failure."


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Answers For & Lessons From Critics of Competency-Based Learning

Answers For & Lessons From Critics of Competency-Based Learning | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Tom Vander Ark is an education advocate, advisor, and author of Getting Smart: How Personal Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is Founder and Executive Editor of Getting Smart and a partner in Learn Capital.

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TEDxNYED - Dennis Littky - 03/05/2011

Dennis Littky is the co-founder and co-director of Big Picture Learning and the Met Center in Providence. He is nationally known for his extensive work in se...
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Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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Why So Many Schools Remain Penitentiaries of Boredom

Why So Many Schools Remain Penitentiaries of Boredom | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Educational leaders have to have the courage to reinvent our schools for real this time. And our teachers must be teachers of children as well as teachers of their subject area.
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Using Technology to Enhance Learning

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We have such opportunities as no generation has ever experienced. Will we make the best of it?
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6 Great Videos on Teaching Critical Thinking

6 Great Videos on Teaching Critical Thinking | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
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Critical thinking is a skill that we can teach to our students through exercise and practice. It is particularly a skill that contains a plethora of other skills inside it. Critical thinking in its basic definition refers"  to a diverse range of intellectual skills and activities concerned with evaluating information as well as evaluating our thought in a disciplined way ".

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cherimacleod's curator insight, December 15, 2012 11:44 AM

Brief but pithy examples we can all relate to.

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RSA Animate - Smile or Die

Acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking.
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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different - TeachThought

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different - TeachThought | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

If the 20th century model was to measure the accuracy and ownership of information, the 21st century’s model is form and interdependence. The close thinking needed to grasp this is not beyond the reach of a typical middle school student, but it may be beyond their thinking habits.


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A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills

A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

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Lucy Georges's comment, November 27, 2012 10:04 PM
Great content, but really could benefit from a better graphic design.
Lucy Georges's comment, November 27, 2012 10:04 PM
Great content, but really could benefit from a better graphic design.
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Learning in the Real World (LTI) | Big Picture

Learning in the Real World (LTI) | Big Picture | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
In this internship with an expert mentor in the field of the student’s interest, the student completes an authentic project that benefits the student and the mentor at the internship site.
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Two Schools: Which one builds a better bully? - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education.

Two Schools: Which one builds a better bully? - THE DAILY RIFF - Be Smarter. About Education. | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
"Education-as-we-know-it is about building hierarchies -
among athletes . . .
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