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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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Free Educational Software For Teachers

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Free Educational software for teachers - includes math, vocabulary, science, and history.


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Student Failure = Teacher Failure

Student Failure = Teacher Failure | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

To hold teachers 100% responsible when they can account for only “10 percent of the variability in student test scores” is insane, especially in light of the fact that other factors such as “family income and education levels” account for 90% of the variability.

 

 

[Note: Snagged spotlights some of the latest and most stimulating articles on educational technology. This article by Anthony Cody was emailed to me by ETCJ associate editor Bonnie Bracey Sutton on...

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Connectivism and Learning in Asia

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Is Connectivism a new learning theory?
Let me be very honest and state as an outsider who got into training, I have not spent a lot of time pondering over learning theories.

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Three steps to fix our schools

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The nation's public schools have been battered by a continuing stream of bad news in the past few years, challenging what at one time was considered one of the world's leading education systems.

 

Comment: The federal government has NEVER created one single successful school or district. In fact, look at their fed-run DC  system if an example is needed. MAYBE that is one of the problems? 

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Do Teachers Need to Relearn How to Learn?

Do Teachers Need to Relearn How to Learn? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

I suspect that the main reason many teachers don’t transfer their knowledge and actively seek answers to their questions about tech is that they simply aren’t very interested in learning it. The key to David Warlick’s statement is that people can leverage the internet to learn anything they want to learn. But let’s put that aside for now and assume for the sake of argument that teachers need to learn how to use tech whether they want to or not. Why do they often profess helplessness and state that they can’t learn it without PD?


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Teachers Lose Under National Standards Proposal

Teachers Lose Under National Standards Proposal | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

It used to be that having all of these options was a benefit for teachers; teacher training programs and education schools have long stressed the concept of differentiated instruction. After all, children learn ..." -Make sure to read the comments (DT Hernandez)


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Study demonstrates how memory can be preserved -- and forgetting prevented

A new study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that specific brain areas actively orchestrate competition between memories.


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Teachers as Brain-Changers: Neuroscience and Learning

Teachers as Brain-Changers: Neuroscience and Learning | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Knowing more about how kids' brains function and acquire knowledge can help teachers maximize learning opportunities for their students, says Wendi Pillars.
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Top-scoring countries hold teachers in high esteem

Nations that outpace the United States in education use many strategies to help their students excel. They do, however, share one: They set high requirements to become a teacher, hold those who become one in high esteem...

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Table of Contents | Beginning Teacher Handbook | New Teacher Resources | Professional Development | Wisconsin Education Association Council

Table of Contents | Beginning Teacher Handbook | New Teacher Resources | Professional Development | Wisconsin Education Association Council | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
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Top 20 TED Talks podcasts for busy school administrators | Dangerously Irrelevant

Top 20 TED Talks podcasts for busy school administrators | Dangerously Irrelevant | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Here are my top 20 TED Talks podcasts for busy principals and superintendents (in no particular order).
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Rewards of Role Reversal: Teachers Learn, Students Teach | MindShift

Rewards of Role Reversal: Teachers Learn, Students Teach | MindShift | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
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ORID – strategic questioning that gets you to a decision | www.pacific-edge.info

ORID – strategic questioning that gets you to a decision | www.pacific-edge.info | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

The ORID (Objective, Reflective, Interpretive, Decisional) method is a form of a structured conversation led by a facilitator.

 

The method was developed by the Institute for Cultural Affairs as a means to analyse facts and feelings, to ask about implications and to make decisions intelligently. It is a means of escaping the morass of maniacal meetings.


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Connectivism: Its place in theory-informed research and innovation in technology-enabled learning | Bell | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning

Connectivism: Its place in theory-informed research and innovation in technology-enabled learning | Bell | The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
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Where categories live in the brain

Where categories live in the brain | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

Hundreds of times during a baseball game, the home plate umpire must instantaneously categorize a fast-moving pitch as a ball or a strike. In new research from the University of Chicago, scientists have pinpointed an area in the brain where these kinds of visual categories are encoded.


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Mackin Educational Resources

Mackin Educational Resources | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

Some free books-on-tape, here. :-) 

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Future U.: What will it look like?

Future U.: What will it look like? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

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National Science Education Standards (…What Went Wrong With the Last Science Standards?) » LabLearner Blog

National Science Education Standards (…What Went Wrong With the Last Science Standards?) » LabLearner Blog | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
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Coming Soon to a School Near You: New Science Standards | Edutopia

Coming Soon to a School Near You: New Science Standards | Edutopia | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

Ten years ago it was proposed that we needed (NSTA) standards. It's not like we ever did not have standards, but then we created NSTA Standards. Now, well, guess those Standards didn't do the trick...so, let's have more of the same! Grrrr! Are we ever going to learn? 

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In parallel to the Common Core, science is getting a new set of standards. Blogger Eric Brunsell describes the process and framework for this new collection of 21st century requirements.

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Unveiling the Brain's Architecture (9 images)

Unveiling the Brain's Architecture (9 images) | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

A pair of initiatives to improve brain imaging is revealing how its structure differentiates humans from other animals and could lead to cures for mental illness. (See all the 9 awesome images)


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Vygotsky, ZPD, Scaffolding, Connectivism and Personal Learning Networks | Brains

Vygotsky, ZPD, Scaffolding, Connectivism and Personal Learning Networks | Brains | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

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Section 1: Phases of First-Year Teaching | Beginning Teacher Handbook | New Teacher Resources | Professional Development | Wisconsin Education Association Council

Section 1: Phases of First-Year Teaching | Beginning Teacher Handbook | New Teacher Resources | Professional Development | Wisconsin Education Association Council | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
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How NOT to reform American education | Dangerously Irrelevant

How NOT to reform American education | Dangerously Irrelevant | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Alberta, Canada is widely recognized as having one of the best schooling systems in the world.
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What Does a Transformational 21st-Century School Look Like? - Education - GOOD

What Does a Transformational 21st-Century School Look Like? - Education - GOOD | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Many schools held up as shining examples of reform are transitional, not transformational, according to a prominent education activist.

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