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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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The single best idea for reforming K-12 education | Clayton Christensen

The Disrupting Class authors are still at it. This post continues their penetrating analysis.


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Salman Khan: The Future of Education in 10 Minutes | WiredAcademic

Salman Khan: The Future of Education in 10 Minutes | WiredAcademic | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Khan talks about what Khan Academy is learning about flipping classrooms, gamification and the end of higher education as we know it.
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The Complexity Of Learning | Interactive Teaching and Learning

The Complexity Of Learning | Interactive Teaching and Learning | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Have been reading about the science of ‘Complexity’ recently, and find that many of the aspects described apply equally well to learning.

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Sorry, but I Won’t Think for You

Sorry, but I Won’t Think for You | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
As a school administrator and former special education teacher, I have tremendous respect and high regard for teachers. Occasionally, the teaching field can be extremely-difficult, stressful, and full of delayed gratification.
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Brainstorm in Progress: Connectivism and Agile Software Development

Brainstorm in Progress: Connectivism and Agile Software Development | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

Great thoughts for program design in education or business.


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MediaShift . Learning in a Digital Age: Teaching a Different Kind of Literacy

MediaShift . Learning in a Digital Age: Teaching a Different Kind of Literacy | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

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Connectivism and 21st Century Education « Mister Norris

Connectivism and 21st Century Education « Mister Norris | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

Basically it is theory that works much the same way the internet works, with knowledge not in one central location, but more of a network with information being shared by a collection of ‘nodes’.


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See the Koch brothers attack public education and call David Koch!

I watched this investigative video about Koch brothers' assault on public education. Watch the video then take action. Call David Koch and tell him to stop funding school resegregation now.
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Is the internet rewriting history?

Is the internet rewriting history? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
A think tank report claims young people are not being taught how to judge between truth and propaganda on the internet. (RT @BBCWorld: Is the internet re-writing history?
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How to fix the mess we call middle school

How to fix the mess we call middle school | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Elementary schools and high schools are tough enough to run, but middle schools are a problem unto themselves. Nobody quite knows what to do with students who are of age to be in what we call middle school.
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Teaching the Movement | Southern Poverty Law Center

Teaching the Movement | Southern Poverty Law Center | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
The National Assessment of Educational Progress tells a dismal story. Only 2 percent of high school seniors in 2010 could answer a simple question about the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision.
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If Education Was Really About Learning….

If Education Was Really About Learning…. | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

If education was really about learning…

…we’d let kids ask more questions and then give them support to find their own answers.

…we’d see dunking cookies in milk as a science opportunity, not just a snack.

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Flipped Classroom Defined

Flipped Classroom Defined | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

The flipped classroom provides avenues for teachers to become facilitators of learning and move away from the sage on a stage approach to teaching. The foundational concepts of instructors guiding students or facilitating their progress are based on the idea that the instructor is no longer at the center of the interaction and application of knowledge. The instructor remains available to students as a facilitator of resources, a resource who should frequently check students for understanding for their learning.


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Connectivism and ‘Ah-Ha’ moments

Connectivism and ‘Ah-Ha’ moments | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Do you understand what connectivism is? Sometimes I think I do. I read Stephen’s blog post for example, and it seems to make sense.

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Let's "CHAT" about Vygotsky ............: For or against Connectivism as a learning theory?

Let's "CHAT" about Vygotsky ............: For or against Connectivism as a learning theory? | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

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DR4WARD: Learning Styles & Retention - How Best to Engage? #infographic

DR4WARD: Learning Styles & Retention - How Best to Engage? #infographic | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Learning Styles & Retention - How Best to Engage? #infographic Via @ColumnFive for Mindflash jasonlankow I look 4Ward to your feedback. Keep Digging for Worms! Author: Bill - Dr. William J. Ward, a.k.a DR4WARD is the Professor of Social Media...
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Think about this when you plan your activities.

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“The problem of education does not concern me quite as much as the solutions to the problem of education” – George Siemens

“The problem of education does not concern me quite as much as the solutions to the problem of education” – George Siemens | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
Reading Christensen and completing my Online Learning Theory Presentation at the same time really made me sit back and reflect on the teaching and learning that occurs in my classroom.  Not just o...

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2020 Teacher Model

The impact of ICT on Primary schooling over the next nine years will result in educational changes in teacher pedagogies and student learning. By 2020, an appropriate teacher model will be developed to assist with such changes and their implications.

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Unit 3: Using the Internet Efficiently

Unit 3: Using the Internet Efficiently | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it

Thanks to Mrs Hendrich! A great example of an Internet assignment for students.


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Public Education Today

Public Education Today | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
A personalized newspaper built from articles, blog posts, videos and photos selected by Charles Lehman. (RT @ViennaTWC: RT @charleslehman: Public Education Today is out!
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Foreign teachers' American dreams vanish in a flash

Foreign teachers' American dreams vanish in a flash | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
A U.S. school district's violation of the laws of a temporary worker visa program means 1,000 foreign teachers hired to meet the No Child Left Behind requirements are out in the cold.
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Teaching Your Kids To Be Humble

Teaching Your Kids To Be Humble | 21st Century Education - USA | Scoop.it
We teach our children that it’s necessary to work hard to succeed. Whether we mean to or not, we teach them that money is important and without money life may be difficult.
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