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A Short Introduction to MineCraft Pedagogy

A Short Introduction to MineCraft Pedagogy | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
by Santeri Koivisto, Some thoughts about MinecraftEdu in a classroom About the author: Santeri Koivisto is one of the creators of MinecraftEdu. He mostly does the boring business stuff in the compa...
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Are we underestimating the power of this tool in the classroom?

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20+ Ways to Help Students Be Innovative | 21st ...

20+ Ways to Help Students Be Innovative | 21st ... | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Gust MEES's insight: Cultivating an innovative culture inside your classroom and enhancing your students inquiry-based approaches to learning is not an easy task particularly in the light of all the surrounding distraction coming from digital...
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Why We Can't Wait to Close the School Achievement Gap - Huffington Post

Why We Can't Wait to Close the School Achievement Gap - Huffington Post | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Why We Can't Wait to Close the School Achievement Gap Huffington Post The achievement gap also focuses on the gaps that exist among students from different socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds including English Language Learners and students with...
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Relevant to New Zealand?  How does it read and what are your thoughts given the announcement from the NZ government today...

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M-learning: The Learning Medium of the 21st Century

M-learning: The Learning Medium of the 21st Century | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
M-learning is gaining popularity among learners as a new and an effective learning tool of the 21st century.
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Getting people aware of this necessary shift!

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: ICE Wedne...

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: ICE Wedne... | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: ICE Wednesday Webinar - Teaching Above the Line on E-Learning-Inclusivo (Mashup) curated by juandoming (See it on Scoop.it, via E-Learning-Inclusivo (Mashup)

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A timely presentation - very useful.

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Student-led project brings education 'alive' - Huntsville Item

Student-led project brings education 'alive' - Huntsville Item | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Student-led project brings education 'alive' Huntsville Item Earlier in the semester, SHSU's education majors were challenged by their methods block instructor Tiffany Forester to apply what they had learned with the project-based learning...
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Don't be afraid to let students lead...imagine how much we can, and should, be learning from them.

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My Definition of Good Pedagogy Includes Technology | Learning ...

My Definition of Good Pedagogy Includes Technology | Learning ... | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
As an embracer of technology, not as a fancy, shiny new thing, but as a tool for learning when applicable, I feel that technology has a huge role in the 21st-Century classroom. Having said that, there are a lot of tools, programs, ...
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Can we, and should we as passionate educators, let teachers away with not using the technologies available to enhance teaching and learning?  This is a bit of a 'hobby horse' or 'soap box' for me.  If you're not using tech to improve what you do - using the SAMR model as a base - then you are doing a disservice to your students...and to yourself.

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Can teachers ever have a work-life balance? | t...

Can teachers ever have a work-life balance? | t... | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Teaching is stressful, but it's not unprofessional to have a life • Advice for NQTs and experienced teachers (Can teachers ever have a work-life balance?
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This has been making the rounds of social media today - including on my new FB page - The Innovative E - Everything eLearning in Education.  https://www.facebook.com/elearningbuzz14

How we achieve a work-life balance has always been a challenging question for me.  What do others do to try and achieve this?

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Why New Teachers Need Mentors

Why New Teachers Need Mentors | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
I'm 23, almost fresh out of graduate school when I move to Miami to teach American history at Palmer Trinity, an independent school in Palmetto Bay. I have no friends or family nearby, and I'm comple (Worth a read!
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on metacognition, pedagogy, and the language of teaching … | Big ...

on metacognition, pedagogy, and the language of teaching … | Big ... | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
I suppose that most people writing about teachers and learning would write about “pedagogy” because the orientation is about how teachers shape and/or influence the learning experience for students. ...
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Interesting reading.

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What works in education - Hattie's list of the greatest effects and why it matters

What works in education - Hattie's list of the greatest effects and why it matters | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
I have been a fan of John Hattie’s work ever since I encountered Visible Learning. Hattie has done the most exhaustive meta-analysis in education. Thanks to him, we can gauge not only the relative ...
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Play is the cornerstone of creative learning | ...

Play is the cornerstone of creative learning | ... | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Time spent playing fosters children's curiosity and social skills. But with playtime vanishing from the school agenda as they get older, are we stifling their development?
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What damage are we doing by removing the element of 'play' and exploration from teaching and learning?

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Integrating Modern Pedagogies of Teaching | digitalLEARNING Magazine

Integrating Modern Pedagogies of Teaching | digitalLEARNING Magazine | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Integrating Modern Pedagogies of Teaching | digitalLEARNING Magazine http://t.co/w34kEpUvDM
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What If You Don't Have a Long-term Goal? - Huffington Post

What If You Don't Have a Long-term Goal? - Huffington Post | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
What If You Don't Have a Long-term Goal?
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And as a researcher who studies media and social learning, and a mom of two children, I know how important it is to look beyond just academics when helping children develop skills for success.
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Striking a Balance: Digital Tools and Distraction in School | Edutopia

Striking a Balance: Digital Tools and Distraction in School | Edutopia | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
In a similar article, With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking in Class?, author Holly Korbey explores research around student study habits and talks to veteran teachers about their experiences with students ...
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4th Grade Dream Team: Partnership for 21st Century Skills

4th Grade Dream Team: Partnership for 21st Century Skills | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Partnership for 21st Century Skills ... This is my ninth year teaching fourth grade and 21st year working for Nixa Public Schools. In our eMINTS classroom community, we collaboratively succeed through technology-rich, ...
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The Innovative E - Everything ELearning in Education

The Innovative E - Everything ELearning in Education | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
I've created this page as a place to store and share tips, tricks and inspirational ideas for...
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Embracing Messy Learning

Embracing Messy Learning | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Learning is a messy process -- and authentic, project-based learning immerses us in unique parts of this mess.
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Paulo Freire's Critical Pedagogy | My English Pages

Paulo Freire's Critical Pedagogy | My English Pages | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Paulo Freire was an influential figure in theorizing about critical pedagogy. His influential work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, lays out the fundamental principles of critical pedagogy.
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Pedagogy of Misunderstanding | Reflecting Allowed

Pedagogy of Misunderstanding | Reflecting Allowed | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Dare I admit this? Some of the most interesting things I have done and ideas I have thought stemmed from misunderstandings! It is often considered good teaching to approach our subject matter wanting to figure out our ...
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Learning Curve: student perceptions have a huge impact on understanding - South China Morning Post

Learning Curve: student perceptions have a huge impact on understanding - South China Morning Post | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Learning Curve: student perceptions have a huge impact on understanding South China Morning Post The dimensions included motivation for language learning, language for learning science, vocabulary development, listening skills, peer support and...
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Switched on to learning - New Zealand Herald

Switched on to learning - New Zealand Herald | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Switched on to learning New Zealand Herald Peer into any classroom and you'll find students quietly working away on their netbooks, using Google docs to exchange information with their teachers, recording podcasts to add to their blogs or producing...
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Great article about innovation and meeting 21st Century Learners' needs.  Pt England School in Auckland is a fantastic example.  CHeck them out online.
http://www.ptengland.school.nz/ ;

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This Week's Featured Educational View:

This Week's Featured Educational View: | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
This week's featured Educational View is presented by: Annie Fox Author Character Educator Educational View: Why We Need To Be Teaching ED (Emotional Intelligence) Along with Academic (@docjohnreed @Annie_Fox Educational View:“Why We Need to...
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14 Web Tools For Teaching Without Student Login...

14 Web Tools For Teaching Without Student Login... | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
What happens when you or your students forget your online password? You should start using some of these web tools for teaching without student logins.
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Not only very useful, but VERY entertaining!

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

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20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning (Inquiry based teaching and learning #edchat http://t.co/4ErUl8riic)
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Really like this resource for keeping things on track in Inquiry teaching and learning. Excellent questions!

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Modular Seating: A Platform for Personal Development in Students?

Modular Seating: A Platform for Personal Development in Students? | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
When most people look at chairs and sofas, they see nothing more than a seat. Sure, they might take in the colours, the patterns, the texture, but their minds won't stretch too far beyond it being ...
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Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 S...

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 S... | 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
For decades, education reform has been focused on curriculum, assessment, instruction, and more recently standards, and data, with these efforts only bleeding over into how students think briefly, and by chance.
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