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What should education look like today and how do we prepare our children for tomorrow
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The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter - The Globe and Mail

The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter - The Globe and Mail | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
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Why Teachers Say Practicing Mindfulness Is Transforming The Work

Why Teachers Say Practicing Mindfulness Is Transforming The Work | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
An evidence-based program teaches mindfulness to educators. Research suggests it can reduce their stress and improve their teaching.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Make a Copy of a Public Google Drive File

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Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better?

Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better? | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
Educators using Desmos, an online graphing calculator and activity builder tool, say it enables them to teach math through inquiry more easily.
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What happens when instead of suspensions, kids talk out their mistakes? - The Hechinger Report

What happens when instead of suspensions, kids talk out their mistakes? - The Hechinger Report | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
PITTSFIELD, N.H. — When freshman Hope Parent left her cellphone unattended at Pittsfield Middle High School, last year, her classmate Brandon Bojarsky saw his chance for a little fun.
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I think that to a large extent, this method might work as it is said in the article that those students who helped resolve this particular case were good listeners that provided their opinions in a way that is fair and does not provoke either party. The thing is that, they are thinking of allowing students to reflect on their mistakes and talk about it with their peers before the school leaders hand out the neccessary punishments. This would be a good way to handle students facing disciplinary actions in the long run but only if the student body is cooperative and actually regret what they did. Nonetheless, if this method is continually used and influences students after they've learnt their mistakes, they will also influence other students and in the long run, the whole student body would improve on their behaviour in and out of classes as they would have made it a point to think their intentions through before acting. Hence, i strongly believe that this method would be successful and further enhance a student's character.

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Two More Tools for Creating Educational Timelines in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two More Tools for Creating Educational Timelines in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
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50 Reasons to Embrace Google Classroom - Fractus Learning

50 Reasons to Embrace Google Classroom - Fractus Learning | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it

"But the most impactful positive force for teachers in applying Google Classroom and other ed-tech products has been their peers. The practicing teachers, who have become experts in applying technology and have become mentors for others, provide something valuable well beyond the tools… that is, practical advice, solutions to problems, and confidence. These teachers – these mentors – find solutions to real teaching problems and innovate new ways to do things using technology. More importantly, they share these solutions openly and always look for ways to improve."


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10 Ways to Improve Student Brainstorming | John Spencer

10 Ways to Improve Student Brainstorming | John Spencer | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
One of the key components of the design thinking cycle is the ideating phase. In this phase, students start by brainstorming, followed by analyzing the ideas, and then creating a plan.

On the surface, brainstorming should be easy. It should be the most fun of this entire process. And yet . . . sometimes it doesn’t work that well.

I’ve noticed that students often struggle with brainstorming. This is especially true at the beginning of the year, when students might shrug their shoulders and say, “I don’t have any ideas.” The truth is that they do have ideas. Great ideas. However, in many cases, students are afraid to share their thoughts in a brainstorm. It’s even more challenging when there are a few eager students who are jumping at the chance to brainstorm while others sit back and watch.

So, how do we fix that?

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10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius

10 reasons teachers do NOT use education technology - Daily Genius | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons teachers do not use education technology. It’s expensive. It’s hard to always find a reason to implement edtech into a particular lesson. That’s all true and valid, really.

But what are the other big reasons that teachers don’t use technology in the classroom? We did a little digging through surveys, social media, blogs, reports, and the Daily Genius community to uncover the top 10 reasons that edtech is getting passed over. The results might (or might not) surprise you.

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What can I give my students that they cannot find on their own?

What can I give my students that they cannot find on their own? | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
What can I give my students that they cannot find on their own?
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In this age of Google this question resonates!

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52 Ways to Make a Colleague’s Day: The Teach Kindness Project

52 Ways to Make a Colleague’s Day: The Teach Kindness Project | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
Blog post at Brilliant or Insane :
We are proud to share Brilliant or Insane senior writer Angela Stockman's new book, The Teach Kindness Project, with you today.
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What an amazing resource! Everyone loves to be appreciated. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Transforming Learning Through Student Content Creation

Free Technology for Teachers: Transforming Learning Through Student Content Creation | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it

Students must create. That’s my big epiphany this year. Learning is better, more fun, and more memorable when you make something that lasts.


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Having students create will help them with future endeavors. The collaboration and process that occurs when students work together for a common goal can change the way we think about lessons. Thank you Adam Schoebart for sharing your insight and experience with all of us so we can become creators! 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Transforming Learning Through Student Content Creation

Free Technology for Teachers: Transforming Learning Through Student Content Creation | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it

"Inspired by ideas like project based learning and #20Time, I decided to take a stand against “Google-able questions.” Instead of students only finding information and curating content, they needed to create the learning for themselves. Our students live in a world of Web 2.0, social media, and content creation, and I needed to bring this into their learning.

And together, we did. Halfway through this school year, I explained that we will no longer produce work that is forgettable and can be left in a backpack. Instead, we will create content that we can be proud of, will remember, and will help each other learn."


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18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing

18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
The tech team in Littleton, Colorado is trying to build self-sufficiency in students by compiling digital tools for reading and writing that students can choose
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5 Accessibility Features Every Learner Should Know

5 Accessibility Features Every Learner Should Know | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
On the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) this week (May 19th), I created an infographic using Piktochart to highlight some of the iOS accessibility features that can benefit a wide range of diverse learners, not just those who...
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What is 21st century education?

Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the "3 R's" and foster 21st century skills. Skills lik
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60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom

60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
60 Smarter Ways To Use Google Classroom
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic clarifies some of the habits highly-effective educators who utilize learning technologies might possess.

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5 ways to truly create a culture of innovation in your school - Daily Genius

5 ways to truly create a culture of innovation in your school - Daily Genius | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
Bringing a culture of innovation to your class.
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3 Ways to Cultivate a Growth Mindset - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman

3 Ways to Cultivate a Growth Mindset - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s best-selling book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, started a revolution in most of the schools that I work in this year, and for good reason: her findings are inspiring teachers and students and parents alike to rethink what it means to be a successful learner and what dispositions we must cultivate in order to make that vision a reality.

This a complex study, and reflecting as we read brings interesting considerations to the surface. For instance, how can we stop perseverating on performance in order to cultivate a growth mindset?

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 8, 2015 2:47 AM

Nog een bron die duidelijk stelt dat lerenden beter presteren als we (hoge en haalbare) verwachtingen blijven stellen. Blijven reiken, ongeacht de leercontext. Zo lang de doelen die we (samen) stellen binnen bereik zijn, zullen leerlingen blijven groeien.

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Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique | eSkills | Growth Mindset

Changing the Mindset of Education: Every Learner is Unique | eSkills | Growth Mindset | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
Stanford researcher Carol Dweck, in studying motivation and perseverance, found that children can be separated into two categories: those with a fixed mindset believe that their successes are a result of their innate talent or smarts; and those with a growth mindset believe that their successes are a result of hard work.

 

Children with a growth mindset see intelligence as something that can be cultivated: the more learning they do, the smarter they become. Those with a fixed mindset see themselves as either smart or not smart and believe that their intelligence cannot grow; no matter how hard they work. When children with fixed mindsets fail, they feel trapped and start thinking that they must not be as talented or smart as their peers.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=carol+dweck

 


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Thae Noe San's curator insight, March 24, 9:58 AM

After reading the article, I strongly agreed with the author on most of her points. When she mentioned about fixed mindset and growth mindset of the children, it can trace back to what is actually happening in this point of time. About how children with fixed mindset find their sucess as talent or luck, and how children with growth mindset believe that their sucess are a result of hard work and feel that intelligence as something that can be cultivated. However that is not something that can be changed as we, children, all has an induvidual strength and wekness, thus I do not foresee things to be of much different in the future. Like in research, "different learners' networks may differ, in accordance with the person’s neuropsychological strengths and predispositions". These things can effect students directly as their own mindset can result in his/her success in life. But, this is not the end as there is always a solution to every problem. That is the reason why there is a change in the education system, and the adults feel that it is definitely a time for a mindset change in our educational systems – to a growth mindset. Due to the hardwork of people working on a better change for the educational system, the future generations will clearly taste the fruit of their success - education with grwoth mindset. Although they are already working on it now, it is always not imediate to see the result. Maybe a few, but not throughout the world yet. Despite the experiments and goal that they have in mind, it may not be 100% that they will achieve, it might not be fool proof. Changing a mindset of a human being is difficult especially when it differs in the way they are being brought up and the surroundings which they grow up in. Yes, schools are trying to put as many subjects so that students have a better understanding of the subjects that they are strong in. But not all the sudents can agree on these ideas as they might find it "unneccesary". Still, you will never know until you try it.

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Does every teacher have these questions?

Does every teacher have these questions? | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
Does every teacher have these questions? Perhaps, not. Yet, I hope you will find these questions worth answering, too.
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Reflection is a part of practice, reflect on your practice maybe these questions can guide you. 

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15 Characteristics of a 21st century teacher

15 Characteristics of a 21st century teacher | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
15 characteristics of a 21st century teacher.
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The difference between fixed and growth mindsets - Daily Genius

The difference between fixed and growth mindsets - Daily Genius | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
Should you praise students or encourage hard work?
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LOVE the book Mindset. A book all educators should read. The way you think about learning can affect your learning. Teaching positive mindset is definitely something we need to weave into our practice. 

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Edtech Conferences You Need To Know (EdSurge News)

Edtech Conferences You Need To Know (EdSurge News) | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
The education world—and the edtech community—have plenty of conferences. At EdSurge, we love to attend them, write about them and share upcoming events on our site here. Now in consultation with other conference-trotting stars, we've pulled together a list of the leading 40 or so convenin
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Not everything but a good portion of the edtech conferences out there. Don't forget to check the comments for additional conferences. 

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5 Excellent YouTube Channels for Science Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent YouTube Channels for Science Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st century learning and education | Scoop.it
In response to some requests asking about online  science video sources, we have compiled here some of the best YouTube channels we uncovered from our archive. The channels feature a treasure trove of educational videos covering various scientific phenomena. The content is student friendly and you will definitely find things to incorporate in your classroom teaching.

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