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Google Expands Role In Digital Education, Teams Up With edX To Build A YouTube For Free Online Courses | TechCrunch

Google Expands Role In Digital Education, Teams Up With edX To Build A YouTube For Free Online Courses | TechCrunch | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"Today, Google took another big step into the open courseware game, announcing a new partnership with edX — the Harvard and MIT-backed, non-profit organization that currently stands as one of the Big Three MOOC Providers, along with Udacity and Coursera. Together, the two companies plan to launch MOOC.org, a site that will allow teachers, businesses — and really anyone — to create their own digital course and share it with the world. As of now, the site is slated for launch in the first half of 2014....

 

"Certainly, Udacity, edX and Google seem hellbent on recalibrating the focus of higher education and learning content, focusing on content that will help students learn how to become part of a modern, and increasingly more technical, global workforce. Whether the increasing role of Google and other tech companies in the educational landscape will be welcomed by academia is one thing, however, at the very least, these two experiments could serve to boost the profile of MOOC-style education, particularly of edX itself. It also seems to indicate the increasing likelihood that, whoever should win the battle to become the world’s largest open course platform, Google will be there to lend a hand — and share a piece of the pie."

 

 

 


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This ia a good article on the educational trends with a MOOC teaching approach for 21st century learners.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 11, 2013 10:19 AM

The MOOC space is filled with constant activity.

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Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply | Edutopia

Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply | Edutopia | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Author and global ed advisor Homa Tavangar makes a case for why empathy is the most important back-to-school supply we can give our children.
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Given the current global level of indifference, teaching the concepts of empathy would be a good start for any 21st Century teaching and learning environments. 

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Teaching Is Not a Business | New York Times - Opinion

Teaching Is Not a Business | New York Times - Opinion | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Reformers misunderstand how central human relationships are to the educational process.
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The article provided by Dr. David Kirp is an interesting perspective if not dream world...Education is a business and as long as it is top heavy bureaucracy, disconnect administrators with lack of focused direction and purpose of the learning community,it will  always remain just that...a dream world.

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10 Good Habits to Develop an Innovative Mind | Hongkiat.com

10 Good Habits to Develop an Innovative Mind | Hongkiat.com | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

If I could sum it all up, creativity is really about being able to see associations when others couldn’t. Being innovative, on the other hand, is about coming up with something others have not thought of.


Whether is it inventing a new product or coming up with solutions to a problem, innovativeness requires creativity because one has to be capable of connecting abstract ideas and facts with existing scenarios before creating something unique and different.

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These habits can develop higher order thinking skills and creativity which can be modified and included into your teaching and learning environment.  

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 18, 7:03 PM

I think it is the same thing, but being curious and seeing the world through a prism of wonder is essential to innovating and creating. Small children do this and their world is a place of wonder, wonder filled, and wonderful.

 

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Google's Free LMS 'Classroom' Goes Live | THE Journal

Google's Free LMS 'Classroom' Goes Live | THE Journal | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Google's free learning management system, Google Classroom, is now in full release and is being made available today to all Apps for Education customers.
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Finally, a free 21st Century integrated teaching and learning environment for all Google educational stakeholders. I have been using different programs to work with Google. Now I have the Google education suite to with my authentic, in real time PBL/PrBL learning.

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Top tips for using neurology to improve elearning | Saffron Interactive

Top tips for using neurology to improve elearning | Saffron Interactive | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

As teachers and other learning professionals will often tell you, imparting information to students is one thing, but to get them to remember and then apply it is a whole different ball game. So how do we achieve this holy grail of learning? It all comes down to the way information is retrieved and processed.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s insight:

This is a good review on how to adjust the learning environment toward deeper learning. Although, I may not agree with certain strategies provided, overall objective is clear: Deeper Sustainable Learning.

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Assessment, grading and rigor: toward common sense and predictable outcomes on tests

Assessment, grading and rigor: toward common sense and predictable outcomes on tests | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The problem. schools have to meet standards, and local assessment should prepare kids to deal with the standards as tested by PARCC and SB. But the new tests are harder and more rigorously scored than most local tests. So, scores will have to be low. (Anyone following NAEP results has known this for years, alas.)

 

This seems to run headlong into a long tradition of grading whereby we do not want to punish kids with low grades (akin to the outrage over sharply-lower school scores on accountability measures this year).

 
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This is a good review of assessment, grading and rigor within your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

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Les Howard's curator insight, August 8, 7:43 AM

Very interesting discussion of Depth of Knowledge in article as well as interesting points about meeting standards.

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Samsung Smart Learning Centre Project in Thailand | Bangkok Post

Samsung Smart Learning Centre Project in Thailand | Bangkok Post | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Samsung is promoting its smart learning centre model in 40 schools nationwide in a drive to tap into business opportunities stemming from the military junta's smart classroom scheme.
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"As part of its education reforms, the government should not only focus on providing technology but also develop new teaching programs to encourage interactive, creative learning.

Furthermore, educational institutions also need to develop new learning processes, teaching skills and a new form of measurement matrix for students."

 

This is a good step forward for all Thai learners, but without training and support from the faculties and staff...

For complete article: link:http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/telecom/424646/samsung-gets-smart-with-schools-project. ;

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Pedagogy of Learning Design: Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence | InsyncTraining

Pedagogy of Learning Design: Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence | InsyncTraining | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
In this post we'll explore cognitive presence and roles we play on the critical inquiry path leading toward higher levels of learning.
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These are excellent teaching and training resources for learning leaders in the 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

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9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.
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These are excellent suggestions that can be adapted and modified to fit in your teaching and learning environment.

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Animaker - Make Animated Videos

Animaker - Make Animated Videos | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Animaker.com is a cloud-based do-it-yourself (#DIY) video making app that is bringing studio quality professional animation tools within reach of everyone.

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This program has many applications within the 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 25, 11:41 PM

Here is a new tool for making animations direct from the browser - no apps, no downloads, no cost. I have had a play and it looks pretty good!

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

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Fresh and updated professional development teaching and learning resources.

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Afelio Padilla's curator insight, August 14, 3:41 PM

Rescooped for Charles Voth. Try,alternatively, http://toolkit.aitsl.edu.au/category/professional-learning/

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Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, August 14, 4:51 PM
THe link worked for me. Sorry if you were having trouble Charles Voth, one notification is enough. Regards
Chris Carter's comment, August 14, 8:21 PM
Link works for me, too. Perhaps it was a digital hiccup.
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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | Mind/Shift

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students — or so it may seem to them at first.


Truth is, students who haven’t been taught the skills to conduct good research will invariably come up short.

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A step beyond this would involve students learning strategies integrated within the inquiry-based search applications.

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Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths | Edutopia

Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths | Edutopia | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
With delivery of instruction, one size does not fit all. John McCarthy launches his differentiated instruction series by busting three common myths about DI.
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This is a very good article and resources for differentiated instruction and resources for your 21st Century learning environments.

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The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning | Mind/Shift

The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning | Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
As education continues the march toward a student-driven, project-oriented approach that values intelligent solutions to open-ended problems, it won’t be sufficient to focus on the wonderful discoveries and authentic work that result from an inquiry-based system. Instead, a far more difficult issue will come to the fore: How will we know if inquiry-based learning is successful, and what non-standardized measures of achievement, like better attitude, apply?
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The article reviews a modified project/inquiry-based learning approach. After reading,it appears the author has never applied the the learning approach in actual 21st Century teaching and learning environment.  

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A Solution To The Cross Platform Classroom Problem | Edudemic

A Solution To The Cross Platform Classroom Problem | Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
BYOD? Blended learning environment? Devices of every shape, size, and type in your classroom? Jen Carey offers solutions for cross platform classrooms.
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This article brings out and defines many key elements on working with a multilevel, multi-platform 21st Century teaching and learning environments. I would always suggest keeping all options open and focused on the blended learning outcomes using technology as an  assistive learning tool.

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4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning | TeachThought

4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
4 Principles Of Student-Centered Learning

 

Like any phrase, “student-centered learning” is subjective and flexible–and only useful insofar as it ultimately supports the design of learning experiences for students.


For example, arguing for a “student-centered approach” to creating curriculum frameworks that center the authentic knowledge needs of each student makes sense, while creating a “student-centered” classroom that gives students little choice in content, voice in product, or a human necessity for creative expression does not. Student-centeredness uses an actual person as an audience, and designs learning experiences backwards from that point.

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A modified student center approach works best with Asian English language learners.

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10 Types of Learners in ELearning | LearnDash

10 Types of Learners in ELearning | LearnDash | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

While the information acts as a friendly reminder as to the possible perceptions of your training, I think the main takeaway from this graphic is that a person could actually be one (or a mix) of these descriptions on any given day.

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Anytime when integrated blended learning occurs, many "types" of learners will be within the teaching and learning environment. This is an ever changing dynamics for all stakeholders. 

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5 Ways To Spot Social Media Scams & Rogue Apps | MakeUseOf

5 Ways To Spot Social Media Scams & Rogue Apps | MakeUseOf | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Facebook is a huge target for the new generation of con artists, because there’s such a large user base who can be scammed without any face-to-face contact. Although you’ve taken precautions to secure your privacy on Facebook with our unofficial guide, falling for a trick is still possible, and the results can end in tears.


Even if you never encounter a scam that tries to steal money, by avoiding these plagues you’ll save at least time and headaches. Let’s take an ounce of prevention and diagnose how to spot and avoid these scam

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Thank you for sharing, I try to cover these common scams through social media awareness within my Business English class.

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Teachers say ‘flexible learning’ will help students achieve world class success | Charleston Daily Mail

Teachers say ‘flexible learning’ will help students achieve world class success | Charleston Daily Mail | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Kindergarten teacher Samantha Johnson, right, and her husband Jay, who took a day off from work to help, set up her classroom at newly constructed Edgewood Elementary School. “It’s like a dream come true,” Johnson said of the school. She said excited doesn’t begin to describe how she and the staff feel about the school. -


See more at: http://www.charlestondailymail.com/article/20140804/DM01/140809803/1300#sthash.pWjje3Mh.dpuf

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s insight:

THIS is the future of learning in the America. It follows a Finnish model, but is so exciting! this is the first step away from the 20 Century industrial model of teaching and learning.

 

This is a dream in America, for all 21st Century educational stakeholders...THIS is exciting glimpse of our future in education!  

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 6, 8:29 PM
Each student needs something that is their way of learning. Without substantial to the structure of School, we cannot provide flexible learning beyond a superficial process. @ivon_ehd1
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Tech Basics for Active, Collaborative Learning | Campus Technology

Tech Basics for Active, Collaborative Learning | Campus Technology | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Classrooms designed for active and collaborative learning are transforming the teaching and learning experience for students and faculty.
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"Even after the active and collaborative learning classroom is in place, faculty development and support can mean the difference between success and failure."


Several new "model"  21st Century teaching and learning environments within the brick and mortar institutions. 

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Edu-Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers/Students

Edu-Apps That Rise to the Top: Tested and Approved By Teachers/Students | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Educators from around the country share their favorite educational apps.
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This is a good start and some are fresh and newly designed for the 21st Century teaching and learning environments.I would add Zotero the bibliography section and under miscellaneous I would add Study Guides and Strategies to the mix.

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How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint | Edudemic

How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint | Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Helping students understand their digital footprint is an integral part of being a good digital citizen. Knowing that you leave behind a little trail of digital breadcrumbs as you conduct your digital life is useful  - and can even help you in some scenarios (like when you need to hunt down something you remember seeing online, but don’t remember exactly where…).


But what happens when you need to delete your digital footprint (or more likely, a part of your digital footprint)? Perhaps you made a few too many online faux-pas, or you’re finding too much of your personal information out there – a likely scenario for students who may not be well informed enough to not put their personal info into every site that asks!


The handy infographic (via) below looks at some ways you can begin to erase yourself from the internet’s memory…at least a little bit. Do you have any other tips and tricks? Weigh in by leaving a comment below, mentioning @Edudemic on Twitter or leaving your thoughts on our Facebook page.

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I have taught my student,"Think before you post" on social media. Some students made poor judgments and have lost scholarships, entrance to overseas universities and even jobs. This infographic may help them get a second chance. 

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Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience | Mind/Shift

Hands-On and Student-Centered: Subverting the Typical College Experience | Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A Canadian college is following the K-12 education trend towards more student-centered, hands-on, and interdisciplinary teaching.
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"The problem is that many colleges haven’t moved along the same progressive path and are still teaching students in large lectures courses that make little effort to connect the material to the lived experiences and passions of students."

 

"No longer are teachers solely responsible for a specific curriculum — the focus has shifted to skill sets like problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration — transferable skills useful no matter where a student ends up."

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How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe | Edudemic

How MOOCs Are Being Used In Europe | Edudemic | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The handy infographic below takes a look at how MOOCS are starting to bridge what is usually a gap between higher education and more practical education.

 

Realistically, whether you’re teaching language, science, or math, your students are still going to need at least some of these ‘practical’ technical skills during their working lifetime – along with some others that probably don’t even exist yet.

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MOOC's are all about access to integrated learning on a individual basis and developing an individual learning plan.

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Slatebox - Visualize Everything

Slatebox - Visualize Everything | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Slatebox helps you draw and share ideas very easily on "slates" that kids love to use. You can spend less time telling them how to use Slatebox and more time conveying the idea because it's so straightforward.

You can give new students logins with PINs instead of email. Plus, you'll see everything they do in real-time. You'll be able to assign new slates as homework based on templates you produce, and manage all of their work from a single portal.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s insight:

Excellent free classroom resource tool for your 21st Century teaching and learning environment.

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 29, 11:25 AM

I am really impressed with the possibilities in visual presentations. This is going far beyond your standard powerpoint.

Sonya Kew's curator insight, June 29, 4:28 PM

Simple to learn interface with quick and easy log in for students via pin.   Collaboration is always good.

Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 30, 2:48 PM

mind maps