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How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About

How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Survey Results: Today's Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning. Over the last month or

Via Susan Bainbridge
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This article provides some key perspectives with lifelong learning.

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Interesting results of a survey - tech aware teachers explain what t

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education and technology - where the two meet and agree...

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Collaborative learning, Inquiry-based projects, using social media and leveraging portable devices is going to be key to the future of edtech in this country.

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Gooru | Sign up, Sign in

Gooru | Sign up, Sign in | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Gooru provides millions of free educational K-12 resources. Teachers can access and organize collections, build quizzes, and assign to students. Gooru is a non-profit organization.
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Gooru is free teaching and learning shared collaborated resources and is no longer in beta.

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Lessening School Assessment Stress | District Administration

Lessening School Assessment Stress | District Administration | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

..."Because such complex thinking skills can’t be measured by traditionalstandardized tests, educators nationwide are turning to new ideas like “stealth assessments” hidden in video games and student roundtables that work like college dissertation defenses".

 

“The problem is traditional standardized paper-and-pencil tests measure a very narrow slice of what we want students to know and be able to do,” says Dan French, executive director of the Center for Collaborative Education".

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The article reviews new developing experimental assessment approaches to assist in authentic learning. 

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135 Self-Education Resources For Lifelong Learners | Thinking Humanity

135 Self-Education Resources For Lifelong Learners | Thinking Humanity | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Self-education and the embrace of lifelong learning is becoming a critical mindset to navigate our rapidly changing world. Lifelong learning can be a catalyst for earning more money in your career and it can be a gateway to self-employment. Fortunately, the Internet has made it easier than ever to find the right resources to spark your curiosity and learn what you need to know. In this post, I have compiled some of the most useful self-education resources that I've found online. You will find online courses and tools to master new skills, learn languages, find classic books, broaden your mind and interact with other lifelong learners.
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These are great resources for lifelong learning adults. The resources provided could help in the development of your individual learning plan. 

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Two Case Studies: How Connected Educators Can Transform Schools | Mind/Shift

Two Case Studies: How Connected Educators Can Transform Schools | Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Two examples of how connected educators can make a huge difference in schools.
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“Our teachers want to learn and try new technologies, but if they try something and it blows up in their faces no one is going to be upset.”


“The process of learning and the explanation of knowing and wondering and noticing is the material, the form that we’re interested in,” Butler said.


The approaches provided within the article can be adapted and modified to your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.

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The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology | TeachThought

The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology | TeachThought | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

 

The takeaway for this kind of durability? More than likely, the pencil metaphor persists because of the simultaneous overlap and juxtaposition of pencils, education, and technology. (It’s a neat party trick.) There was also a bit of thinking that went into this–Ferrules? And everyone loves familiar and iconic symbolism.

 
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This infographic helps define common perspectives that may be found within you learning community.

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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, 4:03 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, 4:43 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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How To Create Stunning Flowcharts With Microsoft Word | Make UseOf

How To Create Stunning Flowcharts With Microsoft Word | Make UseOf | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Again, it need not be a technical exercise. Use them with imagination, and you can simplify both your work or life with flowcharts. If they are so useful, why not try out a few flowcharts with one of the easiest tools on hand – Microsoft Word. Let’s walk through the different ways we can create flowcharts with MS Word…together.

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This is a good resource review in developing flow charts with MS Word. There are so many additional resources that are available and will not take as much time to create flow charts or mind maps, so always keep your options open.

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100+ Articles, Videos and Classroom Management Resources | Edutopia

100+ Articles, Videos and Classroom Management Resources | Edutopia | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Learn strategies for building positive, compassionate classroom communities that engage learners, and find and exchange tips for coping with disruptive behaviors and managing distraction.

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They have 100+ articles, videos, and classroom-management resources all in one easy place for your teaching and learning environments.

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There's no app for good teaching | TED

There's no app for good teaching | TED | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
8 solid, actionable tips for using tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.
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"These 8 touchstones — based on research and backed by good common sense and teacher know-how — will outlast any technology life cycle".

 

All the touchstones can be modified and adapted to fit your teaching and learning environment.

 
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Paula Skromov's curator insight, September 8, 4:14 PM

teaching is about living 

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7 Things You Should Never Say When Brainstorming | Fast Company

7 Things You Should Never Say When Brainstorming | Fast Company | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
If you don't want to slam the brakes on your next brainstorming session, avoid these idea-killing phrases.
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Brainstorming is an important part of a deeper learning and creativity process. Development of inquiry, project and problem based learning all requires brainstorming to be applied in a safe group / team building environment.

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Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning | Edutopia

Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning | Edutopia | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.
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Need more reasons to try out PBL? Check out this video on the 5 core elements of successful PBL:http://edut.to/1u6NEnk.


Modified PBL can be very successful when used in a multilevel ELL classroom teaching and learning environment.

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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

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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, 5:29 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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