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How Much Freedom Should A Teacher Have?

How Much Freedom Should A Teacher Have? | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
How Much Freedom Should A Teacher Have?
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Shouldn't the question be," How much freedom should a learner, teacher and administrator have"?  All stakeholders should have a say of what works and what doesn't work in the learning process.

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Jose Cabanas's curator insight, December 29, 2013 4:48 AM

In my opinion, this is the key concept, related teachers freedom ---> "You can’t only lecture if you aim to develop critical thinkers"

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What is Performance Assessment? - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark

What is Performance Assessment? - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Performance assessments are real-world scenarios that reflect the ambiguity of real-world challenges. They require higher-order thinking and problem solving. They are concluded with authentic performance.
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"Well constructed performance assessments and useful mastery tracking tools can create a high agency learning environments where students take responsibility for their own learning.  Sonny Magana, Marzano Research, said, “When students use technology to chart their progress toward target learning goals, it prompts them to take an active role in understanding the learning target, processing their current level of achievement, and planning action steps.”

 

The students develops an ILP, Individual Learning Plan, which can help map out the direction and choices in the 21st Century educational environment. 

 

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Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating | MindShift

Flip This: Bloom’s Taxonomy Should Start with Creating | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
One educator rethinks Bloom's Taxonomy because it gives the impression that there is a scarcity of creativity in students.
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This is a great idea and fits well with 21st century learners.

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▶ Hackschooling makes me happy: Logan LaPlante at TEDx University of Nevada

When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal. About TE...
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This is a very good presentation on "hacking" your education.

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Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | 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. This means that the focus of finite teacher and school resources are not on promoting thinking and understanding, but rather what kinds of things students are going to be thinking about and how they’ll prove they understand them.


Via Nik Peachey
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A good review on teaching approaches used in a 21st century teaching and learning  environment.

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Ibrahem Abdelghany's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:02 PM
the focus of finite teacher and school resources are not on promoting thinking and understanding, but rather what kinds of things students are going to be thinking about and how they’ll prove they understand them.
John R. Walkup's curator insight, January 12, 2014 2:25 PM

A good discussion of Bloom's Taxonomy that includes useful cautionary discussions about the potential misuse of digital technology. I especially liked the mention about improper strategies for teaching introverts, an issue that is often glossed over in our current zest for group activities.

Marcelo Triviño's curator insight, April 21, 2014 1:14 PM

Must read

 

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Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning

Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Moving Forward

Below are a few ways that I can imagine any teacher, regardless of grade level or content area, using interactive rubrics.

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"The whole thing sounds so ridiculously simple -- give students easy access to a resource that will help with a challenging skill. Not so groundbreaking, right? But sometimes it's the little things that can make a big difference with our students, and I hope this is one of those times."

 

What is more significant about the interactive rubrics is not will the assessment give the teacher feedback required for teaching and learning adjustment but would allow deeper learning to occur.

 

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MindShift’s Big Ideas of 2013: Focus on Learning

MindShift’s Big Ideas of 2013: Focus on Learning | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A look through the most popular MindShift posts this year reveals a strong interest in student-directed learning, inquiry-based approaches to teaching and the desire to help students learn how to learn in a changing world.
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This is a nice 2013 wrap up on key learning approaches that will continue moving forward in the 21st century learning environments.

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A Classroom Where No One Cheats | The Atlantic

A Classroom Where No One Cheats | The Atlantic | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A new book says it's possible—but only if teachers get their students to care about learning for learning's sake.

 

While I’d love to place the blame for this offense fully on my students’ shoulders, I can’t. My teaching methods and classroom habits are often as much to blame as their response to them.  If my teaching practices create an atmosphere in which students resort to cheating rather than rely on their own hard work and discovery, I’m doing something wrong.

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This article address assessment and cheating by providing interesting perspectives of the choices we make...as teachers and as learners. In Southeast Asia the pressure and culture to cheat is very strong..."achieve the best grades at all costs."

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Assessment vs. Accountability

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We need to begin to articulate our vision and our plan to put balance on the board.  At the very least, we need to have profound insight into what needs to be done locally and coalesce our communities around an educational agenda...one with standards and accountability and more and with children at its core. We believe we will be heard and, then, we must be ready. At least we hope that is what happens.

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This is an interesting article of double standards in education and the lack of "common sense" when it comes to assessment vs. accountability.

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How Will Students Perform? Depends on Teachers’ Expectations

How Will Students Perform? Depends on Teachers’ Expectations | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
How do expectations influence students' achievement? A look into research old and new that shows the role of teachers' expectations influences outcomes.
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I use the UbD which puts the learners expectations first in the learning and teaching model.  By incorporating the 7 ways teachers can change their expectations, it will provide good indicators on how to adjust the leaning environment of your learners.

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Samantha Hogan's curator insight, December 12, 2013 8:57 PM

This is so true! Our preconceived ideas can have such an impact on the children.  We need to be very careful, that we remain positive and try to be unbiased in the classroom.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:39 PM

This has always been the case, but it particularly pertinent to how studets will use technology as well. This will line up to your expectations - if you expect them to mess around with their iPads - they will. If you expect they will be engaged in learning and model this - they will. 

John Gougoulis's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:19 AM

It is a truism but teachers behaviours are infuenced by their expectations of students

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A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners

A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A Self-Directed Learning Model For 21st Century Learners

 

The above is the latest draft of our self-directed learning framework, version 1.1.

 

It is based, in spirit, of our Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model. It is intended to function as a guide for students–likely with the support and facilitation of teachers, parents, and mentors–to help students become expert learners.

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This is the updated inside-out school 21st century learning model that can be adapted to your learning environment.

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What Will Happen to MOOCs Now that Udacity Is Leaving Higher Ed? | Campus Technology

What Will Happen to MOOCs Now that Udacity Is Leaving Higher Ed? | Campus Technology | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Sebastian Thrun threw a wrench in the MOOC model by declaring that massive open online courses don't work for higher education. What's next for the online learning trend?
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"In a recently published Fast Company interview, Sebastian Thrun, co-founder of Udacity and one of the most-often quoted champions of the MOOC model, said that his company has "a lousy product" and revealed that he's planning to shift his enterprise's focus from higher education to corporate training."

 

This is a wait and see. The "shift to corporate training" is the leading factor for the change in direction.

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7 Skills To Become Super Smart | Super Scholar

7 Skills To Become Super Smart | Super Scholar | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
People aren't born smart. They become smart. And to become smart you need a well-defined set of skills. Here are some tips and resources for acquiring those
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This is an interesting article with links provided for additional resources to review.

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In an Era of Global Competition, What Exactly Are We Testing For? | MindShift

In an Era of Global Competition, What Exactly Are We Testing For?  | MindShift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"In this era of global competition, test scores are used as the primary benchmark to call out which countries will produce “successful” students. Knowing that American students are competing against a global pool of the best and brightest has led education leaders to focus more on how they score on international tests compared to students from other countries".

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Look at the qualities not measured by assessment...consider how these variables affect the learning environment. Consider the negative impact of a 21st century learner, teacher and administrator with learning assistive technology. Try to understand the "big picture" of the changing landscape of education and the social aspects of learning. "One size does not fit all" regardless of the learning environment and human social interaction will always be needed in the learning process.

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The Best Education Posts of 2013: The Edutopia Top 10 Deep Dive

The Best Education Posts of 2013: The Edutopia Top 10 Deep Dive | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Looking back on 2013, Edutopia has had a fantastic year. With more than 650 blog posts, 6700 comments and thousands of daily interactions with educators on our social media channels, w
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This is a good year end review of some of the best post by Edutopia.

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Surveys Synthesized: What Are Teachers’ Attitudes About Classroom Technology?

Surveys Synthesized: What Are Teachers’ Attitudes About Classroom Technology? | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This review of recent surveys highlights some of the benefits and obstacles of using different kinds of technology in the classroom, but it also raises some great questions that have yet to be explored with thorough surveys.
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This is review of current attitudes with teachers teaching with technology.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 23, 2013 11:10 PM

Where are we in this area?

Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 23, 2013 11:11 PM

Where is yoru program on thsi chart?

 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 2014 5:27 AM

This would be a great tool to begin discussions on professional learning for teachers using technology.

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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information.

 

That’s the premise of the Right Question Institute and a new book by its co-directors Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana. The book, Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions, documents a step-by-step process to help students formulate and prioritize questions about nearly everything.

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“We’ve been underestimating how well our kids can think.”


I agree. Students tend to "dumb down" when they come to class. The article provides a review the suggested teaching approaches.

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Edutopia

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Edutopia | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond.

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I would include metacognitive learning strategies within the list.

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Deeper Learning MOOC (DLMOOC)

Deeper Learning MOOC (DLMOOC) | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A free, flexible, nine-week online course that will allow you as an educator to learn about how deeper learning can be put into practice
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"You’ll get to learn from the leading lights in the Deeper Learning orbit – people like Larry Rosenstock who founded High Tech High; Ron Berger, the Chief Program Officer at Expeditionary Learning; Elliot Washor, Co-Director of Big Picture Learning; Bob Lenz, CEO of Envision Schools; Eduardo Briceño, CEO of Mindset Works; Camille Farrington, Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago; and more".


This would be a good short course to take for those who wish to develop a blended learning design environment.

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein

 

We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power. Our role as educators is to encourage learning experiences that increase the ability to recognize and listen to our inner voice.

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"Together we can build ways to enhance rather than undermine creative thinking. No app, nor piece of technology, can produce this. It grows from the hearts, hands and guidance of a caring community."


Dr. Carl Rogers and Dr. Stephen Krashen research the conditions of safe, trusting and low stress learning environments. Dr. Paul Torrance life's work with his bench mark study on creativity, provided the base for which creativity teaching and learning approaches are developed in the 21st century learning environments.

 

I provide this type of learning environment in my Thai university classroom every time I teach...I try to produce the excitement of learning something new, functional knowledge, that can be applied in the "real  world".

 

I do not spoon feed the Thai students knowledge for rote learning but engage them to think,think,think (apply problem solving and inquiry based learning) and to play,play,play, (apply metacognitive and integrated task / project based learning to reinforce the deeper knowledge  and confidence gained in the learning experiences (in a fun way).

 

I truly learn as much from my students as they do from the learning experiences.

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Vision Schools's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:51 AM

We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice."

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Classroom Flipping: Jump Over The Hurdles - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Classroom Flipping: Jump Over The Hurdles - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Flipped Classroom is successful only when instructions are moved from group learning space to individual learning space. Now what the hurdle here could be.
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The article is correct, not all students have internet access at home. In Thailand, almost every university student has a friend who has access to the internet (Mobile  phone) and of course campus has it. It comes down to time and resource management.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 16, 2013 7:46 PM

The hallmark of a flipped classroom is that it allows students to access the content independently of the teacher - but this creates responsibility for the student who may have never had this before. How do you foster independent learning and support students who, for whatever reason, do not access the content quickly or progress through as you would expect? 

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K-12 Breakthrough School Models from NGLC | Getting Smart by Megan Mead - blended learning

K-12 Breakthrough School Models from NGLC | Getting Smart by Megan Mead - blended learning | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This updated set of K-12 Breakthrough School Models profiles is an excellent resource and serves as motivation for all in the world of education.
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"Added to this round of profiles is also a new Key Features Guide that helps viewers quickly gain a sense of each grantee’s model, including: launch type (new, turnaround, redesign), the type of blended learning model, and the strengths of their model (project-based, Next-Gen Staffing, competency-based, social-emotional, etc").


Please review this article, it provides excellent teaching and learning approaches for the 21st century learners.

 
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Why BYOD Makes Sense: Thinking Beyond a Standardized 1:1

Why BYOD Makes Sense: Thinking Beyond a Standardized 1:1 | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
I was recently asked, "Why are you giving the teachers choice of a laptop? Why not just go all in with one device?" My answer, simply stated, is that homogenization of any tool is never a good idea i
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BYOD is the only way to go in Southeast Asia and the teacher has to adapt to the learning environment of the school.

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Stratgies for using technology effectively in the college classroom

Stratgies for using technology effectively in the college classroom | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

by Naa Amponsah Dodoo Ph.D. student, University of Florida 

 

Teaching with technology is in and it’s in to stay.

 

Most if not all educational institutions have jumped on the use of technology in the classroom bandwagon with a passion in an effort to ensure that they are keeping up with the trend of incorporating technology into the classroom. Universities also want to take advantage of the benefits that technology is thought to achieve both for the instructors and the students.

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This is a good review of "Teaching with Technology" and supplemental resources for the 21st century learning environment.

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Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond

Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Steven Johnson discusses where good ideas come from, and TeachThought offers takeaways for teachers.
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Innovation and creativity are key elements in motivation and learning.

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